Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Harrison Horton Faulkner {Gen 3}

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

Harrison Horton Faulkner (Robert, Samuel, William) was born in New York, (either Orange Co, Ontario Co, or somewhere in between) August 3rd 1814 to parents Robert Faulkner and his wife Sally Ann.

Harrison married (1) Susannah Prentiss (b. 1821 d. 1854) on August 29th 1841 in New York. He married (2) Mary Root (b. UNK d. UNK) on March 23rd 1856 in Indiana. He married (3) Lavina Akerly (b. 1836 d. UNK) February 27th 1867 in Michigan.

Children with (1) Susannah Prentiss: (all born New York)
  • Lydia A Faulkner b. 30 Oct 1844 d. 24 Sep 1901 m. Fernando Kinney
  • Mary Jane Faulkner b. 30 Mar 1847 d. 30 Nov 1904 m. John Masser
  • Charles Edwin Faulkner b. 27 Oct 1851 d. 29 Aug 1910 m. Mary Poe

Children with (2) Mary Root: (all born Michigan)
  • Harrison H Faulkner, Jr b. 1 Feb 1858 d. 1 Sep 1890
  • Lucinda L Faulkner b. 1 Jul 1861 d. 11 May 1919 m. Henry Young
  • William N Faulkner b. 1865 d. 11 Sep 1867

Children with (3) Lavina Akerly: (all born Michigan)
  • George W Faulkner b. Sep 1869 d. 1940 m. (1)Vinie Reist (2)Anna Boom
  • Nancy A Faulkner b. 15 Apr 1872 d. bef 1880

Harrison was a farmer and a stone mason. He may have met his second wife in Indiana while visiting his father. He left Wayne County, New York sometime after 1850 and was residing in Cass County, Michigan by 1867.

Harrison Horton Faulkner died August 7th 1891 and is buried in Eden Twp, Mason Co, Michigan. Susannah Prentiss Faulkner died October 3rd 1854 in New York and is buried in Ridge Chapel Cemetery in Wayne Co, New York. It is unknown when or where Mary Root Faulkner and Lavina Akerly Faulkner died or are buried. 

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