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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 762-763 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(III) David C. Faulknor, son of Joel Faulknor (q. v.), was born May 6, 1829, at Mill Point, Montgomery county, New York, in the town of Glen, where he followed the life of a farmer for many years, later retiring to Amsterdam, New York, where he now resides, the only living child of Joel Faulknor. He married (first) Henrietta Blood, born in the town of Florida, New York, 1832, died December 25, 1869. Children:

  1. A child who died in infancy.
  2. John B., born November 22, 1858; a resident of Amsterdam; married Tina Milas; children: Lewis and Gilbert.
  3. William Allen, see forward.
  4. Frank E., born June 6, 1862; a member of the police force of Amsterdam; married Dora Parsons; no issue.
  5. Mary A., born September 12, 1863; married Nelson Shelp, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work.
  6. Eveline K., born 1869, died November 1, 1870. He married (second) Catherine Blood, sister of his first wife, and had a son, Daniel C., born January 22, 1872.

(IV) William Allen, third child of David C. and Henrietta (Blood) Faulknor, was born November 2, 1860, on the old homestead at Mill Point, which has been in the family over one hundred years. The farm lies in the town of Glen along Schoharie creek, in the midst of the beautiful scenery of the Mohawk Valley, and on it is one of the finest orchards in the county. William Allen succeeded to the ownership of the farm, which he has brought to a high state of cultivation. He owns and operates a cider mill. He also deals extensively in the rearing of poultry, white Leghorn variety. He is a Republican politically. He married, in the town of Glen, February 16, 1893, Anna F. Shelp, born July 17, 1874, daughter of Jacob W. and Annie (Faulknor) Shelp. Jacob W. Shelp was born in the town of Glen, October 5, 1848, and has always been a prominent man of the town. He is now a retired resident of the village of Glen. His first wife, Anna (Faulknor) Shelp, died July 17, 1874, at the birth of their twin children, Anna F. and Frank, the latter living seven months, the former the wife of William A. Faulknor. He married (second) September 5, 1875, Alice Van Schaick, born October 28, 1856, daughter of Henry Newton and Harriet (Hubbs) Van Schaick. Henry Newton Van Schaick, born 1818, died July 27, 1874, was the son of Thomas G. and Annie (Hand) Van Schaick. He married Harriet Hubbs, born September 15, 1826, still a resident of Glen village, known far and wide as "Grandmother Van Schaick," one of the best preserved (both mentally and physically) women of her years to be found in the town. She is a member of the Reformed church. She is the mother of two daughters: Mary A. Van Schaick, born March 23, 1854, died July 1894, married Jacob Clement; and Alice Van Schaick, second wife of Jacob W. Shelp, and the mother of Jay V. S. Shelp, born June 29, 1881, leading merchant of the village of Glen; married Mary Stocker, born in Germany, near Leipsic, in 1885, daughter of Herman Stocker, who came with his family to the United States about 1890. William Allen and Anna F. (Shelp) Faulknor had three sons:

  1. Allen, died in infancy.
  2. David H., born February 22, 1897.
  3. Howard J., born November 11, 1906, died February 7, 1908. Mr. and Mrs. Faulknor are members of Glen Grange, No. 658. He is a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, and she is a member of the Reformed church.

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