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Fuqua, Elizabeth P.

Female Abt 1825 -


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  • Name Fuqua, Elizabeth P.  [1
    Birth Abt 1825  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Betty 
    Reference Number 25213 
    Person ID I24732  Caswell County
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

    Mother Fuqua, Mary,   b. Abt 1798, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Reference Number 323791 
    Family ID F2428  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dunnivant, Jesse Thomas,   b. Abt 1837, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 7 Apr 1866  Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 323422 
    Notes 
    • Marriage Record
      Groom: Thomas Dunnavant
      Bride: Elizabeth Fuqua
      Bond Date; 7 April 1866
      Bondsman/Witness: Addison Morgan
      Married By: A. A. Pattillo, Justice of the Peace
      Location: Caswell County, North Carolina
      Source: Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1981) at 27.
    Children 
    +1. Dunnivant, Martha,   b. 1 Jan 1862, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 May 1925, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    Family ID F8469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • ". . . There are issues related to the Fuqua line that are troubling. The parents of William Fuqua (m. Frankie Dunivant, 1792) are not known, although he is in the generation of the great-grandchildren of Guillaume Fouquet. He lived most of his married life in rural Caswell County, North Carolina. There is no record of land ownership so he may have been a sharecropper, supporting the family legend that we descend from sharecroppers. His daughter, Mary Fuqua, never married and had several out-of-wedlock children, the first at the age of twelve. Several of her daughters had out-of-wedlock children, including Fannie (Frances) who never married. This means that for two generations from 150 to 200 years ago, fatherhood was not identified and the family name was maintained by females. Even though this is not what you want to find when you research for ancestors, you must acknowledge that it is history and should appreciate the progress that has been made in the family over the last 150 years. It seems apparent that Fannie's second son, John Henry (my great-grandfather), started to upgrade the family genetically when he married Henrietta Brooks, a physician's daughter, probably the first literate person in the family. The generations that have followed in my line seem to have continued this upgrade through marriage, although I doubt that these were pragmatic decisions. It was Henrietta who changed the spelling of our name to Fuquay, perhaps to start a new genetic line. She may have instilled in the family an appreciation for the value of education. Both of her sons were literate. Two of her grandchildren earned college degrees (including my father) as did at least seven of her great-grandchildren with one earning a law degree and another a Ph.D. We never heard much about Henrietta when I was growing up, perhaps because she died before most of her grandchildren were born, but I believe that she is due a great deal of credit for the progress that has been made in the family over the last 125 years."
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      1850 United States Federal Census
      Name: Mary Fugua
      Age: 50
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1800
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Gender: Female
      Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Caswell, North Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Mary Fugua 50
      John Fugua 34
      Francis Fugua 30 (Frances Fuqua)
      Elizabeth P Fugua 25
      Martha Fugua 21
      Margaret C Fugua 18
      Augustin W Fugua 6
      Pinckney Fugua 3
      John H Dunivant 18
      Alexander Dunivant 13

      1860 United States Federal Census
      Name: Betsy Fuqua
      Age in 1860: 34
      Birth Year: abt 1826
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1860: Caswell, North Carolina
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Yanceyville
      Occupation: Seamstress
      Household Members: Name Age
      Betsy Fuqua 34
      Emiline Fuqua 33
      William Fuqua 13
      Eliza Fuqua 6
      Henry Fuqua 3
      Fannie Fuqua 2

      1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Elizabeth Dunivant
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
      Age in 1870: 36
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Home in 1870: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Post Office: Yanceyville
      Household Members: Name Age
      Thomas Dunivant 35
      Elizabeth Dunivant 36
      Hersey Dunivant 7 (possibly Henry)
      Martha Dunivant 5
      Eliza Fuqua 14
      Fannie Fuqua 12

      She purportedly had three children out-of-wedlock before marrying Thomas Dunnivant in 1866.

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868, Katharine Kerr Kendall (1981) at 27.