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Peter Faure, II

French: Pierre Faure, II
Also Known As: "Foree"
Birthplace: Manakin, Henrico, Virginia
Death: Died in Martins, Bourbon, Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Ford, I and Mary Elizabeth Faure
Husband of Marie Gaudwin
Father of Judith Faure; Joseph Foree; Peter Foree, III; Archelaus Faure; Hezekiah Faure, Sr. and 10 others
Brother of Jean Faure; Daniel Ford, III and James Ford, Sr.
Half brother of Peter Faure; Mary Elizabeth Fuqua; Judith Leake and Joseph Faure

Managed by: Michael Legh Waddell
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About Peter Faure, II

DAR #: A041010

Pierre Faure II, at the age of 61 in 1776, moved his wife and children still living at home from Virginia to Kentucky where they lived in the pallisaded fort at Ruddle's Gap, Martin's Station along the Licking River.

The fort was attacked by the British and Indians led by Col. Byrd on June 22, 1780 which resulted in the massacre of many of its residents.

Pierre and several of his children were captured and forced to march north to Detroit and Canada. The oldest child, Judith, was sick and couldn't keep up so she was scalped and died.

Pierre died a short time after the attack.

Amongst the children forced to march was Silas Faure, then about 14 years old. According to accounts of Silas, his sister Keziah was carried off to the north by Indians where she met Joseph Wycoff whom she married and later lived with in New York.

Pierre II's older sons, Peter III, Francis, Jesse and Hezakiah were Revolutionary war soldiers who fought against the British in Virginia and North Carolina.

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Peter Faure, II's Timeline

Manakin, Henrico, Virginia
November 3, 1742
Age 36
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States
May 31, 1744
Age 38
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States
September 25, 1745
Age 39
Goochland, VA
June 22, 1747
Age 41
King William Parish, Goochland, Virginia, USA
May 2, 1749
Age 43
Manakin, Henrico, Virginia, United States
May 2, 1749
Age 43
Goochland, Virginia
Age 44
Charlotte County, VA, USA
Age 50
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States