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John Faulk Bio


From DeBow's Review 1852

JOHN FAULK, settled on the west bank of Black River, about the year 1810, just where Major Liddell now lives.
He was soon after overflowed, and, retiring from the swamp, undertook the manufacture of salt on some one of the saline streams emptying into Red River. This was about the commencement of the war of 1812. Mr. F. had succeeded so well with the salt, that he took a boat load down the river, and on arriving at the mouth of Black River, was stopped by a set of lawless desperadoes, probably the Macon gang, who demanded and exacted toll of him before
they permitted him to pass with his cargo.

He joined the army of Gen. Jackson in the winter of 1814, and on the night of the 28th December was wounded in the leg in the engagement, and in that condition was found by John Kitterlin, who took him up in his arms (F. being a small man) and removed him within the lines in safety.

Mr. Faulk never knew his preserver until 1842, when Mr. Kitterlin stopped at his house on his way up to the land-office at Monroe, to secure his land. While there, upon talking over past events, and recurring to the battle of New Orleans, the discovery was made of their former opportune meeting, when their delight was mutual, and both brave men clasped hands in lifelong friendship.

Mr. Faulk now lives, in old age, a wealthy planter on the banks of the Ouachitta while Mr. Kitterlin has been gathered to his fathers.  (referring to John Kitterlin) He resided in this parish many years on Little River, and when he died, left a widow and children.

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