The Fugate Family
brothers of the name of Fugate settled in Russell Co., VA. They were Francis,
Colbert, Zachariah and Henley Fugate. These four brothers were supposedly
sons of John Fugate. This is in accord with available records which show
that John Fugate was living in Shenandoah Co., VA, in the 1750s and 1760s,
moving to Botetourt Co., VA in 1771 or so, in company with his brothers,
Josiah and Randolph, later with Francis, his son (misread as "Thomas" in
some land records).
 Francis Fugate
 Colbert Fugate
 Zachariah Fugate
 Henley Fugate
 Mary Fugate
(not proven) married Simon Oxer (Auxier).
Son of John and
Sarah Fugate, 1759-1819, lived in Russell Co., VA. Married Hannah Tate,
1772-1844, daughter of Col. John Tate, 1743-1828, and his wife Mary Bracken,
1743-1817. He was the son of John and Sarah Henley? Fugate of Shenandoah
and Russell Co., VA. Children:
 John Fugate,
1795-1878, died Greentop, Adair Co., MO. Married Elizabeth Hamilton, 1801-1842,
daughter of Nathan and Nancy Stone Hamilton in Grayson Co., VA. Elizabeth
died in 1842 leaving 10 children. After the death of his first wife John
Fugate married her sister, Susan Hamilton, b. 1806, and resided in Chariton
Co., MO until their deaths. They moved to MO, about 1843, accompanied by
Susan's mother, Nancy Stone Hamilton, the mother still alive when the 1850
Census was taken. Was Deputy Sheriff under John Tate, 1826-1827 in Russell
Owned John Tate lands which he sold to Rev.
 Zachariah Fugate,
b. January 2, 1792.
 Colbert Fugate,
Jr., had children: Mary Morrison Fugate m. T. G. Wells and Sarah Margaret
Fugate m. Winfield Scott Wells.
 Robert Fugate,
b. November 13, 1789, m. Ester Seymour.
 James Henley
Fugate, b. January 1, 1826, d. December 15, 1906, Ottemwa, IA, m. August
25, 1846 to Cleopatra Penelope Mills, b. March 11, 1824, d. December 24,
1903, d/o Caleb and Erzilla East Mills of Wayne Co.,
KY. Had son Joseph Buchanan Fugate, b. August
15, 1853, d. 1918, m. Jessie Howell, b. 1867, d. 1967. They had daughter,
Josephine who m. Hervey Samuel Faris, parents of Dr. David Faris of Philadelphia,
 Mary Fugate
 Edith Fugate
 Samuel Bracken
 Isaac Beverly
Fugate, b. ca. 1804
 Lucinda Fugate
m. _____ Clark
 Lydia Drucilla
Fugate m. _____ Milford.
(D/o John Fugate?)
Married Simon Oxer, d. 1825. Had son Thomas Auxier. Raised a foster son,
called "Stuffy". After his death his widow, Mary Fugate Auxier, married
another Revolutionary War soldier. She spent her last days in the home
of Archibald Borders, who was a nephew of Jenny Wiley, the famous Indian
Simon and Mary Fugate
Auxier moved from the Clinch to Block House Bottom in then Floyd, now Johnson
Co., KY. He was buried in the Blockhouse Bottom Cemetery.
Settled on Big Moccasin
Creek in Russell Co., VA in the year 1772. Died in 1781 from an injury
received when he was thrown from his horse.
In 1774 he applied
for a patent to the land upon which he had settled and in 1781 certificate
for the land was granted to Robert Trimble who had built a cabin on the
land in 1771, and had returned to Augusta Co., VA for his family. When
he brought his family from Augusta he settled near Abingdon instead of
on Moccasin Creek where he had built the cabin, but still claimed title
to the land. Later moved to Kentucky.
Francis Fugate bought
title to the Moccasin Creek land from a man named William Carr, who supposedly
purchased the land from John Morgan, the latter we think led the first
settlers to Castlewood. Upon arriving on the land Francis Fugate settled
his family in the cabin built by Robert Trimble. A lawsuit over the land
involving heirs of Francis Fugate ensued in the year 1808.
Francis Fugate married
Agnes _____ who was a widow with a son named James before she married Francis.
