Richard Faulk was born August 1, 1793 in Bladen, now Columbus County, NC, and died circa 1828 in Lowndes County, AL. He married Sarah ________ about 1820, based on the birth of their first child. Nothing is known about her. Richard Faulk served in Captain Steven's* company at Deepwater Point, North Carolina in the War of 1812. Sometime after 1822 he, his brother Phillip Lemuel Faulk, and probably other relatives, moved to Alabama. They probably left North Carolina for Tennessee, and then moved to Lowndes County, AL, and later moved to Pike County, AL.
Richard's children are included in the list of minor heirs in the Phillip Faulk, Sr. estate in 1828. The 1830 census of Lowndes county, AL, lists Sarah Folk with three children. Sometime after 1830, Phillip Lemuel Faulk and family, along with Sarah Faulk, moved to Pike county, AL and lived near Troy. References are: Columbus County, NC November, 1828 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions; 1830 Lowndes County, AL census, page 276; "NOTABLE MEN OF ALABAMA", by Joel C. Dubois, pages 304-306, published in Atlanta, GA in 1904
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* Source "Recollection and Records" Collumbus County, North Carolina, Copyright 1980, p. 384-385
He served in the 4th Regt, detached from the 4th and 14th Brigades of the 7th Columbus Regt.
Caleb Stephens, Captain. His name is listed as Richard Folk.
On 17 Feb 1818 Richard Faulk made bond with John Faulk and Micijah Long
that Richard Faulk would appear in court to answer a complaint of A McBain
for a $200.00 debt.
Columbus County, North Carolina
Abstracts of Earliest Deed - 1808-1818
4 Dec 1813
LEMUEL HOOKS to RICHARD FAULK, $105, 100A. on Cypress Branch, on E. side of Drowning Creek, originally granted to William Coleman, adj. Joel Faulk. Also 150 A. on both sides of Cypress Branch being 3 parts of a tract of 200 A. granted to John Coleman, Sr. adj. Thomas Amis. The remaining 50 A. of the 200 A. tract is where Robert Hooks now lives.
Wit. Samuel Floyd & Jesse Faulk.