Documented
Richard Foster
Family Descendants

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Modified Register for Richard FOSTER *

Early Sailing Ship to Virginia

In 1607, three ships carrying over a hundred adventurers crossed the Atlantic, not knowing what they would find on their arrival.  After landing at Cape Henry, in what is today Virginia Beach, they set out to explore the surrounding rivers and bays.

 

Their settlement known as
Jamestown, Virginia
became the first English colony
in the
new world.

 First Generation

     1. Richard FOSTER *  was born about 1723 in , Gloucester, Virginia, United States. He died in Dec 1794 in Surry County, Virginia, United States.

CENSUS: Early Virginia tax Lists where a Richard Foster is listed in the life time of our Richard Foster (1723-1794)

CENSUS: 1782 Virginia, Amelia County, Township 07 01, Continental Census, Page 13, Database: VA Early Census Index.

CENSUS: 1782 Virginia, Amelia County, Township 07 02, Continental Census, Page 11, Database: VA Early Census Index.

CENSUS: 1782 Virginia, Surry County, Township 04 06, Continental Census, Page 43, Database: VA Early Census Index.

CENSUS: 1783 Virginia, Prince Edward County, No township listed, Tax List Page 059, Database: VA Early Census Index.

CENSUS: 1784 Surry County, Virginia, Census - Heads of Families, Richard Foster, 4 white souls, 1 Dwelling, 3 Other Dwellings.

WILL: Page 90, Page 91, Surry County, VA, Will Book 1, 1792-1804, page 90-91.  Dated 26 Nov 1794, proved 24 Feb 1795.  Available from the Library of Virginia.

BIOGRAPHY: by Dr. B. G. Foster.  This information shows that the immigrant ancestor, Richard Foster's born in 1619 and possibly was the  grandfather to Richard Foster born about 1723.  Richard Foster's (1619) passage was paid by Bartholomew Hoskins, ancient planter, and both him and Richard migrated to Lower Norfolk County, VA where both became prominent members of the social and political society.

Capt. Ed Dittmer, retired naval officer, was the first to cast doubts on Richard being the immigrant and placed James Foster of Gloucester County as the most likely immigrant. This revelation was met with little interest by most researchers since it broke the tie with English royalty.  However, there were several researchers, including Miriam Wood Dye of Memphis, TN, Geneva Foster Dennis of Abilene (now Chicago), and myself who required more than "tradition" to accept the 1635 immigrant as our immigrant. We offer the following information for your consideration:

Richard Foster of the 1635 HMS Safety was transported by Bartholomew Hoskins.  We have documentation that Bartholomew married, in England, Dorcus Foster, widow with two small children.  Bartholomew was called father by Richard.  (March 2, 1639/40.)

Conclusion - Richard of the 1635 HMS Safety was the son of Dorcus Foster and an unknown father and the step-son of Bartholomew Hoskins.  We must assume that it was this Richard Foster who migrated, with Bartholomew Hoskins, into Lower Norfolk County, VA.

We do know that Bartholomew Hoskins and Mrs. Dorcus Foster had children and one was a daughter, Dorcus, who married a Richard Foster (from Hoskins family history).  However, it could not have been the 1635 Richard Foster as she was only 5-6 years old when Richard called Bartholomew father and besides Dorcus was his half-sister.

Conclusions - There were two Richard Foster's found in Lower Norfolk.  The second Richard Foster could have been the Richard Foster who came to Virginia in late 1630s or early 1640s and was a lawyer.  He has been reported as Richard Worster.  He was the Clerk of the Court, etc and signed his name as "ffoster" which looks like a "W."  Now, both Fosters were literate as indicated by many documents.

There was at least one other Richard Foster in Lower Norfolk. He was found on Bennett’s Creek on March 25, 1653/4 and signed his name with an "X", i.e., he could neither read nor write.  So, this separates him from the above two. It could be he who married Ann Jackson and fathered a child before marriage as shown in Lower Norfolk records.

There was another Richard Foster (Deed Book B, Lower Norfolk Co., VA, p. 51) at an inquest concerning the death of Jacob Bradshaw on April 11, 1647. This Richard was also illiterate and signed his name with a mark "ff."  He could have been the same illiterate Richard Foster (above).  However, his mark was "ff" and not "X."

Conclusion - There were three and possibly four Richard Fosters in Lower Norfolk who are potentially our immigrant: (1) Richard Foster of the Safety, step-son of Bartholomew Hoskins, (2) Richard Foster, the lawyer, (3) Richard Foster, who may have married Anne Jackson whose mark was "X" and, (4) Richard Foster, the Witness, whose mark was "ff."

Now which, if any, was our immigrant? One of these Richard Foster's married Dorcus Hoskins and received a land patent in 1651 for the transport of himself, his wife Dorcus, and daughter, Dorcus, Jr. He probably was Richard Foster, the Lawyer, as Richard, the Step-son was in England during this time (more on this later). This Richard Foster was probably the Richard Foster who was a member of the House of Burgess and was called first Lt. and then Capt. and then Major Foster and followed his father-in-law, Bartholomew Hoskins, and brother-in-law, Richard Hoskins into North Carolina.  We can eliminate him as our immigrant.  Richard Foster, step-son of Bartholomew, was in England from 1648 to1654.  He could be our immigrant.  Then there are the illiterate Richard Foster's.  They are possible candidates, however, not likely as we must assume that our immigrant was literate as he came from a knighted father, Sir Robert Foster.

There was a Richard Foster who received 200 acres of land in Mackjack Bay (later called Gloucester County, VA). This land joined Col. George Ludlow, who was in the records of Jamestown and Lower Norfolk Counties.  Now, Richard Foster, step-son of Bartholomew Hoskins was in England until 1654 and the land was patented on April 1, 1655.  Could this have been the Richard Foster who patented that land?  Could this have been Richard Foster who married Susan Garnett and became our immigrant ancestor.  We have no proof or even an indication that it is so - the land or the marriage.

So, considering all of these Richards, the step-son is the most likely, "IF" our ancestor immigrant was a Richard Foster.  If we assume this, then all the records in Lower Norfolk that deals with Richard Foster must concern the others. If this be so, then what was our immigrant doing from1635 to 1655?

Even the doubters disagree with, is the more likely Richard Foster, our immigrant: (1), (2), (3), or (4).  I (Bill Foster) guess I am the most deviant of them all, along with Capt. Ed (I cannot speak for Miriam or Geneva), as we do not believe that a Richard Foster was our immigrant.

Our candidate is the James Foster who was living in Kingston Parish, Gloucester (now Matthews) County, VA and was a neighbor of John Garnett.  The Foster's and the Garnett's were closely associated and intermarried several generations. Robert and John Foster, brothers and assumed siblings of Richard Foster, bought land in Essex County in 1692 close to a James Foster.   Although circumstantial, it is compelling evidence that Robert named his first sons, Robert and James and not Richard (Richard was his fourth child, after John).  We present this information to you for your consideration and to elicit your comments.

Geneva Foster Dennis_2625 N. 6th Street, Abilene, TX 79603

Miriam Woods Dye, _1555 Poplar #2_Memphis, TN 38111-6038

Dr. B. G. Foster_2130 Santa Fe Trail, Tyler, TX 75703-7659 email address: bfoster22@austin.rr.com

SOURCES:  Virginia Historical Magazine Volume XI, page 94,  Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

"Thomas Foster, White Church, Hampshire, England. Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Robert Foster, his brother, Judge of the King's Bench.  Thomas' daughter married Thomas Brooks." 

"The Fosters were a branch of the ancient family of Etherstone in Durham County. Thomas and Robert were the grand-sons of Alexander Conyers, Earl of Bucan, who was descended from Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, Magna Charta Baron, and from David 1st, King of Scotland. King David's father was Malcolm III, who married Margaret, daughter of Edward, son of Edmund "Ironsides Saxon" King of England, descended from Alfred the Great. King David's grand-father Duncan I, was murdered by Macbeth; and this royal line goes back without a break to Fergus II, King of Scotland, A.D. 404 - giving the Fosters a Royal Ancestry. "  This makes the Fosters eligible to the "Order of the Crown".

SOURCES: Virginia Historical Record, Volume VI, page 390, "Mr. Thomas Foster, Justice of New Kent County, 1690. Son of the above Thomas and brother of the first Richard" Richard Foster (1st) had Edward, John, and Richard (2nd). Richard (2nd) was the son of John, who married Abigail, daughter of the noted Ann Hutchinson of Massachusetts. John's brother Edward's daughter married two Governors of North Carolina - Sothell and Ludwell.

SOURCES: PEDIGREE RESOURCE FILE:
Submitter: Robert L. Jackson
, 203 E. Wayne St., Ironton, MO 63650

SOURCES: Foster Immigrant
Compiled by Miriam Dye, Geneva Dennis, and Bill Foster

It has been accepted for years by most researchers that the immigrant of the Southern Fosters was a Richard Foster, son of Sir Robert Foster and Miss Isham, who sailed from London on August 10, 1635 on the ship, Safety, arriving in Virginia in the fall. That he first married an Ann and then a Sussan Garnett and became the father of two known sons, Robert and John of Gloucester and later Essex County, Virginia.

SOURCES: PRF Disc #23 Pin #975507 Sussanah, PRF Disc #23 Pin #977422 Sussanah

SOURCES: PRF Disc #19 Pin #669645 Richard, PRF Disc #23 Pin #975506 Richard, PRF Disc #23 Pin #977421 Richard, PRF CD 48, Pin #914374 Richard

WEBSITE: Here is an entry to say Richard Foster was not born in White Church, Hampton, England but rather in Virginia:

SOURCE:  www.ancestry.com
Contributor: Jones Email: bjones1695@aol.com
ID: I1086
Name: Richard FOSTER
Sex: M
Birth: BET. 1728 - 1733 in Virginia

Death: 1795 in Surry County, Virginia

WEBSITE: Here is a website on the All Hallows Church in Whitchurch, Hampshire, England (if we prove Richard was born here) See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~villages/allhawhi.htm

WEBSITE: (21 Sept 2002):  http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1869805&id=I91970637_Here is a website suggesting that another possibility is that our Richard Foster migrated from White Church, Hampshire, England about 100 years after the known Richard (1619) came to Virginia.  I need to do more research in England....