After his death she remarried a third time to Henry Mahan. At the time
of his death Francis Fugate had four children and a fifth child, a son
born posthumously. The five children were:
 George Fugate,
b. ca 1782, d. 1783
 Mary Fugate,
m. _____ Davis
 Sarah Fugate
 Peggy Fugate
 Francis Fugate,
Miscellaneous Fugate Records
In 1810, Benjamin
and Hannah Fugate make depositions in Clay Co., KY. Benjamin says he came
to place in dispute about 1788-1789 and lived for 2 years.
will dated December 3, 1873 and recorded December 12, 1874 in Russell Co.,
VA, Will Book 9, page 144, lists among his children Sarah B. Hamilton,
wife of John M. Hamilton of Washington Co., VA.
VA November 20, 1781, Motion of Nancy Fugate. Securities: John Baker and
Christopher Cooper. Apps. John and Robert Tate, William Huston and Jonathan
Wood. Inventory and Appraisal January 21, 1783
Fugate Land Entrys in Washington
John Fugate, 300
ac. On Beaver Creek, August 30, 1782, actual settlement 1774.
Joseph Fugate, 385
ac. North side of Clinch, May 24, 1783.
90 ac. On Grassy Creek, May 8, 1782.
75 ac. On west side of Mill's Creek, March 11, 1786.
Nancy Fugate, Margaret
Fugate and Mary Fugate, enter 350 ac. On waters of Black Creek, August
VA, January 8, 1777, opted to appraise estate of Samuel Newell.
May 1, 1781 - Jurer
Inquest Montz and Montgomery Co., VA, September 2,1788 bought from Randolph
Fugate for 200 pounds, 590 ac.
Randall (Randolph) Fugate
May 1, 1781 - Jury
February 22, 1785
- Ronal Fugate - Jury.
January 24, 1786
- Randolph appointed overseer in place of Josiah Fugate.
Son of Colbert Fugate
and Hannah Tate Fugate. Robert Fugate, b. November 13, 1789, d. March 21,
1784, m. by Rev. Charles Pennington, September 12, 1810, to Esther Seymour,
who was b. November 11, 1794, d. July 1, 1864.
Robert Fugate joined
the Methodist Church in 1818. Served as Magistrate of Russell Co., VA and
was a surveyor and engineer. Built a beautiful brick home in Russell Co.
prior to the Civil War which is still standing not far from Grassy Creek
in Russell Co. Nearby he built a brick church which he called "Esther's
Chapel" in honor of his wife. This chapel has long since been torn down.
During his life he owned many slaves, and kept their births or dates of
purchases on papers inserted in the family Bible. A Negro named Thomas,
son of slaves, b. November 23, 1855, d. some 20 years ago and asked to
be buried in the old Fugate family cemetery which was accordingly accomplished.
The children of
Robert and Esther Seymour Fugate, were:
 Joseph Colbert
Fugate, b. June 29, 1811, m. 1st January 30, 1845 Elizabeth E. Cowden,
d. November 17, 1848; m. 2nd September 22, 1852 to Elizabeth E. Sutton,
d/o John Sutton, who d. at 5 minutes past 11 p.m. August 9, 1853; m. 3rd
September 23, 1856 Elizabeth Keys. Had son: Elbert Colbert Fugate who d.
September 7, 1853, aged 6 weeks, 3 days.
 Hannah Tate
Fugate, b. July 2, 1813, m. by Rev. Samuel Gibson to Jacob Owens on April
22, 1820. (This date must be an error as she would have been only 7 years
old). Jacob Owens, d. February 29, 1864.
 Isaac Bracken
Fugate, b. October 23, 1815, m. August 11, 1848 to Sarah Vermillion.
 Edith Cleveland
Fugate, b. December 6, 1817, m. November 30, 1843 to Nathan E. Burdine.
Married by Rev. Christian Easterly.
 John Henley
Seymour Fugate, b. January 19, 1820, d. November 7, 1873.
 Robert Clarke
Fugate, b. April 8,1822, d. July 30, 1887, m. November 2, 1848 to Elizabeth
 Sarah Boyd Fugate,
b. January 9, 1826, on Monday at 3 o'clock, m. March 6, 1850 to John Hamilton.
daughter: Sarah Ann, who d. June 3, 1858.
 Elbert Sevier
Fugate, b. November 9, 1830, m. October 14, 1856 to Mary P. Dickenson.
