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Re: John Jay and Elizabeth Fooshee/Foushee
Posted by: John Fox (ID *****1791) Date: May 23, 2004 at 09:10:23
In Reply to: Re: John Jay and Elizabeth Fooshee/Foushee by Kate Stirk of 249

Hello Kate,

I thought that I would post an update in my search for the parents of Adnah Campbell Foushee, since you were so kind to share information about John Jay and Elizabeth Fooshee.

I was going through some data shared with me by one of my Fox cousins who has the Foushee lineage, and found some interesting possibilities. In the Flat River Primitive Baptist Church Minutes which begins about 1786, there is a mention of a John Fushie along with Charles Fashee. Later there is mention of a John Foshie and his wife, Elizabeth who have joined the meeting in 1802; they received a letter of dismissel in 1806; which meant that they were moving their membership to another congregation or meeting.

Charles Fooshee had already married a second time to a Mary Pullium by 1783.This couple resided in Greenwood County, Orangeburg County, and Cornwall County, South Carolina, before finally settling into the Abbeville District, where Charle's daughter, Elizabeth and her husband John Jay had settled. So it is quite unlikely that Charles would have been around to be the father of Adnah Campbell Foushee.

The John and Elizabeth Foushee who had joined the Flat Creek Church Meeting in 1802 seems a more likely candidate for Adnah's parents. They were certainly available in the area, and seem to be the only Foushees convenient to Adnah.

We do know that Adnah married Frances Rountree in Orange County in 1827; perhaps his family had moved into that county, and Adna moved his family back into Person County after their marriage.

Another document that I recently encountered involving Adnah Campbell Foushee is as follows:

>>Will of Kindle VanHook
December 1854

In the name of God Amen. I Kindle Vanhook of the County of Person &
State of N.C. being of Sound and Perfect mind and memory Thanks be to
God, but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existrnce do make
and declare this my last will and testement in manner and form

Item 1. I give and bequeth to my beloved grandchildren, Thomas Holeman,
James Holeman and Mary ann Holeman, children of my daughter Mary D.
Holeman, dec'd. the following Negroe Slaves to wit Ritta, Millia, Celia, Sallie,Alfred,Mebane, and Billy them and their increase to be
equally divided amongst them to wit to Thomas Holeman one third part,
to James Holeman one third part, and to Mary Ann Holeman one third part
and in case of death of either or any of grandchildren before they
shall have arrived to lawful age, then in such case the above bequethed
slaves with their increase to be equally divided between the surviving

Item 2. I give and bequeath to Adney Foushee one hundred dollars, to be
paid to him as soon after my death as may be convenient by my executors
herin after named.

Item 3. I give and bequeath to my beloved Son David Vanhook one nego Boy
Daniel about eleven years of age.

Item 4. To my beloved sons David and Solomon Vanhook I give and bequeath
all the residue of my estate both real and personal, after all my just
debts are paid, consisting of lands, monies, debts due, the residue of
my negro Slaves and their increase, plantation & smith tools, stocks of
all kinds, house hold and kitchen furniture & including every thing that
I may possess at my death, not otherwise disposed of by this my last
will and testament to be equally divided between them. and I hereby make
and ordain my beloved so David Vanhook and Solomon Vanhook executors of
this my last will and testament. In witness wherof I the said Kindle
Vanhook have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal
this 25th day of Feb Anno Domino 1852.<<

No relationship to Adnah is given in the will, but that he was listed first in the document seems quite significant, and it is not indicated as a repayment of a debt. Since Kindle does not mention any Foushee grandchildren, perhaps another kinship may have existed.

John Fox
Winston-Salem, NC

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