They also got his paternal grandfather wrong. He was born in the U.S. not Germany. Below is the information I have on Samuel Thomas Hauser, Jr.'s ancestors. He is my wife's great grandfather. Best, Chuck
Ancestors of Samuel Thomas Hauser, Jr
Generation No. 1
1.Samuel Thomas Hauser, Jr, born 10 Jan 1833 in Falmouth, Kentucky; died 10 Nov 1914 in Helena, Montana.He was the son of 2. Samuel Thomas Hauser and 3. Mary Ann Kennett.He married (1) Ellen Frances Farrar Kennett 04 Oct 1871 in St. Louis, Missouri.She was born 12 Oct 1841 in Frederick, Maryland, and died 26 Nov 1906 in Los Angeles, California.She was the daughter of Bernard Gaines Farrar and Ann Clark Thruston.
Generation No. 2
2.Samuel Thomas Hauser1, born 30 May 1794 in Forsyth County, North Carolina1; died Nov 1865 in Falmouth, Pendleton County, Kentucky1.He was the son of 4. Johann Georg "George" Hauser, Jr and 5. Magdelena Schor.He married 3. Mary Ann Kennett 21 Mar 1822 in Falmouth, Pendleton County, Kentucky1.
3.Mary Ann Kennett1, born 17981; died 18871.She was the daughter of 6. William Kennett and 7. Eupheme Graves.
Notes for Samuel Thomas Hauser:
He was educated at the University of North Carolina, where he knew President-to-be James Polk, and became a lawyer.During the years 1818-1820 he was a teacher at Pendleton Academy,Falmouth Kentucky. He was a trustee 1824-1844. He became a judge in Falmouth, Kentucky.His son, Samuel Thomas, Jr., was appointed governor of Montana by President Cleveland in 1885.
He and his wife are buried at Riverside Cemetary, located on Rt 27 in Falmouth.
Generation No. 3
4.Johann Georg "George" Hauser, Jr1, born 28 Aug 1755 in On the Yadkin, near Bethania, Forsyth Co., N.C.1; died 03 Nov 1818 in Bethania, Forsyth Co., North Carolina1.He was the son of 8. Johann Georg Hauser and 9. Anna Margaretha Ellrod.He married 5. Magdelena Schor 03 Mar 1778 in Germantown, Surry Co., North Carolina1.
5.Magdelena Schor1, born 08 Jun 1758 in Near Bethania, Forsyth Co., North Carolina1; died 18 Mar 1844 in Bethania, Forsyth Co., North Carolina1.
Notes for Johann Georg "George" Hauser, Jr:
George Hauser, Jr., first volunteered in July 1776 as Lt. with Captain Henry Smith.He marched from Bethania, North Carolina, in an expedition under Col. Joseph Williams against hostile Cherokee Indians.After an absence of over four months, he returned home.Shortly after his marriage in March 1777, he joined a company of Minute Men.In command of his Company he was ordered toward the Blue Ridge Mountains after troublesome Tories.He then crossed the mountains to guard the lead mines on New River.After collecting the lead, he escorted the transportation of same to Salisbury, North Carolina, where it was delivered to General Rustherford.
After the battle of King's Mountain, he was ordered out to guard prisoneers who had been captured at this noted battle.At another time he was in command of two hundred men who guarded a train of ammunition and other military stores from Salem, North Carolina, to Henry County, Virginia.He returned to Bethania about the time Lord Cornwallis reached there and made every effort to protect his house and posessions but the enemy plundered everything.In the cellar of the Sponhauer house where George was living, the enlisted men found 500 gallons of brandy and became so drunk that officers had to supervise their removal.George was blamed for purposely giving the brandy and, in spite of his protests of innocence, was dragged into the street.Under heavy guard he was kept standing in pouring rain through the night.
In 1787 Lt. George Hauser was chosen as one of the delegates to the North Carolina Constitutional Convention which met in Fayetteville in November of that year and ratified the Constitution of the United States.Toward the close of the Revolution Lt. George Hauser and his family settled in the village of Bethania where he was a hotel keeper and Justice of the Peace.He was eight times elected to the Assembly of North Carolina.
The above comes largely from an article by Lucille Hauser Miller and Sadie F. Wilson in "The Heritage of Yadkin County", 1981.
There is a monument placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution at his grave in Bathania asserting that he was present at the Battle of Kings Mountain.This service is not mentioned in the pension application of his widow (see Kenneth Hauser's book, p. 108-110) and I doubt that it happened.
George is buried in grave #175, Bethania. He served during the RevolutionaryWar in Captain Henry Smith's Company under the command of Joseph Winston.He resigned his military commission on October 4, 1780 and joined theMoravian Church (they required him to resign him commission). He was ablacksmith and tobacco farmer. He was also a cattle rancher. He attendedthe second state convention on the Constitution. He was elected to the NC General assemby in 1790 and in every year from 1792 through 1796 and again in 1803. In 1814 he was named steward of UNC. All this information was from Alsatian - American Family Hauser by Kenneth Hauser. Pension record is W 10118, National Archives, shows he was a Lieutenant. http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dan_sullivan&id=I00687http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dan_sullivan&id=I00687
Generation No. 4
8.Johann Georg Hauser1, born 08 Feb 1729/30 in Near Conshohocken, Pennsylvania1; died 28 Feb 1801 in Bethania, Forsyth Co., North Carolina1.He was the son of 16. Martin Hauser and 17. Maria Margaretha Schaefer.He married 9. Anna Margaretha Ellrod 19 Jul 1753 in Maryland1.
