I am not a Fooshee/Foushee descendant, but the family did intermarry with my Fox family, and therefore is of interest to me. I also am a Jay descendant which will indicate the interest in Charles Fooshee. I do not proport the following outline to be set in stone, but am presenting it here for the purusal of others who may have more concrete evidence, and who will be willing to share their thoughts and data to help clarify the family ties. I do not think that it was pure coincidence that Charles, John, and Adnah Foushee/Fooshe showed up in the same area of Orange/Caswell/Person, before the separation of the area into the two additional counties. The documentation is there to establish that all were in the area aforementioned. We know the destination of Charles' immigration from Caswell/Person; we have a reference of a possible intended move for John and his wife, Elizabeth; and we know that most, if not all, the Foushees remaining in Person County, came from Adnah Campbell Foushee. Anything beyond that seems to be vague speculation and innuendo, in my opinion.
Winston Salem, NC
1 unknown FOOSHEE
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.
In spite of the difference spellings of the last name, I am assigning Charles Fooshe and John Fooshe as brothers since they are of comparable ages, and did share living in Person County, NC during the same general time period.
I have been doing further research on the Foushee family, and Charles Fooshee who had ties to Person County before settling into the Pendleton District in South Carolina, may have been first married to a Graves. His first wife was an Elizabeth -?-; and their daughter Elizabeth Fooshee married into my Jay family who had no ties, that I can find, to the Graves family, yet Elizabeth and her husband, John Jay, named their eldest child, Barzilla Graves Jay.
I am pretty convinced that Charles was a brother of John Foushee who, with wife, Elisabeth, were early members of the Flat River Primitive Baptist Church. It is John and Elizabeth Foushee who I believe to be the parents of Adnah Campbell Foushee, father of Haywood D'Arcy Foushee. John and Elizabeth did have other elder children born before 1800 when they were listed in the Census of 1800 for Person County. Adnah was born 5 March 1801. They later received a letter of dismissal from the church, and may have moved westward with some of their elder children, after Adnah was old enough to marry and begin his own family. I still find it very curious that Alexander Foushee, who provided so many insights into many other Person County families in his Remembrances, did not mention his own origins within the Foushee family, save the connection to his father.
From what I have found about Charles Fooshee, he was married second to a Martha Pullium, daughter of John Pullium whose wife may have been Sarah Foushee. Since he married her in Person County prior to the move to the Pendleton District, it seems likely that other Foushees were in the area as well. It would appear that the Foushee/Fooshee family was of French Huguenot descent, and most likely from the settlement of Foushees found in Culpeper County, VA.
1.1a Charles FOOSHEE*
Death:about 1820, Abbeville District, South Carolina
Charles resided in Greenwood County, Orangeburg County, and Cornwall County, South Carolina, before finally settling into the Abbeville District, where he died ca 1822. Charles Fooshe’s will was written in 1820 in Abbeville, South Carolina.
Other spouses:Martha PULLIUM
1.1a.1 Elizabeth FOOSHEE
Birth:6 May 1776, Orange County, North Carolina
Birth:1 December 1770
Father:James JAY (1744-1833)
Marr:6 March 1794, Person County, North Carolina
Children:Barzilla Graves (1794-1860)
Susan Fooshee (1797-)
Charles Fooshee (1800-)
Frances McNeal (1802-1826)
Alvah Vestal (1804-)
James Archer (1807-)
Stokes Allen (1810-)
Martha Ann Elizabeth (1814-)
William McNeal (1820-)
John Jackson (1827-)
1.1a.1.1 Barzilla Graves JAY
Birth:20 December 1794
a. Brazilla Graves JAY was born on December 20, 1794 in North Carolina and
married Jane Mc Cullough.
History of Hancock County 1818 to 1882 by Binford: "Barzella G. Jay was a
native of North Carolina, born 1794, where he lived until 1837. On December
19, 1822 he was united in holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Jane McCullough, of
the same state. In company with his companion, he emigrated to Hancock
County, Indiana, and settled in Buck Creek township in 1837."
Jane McCullough Jay was born on September 25, 1804 in North Carolina. She
died on January 31. 1876 in Buck Creek Twnsp, Hancock, Indiana. She was
buried in February 1876 in Hodge Cemetery, Buck Creek Twnsp, Indiana.
