Thank you for answering my post. Now that you have given me an approximate death date for Samuel, I can see that the will cannot be his, but rather that of his son Samuel who had a son named Columbus. That Columbus is the one mentioned as executor of the will. Where did you get the info concerning the death date for Samuel?
Since you are a descendant of Madison, son of Samuel, perhaps you can confirm the info I have collected over the years:
Madison T Faught b. cFeb 1840 or 41 probably Giles Co TN
1850 census in household of Samuel and Nancy – Madison listed as 9 yrs old.
13 Jul 1860 census in household of Nancy Fought (45) – I think this is his oldest sister, since his mother would be closer to 68 yrs old.
30 Aug 1860 obtained license to marry Sarah Ann Coats in Giles Co. The security bondsman was John A Coats.
Known children from this marriage: William b.1863; Mary Nancy b.7 Oct 1865; Eliza Jane b.15 Jan 1867; John H b.1871; James M b.1876; Samuel b.1879; Tylar B b.1884.
28 Jul 1870 census in Giles Co: Madison, Sarah, son William, dau Nancy, dau Eliza J
1880 census Giles Co: Madison, Sarah, dau Jane, son John, son James, son Samuel
1887 married Mary Coats in Maury Co TN
Known children from this marriage: Liewella b.1888
c1900 supposed to have married Mary Elizabeth Escue
1900 census Giles Co: Mat, Mary (which one), dau Tylar B (16), dau Liewella (12).
I haven’t been able to find him in 1910 census, although another researcher says he is listed as having been married three times, currently to Eliza which could be Mary Elizaeth.
Death: 03 Jul 1916 Giles Co; buried in Campellsville, Giles Co.
Madison and Sarah’s son, William Madison married Mary Etta Escue who was the daughter of Madison’s sister Elizabeth Faught who married John R Escue. Elizabeth’s full name may have been Cynthia Elizabeth, and she was known as Fannie.
Other known children of Samuel and Nancy Dean Faught:
William Columbus Faught married Louisa Jane Escue.
Levi Faught married Mary Morris in Lawrence Co TN 01 Apr 1856.
Other possible children of Samuel and Nancy:
Nancy Faught was the second wife of James Moore
John Faught married Clarissa Hudson
Sarah Faught married John R Spears
Samuel Faught married Lucretia “Creasy” (-----)
James Faught married Catherine (-----)
Susan Faught married Hiram McDonald
Mahala Faught married Frederick Rackley
I am interested in finding any documentation stating a direct link between John and parents Samuel and Nancy.
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