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John Paul Vogt, ,Patriarch of the Colonial Virginia Faught and Vaught Families

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John Paul Vogt, ,Patriarch of the Colonial Virginia Faught and Vaught Families

Posted: 1349729819000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1349730017000
Surnames: Vogt/Faught/Vaught
A Vaught blog has been established that provides maps and photos of the early sites in Orange and Augusta Counties, VA. that Johan Paul Vogt settled. His sons Andrew and Casper{Gasper]'s descendants,moved south and westward after the French and Indian War. Andrew and his family spelled their name" Vaught". Several Vaught websites follows Andrews line in great detail: the latest being vaughtfamilyhistory.com.
Johan Paul Vogt's other son,Casper/Gasper's descendants are much-much harder to follow! From about 1774, to 1800,,they appear in northwestern Virginia near the Ohio River;in the Alleghany Mountains of Botetourt and Greenbrier Counties,VA.;in Tennessee, Kentucky,Georgia; and near their old home in old Augusta/Rockingham Counties,VA. Faught is the most-common name used by Casper's descendants. However, Faut,Fought, Fout and several other variants such as Fautt and Foute are sometimes found in county records.
Since , we Virginia Faughts have such a hard time accurately tracing our ancestry past about 1820,I suggest we need to pool resources and search for original records in county, state and Federal repositories. I have only concentrated on early Virginia and early Tennessee-tax, census,land and military records. Two individuals that I give particular attention are: Gasper Faught/Vaught and his family, who were in the Cherokee Nation from about 1799 to 1805. The other individual is William Faught,found in Hickman County, TN. from about 1812-15,Clarke County,Mississippi Territory[Alabama]1818,Lawrence County,TN.1820 and Carroll County, TN.1830.
Those searching for early Alabama ancestors may wish to contribute to the Gasper/William Faught search. Those with early Kentucky ancestors may wish to check out early[1774-1790] Augusta County, VA. and Pennsylvania records.Fayette County,PA. and Ohio County, WV. were claimed by both states when possibly one or more of Johan Paul Vogt's grandsons lived there.[Andrew Faut, settled in Ohio County and Phillip Fouts in Fayette County, near Old Redstone Fort]. Botetourt County, VA. Faughts moved to Kentucky in time for the 1790 census.There are ample records in the Botetourt County Clerk's office to trace the Paul and Powell- line of Kentucky Faughts. Later there were William , John and several others that may have moved down the Ohio River to Kentucky from Ohio County,WV., from PA.or from Wood County,WV.
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