Monday, February 13, 2017
Revolutionary War Ancestors IV: John Faucett
John Faucett [1751 VA - 1838 IN]: John Faucett was born in Augusta Co., VA [now Greenbrier Co., WV] and was captured by an Indian raiding party about 1760. Raised by his captors, John was eventually reunited with white society and found his way to western Pennsylvania. John resided near Beeson's Town, near present-day Uniontown, Fayette Co., when the war started. John would served six tours of duty as a "ranger and spy" [scout] for local militia. His service totaled 13 mo. and 20 days. During a tour in 1778, Faucett's militia company was attached to a Regiment of the Virginia Line, qualifying John for a pension. Although he saw no action, Faucett helped monitor frontier outposts in western Pennsylvania, the Virginia Neck and eastern Ohio Territory.