Volume One Number Three FOUCH - FOUCHE - FOUTCH FAMILY HISTORIAN Volume One - Number Three - Fall 1995 Letter From The Editor The third newsletter is late in As I research the stories for our Ancestors, December 1988, “Early arriving, and for an excuse I have to newsletter, I have come to realize the Knoxville Newspapers” identifies the reach back in time fifty-five years. stories truly reflect the struggles and letter as being addressed to William Early in my college days I found a successes of ordinary people which McDowell Fouch. little doggerel in a college publication took place in the development of our In the last newsletter, I suggested which went: country. Most of our 19th century that Abraham, called “The Drummer --------- forebears were farmers, before Boy”, whose wife was described in a Consistency is such a bore mechanization, of course, either in the DAR publication as “Miss Mopply”, A state I constantly abhor. homes or on the farms. Many had was probably the son of John, who For who, I ask, should be content huge families. Having had five child- probably married Susannah Mobberly. To grow the way the twig is bent? ren in six years, myself, with all Merikay Mestad, who said that she ---------- modern conveniences, I marvel that had seen a notice of our newsletter in these ancestors could function as well the Maryland Genealogical Society I so identified with this sentiment, as they did. In some cases, when a news-letter, wrote that Abraham’s first that I went out of the way to meet the family story portrays a father or wife was Nancy Findley, of Greenville author. Five years and a World War mother as less responsible or caring Twp., who was the daughter of Samuel later we walked down the aisle while than they should have been, a look at Findley. Samuel died about January, both of us were enlisted in the U.S. the family circumstances can shed 1816, and his widow was Mary Navy.This summer we celebrated our much light. Findley. Merikay’s information was Golden Wedding anniversary. Since I But similar situations were taken from the “Laurel Messenger”, am never able to concentrate on more repeated endlessly in neighboring August 1978 p.4, and November, than one project at a time, the families, so perhaps it helped when 1979, p.4. Newsletter had to wait. others were in the same boat. Survive, I had an uneasy feeling that the The party was a blast! Criddles, they did, and their efforts brought our “Miss Mopply” was suspiciously close Grisets, and Fou(t)ches came from all country into the twentieth century, to “Mobberly”. Family legends have a over the country. Cousins who knew strong enough to face the challenges way of containing errors that have a about each other, met for the first that lay ahead and to become leader of hint of the facts. So this reinforces my time. Others met for the first time the world. belief that this family was descended since they were children. I heartily We can take pride in those who from Susannah Mobberly, and that recommend such happy family succeeded, but try to understand and Abraham’s researchers had confused reunions. They are much more fun be forgiving of those who failed. his wife with his mother. It’s still not that the gatherings at funerals. the “Smoking Gun”, but close. Our We were also blessed with the best sincerest “Thank You” to Merikay. of Seattle’s gourmet coffee. Ristorante Vivace owner Geneva GLITCHES in Volume One Number Sullivan9, (Lily Griset8, Eva Dunn7, Two The FOUCH-FOUCHE-FOUTCH William Dunn6, Mary Ellen Fouch5, Page 19 defines the Consulate as Family Historian is published William4, Thomas3, Isaac2, Hugh1, and between 1799-1894. Oy! It should quarterly by the her husband, David Schomer, brought have been 1799-1804. As Mark says, FOUCH-FOUCHE-FOUTCH their high tech equipment and made “two finger dislexia”. Family History Association lattes and mochas as fast as the guests Page 27, mentions that in 1795 a at 3032 122nd Place NE, could order them. If any of you ever William Fouch, of Boyd’s Creek (TN) Bellevue, Washington 98005 want to savor Seattle’s famous coffees, had a letter in the Knoxville Post (206) 881-8883 I recommend Vivace as our best. Office. I said that we could not be certain which William Fouch it was. Lourene G. Criddle WRONG! Page 209 of Tennessee Editor & Publisher 33 The Unrecognized Photographer John Hale Fouch - The First to Photograph the Site of the Battle of Bighorn Occasionally we stumble upon grandsons, who could provide him all of his brothers did serve. John ran outstanding family information by a with information on the photographer. away from home to find his brother, researcher who is not connected to our John Fouch was born in Morgan Aristides, whose war diary mentioned family. Such is the case of Dr. James County, Ohio July 9, 1849, the young- his worry about “Little John”. The S. Brust, a psychiatrist in San Pedro, est of six children. twin brothers and Lycurgus survived California. Dr. Brust has an abiding John Hale Fouch the War, but not Leonidas and their interest in anything connected with the father, James. Battle of Big Horn, and General By 1873, John was living in Min- George Custer. (Now why would a nesota, where he married Jane C. shrink have an interest in him?) Tennis of Cass County. After his mar- While browsing at a flea market one riage he went to Yellowstone to take day, he engaged in conversation with photographs, and returned for the birth a dealer in old photos. The dealer of his first child. Tragically, he found mentioned that in his home he had a his baby stillborn, and two days later stereoscopic view of Custer’s last his wife died. Within a month he battlefield. Eventually the dealer returned to Fort Keogh. brought the photo to Dr. Brust, who negotiated the purchase. Jane C. Tennis The photographer was John Hale His father was James Fouch, who “Fort Keogh had been established Fouch, and it was a photo of the was born March, 1816 in Wood Creek, Custer battlefield which was taken Virginia. The Civil War record of about a year after the battle. Fouch James Fouch states that he was born in entitled the photo, “The Place where 1819, which suggests that he may have Custer Fell”, and it appears to be the wanted to appear younger, in order to earliest photo taken of that tragic site enlist. which has been found to date. It The family history states that seems to predate by two years any James was the son of John H. Fouch, other known photo. who was born between 1775-1780 in Excited by his find, Dr. Brust was Pennsylvania. He moved from Vir- determined to learn all he could about ginia to Ohio in 1806, where he in the fall of 1876 at the juncture of John Fouch and his photography. He farmed until his death in 1855. The the Yellowstone and Tongue rivers. called on museum curators, historians, name of his first wife, whom he Fouch became the first post dealers and collectors, anyone who married in 1806, is not known. His photographer. In June 1877, Capt. was knowledgeable about early second wife was Elizabeth Meltzer, Michael V. Sheridan came through, frontier photographs. He learned that and their children were John, leading what was the first official Fouch’s photographs are rare, and that Abraham, James, Elbe, and Silvia. military expedition back to the scene it was known that he had travelled to His third wife was Harriet Brown. of the Little big Horn disaster of the the Little Bighorn site in July of 1877, On November 19th, 1838 James previous June. Its purpose was to and had published two views. No married Mary Cline, who was born disinter the remains of the officers, print of either had ever been found, October 22, 1820. Her father, Godlove including Custer, and bring them back and now Dr. Brust had one of them! Cline, came from Wurtenburg, to civilization. He then proceded to telephone Germany. Anticipating difficulty in com- anyone by the name of Fouch in the When John Hale was an infant, pleting his mission, Sheridan barred Los Angeles and Orange County his father, James, abandoned the press coverage of his activities. Ten telephone books. On his eleventh call, family. Five years later Mary Cline days later, Philetus W. Norris arrived he located a grandson of John Hale Fouch was granted a divorce, in order at the post, on his way to assume his Fouch. One descendant lead to an- to remarry. John Hale was too duties as superintendent at Yellow- other until he located four surviving young to serve, although his father and 34 Iron Bull, Chief of the Crows Little Powder, an