Re: Fargason , Johnson 1830
Dear Cousin Kenneth:
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I too ran the "lost at sea" business at first but it was proven wrong in research done by those much better at it than I am.
According to their research Johnson Fargason was the son of David Fargason b.1750 in Newberry SC.
He in turn was the son of John Fargason b, 1710 in Aberdeen, Scotland and who married Ann Johnson b.1739 (in Boston).
It is said that John had settled in Marblehead, Mass.
It was from here that Major Glover, who commanded Washington's boats, was from, and where he recruited his company.
Therefore, you can see your Great Grandfather John Fargason, or perhaps David (?), in the picture by Emanuel Leutze of "Washington Crossing the Delaware!!"
He is sitting just at Washington's right foot.
Not many can carry their genealogy back so far and even fewer can actually show a picture of their ancestors.
My daughters ages 13 and 15 say I'm crazy.
But what the heck, it gave them something to take to show and tell at school.
Best regards,Jim Fargason