Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Matthew Faulkner {Gen 3}

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

Matthew Faulkner (William, James, William) was born between 1773 and 1778 in Middletown New York to William Bull Faulkner and his first wife, name UNK.

Matthew married Isabelle(a) Robinson sometime before 1816.

Children born to this union include:

  • James Faulkner b. abt 1816 d. 27 Nov 1896 m. 1st Harriet Greer 2nd Rebecca Jane Tucker
  • Eleanor Faulkner b. abt 1818 d. UNK "went South" *
  • William Faulkner b. abt 1820 d. UNK "went South" *
  • Asai or Levi Faulkner b. abt 1821 d. UNK "went South" *
  • John Faulkner b. abt 1823 d. UNK "went South" *

Matthew Faulkner, it is recorded, died November 19th 1857. His wife Isabelle is recorded as died November 19th 1856. They are both said to be buried in Middletown New York. 

*According to family lore a family feud broke out because one of Matthew's sons (James?) married a Catholic so all but James went south.

According to family tradition, Matthew hired some Indians to do a piece work, agreeing to pay them with all the whisky they could carry in a basket. The Indians soaked and treated the basket making it watertight.

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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