Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | James Faulkner {Gen 1}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

James Faulkner was born to William and Mary on February 18th 1731, according to the Bull Family Book*. This date has not been proved. It is said he was born in Wallkill, Ulster Co, New York.

James married Catherine Bull, daughter of William Bull and Sarah Wells.

To them were born seven children (all town of New Windsor):

  • William Bull Faulkner b. 1758
  • Sarah Faulkner b. 1768
  • Joseph Faulkner M.D. b. 1770
  • Mary Faulkner b. 1773 d. 1859 - spinster
  • Catherine Faulkner b. 1781 d. 1833 - spinster
  • Martha Faulkner b. 1784 d. 1834 - spinster
  • Male Child b. 1786 d. 1795
From the Bull Book*: "James Faulkner resided in Little Britain, New Windsor Precinct, where he served as road commissioner in 1772, and as assessor in 1778-80. On 25 Oct 1775, he was commissioned 1st Lieut. on Capt. Wm Telford's Co, 2nd Regt. Ulster Co Militia under Col James McClaghry, and served throughout the Revolution. Little more is known about him."

James Faulkner died 5 Sep 1806. He is buried in the Goodwill Presbyterian Churchyard in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

*The history and genealogy of the William Bull and Sarah Wells family of Orange County, New York : the first six generations in America and Canada - McWhorter, Emma

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