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Descendants of Jacob Faubion

5. MOSES4 FAUBION (JACOB3, JACOB2, HANS JOSEPH1)65,66 was born February 27, 1778 in Fauquier County, Virginia67,68,69, and died November 1847 in Lawerence County, Indiana70. He married MARY MCPIKE70 Abt. 1798 in East Tennessee71, daughter of WILLIAM MCPIKE and OBEDIENCE HOLLOWAY. She was born Abt. 1780 in Virginia71,72, and died January 18, 1830 in Lawrence County, Indiana73,74.

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The following received from Patt Seitas;

Moses was born n February 3, 1780 in Faquier county, Virginia to Jacob Faubion and Dianah Rector. He was one of the middle children in a large family.His oldest sister was about ten years older, his youngest sister about ten years younger. He probably learned blacksmithing from his father. When he was sixteen years or younger, he went with his parents and his brothers and sisters across the "Great Mountains" into Cherokee County, i. e., Tennessee.

In 1798, Moses married Mary McPike in East Tennessee. She was the daughter of Obedience Holloway and William McPike, both of whom were born in Ireland.

In 1820, when a Methodist campground was established near Old Newport, Tennessee and later moved to Parrotsville, Tennessee, Moses and one of his brothers were among the principle "Tenters."

The following information provided to Patt by (History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana, by Goodspeed Brothers & Company, Chicago, published 1884, the 1830 census of Indiana, and Lawrence County, Indiana Deed Book C., page 1301.

In 1827, Moses, Mary and 13 of their 15 children, migrated to Indiana. They left behind a small son buried in Tennessee and their eldest son, Jacob who decided to stay in Tennessee with his family. They sold their farm in Tennessee for $5,000. They made the trip in one four-horse wagon and one-six horse wagon. They may have had to "stop over" for a period of time somewhere along the way. Moses settled his family on a farm north of the present Heltonville, Pleasant Run Township in Lawrence County, Indiana. Moses's sons Henry and William are shown as heads of households in the 1830 Indiana census as is Samuel Fowler who married Moses's daughter, Charlotte. On October 10, 1831, Moses bought a farm near Heltonville. The Faubions were one of the pioneering families of Lawrence county, Indiana.

About the same time, in the 1830's, several of Moses's siblings and their families moved from Tennessee to Missouri, including Jacob, Spencer, the children of his brother John, and the family of his deceased sister, Sally Broadhurst.

Moses's will, dated August 13, 1845, was admitted for probate and proved on December 6, 1847. On December 16, 1847, Moses's sons Noah and William were named administrators of the estate and their brother Enoch as security. (Noah and William were literate, each signing their names while Enoch signed with an "x.") The will named all living children as well as the heirs of Mose's deceased sons Jacob and Henry. Moses's estate was settled sometime after his daughter Obedience died on January 15, 1848; her heirs are listed in the settlement document. Moses, as wellas his wife, Mary, were buried in the Faubion Cemetery in Pleasant Run Township in Lawrence county, Indiana.
The children are listed on Patti Seitas page 9-FB, all are the same but Edom Faubion is not listed.
The Following comes from Faubion and Allied Families, page 197:

Moses Faubion was born in Fauquier County, Virginia 3 February 1780 (1778). He died in Lawrence County, Indiana in November 1847, and is buried in Faubion Cemetery, Pleasant Run Township. His gravestone bears the year of birth: 1780. Moses married in East Tennessee in 1798, Mary McPike, daughter of William and Obedience (Holloway) McPike who were natives of Ireland. Mary was born in Virginia in 1780; she died in Lawrence County, Indiana 18 January 1830, and was buried alongside Moses in the Faubion Cemetery there.

Moses was around sixteen, or younger, when he came with his parents across the 'Great Mountains' into the Cherokee Country that was to become East Tennessee. He no doubt learned the blacksmith trade at his father's forge, and farmed the land required to help sustain this pioneer family. When a Methodist campground was established in 1820 near Old Newport and later moved to Parrotsville, he and his brother Jacob were among the principal tenters.

