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Posted by: P Walters (ID *****2616) Date: June 21, 2012 at 16:33:32
In Reply to: by zelda hewitt of 14211

Generation 1 from "Descendents of Richard Foster Sr":
Richard Foster Sr. died before Sept 20, 1819. He married 1) Judith Walker (of Raleigh Parish) June 10, 1775 in Amelia Co., VA. He Married (2) Obdience Green march 13, 1792.
Children of Richard Foster and Judith Walker:
1. Francis Frank Foster
2. Richard Foster Jr.
3. Elizabeth Foster
4. Judith Foster
5. James J. Foster, b. Jan 29, 1783; d. Dec 5, 1838.
Child of Richard Foster and Obedience Green:
Lucy Foster
Lucy Foster's married name Whithead

I found a source for this "Marriages of Amelia County Virginia 1735-1815" compiled by Kathleen Booth Williams.
I quote the book exactly below:
" 10 June 1775. FOSTER, Richard and Judith Walker, of Raleigh Parish, who writes her own consent. Sur. Edmund Walker. Richard Foster is of Hanover County. p. F-1"

I actually think I gave you this in the previous message. but I will repeat:
Generation 2 from "Descendents of Richard Foster Sr."
James J. Foster was born Jan 29, 1783, and died Dec 5, 1838.He married Eliza W. Taylor March 30,1802.
Children of James Foster and Eliza Taylor are:
1. Louisa W. Foster
2. John James Foster
3. Richard Albert Foster
4. Ann E. Foster
5. Judith W. Foster
6. George Taylor Foster
7. Edmonia Towne Foster (aka Monie)
8. Phillip Thomas Foster
9. William Henry Foster, b. August 2, 1815, Va,;d. about 1850 in the Black Hills of Oregon. He married Rebecca Parthenia Jordon abt. 1836.
Children of William Henry Foster and Rebecca Parthenia Jordan: (Generation 3)
1. Richard Alexander Foster
2. Martha Eliza Foster
3. James Taylor Foster, b. Aug 12 1848, Callaway Co., MO d. Sept 6, 1908 Denver, CO.

Conclusions from my research: William Henry Foster did not take the whole family to the Black Hills of Oregon where he died when their youngest son, James Taylor Foster, my great grandfather was about 2. I have no idea why he was in the Black Hills of Oregon at the time of his death but history tells us that at that time free land was given to heads of households who homesteaded (The Donation Land Claim Act of 1850). I know that James Taylor and his mother Rebecca Parthenia Taylor stayed in Callaway Cedar Missouri while william Henry Foster was in Oregon. Rebecca P. remarried John C. Fleming soon after her William Henry's death and my great grandfather, James Taylor Foster was raised by his step father an his mother, then Rebecca P. Fleming. Rebecca P. and John C. Flemming had a child together, Samuel W. Fleming, James Taylor Foster's step brother who was 5 years younger than James. In the 1880 census of Callaway, Cedar Missouri lived next to each other, or had farms next to each other. James Taylor Foster was living with his wife, Margaret Keith, His step brother, Samuel Fleming lived on the farm with his mother, Rebecca P. Fleming and John C. Fleming and an orphan, Spencer Nathanial.
My great grandfather later became a flagman for the rail road and moved his wife and 8 children to Denver, Colorado. When my great grandfather died, my great grandmother moved some of the younger kids to Los Angeles and opened a boarding house there. My grandfather bacame a clerk and then an accountant for the rail road.
I can tell you more about generation 3,4 and 5 if you'd like.

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