WEBSITE: This website says that Richard Foster (immigrant ancestor had a father in England and a brother (Thomas Foster) in Virginia.  See http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/o/s/Richard-Foster-VA/BOOK-0001/0003-0001.html

WEBSITE: See website: http://dafrn.home.mindspring.com/England.htm,

Marriage 1 Susannah RAND b: ABT. 1723

Children -
Ransome FOSTER b: ABT. 1743 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia

Peter G. FOSTER b: 22 MAR 1756 in Gloucester County, Virginia

MISC_NOTES: I have researched all the birth, marriage, death, poor people, land owners, moving into and out of Whitchurch, Hampshire, England from 1600 to 1800 and find no evidence of my Richard born in 1723 of coming from this area.  There was a John Foster who had 7 children all christened in the local church at Whitchurch.  I no longer believe my Richard was born here.  I will concentrate my efforts now in Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia.  glf

MISC_NOTES: Lived 72 years.

MISC_NOTES: Robert L. Jackson says that the father of Richard Foster (1723) is Robert Foster(1660-1670) son of Richard Foster (1619) (the immigrant ancestor).  I would like to believe this version but Robert Foster is possibly too old (53 to 63) to father Richard in 1723 and some researchers say Richard Foster was born in White Church, Hampshire, England?  It is also suggested that Richard's wife, Susannah Rand was age 5 to 10 when she married and that she waited 15 more years before starting to bear children?  Something is wrong with the marriage date.  Also, note the difference of 6 years between 1st son Beverly Ransom Foster and next son, Peter G. Foster.  Are we missing some children?  glf

MISC_NOTES: Gary Foster (2001) I need to see if I can prove the possibility that the Richard Foster, 1723 born in White Church, Hampshire, England ties into this Thomas Foster from the same place in England.  As of (15 August 2005) having just viewed many microfilms at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah concerning all Foster's that could be found in WhitChurch, Hampshire, England it is my conclusion that I cannot find any proof of Foster's living in, moving out, being christened, married, died, buried or being of the poor folks.  It almost appears that only a few Foster's ever lived here and those names are recorded in the "Research Project" for Richard Foster & Susannah Rand on my website at http://foster.surnames.com/foster.research_project/research_source_checklist_richard_foster_&_susannah_rand.htm

HISTORY: Family History: Gloucester library is the place to go for genealogy_(This Newspaper article appeared in the Daily Press (www.dailypress.com) on September 2, 2006) BY VIRGINIA ROLLINGS

September 2, 2006 Genealogies and history treasures in Gloucester County surpass everything that could be expected in a "burned" county. County records were burned in a fire in the courthouse in 1720 and lost again in the Civil War.  But expert historians have gleaned family papers, parish registers, estate papers, personal diaries, house histories, Bibles, federal censuses, and bits from adjoining counties and woven pedigrees, sharing and publishing all that could be found.  The new main library in Gloucester is a superb resource center, directed by Nancy Dwoyer, who has made patron services a top priority. Moved from an old building near the courthouse to a shopping center, the library - formerly a supermarket - is remodeled, refurbished, and delightfully colorful - a bright and cheerful asset to the area. Located a short distance from the original library in the courthouse circle, the library offers ample parking near the entrance and space inside for the growing cache of Gloucester history and genealogy.  Genealogies, house histories, locations of old grave sites, tombstone inscriptions and manuscripts are cherished in the Virginia Room where staff members also provide help in searching genealogy Web sites. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Web site, www.family search.org the largest genealogy Web site, is free in both homes and libraries. Free to library users are ancestry.com <http://www.ancestry.com>, www.heritagequest.com and www.surnames.com. Other gifts to Virginia Room users are the "Gloucester Freedman's Bureau Marriages" by Edwin B. Washington Jr.; Roane Hunt's "Records of Gloucester, Va., 1853-1895," and the Web site of the Gloucester Historical Association which displays many genealogies._ Among the best helps are summaries of Gloucester records and the source references in "Papers of P. Burwell Rogers" and a priceless 300-page summary by Charles P, Hatch, titled simply, "The County of Gloucester."__Revolutionary War records and Gloucester's participants in Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown and at Gloucester Point are in books and computers. Brilliant photographs of Civil War soldiers accompany the story of the unveiling of an obelisk at the courthouse that is engraved with their names. If your ancestor was there in 1789, you may clearly see the face of a grandfather of great-grandfather. Ask the librarian about obtaining a copy.  Originally in the bounds of ancient Warwick River Shire, organized as York County in 1634, Gloucester County was established by the Virginia Assembly in 1651.

Large farms were privately owned long before that date in Gloucester, some indexed in York County grants.  After the defeat of Indians who battled in 1644 to retain their lands, many English and Scots came to gain farms in Gloucester. Books by two renowned researchers in ship, passenger lists, and the great increase in immigration, Peter Wilson Coldham and Michael Tepper are cataloged. Large numbers of Scots disembarked at Yorktown and went to work in Gloucester. They are named in the book, "Scots on the Chesapeake."  Many Scots lived on the Severn River in Guinea, a swampy area of hideout and legend.  The book, "Marriage Records of Gloucester County, Virginia." published 1992 by Francis Haywood gives details of age, parentage, even some maiden names of mothers, and residence. Most are of Gloucester but a few samples of cross-county references include Cary West, age 25, oysterman, son of Francis and Rachel West, married Dec. 1, 1856, Ellen V. Cox, age 17, of Elizabeth City, daughter of John and Susan Cox.  John Wills, farmer, age 23, of King & Queen County, son of John and Patsy Wills, married 21, daughter of Christopher and Juliet Harwood. James Henry Vaughan, age 24, farmer of Caroline County, son of Major and Mary Vaughan, married Elvira Spencer, age 22, colored, of New Kent, the daughter of James and Eliza Spencer on Oct. 28, 1866, by Rev. W. S. Hawkins of Union Church.  Augustine Hughes, age 33, merchant, son of Thomas and Mary E. Hall Hughes, married Linda Godwin, age 21, of Hampton, Elizabeth City, daughter of John W. Godwin. They were hitched Nov. 18, 1873, by Rev. James C. Martin.  William Thomas Harwood,  age 25, farmer of Warwick County, son of Ed and Rebecca Harwood, married Caroline V. Peatross, 21, of Caroline County, daughter of G.W. and Marie Peatross. They were married Dec. 18, 1873, by Rev W. S. Hawkins.  Large files of Gloucester families in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department of the Swem Library in Williamsburg were microfilmed in 1994 by the Utah Genealogical Society. In the sixties, the Utah crew filmed all courthouse records. These microfilms may be ordered for review in the Gloucester Family History Center at 6846 Short Lane. Hours were recently changed. Call 804-693-0476 for information.  Nancy Dwoyer seeks volunteers to help index manuscripts, and to digitize copies of the Gloucester Gazette since 1919.  Dwoyer will sponsor classes in how to record oral histories of elderly to add to local history. 

To volunteer, call 804-693-2998.

SOURCES: The published records of Kingston Parish are limited to the 1700's, after Robert and John Foster had left Gloucester County. The men named in the records of Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia are: Thomas Foster (born 1730) md Mary Alma Josiah Foster (born 1731) md Caty Gayle

Joshua Foster (born 1733) md Elizabeth Gayle

Joshua Foster (born 1733) md Sarah

John Foster (born 1735) md Rose

Robert Foster (born 1735) md Elizabeth

* Richard Foster (born 1736) md Susanna *(This is my Richard & Susanna except for the birth year)

George Foster (born 1743) md Ann Glascock

Francis Foster (born 1747) md Alice Miller

Joel Foster (born 1747) md Mary Degge

Robert Foster ( born 1749) md Judith Miller

Isaac Foster (born 1752) md Elizabeth

James Foster (born 1752) md Elizabeth

William Foster (1753-1776) md Betty Jordan

Christopher Foster (born 1756) md Mary Forrest 

Richard married Susannah RAND-RANSOME *  (at this point in our research we are not sure if she is a Rand or a Ransome) if a Rand she is the daughter of Colonel William RAND * and Elizabeth BEVERLY * about 1747 in , Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States. Susannah was born about 1723 in , Isle of Wight,   Virginia, United States. She died1 before 26 Nov 1794 in , Surry, Virginia, United States.

SOURCES: Pedigree Resource File:_Submitter: Robert L. Jackson, 203 E. Wayne St. Ironton, MO 63650

SOURCES: PRF Disc #23 Pin #975507 Sussanah, SOURCES: PRF Disc #23 Pin #977422 Sussanah, Pedigree Resource File, CD 48, Pin #914375 Sussanah, PRF Disc #23 Pin #975506 Richard, PRF Disc #23 Pin #977421 Richard

WEBSITE:  ( 3 May 2002) on Beverly families http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau.  His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409.

WEBSITE:  (3 Oct 2002):  www.genealogy.com  World Family Tree, Volume 85, Tree 573.  Researcher here says that due to all the times the name RANSOM is used by both of the sons--Ransom and Peter, I believe that this woman was NOT a Rand.  The name RAND does not appear anywhere in the pedigree.  With Southern naming patterns using the surnames of the women--sometimes for many generations , where are the RANDs?  No one has yet been able to produce a document of any sort which would connect a Susannah RAND to a Richard FOSTER.  (27 Jun 2001)

DEATH:  Not mentioned in Richard Foster's will, presumably Susannah was dead by the time the will was drawn up, as was the daughter (Elizabeth Foster) who bore Susannah Ransome Clark, the granddaughter mentioned in the will.

