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Descendants of WILLIAM (nmn ) FOSTER




Generation No. 1


1. SR WILLIAM (NMN )15 FOSTER (JAMES (NMN)14, JOHN (NMN)13, JAMES RICHARD12, ROBERT11, THOMAS R10, ROGER9, THOMAS8 FORSTER, THOMAS7 FOSTER, THOMAS6 FORSTER, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, REGINALD3 FORESTER, ALFRED2, RANDOLPH1)1,2,3 was born 10 Mar 1752 in FLUVANNA VA COLONIAL VA, and died Jun 1848 in DAVIE CO NC. He married SARAH LAY4,5,6 Bef. 1797 in CASWELL CO NC7,8,9, daughter of OBEDIAH LAY and GIBSON. She was born Abt. 1755 in POSSIBLY CASWELL CO NC, and died Abt. 1837 in Rowan Co NORTH CAROLINA.

Notes for S
R WILLIAM (NMN ) FOSTER:
WILLIAM FOSTER SR (MY GGGGREAT GRANDFATHER) WHO MOVED FROMM COLONIAL TO VIRGINIA TO OLD ROWAN COUNNTY NC
@ PRESENT PER FAMILY HE WAS BELIEVED MARRIED ONCE AND BY THAT MARRIAGE HAD 5 CHILDREN. THERE POOSIBLY WAS A PRIOR MARRIAGE IN VA.
HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THERE ARE SEVERAL WILLIAM FOSTERS
LISTED AS SERVING IN THE COLONIAL ARMY WHO APPLIED FOR A PENSION FOR SERVICE. (SEE PAGES 101-102 OF "THE
FOSTER FAMILY " A GENEALOGY BOOK BY THE AMERICAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE ARLINGTON VA. 1973.

The FOLLOWING information was provided to me by Gary L Foster via his research of our MRCA ( Most Recent Common Ancestor )

James Foster son of John Foster (1653 - 1734 ) first m: (1) Susanna ARMSTRONG about 1751 in Virginia, USA. Susanna was born about 1730 in Hanover, Louisa, Virginia, USA. She died about 1756 in , Louisa, Virginia, USA.

Pedigree Resource File: Compact Disc #5, Pin #214957

James and Susanna had the following children:


M i. William FOSTER was born on 10 Mar 1752. He died in Jun 1848.


F ii. Libby FOSTER was born about 1752-52 in , Fluvanna, Virginia, USA. She died after 1769.

Libby married (1) Edmond GREEN about 1769. Edmond was born about 1743. He died about /1858.

Libby married (2) John CRAFTON on 25 Dec 1766 in , Charlotte, Virginia, USA.


M iii. Major FOSTER was born about 1753 in , Fluvanna, Virginia, USA. He died after 1808.

Major married Betsy KING on 7 Apr 1803 in , Fluvanna, Virginia, USA. Betsy was born about 1759/1786. She died about 1808/1876.


M iv. John FOSTER was born about 1756 in , Louisa, Virginia, USA. He died in 1824 in , Barren, Kentucky, USA.


James next married (2) Elizabeth PARISH on 28 Oct 1759 in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, Virginia, USA. Elizabeth was born about 1740 in , Goochland, Virginia, USA. She died about 1772/1834.


They had the following children:


F v. Susannah FOSTER was born on 11 Oct 1760. She died about 1800/1855.

M vi. James FOSTER was born on 23 Mar 1762. He died in 1840.

M vii. Bartlett FOSTER was born on 8 Jun 1763. He died in 1830.

F viii. Judith FOSTER was born on 22 Oct 1764. She died about 1788/1858.

M ix. Anthony FOSTER was born on 5 May 1766. He died in 1808.

F x. Elizabeth FOSTER was born on 23 May 1767 in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, Virginia, USA. She was christened on 21 Jun 1767 in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, Virginia, USA. She died about 1768/1861.


CHRISTENING: IGI Book Batch Number C504881, Dates: 1705 - 1797, Source Call

No.: 975.5 V2D, Printout Call No.: 0883694

M xi. Allen FOSTER was born in 1768 in , Fluvanna, Virginia, USA.

Allen married Judith KING on 2 Feb 1792 in , Fluvanna, Virginia, USA. Judith was born about 1764/1784. She died about 1785/1868.


xii. Sally FOSTER was born in 1770 in , Fluvanna, Virginia, USA. She died about 1784/1864.

Sally married Thomas GRAVES about 1784/1817. Thomas was born about 1753/1773. He died about 1787/1859.

