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Charles W. Foushee, Bio Sketch, History of Fayette Co, Ky
Posted by: Carol Barron (ID *****8011) Date: March 24, 2004 at 19:15:07
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Perrin's History of Fayette Co., Ky 1882

Charles W. Foushee, painter, Lexington, is at least the third of the family of Foushee to whom the name Charles has descended from father to son. His grandfather resided in Culpepper County, Va, and there was born his father, who, after his marriage with Julia Wallace, of Staunton, Va, went to Tennessee in which State the present Charles Foushee first saw the light, being born at Blountville, Washington County, near the Virginia line. The boy, though by birth a Tennesseean, became a Virginia by youthful association, being brought up at Abingdon, Va, in the Old Dominion, and there it was that he got all the school training he ever received. At the age of eighteen years, having learned the trade of house-painting, he left his Virginia home for Lexington, Ky, where he worked one year, then went to Versailles.

In 1846, his father also located in Woodford County, Ky, and there resided till his death eleven years later. In 1850, Charles, the younger, still resident at Versailles, married Miss Ann M. Harris, whose grandfather, John Peters, was an early settler of Woodford County, where he owned a large tract of land. The county seat of Woodford was Mr. Foushee's place of abode for four years after his marriage; they then moved to Fayette, in which county he has since had his home.

From 1854 to 1864, he lived in Lexington, then bought a place on Tate's Creek road, but sold it, in 1873 to Mrs. Kidd, and purchased a farm of 100 acres on the Newtown pike.
He is a breeder of race horses and Southdown sheep, but has never entirely given up his connection with the paint trade, in which he has been engaged for forty-two years, as apprentice journeyman, master painter and merchant.

For the past five years, he has had, as a partner, T. M. Berry, in the paint, oil and glass business, their store being on Short street, Lexington, on Upper street, in which city Mr. Foushee also owns a house and lot. His children are four in number, the elder two, Charles and David, being twins; the younger ones are Maggie and Ernest. His wife is a member of the Main Street Christian Church, and he himself belongs to the several orders--of A.,F. & A.M., I.O.O.F. and U.W.M.--and to the Democratic party.

Note: Charles W. Foushee m Ann Maria Harris 28 Feb 1850. Ann M. Harris is dau. of David H. Harris b 1786 Orange Co. Va. d 1847 Versailles, Ky m 22 Dec 1818 Margaret Peters b 22 Feb 1789 Fauquier Co. Va d 13 Oct 1856 Versailles, Ky, dau of John Peters, Jr. b 28 Dec 1762 Fauquier Co. Va, d 17 Feb 1833 Woodford Co., Ky m 20 Oct 1783 Nancy Mauzey Rousseau b 11 Aug 1764 d 15 Nov 1843 Woodford Co., Ky.

David H. Harris is son of Lindsay Harris d 1803 Orange Co., Va m Frances Atkins b 1754/55.

Lindsay Harris d 1803 Orange Co. Va is son of Thomas Harris, Jr. d 1782 Orange Co. Va m Sabra d 1814/15 Orange Co. Va.

Thomas Harris, Jr. is son of Thomas Harris who resided 1748 Hanover Co. Va. and this Harris line is purported to be descended from Capt Thomas Harris 1611 immigrant.

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