William Faulkner

Male 1816 - 1892  (75 years)


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  • Name William Faulkner  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
    Born 4 Jul 1816  Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 11, 18, 24, 27
    34 Age: 34; Blacksmith Occupation: Blacksmith; Industry: Miscellaneous Repair Services 
    Residence 1860  Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 18, 24, 27
    42 Age: 42; Farmer Occupation: Farmer; PersonalEstateValue: 1244; RealEstateValue: 2000 
    Residence 1870  Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 12, 14, 18, 19, 24, 27
    57 Age: 57; FatherForeignBirth: Yes; MaleCitizenOverTwentyone: Yes; PersonalEstateValue: 2000; RealEstateValue: 3000; Farmer Occupation: Farmer 
    Residence 1880  Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    60 Age: 60; Farmer Occupation: Farmer; EnumerationDistrict: 122; Widower MaritalStatus: Widower; Self RelationToHead: Head 
    Residence 1891  Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 1892  Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27
    Buried Belleville, Lincoln County, Tennessee, United Stat  [1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27
    Person ID I15833  My Family
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father William Faulkner,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 1823  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Faulkner,   b. 1790, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1862, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F9904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Mother Martha,   b. 1790, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F9942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Mother Martha,   b. 1790, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha Adaline McGee,   b. Feb 1857, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1933  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1881  Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 30
    Children 
     1. Lavinia A Faulkner,   b. 18 Feb 1887, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1946, Marshall, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Arthur Faulkner,   b. 15 Jan 1883, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1946  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F9927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Bandy,   b. 21 Aug 1821, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1877  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1842  Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Mildred Caledonia Faulkner,   b. 18 May 1849, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1918  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     2. Mary Magdelina Faulkner,   b. 27 Nov 1870, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1955, Petersburg, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     3. James Franklin Faulkner,   b. 4 Feb 1855, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1935  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Martha A Faulkner,   b. 25 Jan 1863, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1930  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Frances E. Faulkner,   b. 22 Mar 1860, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1901  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
     6. Press Overton Faulkner,   b. 15 Mar 1866, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1948, Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     7. JohnThomas Faulkner,   b. 1843, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1877, Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     8. William Colvin "Bud" Faulkner,   b. 24 Mar 1852,   d. 10 Apr 1935  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     9. Sarah Jane Faulkner,   b. Feb 1858, Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F9902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1830, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Jul 1852  Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 29
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F9920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1816 - Londonderry, Northern Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1842 - Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 34 Age: 34; Blacksmith Occupation: Blacksmith; Industry: Miscellaneous Repair Services - 1850 - Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jul 1852 - Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 42 Age: 42; Farmer Occupation: Farmer; PersonalEstateValue: 1244; RealEstateValue: 2000 - 1860 - Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 57 Age: 57; FatherForeignBirth: Yes; MaleCitizenOverTwentyone: Yes; PersonalEstateValue: 2000; RealEstateValue: 3000; Farmer Occupation: Farmer - 1870 - Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 60 Age: 60; Farmer Occupation: Farmer; EnumerationDistrict: 122; Widower MaritalStatus: Widower; Self RelationToHead: Head - 1880 - Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Feb 1881 - Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1891 - Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1892 - Lincoln, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NOTE (J. Zielinski): Obit lists death at "Norris Creek," another name for the early Belleville Post Office.

      Family history indicates the Faulkners came to LCT from Charleston, SC where they docked after arriving from Ireland, presumably County Derry, Ulster (Martha Faulkner, William's mother, lists that as her birthplace in the 1860 LCT Census. County Derry is now called County Londonderry).

      (It is worth noting that Press Faulkner's death certificate lists Billy's birthplace as Dublin; informant was Scott Faulkner.)

      William "Billy," Robert O., Jim, Sarah "Sallie" J., and Mary Jane are all said to be siblings. Martha is said to be their mother, and family lore indicates their father died at sea.

      All but Jim, who remained behind in SC, arrived in LCT in the 1830's.

      Billy (07/04/1816 - 09/13/1892) was a blacksmith, and married (09/17/1842, LCT) Elizabeth Bandy (08/21/1821 - 08/27/1877), no doubt named for her mother.

      Elizabeth was reared on Duck Branch in a dwelling that Fred Logan owned circa 1986, and where Rutledge and Lila (Mills) Logan at one time lived.

      Elizabeth's father is unknown, although it is believed ihe is John or Dempsey Bandy, while Elizabeth Bandy has been proven to be her mother, since Calvin L. and Jesse were known brothers, and have been proven to be her sons.

      It has definitely been established that the elder Elizabeth is the mother of Ann, Calvin, and Elvina, and that Elvina and Ann were later established (1900 CA Census) as siblings of Jesse.

      Mama Elizabeth, it seems, died in Texas in 1880 and was buried there (at 80 years of age!).