Richard and Susannah had the following children:

 

+       2 M      i.  Beverly Ransome FOSTER *  was born in 1748. He died on 13 Nov 1803.

 

+       3 F      ii.  Elizabeth FOSTER  was born about 1753. She died before 1794.

 

+       4 M     iii.  Peter Garnett FOSTER  was born on 22 Mar 1757. He died on 31 Dec 1819.

 

+       5 M    iv.  Richard FOSTER  was born in 1758. He died before 1785.

         6 M     v.  James FOSTER 2  was born on 15 Dec 1759 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States.
He was christened on 17 Feb 1760 in Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States.
He died after Feb 1780.

BIRTH:  Kingston Parrish Register 1749-1827 

MILITARY: See Records of Soldiers from Prince Edward County, by W.S. Morton copy write 1935 Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Order Book, 1778-1781. P. 67. Jan. Ct. 1780. Richard Foster, a private, in the command of Capt. Samuel Overton, proved in open Court, that he is a native of Virginia, that he continued in service during the time of his enlistment, and that this is the first time of making claim to lands under the King of Great Britain's Proclamation of Oct. 1763, before any Court of Record, or of obtaining a certificate therefore.  Ordered, that the same be certified.  Also, note the name of a James Foster & three other privates mentioned on Page 68. Feb. Ct. 1780 that also served under the command of the late Hon. William Byrd, Esq. in the late Ward between Great Britain and France, that they severally acknowledged to have assigned their rights and titles to lands for this service to Robert Goode.  (Question? Could this James be Richard's brother born 15 Dec 1759 that we know so little about? glf 

Map of Isle of Wight & Surry Counties, Virginia

Map of Mobjack Bay & Gloucester, Virginia

Map of Gloucester county cemetery, Virginia

Map of Surry county, Virginia

Map of Whitchurch, Hampshire, England

Sources

  1. International Genealogical Index .

  2. International Genealogical Index .

 

Second Generation

    2. Beverly Ransome FOSTER *  (Richard) was born1  in 1748 in , Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States. He died2  on 13 Nov 1803 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States.

MARRIAGE:  Alternate date of 5  Sept 1772.

WILL:  Brunswick County, VA, Will Book 7, page 50.  Dated 13 Nov 1803, proved 22 Oct 1804.  "very low & weak in body"

To my son John Harwood Foster - 1 feather bed already in his possession.

To my son William Foster - 1 feather bed already in his possession.

To my son Peter Ransome Foster - 1 feather bed already in his possession.

To all my other children Susannah Foster, Elizabeth Foster, Beverly Foster & Samuel Foster - a feather bed each "as they can be spared out of the family."

To my wife Elizabeth - lend to her for her life or widowhood all my remaining property & after her life or widowhood, all my estate to be divided & given to my children.

To my daughter Susannah Foster - 1 horse named "Nabob extraordinary if it should be alive."

EX. my wife Elizabeth Foster

Wit. John Lightfoot, Claiborne Lightfoot, Tabitha (x) Williams Submitter - Kevin McGuire, 28 Apr 2001, 149Potovens Lane, Outwood Wakefield, Yorkshire WF12LF 

CENSUS: 1782, Virginia, Isle of Wight County, township 07 00, Continental Census, Page 30, Database: VA Early Census Index.

SOURCES:  Pedigree Resource File, CD 48, Pin #914372 

WEBSITE:  See this website for reference to the use of Beverly Ransome Foster (named after his mothers mother, Elizabeth Beverley's maiden name).  http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sissy2&id=I48241

This same website says the father's name is Richard Foster born in 1723 in White Church, Hampshire, England.

WEBSITE:  Also see this website for differing birth and death dates: birth Abt 1743 & death 1813.  Uses Ransome as first name.  http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/o/n/Bobby-D-Jones/GENE1-0009.html

WEBSITE:  (28 Sept 2002);  http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1029434&id=I020  Says Birth: ABT. 1743 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia Death: 1804 in Brunswick County, Virginia 

WEBSITE:  (15 July 2003);  http://www.onegreatfamily.com/surname/Ransom_Foster~i508168317.htm says that a Ransom Foster born about 1780 to 1831 had a father named William "Mill Creek Billy" Foster born in 1752 - 1792 in Amelia County, Virginia.

MISC_NOTES: Notes of Gary Foster -  Beverly Ransome may have been named for his lineage.  His given name of Beverly for his mother's mother Elizabeth Beverly.  His middle name of Ransome for his father's mother (Elizabeth Ransome).  Or his mother simply named her children after some of the most prominent families in Virginia.  glf

MISC_NOTES: Some researchers list Beverly Ranson Foster as Ranson and some as Ransome.  Very few use his first name as Beverly. glf

 

Beverly married3  Elizabeth COMAN *  daughter of John COMAN * and Elizabeth HARWOOD * on 5 Sep 1772 in , York, Virginia, United States. Elizabeth was born in 1752 in , Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States. She died about 1813 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States.

DEATH:  I have found no record of a will.  The last official record of her is in Brunswick County, VA, Court Order Book 26, page 45, as executrix of Ransom's will.  According to Barbara Longwell, in the Brunswick County Fiduciary Accounts, vol 8, page 107, March 12, 1814: "Estate of Elizabeth Foster deceased is in account current with Samuel Foster adm." 

MISC_NOTES:  Several genealogists say that Elizabeth was an Irish woman.  glf 

Given name came from her mother Elizabeth Harwood.  glf.

When married Elizabeth Coman used the family names of her and her husband Beverly Ransome Foster's lineage often. glf 

SOURCES: Pedigree Resource File CD 5, (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999)

Pedigree Resource File, CD 48, Pin #914373

HISTORY: During the 17th century, shortly after establishment of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607, English settlers and explored and began settling the areas adjacent to Hampton Roads. Captain John Smith of Jamestown in 1608 crossed the James River and obtained fourteen bushels of corn from a tribe of Native Americans called Warrosquyoake. 

HISTORY: In the next few years, several plantations were established along the shore in the area south of the river.  By 1634, the Virginia Colony consisted of eight shires or counties with a total population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants. One of these was Warrosquyoake Shire, renamed Isle of Wight County in 1637, after the island in the English channel of the same name. The name was probably changed due to the difficulty of spelling and pronouncing its Native American name. The name was very probably chosen because the Isle of Wight had been the home of some of the principal colonists.

HISTORY: Historic St. Luke's Church, built in 1632, the nation's only original Gothic church and the oldest existing church of English foundation in America is located in the county.  In 1732 a considerable portion of the northwestern part of the original shire was added to Brunswick County; and in 1748 the entire county of Southampton was carved out of it. 

Beverly and Elizabeth had the following children:

 

+       7 M      i.  John Harwood FOSTER  was born on 24 Apr 1773. He died on 28 Sep 1850.

 

+       8 M     ii.  William Harold FOSTER Sr  was born on 27 Oct 1776. He died on 2 May 1826.

 

+       9 M     iii.  Peter Ransome FOSTER * Sr  was born about 1778. He died in May 1873.

 

+     10 F     iv.  Elizabeth Harwood FOSTER  was born about 1782. She died in 1857.

 

+     11 F      v.  Susannah Ransome FOSTER  was born about 1784. She died before 1840.

 

+     12 M    vi.  Beverly Ransome FOSTER Jr  was born on 25 Sep 1785. He died on 1 May 1873.

 

+     13 M    vii.  Samuel FOSTER  was born in Jun 1787. He died in Sep 1855.

       14 M   viii.  Richard Harwood FOSTER  was born about 1787 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died about 1787 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States.

 MISC_NOTES:  Given name came from his father's father Richard Foster.  The H is believed to be Harwood from his mother's maiden name. Richard was not named in his father's will proved on 22 Oct 1804.  It is assumed he had died previously.  gl

 

   3. Elizabeth FOSTER  (Richard) was born about 1753 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She died before 1794.  

WILL:  Surry County, Virginia, Will Book 1792-1804, page 90.  Dated 26 Nov1794, proved 24 Feb 1795.  This is her grandfather's will (Richard Foster).  Her daughter, Susanna R. Clark, is named here but Miss Foster's given name is not.  Miss Foster's mother Susannah's name was not mentioned in the will so we assume she too was deceased.  glf

Elizabeth married4  James CLARK  son of Reuben CLARK Sr and Bathsheba SAMPSON about 1792 in , , Virginia, United States. James was born about 1760 in Clarks Mountain, Orange, Virginia, United States. He died in 1822 in , Surry, Virginia, United States.

They had the following children:

    15 F       i.  Susanna Ransome CLARK  was born about 1793 in , Surry, Virginia, United States. She died about 1873.

MISC_NOTES:  Was named in her grandfather Richard Foster's will.  See Richard Foster's will in his Notes.  glf

 

         16 M     ii.  John Foster CLARK  was born about 1794 in , Surry, Virginia, United States.

 

    4. Peter Garnett FOSTER  (Richard) was born on 22 Mar 1757 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. He was christened5  on 1 May 1757 in Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. He died on 31 Dec 1819 in Kingston Parish, Mathews, Virginia, United States.  

BIRTH: Kingston Parrish Register 1749-1827 

MISC_NOTES:  Peter & Richard Foster (brothers) marry Ann & Elizabeth Hall (sisters).  Is it possible that Peter's middle initial of "G"  is really Garnett?  That would be his grandfather Richard 's mother's maiden name. (Maybe) glf

WILL:  Peter is the administrator for William Foster, deceased, in Brunswick County, VA, Court Order Book 26, page 284, dated 23 May 1815.  William was a son of Ransom and nephew to Peter.  John H Foster was also mentioned in the same record and was also one of Ransom's son's.  Peter G. and Beverly Ransom were brothers, sons of Richard & Susannah Foster of Gloucester, Virginia.

WILL: Library of Virginia - check out this will to see if it is our Peter G. Foster. glf

Title Foster, Peter.

Publication    1833

Gen. note     Part of index to wills from counties where official records no longer exist for the period beginning 1801.

