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James Lewis Benjamin FAIRCLOTH
Ellender __?__
Husband:  James Lewis Benjamin FAIRCLOTH / FORECLOTH
Birth:  1804/5 or 1807/8, GA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Benjamin FAIRCLOTH, b. 1764/5, NC; Revolutionary War pensioner
Marriage:
Wife:  Ellender __?__
Birth:  1800-1810, possibly 1802/3
Children born in Emanuel Co., GA:
1.  (Daughter A) FAIRCLOTH, b. 1825-30; d. bef. 1840
2.  Enoch J. FAIRCLOTH, b. 1831/2; m. 25 Sep 1856, Emanuel Co., GA, Rachael HAYS
3.  (Daughter B) FAIRCLOTH, b. 1830-35; d. bef. 1850
4.  Mary FAIRCLOTH, b. 1842/3
5.  Grace "Gracy" Jane FAIRCLOTH, b. 1842/3
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Sources:

1.  Emanuel County [Georgia] Marriage Book A, 1817-1860 (online at the Emanuel County GAGenWeb site):
Faircloth, Enoch J. Rachael Hays Sept 25, 1856 P. 55

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  James not found, as expected, but we do find his father, Benjamin FAIRCLOTH (010010-11100-0-100) in Emanuel Co., GA (p. 104, line 16 indexed "Findeth").

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15-16 of 30; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 GA Emanuel Co. Roll 17 p. 171 Ln. 8 Benjamin Faircloth whites: ___ - ___ ___ no slaves free colored: 000010-310110 total: 7
Ln. 9 James Faircloth whites: ___ - 100 010 no slaves free colored: 010000-000000 total: 3
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter A
1 white female 20-29 1800-1810 = Ellender (b. 1802/3)
 
1 male free colored 10-23 1806-1820 = James (b. 1807/8)
Descendants tell me James was Amerindian, not African-American.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1-2 of 4; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 GA Emanuel Co. 57 District Roll 41 pp. 196A-196B Ln. 7 James B Fairclautt? 010 110 - 010 001 010 no slaves 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Enoch (b. 1831/2) 
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = brother?
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = James (b. 1807/8)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter B
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Ellender (b. 1802/3) 
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = mother-in-law?
1 person employed in agriculture
Also in Emanuel County is a Benjamin FURECLAUTT (æ 83, Revolutionary War pensioner), with wife and children (pp. 190A-190B, line 5).

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 87 indexed "Forecleth"):  Twenty-Eight Dist., Emanuel Co., GA, Roll M432_68, p. 456A, enumerated 9 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1850:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
174 174 James L B Forecloth 45 M W Farmer 400 Georgia     /  
    Elender 35 F W     ditto     /  
    Enoch 18 M W Farmer   ditto        
    Mary  7 F W     ditto        
    Gracy  7 F W     Ditto        
    Benjamin Forecloth 85 M W None   N Carolina     / Blind
Elender has to be at least 40.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #-9 of 20):  Swaynsboro P.O, 53rd Dist., Emanuel Co., GA, Roll M653_120, p. 907, PN 31, enumerated 3 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1860:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10
244 245 J L B Faircloth 45 M Farmer 585 735 Georgia
    Elender   " 45 F       Do
  246 Jeremiah Coleman 26 M Farmer " 300 Do
    Jane        " 17 F       Do
James & Elender have to be at least 50.

7.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 74):  Swainsboro P.O., 46th Division, Emanuel Co., GA, Roll M593_148, p. 334A, PN 15, 103/103, enumerated 20 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Faircloth James L B 62 M W Farmer 380 380 Ga
_________ Ellenander 67 F W keeps house     South Carolina
_________ Alexander 22 M W works in Farm   100 Ga
_________ Jane 26 F W keeps house     "
Coleman Elizabeth  9 F W at home     "
_______ Levinah  7 F W Do     "
Are we finally getting accurate ages for James and Ellender?  Then again, her birthplace is now wrong or is it right for the first time(?).

8.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 28):  53rd Georgia Militia Dist., Emanuel Co., GA, Roll T9_145, p. 564D, PN 12, SD 3, ED 52, enumerated 7 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
101 101 Faircloth James R? W M 73     / Farming / GA GA GA
    Elender W F 75 Wife   / Keeping House / / SC SC SC
    Haekel Mary W F 10   /   Cook / / GA GA GA
Listed next to married daughter, Gracy Jane (FAIRCLOTH) FAIRCLOTH.

9.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

10.  Messages posted to the Faircloth Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

11.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).  Many errors in these files.

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