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John Baptiste Fellure
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1748
Charleroi
Arrondissement de Charleroi
Hainaut, Belgium
Death: Nov. 8, 1809
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

John Fellure and family came to America in 1800 to Pittsburgh, Pa. John was hired by Dr. Hugh Scott to start a glass factory, John Fellure was a skilled glass blower in Belgium. John drowned in the Ohio river near the factory. Here is an account in " The People and Times of Western Pennsyvania" published November 8, 1809.
"On Thursday evening the 2nd inst. John Fellure, glass blower, left this town on a visit to his family residing about 3 miles on the west side of Ohio River. He crossed at Knox's Ferry in the dusk of the evening and was spoken to about halfway home since which he has not been seen or heard of though continued search has been made. He was dressed in a dark green surtout coat, home made mixed cotton coat, yellow cassimere waist coat, blue cotton pantalloms, wollen stockings, new corse shoes, and a cross barred silk handkerchief around his neck. Any person who will give information of said John Fellure to the subscriber will confir a great obligation on his distressed family and he shall be generously rewarded for their trouble. s/George Robinson Pittsburgh Nov 7. Some definitions may be in order. surtout coat-a man's long close fitting overcoat, Cassimere-a closely woven smooth twilled
wool fabric, Pantaloon-at this time could have been close fitting trousers usually having straps under the instep or loose fitting, shorter than ankle length trousers.
He leaves his wife Mary, sons Nicholas,Britton, James, John and Lewis. Note: known as Jean Baptiste Faller in Belgium. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Falloure (1750 - 1843)
 
 Children:
  Nicholas Fellure (1788 - 1866)*
  Britton Falloure (1799 - 1844)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
 
Created by: Eric Cassel
Record added: Aug 03, 2013
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John Baptiste Fellure
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 Added: Aug. 31, 2013
 
 
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