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Charles Word

Male Bef 1710 - 1792  (> 81 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Charles Word was born Bef 14 May 1710, New Kent County, Virginia (son of John Word); died 1792, New Kent County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 14 May 1710, St. Peter, New Kent, Virginia

    Notes:

    GX5 grandfather of William Faulkner:

    Charles Word (1710-1792) = Sarah (Collins?) (1710-1742)
    Charles Word (1740-1780) = ?
    Thomas Adams Word (1768-1831) = Justiana Dickinson (1776-1865)
    Caroline Word (1798-1862) = Joseph William Faulkner (c1795-c1842)
    Col. William Clark Falkner (1825-1889) = Holland Pearce (c1830-1849)
    John Wesley Thompson Faulkner (1848-1922) = Sarah "Sallie" McAlpin Murry (1850-1906)
    Murry Cuthbert Faulkner (Falkner) (1870-1932) = Maud Butler (1871-1960)
    William Faulkner (Falkner) (1897-1962)

    Note that according to William Faulkner and Southern History by Joel Williamson (1995), Faulkner's Charles Word ancestor was born in Landaff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Two things about this, though.

    First, Williamson's citation for this is an item in the Ripley Public Library, Ripley, Mississippi, called "A Genealogy of the Word Family Written by James Word, December 23, 1882," which was provided to the Ripley library on an unknown date by one Eleanor MacDonald of Farmington, New Mexico. The Ripley library "has collected a vast amount of highly valuable relating to Ripley and Tippah County, the original seat of the Falkners in Mississipi." This does not suggest that Williamson's source represents the latest scholarship.

    Second, most online Word genealogies appear to agree that the original Word immigrant came from Llandaff, but they push that immigrant back a couple more generations to a John Word supposedly born in Llandaff around 1650. A subset of these trees claim that the Words were originally from Scotland and merely sailed from Llandaff.

    It does appear, at any rate, that there was indeed a Charles Word in Virginia, who died about 1792; who was married to a woman named Sarah; whose son Charles died in the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780; who had another son named Cuthbert who died in 1781 as a prisoner of the British on board the ship New Jersey; and who had a son named John who married Fannie Collins. We tentatively take this person to be both Patrick's ancestor and Faulkner's, wherever he was born.

    Charles married Sarah. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. John Word was born 22 Sep 1738, New Kent County, Virginia; died 1 Aug 1821, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee; was buried , New Bethel Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Word
    Children:
    1. 1. Charles Word was born Bef 14 May 1710, New Kent County, Virginia; died 1792, New Kent County, Virginia.