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Pierre Jacob Faure, I

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Poitou-Charentes, Sainte-Sévère, Charente, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: 1745 (70)
Manakin-Sabot, Goochland County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Isaac Fauré, II and Marie Anne Fauré
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Faure and Judith Ford
Father of Jean Faure; Daniel Ford, III; Pierre Faure, II; James Ford, Sr.; Mary Elizabeth Fuqua and 2 others
Brother of Rhoda Ann Bondurant; Daniel Isaac Fore, III and Elisabeth Morrisett

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About Pierre Jacob Faure, I

Date of birth has also been (erroneously?) reported to be after 1680.

At age 20, Pierre Faure (changed his name to Peter Ford when he arrived in U.S.) arrived in the fourth Huguenot ship, the "Nassau" with his first wife Elizabeth (Agee) and child. (Pierre's mother and four siblings had arrived on an earlier ship). Pierre and Elizabeth's children were:

Daniel Faure II ..... b. 1696 in France

John Faure ..... b.abt. 1697, France d. Sept 1753 Cumberland Co. VA

Peter Faure ..... b.1706 Manakin Town VA d. 1 Jan 1780 Bourbon Co KY

James Faure (Sr.) b ..... abt 1708 Manakin VA d. 1810 Buckingham Co VA (1728 he married 1st cousin Elizabeth Ann Bondurant (1710-1749) Goochland Co VA)

2nd m. Judith Bingli (dau of Joseph and Judith Bingli, origin unknown)

Judith Ford b. aft 1723 Manakin Town VA m. John Leake1744-1753

Mary Ford b. aft 1723 Manakin Town, VA m. William Fuqua Jr. 1744-53

Joseph Ford b. 31 May 1729 d. bef 1744

When he was 36, he was finally able to get land. (see the photo of the patent )

Peter Ford's will: (copied from ancestry.com)

In the Name of God Amen, I Peter For-- [sic] of the Parish of King William in the cunty of Goochland being Sick and weak but of Perfect mind and memory and Calling to mind and Duly Considering the Uncertainly of Human life do make this my Last Will and Testament.

First and Principallly I Commit my Soul into the hands of my Blessed maker, Trusting in his mercies and in the Merits of my Redeemer for the Remission of all my Sins my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently Intered at the Discretion of my Executors hereinafter mentioned as to my Temporal Estate I bequeath and Dispose of it in the following manner.

First Item. I give and bequeath to my son James Ford the Plantation whear he now lives to him and his heirs and assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Peter Ford to him and his heirs forever three hundred acres of Land on Matthews branch Whear he now lives.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son John Ford to him and his heirs forever one hundred and twenty five acres of Land whear he now lives on Jones Creek. Likewise one Negro Wench Jugg to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Daniel Ford to him and his heirs forever the Plantation whear I now live being in the Manakin ton on the River. I give to my Son Daniell one Negro boy Tom to him and his heirs forever. I give to my son Daniell one feather bed and Furniture two Cows and Calfs one Sow and Piggs.

Item. I give and bequeath to my two daughters Judith and Mary Ford to them and their heirs forever all the Remainder of my Movable Estate to be Equally Devided between them both. If either of my Daughters should Dey under the age of Twenty one Ears or not Marry the Suviver shall heir her part of the Estate.

I do apint my Son John Ford and Daniell Ford to bee Executors of this my last Will and Testament. Dated twenty ninth of April Seventeen hundred and forty four. His Peter X Ford. Mark Signed in the presence of us Samuel Weave. (Weaver?) Demetrius Young. John Harris. At the Court of Goochland county, April 16, 1745. This Writing was proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses hereto to be the last Will and Testament of Peter Ford Deceased and it was thereupon Admitted to Record. A copy from the records. Teste: P. G. Miller. Cleark of the Circuit Court of Goochland County, Va. Recorded D. B. No.

The historic building now known as "Subletts Tavern" is on Pierre Faure's original patent. It appears that his son Daniel inherited it. Here is a description:

Subletts Tavern (72-42) is located on the north side of Huguenot Trail in Subletts. Probably built in the mid-eighteenth century as a residence, the original part of the structure exists today with several nineteenth-century additions. The original portion consists of a one-and-one-half-story frame building covered with beaded weatherboard. The gabled roof with wood shingles is punctuated with gabled dormers and a box cornice with a decorative profile. A large end chimney is constructed of brick with a stepped base, double corbelled shoulders and a corbelled cap. According to the WPA information on Subletts, the once private dwelling most likely operated as a tavern from 1816-1844, the years form which William Sublett was consecutively issued tavern licenses.

Eventually, during the mid-nineteenth century, a two-story, two-bay wing was erected to the west of the structure and connected to it by a one-and-one- half-story hyphen. The WPA information indicates that this two-story addition served as a post office for over 100 years. At the rear of the house is a one-story kitchen addition. The entire complex has been skillfully renovated and uses original building materials where possible, reproduction materials when not.

Pierre Faure I also known as Peter Ford came to Virginia on the ship "Le Nasseau" on March 5, 1701. It was the 4th of the Huguenot ships to arrive from England. The ship was named in honor of the House of Orange with Captain Tegain in charge. It arrived in York River on Mar. 5, 1701. Only 23 persons went upriver to Manakin Town, Va. This location was originally owned by the Monocan Indians who were a warlike tribe on the James River.

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Pierre Jacob Faure, I's Timeline

Sainte-Sévère, Charente, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 22
St Sever, France
Age 26
Manakin, Henrico, Virginia
Age 31
Manakintowne, Goochland County, Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America
Age 33
Manakin, Goochland County, Province of Virginia
May 31, 1729
Age 54
Manakin, Henrico, Virginia
Age 54
Manakin, Goochland County, Virginia