Arapahoe Chief Two Nez Perces Boys Curley Crow - Only Survivor Custer Battle 35 The Unrecognized Photographer stone National Park. Norris, also a not remain unknown. We are grateful corre-spondent for the New York for Dr. Brust’s interest and endeavor Herald, was determined to catch up as well as his generosity in providing with Sheridan’s command and cover us with this material. the exhumations. He was joined by _______________________________ Fouch and another man, and they set out overland in pursuit. Norris, riding James Fouch ahead of his slower moving James, father of John Hale, colleagues, reached the battlefield, originally enlisted in Company F, 6th but not until July 5, 1877, the day Regiment, Iowa Volunteers, and was after Sheridan’s group had departed. discharged June 4, 1862. He next Returning the next day to the newly Celeste Read enlisted in Company I, 31st Regiment formed Post Number 2 (later called of Missouri Volunteer Infantry, on Fort Custer), he encountered and gave He opened several photographic July 29, 1862 at St. Louis. He became provisions to “my photographer friend studios in the Minneapolis area. ill on June 22, 1863, and died of Fouch who was then arrived and . . . Even-tually he owned a photo supply “chronic diarrhea” in Adams Hospital, anxious yet to visit the Custer field.’” store which he sold to Kodak. In 1907 Memphis, Tennessee on July 28, 1863. James S. Brust, M.D. he moved to Los Angeles and became a real estate agent. He died in Children of Mary Cline John Hale Fouch published a Glendale, California August 7, 1933 at and James Fouch: series of 63 stereographs which he age 84. Aristides, b. October 14, 1839 in took while in the Montana Territory. Having learned all he could of the Hocking (later Vinton) Co. Ohio. He He called them “Stereoscopic Views of life of John Hale Fouch, Dr. Brust set enlisted in Co. D., 18th Regiment, the Yellowstone Country” and im- out to locate his photographs. The Ohio volunteer Infantry, at McArthur, rinted on each, “Photographed and grandson who was most likely to have Ohio, on April 18, 1861 and dis- Published by John H. Fouch, Fort the photos was no longer living, so Dr. charged the following August. He Keogh, M.T.” Two of these were of Brust located a close associate of his. then enlisted September 12, 1861 in the Custer battlefield, but only one has There he found twelve photos. The Co. H, 18th regiment, Ohio Volunteer been found. After he returned to last one was that of Chief Joseph! Infantry. He was wounded in the right Minnesota, he reissued 37 of his His search then took him to the leg by a shell fragment at Chicka- original 63 views, which he called National Anthropological Archives of mauga, Georgia on September 20, “Artistic Views of the Yellowstone the Smithsonian Institution. There he 1863. He was captured and held Country and Yellowstone National learned that they had eight of the prisoner for ten days, at which time Park - Series of 1876, 1877, and 1878” twelve photos which he had located in he was paroled to his unit.. After Fouch had also been the first to Los Angeles. They also had the being in a series of military hospitals, photograph Chief Joseph after the Nez second photo that he had taken of he was honorably discharged at Camp Perce Indian leader surrendered in Chief Joseph. On the back was Chase, Ohio on November 9, 1864. October 1877. Chief Joseph led his written, “Compliments of John H. Aristides lived in Vinton Co. Ohio people seventeen hundred miles, while Fouch, Photographer, Tongue River, until 1868. He then lived in Jersey fighting off the United States Army. M.Try.” County, Greene County, and Cass Finally, forty miles from their goal of Dr. Brust is still searching for County, Illinois until 1877. Thereafter the Canadian border, they surrendered. information on the life and forebears he lived in Adams Co., Illinois until Chief Joseph’s words were, “Hear me, of John Fouch, as well as more photo- his death. He worked as a caretaker my chiefs, I am tired; my heart is sick graphs. He has written several and engineer at Chadick College in and sad. From where the sun now articles, including one in American Quincy, Illinois. stands, I will fight no more forever.” Heritage, and cover stories of The San In a deposition made by E. C. It was known that John Fouch had Francisco Chronicle Sunday magazine Sackett in 1898, it was said that photographed Chief Joseph, but no section, and Greasy Grass, an annual Aristides was a teacher, by profession. photo had ever been located. publication of the Custer Battlefield He and all of his brothers expressed In 1883 he married Celeste Read, Historical and Museum Association. themselves very well in writing. This a descendant of John Quincy Adams. He feels that that this gifted photo- may well have been the influence of He and Celeste had six children. One grapher, who took images of such an died in childhood. important time in our history, should 36 The Unrecognized Photographer Mary Kline Foutch, who presumably ment until he was discharged after more Harley H. b. August 21, 1879,and died gave them their classical names. than three years service. He felt that he May 12, 1952. September 30, 1872 he married never recovered his health. After the Elby Alexander born March 17, 1882 Phebe Allen in Carrollton, Illinois. She war he lived in Vinton Co. Ohio, Mad- and died June 1, 1950. was born December 7, 1846 and died ison Co. IL, then back to Vinton and Erastus later lived in Arroyo Grande, December 27, 1899. Aristides died in a Ross counties, OH. He lived in various San Luis Obispo Co. California until Soldier’s Home in Adams Co., Illinois places in Missouri until 1907, when he his death January 26, 1926. His wife, October 21, 1912. travelled to Epworth, North Dakota. In Mary Emily, died April 27, 1922. 1910 he went to Quincy, Illinois, then This information was taken from a Children of Aristides and Phebe: to Chilhowee, Missouri in 1911. bible, which was given to Lilly by her William James, born September 6, He died May 21, 1925 in the brother John Frank. 1875. He died October 5, 1876 in Cass National Home for Disabled Volunteer Co. Illinois. Soldiers. Minerva, b. March 25, 1847; Laura Jane was born July 13, 1880 in He married Linda A. Gates October married John Dennon. Nothing further Quincy, Illinois, and died in Sunland, 11, 1874 at Chilhowee, MO. She died his known of the only girl born into the California probably in the middle November 18, 1928 at Chilhowee, and family. 1960’s. is buried in the Carpenter Cemetery. He had one son, Charles Wilbur. who John Hale was born July 9, 1849; Lycurgus, b. October 14, 1839 in was born October 11, 1875 and died married (1) Jane C. Tennis, and (2) Vinton Co. Ohio. In July, 1861 he June 18, 1947. His daughter, Erminna Celeste Read. He died August 7, 1933 enlisted in the Union Army while living Florence, was born November 20, in Glendale, California. in Marine, Illinois. From the following 1877. Her married name was Miller. spring until the rest of his life, he suf- Children of Celeste Read and John fered severe rheumatism and neuralgia. Leonidas, b. June 25, 1842 in Hale Fouch: He reported that his unit engaged in Hocking Co. Ohio. He was killed in Florence, was born May 25, 1884. She hard marching through the summer action at McDowell, VA, May 8, 1862. married (1) William Baier and (2) Joe heat of Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Steele. Alabama, and Tennessee. After arriv- Erastus, b. September 7, 1844 in James Read was born October 8, 1885, ing in Murfreesboro, TN, the first of Hocking Co. Ohio. He enlisted in the and married (1)Laura Lohwasser and September, 1862 following a hard same unit as his brother, Leonidas on (2)Myra Morrison. Children by his week’s march, and feeling ill, he was November 24, 1861, when he was 17 second marriage were James Read and forced to stand guard duty for 24 hours. years old. He was captured at north Myra Jeanne. At the end of that time, the command side of Gettysburg, and marched to Harold Hayden, born August 5, 1887, immediately issued orders to march to Belle Island, Virginia. Belle Island is and died February 18, 1888. Nashville. He was obliged to walk surrounded by the James River in Harry Hale was born December 20, about 30 miles without rest or sleep Richmond. He was held captive for 1888. He married Jennie Gregg and through two nights and three days. four months. His war diary states that had one son, James Linton, who was While resting he experienced a very