ADD WILL OF JANE JAY HERE
"Mr.[Barzella G.] Jay was from birth and education a Democrat unwavering;
and, as such, was elected to the office of County Auditor in 1855, which
position he held creditably and satisfactorily for four years. Mr. Jay also
served as Justice of the Peace for some years, with credit to his judgement
and good sense . He was a man of fine character, honest and conscientious
and was an influential member of the Masonic order, by which he was buried
June 17 1860, at Hodge Cemetery, in Buck Creek Township, where by his side,
the companion of his life was laid in February, 1876."
(1) Children of Barzella Graves Jay and Jane
I.Amanda Adeline JAY m. James F. Farmer.
ii.Eliza Ann JAY b. April 30, 1825 m. Henry A. Clayton
`iii.Mary Jane JAY was born on May 30,1827.
iv.*Margaret Caroline JAY b. June 23,1829 Abbeville S.C m. William H.
Chapman d. March 5, 1911 in Stonewall, Oklahoma.
v.John Henry JAY was born on January 7,1832
vi.Martha Ann JAY was born on December 5,1833. She died on April 30,
vii.James Washington JAY was born on August 4 ,1839.
viii.Susan F JAY was born on March 7, 1842 in Hancock Co, , Indiana. d.
April 7, 1842.
* The following obituary was contributed by Gar Summy:
THE STONEWALL WEEKLY NEWS
March 9, 1911
" Mrs. Caroline [Jay] Chapman died at the home of her son John Chapman on
morning early, March 5. Mrs. Chapman was born in South Carolina. Her father,
Barzella Jay settled in Hancock County, Indiana about 1849. The subject of
this sketch was married to William H. Chapman.
The family moved to Illinois, then to Red River County, Texas and about
thirty years ago moved near Ahloso, on what is now known as the "Chapman
Farm". William H. Chapman, her husband died a few years ago. She had eight
children. Only two are living. John Chapman, of Ada and Charley Chapman of
Her history has been a most remarkable one. When the wife of her son Joseph
died leaving five orphan children, she took them into her house and cared for
them until maturity. When Joseph died leaving four more orphans, she and her
husband went to Indianapolis, picked up the little waifs, brought them home
and cared for them until they took their flight into the great wide world to
fight the battle of life alone. Later her son William and his wife both
died, leaving four more orphans, the children were taken to her home where
they are cared for at the present.
Hospitality was one of her many virtues, and kindness was the basis and
guiding principal to her creed. No tramp or other person ever came to her
door and went away hungry.
The affection and devotion of her son John for his aged mother, as she was
passing through the dark valley and shadow of death were beautiful and
touching even to the point of sublimity.
The remains were taken to Frisco this morning and were laid to rest this
afternoon. A large number of friends were at the Katy depot this morning to
show their respect to the deceased and her family, and quite a number
accompanied her remains to their last resting place.
Margaret Caroline Jay Chapman was buried on March 7 1911 in Frisco Cemetery,
Frisco, Oklahoma. She was married to William Henry Chapman, Senior on March
29, 1849 in Hancock Co, Indiana. William Henry Chapman, Senior was born on
February 15, 1827 in Rush Co., Indiana. He died on February 20, 1903 in
Ada, Pontotoc, Okla., Indian Territory. He William H. Chapman was buried on
February 21, 1903 in Frisco Cemetery, Frisco, OK.
I know, I know, this doesn't answer the question asked, your honor. I have
no clue as to where the "Barzilla" came from. Perhaps a descendant of James
Jay will provide this bit of information. JJay
SECOND ENTRY: History of Hancock County
1818 to 1882 by Binford
Barzella G. Jay was a native of North Carolina, born 1794, where he
lived until 1837. In 1822 he was united in holy bonds of wedlock to Miss
Jane McCullough, of the same state. In company with his companion, he
emigrated to Hancock County, Indiana, and settled in Buck Creek township in
Mr. Jay was from birth and education a Democrat unwavering; and, as such,
was elected to the office of County Auditor in 1855, which position he held
creditably and satisfactorily for four years. Mr. Jay also served as Justice
of the Peace for some years, with credit to his judgement and good sense .
