Biography of Captain Henry Faugot
Madison County, NY Biographies





Faurot, Captain Henry, p. o. Stockbridge, was born in Canandaigua, Ontario county. N. Y., September 9, 1828, was educated in his native town and was graduated from the Albany Law School and practiced his profession in partnership with his brother, J. P. Faurot of Canandaigua. When the war broke out he raised the first company organized in his county, was chosen captain, and on May 13 1861, his company was attached to the 18th Regiment, N. Y. Vols., Col. W. A. Jackson commanding. He was in the Peninsula campaign and took part in the battles of Bull Run, Mann's Junction, Bailey's Cross Roads, Gaines Mills, the siege of Richmond, and on account of incapacity through illness was honorably discharged in August, 1862. For three years after his discharge from the army he served as clerk of the Court of Appeals. Then, his health having failed as a result of army service, he went to Gaines, Mich., where he engaged in real estate and mercantile business until his death on July 8, 1869. He married Theresa D. Hadcock of Stockbridge, N. Y., on June 3, 1861, and they had one son Henry, who is engaged in the manufacture of felt in Chicago. Henry married Catherine Silverthorne of Chicago and they have four children: Henry, Frances de Ferrier, Julia Belle and William Silverthorne. Mrs. Faurot was a daughter of John and Nancy Hadcock who were among the first settlers of Stockbridge. He was a farmer and settled on a farm which has since been in the family; he was agent for the Indians for a number of years; was a Democrat in politics and captain of State militia. He and his wife had ten children of whom six are now living. Mrs. Faurot and her sister, L. Jeannette Hadcock, have the old homestead of two hundred acres and follow dairying and hop raising.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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