he saw his brother, Leonidas fall, “to the source of much of this family sharp severe pain, first in his back, rise no more”. information. neck, and shoulders. It increased in After the war he lived in Hennepin Lenora Celeste b. April 6, 1894. She severity until it extended all over his Co. Minnesota for 21 years. On June married Clifford Bowne. Their body, muscles and limbs until he was in 19, 1866 he married Mary Emily children were William, Paul Allen, the “greatest misery imaginable”. He McClanahan, and had five children: Clifford Arvin, Rodger, and Nathali. was sent to a hospital at Nashville, and Vera Harriet, born November 4, 1898. after treatment was sent to a conval- Children of Erastus and Mary Emily: She married Stewart McDonald and escent camp. Although still in very Anthony S., born February 25, 1867; died without issue. poor health, he rejoined his regiment to Lilly, b. August 9, 1868, and died Another Fouch family lived in escape the deplorable conditions in the January 1, 1958. Some of her Morgan Co., OH at the time John Hale camp. The spring of 1863 he again had descendants live in Arroyo Grande, was born there in 1849. It was the an attack, and lost 25 pounds of weight. California. family of Isaac4, (Jacob3-2, Hugh1). The medicine he took caused him to John Frank, born February 12, 1870. Although it seems likely there was a lose teeth. He remained with his regi- Edwin, b. July 25, 1872. connection, I have not yet found it 37 The Search for Gold The Search For Gold About 1862 another "three Foutch “I never knew my Grandfather to Malvina I. Routson Dec. 20, 1860. brothers” migrated, and this time to Foutch. I was two years old when he We do not know if any of these were California. They were sons of James died of pneumonia. I can remember James Monroe Foutch, Sr. Foutch, who was born in Virginia, Grandmother very well. She was a Also listed in 1850 census is according to census records. He first very sweet happy person, with dark James, 20; Abraham, 17; John, age 15; moved to Fairfield Co., Ohio, where brown hair, blue eyes, slender, and Ann, 13; David, 10; Nancy, 8; and some of his children were born, then very neat. twins, Blizure and Amzia (Emizah). moved on to Hancock County. I remember going to her funeral. The spelling of the twins' names, and With the exception of John’s wife, I was nine years old then. She was even their ages vary from document to Samantha Swisher, who took her buried at Eagleville, Missouri. In document. For our purposes, we will children to San Francisco by boat those days we went by horse-drawn spell Blizure as he spelled it in his around the horn, James, Jr., Abraham vehicles. Civil War pension records. The age (often called Abram), and John, They lived in Ringgold Co. Iowa he gave the Veterans Administration accompanied by wives and all of their until the year 1859. Then they went to was about four years older than the age young children, travelled by covered California, traveling by wagon train, he gave at his marriage. wagons pulled by oxen. The trip West driving oxen teams. They spent James, Jr. and his family took six months. several days at old Fort Laramie, remained in California, and have They settled in or near Placerville, which was several miles north of the numerous des-cendants there today. California, to find gold. One family town of Laramie. I was told there isn’t Some live around Clear Lake, in Lake legend tells of a time when the much left of the old fort, just a marker. County, while others live in Santa children of Abraham were out playing They stayed in the Fort to rest and for Clara County. His descendants have and brought in some gold nuggets, not protection from the Indians. shared family bible record information realizing what they had. The next They spent six months on the road with us. morning the nuggets came to the to California. They had one child with Abraham and John returned to the parents’ attention, and they all them, Mary Elizabeth, just a baby Middle West by horse-drawn covered retraced the children's steps, but, Alas! then. Four children were born in wagon. The return trip took four No more were found. California. Two died while they were months. Abraham and his family Descendant Charles Verle Foutch, there. eventually migrated to Eagleville, of Napa, CA went to Placerville and Grandfather stayed in California Missouri. He and his wife, Susan Earl located their voter registration records. six years. They had horses to drive on lived there the rest of their lives. James Monroe Foutch, age 36, a the trip back to Iowa. Coming back John (sometimes identified as farmer born in Ohio, registered July they were on the road four months. Jonathan) and Samantha spent the rest 21, 1866. Abraham, age 34 and born In 1885 they moved to Harrison of their lives in Monroe County, IA. in Ohio, called himself a wood and Co., Missouri, settling on a farm a few At present we do not know the coal dealer. He registered in Diamond miles south of Eagleville, Missouri.” identity of the mothers of James, Jr. or Springs April 23, 1867. John Foutch, of Abraham and John; however, age 31, was born in Ohio and called In the 1850 census of Hancock through bible and census records as himself a wood chopper. He registered County, Ohio, James Foutch is listed well as extensive research done by in Diamond Springs May 16, 1867. as 45 years of age, and living with Helen Foutch Carter (descendant of Emizah Foutch, age 21 years, also was Melicia, who was 17 years. With Jonathan), Grace Foutch Cavender, born in Ohio. He was a lumberman, them was Lucy, age 3 and Barrett, age and Flossie Foutch Allen (both living in Diamond Springs when he 1. Melicia, Lucy and Barrett are not descendants of Abraham), we have registered 5 August, 1869. He was a listed with James in the 1860 census. quite an extraordinary accounting of younger brother of John and Abraham, They may not have been children of their descendants. and a twin of Blizure (below). James, Sr. Flossie Fern Foutch Allen, a Marriage records in Hancock Co. James Foutch, Jr., b. ca 1830, and descendant of Abraham and Susan OH list a James to Caroline Kynion, died November 20, 1902 in Lower Foutch, wrote this in her family April 25, 1850, James M. to Mary Lake, Lake Co. CA. He married Mary history: Jane Kibler Aug. 24, 1851; and James Lefebre, b. 1834 in Ohio. 38 The Search for Gold Children: 1946 in Nebraska. She married Wil- Barnes, she was born 17 Aug. 1864 in liam Beaver. Melrose, Iowa, and died 28 April 1954 William Jefferson, b. March 16, Albert, b. Sept. 23, 1871 in in Logan, Iowa. 1853 in Ohio, and died Feb. 13, 1931. Lamoni, IA, and died Jan. 25, 1963 in William born June 4, 1862 in He married Lucretia Knighton on May Coffeyville, , KS. He married Daisy California. He married (1)Bridget 30, 1876, probably in Lake Co. CA. Miller. Skayhill, and (2)Alice Dorsey. She was born Oct. 15 1860 and died Samuel b. October 20, 1873 in Jesse b. Dec. 13, 1865 in Sept. 25 , 1901 in Lake Co. Ringgold, IA, and died April 14, 1963. Sacramento, CA and died Feb.7, 1936 James, III, b. 1857 in Ohio. He married Minnie Shannon October in Rosedale, WA. He married (1) Male child, name unknown, b. 24, 1897 in Ridgeway, MO. His obit- Mary McMayor, and (2) Anna Eliza- 1857 in Ohio. uary states that he was a retired farmer beth Lee. Albert, b. 1859 in Iowa. and operated a tire store in Madison. Frank b. Feb. 8, 1867 in Melrose, Laura, b. 1861 in Iowa. Nelson, b. Oct. 7, 1875 in Ring- Iowa and died Jan. 16, 1909. He Catherine Naveda, b. July 10, gold Co. IA, and died Jan. 6 1951 in married Hettie VanCisco. She was 1862 in Virginia City, UT, enroute to St. Joseph, MO. He married Sarah born July 9, 1873 in Kentucky, California. Viola Henry. and died August 7, 1958 in Lucas Co. Lauretta, b. Sept. 13, 1873 in Joseph, b. Dec. 27, 1878 in Ring- IA. She outlived Frank by nearly 50 Lake Co. CA. gold, IA. He married Maggie Ping years and is buried near him in Henrietta, b. Sept. 13, 1873 in Jan. 28, 1900 in Eagleville, MO. In LaGrange Cemetery, Russell, IA. In Lake Co. CA, and died July 18, 1893. 1920 they moved to Madison, NE, 1992 I received a letter from Betty M. where he died Jan. 31, 1965 without Cross, of Russell, Iowa. She is not of Abraham Foutch, b. April 14, issue. He is buried in the Crown Hill the Foutch family, but she said that 1833 in Fairfield Co. OH, and died Cemetery in Madison. when she was young she lived across Feb. 2, . 