      Billy and Elizabeth's known children are:

      • John Thomas (~1844 - ~1877, Galveston Co.?, TX), who married (in Texas?) Viny Helms

      • Mildred Caledonia (05/18/1849 - 04/28/1918), who married (12/31/1870, LCT) John Henry Sullivan (11/15-1851 - 06/10/1940), son of Berry Sullivan and Cynthia Emeline Marr

      • William Calvin "Bud" (03/24/1852 - 04/10/1935), who married (12/31/1874, Moore Co., TN) Buenavista Ann "Annie" Milstead, daughter of George Milstead and Ruth Rutledge

      • James Franklin "Frank" (02/04/1855 - 05/31/1935), who married (10/26/1876, LCT) Josephine Tennessee "Tennie" Milstead, Annie's sister

      • Sarah Jane (02/1858 - after 1900), who married (07/20/1879, LCT) William Frank McGee, possibly known as "Nix"

      • Frances "Fannie" E. (03/22/1860 - 09/01/1901), who married (05/05/1878, LCT) James Wiley Duncan

      • Martha "Mattie" A. (01/25/1863 - 09/21/1930), who married (08/03/1881, LCT) Tobias "Tobe" W. Shields

      • Preston "Press" Overton (03/15/1866 - 12/15/1948), who married (01/12/1888, LCT) Ella Dunn

      • Mary Magdelina "Maggie" (11/27/1870 - 03/15/1955), who married (12/24/1889, LCT) Granville "Uncle Gran" Walker Mills, son of John Hewitt Mills and Temperance "Tempy" Daniel Mansfield

      • Mary's unnamed twin (11/27/1870 - ?)

      Although the family refers to Press as "Pressley," two censuses list him as "Preston."

      Some references also show Uncle Gran's middle name as "Walden." (Because of Walden Bradley Mills, some have postulated that Gran's middle name was Walden; this was disputed by his grandson, Bobby Joe Mills, who said it was definitely Walker.)

      All of the children were believed to have been born in LCT; John and Sarah are the only siblings to die out of state.

      Apparently, John was told it was either "marry a Milstead or move." He served in the Civil War and reputedly died in Texas after contracting pneumonia from a nor'easter while working on a roof.

      Sarah and her family may also have moved to Texas, where ostensibly she died.

      After his first wife Elizabeth died, Billy married (02/07/1881, LCT) Martha Adaline "Aunt Mat Ab" McGee, daughter of Abner S. McGee and Mary Ann Marshall.

      Their children were:

      • Thomas Arthur "Kip" (01/15/1883 - 06/01/1946), who married (12/05/1903, LCT) Fannie Cornelius Groce

      • Lavina "Vinie" A. (02/18/1887 - 05/20/1946), who married Ernest Jackson Ashby (08/16/1903, LCT) and, after his death, Benjamin "Ben" Monroe Brown (02/18/1923, LCT)

      Kip also died in LCT, but Vinie passed away in Marshall County.

      Many family members are buried in the Concord Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, including Robert O. and his wife, Mary Ann (O'Quinn) Faulkner.

      Interestingly, Mary's tombstone reads, "Robert, I'm waiting for you," while Robert's says, "Well, I'm here."

      We can tell family members had a good Irish sense of humor, and a thick Irish brogue, to boot - Robert's marriage license, no doubt written down by someone into phonetics - lists him as "Fackender!"

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Martha Faulkner (1790 - ____)

      Spouses:
      Elizabeth Bandy Faulkner (1821 - 1877)
      Martha Adaline McGee Faulkner (1857 - 1933)

      Children:
      Mildred Caledonia Faulkner Sullivan (1849 - 1918)*
      William Calvin Faulkner (1852 - 1935)*
      James Franklin Faulkner (1855 - 1935)*
      Frances E. Faulkner Duncan (1860 - 1901)*
      Martha A. Faulkner Shields (1863 - 1930)*
      Press O Faulkner (1866 - 1948)*
      Mary Magdelina Faulkner Mills (1870 - 1955)*
      Thomas Arthur Faulkner (1883 - 1946)*
      Lavinia A. Faulkner Brown (1886 - 1946)*

      Siblings:
      Robert O. Faulkner (1819 - 1905)*
      Sarah J. Faulkner Milstead (1823 - 1888)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Concord Cemetery
      Belleville
      Lincoln County
      Tennessee, USA

      Created by: The Mikado, et al.
      Record added: Apr 01, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 67753911

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      Record for William Faulkner

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      Record for William Faulkner
      1860 United States Federal Census - William Calvin Faulkner
      1860 United States Federal Census - William Calvin Faulkner


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      1880 United States Federal Census - William Calvin Faulkner
      1880 United States Federal Census - William Calvin Faulkner


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      1850 United States Federal Census - William Calvin Faulkner
      1850 United States Federal Census - William Calvin Faulkner


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      1870 United States Federal Census - Robert O Faulkner
      1870 United States Federal Census - Robert O Faulkner


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      Tennessee, US, Death Records, 1908-1965 - Martha A Faulkner
      Tennessee, US, Death Records, 1908-1965 - Martha A Faulkner


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      Tennessee, US, Death Records, 1908-1965 - Mary Magdelina Faulkner
      Tennessee, US, Death Records, 1908-1965 - Mary Magdelina Faulkner


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      Tennessee, US, Marriage Records, 1780-2002 - William Faulkner
      Tennessee, US, Marriage Records, 1780-2002 - William Faulkner


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      Tennessee, US, Marriage Records, 1780-2002 - Elizabeth Bandy


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