Enoch Faw was born in North Carolina, the son of Isaac Faw (1802-1836), who was a grandson of Swiss immigrant Jacob Faw, and his wife, Mary Ann Martin (1808-1843). Enoch Faw’s parents had both died by the time he was eight years old, and in the 1850 census he was living with Dr. Evander McIver in Davidson County, NC and was described as a “student.” By 1857, Enoch had moved to Marietta in Cobb County, GA, which was given as his residence in the Matriculation Books of the University of Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia in session 34 (1857-1858).
Faw enlisted in the Confederate army as a 1st lieutenant in Company D, 4th Reserves Infantry Regiment, Georgia. On 28 May, 1861, Faw married Cornelia Ann Chester (1836-1917); the couple had children Olive Eloise, Henry, Edward Leon Faw, Ernest Hansell, and Elizabeth Chester Faw. After the end of the Civil War, Faw practiced law in Marietta, GA, participated in the public life of the area, and in 1884, was the mayor of the town.
Members of the Faw family are buried in Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, GA.
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- Tombstones of Faw family, Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, GA. Findagrave.com (Accessed 7/19/2011).