Sometime before the 1830 census was taken in the East Tennessee area, Moses and Mary, with thirteen of their fifteen children, migrated to Indiana. They made the trip in one four-horse wagon and one six-horse wagon, settling on a farm north of present Heltonville, Pleasant Run Township, Lawrence County, Indiana. They had left a small son buried in East Tennessee; and their eldest son Jacob and his family had chosen to remain in Tennessee. We are not certain of the exact date of this move. Son Henry, who was married, and son William, who was single, are each shown as head of a household on the Lawrence County, Indiana 1830 Census, as is Samuel Fowler, husband of Moses' daughter Charlotte. It is possible that Moses and Mary, with some of the children, had to "stop over" for a period of time somewhere along the way. He purchased his farm north of Heltonville on 10 October 1831 (Deed Book C, page 1301).

Moses' Will, dated 13 August 1845, was admitted for probate and proven, 6 December 1847. On 16 December 1847, his sons William and Noah were named Administrators with their brother Enoch as Security. These documents were signed by Noah and Enoch with only William using "His 'X' Mark." The Will named all the living children, as well as the heirs of Moses' deceased sons Jacob and Henry. The Estate was settled sometime after his daughter Obedience died on 15 January 1848, and her heirs are listed in the settlement documents.


Faubion Cemetery Listings, Pleasant run Township, Lawrence County, Indiana.

11 July 1896 news item of Faubion Family reunion (Bedford ?, Indiana paper).

Ruth Webb O'Dell, Over The Misty Blue Hills, A History of Cocke County, Tennessee, (Tennessee-1950), page 167

History of Lawrence County, Indiana, (1884; reproduction, Paoli, Indiana: Stout Print Shop, 1965), pages 325-326.

Lawrence County, Indiana Probate Court Records: Box 13, File 4; Order Book C, page 485.

Birth and marriage dates from record pages from Moses Faubion family Bible. Copied by Mrs. P. H. (Judy) Mitchell, Bedford, Indiana.

Courthouse records researched by Mrs. Kathleen Lewis, Bedford, Indiana, genealogist.

M. L. Faubion - 1981

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Event 1: Buried Faubion Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana75,76
Event 2: Faubion Cemetery is in Pleasant Run Township, Lawrence County, Indiana77

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Event 1: Buried Faubion Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana78

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Marriage: Abt. 1798, East Tennessee79
Children of M
27. i.   CHARLOTTE5 FAUBION, b. February 14, 1800, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1864, Lawrence County, Indiana.
28. ii.   JACOB FAUBION, b. July 9, 1801, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. June 22, 1844, Cocke County, Tennessee.
29. iii.   WILLIAM FAUBION, b. January 20, 1803, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. October 3, 1856, Lawrence County, Indiana.
30. iv.   HENRY FAUBION, b. August 29, 1804, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1834, Lawrence County, Indiana.
31. v.   OBEDIENCE FAUBION, b. February 21, 1806, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. January 15, 1848, Lawrence County, Indiana.
32. vi.   JOHN FAUBION, b. February 19, 1808, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1863, Plum Grove, Jefferson County, Kansas.
  vii.   DIANAH FAUBION80,81, b. March 28, 1810, Cocke County, Tennessee82; d. September 29, 1880, Lawrence County, Indiana82; m. (1) MR. MARCH83; b. Abt. 1810; d. Unknown; m. (2) GEORGE PAYNE84, September 29, 1852, Lawrence County, Indiana85,86; b. March 14, 1802, North Carolina87; d. June 25, 1866, Lawrence County, Indiana87.
From Faubion and Allied Families, page 226:

Dianah was thirty-nine years of age when she married George Payne, a farmer and a widower with ten children. In 1856, his daughter Sarah Jane married Dianah's nephew, Jacob Fowler. After George died, and his children all married and established in their own homes, Dianah went to live in the home of her youngest sister Elizabeth who was married to David Cummings.