Note             Will – 1833       Archives Division Accession No. 24677 (25)

Subject - Personal    Foster, Peter.

Added Title   Virginia wills and administrations. 

System Number       000524133
 

CENSUS: 1783 Tax List, Virginia, Gloucester County, Ware Parish, Page 053 from Virginia Early Census Index.

Simply lists a Peter Foster living here at the time.  Our Peter Garnett Foster was born 22 Mar 1757 and died 31 Dec 1819 and lived in Ware Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia.  He and his wife Ann Hall gave birth to 3 sons and 5 daughters.  The first three children were born in Gloucester County, Richard was born in Matthews County and the last 4 children were born in Franklin, North Carolina.

SOURCES: Peter Foster found in: Colonial America, 1607-1789 Census Index State - VA _County: Gloucester Co. _Location: Ware Parish _Page #: 053 _Census/Enumeration year: 1783 _Census type code: Tax List

SOURCES: See tab in notes called CENSUS: for complete information and comments. glf

HISTORY: The history of Gloucester County began soon after the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. Named for Henry, Duke of Gloucester Henry C Duke of Gloucester, third son of Charles I of England, Gloucester County figured prominently in the history of the colony and the Commonwealth of Virginia. When English settlers arrived at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607, the Indian Native Americans in the United States stronghold of Chief Powhatan was located on the north side of the York River, in what is now Gloucester. It was here that Powhatan built his home, Werowocomoco. According to legend, his daughter, the Princess Pocahontas saved the gallant Captain John Smith from death at the hands of the Indians, and thus, entered the pages of Virginia's history.

Early land patents were granted in 1639, but it was not until after 1644 that Gloucester was considered safe for settlement. George Washington's great grandfather received a Gloucester County land patent in 1650. Gloucester County was formed from York County, Virginia in 1651, and consisted of four parishes: Abingdon, Kingston, Petsworth and Ware. Kingston parish became Mathews County, Virginia in 1791. 

In the 1600's and 1700's, Gloucester was a tobacco producing area, and many old plantation homes and magnificent private estates remain today in perfect condition. From time to time, these establishments are open to public visitation during Historic Garden Week. In addition, there are fine examples of Colonial architecture in the churches of Ware (1690) and Abingdon (1755), and some early buildings remain at the county seat on the Courthouse Green actively serving the public. 

In the seventeenth century, the tip of land protruding into the York River, Virginia, across from Yorktown, Virginia, was named Tyndall's Point by Robert Tyndall, mapmaker for Captain John Smith of Jamestown. Later named Gloucester Point, fortifications were built here in 1667, and were rebuilt and strengthened many times from colonial days through the American Civil War. This site is also known as the "Second Surrender" by General Charles Lord Cornwallis to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia.

Following English settlement, Gloucester became home to many colonial leaders. Several other points of interest include Warner Hall, George Washington's maternal grandmother's home, which is now a B&B; Rosewell, where Thomas Jefferson spent many nights with his friend John Page; and both Washington and Jefferson worshiped (often at the same service) at Abingdon Episcopal Church. Other notable Gloucestonians include John Buckner, who in 1680 brought the colony its first printing press; John Clayton, world renowned botanist; Dr. Walter Reed, conqueror of yellow fever; Lawyer T. C. Walker, though born in slavery, broke those chains and became a respected and successful businessman; and Robert R. Moton, who successfully lobbied for a Black man to be appointed as an assistant to the Secretary of War.

The history of the daffodil in Gloucester County, Virginia, is almost as old as the county itself. When Gloucester was formed in 1651 from part of York County the early settlers brought these soft reminders of English springs as they established themselves in the area. The soil and weather conditions were ideal for daffodils. The bulbs were passed from neighbor to neighbor and spread from the orderly beds and burying grounds of the great houses to the fields. Some, such as the hardy Trumpet Major variety, seemed to thrive on neglect. By the beginning of the 20th century daffodils grew wild in the untended fields of Gloucester. It is from this abundance of natural beauty that grew the extensive daffodil industry which earned the county the title "Daffodil Capital of America" in the 1930's and 40's. They also hold an annual Daffodil Festival to commemorate this.

One interesting area of Gloucester County is known as Guinea. Located near Gloucester Point, the area has historically been the center of the seafood industry of the county. While the number of participants in this industry has declined over the years, it remains the cultural core of the community. These watermen are known locally as "Guinea men." This term is not inherently derisive, but is often used as such by residents residing in other parts of Gloucester County. Guinea men often speak a heavily-accented form of non-erotic Southern Vernacular English, but not necessarily a distinct dialect. The name "Guinea" is of uncertain origin; however, a commonly held explanation is that this area of Gloucester County was named " Guinea" in an effort to deride the Tories (Loyalists) who quartered Hessian mercenaries in service of the British Crown during the Revolutionary War - soldiers who were paid one Guinea per day. It is believed the Hessians were attached to General Charles Lord Cornwallis' (of Yorktown fame) army and either occupied lower Gloucester during the closing days of the Revolutionary War or deserted their service fighting for the British. What is known is Cornwallis sent British troops and cavalry (under the command of Colonel Banastre Tarleton) to occupy Gloucester in October 1781, and Hessians may have been a part of that contingency and were sent to secure lower Gloucester due to its strategic importance at the mouth of the York River

Peter married6  Nancy Ann HALL  daughter of Robert HALL and Nancy JOHNSTON on 27 Oct 1776 in Episcopal Church, Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. Nancy was born on 19 Sep 1756 in Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She died on 1 Jan 1820 in Kingston Parish, Mathews, Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  (17 Oct 2002):  http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=messageboards&cres=33;1%2c34;4%2c35;2%2c38;2%2c42;39%2c1920usfedcen;2%2ccadeath1940;1%2c&gsfn=ransome&gsln=foster&sx=&prox=1&gsco=1&gspl=12c&year=&yearend=&gskw=&refine=1&ti=&submit.x=63&submit.y=14&gss=angs&GS=FOSTER+RANSOME  Submitter: Robert L. Jackson Subject: Harold Foster http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.franklin/273.275.281
Message: Based on the information that was sent to me, William Harold Foster and Sussanah Ransome Foster were first cousins.

Alexander Conyers, Earl of Duncan, had a daughter named????._She married _____  Fo(r)ster. Their son, Thomas Foster, had a son Richard. Richard had a son, John. John had 3 sons who came to VA and settled: Joel Foster who settled on the North River in Matthews County, VA, Harold Foster who settled in Brunswick County, VA, and Richard Foster (grandfather of Sussanah Ransome Foster) b: abt 1703, married Sussanah Rand and settled on the North River in Matthews County, VA.

Note:  If the above is true then the Southern Foster Family connection to Richard Forster / Foster b. 1619 (immigrant ancestor) is in question. glf

Sussanah and Richard Foster had two sons: Peter (m. Ann Hall) and Richard (m. Elizabeth Jordan Hall). The women were sisters and daughters of Robert Hall and Nancy Johnston who had eloped from England and settled in VA.  Peter and Ann were the Parents of Susannah Ransome.  From this information, I believe William Harold Foster's parents were Richard Foster and Elizabeth Jordan. I have not confirmed this information but it came from a good source. Eventually these families go through Franklin County, North Carolina. 

Note:  Also, I believe William Harold Foster's parents were not Richard Foster & Elizabeth Jordan but were Beverly Ransome Foster and Elizabeth Coman.  That still makes William Harold Foster and Susannah Ransome Foster 1st cousins.  Peter G. Foster had two brothers, Beverly Ransome Foster and Richard Foster.   The children of these three brothers would all be 1st cousins to each other.  glf 

Peter and Nancy had the following children:

 

+     17 F       i.  Susannah Ransome FOSTER  was born on 3 Sep 1777. She died about 1808.

 

+     18 F      ii.  Nancy Ann FOSTER  was born on 5 May 1780. She died in Jul 1859.

 

+     19 F     iii.  Elizabeth FOSTER  was born on 4 Oct 1782. She died in 1796/1876.

 

+     20 M    iv.  Richard FOSTER  was born on 26 Jan 1785. He died on 2 Aug 1851.

 

+     21 M     v.  Peter FOSTER Jr  was born on 15 May 1787. He died on 1 Jun 1844.

 

+     22 F     vi.  Mary FOSTER  was born on 24 Jan 1789. She died about 1865.

 

+     23 M    vii.  William Edward FOSTER  was born on 26 Sep 1795. He died in 1843.

       24 F    viii.  Harriet FOSTER  was born on 20 Oct 1798 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

MARRIAGE: None.

 

    5. Richard FOSTER  (Richard) was born in 1758 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. He died7  before 1785 in Kingston Parish, Mathews, Virginia, United States. He was buried in Gwynn's Island, Matthew, Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  on Beverly families (3 May 2002)  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau.  His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409.

Peter & Richard Foster (brothers) marry Ann & Elizabeth Hall (sisters).

MISC_NOTES:  Richard was named for his father Richard Foster.  glf

MILITARY: Richard Foster was wounded by a musket ball in the Revolutionary War and died from the wound. He is buried on Gwynn's Island, Matthews, Virginia.

MILITARY: Prince Edward Company, Virginia

Description: Name: Richard Foster, Private in Captain Samuel Overton's company of volunteers in the late war between Great Britain and France.  Source - Ancestry.com on one members World Tree entry 

MILITARY: See Records of Soldiers from Prince Edward County, by W.S. Morton copy write 1935 Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Order Book, 1778-1781. P. 67. Jan. Ct. 1780. Richard Foster, a private, in the command of Capt. Samuel Overton, proved in open Court, that he is a native of Virginia, that he continued in service during the time of his enlistment, and that this is the first time of making claim to lands under the King of Great Britain's Proclamation of Oct. 1763, before any Court of Record, or of obtaining a certificate therefore.  Ordered, that the same be certified.  Also, note the name of a James Foster & three other privates mentioned on Page 68. Feb. Ct. 1780 that also served under the command of the late Hon. William Byrd, Esq. in the late Ward between Great Britain and France, that they severally acknowledged to have assigned their rights and titles to lands for this service to Robert Goode.  (Question? Could this James be Richard's brother born 15 Dec 1759 that we know so little about? glf

Elizabeth married a second time to a Frank Brown and had a child.

