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Faulconer, Elijah P.

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Faulconer, Elijah P.
March 06, 2007 04:01PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 4th ed., 1887,
Boyle County.

ELIJAH P. FAULCONER was born February 22, 1844, near Lexington, Ky., where
he was reared until sixteen years of age, when he removed with his parents
to Boyle County, locating four miles and a half north of Danville, where
he has since resided. His father, Joseph Faulconer, a native of Virginia
was born in 1801, and removed with his parents in boyhood to Fayette
County, Ky., where he engaged in farming. By the late war he lost
twenty-five slaves. He died February 25, 1880. He was the son of Nelson
Faulconer, of Virginia, who died of cholera in 1833, leaving a family
consisting of Joseph, Ann (Barton) and Susan (Offutt). Joseph Faulconer
espoused Julia Nichols, of Woodford County (born 1808, died 1879), and to
them were born Fannie (Dolan), Thomas (deceased), Margaret (Taylor),
Henry (deceased), Mary (Spears), Joseph, Nannie (McCarley) and Elijah P.
October 27, 1875, Elijah P. was united in marriage to Miss Effie C.,
daughter of Pleasant J. and Julia F. (Hill) Potter, of Bowling Green, Ky.,
(born February 28, 1852), and their union has been blessed by the birth
of three children, viz: Pleasant Joseph, William ELijah and Pearl Potter.
Mr. Faulconer obtained an education at the Kentucky University at
Harrodsburg, Bethel College in Scott County and Transylvania University at
Lexington. He is a farmer and is engaged in raising trotting horses, jacks
and the purest grade of Berkshire hogs. He owns about thirty head of
trotting breed horses, and receives trotting stock from distant parts for
purposes of propagation. He owns 300 acres of very productive and well
improved land, which he successfully cultivates in hemp, corn, wheat,
barley and other crops, having raised 82,000 pounds of hemp last year. Mr.
Faulconer is a member of the Christian Church, and in politics is
identified with the Democratic party. He is also a member of the Masonic
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