Event 1: 1850, fed. census listed on fathers farm with sister Mary, Pleasant, Lawrence Co., IN.88
Event 2: census record on page 448 of Indiana/Federal Ceensus
Event 3: buried: Bonham-Faubion Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana89,90

Unknown-Ending: Bef. 1850

  More About GEORGE PAYNE:
Event 1: buried Sherrill Cemetery, Shawswick Township, Lawrence County, Indiana91
Event 2: he is buried beside his first wife, Sarah91

Marriage: September 29, 1852, Lawrence County, Indiana92,93

33. viii.   JESSE FAUBION, b. November 21, 1811, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. September 29, 1882, Shelby County, Missouri.
  ix.   MARY FAUBION94, b. April 11, 1812, Cocke County, Tennessee95,96; d. November 9, 1851, Lawrence County, Indiana97.
  More About MARY FAUBION:
Comment 4: never married97
Event 1: 1850, fed. census listed on fathers farm with sister Mary, Pleasant, Lawrence Co., IN.
Event 2: buried Faubion Cemetery, Pleasant Run Township, Lawrence County, Indiana97
Event 3: buried: Bonham-Faubion Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana98

34. x.   MARGARET FAUBION, b. Abt. 1814, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1896.
  xi.   EDOM FAUBION99,100, b. December 1816, Cocke County, Tennessee101,102; d. Bef. 1830, Cocke County, Tennessee103.
35. xii.   ENOCH FAUBION, b. January 1, 1819, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. September 5, 1865, Lawrence County, Indiana.
36. xiii.   NOAH FAUBION, b. November 14, 1820, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. August 7, 1876, Jasper County, Illinois.
37. xiv.   MALINDA FAUBION, b. November 1, 1823, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. May 9, 1861, Lawrence County, Indiana.
38. xv.   ELIZABETH FAUBION, b. August 4, 1826, prob. Cocke County, Tennessee; d. July 6, 1900, Heltonville, Lawrence County, Indiana.

6. NANCY4 FAUBION (JACOB3, JACOB2, HANS JOSEPH1)104 was born Bet. 1780 - 1781 in Fauquier County, Virginia105,106,107, and died Bet. 1840 - 1850 in Platte County, Missouri108,109. She married NATHANIEL BOYDSTON110 Abt. 1799 in Cocke County, Tennessee111,112, son of WILLIAM BOYDSTON and ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN. He was born Abt. 1780 in Fauquier County, Virginia113, and died April 13, 1852 in Platte County, Missouri114.

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Patt Seitas papers add that Nathaniel Boydston may have been the brother of Priscilla Boydston. ( This is in fact true).
From Faubion and Allied Families, pages 261 & 262:

Nancy's date of birth was estimated from the ages given in various census records, and the date of birth of her first child. In 1830, in Cocke County, Tennessee, the wife of Nathaniel Boydston was 40-50, and in 1840, in Platte County, Missouri Nathaniel's wife was 60-70. If William was her first born child - Nathaniel said he was the oldest son - she would have been 19-20 when he was born in 1800. (William is shown as 30-40 in 1840 and 61 in 1860.) In those days the first child was born about one year after a couple was married, and it is in this way that the date for their marriage was determined. The marriage record has not been found, but Salmans said they were married in Cocke County, Tennessee. Both families lived in Cocke County at that time and it is logical that they were married there. Several fires have destroyed most of the records of Cocke County, Tennessee over the years; if they were married there, the records are gone. Nancy's date of death is based on the readings of the census: she was shown in 1840 with Nathaniel in Platte County but is not there in 1850. No record of where she was buried has been found.

Nathaniel and Nancy were in Cocke County, Tennessee in 1830, and they came to Clay County, Missouri about 1831- 1832. They probably came out with the large group of Faubions and allied families in 1832. Priscilla, sister of Nathaniel, and her husband the Reverend Jacob Faubion who was Nancy's brother, are known to have been in the group. (See Section: Migration To Missouri.) Nathaniel and Nancy are known to have been in Caly County, Missouri by the Fall of 1833 when Nathaniel's nephew, Nathaniel Christian Boydston, went back to Cocke County, Tennessee to bring William and Elizabeth Boydston out to be with the rest of the family.

Exactly when Nathaniel and Nancy moved to Platte County is unknown. Platte became available for settlement in 1837, and probably the family moved over there in 1838-1839. A nathaniel Boydston is on the list of persons assessed Personal Property Taxes in 1839, but which Nathaniel is not clear. . . . Nancy's Nathaniel or Nathaniel Christian, son of Thomas, who was one of the earliest settlers in Platte County. Nathaniel and Nancy and their sons William, Jacob and Thomas are all shown in Platte County in the 1840 Census.

