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Descendants of *Hans Michael Pfautz, Sr.

Generation No. 3


3. *JOHN MICHAEL3 PFOUTS, SR. (*JACOB2 PFAUTZ, SR., *HANS MICHAEL1) was born 1724 in Rohrbach, Rhenish, Palatinate,, and died September 24, 1803 in Uwharrie Waters, Rowen, Randolph County, Pennsylvania. He married *EVA CATHARINA WERNER Abt. 1746 in Lancaster County, Germany Township, Pennsylvania, daughter of *JOHANN WERNER and *CATHERINE SIGLER. She was born December 15, 1727 in Massenbach, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany, and died Abt. 1800 in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Notes for
*JOHN MICHAEL PFOUTS, SR.:
DAR Patriot Index:

FOUTZ , Michael
Birth: GR Circa 1724 Rank: PS
Service: NC
Death: NC p 9-24-1803
Patriot Pensioned: No
Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No
Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Catharine Varner
Had land on Great Pipe Creek, Frederick (now Carroll) Co., Md., 1745-1754; moved then to father's plantation until 1762 when moved to Uwharrie waters in Rowan (now Randolph) Co., N. C.; Plantation adjoined DeWald Fouts (see below); Deeded all his lands to his eldest son John in 1801, then disappers from records; Sons and daughters with families moved to Ohio in late 1803. Children: 10, 5 sons. The Varners were Mennonites. Michael is cited in one source as being a Quaker in 1789, but is not mentioned in Quaker records extant. Family was predominantly Dunker after move to Ohio.


Born as Jacob Michael but went by Michael. Anglicized name to FOUTS when he obtained land at Pipe Creek, Prince Georges County, MD in 1744. Lived on Little Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick (now Carroll) Co, MD from 1744 to 1762. Family moved to Uwharrie Waters in Rowan Co, NC. Arrived in PA abt 1726 with parents and sister, Margareta. Settled in Skippack, a German village about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
He and Catherine were Dutch Friends (Mennonites)
REV WAR:pay voucher from state of NC dated 20 March 1782, original in NC Archives
TAX:1779 Randolph Co, NC, on William Millikan's list of persons who had not taken the Oath of Allegiance
LAND:260acres, 17 Feb 1763, NorthCarolinaLandGrants, 19:445-449

'List of ye Palatine Passengers, Imported on ye Ship William & Sarah, Willm. Hill, Mar. from Rotterdam Philad ye 18th Sep., 1727' (Strassburger & Hinke List 1 A) which includes not only 'Hans Michl
Phauts, Skibach' with 5 persons in the family group, but also a 'Jacob Pause' with 2 1/2 persons in the family group. (The '1/2' person meant a pregnant woman)! National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Dec. 1975, Vol. 61, No. 4: "Earliest Pfautz/Fouts Families in America" By John Scott Davenport.


More About
*JOHN MICHAEL PFOUTS, SR.:
Immigration: 1726, Ship "William and Mary" came with parents

Notes for
*EVA CATHARINA WERNER:
From JimVarner (JimVar1):Baptised Eva Catherina Werner in Massenbach,Germany on Feb 26, 1727. Emigrated to US on the Johnson to
Philadelphia on Sep 8, 1732 with parents Hans Adam and Catherina Werner. He has a copy of the baptismal record.
Dau of Adam Varner & Catherana of Germany Twp, Lancaster (later York), PA
Will:Book C:302-3, will of Adam Warner, York Co 1775
From JimVarner (JimVar1):Baptised Eva Catherina Werner in Massenbach,Germany on Feb 26, 1727. Emigrated to US on the Johnson to
Philadelphia on Sep 8, 1732 with parents Hans Adam and Catherina Werner. He has a copy of the baptismal record.

