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BIOGRAPHY: John Falconer (1778-1854)




Montgomery, Alabama

John Falconer was the first postmaster of Montgomery, Alabama and a business man. He was born in 1778, in Queen Ann County, Md., and died July, 1854, near Montgomery. Falconer is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery.

The Falconer family were Scotch Quakers, the first immigrant to America was Sir Gilbert Falconer who arrived with William Penn. He married Jane Massey of English ancestry, herself a native of Kent County, Md.

John Falconer had three brothers and a sister. John and William moved to Manchester, S. C. in 1804, the younger brother Joshua, after going west for a while, located in Montgomery. In 1817, John and William joined him there.

John was associated with Andrew Dexter in laying off the city of Montgomery, being one fourth owner of the original plat, and built the first house in the town. He was the first postmaster of Montgomery, a position he held for many years.

Later in life, he retired from business and resided with the widow of his brother, William, who was Nancy Wilder before her marriage. His last residence was Montgomery.



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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Melanie Stickler Falconer

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