Very little research was done by the current Faubion researchers on this family. The Estate Packet for Nathaniel Boydston is in Platte County, Missouri. One of the "scraps" in that file shows that James Woodley was paid "for applying or and obtaining bounty land grant of 80 acres." Since the first Act by the U. S. Congress making bounty land available to veterans of the War of 1812 was passed on September 28, 1850, it seems reasonable that Nathaniel Boydston - via James Woodley - applied for land under this Act, indicating that Nathaniel Boydston served in the War of 1812 and the National Archives should have a military record for him.

The early land records in Platte County, Missouri do not seem to indicate who entered a claim on what piece of land. the land office in Plattsburg handled these claims, and record of them is believed to be in the Regional Office of the National Archives in Kansas City. The Deed Books were checked in Platte County, but land transactions for the Boydstons were not noted. . . . either they were not there, or they were missed, and either way, the Deed Books need to be searched again. Nathaniel did own some land in Platte County at the time of his death. The Estate Packet contains a Notice of Sale to be held by the Sheriff which shows that Nathaniel owned the southeast fractional quarter of Section 15, Township 53, Range 37 (117 55/100 acres). The records also show that the County and State Taxes for the land for the years 1850 and 1851 were also paid after Nathaniel died in 1852, and that the taxes for 1852 were also paid out of the Estate.

There is an indication that Nathaniel rented addittional land from time to time as a deposition among the Estate papers indicates that he rented twelve acres at $2.00 per acre on March 1, 1851, and that the rent had not been paid at the time of Nathaniel's death.

Platte County's rich bottomlands along the rivers made it one of the few areas of Missouri where slavery was economically feasible. It was a strong-hold for the supporters of slavery. Personal feelings of this day and time do not alter the fact that the Boydstons were slave-owners. William Boydston, the father of Nathaniel, distributed his slaves in the Will he made dated March 15 1834. Nathaniel received ". . . a tract of land supposed to be worth eight hundred dollars. Also one Negro man at five hundred dollars. . . (and) thirteen hundred dollars." Nathaniel's estate shows that he owned at least one man, four women, one boy, and three girls. Apparently John McDaniel and Elizabeth kept the boy until the Estate was settled, and then John signed for the boy and for one women (which should have been Frederic and Judy). Nathaniel Holland seems to have had the gils in the interim. One of the girls, Mandy and the man, Townley, were received by William, Nathaniel's oldest son, and the one with whom he was living in 1850. (The value on the two of them is shown as $1,250!) Ezekiel Fugitt and Diana received Becky and her youngest child, Eliza. Nathaniel Holland and Polly received the woman, Synthee or Sinthy. David Gladden and Nancy received a woman and a girl named Juliet or Juliate. Jacob was supposed to have received a boy and a girl named Patsy, but a receipt for them was not noted. It is interesting to speculate that Townley might have been the man that Nathaniel received from William's Estate. It is also interesting to notice that while the husband signed for the negroes on behalf of the wife, Nathaniel had made it very clear that the Negros were to belong to his daughters, and that they were not to be included in their husband's estates. . . . . at the death of Diana, Elizabeth, Polly and Nancy - as the case might be - the appropriate negros were to be the property of the heirs of her body.

It is important to realize when seeking the descendants of Nathaniel and Nancy Boydston that Nathaniel had a brother Thomas. They both had children of about the same ages, and many of them had names the same. To further complicate matters they lived for many years in the same neighborhoods. For help in straightening out the families, we went to Gladys Domonoske's book about the Boydstun-Bodyston Family. It tells about William Boydston who was born in Frederick County, Maryland on March 24, 1753, a son of David Boydston, Sr. and his second wife, Sarah Pruitt. William is known to have served in the Revolutionary War, and is believed to have also participated in the Battle of Kings Mountain. It also shows both of William's sons, Nathaniel and Thomas, & lists some of their children.

Levi B. Salmans has a short statement about Nathaniel and Nancy (Faubion) Boydston. He says that they had eleven children. Names for ten of the eleven children have been determined from the Estate Records and from the Boydstun - Boydston Book.

