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Honored by Gen. John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

John Faver

Unknown, VA
Born 1763
Limestone County, AL, United States
Died 1847


John Faver served with George R. Clark’s Illinois Regiment, VA troops. He first enlisted 1 Aug 1780 and continued to serve when needed during the Revolution. His last documented service was from Jan. 1 until February of 1784. He also served under the command of Capts. Isaac Taylor and Abraham Chapline, Lt. Richard Clark and Major General George Walls. During this time, he lived in Jefferson and Kentucky counties of Virginia. During his service his regiment in 1782 returned to the Falls of Ohio, and from April through November of that year led an expedition against the Shawnee Indians. On 10 Nov 1782 the Illinois Regiment burned Piqua, Standing Stone, and other Shawnee towns in the last battle of the Revolutionary War. In April 1783 command transferred from Gen. Clark to Maj. George Walls, under whom the Illinois Regiment continued to defend the frontier until about 1786. He should not be confused with the John Favour that participated in the Battle of Kettle Creek.


After the war John Faver moved from VA to Fayette Co, KY with his first wife, Henrietta, and their children, John, Silas and Elizabeth, and is found there on the 1810 and 1820 census records. He was in Limestone Co, AL by 1824, and in 1825 deeded land to the Round Rock Baptist Church. He married Mahala Lee in 1836 in Limestone Co, and their daughter Mary became a “real daughter” in the DAR.

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American Revolution
Southern Campaign