Friday, June 4, 2010

Isaac Quincy Fugate

Birth: Apr. 4, 1820
           Russell County, Virginia

Died: Sep. 20, 1895
          McDonough County, Illinois



Isaac Fugate was born in Russell County, Virginia, a son of Martin and Nancy B. (Hobbs) Fugate.

Isaac Fugate married Elizabeth Matthews, January 10, 1849 in McDonough County, Illinois. They owned a farm on section 21 in Bethel Township, McDonough County, Illinois. He served in the 1840's "Mormon War" as a soldier from McDonough County.

Isaac and Elizabeth Fugate were the parents of George (Nov. 4, 1850); Nancy Caroline (b. April 1852) [m. John Haney]; Mary Catherine "Kate" (b. Oct 1855)[m. John Raymond Gunning]; Martha J.(b. 1857) [m. Samuel Bowman]; Benjamin Martin (1860), Sarah Eleanor "Ella" (Oct. 1863) [she is interred in this cemetery], and Edward (1865).

Isaac Fugate's parents were natives of Virginia who moved their family to Monroe county, Indiana in about 1830. In 1832 they moved to McDonough County, Illinois where they purchased 160 acres of land on section 30 in Bethel Township. His brother John W. Fugate was also a well-known farmer in Bethel Township.

Biographical information is summarized from: History of McDonough County, Illinois, 1885, Continental Historical Co., Springfield, Illinois. Transcribed by Karl A. Petersen for McDonough County ILGenWeb.

Additional biographical information comes from census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com, the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, and from Duane Lester's, "Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry."

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm recopying the following comment from the William Venard entry; Julie Jarvis left the following comment on 9/12/2011: "I just came across your website. My husband is descended from Nancy Ann Fugate, who married James E. Jarvis. Her father, James Martin Fugate, was a brother to the Isaac Quincy Fugate buried here. I'm so glad that you posted this website. I have spent years on my family tree and am just starting to get my husband's family into my database."

Arwen said...

Just found this. Isaac Quincy Fugate is my g.g.g. grandfather. My mother's parents were from Bushnell. Going through my genealogy, I have a sneaking suspicion I'm related to most of McDonough County through the Fugate Kirtley Frakes Curtis Stoneking Willey Burress Spiva and Matthews families

Arwen Cochran