Sunday, December 11, 2016
Favorite Ancestors: John Faucett
John was born in Augusta Co., VA [later Greenbrier Co.] in 1751. He was taken captive by Indians [probably Shawnee] during the French and Indian War and later traded back for a horse. He served as a "spy and ranger" [scout and guide] in the Ohio, northern Virginia and western Pennsylvania frontier during the Revolution. After the war, John farmed in the Uniontown, PA region. The new lands in Ohio called and John headed west. Son Joseph was born on an Ohio River flatboat in 1798. The Faucetts settled in what became Warren Co., OH. Wanderlust hit John again at age 73. Faucett moved his family [sons, daughters, in-laws] to central Indiana in 1824. Two tracts were purchased, one in Marion and one in Hendricks Co. John lived out his life on the western Marion Co. farmstead, dying at age 86 in 1838. What a life!!!