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2005- present HAS FOUND THE FAMILY LINE (PEDIGREE) FOR THIS FOSTER / FORSTER LINE CLOSER TO PROVEN WITH WILLIAM'S DESCENDANT WILLIAM L FOSTER (this Writter) JOINING THE FOSTERDNA PROJECT AS PARTICIPANT #109 IN GROUP 7 .
http://www.fosterdna.org/Participant.htm

TEST OF THE MALE Y CHROMOZONE WITH MATCHES TO OTHER PARTICIPANTS HAS NOW CONFIRMED A DESCENDANT LINE FROM THE 1660 GLOUCESTER COLONIAL FORSTER / FOSTER FAMILY OF JAMES RICHARD FORSTER / FOSTER WHO MARRIED SUSANNAH ANNE GARNETT AND LIVED IN ESSEX CO VA / GLOUCESTER CO VA. VIA THEIR SON JOHN FOSTER. REFER TO RESULTS TABLE
@ http://www.fosterdna.org/results_table.htm TEST RESULT CHARTS HAVE THIS FOSTER LINE CONNECT TO A "MOST RECENT COMMON ANCESTER LINE " OF GARY L FOSTER AND ATHOL FOSTER.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Deed / Land Transaction<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
**RESEARCH ASSISTANCE BY FOSTER FAMILY RESEARCHERS & FELLOW DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOSTER WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR FOSTER FAMILY RESEARCH WITH ME DOES SHOW IN THE ROWAN COUNTY DEED BOOK 23, pages 435-436. A LAND TRANSACTION 03 OCT 1807 BETWEEN CHARLES MCDANIEL AND WILLIAM FOSTER.\\
77 acres in the amount of $135.00, It is in Rowan County Deed Book 23, pages 435-436. The left side of page 436 is very dim. It is dated 03 Oct 1807 between Charles McDaniel and William Foster.
MY THANKS TO WILMA FOSTER , CONNIE FOSTER JACKSON, Jerry McDaniel , Betty FOSTER & CHARLES C FOSTER.

**STILL KNOWN AS WILLIAM FOSTER SR (NO MIDDLE NAME IS KNOWN AT THIS TIME) HIS PARENTS AND PLACE OF BIRTH HAVE BEEN A SUBJECT OF MUCH DISCUSSION AND THEORY AMONG FOSTER FAMILY GENEALOGY RESEARCHERS. AFTER MUCH RESEARCH BY THIS WRITTER I HAVE DETERMINED WILLIAM'S PEDIGREE IS MOST LIKELY VIA JAMES FOSTER SON OF JOHN FOSTER b: abt 1653 GLOUCESTER CO COLONIAL VA d: 1734 ESSEX COUNTY COLONIAL VIRGINIA. WILLIAM WOULD HAVE BEEN A CHILD OF JAME'S FIRST MARRIAGE AND LISTED ON PAGE 197 OF DR BILLY G FOSTER'S VOL I CD SEC EDITION OF "THE FOSTER FAMILY OF FLANDERS , ENGLAND , AND AMERICA". HE WAS NOT A SCOTCH- -IRISH IMMIGRANT BUT A 4th GENERATION AMERICAN FOSTER GRT X GRANDSON OF A FOSTER IN ENGLAND VIA THE IMMIGRANT JAMES RICHARD FOSTER.

RECENT FOSTER FAMILY RESEARCH BY GARY L FOSTER A DISTANT FOSTER COUSIN OF THIS AUTHOR HAS UNCCOVERED BIRTH DATE AND CHRISTINING FOR WILLIAM IN VIRIGINIA. PLS REFER TO (http://www.surnames.com/jamesriver/descendants/james_richard_foster/default.htm ) by GARY L FOSTER.

SEVERAL LINES OF FOSTERS / FORSTERS WHO MOVED TO OLD ROWAN CO (DAVIE COUNTY AREA) IN THE 1700S LIST A WILLIAM FOSTER ,BUT DO NOT GO INTO DETAIL ABOUT SPOUSE OR DESCENDANTS.**DURING THE TIME PERIOD OF 1700S FOR THE OLD ROWAN CO / DAVIE CO YADKIN RIVER AREA FOSTERS MOVED IN FROM COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA AFTER IMMIGRATING FROM ENGLAND. A JOHN AND JAMES FOSTER ARE REPORTED MOVING TO THE DUTCHMAN CREEK AREA OF NOW DAVIE COUNTY AT THE SAME TIME WILLIAM FOSTER IS FARMING THE AREA OF FORK CHURCH YADKIN RIVER AREA.

