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Daniel Faust
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Birth: 1766
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1836
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

From "Random Recollections of a Long Life, 1806-1876" by Edwin J. Scott (p. 33, 34)
"...At Cantwell's corner, DANIEL M. & John J. FAUST, State Printers, published the Weekly State Gazette for many years--the only newspaper in the place. Their office on the ground floor opening to the street, with its old-time lever press worked by hand, was the admiration of many visitors from the country. The senior partner, Daniel Faust, an exemplary member of the Methodist Church, had six children, three sons and three daughters--John M., a gambler and 'ne'er do well'; Edwin, a physician, died young; and Clem, who married a daughter of Dr. Bratton, of Winnsboro, and soon sent her home because they disagreed; Susan, a great beauty, became the wife of Wm. Brickell, a young lawyer; Jane died at an early age of consumption, and Mary, married to Dr. Pierce of Alabama, is still alive. The daughters claimed that their father was not a mechanic but an artist. General John J. Faust lived on the North side of Boundary street, West of Main, where he had rope works during the war. The office was afterwards turned into a shoe store and kept by Hall & Co., Yankees, who dealt in good stock and got high prices....."

From "Memorabilia and Anecdotal Reminiscences of Columbia, S. C., and Incidents Connected Therewith" by Julian A. Selby
"First Newspaper in Columbia" (p. 135) "The Times & Gazette, I have reason to believe, was the first newspaper issued in Columbia, and, I think, published by John and Daniel Faust, near the southwest corner of Richardson and Washington Streets.

From "Columbia and Richland County" by John Hammond Moore
"The little town [Columbia], sooner than most, got its own newspaper when the state printer declined to accompany the government inland from Charleston. According to official records, Robert Haswell, who died in 1791, provided the General Assembly with 250 copies of a Columbia Gazette. None of them apparently exist today. The following year, Daniel Constable became publisher of the South Carolina Gazette, which lasted about six months. It was largely a collection of official proclamations, legislative proceedings, land sales, and tax notices. Then in January of 1794, the decision of William P. Young and DANIEL FAUST to revive the Columbia Gazette once more provided the little community with its own newspaper. Early issues contain several ads for 'taylors' eager to make clothing for both men and women, and a surprising list of books available at the newspaper's office. In 1795, Young and FAUST changed the name of their publication to the State Gazette, reflecting their intent to become an official organ. A four-page weekly that usually appeared semi-weekly during legislative sessions, this paper continued to publish under a variety of titles during the opening decades of the 19th century.
"As one would anticipate, men such as Stark, Egan, Young, and FAUST represented the educated minority. They were the core of local leadership and often held positions in town government. These individuals were hardly typical; for, like patriarch Thomas Taylor, land baron Wade Hampton, and businessman Samuel Green, they were the pace-setters. Nor, for that matter, was little Columbia representative of Richland County as the community entered a new century. The town had become, as Edward Hooker revealed, an outpost of urbanity."

From "The mysteries of government, or favoritism unveiled" by a Spy in Columbia
"Early in the year 1829, Colonel William C. Preston called upon Mr. DANIEL FAUST, then proprietor of the "State Gazette," and in a conversation on the political events of the day, wherein he descanted with his usual eloquence and ability, upon the efficacy of nullification, in restoring the equilibrium of power which we had lost, he asked him, whether or not he would support the principles of nullification, embodied in the resolutions lately passed by the legislature; and upon MR. FAUST'S refusal to compromise his political principles, Col. Preston emphatically replied, "then Sir, we will set up a press in opposition to yours"; or words to that effect. I challenge Col. Preston, on his character for veracity, to deny the fact. The party in Columbia, withdrew their patronage from Mr. FAUST'S paper, induced others to do so, and in a short time, compelled him to sell out at a reduced price; for, endowed with that political sagacity, "which looks before and after," he saw the impending storm, and resolved to avert it from himself in pecuniary matters at least: And yet, these very men have the audacity to tell you, through their chief, that "proscription and exclusion are utterly abhorrent to their principles."
"But to proceed.---McMorris, a cur of theirs, bought up Mr. FAUST'S press, (with whose money they only know; but this much I know, that it looked very much like the Contingent fund money,) and commenced simultaneously, a siren song in praise of nullification, and a tirade of abuse against every one that did not advocate it."

"Niles' weekly register" by Hezekiah Niles, William Ogden Niles
"THE PRESS." The South Carolina State Gazette, which has been published at Columbia by DANIEL FAUST for more than 36 years, and has always been remarkable for its good temper, candor and discretion, has passed into the hands of S. J. M'Morris, the publisher of the Southern Times. We find the following sentence in Mr. Faust's address to the public.
"As a reason for not entering into the violence of party spirit which now exists, I must express my entire disapprobation of the present state of the American press, and my firm persuasion, that, unless a change be effected, it is destined, at no distant period, so totally to overthrow our splendid political fabric, that not one stone shall be left upon another."
[The press is, indeed, in a melancholy state, and is getting 'worse and worse.']

From "Autobiography of the Rev. Joseph Travis, A.M., a Member of the Memphis Annual Conference embracing a succinct History of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South:
"But Columbia Methodists should never forget Lawyer Clifton, Doctor Green, and DANIEL FAUST, Esq.--yea, and a Benjamin Harrison, who, though he did not figure in either Church or state, yet fed and nourished the Methodist preachers to the utmost of his abilities, and was every way, when I knew him, a good and worthy man."

WIFE: Sarah Milling, b. 1776, d. 26 Jun 1816
GRANDSON: Clement Cornelius Faust, Jr.:
Memorial# 39770121
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  Jane Arabella Faust (1807 - 1834)*
  Mary Caroline /Cornelia/ Faust Pierce (1813 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 70 years.
Washington Street Methodist Church Cemetery
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Betty Dudley Smith Beard
Originally Created by: Tonya Sapp Hames
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
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Daniel Faust
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Daniel Faust
Added by: Betty Dudley Smith Beard
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- Tonya Sapp Hames
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My gggg-grandfather. First state printer of South Carolina. Published the South Carolina State Gazette for 36 years.
- Betty Dudley Smith Beard
 Added: Nov. 13, 2010

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