HISTORY: Mathews County was established in 1791 from Gloucester County. The county is named for Brigadier General Thomas Mathews, then speaker of the House of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia. In 1776, Virginia' last Royal Governor, Lord Dunmore, left Virginia after being driven to Gwynn's Island by General Andrew Lewis and the Continental Army.

SOURCES: The Governor's Island: Gwynn's Island, Virginia During The Revolution by Peter Jennings Wrike (1993)_Hardcover, 166 pp. $19.95 $1.00 Sales Tax for VA residents__ In 1776 the Royal Governors of Virginia and Maryland, with an armada of over 100 British warships, troop transports, supply ships and refugee vessels anchored off Gwynn's Island, Virginia. For almost two months the two governors, British troops, marines, armed sailors, loyalist regiments, and the African-American Royal Ethiopian Regiment confronted patriot forces. The island became the Governors' Island. This lively book details the campaign by Virginia's Lord Dunmore and his British allies on the Chesapeake Bay in 1775 and 1776. Dunmore led military, naval and civilian forces of almost 3,000 persons from Williamsburg to Yorktown, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Gwynn's Island and eventually Maryland. Dunmore's forces threatened the Bay's commerce and its inhabitants' freedom. British reinforcements of men and arms gave Dunmore the capability to subdue Virginia and other colonies. American patriots opposed Dunmore and waited for the right circumstances to attack. The book is well researched with maps of the area in 1776, British and American fortifications, ship illustrations and battle diagrams. British, Loyalist and American units and participants are contained in detailed appendices. A comprehensive bibliography, endnotes and an index complete this scholarly and readable story.

DEATH: Died at age 27.  Was a Revolutionary War Soldier.

Richard married Elizabeth Jordan HALL  daughter of Robert HALL and Nancy JOHNSTON on 30 Oct 1773 in , Gloucester, Virginia, United States. Elizabeth was born8  on 18 Dec 1760 in , London, Middlesex, England. She was christened9  on 13 Jul 1760 in , Stanhope Hall, Durham, England. She died before 1790 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  ( 3 May 2002): on Beverly families at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau.  His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409.

WEBSITE:  (17 Oct 2002): http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=messageboards&cres=33;1%2c34;4%2c35;2%2c38;2%2c42;39%2c1920usfedcen;2%2ccadeath1940;1%2c&gsfn=ransome&gsln=foster&sx=&prox=1&gsco=1&gspl=1%2c&year=&yearend=&gskw=&refine=1&ti=&submit.x=63&submit.y=14&gss=angs&GS=FOSTER+RANSOME  Submitter - Robert L. Jackson

Subject: Harold Foster http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/localities.northam.usa.states.northcarolina.counties.franklin/273.275.281  Message: Based on the information that was sent to me, William Harold Foster and Sussanah Ransome Foster were first cousins. Alexander Conyers, Earl of Duncan, had a daughter named????._ She married ___ Fo(r)ster. Their son, Thomas Foster, had a son Richard. Richard had a son, John. John had 3 sons who came to VA and settled: Joel Foster who settled on the North River in Matthews County, VA, Harold Foster who settled in Brunswick County, VA, and Richard Foster (grandfather of Sussanah Ransome Foster) b: abt 1703, married Sussanah Rand and settled on the North River in Matthews County, VA. Sussanah and Richard Foster had two sons: Peter (m. Ann Hall) and Richard (m. Elizabeth Jordan Hall). The women were sisters and daughters of Robert Hall and Nancy Johnston who had eloped from England and settled in VA.  Peter and Ann were the Parents of Susannah Ransome. From this information, I believe William Harold Foster's parents were Richard and Elizabeth Jordan Foster.  I have not confirmed this information but it came from a good source.  Eventually these families go through Franklin County, NC.

MISC_NOTES:  if the above is true then the Foster Family connection to Richard Forster / Foster b. 1619 (immigrant ancestor) is in question. glf 

Richard and Elizabeth had the following children:

         25 M      i.  Robert FOSTER  was born about 1782 in , , Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  ( 3 May 2002) on Beverly families at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau.  His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409. 

WEBSITE:  (13 July 2005) http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/o/s/Richard-Foster-VA/BOOK-0001/0003-0005.html#IND19REF13  By Richard C. Foster.  Richard's e-mail is rfoster@mindspring.com  He says that his uncle Dick Foster did most of the research at the Matthews County, Virginia Court House.

         26 F      ii.  Joicey FOSTER  was born about 1784 in , , Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  ( 3 May 2002) on Beverly families at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau.  His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409.  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html 

+     27 M     iii.  Josiah FOSTER  was born about 1786.

       28 M    iv.  Spence FOSTER  was born about 1788 in , , Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  ( 3 May 2002) on Beverly families at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau.  His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409.

 

Sources

  1. International Genealogical Index .

  2. International Genealogical Index .

  3. Pedigree Resource File: Disk 5, 1999, 2001.

  4. International Genealogical Index .

  5. International Genealogical Index .

  6. International Genealogical Index .

  7. International Genealogical Index .

  8. International Genealogical Index .

  9. International Genealogical Index .

 

Third Generation

    7. John Harwood FOSTER  (Beverly Ransome, Richard) was born on 24 Apr 1773 in , York, Virginia, United States. He died on 28 Sep 1850 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE: www.ancestry.com_World Tree Project Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM Contact: Neil Smith: nsmith2@lightspeed.net

WEBSITE:  ( 6 June 2002) http://www.ronald-dupont.com/family/ghtindex.htm  Ronald DuPont Jr. made these comments in his website

MISC_NOTE: John Herod Foster, 24 APR 1773 - 28 SEP 1850

WEBSITE: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~westxan/np63.htm#iin5281  Many sources list his middle name as Harwood,
however I have faith in the research of Ray Sasser, listed below giving the name as Herod.  Some sources: LDS and Nancy Foster.  On his father's death, as eldest son, he inherited the estate and remained there until his death. He was first married to Sela Lightfoot in 1795 and had one daughter, Nancy Harwood, before marrying Sally Braswell. _- _From Ray Sasser: "John Foster's middle name was "Herod," and he seems to have been known to family and friends simply by that name-"Herod"-and not by the name John, though official documents usually use "John." There are other people in Brunswick, not necessarily related to Braswells, with middle names of "Herod." Why it was popular, I don't know. If the name derives originally from a family named "Harwood," this would not surprise me, but by the nineteenth century in Brunswick County, the given name was always "Harod."  Another interesting name in Brunswick County that modern researchers like to alter to fit modern ideas was the middle name of "Hutson"; people like to change it to "Hudson." That name also pops up in the Braswell family tree."

WEBSITE:  (June 2002):  http://genforum.genealogy.com/foster/messages/8545.html  Top of Form 1 Re: WILLIAM "The Elder" FOSTER Amelia Co VA Posted by: Regina Roper </cgi-genforum/email.cgi?869177626>   Date: January 28, 2002 at 17:39:50 In Reply to: Re: WILLIAM "The Elder" FOSTER Amelia Co VA <8544.html> by Gloria Baikauskas of 9160 Bottom of Form 1.  I have the birthdates but not where they were born.  The dates come from a bible.  John Harwood Foster born 24 July 1773 died 28 Sept 1850.  His first wife was Celia Lightfoot.  Their child was Nancy Harwood Foster born 19 Sept 1796.  John married #2 Sally Braswell on 25 Jan 1798 in Brunswick CO VA. Sally was born 24 Feb 1774 and died 23 Dec 1851._Children:  Elizabeth R. b 16 Dec 1798 Susannah Patty Hinson b 5 Mar 1800_Lucy Coman b 30 Mar 1801_Salley Braswell b 9 Sept 1805

MISC_NOTES:  John's given name was named for his mother's father John Coman.  His middle name comes from his mother's mother Elizabeth Harwood.  His mother named two of her other children with the Harwood middle name.  glf

John married (1) Celia LIGHTFOOT  daughter of John LIGHTFOOT on 31 Dec 1795 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. Celia was born1  after 1757 in , , Virginia, United States. She died before Jan 1798 in , , Virginia, United States.

 WEBSITE:  (29 Sept 2002): http://www.ronald-dupont.com/family/gp545.htm#head Spells first name as Sela

 John and Celia had the following children:

         29 F       i.  Nancy Harwood FOSTER  was born on 19 Sep 1796 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States.

 SOURCES: PRF Submission Number: 743092-0118102154028 

Nancy married2  Francis SPAULDING  on 22 Dec 1813 in , Charlotte, Virginia, United States. Francis was born about 1795 in , , Virginia, United States.

John married3  (2) Sarah Sally BRASWELL  daughter of Jesse BRASWELL and Lucy COMAN on 25 Jan 1798 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. Sarah was born on 24 Feb 1774 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. She died on 28 Sep 1850 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  See this website for information on 4 daughters born to John & Sally:  http://www.ronald-dupont.com/family/gp545.htm#head0

WEBSITE:  http://www.rrfrazier.com/WC01/WC01_252.htm Lived to be age 76.  Names of 4 daughters and their descendants.

DEATH: Some say her death date may be 23 Dec 1851.

 John and Sarah had the following children:

+     30 F      ii.  Elizabeth Ransome FOSTER  was born on 16 Dec 1798. She died after 1860.

       31 F     iii.  Susanna Patty Hinson FOSTER  was born on 5 Mar 1805 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. She died4 in 1831.

Susanna married John SINGLETON  on 5 Jun 1826 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. John was born about 1800.

+     32 F     iv.  Lucy Coman FOSTER  was born on 30 Mar 1801. She died after 1827.