TO MAKE GENEALOGY RESEARCH HARDER ENGLISH SETTLER FAMILIES DURING WILLIAMS GENERATION ONLY REFERRED TO THEIR SONS WITHOUT MIDDLE NAMES AND INSTEAD LABELED THEM AS (SR; JR; I ; II; & THE ELDER)

A HEZEKIAH FOSTER FATHER OF JOHN GANON FOSTER IS IN DAVIE.(I 'M UNSURE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO WILLIAM FOSTER)

THE ELLIS FAMILY OF LUCY ELLIS WAS FARMING THE FORKS OF THE YADKIN AND ENTERED INTO LAND SALES, TRUST, AND TRANSFER WITH THE TUCKER FAMILY. (SOURCE) ROWAN COUNTY LIBRARY MCCUBBIN FILE HISTORY / GENEALOGY SECTION.A LUCY ELLIS IS REPORTED AS THE WIFE OF THOMAS FOSTER AND RECENT DNA TEST OCT 2005 LINK THOMAS AS A RELATIVE OF THIS WILLIAM WHO IS THE FATHER OF TILMAN.

ANOTHER ENGLISH IMMIGRANT ALSO MOVING TO THIS AREA WITH HIS FAMILY WAS SQUIRE BOONE FATHER OF DANIEL BOONE WHO IS REPORTED TO HAVE MOVED AFTER DANIEL'S BIRTH IN PENNSYLVANIA TO OLD ROWAN --THE TRADE ROUTE NOW KNOWN AS HWY 64 BETWEEN THE YADKIN RIVER AND MOCKVILLE,NC.

SOME OF THE OTHER FAMILIES ALSO MOVING TO THE AREA WERE THE BANKS ,TUCKERS , ELLIS, WOODS, MARKLANDS , ZIMMERMANS, PHELPS, ORRELLS, THOMPSONS , McDANIEL , BOOE , BAILEY , POTTS & GABARDS.


Documented / Family mentioned in 1061 of The Davie Co Heritage Book pg 337.


WILLIAM'S SON TILMAN FOSTER & OTHER FOSTERS ARE MENTIONED IN THE RECORDS OF FORK BAPTIST CHURCH DAVIE CO NC HIGHWAY 64 EAST OF MOCKSVILLE NC / WEST OF THE YAKIN RIVER

WILLIAM'S & SARAH'S GRANDCHILDREN ARE LINKED BY MARRIAGE TO THE ORRELL AND MARKLAND FAMILIES IN ROWAN / DAVIE CO. THE ORRELL & MARKLAND FAMILIES IMMIGRATED TO MARYLAND PRIOR TO NORTH CAROLINA FROM ENGLAND TO SETTLE IN THE MARYLAND COLONY-WHERE THERE WERE MEMBERS OF THE FOSTER FAMILY WHO LATER MIGRATED TO ROWANAND GUILFORD,CO.N.C.

A JOSEPH FOSTER WITNESSED THE WILLS OF ORRELLS IN MARYLAND (REF ROBERT ORRELLS FAMILY SITE )

LOCATION OF WILLIAM AND SARAH FOSTER'S GRAVES IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME BUT POSSIBLY ARE IN A FAMILY CEMETARY. THERE IS NO RECORD OF THEM BEING BURIED AT FORK CHURCH WHERE SOME OF THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANCHILDREN ARE BURIED ALTHOUGH THERE DOES APPEAR BURIAL PLOTS UNMARKED NEAR WILLIAM'S SONS TILMAN . WILLIAM II IS BURIED IN FORK BAPTIST CEMETARY HWY 64 DAVIE CO NC.
AS AN EARLY SETTLER OF THEN ROWAN COUNTY HE IS REPORTED IN CENSUS LIST AND TAX LIST OF CAPT. SAMUEL FOSTER'S DISTRICT ALSO LIVING NEAR HIM WERE A ROBERT FOSTER, THOMAS FOSTER AND JAMES FOSTER(REFER TO ):
A FAMILYTREEMAKER. GENEALOGY.COM REPORT BY DESCENDANT CHARLES C (CHUCK) FOSTER LIST WILLIAM'S SPOUSE AS SARAH LAY A MEMBER OF THE CASWELL CO NC FAMILY AND HEIR TO JOHN LAY. I HAVE VISITED FORK BAPTIST CHURCH CEMTERY ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND OBSERVED THERE ARE OLDER UNMARKED BURIAL PLOTS NOT NOTED IN THE CEMETERY LIST FOR FORK WHERE WILLIAM COULD BE BURIED NEAR HIS SON TILMAN.
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Feb 2006 Les Foster shared the Genealogy Book "The Foster Family " with me. I LATER OBTAINED MY OWN
COPY ; It was copyrighted 1973 and in the Library of Congress Card Cat as 72-93045.
This 1 inch thick book was from The American Genealogy Research Institute Arlington,Va.