He was a man of fine character, honest and conscientious and was an
influential member of the Masonic order, by which he was buried June 17 1860,
at Hodge cemetery, in Buck Creek Township, where by his side, the companion
of his life was laid in February, 1876. His children were Eliza A., Mary J.,
Margaret C., John H., Martha A., James W., Susan F., and Amanda A.
Tennessee is 17 degrees wind chill -7 this morning, I'm stuck on my hill
because of ice and snow. Think I'll go snuggle on the couch and watch the
old movie channel all day.
1.1a.1.2 Susan Fooshee JAY
Birth:20 December 1797
1.1a.1.3 Charles Fooshee JAY
Birth:11 July 1800
1.1a.1.4 Frances McNeal JAY
Birth:7 August 1802
1.1a.1.5 Alvah Vestal JAY
Birth:28 December 1804
1.1a.1.6 James Archer JAY
Birth:3 May 1807
1.1a.1.7 Stokes Allen JAY
Birth:28 April 1810
1.1a.1.8 Martha Ann Elizabeth JAY
Birth:9 July 1814
1.1a.1.9 William McNeal JAY
Birth:27 October 1820
1.1a.1.10 John Jackson JAY
Birth:31 July 1827
1.1a.2 Susanah FOOSHEE
Marr:1795, Person County, North Carolina
1.1b Charles FOOSHEE* (See above)
Other spouses:Elizabeth UNKNOWN
1.2 John FOUSHEE
Possible parents for Adna Campbell Foushee. Found in the Minutes of Flat River Church as members in the period of 1801 to 1806.
Children:Adna Campbell (1801-1887)
1.2.1a Adna Campbell FOUSHEE*
Birth:5 March 1801
Death:3 September 1887
Will of Kindle VanHook
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.
My cousin Brenda Oakes, just sent the following message to me:
>>I was perusing Volume I of Person County Heritage last night and came across, I think, a possible reason why Adnah Campbell Foushee was listed in Kindle Van Hook's will.
I'm hoping you have Volume I. The article is on page 419. There are several factors that lead one to think this could be a hot trail........
For one, it places Kindle Van Hook in the same vicinity as Adnah. "For more than 40 years before the division of Caswell County to organize Person, the VanHooks had established a homestead five miles southwest of Roxboro. Kindle VanHook received a charter from the British crown about 1750 of 2,500 acres of land in the Roseville community. He married a Miss Campbell from Campbell County, VA. Hhmmmmm.......??
Furthermore, it goes on to describe how the county lines were changing in those days. "The fluctuation of county lines and the creation of a new one provided the basis for Robert VanHook's having been born in Orange County, married in Caswell, and died in Person - having lived on the same premises his entire life."
It seems to me that it's too much of a coincidence that they lived in the same community, shared a similar family name - Campbell -, and the fact that he mentions Adnah in his will. If it were not for the will, this would never be of consequence. But my understanding of will's in those days is that if you had enough possessions to leave behind, they generally went to the family, unless the will specified payment for a debt to an individual, which is not implied in the instance of Adnah in Kindle's will.<<
I think that the above should be taken into account in the search for the parentage of Adna Campbell Foushee.
