Tobias and Susannah had the following children:
+ 3 M i. John FURCHES.
4 F ii. Sarah Sallie FURCHES. Sarah married Isaac HALL on 13 Apr 1815 in Rowan Co, NC.
5 M iii. Thomas FURCHES was born on 22 Apr 1798. Thomas married Elizabeth FEREBEE.
6 F iv. Mary Polly FURCHES. Mary married John HAINES.
7 F v. Elizabeth Betsy FURCHES. Elizabeth married John BEAMAN.
8 F vi. Jane Jincey FURCHES died in 1873 in Scott Co, IN. Jane married Rev Isaac COKER on 1 Aug 1833. Rev died in 1905 in IN. Joined Eaton Baptist Church and preached his first sermon, age 20. In the fall of 1836 accompanied by her mother Susannah widowed, they moved to KY and then to Indiana. Jane died in Scott Co, IN in 1873, leaving 5 children. Isaac married to Eunice Sage and died in IN in 1905.
9 M vii. Stephen Lewis FURCHES was born on 12 Nov 1804. Stephen married Mary HOWELL.
10 M viii. David Moffat FURCHES was born on 22 Jun 1807. David married (1) Sarah STEELMAN. David married (2) Margaret DOORES.
They had the following children:
+11 F i. Louisa Caroline FURCHES was born in 1827. She died before 1870.
12 F ii. Susan FURCHES. Moved to GA. Susan married Phillio SWANSON.
13 M iii. Hunter FURCHES was born in 1821. Lived in Iredell Co, NC then moved to TN.
+ 14 F iv. Clementine Hall FURCHES.
15 M v. Felty FURCHES was born in 1818 in Iredell Co, NC. He died in 1862 in Culpeper VA. Felty married Caroline MCCONNELL . Caroline was born in 1824. She died in 1917. She was buried in Hudson Cemetery, Ashe Co, NC.
Louisa Furces was the daughter and third child of John Furches and Rachel Hunter who married March 5, 1815 in Rowan Co, NC (Davie Co was Rowan). They were members of Eaton's Baptist Church and later members of Mount Vernon Church in Olin, NC when they had moved to Iredell Co. John had several holdings of land around Rocky and Little Rock Creeks. There is a copy of his will in the book " Furches Folks". He and Rachel had the following children:
Susan Furches m. Phillip Swanson and moved to GA. V. Hunter Furches b 1821 moved to Iredell Co adn then to TN. Louisa Caroline Furches m. Austin Smith of Caldwell Co, NC.
It is believed that Louisa was left the care of her father, because she probably outlived Clementine, Susan had gone to GA, V. Hunter had gone to TN and Felty had died.
John is most probably buried in Caldwell Co, but not far from where he had lived in Northern Iredell Co.
Clementine Hall Furches m J. Melvin Shaver of Iredell Co and Felty Furches b abt 1818 in Iredell Co, near Olin m. Caroline McConnell. Felty was about 2 years old when his mother Rachel died. He moved to Ashe Co, NC. He had red hair (as many of the Furches do). He was a farmer, furniture maker and preacher. He fought in the civil war and died in Culpeper VA abt 1862. Supposedly he received a package from his wife Caroline and overwhelmed with emotion he had a heart attack and died on the Court House steps in Culpeper. Caroline b 1824, d 1917 was buried in Hudson Cemetery in Ashe Co,NC. When she was widowed with 7 children she asked her brother in the Alleghany Mtns to take her in and he refused and she returned to Olin and took in washing to support her family. She and several others went to Eagle Cotton Mill to beg for cloth fo their half clad children and were refused because they had no money. On their return home Union soldiers saw them and asked why they were crying. When told they went to the mill. (these stories are in the bok and I thought were interesting and gives you some family history.)
John Furches parents were Tobias Furches and Susannah Horn. There is a copy also of his will in the book. Traditionally Tobias brought with him a chest when he came from Delaware to NC in 1781. Supposedly it contained old family records that were destroyed in a fire that consumed the house of Stephen Lewis in 1884 (a descendant).
Louisa married Austin SMITH son of Henry SMITH and Elizabeth MURRAH about 1855 in Davie Co, NC. Austin was born on 11 Dec 1815 in Burke Co, NC. He died on 30 Aug 1897 in Caldwell Co, NC.
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