Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Robert Nelson Faulkner {Gen 3}

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

Robert Nelson Faulkner (Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Ontario Co, New York, January 20th 1822 to parents Robert Faulkner and his wife Sally Ann.

Robert 'Nelson' married (1) Julia Ann King (b. 1831 d. 1890) on September 26th 1847 in Wabash Co, Indiana. He married (2) Mary J Johnson (b. UNK d. UNK) on October 22nd 1891 in Indiana.

Children born to Robert 'Nelson' and Julia Faulkner include:
  • Barbara Ann Faulkner b. 8 Mar 1849 d. 16 Oct 1918 m. Jeremiah R Hoagland
  • John Wesley Faulkner b. 7 Sep 1850 d. 27 Dec 1936 m. Alice Victoria Norris
  • Rachel Faulkner b. abt 1854 d. bef 1890 m. John O Kegg
  • Isaac Newton Faulkner b. 1856 d. 9 Feb 1912
  • Louisa Faulkner b. 23 Jun 1857 d. 17 Jan 1940 m. William J Klingel
  • Hannah M Faulkner b.  25 Nov 1863 d. 9 Dec 1919 m. William W Munson

Robert 'Nelson' was a farmer who sometimes went by 'Robert', sometimes by 'R N' and most often by 'Nelson'. He was hard to find in the US census schedules due to the fact that the enumerators really butchered his surname! He may have fought in the Civil War - his brother did - but I have not discovered anything conclusive yet.

Robert Nelson Faulkner died July 4th 1892 and is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton Twp, Kosciusko County IN. Julia Ann King Faulkner died June 1st 1890 and is buried with her husband. To date no further information has been found on wife #2, whom Robert married just 8 months prior to his death.

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