Re: home destroyed during the Rev. War. My father used to tell the story that lots of money was waiting for the Faurot/Fouratt family if they could prove that an ancestor Capt. of a ship which ran cargo (non military) up & down the coast was sunk by the British. The Capt. went down with the ship, his home burned down along with the family bible, so his wife was left with nothing. My grandfather tried to get the money at the turn of the 20th Century, but was told that the statute of limitations had run out.
I have done a little research on this & the statute may have not run out. Unfortunately in order to find the money, you must have all the fact prepared & ready before some one will even reserch it. I have run across stories that ring of this situation but never one that seems to contain the entire story. I always thought he was telling whild tales just for fun. But I do think the essence of it is true. This family has many ship's captains, but I have not run across a Captain who was lost at sea with his cargo ship. As big as this family has become, we might each get a $. But it would be fun to find out the truth.
If you have any other thoughts on this subject let me know.
Diane Tuttle Burleigh (my grand mother was Catherine Shaw Fouratt)
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