+     33 F      v.  Sally Braswell FOSTER  was born on 9 Sep 1805. She died before 1860.


   
8. William Harold FOSTER Sr  (Beverly Ransome, Richard) was born5  on 27 Oct 1776 in , Wythe, Virginia, United States. He died on 2 May 1826 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  www.ancestry.com World Tree Project Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM Contact: Neil Smith: nsmith2@lightspeed.  net ID: I48226 Name: William Harold FOSTER Sex: M Birth: 1776 in Virginia

MISC_NOTES:  William Harold Foster and Susannah Ransome Foster were 1st Cousins.  Harold's father Beverly Ransom is a brother to Peter G(arnet) Foster. glf  Some researchers say Williams middle name was Howard. glf  William's given name was from his father's mother's father Colonel William Rand.  The middle name I can not be sure of it's source yet but his mother almost always used earlier generations to name her children. glf

 BIRTH: PRF Submission Number: 311112-0325105115438

 SOURCES: PRF Submission Number: 311112-0325105115438

William married6  (1) Susannah Ransome FOSTER  daughter of Peter Garnett FOSTER and Nancy Ann HALL about 1798 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States. Susannah was born on 3 Sep 1777 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She was christened7  on 5 Oct 1777 in Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She died about 1808 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

WEBSITE:  www.ancestry.com, World Tree Project, Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM_ID: I48227Name: Sussanah Rand FOSTER Sex: F Father: Peter FOSTER Mother: Ann HALL Marriage: 1 William Harold FOSTER  b: 1776 in Virginia Children: William Harold FOSTER Harriet FOSTER

MISC_NOTES: William Harold Foster and Susannah Ransome Foster were 1st cousins.  Harold's father Beverly Ransom is a brother to Peter G(arnet) Foster. glf

WEBSITE:  (8 June 2005)  http://www.gencircles.com/users/rlj63650/2/data/872 says that Susannah's middle name is Rand and not Ransome.  Interesting. glf

William and Susannah had the following children:

 +     34 M      i.  William Harold FOSTER Jr  was born about 1806. He died in 1838.

        35 F      ii.  Harriet FOSTER  was born about 1808 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

William married (2) Fannie Lucinda BALLEW  on 18 Nov 1808 in , Hampton, Virginia, United States. Fannie was born in 1786 in Bridgewater, Burke, North Carolina , United States. She died8  on 10 Apr 1862 in , Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

HISTORY: The former Native American community of Kecoughtan settled in 1610 in the Virginia Colony forms the basis for Hampton's
claim to the oldest continuously occupied English settlement in North America. Considered strategic for defense purposes against other Europeans, it was seized from the natives by colonists under Virginia's Governor, Sir Thomas Gates in 1610.
  Long a town in Elizabeth City County, the current independent city of Hampton became much larger after a municipal consolidation with the incorporated town of Phoebus and Elizabeth City County, Virginia in 1952. Today, the City of Hampton essentially incorporates the boundaries of Elizabeth City County which was created in 1643 from Elizabeth River Shire, one of the eight original shires of 1634 in Colonial Virginia , with several minor exceptions.  The original site of the Native American's Kecoughtan Settlement was near the present site of a Hampton Roads Transit facility. [2] To the south of present-day Hampton, a small unrelated incorporated town also named Kecoughtan many years later and also located in Elizabeth City County was annexed by the City of Newport News in 1927, and now forms part of that city's East End.

 William and Fannie had the following children:

      36 F     iii.  Mary Ann FOSTER  was born on 6 Oct 1806 in , Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. She died in 1878.

    9. Peter Ransome FOSTER * Sr  (Beverly Ransome, Richard) was born about 1778 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died in May 1873 in , Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

MISC_NOTES: AFN:RCQZ-KQ  Submitter:  THERESA G. KINGSLEY, CAREFREE CT,  LANCASTER CA  USA 93535

MISC_NOTES: Peter's Father is Ransome FOSTER (AFN: BNWP-3W) Family Mother: Elizabeth COMAN (AFN: BNWP-43)  Residence in 1850 was in Wilkinson's Crossroad, Rutherford, Tennessee Says Peter Ransom Foster wife is named Sally and lists their six children by name. 
AFN:G506-QF  Submitter:  Kenneth L. and Jackie Dodd, P O Box 119, Buchanan, Georgia,30113-119

Wife - Sara (Sally) James  AFN:G506-W9 says Sara is named Sally.  There are no children listed under Sally.  But most important, Sally's husband, Peter Ransome Foster's father (Beverly Ransome Foster) and mother (Elizabeth Coman) are listed.  This is the link I have been searching for all my life.  From this linking I was able to trace my lineage to Brunswick County, Virginia. glf  Submitter - Richard and Nina Wolff, 3403 3 Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N2R5  Both submitters knew the exact marriage date of 23 Feb 1803 and both knew Virginia was the birth place.  One estimated the birth year prior to 1780 and the other estimated the birth year prior to 1782.  Both are right  Neither was complete without the other.  Each of us holds clues to assist others to unlock their genealogical heritage.  Children - Both Robert L. Foster and his sister Martha Matilda Foster married into the Trobaugh family living in Greene County, Tennessee.

WEBSITE:  www.ancestry.com World Tree Project Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM Contact: Neil Smith: nsmith2@lightspeed.net_ID: I48234 Name - Peter Ransome FOSTER Sex: M Birth: 1778

WEBSITE: Note for: Peter Ransome Foster, ABT. 1778 - AFT. 1815  According to Website at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~westxan/np68.htm#iin5456  He was in Greene county, TN, from approximately 1812 onward, probably until the late 1830's or so, according to Nancy Foster. LDS website shows last child born in Virginia was Robert in Abt 1809, but shows next children born in Greene Co, TN in 1813 and 1814. It appears the children moved west to Missouri and Kansas.

WEBSITE: See World Family Tree for many Foster Descendants of Peter Ranson Foster: World Family Tree Volume 4, Tree 1222 on www.genealogy.com

FamilySearch™ Pedigree Resource File, Compact Disc #27 Pin #545274 _Submitter: Gerald R. Haywood, II _31603 Swede Heaven Rd. Arlington, WA 98223  Says Peter's wife is Sara James.

 WEBSITE: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850_usfedcenancestry&h=6513126&ti=0&indiv=try Pedigree Resource File, CD 48, Pin #914378

CENSUS: 1819 Tax List, Tennessee, Washington County taken from an early Tennessee Census Index.

CENSUS: 1830 US Fed Census, Greene County, Tennessee. Lists head of household as Peter R. Foster with the following number of males; 2 under age 5, 2 between ages 10 and 15 and 3 between ages 20 and 30. Then it lists him as a male between ages 50 and 60.  For Females it lists his wife as being between ages 40 and 50.  For Females it lists 1 between the ages of 5 and 10, 1 between ages 10 and 15, 1 between ages 15 to 20 and 2 between ages 20 to 30.  By the time of this census Peter Ransome and Sarah Sally James had given birth to 8 children according to family records.  Six were boys and 2 were girls.  On the census record they had at home 6 sons and 4 daughters.  Perhaps our family doesn't know the names of the two older girls between the ages of 20 and 30? glf

CENSUS: 1840 US Fed Census, Greene County, Tennessee.  Lists head of household as Peter R. Foster with the following number of Males; 1 age 5-10, 2 ages 10-15 and 1 male age 50-60.  For Females only 1 female between the ages of 50-60.

CENSUS: 1850 US Fed Census, Tennessee, Rutherford, Wilkinson's Crossroad, Page 192, Roll M432-894.  Lists Peter R. Foster age 67, occupation bricklayer who was born in Virginia. His wife listed as Sarah age 66 also born in Virginia.  Son Elliott R. Foster age 20 born in Tennessee.

MARRIAGE: 22 February 1803. Peter Ransome Foster and Sarah Sally James, daughter John Pease James. Surety was John Braswell.  Married 23 Feb by the Reverend Ira Ellis. p 140

Peter married Sarah Sally JAMES * 9  daughter of John Peace Pease JAMES Sr * and Elizabeth LENOIR * on 22 Feb 1803 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. Sarah was born about 1784 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. She died after 1850 in , Newton, Missouri, United States.

MISC_NOTES:  Also known as Sara, Sarah & Sally James.  Submitter - Kevin McGuire_149 Potovens Lane Outwood Wakefield, Yorkshire,WR12LF

See Pedigree Resource File, Disc #29, Pin #56379 and See Pedigree Resource File, CD 48, Pin #914379

DEATH:  alternate death place may be , Elbert, Georgia, USA (One World Tree at Ancestry.com) glf 

Peter and Sarah had the following children:

+     37 M      i.  John Coman FOSTER  was born on 13 Nov 1803.

+     38 M     ii.  William Ransome FOSTER  was born about 1808. He died after 11 Jul 1870.

+     39 M     iii.  Robert Lenoir FOSTER *  was born about 1806. He died in 1860.

 +      40 F     iv.  Sarah Elizabeth FOSTER  was born about 1812.

+     41 F      v.  Martha Matilda FOSTER  was born on 30 Dec 1813. She died on 15 Sep 1875.

+     42 M    vi.  James Harrison FOSTER  was born on 16 Nov 1815. He died on 24 Nov 1872.

+     43 F    vii.  Eliza Pease FOSTER 10,11,12  was born about 1821 in , Greene, Tennessee, United States. She died13  after 1848 in , Newton, Missouri, United States.

MISC_NOTES:  Some researchers say the birth date is 1814. glf

MARRIAGE:  IGI says marriage was 03 Jan 1851 in Jackson County, Missouri.

Eliza married John H. LEE  on 21 Apr 1842 in , Greene, Tennessee, United States. John was born14  in 1810 in , Albemarle, Virginia, United States. He died in 1860 in Buffalo, Newton, Missouri, United States.

+     44 M   viii.  Peter Ransome FOSTER Jr  was born on 25 Jan 1826. He died on 27 Dec 1892.

