Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Col William Faulkner {Gen 1}

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

Col William Faulkner, Jr was born to William and Mary 27 Aug 1746, according to the Goodwill Memorial book. Actually, the author did not want to assign William and Mary as Col William's parents, but I feel confident in doing so after concluding my own research. I have amassed a great deal of evidence supporting this, and plan, at some time in the future, to do a more in depth study of the Colonel. William was born in Wallkill, Ulster Co, New York and was the youngest son of William And Mary Faulkner.

William married Jane Rogers on the 1st of June 1779, at the Goodwill Presbyterian Church in Montgomery.

To them were born seven children, two sons and five daughters, (all Town of Wallkill):

  • Esther Faulkner b. 1780
  • Susan Faulkner b. 1782 
  • Priscilla Faulkner b. 1782 b. 1791
  • William J Faulkner b. 1784
  • Jane Faulkner b. 1786 d. UNK - spinster
  • Martha Faulkner b. 1788 d. 1859 - spinster
  • Thomas E Faulkner b. 1790
From An Outline History of Orange Co by Saml. Eager: "During the war of the Revolution this town was patriotic and nobly bore her share in public duty. Col. William Faulkner - then a captain - was in the service at the taking of Fort Montgomery by the English, and received a bayonet wound in the side, which afflicted him more or less through life, though he lived to be an old man. He was brave, fearless and a true patriot."

Col William Faulkner Jr died 31 Dec 1831 at the age of 86. He is buried at the Goodwill Presbyterian Churchyard in Montgomery, Orange Co, New York.

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