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Sarah "Sally" Word

Female - 1881


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Sarah "Sally" Word (daughter of John Word and Frances "Fanny" Collins); died 22 Feb 1881, Marion, Illinois; was buried , Fredonia Cemetery, Odin, Marion, Illinois.

    Sarah married William Wilshire McHaney 23 Mar 1812, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee. William (son of Andrew McHaney and Mary Dillon) was born 23 Mar 1790, Pittsylvania, Virginia; died 18 Sep 1851, Marion, Illinois; was buried , Fredonia Cemetery, Odin, Marion, Illinois. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Mary Ann McHaney was born 12 Apr 1817, Wilson, Tennessee; died Aft 1880, Gibson County, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Word was born 22 Oct 1738, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia (son of Charles Word and Sarah); died 1821, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Soldier, Continental Army (Virginia), American Revolution. Supposedly fought in the 1780 Battle of King's Mountain and survived, unlike his brother Charles Jr. (b. 1740) who was killed.

    For his birth, this site cites Chamberlayne, C. G., The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent and James City Countes, Virginia, 1684-1786 (The Library Board, Richmond, 1932).

    This site says his will "was made on May 25, 1821 and apparently probated August 1821." Named in it was "Sarah (married William McHaney)".

    John married Frances "Fanny" Collins 9 Nov 1799, Pittsylvania, Virginia. Frances was born 1752, Halifax, Brunswick, Virginia; died Aft 1821, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Frances "Fanny" Collins was born 1752, Halifax, Brunswick, Virginia; died Aft 1821, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 1. Sarah "Sally" Word died 22 Feb 1881, Marion, Illinois; was buried , Fredonia Cemetery, Odin, Marion, Illinois.


Generation: 3

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


  2. 5.  Sarah
    Children:
    1. 2. John Word was born 22 Oct 1738, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia; died 1821, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

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