James Faulkner (1805?-1855?) was born in Ireland and shows up in Lincoln County Tennessee in 1830.  His wife, Sarah Mooney (1806?-1875?) was born in Ireland and is living with her sister in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1830.  They had seven children, all born in Tennessee, the first in 1834.  Robert Copeland Faulkner (2/15/1848- 5/31/1928.)  In 1849, they followed Sarah’s sister, Jane Barber and her family to Bastrop, Texas where they ranched and raised cattle.

Robert Copeland Faulkner married Sara Eta Carrol (1858-6/1881) in 1873 and had four children.  Robert Thomas Faulkner (12/29/1875-8/22/1937.)  After her death, he married the widow of his brother Neal, Elizabeth Jane Ryan (10/5/1859-3/20/1946), and had one child in 1899.  Robert Copeland Faulkner and family moved to Scurry County, Texas around 1885 and lived there until 1900 when they relocated to Eddy County, New Mexico, ranching just south of Carlsbad Caverns.  Later the family moved to Hot Springs, New Mexico (renamed Truth or Consequences) where the family continued to ranch cattle.

Robert Thomas Faulkner took his wife and family to Dayton, New Mexico where he ran a saloon.  He had to leave Dayton after his trial and acquittal for killing his best friend in a drunken card game. In 1905 he moved to Hope, New Mexico where he was a sheep shearer.  Neil Douglas Faulkner (8/5/1910-8/7/1986) was born in Hope, New Mexico. Sometime around 1915, the family moved to Taft, California where he worked in the newly discovered oil fields.

In 1923, Neil Douglas Faulkner and family moved sequentially to Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and eventually Long Beach.  Neil spent his formative years in Huntington Beach on 5th Street and PCH and went to Huntington Beach High School through his Sophomore year and lived at the beach.  He married in 1938 to Ramona Marshall and had two sons.  Robert Thomas Faulkner (12/3/1947) was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, lived briefly on Signal Hill and moved to Cardiff-by-the-Sea in 1955.  Robert Thomas Faulkner graduated from UC Irvine in 1969 and married Joan Teresa Schwarze (1/3/1951) in 1982.  They have two sons, Neil and Kyle Faulkner

Neil Douglas Faulkner (7/11/1986) has a son, Waylon Robert Faulkner (12/1/2019,) and currently lives in San Pedro, CA. He is an artist and has his own Tattoo Shop. Kyle Faulkner (3/19/1991) lives in Marina del Rey and is self-employed in real estate development.

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