Fawcett:FAWCETT, John Jr. (1749 - 1811)

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JOHN FAWCETT, JR. was born at Fawcett Gap, Frederick County, Virginia on January 21, 1749 to John Fawcett and Rebecca Ireson. He lived out his life there. On December 13, 1781 he married Margaret Brown. He is listed as the head of a household of 3 whites and no blacks in the 1782 census (p. 3). John Fawcett witnessed several wills in Frederick County in the early 1800s: Isaac Painter (dated 3/26/1805), Joseph Longacre (dated 10/13/1804; Kargas and Payne 1983). John Fawcett Jr is listed in the 1810 census (# 355). The 9 children of John and Margaret Fawcett are Isaac Fawcett (9/25/1782 - drowned Mississippi River 1828, m. 1810/14 Rebecca Ann Brown [1788- ], 3 children), Elijah Fawcett (1/7/1784-8/8/1858, m. 2/25/1810 Phebe Holloway; they had 10 children), Sarah Fawcett (12/23/1785-?, never married), Nathan Fawcett (8/23/1787-?), David Fawcett (5/16/1789-?, m. 11/8/1814 Ataline Cooper in Shenandoah County VA [Vogt and Kethley 1984]), Elizabeth Fawcett (3/17/1791-?, m. 3/11/1819 Joseph F. Lukens; 3 children), Jesse Fawcett (3/18/1793-1870, m. 1814 Philadelphia Holloway; 8 children; 1817 Frederick County innkeeper [Kerns 1992]), Susanna Fawcett (2/24/1795-?, m. 1825 John Lukens [7/9/1801-]; 1 child) and Alban Fawcett (6/17/1799-5/21/1851). John Fawcett, Jr's will dated 6 July 1811 was witnessed by William and Elisha Fawcett (Will 9:64-66; Kargas and Payne 1983). After his death (1811), Margaret Brown Fawcett and her children (Elijah, Alban, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Susan) moved to Clinton County, Ohio in 1822 (Fawcett 1989).


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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