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Re: Zilpha/Nancy FORAKER, Eng to US
Posted by: Roger (ID *****0157) Date: December 06, 2004 at 15:52:58
In Reply to: Zilpha/Nancy FORAKER, Eng to US @ 1819 by Roger Alan Chilson of 192

Zilpha and Nancy Fouraker/Fourakers

I have not done any serious research for sometime but recently I received a message from a Stephen Fouraker who descends from Nathan Fouraker. He mentioned a book, "OUT OF THE POCKET" written by Nancy (Fouraker) Morgan. Her great grandfather was the father of Zilphia & Nancy Fouraker. I believe he must be the Jesse Fouraker in the 1820 Georgia census. Her book only gives a small amount of information on this early generation but I thought some may be interested in what she wrote in her book.

"Papa's grandfather came over from England with his daughters Zilpha and Nancy as indentured servants. The man who paid their way to Charleston, S.C., was a Captain Walker.To pay off their indenture the girls cared for Walker's bed-ridden wife. While the girls worked in the Walker home, the captain made them both pregnant.
Both sisters had baby boys which they kept and raised.One was named Ichabod, the other, Nathan. The boys wore their grandfather's name, Fouraker, and they were cousins as well as half-brothers."

This agrees with the letter I received from the grant grand daughter of Nancy Fouraker in 1992 who said her grand mother told her that Zilpha and Nancy came from England and were indentured servants to a Captain James/Jim Walker, and both girls had a son out of wedlock by Captain Walker. Zilpha named her son Nathan, and Nancy named her son Ichabod.

The lady who wrote the book above, Nancy Fouracre Morgan,was born in 1913 and is currently living in a nursing home. The state of Florida honored her with the Folk life Heritage award in 1986. She was a faithful staple at the Florida Folk Festival from its beginning in 1953. This is held at the Stephen Foster State park each year.


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