Tennessee had been admitted to the Union as a state June 1, 1796, and its vast new land areas beckoned the Orange County pioneers. Richard & Mary Fausett, with their four children, followed one of the many old indian trails into Sumner County, settling at West Gallatin, about twenty five miles to the north of the present site of Nashville.
1797 Richard Fausett served on the Grand Jury, Sumner county.
1800 Alexander McKee gave Richard Fausett a gift of 200 acres of his 640 acre parcel of land in Sumner county. It was here at Gallatin that the fifth child, Nancy, was born in 1802, followed two years later by John McKee December 22, 1804, and William McKee January 6, 1807.
1807 Richard Fausett sold the 200 acres of land that was a gift of Alexander McKee to Thomas Ryan Butler of Robertson County, Tennessee
July 5, 1808 found the family now in a more permanent settlement near Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee, about sixty five miles to the south of the present city of Nashville. Just why the family moved to this area is unknown, but since he was a farmer, lands held promise for him and Mary, obedient to the desires of her husband, again uprooted her household and together with Richard faced again new frontiers for better opportunities for raising their family. They became part of the great westward movements of colonizers and settlers along the frontier trails. It was here that Eliza McKee was born July 5, 1808, Amanda Armstrong May 6, 1810, Mary in 1812, Rebecca Stone June 11, 1813, Martha Spencer in 1816, Harriett Berryhill about 1817, and Catherine about 1819.
1811 List of taxable property - Richard Fausett, two black polls, one white poll. 21 December 1813 - Deed from Newton Cannon to Richard Fausett proved and registered. 180 acres on Silver Creek for $360. Richard Fausett property was on Silver Creek about 12 miles southeast of Columbia. While the Ivies, Allreds and Sanders lived in Bedford County, and the Fausetts and McKees lived in Maury County, they lived in close proximity to each other. The Ivies and Sanders were members of the Rock Creek church, while the Fausetts had some connection to it. The Fausett property after 1812 was about 12 miles southeast of Columbia on Silver Creek, in Maury County, near the Rock Creek church. Nancy Fausett (daughter of Richard) and Alexander Baldridge were married by Zion Record who was connected to the church.
1823 12 November - Richard Fausett gave 14 1/2 acres of land on Silver Creek to his son Alexander Fausett. Richard Fausett sold property on Silver Creek to son-in-law James Baldridge for $75.
1824 Richard Fausett gave 75 acres of land on Silver Creek to his son David Richard Fausett sold a negro man Jack, about 25, for $500. Wife Mary died here abt 1830 after a life of service to her husband and family.
15 February 1834 - Richard Fausett sold Michael Steel 54 acres of land for $220.
1835 Richard Fausett sold land, some adjoining Polks, for $1,084 to Baldridge.
Richard is buried in the Jameson-McKee-Rountree Cemetery at Theta, Maury Co, Tennessee.
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