1902 in Eagleville, Harrison Zachary Taylor, b. October 13, the street from Hettie, who had sons Co. MO. He married Susan Earl April 1881 in Ringgold Co. IA, and died Harry, Elvin Elwood, Claude, and a 5, 1857. She was living at the time of February 22, 1883. daughter, Myrtle. his death, but I have no birth or death Female child, b. Mar. 4, 1885 Charles b. Melrose, Iowa and dates. and died March 16, 1885 in Missouri. died in Denver, Colorado. He married Lou Harold. Children: John Foutch sometimes listed as Columbus b. June 6, 1870 in Mary Elizabeth, b.July 30, 1848 Jonathan, was born Feb. 13, 1835 and Melrose, Iowa. He married Florence in Iowa, and died 29 July 1930 in died Dec. 3, 1902 in Russell, IA. He Sharf. Lakeview, WA. She married Andrew married Samantha Swisher, daughter Ezra b. September 26, 1876 in Jerome Winter. of Thomas and Martha Plattner Melrose, IA and died June 18, 1959. Nehemiah Danford "John", b. 1 Swisher August 14, 1854. Thomas b. May 25, 1881 in June 1860. He married Barbara Melrose, IA and died May 7, 1937 in Emiline Beaver. Children: Council Bluffs, IA. He married Char- Male child who died as an infant Mary b. July 30, 1855, She died lotte May Kline, b. Sept. 27, 1881 in Oct. 30, 1861 in California. coming back from California. Red Cloud, Webster Co. NE, and died James Monroe, b. in October, Martha b.July 30, 1855 and died May 26, 1962 in Crockett, Contra 1862 in California and died March 8, Jan. 9, 1874, and is buried in Costa Co. CA. She is buried in 1865. LaGrange Cemetery in Russell, Iowa. Memorial Park Cemetery, Council Alice Matilda, b. Sept. 16, 1864 Rosanna "Rose" b. 22 Nov. 1857 Bluffs, Iowa. in Diamond Springs, CA and died and died 3 Nov. 1873. She also is April 27 1948. She married Miles buried in LaGrange Cemetery. Blizure B. Fouch was born in Jacob Miller. Christina "Tean", b. May 7, 1848 or 1849 in Hancock, OH, died Catherine Thursia, b. Sept. 16, 1858, and married Wilson Winters. January 10, 1908, and was buried in 1866 in Diamond Springs, CA, and James Monroe b. Nov. 27, 1860 Allegan, MI. He lived at Mt. Blan- died May 1, 1885 in Iowa. She mar- in Findlay, Hancock Co. OH and died chard, Hancock Co., Ohio before ried M.J. Marshall. Dec. 16, 1943 in Council Bluffs, IA enlisting in the Civil War. He moved Loduska "Lodie", b. July 5, He was married to Minnie Louella to Allegan Co. MI in the fall of 1866 1868, enroute home, and died July 20, “Lou" Mason. The daughter of James and lived there until his death, with William Mason and Martha Jane the exception of about eight years in 39 The Search for Gold Jamestown, Ottowa Co. MI. Normally Foutch 1815-1886, (who was married out to thumb a ride, only to find it was he used the name "Bly" or "Blize". to Rebecca Cowden), was a son of the railroad detectives he had just Some of his War Department records Isaac Fouch and his second wife, Mary eluded. His friend escaped but Charles give his name as "Belizer", "Beleyer", Steadman. Squire stated that Isaac's was snared. The detective gave him a or "Blezer" Fouch. Unlike his first wife was Sarah Violette Turner, choice of purchasing a bus ticket out of brothers, be spelled "Fouch" without a who had two children: James and town or joining a road gang. Needless "t". During the Civil War, although Mary (who died as an infant). I to say, he bought the ticket! Somehow apparently suffering no physical war believe this James was James, Sr., the he located his friend, and the two injuries, he experienced loss of speech, progenitor of the family above. The caught a freight train out of Salt Lake rheumatism, throat trouble and injury reason is that James, Sr. and some of City. to his back, while on duty at Atlanta, his children followed rather closely While riding across the desert, GA in the fall of 1863. March 12, some of the geographic paths of the they took shelter in a refrigerator car, 1865 he was taken Prisoner of War family of Jonathan and Rebecca and ate ice to keep cool. After near Fayetteville, NC. The rest of his Cowden. If this is true, then James' reaching Stockton, they hitch hiked to life was spent in very poor health. lineage would be Isaac4 Jacob3-2 Hugh1. San Francisco, crossing the Bay by He married Rosetta A. Gregory If we could hear from Squire's ferry. There they stayed at the July 3, 1874 in Salem, Michigan, and descendants, with information YMCA, very much on their own. had three children. His marriage to regarding sources of his records, we While walking down the street one Rosetta was very unhappy and might confirm this. Squire Fouche's day, two policemen jumped out of rancorous. He left her and later cousin, Right Foutch, (1896-1979), their car with drawn guns, demanding entered a Soldier's Home October 21, who died in Michigan, is also to know why they were there. 1903, where he died four years later of connected with this family. Fortunately, Chuck’s friend had an pneumonia, at about 60 years of age. _______________________________ aunt in the city, so he responded that they had come to visit her. The police Children: Adventure of A Foutch During took them to the aunt for verification, Perle L., b March 30, 1875. He the Great Depression who then berated the police for even attended college at Valparaiso, IN, and THINKING those nice boys from Iowa practiced law. Sometimes Foutch biographies are could be a threat! After that they William Harry, b. Jan. 13, 1877. obtained which are so representative of thumbed their way north to revel in He worked for (perhaps owned) a drug many lives of their times, that they the glories of the redwoods. From store. He also attended college in Val- need to be shared. Such is the case of there they returned home to Iowa paraiso. Charles Verle Foutch, grandson of much the same way they came, in time Laura May b. Jan. 4, 1879. Her John and Samantha Swisher Foutch. to start the school semester. married name was Reid. Laura taught Charles was born July 5, 1912 in Charles was determined to some school. Russell, Lucas County, Iowa. He was day return to California, which his _____________________________ the fifth child of Charlotte Kline and ancestors had deserted sixty-five years Thomas Foutch, who was the youngest earlier. Possible Ancestor of child of John and Samantha. In 1929, After graduation he bought a little after his sophomore year in high oil station in 1931. Shortly thereafter James, Sr. school, Charles joined some of his he “went broke” extending credit to friends and hitch hiked to work in the too many customers. About that time During her lifetime, Hazel Foutch harvest in Alma, Nebraska, during he joined American Smelter as a VanNote (1910-1992) researched the July and early August. Still with time painter. It was the company’s policy descendants of her ancestors Thomas on their hands before school started, to lay off their workers every summer and Elizabeth Goode George Foutch. he and a friend thumbed rides to Salt to take inventory and perform other After Hazel’s death, her husband sent Lake City, where they planned to ride duties. By the time they called him to me copies of her outstanding railroad box cars to California. back to work, Charles had taken off research. As in many such collections, Before “riding the rails” out of for California. she received letters from Foutches who Salt Lake City, railroad detectives There he got a job with the Civil were not immediately connected to her came to clear out “the Bums”. Charles Aeronautics Authority painting the big family. In this case, included in her and his friend jumped off the train and radio towers in Oakland, Salt Lake genealogy was information from a ran to escape. Finding a ditch of cool City, cities in Nevada, Los Angeles, Squire Fouche (1879-1965). Squire water, and while soaking their feet, and Winston, Arizona. stated that his ancestor, Jonathan they saw a car approach. Chuck ran (Continued on last page) 40 Fouches in America The Fourth Generation This segment will begin with Indiana. Betsy’s signature was not on A letter written in 1928 by Mary Isaac4 (Thomas3 Isaac2 Hugh1), each of these documents. E. dePencier indicates that Isaac left his immediate forebears was the On August 30, 1830, in Floyd Virginia to go west with his niece, families’ firstborn. This has been County, Isaac Fouch married Amy Sarah Ann Fouche Ball. clearly stated in two bibles Relatively Jackson. This marriage may not have little is known of this Isaac. He was lasted, inasmuch as the county records Amos born in Leesburg, Virginia October 3, show an Amy Fouch marrying Willis The second son of Thomas and 1780, and was mentioned in his Burnette on the 