Falk, William B.
William Faulk was born in Potters Hollow on August 13, 1834, a son of David Falk and Adeline Briggs
Marriage & Children
He married at about 1872, Eleanor "Nellie" White who was born in 1839 in New York. They lived in the City of Albany in 1880 and had no children.
William was a machinist for most of his life. Before his death, he was a merchant.
|Place of Birth:||Potters Hollow|
|Date of Birth:||13 Aug 1834|
|Names of Parents:||David (Falk) and Adline Briggs|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||6 Aug 1862 |
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, New York |
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||18 Aug 1862|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Sergeant |
|Promotion Date:||1 Mar 1864|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Quartermaster Sergeant |
|Promotion Date:||1 Dec 1864|
|Promotion Rank:||Full 2nd Lieutenant (As of Co. H)|
|Promotion Date:||9 Mar 1865|
|Promotion Rank:||Full 1st Lieutenant |
|Promotion Date:||18 Jun 1865|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Quartermaster (Regtl) |
|Muster Out Date:||3 Jul 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 25. "Promoted Sergeant Aug 18th 1863. Promoted Quartermaster Serg't March 1st 1864. Poromted 2nd Lieutenant Dec 6th 1864. Promoted 1st Lieutenant March 9th 1864. Appointed Regimental Quarter Master 7th . May 15th 1865. Still living P.O Address Preston Hollow Albany Co. N.Y."
Born Preston Hollow, Age 25, Machinist, Blue eyes, Dark hair, 5'11" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1897; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998|
William died on November 12, 1916 at Freehold,NY Eleanor died in 1917. Both are buried in the Brown Cemetery, Durham, Greene Co., NY.
Additional Research Notes
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Annual Report of the Adjutant-General
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases
- Civil War Pension Records @ Fold3.com