Private, Co. K, 9th Texas Infantry

10 May 1837 - 1 Nov 1920

By Roy S. Dickson

2015 Coves

Afton, OK 74331

Henry Clay Faubion was born in Cocke Co., TN 10 May 1837, died in Lamar Co, TX near Paris on 1 November 1920 at the age of 83 years 5 months 23 days, and was buried [now in an unmarked grave] at the Faubion Cemetery, that was on the hill near the home place on the Faubion farm on Stillhouse Road, north of Paris, TX.

Henry was the son of Spencer Faubion and Louisa Lavinia Lee. Spencer Faubion was born in Cocke Co., TN about 1805. He died near Paris, Lamar Co., TX between 3 February 1881, when he bought a tract of land there and 13 January 1882, probably in the fall of 1881. His descendants believe he also was buried at the Faubion Cemetery.

Spencer was the son of William Faubion (born in Fauquier Co., VA 16 January 1783, died in Cocke Co., TN 26 September 1839) and Rosannah Perthenia Ayres (probably born in South Carolina, died in Cocke Co., TN 3 Jun 1851.) Spencer Faubion married, probably around 1835 (although it may have been in late 1830) Louisa Lavinia Lee who was born in South Carolina about 1814 or 1815, and died near Paris, Lamar Co., TX sometime between 18 March 1883 and June 1900. Louisa is also believed to be buried at the Faubion Cemetery.

Henry Clay Faubion was a farmer, and he never married. He enlisted in Company K, 9th Texas Infantry in September 1861, at the age of 24, and served until January 1863 when he lost his right leg at the knee in the battle of Murfreesboro. In September 1881, at age 62, he received a veteran donation land certificate for 1280 acres which he sold in about 1882 for Fifty Dollars! On 7 August 1899 Henry applied for a Texas Confederate Pension which was approved 30 September 1899 (Pension #02448). In the application he states that he has one interest in two horses, and one-third interest in two cows and yearlings, and a one-third interest in 50 acres of land, his interest being worth Two Hundred Dollars. Henry received Twenty-four Dollars a month for the rest of his life.

Henry Clay Faubion's younger sister Elizabeth Faubion was the third wife of James Alexander Dickson (ca 1820-ca 1864). Henry died at the home of his nephew Franklin Pierce Dickson (1864-1941), the youngest child of James Alexander and Elizabeth Faubion Dickson, who reported the death of Henry Clay Faubion to the pension board in November 1920. The pension paid $100 for burial expenses.


1. Faubion and Allied Families by Mary Laverne Faubion, Copyright 1982, pages 276 - 280.

2. Texas Confederate Pension Application #2448.

Lamar County death certificate #35441: lived here 10 years. Widowed. Born in Tennessee. Died age 83 years, 5 months, 3 days. Father was S? Faubian born in TN., and mother was Louisa Lee born in SC. Informant was F. P. Dickson of Paris. Burial in Faubian Cemetery by Emberson-Brown Undertaker.


November 2, 1920

H. C. Faubian, 84 years old, was making his home with his son, E. P. Biven, northeast of town on the Pine Mill road, died at 10 o'clock Tuesday night. The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. H. Brown. The burial was at the family graveyard on the farm.

Confederate Service Record

Faubian, Henry (23)- wounded, Shiloh, TN, 4/6/62-slight;

present, July-August, 1862;

wounded & POW, Murfreesboro, TN, 12/31/62-leg, dangerously;

paroled at Ft. McHenry & sent to Fortress Monroe, 6/11/63;

received at City Point, VA, 6/30/63, (84 Confed. POW's for exchange);

leg amputated at Howard's Grove Hospital, Richmond, admitted 11/3/63;

furloughed, 12/10/63;

roll dated 4/5/64-absent on 60 day furlough,

1/26/64-permanently disabled by wound.

©Ron Brothers and Roy S. Dickson, 1999, All Rights Reserved.

May 23, 1999

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