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John Peter Faircloth, born 1813, Southampton Co., Virginia

Journal by naomigallery

I'm researching my 3rd great grandfather, John P. "Peter" Faircloth. He was born in Petersburg, VA in about 1813. He was the son of a Negro slave woman named Mason and John Faircloth, a small plantation owner. John Faircloth emancipated young Peter when he was 5 years old in 1818. John Faircloth gave Peter $1000, land, and additional money to acquire for himself "an English education" in his will dated in 1819. Another part of John Faircloth's will gave Peter's mother Mason to his friend and attorney Collin W. Barnes until his death. Afterwards, Mason was to be given her freedom.

John Peter moved to Connecticut around 1840. It is my guess that he stayed in Virginia until after his mother had died. John Peter first went to Durham, CT where he married Olive Smith Murkett (or Mucket), and his occupation was as a shoemaker and farm laborer, later he lived in East Haddam, where he died in the late 1880's. Peter and Olive had several children who were born and died in the East Haddam, CT area.

I will add more details to this journal in the coming days.

Surnames: FAIRCLOTH MUCKET MURKETT
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on 2006-10-05 16:26:04

naomigallery , from Arizona, USA, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2006. is researching the following names: FAIRCLOTH, COURTNEY, WESTCOTT and 6 other(s).

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by n1abo on 2007-06-28 17:27:15

My Grandfathers brother, Franklin Eugene Clark married Katherine Jane Spencer. She was a grand daughter of John Peter Faircloth.
Any family information that I have I am willing to share. Would also appreciate any family information that you may have.
Jerry F. Clark Sr.

by naomigallery on 2010-07-27 00:17:35

Jerry, please contact me at naomigallery@yahoo.com.

Sorry it's taken me so long to read your post.

by naomigallery on 2010-07-27 00:17:58

Jerry, please contact me at naomigallery@yahoo.com.

Sorry it's taken me so long to read your post.

by JaneWhittle on 2011-02-04 19:29:00

Just found this site--

I am searching for Greatgrand fathers.

Zachariah Faircloth, b,1751 Edgecome,N.C.,died in 1810 Washington Parish Louisiana:

William Fairclth b.1720 in Eng. died in Edgecome,N.C. in 1765.wife Mary Isle of wight,Va.

Do you have any information or know anyone who may help with finding more about these Fore fathers?
Thank you, Jane

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