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Descendants of Pfeister Feaster

Generation No. 4

      6. John4 Feaster (Andrew Sr.3, Peter( Pfeister)2, Pfeister1) was born 1768 in Lancaster Co. Pa., and died 17 Mar 1848 in Feasterville , Fairfield Co. S.C.. He married Drucilla Mobley Abt. 1786, daughter of Samuel Mobley and Mary Wagner. She was born 1770 in Fairfield Co. S.C., and died 15 Apr 1807 in Feasterville , Fairfield Co. S.C..

Notes for John Feaster:




No.321. Lib. 0. Issued 14th April, 1785 to Andrew Feaster for 23 Ibs. 4 shillings & 3 1/4 d. Sterling for corn and for a mare lost in the service 1780.

The following is record kept by Mrs. Jennie I. Coleman, in a pencil tablet:

Drusilla Mobley, daughter of Samuel Mobley and Mary Wagner, was born about 1770. Tradition says she was 16 when she married John Feaster, and he 18 years of age. He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1768. Samuel Mob1ey lived near Beaver Creek, on Poplar Ridge, as that particular place is yet called, and he and his wife are buried somewhere in that vicinity.
As near as can be ascertained, Drusilla Mobley and John Feaster were married perhaps in 1786. John Feaster had gone from the western part of what is now Fairfield County, bought land and settled on Beaver Creek, very near the homes of Hans Wagner and Samuel Mobley. The children of Drusilla Mobley Feaster were: Andrew, who was ki1led in infancy by a colt running over him in the yard; Susan, Hiram, Andrew ( named after the first), Jacob, Mary (called Polly), Chaney, Savilla, John Mob1ey.
The last an infant at his mother's death the 15 th of April, 1807.
It must have been hard living for the women of that day, as we note the number of children and the mothers dying young. The grandparents, Andrew Feaster and wife, Margaret Fry, were living for more than 10 years after this mother died, and they helped care for the 7 children who grew up. John Feaster had become what was considered wel1-to-do by that time, had built a house of a superior style to what was common then, and a cemetery was started near that home. Drusilla may have been near the first to sleep in the quiet, isolated spot now, still taken care of by her descendants. Very little is known of her, as she died while her children were small, and the older ones living didn't think to inquire of the grandfather who could have told them. It was said by her brother, John, that she was the "best looking" of his sisters, and must have been trained in the homely duties of a good housekeeper, as tradition tells of an occasion when a lady of the Means family ( who lived near her on these same Beaver Creek lands) was dining with her, complimented her for the beautifully prepared butter, and asked for the loan of her "print," so that she could fix hers in like manner. The reply was that her hand was her "print." Her home was near Fort Wagner, and less than a mile from where Hans Wagner and his wife are buried.
The seven (7) children of Drusilla Mobley Feaster who grew up and married-Susan, Andrew, Jacob, Mary, Claney, Savilla, John MobIey.
(Hiram and Andrew died young) .
1. Susan was the mother of 8 children.
2. Andrew, the father of 11 children.
3. Jacob, the father of 7 children.
4. Mary, the mother of 16 children.
5. Chaney, the mother of 10 children.
6. SaviJla, the mother of 9 children.
7. John Mobley, the father of 5 children.
Total 67 children.

Papers of the Coleman, Feaster, and Faucette Families, 1787-1943
Members of the Coleman, Feaster, and Faucette families represented in this collection of one thousand, six hundred twenty-three manuscripts, twenty bound volumes, and two hundred nine photographs and two photographic albums lived in the Fairfield County communities of Feasterville and Shelton. The Feasters (Pfisters) originally came to this country from Switzerland and settled in Pennsylvania. About the time of the Revolutionary War, the family migrated to Georgia but later moved to South Carolina to distance themselves from the dangers of attacks by Indians on the frontier. The Feasters were members of the Dunkard or Universalist sect. John Feaster (1768-1848) donated the land and built the Liberty Universalist Church at Feasterville, the Feasterville Male and Female Academy, and the Feasterville Boarding House. [See also, description

More About John Feaster:
Burial: 19 Mar 1848, Feaster Cemetery John Brice Rd. Fairfield S.C.

