Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Priscilla Faulkner {Gen 2}

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

Priscilla Faulkner (William, William) was covered in the post on her husband Dr. Joseph Faulkner (James, William). However in doing a bit more research I can share some additional information here.

Priscilla Faulkner (William, William) was born to Colonel William Faulkner Jr and Jane Rogers, his wife. Born about 1790 in Wallkill, then Ulster Co, New York, she was the seventh child and fifth daughter born to the family.

Information is sketchy, from what I could find in the census records paired with the information from the Bull Book and the occasional will or death certificate, here's what I know:

Priscilla Faulkner married her first cousin Dr. Joseph Faulkner, most likely in Wallkill, Orange Co, New York. Most likely about 1808 or 1809. No records have been found to prove this date.

Children of this marriage include:

  • Thomas Faulkner b. UNK m. 9 Apr 1828 to Susan Van Voorhis (per Bull Book). Thomas was said to be a Colonel in the Civil War.
  • William S Faulkner b. about 1811 d. 5 Nov 1876 (per Bull Book). William was said to be a professor at the Academy at Dundaff, PA
  • Mary Ann Faulkner b. UNK m. 7 Feb 1828 to Hiram Walsh (per Bull Book)
  • Cassandra Faulkner b. about 1812 taught school near Dundaff, PA as an adult (per Bull Book)
  • Clarissa Faulkner b. 1812 per census records. d. Apr 1903 per her will.
  • James Bull Faulkner b. 28 Jun 1824 d. 18 Nov 1901 m. 4 Mar 1851 to Susan Murdock
  • Catherine Jane Faulkner b. about 1826 m. John W Wells
  • Martha Faulkner b. 4 Jul 1827 d. 9 Mar 1906 m. Franklyn Coleman (per Bull Book)
  • Phinney Faulkner b. 1829 d. 18 Apr 1857 of Yellow Fever (per Bull Book) Presbyterian minister.
  • John Faulkner b. about 1835 per census records

Priscilla was listed as a widow on the 1860 U S census, that is the final census on which she appears.

Priscilla died 10 Sep 1868 per the Bull Book. 

Additional information on Joseph Faulkner: "He was a partner with his brother-in-law and cousin in a flour mill in Orange Co. [New York] Having signed a bond, said to be $22,000, for his partner who subsequently disappeared, he had to pay the amount which ruined him financially. As his son William and two daughters were already teaching in Dundaff, PA, 6 miles from Carbondale, Dr Faulkner moved there and practiced as a physician from 1829 to 1843. His wife [Priscilla] was residing in Dundaff, PA in 1847 according to her father's pension record." - per Bull Book

Anyone with additional information on this family is encouraged to contact me - I'd love to collaborate with anyone related to or researching them.

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