Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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

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

Samuel Faulkner was born to William and Mary in 1739/40, based on his grave marker. This date has not been proved. Presumed to have been born in Wallkill, Ulster Co, New York.

Samuel married Elizabeth Wilkin OR Helen Murray. Or both. See Finding Faulkner, parts 7, 8 and 9 for further information.

Samuel Faulkner's children include:

  • Female 1 Faulkner b. 1763 d. UNK
  • Female 2 Faulkner b. 1767 d. UNK
  • David Faulkner b. 1769 d. bef 1860 - bachelor
  • Robert Faulkner b. 1776
  • Mary Faulkner b. 1778
  • Col James Faulkner b. 1779
  • John M Faulkner b. 1782
  • Margaret Jane Faulkner b. 1783
According to land records, Samuel owned a sawmill and the Scotchtown Meetinghouse was located on a corner of his property. The History of Orange County records that Samuel was an elder of the Union Church at New Shawangunk.

Samuel Faulkner died 2 Apr 1811. He is buried in the Bloomingburg Rural Cemetery in Orange Co, New York

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