Faulkner County, Arkansas History and Biographical Sketches


Created in 1873 and was named for “Sandy” Faulkner, the original Arkansas Traveler. It is located in the central portion of the state. Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing in 1889, this reprint contains memoirs and biographies of Faulkner County pioneers. Because the information was compiled by the referenced family, it should be very accurate and detailed. A short history of the county is included, followed by the biographies.

Joseph J. Fowler, intimately identified with Faulkner County as one of its prominent planters, was born in Lauderdale County, Ala., in the year 1840, and is a son of H. and M. (Nolan) Fowler, born in South Carolina, in 1806, and Alabama in 1813, respectively. The father moved to Alabama with his parents in 1818, and met his wife here a number of years afterward.” ...etc...

Jacob SANSOM, a thorough and prosperous farmer of Faulkner County, is a son of William H. and Nancy (STINSON) SANSOM, who were born, reared, and married in South Carolina, and from there moved to the State of Georgia, where Jacob was born in DeKalb County in 1826 ... [continues with education, occupation, vital information, etc. Most biographies include year of birth, year of death, military experience, date of marriage, bride's name, bride's death, children, etc.]

Goodspeed Publishing

2004, paper, 52 pp.

ISBN: 9780788498367