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Charles Word

Male Bef 1710 - 1792  (> 81 years)

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Generation: 1

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

    Other Events:

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


    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.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Word
    1. 1. Charles Word was born before 14 May 1710 in New Kent County, Virginia; died in 1792 in New Kent County, Virginia.