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Posted by: james foster (ID *****6128) Date: April 07, 2009 at 19:30:37
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This is a quat from an old document that was handed down to me by my father. The writer of this info was John Arthur Foster who was a Son of John L.S.Foster and his wife Susan Holifield. John and Susan were both born in 1800 Ga. I have all the children of John and Susan with many old pictures. John and his family moved to Fosters Settlement in Tuscaloosa Co, Al. in about 1833-4 Thanks
Jim Foster.

By John A.Foster !!!! My Mother's maiden name was Susan Holifield, the daughter of Alse and Mildred Holifield. My grandfather Holifield lies buried in Auburn, AL by the side of his wife. The Holifield relationship is a large one. My mother's brothers were Green Holifield, who's family members are residents near Central Institute in Coosa Co., AL. George Holifield, who's family moved to MS and died there, leaving a family. Alsea Holifield still lives in Auburn, AL. Rev. Reuben C. Holifield moved to Waco, TX and died there. He left a wife in TX, and children both in TX and AL.
Mother had but one sister, Elizabeth, who became the wife of Green D. Brantley. She died in LA, leaving 18 children, who are scattered throughout the south. Grandfather Holifield, and his two sons, Alsea and Ruben, were active members of the Methodist Church, and so was grandmother.
Green. Elizabeth Brantley and my Mother were Missionary Baptist. George was a "Hard-shell", and Joseph is a Camobelite. My grandmother's maiden name was Mildred Fry, a sister of old Uncle John G. Fry, a Baptist preacher in GA. Uncle John Fry told me that he was a nephew of the father of the Indian chief, William Weatherford or Red Eagle. If this be so, Red Eagle was a cousin of my grandmother. All of the brothers and sisters of my mother were good respectable people and some of them quite successful in life. My mother died in Starkville on Nov. 4, 1885, being more than 85 years old. She was only about two weeks younger than father who died ten years before her. It would take a volume for me to write what I know of them. I meet them and their descendants everywhere I go. But if my mother's relationship is thus large and scattered, my father's people are much more so.

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