More About Drucilla Mobley:
Burial: Feaster Cemetery John Brice Rd. Fairfield S.C.
Children of John Feaster and Drucilla Mobley are:
  15 i.   Andrew5 Feaster, born 1787.
  16 ii.   Susan ( Susannah ) Feaster, born 1789 in Fairfield Co. S.C.; died 29 Jan 1829 in Fairfield Co. S.C.. She married Robert Fitz Coleman Abt. 1811 in Fairfield Co. S.C.; born 26 Aug 1789 in Fairfield Co. S.C.; died 07 Sep 1842 in Fairfield Co. S.C..
  More About Susan ( Susannah ) Feaster:
Burial: Jacob Coleman Feaster - Rbt. Fitz Coleman Cemetery

  More About Robert Fitz Coleman:
Burial: Jacob Coleman Feaster - Rbt. Fitz Coleman Cemetery

  17 iii.   Jacob ( SQ. Jake ) Feaster, born 06 May 1791 in Fairfield Co. S.C.; died 12 Dec 1872 in Fairfield Co. S.C.. He married Isabelle Coleman 06 Feb 1823; born 13 Sep 1803 in Fairfield Co. S.C.; died 10 Sep 1838 in Fairfield Co. S.C..
  More About Jacob ( SQ. Jake ) Feaster:
Burial: Feaster-Coleman Cemetery Feasterville S.C.

  18 iv.   Andrew Feaster, born 25 Aug 1793 in Feasterville ,Fairfield Co. S.C.; died 15 Apr 1869 in Sand Point, Florida. He married Mary ( Polly ) DeSaussure Norris; born 15 Apr 1800 in Edgefield Co. S.C.; died 23 Aug 1878.
  More About Andrew Feaster:
Burial: LaGrange Cem., LaGrange FL

  19 v.   Hiram Feaster, born Bet. 1794 - 1810.
  20 vi.   Mary ( Polly ) Feaster, born 10 Jan 1798; died 08 Nov 1873. She married Henry Jonathan Coleman 31 Dec 1818; born 22 Jun 1793; died 03 Feb 1861.
  Notes for Henry Jonathan Coleman:


Thirteenth Child

HENRY JONATHAN COLEMAN, born, June 22, 1793. Died, February 3, 1861.

On December 31, 1818, he married Mary Feaster, daughter of John Feaster and Drucilla Moberley. The ceremony was performed by his brother, David Roe Coleman.
He was a soldier in the War of 1812. He enlisted at Winn's Bridge, South Carolina, and served from October 6, 1814 to February 28, 1815, . in Captain William Nevitt's Company of South Carolina militia.
He acquired nearly 2,000 acres of land, was a hatter by trade as well as an excellent farmer.
His wife was born January 10, 1798, and died November 18, 1873.
They had sixteen children. Six served in the Confederate Army and only two survived.

  21 vii.   Savilla Feaster, born Abt. 1800 in Fairfield Co. S.C.. She married Robert Cameron; born Abt. 1820.
  22 viii.   Chaney Feaster, born 26 Aug 1800 in Fairfield Co. S.C.; died 11 Jul 1878 in Fairfield Co. S.C.. She married Henry Alexander Coleman 05 Dec 1822 in Feasterville, Fairfield Co., S.C.; born 05 Sep 1797; died 14 Jul 1887.
  Notes for Chaney Feaster:

