Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Tragic Death in Barbour Ala. FAULKDate: May 4 1861
Newspaper published in: Augusta, GA
By a private letter from Midway, Ala., we learn that on Saturday last, Mr. Lorenzo FAULK accidentally shot himself through the head, under the following circumstances. He had stopped his two sons from school, for a short time, to assist him in replanting his cotton crop and they had gone out early to commence work. Hearing them calling, Mrs. F. suggested to her husband that perhaps the boys wished the gun, when Mr. FAULK picked it up and started to where they were. On reaching the first fence, he put the gun over first, and ascended the fence, his head reaching over the muzzle. The cock of the piece struck against a rail, which caused its discharge, and the ball passed through his brain, causing instant death.
Mr. FAULK was one of the earliest settlers and best citizens of Barbour county. An exemplary Christian, affectionate husband and father, he was beloved by all who knew him. On the day preceding his death, he remarked that he intended to take the place of one of his sons in a military company, to march in defense of the South. He was about fifty years of age, and leaves a large family to mourn his sad death. (Columbus Sun.)