Ford married Sarah Ann Newton in Fordwich, Huron County in 1879. Sarah Ann's parents were Robert Newton and Isabella McKnight. Sarah was born in 1860 in Wallace, Perth Ontario.
By 1851 Ford Faulkner's family were living in Simcoe County. At some point before 1879, he and some of his family moved to Huron County. The 1881 Census shows the family living in Howick, Huron County along with Sarah's brother Edward Newton. At this time some of the other Newton family had moved to Manitoba, where Edward was to join them.
The 1891 census shows the now growing family had moved to Toronto, St. Thomas Ward. They are listed as lodgers with a Joseph and Ellen Kearney. In 1901 they are living at 50 Blair Avenue in Toronto.
Ford and Sarah Ann had at least 8 children:
- William Robert 1880-1938
- Ford Crosby 1882 - 1920
- Bella May "Isabel" 1885 - 1959
- Stewart Clement 1887 -
- Edna (Twin) 1893 - 1893
- Gilbert (Twin) 1893 - 1893
- Herbert Russell 1894 - 1895
- Clifford Carlyle 1900 - 1942
There are many names and dates in the bible, which have been very helpful in my research. I'm not sure whose hand writing appears in the book or if the dates were written as they occurred or after the fact. Never the less, it's a wonderful artifact.
Ford Faulkner died in 1929 and Sara Ann died in 1933. They are buried in St. John's Norway Cemetery in Toronto.