Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | George Washington Faulkner {Gen 3}

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

George Washington Faulkner (Robert, Samuel, William) was born in New York, (either Orange Co, Ontario Co, or somewhere in between) December 12th 1814 to parents Robert Faulkner and his wife Sally Ann.

George married Harriet P Smith (born Aug 22, 1819 in New York) on July 3rd 1841 in Porter Co, Indiana.

The couple had 7 children: (born in Indiana and Wisconsin)

  • Clarence W Faulkner b. 25 Mar 1842 d. 25 Mar 1926 m. (1)Alice Sullivan (2)Ella A Stebbins (3)Lovina Lansing
  • Catherine M Faulkner b. abt 1844 d. 1874 m. Charles M Baker no issue
  • Rodolphus Nelson Faulkner b. 14 May 1847 d. 20 May 1933 m. Addie Whitcomb 
  • Emery George Faulkner b. 29 Dec 1849 d. 2 Jul 1916 m. Marion B Johnson no issue
  • Ensley Faulkner b. 4 Mar 1853 d. 18 Aug 1890 m. Christina Elizabeth Nehm
  • Joanna G Faulkner b. 1855 d. 24 Jul 1940 m. (1)James G B Atwood (2)Clayton Wiley no issue
  • Elizabeth A Faulkner b. 29 Mar 1860 d. 16 Sep 1949 m. (1)Franklin J Pierce (2)J Nelson Yakes (3)George W Lincoln no issue

George was a wagon maker and the family traveled between Porter Co, Indiana, Baraboo, Wisconsin and Oceana Co, Michigan. Sometime after 1870 and before 1880 George and Harriet divorced.

George Washington Faulkner died October 2nd 1897 in Pentwater, Oceana Co, MI. Harriet P Smith Faulkner died February 22nd 1913 in Los Angeles, CA. G W Faulkner is buried in Pentwater Township Cemetery, Pentwater MI and Harriet Smith Faulkner is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale CA

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