Notes for souces on data for this family line:
Gladys Boydston Domonoske, The Boydstun-Boydston Family (Third Edition; 1980) pages 102-120.
Records of the Probate Court, Platte County, Missouri - Box # 20.
Levi B. Salmans, History of the Descendants of John Jacob Rector (1936) page 250
History of Clay and Platte Counties, Missouri (1885), page 562 (unless otherwise indicated).
W. M. Paxton, Annals of Platte County, Missouri (Kansas City; Hudson-Kimberly Publishing Company, 1897) page 274 and pages 469 - 470.
Cemetery Records of Platte County, Missouri, (1980), Vol. 2, pages 11 & 164.
Marriage Records, Platte County, Missouri, Nadine Hodges (1966), page 296, page 38.
Ibid., (1961), Vol. 1, page 58 & 342 & 656.

This chapter complied and written by Mary Elizabeth "Marybeth" (Faubion) Rule 8951 Hunter Way, Westminster, Colorado 80030.

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Because descendants do not have absolute birth dates for most of the children of Nathaniel, they are listed here in the order given in the will dated in 1847, with birth years approximated. Giving a little weight to this decision is the 1830 census, shown below, on which daughters would seem to be youngest of the group of children.

Following notes from Ruth Walton, Salem, Oregon:

Nathaniel Boydston is found in 1830 on the U. S. Census of Cocke County, East Tennessee:

Nathaniel and his family, his brother Thomas and his family, his sister Priscilla and her family, and several other relatives and neighbors from Cocke County, Tennessee, migrated to Missouri about 1831, settling in Clay County, Missouri.

After about a year, Nathaniel's nephew, Nathaniel Christian Boydstun, returned to Cocke County, and moved his Grandparents, William and Elizabeth Boydston to Clay County, Missouri.

A few years latter, the Platte Purchase opened Platte, Buchanan and other counties for settlement and they began moving across the county line.

Nathaniel Boydston's will, found in Platte County, Missouri, Book B, page 86, is written January 14, 1847. It does not mention his wife. Mentions oldest son, William; sons Jacob, John; heirs of sons Thomas and Moses; daughters Diana Fugate, Elizabeth McDaniel, Polly Holland, Nancy Gladden. Personal Property was to be sold to highest bidder and proceeds divided among the six living heirs. The land sold was described as lying in section 15, Township 53, Range 34. Total of 117 and 55/100th acres.

The 1899 plat map shows a Boydston cemetery located in Range 34, Township 53, Section 15, on what was Nathaniel Boydston's land. Apparently the cemetery has been long abandoned, so that there are no longer stones there. Present occupants (May 1997) do not allow anyone to go on the land. It is likely that Nathaniel and Nancy (Faubion) Boydston are buried there, as well as several other family members.

The land was located in an area called "Goose Neck" in Platte County, Missouri, the name derived from a peculiar bend in the principal creek of the Platte River. The area is about four miles northeast of Platte City. There was a nearby school called Buckeye School, located on William Boydston land, and the old Mellon Bridge which spanned the Platte River across from Nathaniel Boydston's land.

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Marriage: Abt. 1799, Cocke County, Tennessee115,116
Children of N
39. i.   WILLIAM5 BOYDSTON, b. Abt. 1800, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. March 8, 1869, Platte County, Missouri.
40. ii.   JOHN WESLEY BOYDSTON, b. Abt. 1802, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1847 - 1852.
  iii.   SAMUEL BOYDSTON117, b. Abt. 1804, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1847118.
41. iv.   JACOB BOYDSTON, b. Abt. 1806, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1870, Platte County, Missouri.
42. v.   THOMAS BOYDSTON, b. Bet. 1800 - 1810, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Bef. January 1847.
43. vi.   MOSES BOYDSTON, b. Abt. 1812, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1852, Texas.
44. vii.   ELIZABETH BOYDSTON, b. Abt. 1815, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. March 14, 1880, Green, Platte County, Missouri.
45. viii.   MARY ELIZABETH BOYDSTON, b. May 13, 1816, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. September 15, 1884, Union Star, DeKalb County, Missouri.
46. ix.   NANCY A. BOYDSTON, b. Abt. 1819, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. August 1879, Platte County, Missouri.
47. x.   DIANA BOYDSTON, b. Abt. 1820, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Aft. 1870, Platte County, Missouri.

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