     
Children of
*JOHN PFOUTS and *EVA WERNER are:
  i.   REVEREND JOHN MICHAEL4 FOUTS, JR, b. June 11, 1747, PipeCreek Waters, Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland; d. November 11, 1822, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio; m. MARY MAGDALENE YOUNCE, August 13, 1769, Salisbury, Rowen County, North Carolina; b. October 12, 1747, German Township, York County, Pennsylvania; d. June 12, 1812, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.
  Notes for REVEREND JOHN MICHAEL FOUTS, JR:
DAR Patriot Index:

FOUTZ , John
Birth: MD Baptized 23 Jun 1747 Rank: PS
Service: NC
Death: OH Before (ante) 11 Mar 1823
Patriot Pensioned: No
Widow Pensioned: No
Children Pensioned: No
Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Mary Younce
Baptized 23 Jun 1747 by Rev J. Waldeschmidt and recorded at St.Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co, PA.
His children were Dunkers (Church of the Brethren)
Will Bk A, pg 225, Montgomery Co, OH, I have a copy of the will in my will fileMarriage info-original bond at NCArchives; Rowan Co, NC MarriageBonds, Part I, pg 136; PFAUTZ NEWSLETTER, No 4, Oct, 1981, pg 8
Known as the miller. Family built grist mill in NC.
TAX:1779 Randolph Co, NC, on William Millikan's list
LAND:200acres, 17 Feb 1763, NorthCarolinaLandGrants, 19: 445-449 Written by Charles Merit Fouts, c1935, with copies to members of his
family:
John Fouts and his family moved from Randolph County, North Carolina, and located on a 160 acre tract in what is now Preble County, Ohio, within a triangle drawn through Eaton, Germantown and Johnsville and about 6 miles southwesterly from Johnsville. [R. Brown
finds Eaton in Preble Co, Germantown in Montgomery Co, but Johnsville is not to be found in that area] Here were gathered his family and
the families of his descendants, especially Michael 1st and Michael's son Michael until he was married to Mary Etter, grandmother of Charles M. Fouts, and especially by Aaron Fouts youngest son of Michael 1st and his family. [The land] was recently sold to a Mrs. Myers, the mother-in-law of Harry M. Wolfe, an attorney at law offices in 401 Reibold Building, Dayton, Ohio. John Fouts and wife Mary, Michael
Fouts 1st and wife Elizabeth Sinks Fouts, Aaron Fouts and others of the Fouts tribe and of the Etter tribe are buried in the same graveyard within said triangle. When said John Fouts and family were moving from Randolph County, North Carolina, to Ohio, they crossed the
Ohio River near where Cincinnati is now located. The city was then being laid out. The John Fouts family had in their possession a very
fine young horse and the founders of the said city offered 30 lots in what is now the business district of Cincinnati for the young horse.
The proposition was not accepted.

FOUTS, JOHN OF MICHAEL
State: NC Year: 1779
County: Randolph County Record Type:
Township: Tax List Page:
Database: NC Early Census Index


  More About REVEREND JOHN MICHAEL FOUTS, JR:
Burial: November 13, 1822, Schaeffer Cemetery, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
Christening: July 23, 1747, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Military service: Revolutionary War

  Notes for MARY MAGDALENE YOUNCE:
Daughter of Frederick Janss (Younce), of Hanover, York Co., PA
Her bro, Lawrence wed Catherine Fouts, Lawrence buried next to Mary
LDS: Source Call #0884719, Batch 8132903, Sheet 77
Death:Schaeffer Ch Cem extracts

  More About MARY MAGDALENE YOUNCE:
Burial: Schaeffer Cemetery, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

