John Faughn

FAUGHN, John H. - C.S.A.
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 be exchanged.

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

End Comes To Gallant Confederate Soldier
Mr. 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 county

Sumitted by:  Betty Sellers- Great Granddaughter

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