Chaney Feaster was of fair complexion, blue eyes, light colored, curly hair, features very much like her father. Rather small in size, of a kind, affectionate nature, patient with hindrances, always ready to excuse and regard kindly the faults of others. Her children loved her dearly, finding her a companion in what pleased them, her consideration always being for their pleasure. Her husband was of like nature, tho' jolly, loving fun of all laughter producing and Congeniality of spirit, kind. Loved music and dancing, played the violin. Their home was a favorite place for the numerous nieces and nephews to gather and in their older days. have heard many recall the good times at this home, the best they had.
Her father opposed her marriage, as three of his children had already married Colemans. If he had
aught against the character of Henry A.Coleman, 'tis not known. This was a great grief to her, as she dearly loved her father. Had only a faint recollection of her mother. The father opposing, she was married at the home of her sister, Susan, and several years passed before she was forgiven and visited by him-not til after the death of her third child, when she was very ill. Tho' she never was known to criticize the treatment received, nor did her children, as far as known. Several of the children of Drusilla were of a more stern nature, speaking in an emphatic manner, that made some stand in awe of them. Not so with Chaney. She was ever sweet natured and approachable. When she lay in the last sleep, that knows no waking, one of her nephews, of a very unemotional, undemonstrative nature himself, stood looking at her, with eyes filled with tears (unusual) . He said, "She was always good to me, always made me welcome." When her 4th child was 6 months old, her sister, Susan, died, leaving an infant 2 weeks old. Chaney took this baby and nursed it with her own boy, John, and kept her in her home most of the time until she (Susan) married Dr. S. B. McLurkin ( at her home) .
Chaney had the sorrows that came to all. Two children lost in infancy. Her youngest son lost his life by
drowning in river near Charleston, in 1862, while stationed there. Next youngest died from effects of wound received at Battle of Manassas in 1863. Her oldest son died of pneumonia, contracted while nursing his brother, John (who was very ill with same) in 1863. For 3 months John was ill. Sallie, the youngest, and said by her father, "to be the best of you all," died July 28, 1858, having been married just a year, only 18. Her oldest daughter (married and mother of 7 children) was an invalid, in bed 4 years. Her recovery, restored health for some years afterward was miraculous. Two daughter married and moved away to Georgia, and the ways of communication and travel were not like that of this time, of course, many anxious hours were spent about them. When Sherman's army started on its famous march, the husband of one daughter was in the Confederate Army, the other an invalid who had been exempted from active service.
The two families, with their slaves, refugeed to the home of their parents in South Carolina, where they remained for several years. On the return to Georgia, where the country had been swept, as Sherman said, life was hard for many years.
The parents, Chaney and Henry, so sorely bereft in many ways, called on their only son left, John, to come to their home and manage the large farm, part of which had a mortgage of $9,500 on it, made during the war, when Henry A. Coleman bought the lands of Solomon Coleman, very near his own home. John, his wife and two children, Sam and Jennie, came to this home in December, 1865. And never did son and, more nobly fulfill all duties toward these parents in their old days.
John Albert Feaster (Coleman) married Juliana Stevenson, October 13, 1853. He died April 30, 1898. She, December 3, 1913. Their children: Samuel Stevenson, Jennie Isabel, Henry David, Mary Feaster, Chaney Savilla.
Sam married Sarah Rebecca Gladden ( descendant of Polly Mobley) .
Their children: Kate, Annie Bene, Jesse Gladden, John A. F.

  More About Chaney Feaster:
Burial: Coleman Cemetery nr Feasterville ,Fairfield Co. S.C.
Medical Information: died 7-11-1878 6pm

  More About Henry Alexander Coleman:
Burial: Coleman Cem. Feasterville, Fairfield, SC.

  23 ix.   John Mobley Feaster, born 15 Apr 1807 in Feasterville, Fairfield Co. S.C.; died 29 Oct 1891 in Brevard Co. Fl.. He married (1) Dorcas Mobley McCrorey. He married (2) Keziah Pickett 1826; born 1810; died 29 Apr 1862 in Alachua Co. , FL.
  More About Keziah Pickett:
Burial: Florida

      12. Jacob4 Feaster (Andrew Sr.3, Peter( Pfeister)2, Pfeister1) He married Margaret ? Cannamore.

More About Jacob Feaster:
Burial: Near home place
Children of Jacob Feaster and Margaret Cannamore are:
  24 i.   Baby5 Feaster.
  25 ii.   Baby Feaster.
  26 iii.   Baby Feaster.

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