Page 35-39 list Immigrants to the Colonies.
To Virginia the Following : 1635 (Armstrong Foster ); 1653 Docar Foster; 1648 Edward Foster ;
1635 Francis Foster on the " George" ; 1653 Francis Foster ; 1643 Giles Foster ; 1838 Henry Foster;
1646 Henry Foster ; 1652 Henry Foster ; 1635 James Foster on "The America"; 1643 James Foster ;
1642 James Foster ; 1646 James Foster ; 1650 James Foster ;1652 James Foster ; 1623 John Foster ;1623 John Foster ; 1641 John Foster ;1654 John Foster 1698 John Foster (indentured servant );1635 Mark Foster;1635 Nicholas Foster ;1645 Permett Foster ;1650 Phillip Foster; 1636 Phillip Foster : 1635 (Richard Foster age 16 on the Safety) ;1638 Richard Foster ; 1648 Richard Foster ; 1654 Robert Foster ; 1652 Thomas Foster ; 1654 Thomas Foster ; 1637 William Foster ; 1635 Zechariah Foster.

More About S
R WILLIAM (NMN ) FOSTER:
Burial: 1848, UNK POSSIBLE A FAMILY CEMETARY NEAR FORK
Christening: Albemarle Parish, Surry, Virginia
Record Change: 15 May 2008

Notes for SARAH LAY:
Family mentioned in 1061 of The Davie Co Heritage Book pg 337.

---Source: Dr. Chester F. Lay from Arlie Lay's book.
John Lay died in Caswell Co. NC. in 1789 , leaving four sons and two daughters. John Lay also lived in Pittswania Co. Va. In his will all properties went to his sons.
---Estate settled in 1891.





SARAH LAY FOSTER IS LISTED IN THE EARLY CONCISE RECORDS OF FORK BAPTIST CHURCH DAVIE COUNTY. HER PARENTS POSSIBLY WERE MEMBERS OF THE LAY FAMILY OF CASWELL CO NC SINCE SEVERAL REPORTS TO ANCESTRY.COM LIST OBEDIAH LAYS
DAUGHTER OR WIFE AS SARAH LAY WHO MARRIED A WILLIAM FOSTER-BUT THOSE REPORTS LIST WILLIAM FOSTER AS A RESIDENT OF ROCKINGHAM CO NC.
LAY FAMILY GENEALOGY WEB SITE REFERS TO A SARAH LAY OF THE JOHN & MARTHA LAY FAMILY MARRYING A WILLIAM LOFTIS NOT A WILLIAM FOSTER YET REPORTS TO ANCESTRY.COM & Rootsweb BY MEMBERS / Descendants OF THE LAY FAMILY LIST A WILLIAM FOSTER MARRYING SARAH LAY.

Per LFGA "Sarah Lay, also an heir in the John and Martha Lay estate, married William Foster and settled in Rockingham Co. North Carolina. Rockingham Co. joined Caswell Co. on the west. Sarah died ca 1837 and William died ca 1848. Both died intestate."

Per Research by Betty Foster of Winston Salem N C

Charles Fosters Research & his report available on line
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/o/s/Charles-C-Foster/GENE3-0001.html

---Source: Betty Obst from the Lay-L: Obediah's share of land from his father's estate was divided among his children, Mary, Bird, Peter, Sarah, Jesse, and Patty. Sarah by then was married to William Foster.
---Source: DB L Pg. 92 18 July 1799
"Peter Lay, Patty Lay of Caswell and William Foster and Sarah his wife of Rockingham Co., N.C.; heirs and legatees of Obediah Lay decd. to Thomas Slade for L13 (13 pounds), 10 shillings, their different lots and divisions of land which fell to them by the death of said Obediah Lay decd. in Caswell Co. on waters of Country Line Creek, 24 1/2 acres, 11 1/2 acres.Wit. Peter Linkler Wit for Peter and Patty signing"
Robert Mitchell
/s/ Peter X Lay
Patty X Lay
James Sinclair William Foster
Daniel X Thomas Sarah X Foster

More About SARAH LAY:
Burial: ROWAN COUNTY NC (FORKS OF THE YADKIN AREA)
Record Change: 08 Dec 2007

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM FOSTER and SARAH LAY:
2 DATA
3 DATE 31 JUL 2005
     
Children of WILLIAM FOSTER and SARAH LAY are:
2. i.   MARY ANN" POLLY"16 FOSTER, b. 1797, ROWAN CO NC; d. Aft. 1850, Rowan (now Davie) Co., NC.
3. ii.   LUCY FOSTER, b. 1798, ROWAN CO NC; d. Bef. 1852, ROWAN CO NC.
4. iii.   TILMAN FOSTER, b. 18 May 1800, POSSIBLY ROWAN CO NC; d. 19 Mar 1854, MOCKSVILLE DAVIE CO NC.
5. iv.   NANCY FOSTER, b. 26 Apr 1804, ROWAN/DAVIE CO; d. 23 Jun 1894, YADKIN CO.
6. v.   JR WILLIAM (NMN) FOSTER, b. 30 Apr 1806, Rowan or Davie Co. North Carolina; d. 02 Jan 1897, Davie Co. North Carolina.


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