Birth:18 December 1806
Death:16 March 1852
Mother:Nancy ROBINSON (1778-)
Marr:31 March 1827, Orange County, North Carolina
Children:James Roundtree (1828-1855)
William Harvey (~1830-)
Rebecca Janette (~1831-)
John G. (~1833-)
Addison Campbell (1835-1855)
David Thomas (~1838-)
Alexander Roundtree (~1839-)
Legrand Stanford (~1842-)
Haywood D'arcy (1843-1918)
Martha Elizabeth (~1845-)
Osburn D. (~1849-)
Other spouses:Jane GRAY, Martha Jacobina MINER
1.2.1a.1 James Roundtree FOUSHEE
Birth:2 June 1828
Death:3 July 1855
1.2.1a.2 William Harvey FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.3 Rebecca Janette FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.4 John G. FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.5 Addison Campbell FOUSHEE
Birth:10 January 1835
Death:16 September 1855
1.2.1a.6 David Thomas FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.7 Alexander Roundtree FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.8 Legrand Stanford FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.9a Haywood D'arcy FOUSHEE*
Birth:12 May 1843
Death:12 February 1918
Spouse:Elizabeth “Betty” W. FREDERICK
Birth:13 September 1844
Death:16 June 1886
Father:Ransom FREDERICK (~1815-)
Mother:Joanna WALTON (~1820-)
Marr:6 December 1866, Person County, North Carolina
Children:John Henry (1867-1950)
George Campbell (1868-1953)
Anna Frances (1870-)
Robert Thompson (1874-1940)
Lessie Vaughn (1879-1973)
Other spouses:Mary A. FOX
1.2.1a.9a.1 John Henry FOUSHEE
Birth:14 September 1867
Death:16 November 1950
Spouse:Nancy Wilmouth FOX
Birth:5 January 1868
Death:31 December 1945
Father:Nathaniel "Nathan" FOX (1827-1889)
Mother:Mary Jane WRENN (1830-1912)
Marr:24 December 1891
Children:Ruth Thomas (1892-1986)
Charlie Louis (1894-1961)
Haywood Nathaniel (1895-1977)
Pearl Lamberth (1897-1984)
Luna Foy (1899-1979)
Bera Wilmouth (1902-1991)
Sadie Elma (1905-1995)
1.2.1a.9a.2 George Campbell FOUSHEE
John Wallace (1899-)
Caviness Banks (1904-)
Emery James (1909-)
1.2.1a.9a.3 Anna Frances FOUSHEE
Birth:10 May 1870, Person County, North Carolina
Spouse:Albert Parham CLAYTON
Birth:27 January 1868
Death:16 June 1934
Marr:22 November 1890, Person County, North Carolina
1.2.1a.9a.4 D'Archy FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.9a.5 Robert Thompson FOUSHEE
Spouse:Martha Jane "Jennie" LONG
Father:Steven Matthew "Buck" LONG (1843-)
Mother:Elizabeth Jane CLAYTON (1840-)
Children:Benny Airington (1901-1954)
1.2.1a.9a.6 Edward FOUSHEE
Birth:about 1877, Virginia
1.2.1a.9a.7 Hugh FOUSHEE
Spouse:Augusta "Gussie" TROTTER
1.2.1a.9a.8 Lessie Vaughn FOUSHEE
Birth:3 April 1879
Death:27 November 1973
Spouse:Edward Jones WRENN
Birth:17 September 1874
Death:18 February 1927
Father:William Warren WRENN (1812-1889)
Mother:Jeanette PLEASANT (1833-1899)
Marvin Fields (1906-1991)
Samuel Warren (1913-1981)
1.2.1a.9a.9 Betty H. FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.9a.10 Susie FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.9b Haywood D'arcy FOUSHEE* (See above)
Spouse:Mary A. FOX
Birth:21 October 1860
Death:5 July 1931
Father:Nathaniel "Nathan" FOX (1827-1889)
Mother:Mary Jane WRENN (1830-1912)
Marr:10 November 1887, Person County, North Carolina
Children:Nancy "Nannie" L. (1891-)
James Roundtree (1894-)
Hallie (Twin) (1900-1901)
Allie (Twin) (1900-1928)
Other spouses:Elizabeth “Betty” W. FREDERICK
1.2.1a.9b.1 Nancy "Nannie" L. FOUSHEE
Spouse:Otis B. McBROOM
Birth:24 October 1884
Father:William Hall McBROOM
1.2.1a.9b.2 James Roundtree FOUSHEE
Birth:27 September 1894
Spouse:Lucy Gertrude WHITT
1.2.1a.9b.3 Carrie FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.9b.4 Emma FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.9b.5 Hallie FOUSHEE
Birth:27 September 1900
Death:18 July 1901
1.2.1a.9b.6 Allie FOUSHEE
Birth:9 September 1900
Death:18 February 1928
1.2.1a.10 Martha Elizabeth FOUSHEE
1.2.1a.11 Osburn D. FOUSHEE
1.2.1b Adna Campbell FOUSHEE* (See above)
Marr:December 1854, Orange County, North Carolina
Other spouses:Frances ROUNTREE, Martha Jacobina MINER
1.2.1c Adna Campbell FOUSHEE* (See above)
Spouse:Martha Jacobina MINER
Birth:10 August 1810
Other spouses:Frances ROUNTREE, Jane GRAY