3 and the surrounding towns. They are old “Yankees”, kept pure by choice and still immensely proud of the fact that they are “thoroughbreds” and Protestants. The Faulkners were among America's first settlers. As Mrs. Cooper said of them, “I don't believe they landed on Plymouth Rock but they weren't too much later.” In South Acton, Mass., stands the original old house of the first Faulkners, the Faulkner homestead, it is called. This was built in the 1670's and still contains many of the old furnishings and relics of early New England. It retains almost completely its old charm and sturdiness according to members of the family who attended the family reunion held there in 1936. They had a fine chance to inspect the place because the day scheduled for the celebration, the weather became very stormy and the entire proceedings had to go on inside the house. The members of the family were first interested in mill work and their choice of occupation of course had much to do with the gradual moving about of the family. The state of Connecticut with its early development of mills became the home of the Faulkner family we are tracing, first.
The Faulkner family was an intelligent, God-fearing group. They possessed and nutured the desire for education and a natural thriftiness and ingenuity was traced and brought out clearly in their New England life. They boast no great men or women of note, that is men who rose above all others in the section but fake just pride in a long line of substantial, worthy builders and workers. They were the best of earnest, worthy citizens who made a respected and unique