Isaac Faust

about 1832–
Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Faust was born about 1832, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Foust, was 63 and his mother, Elizabeth Card, was 59. He married Eliza Jane Kirkpatrick on 28 June 1851, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Isaac Faust
Eliza Jane Kirkpatrick
Marriage: 28 June 1851
Rachel Foust
Jane Foust
Absolum Foust
Georgianna Foust
Isaac McClellan Foust Jr.
Robert Foust

Spouse and Children

28 June 1851
Knox, Tennessee, United States


    Rachel Foust


    Jane Foust


    Absolum Foust


    Georgianna Foust


    Isaac McClellan Foust Jr.


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Card




World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 3

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and French (Alsace-Lorraine): from Middle High German fūst ‘fist’, presumably a nickname for a strong or pugnacious person or for someone with a club hand or other deformity of the hand.2 German and French (Alsace-Lorraine): from a personal name (Latin Faustus, meaning ‘fortunate’, ‘lucky’, a derivative of favere ‘to favor’). This was borne by at least one Christian martyr.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac Foust, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac Foust in entry for Isaac M. Clellan Foust, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Isaac Faust, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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