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George Faulkner
Birth: Jan. 5, 1820
Orange County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1893
Hodgeman County
Kansas, USA

Jetmore Sunflower Wed August 2, 1893.
"Honorable George Faulkner died at his late residence near Kidderville, KS, Friday evening at 4 o'clock, June 23, 1893, of kidney disease, age 83 years, 5 months and 18 days. Deceased was born in Orange County, VA Jan 6 1820, and in his infancy moved with his parents to Montgomery County, same state. He was early imbued with the Christian faith, and after conversion became a member of the Methodist Church when but 19 years of age.

He was united in marriage to Susan Kinzer of the same county on Feb 14, 1849, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. J. Rescold of the Methodist Church. She was born 1817, Montgomery County,VA; d. 30 March 1854, Montgomery County. This information was taken from George Faulkner's military pension application. Her parents were John W. Kinzer and Lucy Tureman. Of this union, five children were born, three sons and two daughters; two dying in infancy. The silent reaper entered this happy household a third time and claimed the mother on March 29, 1854. These three children left to moun the loss of a devoted mother were quite small, the youngest being two days old. There is no current cemetery burial location for Susan Kinzer or her parents.

On October 14, 1856, he was again joined in matrimony to Emmy Songer, Rev. William Hapton of the Methodist church, officiating. That was a happy union as can be attested by a myriad of personal friends whose journey of life led so nearly the same directions.

Eight children were born to them, three sons and five daughters. Two were called to Heaven while the purity and innocence of infancy still lingered.

1858 the deceased removed with his family to Richardson County, NE, where from time to time he held many offices of honor and trust, wherein his sterling integrity, unquestioned honesty and ability, won for him an enviable reputation. He was a stalwart democrat but not of the aggressive kind. He was elected to legislature in 1866 and the next year elected sheriff, in which capacity he served three terms, being a period of six years. He then moved to Kidderville, Kansas, where he located and spent his declining years, serving six years as P.M. and one term each as Commissioner and Justice of the Peace.

His wife and nine children survive him to mourn a loss we must all sustain, but hope in this case deprives sorrow of its poignancy, inasmuch as he died triumphing in the living faith.

His final sickness was borne as the many other vicissitudes, in heroic and Christian spirit exhorting all to lead Christian lives and meet him "where sorrow is no more." Funeral services conducted by Rev. Dexter, at Kidderville school house June 24, 1893, was attended by a large concourse of sympathetic and sorrowing friends. He was buried with Masonic Honors, having been a consistent member of that order for more than 35 years.

There is no death
The sun goes down
To rise upon a fairer shore"

George Faulkner stated in his military pension application, that his name was GEORGE FAULCONER, and that he was born in Rockingham County, VA. His Obituary states that he was born in Orange County, Va. He enlisted in the Mexican War, December 1847 in Christianburg, Montgomery County, VA. He served with Captain James F. Preston Grenadiers, 1st Virginia Regiment.

Before migrating to Hodgeman County from Richardson County, NE, George served as a County Commissioner, Falls City, Nebraska Sheriff and County Surveyor in the late 1860-70's. He was a member and officer of Lodge 13, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Freemasonry Fraternal Organization.

Excerpts from "The Falls City Journal" March 14, 1962

"The history of the wagon train, carrying James Sinclair and George Faulkner, one-time sheriff of Richardson County, and others was retold last fall by the Jetmore Republican. The train, containing 20 wagons was reported as being one of the largest ever to emigrate into that part of Kansas, with colonization in mind. The year was 1879. George Faulkner; was sheriff of Richardson Count 1868 to 1873. The colonists hired an old scout named Bill Potterton to serve as their guide and wagon master in getting the trains through to their destination, a location in northwest Hodgemen County where the government permitted a settler to take up 480 acres of land. The train went southwest to Sabetha, traveled west to Seneca, and Marysville along what today is Highway 36, and then headed southwest. They left Falls City for Hodgeman County March 28, 1878 with about 40 head of livestock cattle, extra horses and mules. The train reached Larned, Kansas in May and replenished its supplies there. The colonists were somewhat disappointed to find that buffalo were no longer plentiful in their new home. 'Many had expected to have all the buffalo steaks they could eat,' Mr. Pitts wrote, 'However, there were a few antelope and prairie chickens left.' This was the beginning of many more settlers coming from Falls City, Nebraska to Hodgeman County."

Family links: 
  Thomas Morrison Faulconer (1784 - 1830)
  Elizabeth Luemma Songer Faulkner (1838 - 1905)*
  Susan Kinzer Faulkner (1817 - 1854)*
  Virginia Elizabeth Faulkner Nance (1851 - 1908)*
  William Thomas Faulkner (1852 - 1930)*
  James Preston Faulkner (1854 - 1927)*
  Ollie Faulkner Smith (1875 - 1963)*
  Hugh Morrison Falconer (1816 - 1883)*
  George Faulkner (1820 - 1893)
  Christian H. Falconer (1825 - 1832)*
*Calculated relationship
Kidderville Cemetery
Hodgeman County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Lot 54
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