Robert Fausett

Male 1759 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Robert Fausett 
    Born 1759 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I2849  My Family Tree | McGee-Christensen
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 

    Father Richard Fawcett,   b. 8 Oct 1714, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Brown 
    Married Abt 1734  [1, 2
    Family ID F1061  Group Sheet

    Married Y  [3, 4
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1066  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Fausett-McKee Family History from 1630 to July 2000
    Fausett-McKee Family History from 1630 to July 2000
    By Robert Bruce Dunbar, Jr.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Fausett/McKee Family History, Robert Bruce Dunbar, Jr., 3 (Reliability: 3), 26 Nov 2012.
      This Richard was born 8 Oct 1714, in England, second son of John Fawcett (3-3) (Barrister) and Elizabeth Stonehewer, both of Durham, England, according to the LDS Ancestral File. He was baptised in Green Norton, North Hampton. Richard married Elizabeth Brown about 1734 and had six children: John (5-7), Thomas (5-8), Mary (5-9), Dorothy (5-10), Elizabeth (5-11), and David (5-12) (our ancestor) born in England. The family migrated to America about 1850, possibly by way of Pennsylvania, but settling in the Hillsboro region of Orange County, North Carolina. Five more sons: Joseph (5-13), Robert (5-14), John (5-15), Samuel (5-16), and Richard (5-17) were born in North Carolina.

      On 22 October 1768 Richard purchased two tracts of land on the Eno River, containing a mill, from Isaaac Low (or Love) "part of a tract of land granted to John Tinning from James Taylor by deed from Earl Granville bearing date the 14th day of MaMarchl753." He subsequently sold this property to his son, David (5-12) for the sum of 400 pounds on 24 November 1792. The LDS Ancestral File has a death date for Richard of 22 April 1782. This is obviously incorrect. The deed to David was proven in February 1808 "by acknowledgement of Richard Faucett the subscriber thereto," so Richard did not die until after that date. He also sold for twenty pounds, 275 acres of land by deed book 10 page 87, to his sons, Samuel (5-16) and Richard (5-17) on 29 August 1803. This deed allowed Richard (Sr.) "to live on as long as he lives."

      In the 1781 tax list of Orange county, Richard was assessed at 4125 pounds. This ranked him at #8, well up in the list of landholders, one of whom, Alex Mebane, was top with an assessment of 8895 pounds. In the 1800 census of Orange County, North Carolina, Richard "and son" are listed with 10 slaves. The son is probably Richard (5-17). Our Richard was a fairly wealthy man by the standards of the time. Only one Richard Faucett is listed in the Orange County census of 1810. By then, Richard (6-4) had moved to Tennessee and Richard (4-6) had died leaving only Richard (5-17).

    2. [S2] Fausett/McKee Family History, Robert Bruce Dunbar, Jr., 3 (Reliability: 3), 26 Nov 2012.
      This Richard was born 8 Oct 1714, in England, second son of John Fawcett (3-3) (Barrister) and Elizabeth Stonehewer, both of Durham, England, according to the LDS Ancestral File. He was baptised in Green Norton, North Hampton. Richard married Elizabeth Brown about 1734 and had six children: John (5-7), Thomas (5-8), Mary (5-9), Dorothy (5-10), Elizabeth (5-11), and David (5-12) (our ancestor) born in England. The family migrated to America about 1850, possibly by way of Pennsylvania, but settling in the Hillsboro region of Orange County, North Carolina. Five more sons: Joseph (5-13), Robert (5-14), John (5-15), Samuel (5-16), and Richard (5-17) were born in North Carolina.

      On 22 October 1768 Richard purchased two tracts of land on the Eno River, containing a mill, from Isaaac Low (or Love) "part of a tract of land granted to John Tinning from James Taylor by deed from Earl Granville bearing date the 14th day of Marchl753." He subsequently sold this property to his son, David (5-12) for the sum of 400 pounds on 24 November 1792. The LDS Ancestral File has a death date for Richard of 22 April 1782. This is obviously incorrect. The deed to David was proven in February 1808 "by acknowledgement of Richard Faucett the subscriber thereto," so Richard did not die until after that date. He also sold for twenty pounds, 275 acres of land by deed book 10 page 87, to his sons, Samuel (5-16) and Richard (5-17) on 29 August 1803. This deed allowed Richard (Sr.) "to live on as long as he lives."

      In the 1781 tax list of Orange county, Richard was assessed at 4125 pounds. This ranked him at #8, well up in the list of landholders, one of whom, Alex Mebane, was top with an assessment of 8895 pounds. In the 1800 census of Orange County, North Carolina, Richard "and son" are listed with 10 slaves. The son is probably Richard (5-17). Our Richard was a fairly wealthy man by the standards of the time. Only one Richard Faucett is listed in the Orange County census of 1810. By then, Richard (6-4) had moved to Tennessee and Richard (4-6) had died leaving only Richard (5-17).

    3. [S2] Fausett/McKee Family History, Robert Bruce Dunbar, Jr., 9 (Reliability: 3), 27 Nov 2012.
      Robert was born in 1759, the eighth child of Richard Fawcett (4-6) and Elizabeth Brown. I believe he is the Robert who was granted 350 acres of land on the head of "Panthar" Creek of Eno, adjoining land of James Paul, William Faucett and "Da." F Faucett 13 March 1780. Robert's will dated 1822 lists his three sons: James (6-9a), Robert (6-9b) and William T. (6-9c). It refers to his cousins, James Faucet/miller and son of David and John Faucet/son of Henry as his executors. Neither of thhe executors logically fit as first cousins, but they are obviously some relation. There is some controversy on this, but on the basis of this data I have assigned Robert as a son of Richard. I also believe he is the Robert Faucet who married Ann Tudor, contrary to the opinions of some other genealogists. His will mentions that he raised William Tudor.

    4. [S2] Fausett/McKee Family History, Robert Bruce Dunbar, Jr., 9 (Reliability: 3), 27 Nov 2012.
      Robert was born in 1759, the eighth child of Richard Fawcett (4-6) and Elizabeth Brown. I believe he is the Robert who was granted 350 acres of land on the head of "Panthar" Creek of Eno, adjoining land of James Paul, William Faucett and "Da." Faucett 13 March 1780. Robert's will dated 1822 lists his three sons: James (6-9a), Robert (6-9b) and William T. (6-9c). It refers to his cousins, James Faucet/miller and son of David and John Faucet/son of Henry as his executors. Neither of the executors logically fit as first cousins, but they are obviously some relation. There is some controversy on this, but on the basis of this data I have assigned Robert as a son of Richard. I also believe he is the Robert Faucet who married Ann Tudor, contrary to the opinions of some other genealogists. His will mentions that he raised William Tudor.


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