Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | John Wesley Faulkner {Gen 4}

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

John Wesley Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Monroe Twp, Kosciusko Co, Indiana September 7th 1850, to parents Robert Nelson Faulkner and Julia Ann King.

John W married Alice V Norris September 2nd 1874 in Kosciusko Co, Indiana.

The couple had five children: all born Kosciusko Co, IN

  • Lillie M Faulkner b. 28 May 1876 d. 29 Apr 1955 m. George Campbell no issue
  • Lura Olive Faulkner b. 30 Jul 1877 d. 2 Oct 1964 m. James R Winsley
  • Lulu Addie Faulkner b. 1 Aug 1879 d. 6 Sep 1905 m. George W Winsley
  • Loyal Clyde Faulkner b. 5 Aug 1883 d. 28 May 1968 m. Eva M Headlee
  • Lyman Mark Faulkner b. 16 Aug 1885 d. 19 Jan 1959 m. Fannie F Clover

John W Faulkner was a farmer in Kosciusko Co, Indiana his whole life. From "A standard history of Kosciusko County, Indiana" by Lemuel W. Royse: "John W. Faulkner. One of the enterprising and progressive men who are principally engaged in agricultural pursuits in Kosciusko County, John W. Faulkner brought to his calling excellent judgment and good business methods, and his labors have been crowned with success. He owns a good and well managed farm of 160 acres in Monroe Township, 3 1/2 miles south of Pierceton on rural route No. 2. 
  Mr. Faulkner was born in this township September 7, 1850, son of Nelson and Julia A. (King) Faulkner. His father was born in New York State and his mother in Ohio. Nelson Faulkner came to Indiana at the age of twenty-one, and became a resident of Kosciusko County. The King family came to the state in pioneer times and first located at Kendallville, and afterwards moved to Noble County, where they died. Nelson Faulkner and wife had six children, four of whom are still living: Barbara, wife of Mr. Hoagland, of Warsaw; John W; Louisa, wife of William Klingle; Hannah, wife of William Mounson; Rachel, who married John Kegg, and is now deceased; and Isaac N., deceased. 
  John W. Faulkner spent his early days on the old farm in Monroe Township, was educated in the common schools, and lived at home until his parents moved to Pierceton. On September 2, 1874, he married Miss Alice V. Norris.
  Mrs. Faulkner was born in Wabash County, Indiana, December 9, 1854, but was brought to Kosciusko County as a child by her parents, who located in Monroe Township. Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner have the following children living: Lilly M., wife of George W. Campbell; Lura 0., wife of James R. Winsley; Lula A., wife of George W. Winsley; Loyal C, who married Eva M. Headlee and lives on an adjoining farm ; and Lyman M., who married Fannie F. Clover and is a farmer in Monroe Township.
  The family are members of the Christian Church and Mr Faulkner is a Republican."

John W Faulkner died suddenly on December 27th 1936 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 86 years old. John is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Kosciusko Co, IN.

Alice V Norris Faulkner died November 1st 1941. She was 86 years old. She is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery alongside her husband.

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