I am helping an associate research the Fawbush family of early TN settlement, ~ c1775? - 1822 and later.
He has a Hugh Fawbush probably b. abt 1770, said to be the son of John Faubus b. in "Shenandoah."
Hugh was said to be born in Tennessee, but we know that Tennessee was still NC c1770.I know that a lot of the early TN settlers had come from Rowan and other counties in NC.
It is possible that Hugh's father is John, son of George E. Forbis, or some other descendant of George.
Information provided is that John was b. 1759 and Hugh his son was b. 1765, so obviously the info is convoluted.More research is needed.
Hugh's daughter Sarah b. 1822 Sullivan Co., TN m. John Hale b. abt 1815 VA.Their first son William was b. abt 1844 in Russell Co., VA, after which they moved to Floyd Co., KY.Parents of John Hale are currently unknown.There was another John Hale b. 1818 who lived in Floyd, KY, who is not the same John Hale.
Today, I started searching for Fawbushes by any spelling in Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, whereupon I found George and Olive Forbush of 1743 Orange Co., VA, and of 1748 Beaver Dam Run, VA.Looks like they sold their land c1748.Then, I found this conversation here, which showed the prior mention of George's son John Forbis/Forbush.