9.Anna Margaretha Ellrod1, born 07 Jul 1736 in Lecah Twsp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania1; died 15 Jan 1775 in Bethania, Forsyth Co., North Carolina1.
Notes for Johann Georg Hauser:
Known as George Sr.He settled in Bethania where he was a hotel keeper, Justice of the Peace, and was eight times elected to the Assembly of North Carolina.
Generation No. 5
16.Martin Hauser1, born 11 Nov 1696 in Reichenweir, Alsace, France1; died 12 Jun 1761 in Bethania, Forsyth Co., North Carolina1.He was the son of 32. Hans Georg Hauser and 33. Susanna Burckhardt.He married 17. Maria Margaretha Schaefer 1721 in Reichenweir, Alsace, France1.
17.Maria Margaretha Schaefer1, born 04 Nov 1702 in Lampbertsloc, Palatinate, Germany1; died 12 Jan 1775 in Bethania, Forsyth Co., North Carolina1.She was the daughter of 34. Johann Michel Schaefer and 35. Maria Barbara Geiger.
Notes for Martin Hauser:
Martin Hauser (1696-1761) & Maria Margaretha Schaefer (1702-1775)
The full story of Martin Hauser is given in Kenneth Hauser's book. Martin Hauser was born in 1696 in Reichenweier (now Riquewihr), Alsace. His parents were Hans Georg Hauser and Susanna Burckhardt. Martin Hauser was married in 1722 in Woerth, Alsace to Maria Margaretha Schaefer. She was born in 1702 in Lampertsloch, Alsace and was the daughter of Michel Schaefer and Maria Barbara Geiger.
Martin Hauser and his wife Maria Margaretha left Alsace (today in eastern France on the border with Germany) and went to America. They arrived in Philadelphia aboard the ship Molly on 30 September 1727. Their first child, an infant son named Martin, died on the voyage across the Atlantic. After arriving in Pennsylvania, Martin and Maria Margaretha first settled near Conshohocken, in present-day Montgomery County. Their son Georg was born at Conshohocken in 1730.
They then moved to near the Berkiana River, Pennsylvania, where another son Michael Hauser was born in 1731. Twins sons Martin and Jacob were born in 1733 at Skippack (now in Montgomery County). After seven years, they moved again to Conewago (now in York County, Pennsylvania), where they remained for six more years. Two more sons were born there, Georg Peter in 1740 and Daniel in 1744. (A daughter Barbara was probably born between 1733 and 1740.) Around 1746, the Hauser family moved a few miles south into Maryland.
In 1751, the two oldest Hauser sons, Georg and Michael, started out in search of new land in western Carolina. They reached the Yadkin River (on the western boundary of present-day Forsyth County, North Carolina), where Michael purchased land along the Yadkin River.
In October 1752, Georg and Michael began their journey back to Maryland (just two months before a party of Moravians arrived in North Carolina to begin their settlement of Wachovia in what was to become Salem, now Winston-Salem). In October 1753, Georg and Michael returned to North Carolina with the rest of the Hauser family and settled first on Michael's land. They lived near the Moravian settlers for the next several years. By 1759, the pressures of the frontier and the French and Indian Wars convinced Martin Hauser and most of his family to join the Moravians in building a new town that was to be called Bethania. Martin, his son Georg, and Georg's wife Margaretha were among the first outsiders received into the church. Martin Hauser died in Bethania in 1761, followed by his wife 14 years later. Many of today's residents of that part of North Carolina can trace their ancestry to this Hauser family.
Generation No. 6
32.Hans Georg Hauser1, born 25 Jan 1656/57 in Colmar, Alsace, France1; died WFT Est. 1699-17481.He was the son of 64. Matthias Hauser and 65. Maria Huffel.He married 33. Susanna Burckhardt 20 Sep 16891.
33.Susanna Burckhardt1, born WFT Est. 1656-1676 in Reichenweier, Alsace1; died WFT Est. 1699-17641.She was the daughter of 66. Michael Burckhardt and 67. Ursula (?).
Notes for Hans Georg Hauser:
A butcher.Also married 1683 and 1685.
Generation No. 7
64.Matthias Hauser1, born 10 Sep 1624 in Colmar, Alsace, France1; died 16771.He was the son of 128. Matthias Hauser and 129. Maria Semler.He married 65. Maria Huffel 07 Feb 1652/531.
65.Maria Huffel1, born 21 Apr 16261; died WFT Est. 1660-17211.
Notes for Matthias Hauser:
A vinyard owner and burgess at Colmar.
Generation No. 8
128.Matthias Hauser1, born Abt. 15971; died WFT Est. 1628-16881.He was the son of 256. Lorentz Hauser and 257. Rosina Reissmantel.He married 129. Maria Semler 28 Jan 1610/111.
Generation No. 9
256.Lorentz Hauser, born Abt. 1550; died Abt. 1592.He married 257. Rosina Reissmantel 22 Apr 1577.