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George H. Faulkner

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[This information is from p. 149 of Biographical Review Volume XXXIII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899). It is in the collection of the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 920 BIO.]

George H. Faulkner, Supervisor and Justice of the Peace, Lexington, Greene County, N. Y., was born in this town September 6, 1842, son of Alfred and Sarah (Cross) Faulkner. His paternal grandfather, William Faulkner, was a native of Liverpool, England. He came to Lexington before marriage, and, settling on a farm, engaged in its cultivation, and also followed the trade of a shoemaker. A man of considerable natural ability, in politics he was a Democrat, and represented his district in the Assembly. He married Abigail Drake. They lived to an advanced age, and had a large family of children.

Alfred Faulkner grew to manhood upon the home farm. Later he cultivated a farm of his own in Halcott, where he resided for the rest of his life, and was quite active in public affairs. His first wife, Sarah, died about the year 1845. She was a daughter of George Cross, a farmer and lifelong resident of Lexington. She had three children: Mary, who married Frank Moore, of this town; Victor, who is in Fleischmanns, Delaware County; and George H., the subject of this sketch. For his second wife he married Ann Faulkner, who at her death left two children — James and Sarah. Alfred Faulkner died at seventy-three years of age.

George H. Faulkner spent his early years with an uncle on a farm about a mile below the village, and was educated in the common schools. He followed agriculture until 1886, when he came to the village, and engaged in selling farming implements. He also transacts a great deal of legal business and has considerable practice in the minor courts.

In 1890 Mr. Faulkner married Miss Mary M. Banks, daughter of Joseph Banks, a farmer of Hardenburg, N. Y. One son, Leon, has been born of this union.

Politically, Mr. Faulkner is a Democrat. He has been Justice of the Peace since 1882. He was Justice of Special Sessions one term, is now serving as Supervisor, and has been Tax Collector two years. He is a trustee of the Baptist and Methodist churches, and Mrs. Faulkner attends the Baptist church of Lexington.

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