+     45 M    ix.  Elliott Rutherford FOSTER  was born in Dec 1829. He died in Jan 1901.


10. Elizabeth Harwood FOSTER  (Beverly Ransome, Richard) was born about 1782 in , , Virginia, United States. She died in 1857 in , Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

WEBSITE: www.ancestry.com, World Tree Project, Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM_ID: I48237Name: Elizabeth FOSTER Sex: F Birth: 1782 Twin of Susannah R Foster.

MISC_NOTES: AFN: 28P1-ZW

MISC_NOTES:  Given name came from her mother Elizabeth Coman and her mother's mother Elizabeth Harwood.  Her middle name came from her father's father's mother Miss Ransome. glf

DEATH: Alternate death place may have been , Miller, Missouri, USA. glf

Elizabeth married George WILLIAMS 15,16,17  on 30 Dec 1806 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. George was born about 1780 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died about 1841 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. They had the following children:

        46 F       i.  Amanda WILLIAMS  was born in 1808 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. She died in 1877.

BIRTH: PRF Submission Number: 311112-0325105115438

SOURCES: PRF Submission Number: 311112-0325105115438

        47 M     ii.  William Wiley WILLIAMS  was born in 1811 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States.

+     48 F     iii.  Katherine WILLIAMS  was born on 17 May 1812. She died on 22 Aug 1862.

       49 M    iv.  George F. WILLIAMS  was born in 1815 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died in Jun 1863.

George married Sarah LINCOLN  daughter of Thomas LINCOLN and Nancy HANKS about 1831. Sarah was born on 10 Feb 1807 in Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky, United States. She died on 20 Jan 1828 in , Spencer, Indiana, United States. She was buried in Pigeon Baptist Cemetery, Spencer, Owen, Indiana, United States.

      50 F      v.  Elizabeth WILLIAMS  was born in 1815 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. She died18  in Apr 1885 in Tuscumbia, Miller, Missouri, United States.

Eliazbeth married Martin FARLEY  about 1837. Martin was born about 1815.

      51 M    vi.  James Yates WILLIAMS  was born in 1817 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died in Aug 1865.

James married Amanda HANKS  on 17 Nov 1836 in , Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. Amanda was born about 1820.

      52 M    vii.  Robert Jackson WILLIAMS  was born on 13 Nov 1818 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died on 26 Apr 1882.

Robert married Rebecca Byrd BARNHART  on 13 Feb 1848. Rebecca was born about 1822.


11. Susannah Ransome FOSTER  (Beverly Ransome, Richard) was born about 1784 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. She died before 1840.

WEBSITE:  www.ancestry.com Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM_ID: I48236 Name: SusannahFOSTER Sex: F Birth: 1780 Twin sister to Elizabeth H Foster.

MISC_NOTES:  Given name came from her father's mother Susannah Rand.  Middle name came from her father's father's mother Miss. Ransome. glf

MARRIAGE: Brunswick County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1796 - 1815, Reel #2.  Susannah's father had died the year before so her mother, Elizabeth Coman Foster signed the license for Susannah to get married (I assume Susannah was under age 21) and her uncle Peter R. Foster signed as testator to this marriage bond.

Susannah married Richard MOORE 19  on 17 Dec 1804 in , Brunswick, Virgina, United States. Richard was born about 1776 in , , Virginia, United States. He died in 1853.

BIRTH: May be Abt. 1782.

Richard and Susannah had the following children:

    53 F       i.  Martha MOORE  was born20  about 1809 in , Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. She died in 1823/1903.

Martha married , LEE  about 1823/1856. , LEE was born about 1792/1812. He died about 1826/1898.

    54 M     ii.  William A. MOORE  was born21  about 1817 in , Rockingham, Virginia, United States. He died in 1818/1907.


12. Beverly Ransome FOSTER Jr  (Beverly Ransome, Richard) was born on 25 Sep 1785 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died on 1 May 1873 in Troy, Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

WEBSITE:  Age 91 at his Death.  Age 66 in 1850  Submitter: www.ancestry.com, World Tree Project, Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM_ID: I48239Name: Beverly Ransome FOSTER Sex: M Birth: 1784 Death: 1870

WEBSITE:  According to Website at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~westxan/np68.htm#iin5459  They lived in Granville county, NC, until about 1823 when they sold their property. They stopped in _Tennessee for a short time before moving on westward - Beverly Ransom's brother Samuel married there -- probably lived near to one of the Fosters already in Tennessee. They next showed up in Lincoln County, MO, about 1830 when their youngest daughter was born.

MARRIAGE:  recorded 23 April 1810; surety John Phipps; performed by Rev Cary James, Methodist.

LAND: Land grant (cert #16869), dated 23 Jul 1849, for NW fractional 1/4 of S3, Twp 48, R1 E in St Louis District for Lincoln County, Missouri, containing 103.40 acres.

LAND: Lincoln County, Missouri, Deed Book H, pages 43-44, 11 May 1847 (mortgage); Lincoln County, Missouri, Deed Book 3, page 496, 10 November 1862 (deeding land to daughter Elizabeth Amanda); 15 Nov 1813 - 100 acres in Granville County, North Carolina, on Mountain Creek near Virginia border; 25 Jan 1814  - deed selling Brunswick County, Virginia, land, but already living in Granville County, North Carolina - Deed Book 22, page 292. 

CENSUS:  from 1820 Federal Census of North Carolina (book transcription--photocopy of page-- alphabetically arranged)--Granville County, Beverly Foster - Head of Family.  Lists 3 males under 10, 1 male 16-26, 2 females under 10, and 1 female 26-45.

CENSUS:  living with Elizabeth Amanda and her husband James Taylor and their son John W. on the 1870 Federal Census for Lincoln County, Missouri.

DEATH:  Obit from the "Troy Herald", dated 7 May 1873.  Died at residence aged 88 years, 7 months, and 6 days.  Moved to Tennessee about 1824, and the following year moved to Lincoln County, Missouri.  Only four of eleven children survived him.  Nancy died "about 11 years" before.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.  (typed copy of obit provided by Barbara Longwell, rec'd 28 Jul 1994). 

WILL: Lincoln County, Missouri, Will Book A, pages 188-190.  Dated 13 Nov 1865, proved 5 May 1873 .

CENSUS:  Neither Louisa nor Rosetta, who were listed on the 1850 census as part of the household, were mentioned in the will--they may be in-laws (marriages not yet found) or, if they are daughters, they died before 1865 with no heirs since he left something to everyone else, even if he didn't like them much.

MISC_NOTES:  Given and Middle names came from his father Beverly Ransome Foster.  The Beverly and Ransome surnames came from his father's lineage.  glf


Beverly married Nancy RAGSDALE  on 23 Apr 1810 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. Nancy was born about 1787 in , , North Carolina, United States. She died on 10 Aug 1862 in , Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

Parents of Nancy RAGSDALE--possibly Edward or David RAGSDALE. 

DEATH: I am not sure 10 Aug 1862 is the correct date, but it is about the right time since Beverly deeded Elizabeth Amanda the land in Nov 1862 and Nancy had died by then.  This date belongs to an "unmarked" (?unnamed) grave next to Charles Foster according to Margaret W Clare's letter (6 Aug 1993).  She mentions Charles G and and S Charles, son of W H and M A, whoever they might be also being in the same plot in the cemetery.

WILL: Will written 13 Nov 1865.

Beverly and Nancy had the following children:

+     55 M      i.  Charles Granderson FOSTER  was born on 21 Feb 1811. He died on 28 Dec 1876.

+     56 M     ii.  Beverly B. FOSTER  was born in 1814. He died in Dec 1853.

+     57 F     iii.  Emily P. FOSTER  was born on 16 Jun 1815. She died on 7 Aug 1854.

+     58 M    iv.  James B. FOSTER  was born in 1817. He died about 1907.

+     59        v.  FOSTER  was born before 1820 in , , North Carolina, United States. FOSTER died before 1850.

+     60 M    vi.  John R. FOSTER  was born on 21 Dec 1820. He died on 13 Mar 1864.

+     61 F    vii.  Louisa W. FOSTER  was born22  in 1822 in , , North Carolina, United States. She died23  in 1823.


Louisa married John SMILEY  on 1 Dec 1852 in , Lincoln, Missouri, United States. John was born in 1803/1832. He died in 1857/1917.

 +    62 M   viii.  Adelbert B. FOSTER  was born in 1825 in , , North Carolina, United States. He died on 20 Sep 1879 in , Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

Adelbert married Mariah E. MCINTOSH  on 7 Feb 1850 in , Lincoln, Missouri, United States. Mariah was born on 16 Nov 1833 in , , Kentucky, United States. She died on 22 May 1899 in Moscow Mills, Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

Probate:  have copies of documents from Mariah's probate records. Lincoln County, MO, Probate #2128, May 1899.

Birth/Death:  from the receipt for the headstone (copied from probate records) George Chaffee (?) providing the following
information for the inscription:  "M. E. Wife of A B Foster Born Nov 10 1833 Died May 23, 1899 age 66 yr 5m 13 days Adelbert B. Foster"  These dates don't match those I have from other sources and they do not match each other--if she died 23 Ma y 1899 at the given age her birthday would be 10 Dec 1832.  I believe the date of death is probably closest to correct. 

Probate:  have copies of documents from Mariah's probate records. Lincoln County, MO, Probate #2128, May 1899.

Birth/Death:  from the receipt for the headstone (copied from probate records) George Chaffee (?) providing the following information for the inscription:  "M. E. Wife of A B Foster Born Nov 10 1833 Died May 23, 1899 age 66 yr 5m 13 days  Adelbert B. Foster"  These dates don't match those I have from other sources and they do not match each other--if she died 23 Ma y 1899 at the given age her birthday would be 10 Dec 1832.  I believe the date of death is probably closest to correct. Stoddard, Missouri Burial Davis Cemetery Alt. Burial    October 1876 Doris Cemetery, Stoddard, Missouri

       63 F     ix.  Rosetta FOSTER  was born in 1829 in , , Tennessee, United States. She died before 1865 in , Lincoln, Missouri, United States.