23rd of March, 1836. Sarah Coombs Fouch was Amos4 father’s will in 1828 as, “my son, In any event the next record we have (Thomas3 Isaac2 Hugh1), who was born Isaac, late of Kentucky”. of Isaac is in Virginia. Nov. 4, 1783. His family bible with At the time of his father’s will A land transaction in Loudoun records of three marriages still exists there was an Isaac Fouch in Jefferson Co. today in the home of a descendant who County, KY. There also was an Isaac Virginia, dated May 5, 1834 states that lives in Falls Church, Virginia. Fouch in Fleming County, KY, but he “Isaac Fouch, Seignor in the County of Amos first married Anna Combes, has been established as the son of Loudoun in the Commonwealth of eldest daughter of Mahlon and Sarah James and Elizabeth Beatty Fouch. Virginia, of the one part, and Amos (Norton) Coombes on January 1, 1809. Assuming that the Isaac Fouch in Fouch of the . . . place of the other Mahlon was either a cousin or uncle of Jeffersontown was the son of Thomas part, witnesseth that for and in Amos’s mother. Anna was born and Sarah Coombs Fouch, we have the consideration of my affection for my November 7, 1784. following information: Brother Amos Fouch and the better to On February 22, 1813 he filed enable him to provide for the support Children: intention to marry Betsy Jackson, and education of his Children as well Sarah Ann, born Feb.15, 1810. daughter of Samuel Jackson. He was a as for other valuable considerations Eden, born November 15, 1812. witness to the marriage of Kezziah thus me moving. I Isaac Fouch have Temple, born December 19, 1815. Jackson, who was Betsy’s sister, four given and granted unto him Amos Mary Ann, born Nov. 24, 1817. years later. Fouch his heirs and assigns all that Rebecka, born May 9, 1820. In 1823, another sister, Nancy F. tract or parcel of Land lying on the . . . Martha Ann, born July 21, 1823. Jackson listed her father as being side of Goose Creek in the County of Amos, Jr., born July 2, 1826. deceased, and Isaac Fouch as her Loudoun which I of late became heir stepfather. Isaac is listed as a Trustee to as a consequence of the death of my Anna Combs Fouch died a few in Jeffersontown in 1816 and 1818. Brother, Temple Fouch, late of Prince hours after the baby’s birth. In a land transaction on April 19, William County . . . ” Amos then married Sarah 1819 he and his wife, Eliza, purchased The document is witnessed by McNabb April 1, 1828. She died a lot in Jeffersontown. Both Isaac and John Brach, “Isaac Fouche, Jr.”, and September 28, 1831 without issue. Eliza signed their signatures, and Emily Fouche. The two latter were Loudoun County Marriages lists promised to pay William Field & Co. probably children of Thompson Amos’s intention to marry Mary $400 in one year from that date. Fouche, a deceased brother of Isaac. McGuggan January 1, 1833. there is “Eliza” and “Betsy” may be two The use of “Seignor” and “Junior” no mention of this union in his bible, versions of the same woman’s name. here is to differentiate older and however, so perhaps it did not occur. On October 11, 1820 he was younger persons in the group with the Amos did marry Ellen Stevens on identified as the Tax Collector and same name, and does not imply that October 17, 1837. also as a cabinet maker, by profession. the older Isaac had a son of the same About 1830 he sold his lots in name, or that the younger had a father Children Jeffersontown and moved across the of the same name. This is a practice I Anna, born July 16, 1838 and Ohio River into Floyd County, have seen numerous times.. died September 27, 1848. 41 Fouches in America John Henry, born November 10, thanked). My ----- strength is much quite well and was much pleased with 1839, and died June 20, 1864 as a abaited, no longer being able to do his home in Missouri. I asked him if Confederate soldier. hard labour. My wife, Ellen is rather he knew anything of you or John Burr William, born September more debilitated according to age Ball’s children and he said not. Had 23, 1841 and died September 12, than myself, yet she manages her you ever heard of father’s death 1853. household affairs with but little before I wrote to you last fall? He Sidney Hawling, born August 1, assistance. She is yet what she had died December 11, 1859, aged 76 1843, and died June 25, 1902. formerly been since we were married, years 1 month and seven days. His Thomas Corwin, born May 22, a kind loving wife and as a Mother, disease was consumption. He taken a 1845, and died the following ever ready and willing to please, and violent cold and owing to his November 3. in pleasing she herself is pleased. neglectful disposition it turned to the George Washington, born Febru- Ellen hath Mothered six children, fatal disease. He never would take ary 14, 1847, and died May 14, 1900. three of whom is Dead. Anna, the first any care of himself as long as he He is buried in the family graveyard in died of a malignat bilyous fever. could get out of the house. He only a former home of Amos’s in Ryan, an Thomas Corwin the 5th died of lived a few months after his disease area southeast of Leesburg. erysipolis, Burr William the 3rd of became minifest. I will send you a dissentary or as formerly called copy of the record as I presume it A poignant letter was written by Bloody flux. John Henry the 2nd is a would be acceptable to you. Amos to his daughter, Sarah Ann well grown young man well favoured I would love dearly to take a trip Fouche Ball in 1859, shortly before his and much beloved by all his to Nevada and if ever an opportunity death. It refers to their last family acquaintances male and female. affords it I shall do so. Do try and gathering which took place at Big Sydney the 4th is well grown and quite come to see us. If you could pursuade Spring, which originally was the old hansome. George Wash-ington the Mr. Pitzer to take a trip to Virginia it Chapel, where Mary McDowell Jenney 6th and last is not so well grown, yet might be highly beneficial to his was buried “near either of my late he balances that deficiency by being health. I must bring this to a close as I husbands” It now is a psychiatric quite hansome, a pert and smart boy. have been writing all the morning, center on Highway 15, north of John Henry is in his 20th year. And it is time to go to Church. Mother Leesburg. Shortly after the gathering Sydney is in his 16th year, George and George and all Join me in Love to Sarah and John Ball moved West. Washington is in his 12th year. All You and Mr. Pitzer blessed with good constitutions and Farewell, from your Brother Loudoun County, Va. good health (God be thanked) . . . Sidney Fouche My dear Children. Having received Leedsburg West Va inteligence of you by Charles Ball and The rest of this letter is missing. I P.S. I forgot to say that I have no directions how to direct a letter to am not certain that I ever had it. pictures now and have not had a you, and that you wish to hear from Below is a portion of a letter chance to get them taken since I heard me I gladly embrace this opportunity. written by Sydney Hawling Fouche to from you. There is no Artist in I acknowledge my former negligence a half-sister after the death of Amos. Leesburg, but just as soon as I can get in writing to you and the only excuse I them I will send them to you. Brother have is that I have not had good news Henry Ball has been dead 2 1/2 Eden never had his taken. He often to tell to you, and bad news should not years, his wife has been dead four promised me he would but he neglected be told at all. Since we parted at Big years. He lost one son in the C.S. it too long. We could not get an artist Spring I have passed through many army, he was a captain of Cavalry. in time to have them taken after his sorrowful scenes, all of which I have His name was Charles. William was death. George will send his and I will born with Christian like fortitude and in the same company but come out try to get cousin Jane & ---- to have murmur not. I could now write a very safe. He is married now and living theirs taken. Fare well, Sidney lengthy letter rehearsing past somewhere in the west. The rest of the circumstances which have little or no children are living near me and I see Amos acquired a great deal of connection with the present, therefore them often. There are four daughters Loudoun County land. His parents I will endeavor to say much in a few and four sons living. Bettie is married, gave him acreage in 1821 “in words. I will begin with myself and the others are still