George H. FAUQUIER, b. 22Nov1821


biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

GEORGE H. FAUQUIER, who is operating a good farm in Adams Township, was born in Miami County, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1821, being the son of Thomas and Phoebe (Hathaway) Fauquier, the former a native of Virginia, and the latter of Ohio. When a small child Thomas Fanquier was taken by his parents to Kentucky, where he grew to manhood, and thence emigrated to Ohio, where he married Miss Phoebe Hathaway, by whom he had ten children, five girls and five boys, of whom three girls and three boys are yet living. George H., the subject of this sketch, was the fourth child. He was reared upon a farm, but at the age of nineteen commenced to learn the trade of wagon-making, and continued in that business four years, then returned to farm life. Mr. Fauquier resided in his native State until 1847, then removed to Indiana, resided there until the year 1851, and in September of that year came to Iowa, locating in Mahaska County. He purchased 200 acres of school land in Adams Township, where he has since continued to reside. The subject of this history was married, in 1850, to Miss Sarah A. Woods, a native of Ohio, born in 1825, and by this union there have been born seven children, as follows: Clara is the wife of E. Phillips, of this township; Thomas lives in Harrison County, Iowa; James W. is at home; Henry resides in California; Eldora, Alfred and Mattie are at home. Mr. Fauquier was educated, politically, in the Republican faith, but since the organization of the National Greenback party has been an enthusiastic advocate of its principles, and a leader in its councils. The home farm of Mr. F. and his family is under excellent cultivation and finely improved, and its owner has been fairly prospered in his business affairs. He is a good citizen, energetic and industrious, honorable and conscientious, and enjoys the confidence of friends and acquaintances.

Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

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