Well, hello...............and the father of your Samuel Faught is Gaspar Faught, and his second wife a german lady. Samuel was born at Peaked Mountain, Virginia. There war three generations of Faughts (spelled Voltz, Pzaughts, Faults, Fotz, Fouts etc) in the German Church records.
Gaspar left Peaked Mountain and the German settlement there, with his second german wife, and joined the Militia. I have lost track of him between 1790 (Samuel born) and 1794 when he showed up at Telico Plains (was Georgia, then split into Tennessee and Georgia and split again and again etc). He lost his second german wife at Telico, and remarried to LOUISA BLONT BLACKLEDGE a widow who had lost her entire family in one night of terror. Louisa and Gaspar had for certain two sons William and Levi.
William Blont Faught, and his brother Levi Bruce Fauaht were born in that area of Cherokee Indian lands attached to Franklin Co, Georgia, that was known as Telico Plains. Your Samuel Faught was 1/2 brother to the two men.
Their father was Gaspar Faught. He was a captain sent to Telico Plains to help construct a block house. He lost his german wife. Your Samuel was a son of the German wife. I do not have her name.
While at the new Block house, the Blont family were interested in connections to the VAST Salt Petri cave Nickajack, and encouraged a sibling to marry him. This was Louisa Blont Blackledge (a widow who had lost her husband and all her children except 2 that were carried off by the Indians. She demanded constant reports of Telico Black house of her captured children.
Capt Gaspar Faught was in charge of the salt Petri mining at NICKAJACK cave. He fell in love with her and married her after losing his german wife (and mother of Samuel Faught, blind Sam and others). Gaspar and Louise had two sons for certain. Both born at Telico plains. One (William Blont Faught) at Nickajack cave which was then in Cherokee lands attached to Franklin CO, Georgia, and the other (Levi Bruce Faught)20 miles away at Telico block house, which became Tennessee, then Blont Co Tennessee, and was separated again and again. There is a site on the net that has Telico Block house pictures etc. The orginial block house is long gone, but the foundations of the rebuilt block houses are now a historic point of interest.
Both of Louisa Blont Blackledge Faught's sons by Gaspar Faught were baptized at the church near Telico Blockhouse. The records are still intact there.
Gaspar with help of Louisa's two brothers (both became Govenor of Tennessee) talked Gaspar into resigning from the Militia at Telico Block house and forming a business with another man mining the Salt Petre at Nickajack Cave. This party of men became very wealthy. Actually the Block house at Telico was really not much of a fort type block house, but a trade center with the miliary and the Cherokees.
I have accessed the Peaked Mountain Church records and have a patch work genealogy of Gaspar Faught who was born there, joined the military, came to Telico plais 1794, then after he retired he went to Giles Co Tennessee
There is another FAUGHT descent very interested, I will notify him of you. And in the mean while........email@example.com
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Email me your email and I will have him contact you. He recently retired and moved to Telico Plains and lives near the old Block house ruins. Seems that the three of us have A LOT IN COMMON TO DISCUSS!
GREAT GRANDPA always deneyed that the faughts had cherokee blood, but others in the family said that this was not so, Nancy Cook was married to William Riddle of giles Co, Tenn before she had a son by Levi Bruce Faught and then moved away to Arkansas. She is buried at Deer. But no grave for Levi.