  ii.   CATHERINE PFOUTS, b. May 11, 1749, Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick County, Maryland; d. German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio; m. LAWRENCE YOUNCE, 1771, Guilford, Randolph County, North Carolina; b. 1745, Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick County, Maryland; d. August 1814, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.
  Notes for CATHERINE PFOUTS:
Catherine mar. Mary's brother Lawrence Younce.
For some reason during the Revolution, she left Lawrence and took up with
William Trusty. Lawrence took their children and moved to Lincoln Co.,
N.C. In 1786, William Trusty and Catherine Younce were indicted by the
Randolph Co. Grand Jury for adultery and bastardy. Lawrence had
a 200-acre entry, which he apparently turned over to Catherine as
a stettlement--anyway, she got the State Grant. I've never been
able to find her conveyance of the land, but Jacob Garron had it by
1790. I suspect that Catherine is the femal head of household, Catherine
Yontz in the Frederick Co., Md., Census of 1790, which shows but one
young male child. Laurence Younce had moved from Lincoln Co. to Wilkes co.,
N.C., before the Census of 1790, is enumerated there in what could
well be a motherless family. "Whatever, Laurence, Sr., apparently mar. off Lawrence, Jr., in
Wilkes (now Ashe) Co. and went back to Lincoln Co., but he did not stay
there for long. After a few yrs. of land and slave activity he sold out in
Lincoln Co. Lawrence, Jr., sold out in Wilkes Co. to his brother-in-law
Peter Fouts, who mar. Catherine Younce, likely Lawrence, Sr.'s eldest
daughter. Then, the two Lawrences moved to Ky., locating in what is now
Muhlenburg Co.
Lawrence, Jr., remained in Muhlenburg Co., died there. Around
1815, William Younce, a younger brother of Lawrence and Mary, movd to
Muhlenberg Co. from Rowan (now Davidson) Co., N.C. William had
been in Lincoln Co. with Lawrence in the 1780's. William also died in
Muhlenberg Co., Ky.
"Lawrence apparently died in German Twp., Montgomery Co., Oh.,
for he is burid in the same plot, one grave away, from Mary Younce Fouts
in the Schaeffer CEmetery. The tombstone reads,
'LAWRENCE YOUNCE, August 1814, Aged 75 years.' He was nine yrs.
older than Mary. He is the only Younce buried among a great many
Fouts.
Younce (also Yonce, Younts, Yonts) William was
Lutheran-Reformed in N.C. church records. John was a Moravian
Society
Brother who became a Dunker and died in Ashe Co., N.C. Most of
John's children went either to Ohio or to the Cherokee Country in
present-day




  More About CATHERINE PFOUTS:
Burial: Schaeffer Cemetery, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

  More About LAWRENCE YOUNCE:
Burial: Schaeffer Cemetery, German Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

4. iii.   *ANDREW FOUTS, b. April 9, 1751, April 9, 1751; d. September 1834, Tabernacle Township, Randolph County, North Carolina.
  iv.   JACOB "BLACK JACK" "YACUP" PFOUTS, b. August 1751, Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick County, Maryland; d. July 13, 1835, Wayne County, Indiana; m. ELEANOR MALINDA WAYMIRE, May 1, 1772, Guildford County, North Carolina; b. 1749, Germany; d. February 11, 1827, Wayne County, Indiana.
  Notes for JACOB "BLACK JACK" "YACUP" PFOUTS:
per Pfautz newsletter was a Quaker, moved from Randolph Co.,NC,
to Montgomery Co., OH, in 1801-02; then to Dearborn (now Wayne)
Co.,: IN Territory, in 1806. 1820 census in Wayne Co.,IN.


  More About JACOB "BLACK JACK" "YACUP" PFOUTS:
Burial: Wayne County, Indiana

  Notes for ELEANOR MALINDA WAYMIRE:
Bondsman for their marriage was David Fouts and witness was Wm. Draper.



  v.   ELIZABETH PFOUTS, b. March 7, 1753, Pipe Creek Waters, Frederick County, Maryland; d. Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennesse; m. JOHN YOUNT, 1772, Guilford County, North Carolina; b. 1749, Niederbronn, Alsace-Lorraine, France; d. 1811, Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennesse.
  Notes for ELIZABETH PFOUTS:
Emigration: 1798 Wautaga Waters, Wilke Co, North Carolina, then Shelby Co, Ky, then Lincoln Co, Tn


  More About ELIZABETH PFOUTS:
Religion: Church of the Brethren

  Notes for JOHN YOUNT:
Brother to Jacob Yount

  vi.   SUSANNAH FOUTS, b. April 1755, Germany Township, York County, Pennsylvania; d. July 18, 1817, Ashe County, North Carolina; m. CUTLIFF HARMON (GOTTLIEB HERMANN), 1772, Guilford County, North Carolina; b. 1748, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. 1839, Cove Creek Township, Ashe County, North Carolina.
  More About SUSANNAH FOUTS:
Burial: Old Harmon Homeplace, Watauga County, North Carolina