living on the consideration of their natural affection present family. As for myself I am a “Temple Hall Farm”, where their for their said son, Amos Fouch and the little advanced in my 75th year, I father died. William Ball (Henry’s better to enable him to provide for the enjoy reasonably good health (God be brother) was in the neighborhood support and education of his children.” about a year ago. He was looking When his brother Temple, of Prince (Continued on last page) 42 Fouch et al vs Fouch et al About 1837 Elijah Fouch died for. Family lore suggests that he was selman). Mary Jane Foutch without a will. His sons, Elijah and not a gentle father. His youngest son Casselman died in Oklahoma in 1935. William of Smith County, Tennessee, rarely talked about him in later years, Thomas, was born in 1853. He died and Joel and David, of Wilson County, and an older son left home because of in Wilson County in 1895, having along with their sister, Mary conflict with his father. never married. McDarman of Wilson County, brought Joel died around 1890 and Eliza Elijah, born August 27, 1855 On suit to determine the distribution of his died February 2, 1912, both in Wilson June 8, 1882, he married (1) Myrtle one hundred and thirty nine acres of County. They are buried the Edwards’ M. Flowers, daughter of Harriett land lying in Smith County. The suit graveyard near their home. When new Lannom and William M. Flowers. was brought against their brother John owners took over the graveyard, the After her death, he married Ora Fouch, their sisters Martha Davis, graves reportedly were plowed under, Bullington. He died October 27, 1941. Sarah Welsh, and the eight children of and the stones destroyed. Joel’s Myrtle M. Flowers was born June 29, an unnamed sister, who had preceded property remained in his name until it 1864, and died February 2, 1911, in her father in death. Martha Fouch was sold in 1979. All of their children Wilson County. Davis, wife of Martin Davis, was appear to have been born in Wilson John Martin, was born about 1856. identified as a citizen of Illinois. County. He married (1) Betty Goodwin, and Sarah was the wife of James Welsh. (2)Lulu Waldron. The deceased daughter was married to Children: Ann Elizabeth, born about 1860. She a Mr. Warford, and her children were Elizabeth, who was born in 1845 or died in infancy Elijah, Mary, Marilda, Bartlett, 1846. She never married and was like Joel Dyer, Jr., was born about 1862, Samuel, Massey C. and Jane. They a second mother to the other children. and was married to Fanny Sullivan. were all minors and lived in Smith She helped her mother by spinning For a time he lived in Oklahoma, but County, TN. David Warford was and weaving and making clothing for is believed to have left. He appointed guardian ad litum for the the family She was the first person in announced, “Even if I have to peck minor children. the community to become a member of corn with the chickens I’d rather do it Joel, mentioned above, appears to the Church of Christ. Ice had to be in Tennessee.” be the only Joel Foutch in Tennessee, broken in the creek when she was James Robert, born in 1865, and and we believe he was Joel Dyer baptized. When she was a married Laura Frey. He was called by Foutch. He possibly was a grandson young woman, she taught school for the family, “Jim Bob”, and continued of Joel Dyer, who was a neighbor of several years. During the Civil War, living on the farm after the death of the Foutches in Smith County. He was Northern soldiers came to the home Joel. born in 1816 near Alexandria, which and were going to seize her horse. Jesse born in 1867, died in infancy. was then in Smith County. Joel and She pleaded with them that she was a William Burke, born September 9, Eliza McHenry were married July 18, school teacher and needed it for trans- 1869. William moved westward and 1844 in Wilson County, where Eliza portation. A Union captain came settled in the Indian Territory in was born in June, 1831. Her parents forward and told the soldiers, “Don’t Oklahoma. During the Oklahoma were Elizabeth Wynne and Jesse take her horse.” She died in 1918 and Land Run he selected 160 acres, seven McHenry. After their marriage, her is buried on the Foutch farm between miles outside of Mountain View. parents deeded property to them which the Murfreesboro Pike and Vesta, not There he met and married Mahalia they were to farm all of their married far from Joel and Eliza’s home. Frances Cook, daughter of Nancy lives. Mary Louise, was born in 1849, and McDowell and Joseph Cook. Mahalia Joel was known as a wizard with died in Oklahoma. She married James was born January 8, 1877. In 1927 his orchards. His farm was beautiful Castleman. After her death, Jim is they moved to Texas near Dalhart, during his lifetime. He particularly reported to have taken their children Dallam County, where they purchased liked wild meat, and set traps and and returned to Tennessee. It should twelve sections of land. With the help hunted for sustenance. be noted that Mary Jane Foutch, of seven tractors, three combines and During the Civil War he made daughter of Allen and Mary Jane five large disk plows, they grew wheat, shoes for both sides of the conflict. He (Fowler-Lucas) Foutch (p.--), also felt the cause was not worth fighting married a James Castleman (Cas- 43 Fouch et al vs Fouch et al maize and corn. Mahalia died Feruary only his “X”. It is my belief that the William Burke Foutch 1869- 22, 1935. William Burke Foutch died “D” was in error. 1936 March 25, 1936 in Dumas, Moore Several of Elijah’s children County, TX. appear to have migrated to Illinois. In Mattie Frances was born September our last issue on page 24, we described 18, 1871. She married J. Frank Jones. David W. Foutch, who married Rebecca George in Jefferson County, Whereas we feel fairly certain that Illinois. They named a son Joel Joel Dyer was the son of Elijah, there David, and another son, Elijah. Other is speculation regarding the identity of names that are in both families (the Elijah’s son, David. The marriage following generation) are Henry and certificate of Joel and Eliza McHenry, Herschell. It is my belief that David was co-signed by David D. Foutch. W., of Jefferson County, Illinois, was Whoever wrote in the names of Joel D. the son of Elijah and brother to Joel Foutch and Eliza D. McHenry, also Dyer Foutch. No proof, but something added David D. Foutch. David signed to consider. ALLEN FOUTCH OF TENNESSEE & ILLINOIS Allen Foutch was born in Tennes- birthplace as Missouri. Some of her was four years old at the time of his see, but I have found his name on only descendents feel that her maiden name father’s death. His widow moved one Tennessee document. On January was Lucas; other believe it was around a bit after his death. She 30, 1828, John Fouch purchased Fowler. moved to Draketown, Arkansas, and Wilson County land from Isaac Family tradition states that when earned a living for herself and her Winston for himself and his two sons, Mary Jane was fourteen years old, her children by cooking for the workers in Allen and Herrod. There was a John family lived in New Orleans during a the camps where railroad ties were cut. Foutch who migrated from Tennessee plague. Her mother, sisters, and Mary Jane and two young daughters, to Gallatin County, Illinois, perhaps as brothers, Lemuel and Jason, all died along with son, Thomas Sherman, early as the 1820’s. Allen was in the within a few days. The husband of her were in Eureka Springs, Arkansas 1860 census records of Bond County, sister who lived in Tennessee went to about 1888. Thomas worked at the Illinois. His brother, Herrod, seems to New Orleans to rescue Mary Jane. Bates Hotel as a stonemason. have spent his entire adult life in They travelled up the Mississippi in a Daughter, Mary Jane also worked at Tennessee. Family tradition suggests paddle wheeled boat to her new home. the Bates Hotel when she joined them. that Allen had a brother who was a Mary Jane’s first husband, In the 1900 census, they were in the doctor. William Burgess, died in 1844, Madison County, Arkansas. Mary Census records of Wilson Co., leaving her with a small daughter, Jane, 74, was listed with Thomas, Tennessee in 1820 place a John Fouch, Almeda. Four years later she married Abbiegail, Lula Belle, and Riley. Rose age 45+ living with a female 45+. In Allen Foutch. was born later in the year.. 1840 in Wilson County, there is still a Allen is reported to have had two One family legend reported that John