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James Henry Faubion
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1844
Parrottsville
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1930
Leander
Williamson County
Texas, USA

Son of Tilghman A.H. and Margaret (McSween) Faubion. Born near Parrottsville, Cocke County, Tennessee on August 30, 1844 and died in Leander, Williamson County, on June 9, 1930.

James Henry grew up near the small town of Parrottsville, Tennessee. He was almost 17 years old when he enlisted in the first Confederate Company formed in Cocke County when the Civil War broke out In April 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company C, 26th Tennessee Infantry. He was captured at Fort Donolson on the Cumberland River and sent to Camp Morton, Indiana, where he remained until September 1862 when he was among the prisoners exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi. He and his regiment were again mustered into service and took part in all the battles in Middle Tennessee, the Atlanta campaign, and the Frankin and Nashville battles. As the war neared its end, rather than surrender in Tennessee, he and about 50 others made their way to Kingston, Georgia and surrendered there. He was paroled on May 12, 1865, and was working in Greenville, South Carolina when his father came to discuss moving the family to Texas.

James Henry accompanied his father to Texas in September 1865, riding on an old army mule all the way while his father traveled in a old buggy. He lived with the family on his Uncle John's place near Bagdad. When his father moved the family to Burnet, James Henry remained in Bagdad.

He married Margaret Carolina Mason on December 22, 1868. She was the daughter of Charles Claiborne and Mary Jane (Carothers) Mason and was born in Madison County, Tennessee on December 22, 1851. She died in Leander on May 19, 1902. In 1906, James Henry married Pauline Brydson.

In 1873, James Henry Faubion was elected Justice of the Peace and County Commissioner. He served as a Constable, a school trustee, and was a pioneer in fine stock raising. He was a horticulturalist and a newspaper man. At two different times he operated newspapers at Liberty Hill, Leander, and Marble Falls. He was a Democrat and in 1885 was elected to the Texas State Legislature and served through five sessions. In 1904, he was elected to the Texas State Senate from the 78th District representing Williamson, Travis, and Burnet counties. When the district was later divided, he continued to represent the 71st District of Williamson County.

James Henry Faubion was a Colonel in and Commander of the Confederate Veterans of the county. He and his family were staunch members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Tilghman Alexander Howard Faubion (1824 - 1908)
  Margaret McSween Faubion (1824 - 1886)
 
 Spouses:
  Pauline Gail Tindler Brydson (1847 - 1928)
  Margaret Carolina Mason Faubion (1851 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Earle Mason Faubion (1870 - 1931)*
  Mary Lelia Faubion McBride (1872 - 1953)*
  Addie Belle Faubion (1874 - 1899)*
  Margaret Maude Faubion (1876 - 1942)*
  Lola Sophronia Faubion Stanfield (1878 - 1959)*
  Katherine McSween Faubion (1879 - 1970)*
  Oran Ernest Faubion (1882 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Henry Faubion (1844 - 1930)
  William Jackson Faubion (1847 - 1929)*
  Sophronia Elizabeth Faubion Pangle (1849 - 1906)*
  Samuel Hamilton Faubion (1852 - 1931)*
  Mary Alice Snow Faubion (1856 - 1890)*
  Marion Alexander Faubion (1857 - 1923)*
  Sarah Tennessee Faubion Pangle (1860 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bagdad Cemetery
Leander
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Old Section Lot 1174 Space C
 
Maintained by: Jan Wukasch Pelosi
Originally Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Nov 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16561614
James Henry Faubion
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James Henry Faubion
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James Henry Faubion
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Remembering And Honoring A True Southern Patriot - A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Robert F.Rubel, SCV Camp 1937, Cleburne, Texas
 Added: Jun. 29, 2012
 
 
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