  Notes for CUTLIFF HARMON (GOTTLIEB HERMANN):
It is believed by some that Cutliff Harmonís name was anglicized from "Gottlieb Hermann."
Cutliff Harmon was employed by Daniel Boone, the famous pioneer, to transport goods & purchase Indian lands.
Cutliff and Susan & children lived in a natural rock cave called Shupeís Rockhouse at the mouth of Phillips Branch until they built their house. He bought 522 acres in 1791 in Cove Creek, Watauga Co, from James Gwyn.
On June 21, 1798 he sold 60 acres on the Unwharrie River (Randolph Co, NC deed 8:64) and moved to Wilkes Co, (now Watauga Co) NC.
Cutliff was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Taken from "A History of Western No. Carolina:
"Into the valley of Cove creek in 1791 came Cutliff Harmon, from Randolph Co, and bought 522 acres from James Gwen, this deed bearing date Aug 6, 1791. Cutliff married Susan Fouts and was about 90 years when he died in 1838, his wife having died several years earlier. He had 10 children by this marriage. Among his children were Mary, who married Bedent Baird, Andrew who married Sabra Hix, Eli , he married the widow Rhoda Dyer (born Dugger), Mathias, Catherine married Benjamin Ward, Rebecca, married Holden Davis, Sarah married John Mast, Nancy, married Thomas Curtis , and Rev D.C. Harmon, born Apr 17, 1826, died Dec. 23, 1904.
Among those who came about the time Cutliff did were the Eggers, Smith, Councill, Horton, Dugger, Mast, and Hix families.
The farm Cutliff bought is now owned by M.C., D.F., and D.C. Harmon.
Patch farming was the rule, the settlers going to the Globe on Johnís river for corn, as they raised only rye, buckwheat, Irish potatoes, cabbages, onions, and pumpkins on the new and cold land of the Watauga River. A common diet was milk and mush for breakfast and soup and cider for dinner and supper, according to Maldon C. Harmon.
The intermarriages of these families has brought about a neighborhood of closely related citizens and Cove Creek and the Valle of Crusis are spoken of as the Valley of Cousins, Sugar Grove being also a part of Valle Crucis.
Taken from "The Harmon Family" 1670-1884, the Genealogy of Cutliff Harmon and his Descendants by Terry L. Harmon. Book is at Library of Congress.


Marriage Records of Ashe County, North Carolina
1801-1872



GROOM BRIDE DATE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
Harman, Cutlif Parker, Polly 12/28/1817 2,3

ADMINISTRATOR BONDSMAN WITNESS(ES)
David Dugger David Holden, B. Baird
John Baker, Duke Ward

Brother to Matthias

  More About CUTLIFF HARMON (GOTTLIEB HERMANN):
Burial: Old Harmon Homeplace, Watauga County, North Carolina

  vii.   MARY MAGDALENA PFOUTS, b. June 1759, Germany Township, York County, Pennsylvania; d. November 25, 1822, Clark County, Indiana; m. MATTHIAS HARMON, December 25, 1779, Randolph County, North Carolina; b. 1750, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1815, Clark County, Indiana.
  Notes for MATTHIAS HARMON:
Bother to Cutliff Harmon

records indicate that Matthias Harmon, son of George Adam
Harmon, married Mary Magdalene Fouts, daughter of Jacob Michael
Fouts and Catherine Varner. Their daughter, Sarah Harmon,
married Thomas H. James on 5/24/1815 in Henry Co. Ky., and moved
to Jennings Co. IN. about 1818. The marriage license indicates
that Mathias was deceased at this time. Mary Magdalene is
reported to have died in Clark Co. .

North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
Viewing records 1-1 of 1 Matches



HARMON, MATTHIAS
State: NC Year: 1779
County: Randolph County Record Type:
Township: Tax List Page:
Database: NC Early Census Index



