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Jacob Faulkenberry b. c. 1715

Jacob Faulkenberry b. c. 1715

Details on the life of Jacob Faulkenberry are few. He was a link in our family’s chain of generations; the son of Hendrick Jacobs Falkenberg, Jr. and the father of John Faulkenberry. He was born circa 1715 and lived in Virginia and, later, North Carolina.

The first record of Jacob in Anson County, North Carolina is dated 7 September 1751. Jacob witnessed a land deed between Andrew Hampton and Ambrose Stills.[i]Jacob had 150 acres of land on the north side of the Pee Dee River, granted to him on 3 March 1754.[ii]Land records involving his brothers Henry and Andrew can be found in the same area in the same time period.

In 1756 Anson County recorded two land transactions for Jacob. On 29 April 1756 Henry [This could be Jacob’s father or his brother.] sold Jacob 134 acres on the south side of the Pee Dee River.[iii]On 20 December 1756 Jacob sold 150 acres of land to his brother, Isaac.[iv]Soon after, on 18 January 1757, Jacob sold 125 acres on the south side of the Pee Dee River to Henry Falkenburg.[v]

On 7 September 1759 Henry Falkenberg, Senior gave land to Jacob’s son, Henry. He deeded to Jacob 134 acres on Smith Creek on the south side of the Pee Dee River and “an iron gray horse.”[i]

Jacob may have continued into South Carolina. At least two of his sons served in the Revolutionary War in South Carolina[ii]and it is likely the family was all together there. It is unknown when this frontiersman died and where he was laid to rest.

[i]Holcombe, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766(Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980) 94; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed September 2019).

[ii]Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files; digital image, Fold3 (fold3.com: accessed June 2020) David and John Faulkenberry.

[i]Holcombe, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766(Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980) 6; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed September 2019).

[ii]Holcombe, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766(Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980) 19; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed September 2019).

[iii]Holcombe, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766(Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980) 9; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed September 2019).

[iv]Holcombe, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766(Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980) 91; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed September 2019).

[v]Holcombe, Brent H. Anson County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1749-1766(Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980) 56; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed September 2019).

The Jacob Faulkenberry Family

….. 1 Jacob Faulkenberry b: c. 1715
….. + Faulkenberry
……….. 2 Jacob Faulkenberry
……….. 2 Henry Faulkenberry
……….. 2 Robert Faulkenberry
……….. 2 John Faulkenberry b: 1740
……….. + Hannah Hubanks
…………….. 3 Robert Faulkenberry d: Unknown
…………….. 3 William Jasper Fortenberry b: c. 1772 Lancaster, SC, d: 07 Feb 1842 in MS
…………….. + Violette Kennington b: 1786, m: Abt. 1812, d: 18 May 1858 in MS
…………….. 3 Faulkenberry Lee b: Abt. 1774
…………….. + Needham Lee
…………….. 3 Jacob Faulkenberry b: Abt. 1776, d: Unknown
…………….. 3 Israel Faulkenberry b: Abt. 1784 in Lancaster, SCd: 1861 in Alabama
…………….. 3 Nathaniel Faulkenberry b: Abt. 1788 in Lancaster, SC, d: Unknown
……….. 2 David Faulkenberry b: Abt. 1746, d: 1841 in Tennessee

Selected Sources:

  • Adrianne Fortenberry Criminger, THE FORTENBERRY FAMILIES OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI; 1677-1984; South Carolina, Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1984

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