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Re: Fouche family of Loudoun Co., Virginia
Posted by: James Holifield (ID *****8656) Date: January 20, 2004 at 22:28:44
In Reply to: Re: Fouche family of Loudoun Co., Virginia by Myra Maxwell. of 214

Hi Ms.Maxwell - That would be great! I read back over the record in the Fouche family that I saw online and it seems that one house was the Holyfield home and one was a Fouche home in two different locations. But I am not sure as the way it was written was not quite clear to me. The following is what I have from this website:

Amos acquired a great deal of Loudoun County land. His parents gave him acreage in 1821 "in consideration of their natural affection for their said son, Amos Fouch and the better to enable him to provide for the support and education of his children." When his brother Temple, of Prince William County, Virginia, died, Amos purchased or was given most of Thompson's Loudoun County property which went to his siblings. [At one time Amos lived in a house adjoining that of his parents home called Holyfield. In the latter part of his life he lived in a house in Ryan, which is outside Leesburg. Both houses still stand, but when I saw them, neither was inhabited.]

And also:
Thomas was evidently quite affluent. [He was involved in many land transactions and financial loans, and he purchased Holyfield, a lovely 18th century home, for the family residence, which stands today.] He was listed as a vestryman of Shelburne Parish at some time between 1771 and 1806. It was this Thomas who wrote the statement in his mother's bible, telling us the origin of the Fouche family in America.

Now I am not sure when the quote was written, as it is written in past tense concerning Thomas. So if it were written in modern times, that would be indicative of it perhaps still standing today. And that would of course be wonderful to locate it and go there to see it.
So I would like to make sure that if possible to know that what you may have is not the home that Amos later lived in, in Ryan, which is just east of Goose Creek. And if you would like, I can provide you a copy of the original Land Grant of that property from March 5,1729, if in fact it is in probability that property.
So, let me know if you turn up anything. As you can tell, I am thinking out loud and a bit anxious to discover where it was. I have located a Rev War decendant who left Loudoun County from this property and ended up his last 4 years in Sumter County,AL and his property which still has the log cabin he built and lived in before he died in 1834. Well, I will wait to hear from you and till then, God bless you Ms.Maxwell.
Jim Holifield

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