Fouch, age 70-80, and a female, farms: one was near Salem, Illinois, Allen came from Ireland as a stow- also 70-80, one male 5-10, and a male where they spent their summers, the away According to syndicated colum- 20-30. If these were Allen’s parents, other in “Middle Tennessee”, where nist Myra Gormley, who writes Family they were at least 51 years old when he they spent their winters. Tobacco was Tree, the stowaway is a constant a- was born. grown on the Tennessee farm. mong the family legends, along with Allen was born January 1, 1821, Allen’s health began to fail and he “three brothers migrated . . .” She said and he was married to a widow, Mary died about 1869 leaving a widow and that most stowaways were appre- Jane Burgess February 29, 1848. at least seven children. The only hended and their names can be found Mary Jane, was born November 1, report available on his death is that his in the ship’s books or local court 1825, and census records give her son, Thomas (born in 1865), said he records. I have never found evidence 44 Allen Foutch that any of the Foutches came from that her grandfather often spoke of the breath-taking Napa Valley wine Ireland. going to the graves of his family. He country. It was a day I shall always would sit under an old tree nearby and remember and cherish Children of Allen and Mary Jane mourn. He and Mollie buried their Jason Lucas was born January firstborn infant in a grave next to his Fouches in America 30, 1849, and died in Ardmore, Carter mother. (continued from page 42) Co. OK. He married Hellena Mix, Tom and Mollie left Brentwood in purchased or was given most of who was born in August 1855 in 1907 or 1908 and went to Mulberry for Thompson’s Loudoun Co. property Wisconsin. awhile. They then moved to Lyons, which went to his siblings. At one Sarah Frances was born January Oklahoma, never to return to time Amos lived in a house adjoining 8, 1851 and died August 1, 1852. Arkansas. that of his parents home called, Lougena M., born January 18, On July 4, 1995, when the family Holyfield. In the latter part of his life 1853. She married Tom Alison. gathered there to visit the graves, they he lived in a house in Ryan, which is Allen Lemuel, born February 27, saw nearby a huge, ancient cedar. outside Leesburg. Both houses still 1855 and died in 1930 in Wagoner Co. They felt surely this was the tree that stand, but when I saw them, neither Oklahoma. He is buried in Sand Hill sheltered Thomas Sherman Foutch as was inhabited. Cemetery.He married (1) Sarah “Ida” he grieved. Ramey, and (2) Dorah West. Lemuel Isaac’s Home Threatened? and Sarah Ramey had two children. Search for Gold The New York Times of He and Dorah West had ten. (Continued . from page 40) September 29, 1995 reported that the Mary Jane, born August 5, 1857, 1938 he again worked for American first privately financed toll road built and died February 17, 1935 in Clear Smelting & Refining Company, but in this century has opened. It connects Spring, Adair Co. OK. When she was this time in Crockett, California. The Leesburg, Virginia to Dulles fourteen years old she married George company furnished him with a house, International Airport, which is just Riley Perce. They separated shortly and he did pipe fitting, painting, and outside Washington, D.C. In my first after the birth of her second child. She welding of lead pipes. American visit to Leesburg in 1982, I was took her two children and went to Smelting was a custom smelter, and astonished to see how rural it was. Eureka Springs, to live with her one of their customers was Chiang With this new freeway, that is about to mother. She next married James Kai-shek. When Chiang was forced to change. It bypasses the dozen or so Monroe Casselman (sometimes spelled leave China for Formosa (now called traffic signals between Washington “Cassman”). They are buried together Taiwan), he reportedly took gold and and the suburbs in Loudoun County. in Adair Co. Oklahoma. silver coins from China’s national In a telephone conversation with Ollover Douglas, born October treasury, and sent them to California the owner of Isaac’s house, I asked her 23, 1859 and died in 1868. by shiploads to be melted down, if developers were likely to buy up that Lutisha “Tissie”, born April 28, separating out the precious metals. property. She stoutly replied, “Not in 1862. She married John Swank in Always careful about lead my lifetime!” That was reassuring Brentwood, Arkansas, June 15, 1884. poisoning, Charles and the other until she added that she is now eighty- Thomas Sherman, born January workers showered and changed clothes five years old. 30, 1865 and died May 3, 1950 in before leaving work each day. Other There are so many beautiful 18th Seven Shooter, Paul’s Valley, OK. He hazards were the fumes from sulphuric century homes in Virginia, that they married (1) Abbiegail Casselman and acid and sulphur dioxide from are not all on the Historical Registry. (2) Mary Margaret “Mollie” Wood. insecticides. Although asbestos was In many other parts of the country Abbiegail was born April 11, 1873, everywhere then, the average worker homes built in this century may be and died during childbirth about 1903 was unaware of its dangers. protected. This is clearly no so in in Japton, Arkansas. She had three In 1944 he married Mercedes Virginia. Isaac’s home, well over 200 children. “Mollie” Wood married Higuera, and this July they celebrated years old, is not protected from Thomas Sherman October 27, 1905, their 51st anniversary. They live in a destruction. when he was forty years old. He and lovely home in Napa, California, with Those of us who are descendants Mollie had eleven children. a rushing creek bordering their back of Isaac, may want to go to Leesburg Thomas Sherman Foutch buried yard - truly an American success story. to see his house while it still stands. his mother, his wife, Abbiegail, and In last winter’s flooding rains, the That will include most of the Fouches their newborn baby in the Brentwood, overflow reached their back door, but who trace their ancestry to early Arkansas Cemetery. His grand- no further. When I visited with them Georgia, as well as descendants of daughter, Ruby Gabbard Scott said last year, we drove the full length of Amos and Thompson Fouche. 45 THE FOUCH-FREEMAN LINE Another family that may have stem- Children: buried in the Fairview Church of the med from the Loudoun County, VA John b. March 2, 1797 in Brethren, near Masontown, PA. branch is the family of John Fouch Virginia and died May 23, 1877. He Lydia b. November 12, 1819 and (1797-1877) and Experience Freeman. married Experience Freeman February died November 6, 1832 in Fayette Co. Quite a lot of research has been done 4, 1818. Experience was born either PA. on various branches of this family, and in New Jersey or New York in 1801, the jewel has been the family bible and she was listed in the 1880 census John and Experience stayed in evidently started by John's mother. of Hamer Twp., Highland Co. Ohio Pennsylvania until the year 1840. At She said that her husband, James Jacob b. November 8, 1800 and that time John travelled alone to Fouch, was born December 18, 1769 died April 18, 1821, both in Fayette Hamer Twp. Highland Co. OH and and that she, Sarah Custer, was born Co. Pennsylvania. purchased 130 acres of land from John June 16, 1778. They were married Absalom b. January 6, 1804 and Nevin, Sr. just north of the town of March 19, 1793. The bible states that died July 12, 1872 in Uniontown, Danville. He built a log cabin near a they were both baptized and received Fayette Co. PA. He married Hannah spring, planted peach trees, and waited in the visible church as regular Custerd. for his family. Experience and her members October 11, 1795, that James Hannah b. May 9, 1806 and died “married daughter” drove two teams of was ordained an elder in 1806, and a July 8, 1884. She married Joseph horses pulling covered wagons from minister of the Gospel in 1814. James Moser. near Allentown, PA to Highland Co. died in Fayette Co. PA May 27, 1850. George b. April 10, 1809 and OH. The son-in-law and an older son Although very likely Hugh and died April 3, 1873 in Clay Twp. drove some stock and walked. Mary Perkins Fouch were John's Highland Co. Ohio. He married Experience had children ages 16, 12, grandparents, we do not know who his Susannah Myert. She was born Oct. 8, 6, and 3. Since Julia Ann was born father was. It certainly was not Isaac, 15, 1805 and died 3 Jan. 1873. They in 1840, her mother may