 James Clarke
Fugate, b. October 22, 1874 (grandchild)
Robert Clark Fugate
Records below are
from Nathan C. Fugate's Bible, son of Nathan C. Fugate, I. Bible in possession
of Mary C. Fugate of Rt. 2, Castlewood, Russell Co., VA and copied December
17, 1967 by ELH. Children:
Nathan C. Fugate,
b. March 30, 1851, d. August 19, 1916, m. by Rev. Christian Easterly to
Louisa V. B. Wood, on October 22, 1873. Louisa V. Fugate, b. April 4, 1853.
Their children: James H. Wood, Sr., d. May 25, 1888 and Louisa V. Fugate,
d. June 30, 1827.
Robert James Fugate,
b. October 25, 1874, d. August 20, 1921.
William Aston Fugate,
b. January 10, 1877, m. Kate Fletcher, January 2, 1901.
Lucy Jett Fugate,
b. March 16, 1879 m. Stuart Robinson Hansen, October 12, 1904, d. January
1946, age 66.
Mary Etta Fugate,
b. November 28, 1881, d. August 7, 1950.
Henry Clark Fugate,
b. April 8, 1884, m. Alice Mabel Dickenson, December 21, 1904. He d. February
Fugate, b. May 11, 1886, m. Mary Anna Jayne Meade, November 2, 1907. He
d. August 26, 1959.
Fugate, b. June 9, 1889.
F. E. L. Fugate
m. Mary Etta Fugate, December 27, 1905.
James R. Fugate,
m. Blanche Osborne, July 1911.
Maggie H. Fugate
m. James Edgar Baker, April 1913. She d. October 20, 1948. He d. February
2, 1931, aged 46 years, 9 months, 24 days.
Other Births Recorded
Etta Blanch Fugate,
d/o N. C. Fugate, Jr. and A. B. Fugate, b. January 6, 1934.
Fugate, b. August 29, 1935.
John Ellis Fugate,
s/o J. E. & Eula Fugate, b. May 24, 1935.
Frank Nathan Fugate,
b. October, 1938.
Fugate, b. April 7, 1940, d/o S. C. F. & Blanch Fugate.
N. C. Fugate, Jr.,
b. December 9, 1908. Charles Stuart Fugate, b. October 14, 1940.
James Ellis Fugate,
b. August 11, 1912.
Lena Aston Fugate,
d/o William A. Fugate, d. June 18, 1905.
Robert Clark Fugate
with wife Elizabeth
Powers had children:
 Nathan C. Fugate
 R. C. F. Fugate,
m. Betty, who d. June 10, 1903
Slaves of Robert Fugate (1789-1874)
Entries on two sheets
of paper inserted in the Family Bible:
 Jack, age not
 Laura is aged
about 20 years in 1839
 Laura's daughter,
Jane, born May 1835.
 Gemima born
about the 1st of December 1836.
 Mary Ann, was
born in August, 1838.
 Martha, b. August
 Benjamin, b.
September 15, 1844.
 Sarah, b. February
 Laura's daughter,
Flory, b. August 21, 1855.
 Joseph Henry,
b. August 30, 1860
 George, b.
November 8, 1826, d. June 13, 1900.
 ______ Jane,
d. May 7, 1907
George and Jane's children:
 James, b. May
 Thomas, b. November
 William Fletcher,
b. November 29?, 1859
 Charles, b.
April 21, 1861
 Sam, January
25, 1850, aged 23, purchased of Boyd.
 William purchased
of Boyd, age 13.
William and Lydia Tate Fugate:
Children: (he was
alive in 1850)
 Uriah Fugate,
who m. in 1823 to Druzella Frazier.
 Zachariah Fugate
who m. in 1830 to Sarah Frazier.
s/o Seymour Fugate,
m. Nancy Horne, d/o Nicholas and Nancy Donaho Horne. Lived in Kansas.
Horne, Jr., m. Virginia Fugate, d/o Seymour Fugate.
Thomas H. Horne
m. Sarah Elizabeth Fugate, d/o Seymour Fugate.
Brother of old Colbert
Fugate had son:
 Colbert Fugate,
b. January 9, 1818, d. February 8, 1864 of Rye Cove, Scott Co., VA. He
was a son of Zachariah and Susan Seymour Fugate, and he was a grandson
of Colbert and Hannah Tate Fugate.
He married Sarah
L. Morrison, b. march 6, 1816, d. August 16, 1890, d/o George and Mary
Jane (Wood) Morrison of Sullivan Co., TN.
Among their children
were: Mary Morrison m. Judge Tazewell G. Wells and Sarah Margaret Fugate
m. Winfield Scott Wells.
 Benjamin Seymour
Fugate, m. Unity _____.