  viii.   JONAS PFOUTS, b. November 1763, Forks-Uwharrie, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1779.
  ix.   ESTHER PFOUTS, b. July 17, 1766, Forks-Uwharrie, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. 1825, Montgomery County, Ohio; m. JACOB YOUNT, Abt. 1786; b. 1743, Niederbronn, Alsace-Lorraine, France; d. 1813, Germantown, Montgomery, Ohio.
  Notes for ESTHER PFOUTS:
! 6 ch., dau. Catherine mar. David Hoover ! John Scott
Davenport, Ph.D. Working Draft May 1, 1981: "Patrinymic Code
Bf8 Esther FOUTS-Jacob YOUNT, of Montgomery Co., Oh. Family
#3-008" ! John Scott Davenport, Ph.D.: 1 June, 1985: " (7
children) md. Jacob Yount, b. 1743 d. 1813 or 1805 - bur.
Germantown, Oh." ! John Scott Davenport, Ph.D.: 1 June, 1985:
" . . . On 27 Aug., 1940 Rev. H. R. Burkett wrote John M.
Burkett of Washsington, D. C., describing his trip from Wabasha,
Minn., of copying from an old family Bible at the home of John
E. Fouts, 324 Infermary Rd., Dayton, Oh., the . . . list of ch.,
saying the top of the page was torn off and that is was written
in German script. The list is copied verbatim from the
handwriting of Miss Sarah Ida Williams, Rt. #1, Cambridge City,
Ind. . . Ester . . . "On the next page Miss Williams says: 'I
could not make out the first one. It looked like this
---'---hannes ist geboren -----' This mustmean 'Johannes was
born ----' The first two letters of Johannes were lacking and
the date was torn off. "Dr. William Reser has the same list and
says that it is the family of John Fouts, the immigrant and is
from the Bible of Jacob Fouts. "Lindsay M. Brien, writing in a
Dayton Newspaper an artiel 'Our Forefather -- Fouts' in the
second pgh says 'It was not long until the early Ohio
Settlements attracted many of the fmaily. Andrew, David, and
John, known to be brothers, with their sister, Esther, wife of
Jacob (Young) settled in Montgomery Co., in 1801.' A glance at
the . . . list of ch. shows that Andrew, David, John, and
Esther, three brothers and a sister belong to the family of John
Fouts, Sr. "Mr. (sic) Brien in the fourth pgh. lists the family
of John Fouts, Jr. and Mary (Younce) Fouts. He (sic) says 'John
Fouts stone states he died Nov., 1815, aged 75 yrs. but as his
will was not recorded until 1822, this may not be correct.
'Tradition says that he was born 8 March 1747 and died 11 Nov.,
1821. "Nowhere in these early records taken from the family
Bible does the name John Andreww occur. In legal reference to
ch., the males are listed first, then females. In this case the
male list would be -- John, Andrew, Jacob and David, especially
since the info. onJohn was only partial and on later lists his
name is lacking. Hence I infer there never was a John Andrew in
this family, but merely Andrew. (signed) Edgar A. Menk, Muncie,
Ind., 26 Jan., 1958." "Archibald Henderson i his book 'The
Conquest of the Old South West' writes of 'The two streams of
immigration, the greater through Philadelphia, the lessor
through Charleston, which poured into the Carolinas, quckly
flooding the back country -- the former who had resided in Penn.
long enough to be good judges of land . . . " "Between the years
1792 and 1805, John, Daniel, Andrew, Lewis, Michael, Joseph,
Phillip, Absolem, David, Elizabeth, and Mary Fouts, all from
Penn. entered land on the Uwharie River in No. Car. The name is
found in various deeds as Fouts, Phouts, and Pfouts. It was not
long until the early Ohio settlements atracted many of this
famiy. Andrew, David and John, together with their sister
Ester, wife of Jacob Yount, settled in Montgomery Co., while
Frederick and Henry, sons of John, were in Miami Co., in 1801.
"The old Fouts Bible in possession of descendants in Middletown,
Oh., give the record of birth of this Fouts family, but does not
give the names of the parents . . . record does not give the
birth of John, whose will was recorded in Montgomery Co., in
1822, . . . mar. Jacob Yount . . ." ! Gen. Aid Bulletin, (This
is from a Gen. Soc. in Ohio, sorry I can't recall which one!
HGS) Vol. 15, Issue 3, Jan., 1986: states b. Randolph Co., N.C.
! "5 Generations of the Pfautz-Fouts Family" compiled and
published by Audrey L. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.--Order from 1824 S.
Harvard, Independence, Mo., 64052 -- pp.12, 22


  x.   DAVID THEOBALD PFAUTS, b. March 1769, Forks-Uwharrie, Rowan County, North Carolina; d. 1831, Montgomery County, Ohio; m. ELIZABETH HOOVER, 1766, North Carolina; b. 1742, Frederick County, Maryland; d. Abt. 1821.
  Notes for DAVID THEOBALD PFAUTS:
Father of Hanna Fouts who married Andrew Fouts, Jr
Brother of Andrew Fouts, father of Andrew Fouts, Jr





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