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Foutch in Fulton Co IL
Posted by: Andy (ID *****0702) Date: July 14, 2005 at 14:31:18
In Reply to: Re: Foutch Hunting by Cindy Ransom of 444

This is not my family and I have no further info on these people.

Ages in some of the census records below may not have been entered correctly originally, causing discrepancies between different years.

Woodland Twp, ED 103, Sheet 12B

FRANK FOUTCH, age 41, born in IL, father born IL, mother born IL; coal miner
Hattie, wife, 44, KY KY KY
(Each was in their second marriage; married 1 year.)
Plum FOUTCH, dau, 5 IL IL PA
William FIFE, stepson 16
Walter FIFE, stepson, 13
Elwood FIFE, stepson, 11
Woodland Twp

FRANK FOUTCH, b Jan 1870, married 10 yrs
Sarah wife Apr 1873, mother of 2 ch, 2 living
Minnie, dtr, Feb 1891
Harry, son, b Jan 1895
Elmer HARPER, nephew, b Nov 1875
next door to
FRANK FOUTCH, Jun 1833 IL IN IN, m 19 yrs
Hortensey, wife, Jun 1853, mother of 3 ch, 1 living
Jesse HART, grandson, Oct 1885

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index shows these Fulton County marriages:
Franklin Foutch married Elizabeth Ledman 3/1/1854
Francis M. Foutch married Mrs. Hortensey Marin 6/27/1881.
(Research may show Franklin and Francis M. to be one and the same person.)
And this Sangamon Co marriage:
John Foutch married "Rhoda" Rea on 13 Dec 1827
The biography of John Foutch at
states "The first marriage of our subject was solemnized in the fall of 1826, his bride being Miss Johoda Ray. That worthy woman died in the middle life after having borne four children, two of whom, James and Francis M., grew to maturity."

"From "Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois":

"JOHN FOUTCH was born May 1776 in Loudoun County, Virginia. Three brothers
by the name of Fouche came from France and settled in Loudoun Co VA before
the American Revolution. Two of them were soldiers in that war, and one of
them was Abraham, the father of John, whose name heads this sketch."
[NOTE: "Three brothers" legends are common and should always be taken with a grain of salt until they're documented. The immigrant Fouch ancestor of this John Foutch may have come to America long before the Revolution.]

John married in Fayette Co KY in 1796 Nancy A. Wherrett, b 8 Mar 1778 in St.
Mary's Co, Maryland. Family moved from near Lexington, Fayette Co KY by
1809 to near Harrison, Dearborn Co, Indiana, thence to Franklin Co, Indiana,
about 1817, and from there about 1825 to Sangamon Co IL. They had 10

1 ABRAHAM FOUTCH, b 1 Apr 1797 Fayette Co KY, m 1820 Franklin Co IN
Elizabeth Van Sickle; came to Sangamon Co IL 1825. Eight children; 1 born
IN, 7 b Sangamon Co. Moved Polk Co, near Des Moines IA in 1849, and from
there in 1870 to Elmore, near Brownsville, Nebraska.

2 THOMAS FOUTCH, b 25 Nov 1799 Fayette Co KY, m 21 Dec 1820 Fayette Co IN,
Sarah Wherrett, b 20 Nov 1800 Fayette Co KY.

21 Elizabeth A. Foutch, b 1821, m 5 Dec 1839 Thomas Pollock
22 Nancy Foutch, b 23 Jan 1824, m 2 Jan 1842 J. D. Bevan
23 John Foutch, b 6 Sep 1826 Sangamon Co IL, m 12 Apr 1849 Martha M.
Smith. Children: Sarah M. m F. P. GILLESPIE; Thomas, d under 3 yrs; Hattie
S.; John W.; Carrie M.; Ella M. d under 3 yrs; Lizzie D.; Edward L.; George
T. Foutch.
24 Caroline Foutch, b 8 Mar 1829, d 31 Dec 1854, m 8 Apr 1847 Thomas A.
25 William W. Foutch, b 4 Sep 1834 Macoupin Co IL, d 25 Sep 1861
26 Hugh Foutch, b 19 Dec 1836 Sangamon Co IL, m 2 Sep 1858 Mary Wykoff.
Lived at Decatur IL around 1880. Had son William W. Foutch.

3 HUGH FOUTCH, b 12 Mar 1802 KY, d Dec 1845 Fulton Co IL, m 1827 Nancy Rhea

4 ELIZABETH FOUTCH, b Aug 1804 KY, m Samuel Blair

5 JOHN FOUTCH, b 25 Oct 1805 KY, m Jehoida Rhea, m 2nd Letitia Ferris. 13
children. Lived Fulton Co IL

6 SUSAN FOUTCH, b 10 Jun 1809 Dearborn Co IN, m 11 Dec 1828 William Rhea.

7 DOROTHY FOUTCH, b Apr 1811 Dearborn Co IN, d 1842 Fairfield IA, m Samuel

8 MARY A. FOUTCH, b 25 Dec 1812 Dearborn Co IN, m 11 Dec 1828 Henry Harmon.

9 SIRON FOUTCH, b 10 May 1815 Dearborn Co IN, m 1837 Anthony H. Shuff.

10 WILLIAM FOUTCH, b 8 Jan 1818 IN, d Oct 1831 Sangamon Co IL.

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