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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

John Foster

Male 1849 - 1927  (78 years)


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  • Name John Foster 
    Born 8 Aug 1849  Heard County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Rockdale, Randolph, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1880  Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1900  Brazos County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 17 Oct 1927  Henderson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY
      Athens Review
      13 Oct 1927

      John Foster, aged and highly respected citizen of the county, died at the home of his son, J.R. Foster, west of Athens, at 11 o'clock this morning. Mr. Foster had been ill for some time and for the past week his condition was critical. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at Shelby Chapel. Mr. Foster came to this county from Bell County several years ago. He is survived by two sons, Tom and J.R. Foster of this county and four daughters, three of whom reside in Bell County and one in Bastrop County.
    Buried Shelby Chapel Cemetery, Athens, Henderson, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18190  Dickinson
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2017 

    Father Claiborne Foster,   b. ca. 1820, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bef. 1880  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Catherine Connell,   b. ca. 1819, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 13 Dec 1840  Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F5683  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Sparks,   b. 17 Jan 1844, Troup County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1900, Brazos County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. John Robert Foster,   b. 4 Apr 1872, Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1944, Athens, Henderson, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     2. Eula Penina Foster,   b. 24 Jul 1873, Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1959, Little River, Bell, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     3. Thomas Wiley Foster,   b. 8 Jul 1877, Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1955, Palestine, Anderson, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     4. Earl Estelle Foster,   b. 24 Aug 1879, Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1951, Temple, Bell, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     5. Jennie Frances Foster,   b. 27 Jan 1882, Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1933, Burleson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
     6. Lela Roberta Foster,   b. 4 Apr 1887, Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1970, Temple, Bell, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F5685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Aug 1849 - Heard County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Rockdale, Randolph, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Cedartown, Polk, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Brazos County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 1927 - Henderson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Shelby Chapel Cemetery, Athens, Henderson, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Northern Division, Randolph, Alabama; Roll: M653_22; Page: 465; Family History Library Film: 803022.
      Name: John Foster
      Age: 10
      Birth Year: abt 1850
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Georgia
      Home in 1860: Northern Division, Randolph, Alabama
      Post Office: Rockdale
      Family Number: 458

      Claiborne Foster 40
      Catharine Foster 40
      Wm Foster 19
      Nadicate Foster 17
      Robt Foster 15
      John Foster 10
      Susan Foster 6
      M F Foster 4
      Spencer Foster 1

    2. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Census Place: Cedartown, Polk, Georgia; Roll: 161; Family History Film: 1254161; Page: 258C; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 0749.
      Name: John Foster
      Age: 31
      Birth Year: abt 1849
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1880: Cedartown, Polk, Georgia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Mary E. Foster
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia

      John Foster 31
      Mary E. Foster 36
      John R. Foster 8
      Eula Foster 4
      Tom W. Foster 3
      Estell Foster 11m

    3. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Brazos, Texas; Roll: 1614; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1241614.
      Name: John Foster
      Age: 50
      Birth Date: Aug 1849
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 3, Brazos, Texas
      House Number: 17
      Sheet Number: 2A
      Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 5
      Family Number: 25
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
      Occupation: Farmer
      Months not employed: 0
      Can Read: No
      Can Write: Yes
      Can Speak English: Yes
      House Owned or Rented: R
      Farm or House: F

      John Foster 50
      Thos W Foster 22
      Estelle Foster 20
      Fannie Foster 18
      Lela Foster 14

    4. [S012032] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    5. [S336457] Georgia, Marriage Records From Select Counties, 1828-1978, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).