FAUGHN, John H. -
JOHN HENRY FAUGHN enlisted into
the 1st Regiment Kentucky Cavalry C.S.A. October 15, 1861 at
Hopkinsville, Kentucky for period of one year. He was enlisted by
General Tilghman as a Private. Records show that he was wounded at
Satatoga, Ky., Oct 26, 1861.
He was captured at Ft. Donelson, Ky Feb
16, 1862 and listed on the roll of Prisoners of War at Camp Morton,
Indiana June 1862. He was sent to Vicksburg, Miss August 24, 1862 to
John was born March 4, 1836 in Trigg
County, Ky. He was the son of James Faughn b. 1780 N.C. and Elizabeth
Adams b. 1799 S. C. He was one of four known children namely: William
R, Mary Elizabeth and Thomas L. Faughn.
He married (1) Mary Jane Stovall the
daughter of David and Eliza Stovall who died in childbirth.. To this
marriage was born one child Mary Jane "Mollie" Faughn Feb 8th, 1867.
He married (2) Mildred "Millie" Litchfield in 1870 in Golconda,
Illinois. Her pension applications states they ran away on horseback.
Millie Litchfield (1853-1917) b. Trigg Co., Ky was the daughter of
William "Billie" Litchfield and Eliza E. Oliver. Their children were:
Ben Terry, Martha Ann, James M and Josephine Faughn.
After his death on October 31, 1912 in
Trigg County, Ky, his wife Millie received a Widow's Confederate
Pension of $6.00 per month until her death in 1917. They are both
buried at the Piercy-Oliver Cemetery.
Cadiz Record Oct 31, 1912
OLD CITIZEN DEAD
End Comes To
Gallant Confederate SoldierMr. John H. Faughn, known as John "Durgan"
Faughn, died last Thursday afternoon at his home in the Hurricane
neighborhood eight miles north-west of Cadiz, of Catarrh of the
stomach. He had been in poor health for a long time, and the end was
not a surprise to his family and friends. Mr. Faughn as born in Trigg
county on the 4th of March 1836, and had lived all his life in the
county. He was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War, having
enlisted at Hopkinsville early in '61 in the First Kentucky Cavalry,
which was commanded by Col. Helm. He was a member of Co. G, Capt.
Morrison Wilcox commanding, and Capt. Ben. D. Terry was at the time
First Lieutenant. He served thirteen months and then returned to his
home in Trigg county. The deceased is survived by his widow and three
children - James and Ben Faughn and Mrs. J. B. Faughn. He had long
been a member of the Baptist church, and held his membership at
Hurricane. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. D.
Woodson, of Kuttawa, and the remained buried at the George Oliver
burying ground in this