have been who had no son named James listed in had at least six children, and pregnant during that drive. the family bible. But he could have interestingly, named one of them Family tradition states that John been a son or grandson of any of the “Experience”, presumably for their and Experience had twins in other brothers. He may also have been sister-in-law. Pennsylvania who died before they left born to the mysterious George or Jeremiah b. 7 April 1811 and for Ohio. The “married daughter” has William Fouch, who paid tithes in died 27 Nov. 1874 in Fayette Co. PA. not been identified. early Loudoun County. Although He married Sarah Moser. She was Absalom Fouch remained in there were a number of sons named born in September, 1818, and died Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, and was a "Jacob" among James' descendants, October 21, 1892. successful farmer. He married there are no "Abrahams" that I know Isaiah b. May 8, 1814 and died Hannah Custerd (Custead) August 6, of. James did name his oldest son, October 13, 1896 in Uniontown, 1826. Hannah was born January 12, "John" and a younger son, "Samuel", Fayette Co. PA. He married Rachel N. 1806 and died April 12, 1870. The which points to the possibility of his Craft February 28, 1839. She was only child that we know about was having been a son of John; although born about 1815, and died April 8, Charles A. Fouch, b. September, 1836 he named no daughter, "Susannah". 1872. They are both buried in Oak in Fayette Co. and died May 27, 1905. Except for John, who was born in Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, PA. He married Isabella, daughter of Virginia, the children of James and Samuel b. May 12, 1816 and died Albert and Margaret Sproul, who were Sarah Custer Fouch were all born in September 14, 1904 in Uniontown, natives of Fayette Co. Albert was a Fayette Co. PA. The bible places Fayette Co. PA. He married Christina school teacher and owned valuable their family as follows: Ache. She was born May 17, 1817 farm interests in the county. Charles and died January 6, 1901. Both are and Hannah had nine children 46 On May 30, 1849 Temple5 A Fouche at War It appears that she applied for a drawing it upon her death in 1915. To (William4, Thomas3, Isaac2 Hugh1) pension in 1893, as the Department of my knowledge, she is the only woman Fouch, the oldest son of Catharine Interior informed the Commissioner of in our family who drew a pension as a Dunn and William Fouch, married Pensions that she had, indeed, been result of her own service in the Civil Sarah Ann Knowlton in Warren paid for services as a nurse in 1862. War. Sarah died August 26, 1915 in County, Ohio. Sarah was the daughter How her application for a pension was Mainville, Warren County, Ohio. of Olive Sherman and Samuel dealt with at that time is unknown, but Cause of death: angina pectoris and Knowlton, who was born in Maine. in 1907 she received a rejection on the senility. Her death was reported by Sarah was born July 27, 1826, also in ground that the claimant did not serve George Fouche, who himself, died Maine, according to her death record. ninety days in the military or naval August 12, 1931. Clara Murphy was Six months after their marriage, service during the late Civil War. She his executrix. Listed in his will as William died; and Temple was his was informed that the Act of February cousins (all of Ohio) were: Dr. Charles executor. Six years after his father’s 6, 1907 made no provision for the Tufts, of Hartwell-Cincinnati, Mrs. death, Temple also died, at the age of pensioning of nurses. Again in 1909 Julia B. Coleman, Loveland; Mrs. 35. The widowed Sarah was left with she received a letter from the Mary Payne, Milford; and Mrs. at least one child, George B. Fouch. Commissioner of Pensions stating that Martha E. Mulford, of Cozaddale. Little is known of how Sarah the Act of Feb. 6, 1907 makes no Receiving cash legacies were: Clara managed until the Civil War. At that provision for pension except to the Murphy, $3,000; Edith Smith, $400; time she served as a nurse at the survivors of the Mexican and Civil Stanley C. Feldcamp, $200; and Leslie United States General Hospital, Camp Wars. At some point (not spelled out Feldcamp, $200. All were of Dennison, Ohio. in her pension application file), she Maineville, Ohio. Their relationships did receive a pension, as she was to George were not recorded. Medical Practices at the Time of the Civil War The Civil War provided the sol- Conditions in the camps and the Confederacy, with their volunteers and dier with an enhanced ability to kill hospitals were such that they caused nurses, attempted to raise standards of and maim. Breech-loading rifles disease; consequently, dysentery, sanitation and cleanliness in the replaced muzzel-loaders, so that their pneumonia, and typhoid were hospitals. targets were hurt badly. At the same commonplace. Not only were their Results, however were woefully time good medical care was almost causes unknown, but doctors did not inadequate. In browsing through non-existent. The science of medicine know what to do about them when pension applications of Civil War was woefully imperfect, and they appeared. Many soldiers knew veterans, it is clear that the most knowledge of the causes of disease that they were better off in the field of common debilitating illness was were generally unknown. The word battle than in the camps. chronic diarrhea. This condition “sterilization” was not even in use as When a man was injured, it was sometimes remained with the men applied to medicine. At that time expected that his wound would become throughout their lifetimes, and left most physicians had little infected. In fact, “laudable pus” was them emaciated and unable to function understanding of microbiology. Most considered a good sign. No effort was effectively. Most died relatively believed in the theory of “spontaneous made to sterilize instruments, and few young. Although they may have generation”, that is that living were even rinsed off between survived the war, the quality of their organisms developed from non-living surgeries. As a consequence, for every lives was destroyed. matter. Pieces of cheese wrapped in Union soldier killed in battle, two and In another generation, through the rags were expected to produce mice by one-half died of disease and care of efforts of the experiments of Louis spontaneous generation. This same injury in the hospitals and camps. Pasteur and other scientists, medical theory explained the appearance of Confederate statistics were three to science learned that microbes maggots on decaying meat. one. Clara Barton, of the Union generated their own kind from forces, and Sally Tompkins, of the contamination of the air or touch. 47 The Search for Gold (Continued from Page 40) In 1938 he again worked for American Smelting & Refining Company, but this time in Crockett, California. The company furnished him with a house, and he did pipe fitting, painting, and welding of lead pipes. American Smelting was a custom smelter, and one of their customers was Chiang Kai-shek. When Chiang was forced to leave China for Formosa (now called Taiwan), he reportedly took gold and silver coins from China’s national treasury, and sent them to California by shiploads to be melted down, separating out the precious metals. Always careful about lead poisoning, Charles and the other workers showered and changed clothes before leaving work each day. Other hazards were the fumes from sulphuric acid and sulphur dioxide from insecticides. Although asbestos was everywhere then, the average worker was unaware of its dangers. In 1944 he married Mercedes Higuera, and this July they celebrated their 51st anniversary. They live in a lovely home in Napa, California, with a rushing creek bordering their back yard - truly an American success story. In last winter’s flooding rains, the overflow reached their back door, but no further. When I visited with them last year, we drove the full length of the breath-taking Napa Valley wine country. It was a day I shall always remember and cherish. The Fourth Generation (Continued from Page 42) William County, Virginia died, Amos purchased or was given most of Thompson’s Loudoun Co. property which went to his siblings. At one time Amos lived in a house adjoining that of his parents home called, Holyfield. In the latter part of his life he lived in a house in Ryan, which is outside Leesburg. Both houses still stand, but when I saw them, neither was inhabited.