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Francis Fargus
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Birth: 1760, Ireland
Death: 1813
Clinton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Born: abt 1760

Died: bef Mar 11, 1814, Woodward, Clinton County, PA

Military: Revolutionary War, Private in Capt. John Hodges 6th Co. Battalion, Cumberland Co. Militia

Occupation: Storekeeper

Married: CATHERINE SHADE, prob Pennsylvania

Six known children:
1. Mary FARGUS
1799 - 1880

2. James FARGUS
Born: abt 1800
Died: 1862, prob Canada
Married: Elizabeth "Betsy" PATTERSON
Note: wife died early, he moved to Canada

3. Frances FARGUS
Born: abt 1805
Died: poss Ontario, Canada
Married: James ANDREWS
Children: ?

4. John F. FARGUS
1804 - 1859
5. Nancy Ann FARGUS
1807 - 1885
6. Catharine FARGUS
1811 - 1889

Notes from Nancy Boyd, Descendent of Catherine Fargus & Philip Smith:
Francis Fargus died before the marriage of his daughter Mary to George Smith and they married Mar 11, 1814. In the Lycoming Gazette of the day there was a marriage announcement for Mary to George Smith, the daughter of the late Francis Fargus.

Nancy who married James McCloskey died Jul 23, 1885, Clinton Co. PA.

James Fargus wife died early on; never remarried and moved to Canada and worked with his uncle Absalom Shade. He appointed Absalom his executor of his will; he died in late 1850's or early 1860's. He had left property he owned to his mother Catharine Fargus in the U.S. Other property he left to his sister Frances/Francis who married his partner James Andrews; they were living in Canada and apparently he left property real or personal to his sister who took care of him in his final days (from his will that another Fargus researcher found)

Francis Fargus m. James Andrews
Alexander Fargus died 1850, married Anna Belle Curtis
Mary Fargus married George Smith
John Fargus married Mary Doane
Catherine Fargus married Philip Smith (brother to George Smith) and died in 1889 Clinton Co. PA. (This is my line)

There is quite a history on Absalom Fargus in Cambridge/Galt Ontario Canada. He was taken prisoner during the War of 1812 by the british and spent time in Canada, where when he was released stayed. He convinced the powers that be that using the broadboat that we used on the canals in the U.S. was the way to go in settling some of the area in Ontario. Successful, he had quite a nice and tidy lumber & freighting empire, resulting in the settlement of and naming of Galt, Ontario.
Contributed by Nancy M. Boyd 
Family links: 
  Catharine Shade Fargus (1778 - 1862)*
  Mary Fargus Smith (1799 - 1880)*
  John F Fargus (1804 - 1859)*
  Nancy Ann Fargus McCloskey (1807 - 1885)*
  Catharine Fargus Smith (1811 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
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