       64 F      x.  Mariah FOSTER  was born about 1830 in , , Kentucky, United States. She died in 1831/1924.

+     65 F     xi.  Elizabeth Amanda FOSTER  was born in 1831. She died about 1916.

 

13. Samuel FOSTER  (Beverly Ransome, Richard) was born in Jun 1787 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. He died in Sep 1855 in , Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

MISC_NOTES:  AFN:LPFL-HG 

WEBSITE:  www.ancestry.com, World Tree Project, Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM_ID: I48238Name: Samuel FOSTER Sex: M Birth http://www.ancestry.com h: 1784

WEBSITE:  According to Website at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~westxan/np68.htm#iin5460 Per Nancy Foster: His family moved to Gibson County, Tennessee in 1850 and is also found in Rutherford County. 

MISC_NOTES:  They also probably had a daughter who married a Heath, as a James Heath was named as one of the heirs of Samuel. The Godspeed History states that Samuel and Nancy had many more children, but I have never been able to identify them. They may have stayed behind in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

MISC_NOTES:  Glenice Norton found in her research that Samuel Foster and Nancy James had 14 children, nine sons and five daughters but only the names of Richard H. Foster and Beverly Ransome Foster, both born in Rutherford County, Tennessee are known. 


Samuel married Nancy JAMES  daughter of John Peace Pease JAMES Sr * and Elizabeth LENOIR * about 1811 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. Nancy was born in Jun 1795 in , Brunswick, Virginia, United States. She died in 1863 in , Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

They had the following children:

+     66 M      i.  Richard H. FOSTER  was born on 15 Mar 1827. He died after 1856.

+     67 M     ii.  Beverly Ransome FOSTER  was born on 14 Oct 1829. He died in Jul 1897.


17. Susannah Ransome FOSTER  (Peter Garnett, Richard) was born on 3 Sep 1777 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She was christened7  on 5 Oct 1777 in Kingston Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She died about 1808 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

WEBSITE:  www.ancestry.com World Tree Project, Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM_ID: I48227Name: Sussanah Rand FOSTER Sex: F Father: Peter FOSTER Mother: Ann HALL Marriage: 1 William Harold FOSTER  b: 1776 in Virginia Children: William Harold FOSTER Harriet FOSTER

MISC_NOTES: William Harold Foster and Susannah Ransome Foster were 1st cousins.  Harold's father Beverly Ransom is a brother to Peter G(arnet) Foster. glf

WEBSITE:  (8 June 2005)  http://www.gencircles.com/users/rlj63650/2/data/872 says that Susannah's middle name is Rand and not Ransome.  Interesting. glf

Susannah married6  William Harold FOSTER Sr  son of Beverly Ransome FOSTER * and Elizabeth COMAN * about 1798 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States. William was born5  on 27 Oct 1776 in , Wythe, Virginia, United States. He died on 2 May 1826 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  www.ancestry.com_World Tree Project Neil Smith new 2001 GEDCOM Contact: Neil Smith: nsmith2@lightspeed. net ID: I48226 Name: William Harold FOSTER Sex: M Birth: 1776 in Virginia 

MISC_NOTES:  William Harold Foster and Susannah Ransome Foster were 1st Cousins.  Harold's father Beverly Ransom is a brother to Peter G(arnet) Foster. glf Some researchers say Williams middle name was Howard. glf  William's given name was from his father's mother's father Colonel William Rand.  The middle name I can not be sure of it's source yet but his mother almost always used earlier generations to name her children. glf

BIRTH: PRF Submission Number: 311112-0325105115438

SOURCES: PRF Submission Number: 311112-0325105115438
 

William and Susannah had the following children:

+     68 M      i.  William Harold FOSTER Jr is printed as #34 on page 40.

 

       69 F      ii.  Harriet FOSTER is printed as #35 on page 21.


18. Nancy Ann FOSTER  (Peter Garnett, Richard) was born on 5 May 1780 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She died in Jul 1859.

WEBSITE: (8 June 2005)  http://www.gencircles.com/users/rlj63650/2/data/894 Children -  

Richard DEBMAN

William DEBMAN

Sarah(Sallie) Ann DEBMAN

Bartlett Y. DEBMAN

Robert B. DEBMAN

James A. DEBMAN

Edward DEBMAN

Thomas R. DEBMAN

DEBMAN

DEBMAN

 

Nancy married Robert Ledsin DEBMAN  in 1794/1874. Robert was born about 1780.

They had the following children:

         70 M      i.  Charles Franklin DEBMAN  was born on 11 Apr 1802.

         71 M     ii.  Thomas Richard DEBNAM  was born on 10 Mar 1806.

         72 M     iii.  William DEBNAM .

         73 F     iv.  Sarah DEBNAM  "Sallie".

         74 M     v.  Bartlett Y. DEBNAM .

         75 M    vi.  Robert B. DEBNAM .

         76 M    vii.  James A. DEBNAM .

         77 M   viii.  Edward DEBNAM .

 

19. Elizabeth FOSTER  (Peter Garnett, Richard) was born on 4 Oct 1782 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. She died in 1796/1876.

Elizabeth married Joshua Gayle BROWN  son of George BROWN and Dorothy GAYLE in 1796/1829. Joshua was born about 1780. He died in 1799/1871.  

Joshua and Elizabeth had the following children:

         78 M      i.  Peyton James BROWN  was born on 5 Sep 1805 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States. He died on 4 Jun 1885 in , Louisburg, North Carolina, United States.

MARRIAGE: None. 

Peyton married24  Susanna or Susan MOORE-THOMPSON  on 15 Dec 1830 in , Gloucester, Virginia, United States.


20. Richard FOSTER  (Peter Garnett, Richard) was born on 26 Jan 1785 in Ware Parish, Gloucester, Virginia, United States. He died on 2 Aug 1851 in Kingston Parish, Mathews, Virginia, United States.

Richard married Priscilla Bailey WILLIAMS  in 1802/1835. Priscilla was born about 1786. She died on 13 Nov 1850 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States. She was buried in Nov 1850 in Cemetery on Route 650, Mathews, Virginia, United States.  

They had the following children:

        79 M      i.  John FOSTER

        80 M     ii.  Peter Garland FOSTER  was born on 14 Jan 1811 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.

MARRIAGE: None

+     81 F     iii.  Nancy Ann FOSTER  was born on 12 Apr 1813. She died on 13 Nov 1850.

+     82 M    iv.  Richard Wesley FOSTER  was born on 1 May 1814. He died on 1 Jun 1875.

       83 M     v.  William Gohon FOSTER  was born on 25 May 1817 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.

MARRIAGE: Never married.

+     84 M    vi.  Joseph Finch FOSTER  was born on 5 Aug 1819. He died on 13 Aug 1896.

+     85 M    vii.  Daniel Hall FOSTER  was born on 15 Feb 1824. He died on 19 Aug 1894.

+     86 M   viii.  Robert T. FOSTER  was born on 11 Apr 1826. He died in Jan 1858.

       87 M    ix.  Benjamin FOSTER  was born in , Orange, Virginia, United States.

+     88 F      x.  Elizabeth FOSTER  was born about 1828. She died on 13 Jun 1848.


21. Peter FOSTER Jr  (Peter Garnett, Richard) was born25  on 15 May 1787 in , Matthew, Virginia, United States. He died on 1 Jun 1844.

WEBSITE: (8 June 2005)  http://www.gencircles.com/users/rlj63650/2/data/897  I learned of another possible birthplace different from any I have seen so far.  This researcher says that Peter Foster was born in Fredrick County, Maryland.  Where is that in relationship to Franklin County, North Carolina?  Hmmm... glf

HISTORY: In 1663, England's King Charles II ceded the Carolinas to Anthony Ashley Cooper and seven other proprietors who had supported the Stuarts in ending the Cromwellian Revolution and returning Charles II to the throne. (In point of fact, a group of Virginians established North Carolina's oldest settlement along the Albemarle Sound in 1653--a full decade before the installation of the Lords Proprietor.) The Crown divided the Carolinas in 1691, although North Carolina would not receive its own governor for another 20 years. British, Huguenot, German, and Swiss populated the North Carolina tidewater during the first half of the 18th century. New Bern, established primarily by German immigrants under the leadership of Christopher de Graffenried, would become the largest settlement in the young colony. Large numbers of Scots Highlanders and Scots-Irish, many by way of the Great Wagon Road through Pennsylvania and into the Shenandoah Valley, populated the western part of the colony. Eighteenth-century North Carolina was also noteworthy for its large Quaker population and for Wachovia, a Moravian settlement in Forsyth County. 


Peter married Mary Elizabeth Hardin KEEBLE  daughter of KEEBLE and HARDIN on 6 Dec 1810. Mary was born on 7 Nov 1792 in , Gwyn, Virginia, United States. She died on 16 Nov 1863 in Louisburg, Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

They had the following children:

+     89 F       i.  Mary Ann FOSTER  was born on 13 Sep 1811.

       90 F      ii.  Susan FOSTER  was born on 2 Jan 1814 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

+     91 M     iii.  Augustus John FOSTER  was born on 1 Nov 1815.

+     92 F     iv.  Virginia Harriett FOSTER  was born on 13 Dec 1817.

       93 F      v.  Elizabeth Hardin FOSTER  was born26  on 18 Nov 1820 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

MARRIAGE: None

+     94 M    vi.  Peter Stapleton FOSTER  was born on 18 Sep 1823. He died about 1893.

+     95 M    vii.  William Beverly FOSTER  was born on 13 May 1826.

+     96 F    viii.  Louisa Jane FOSTER  was born on 9 Oct 1828. She died on 23 Oct 1883.

       97 F     ix.  Lucy Elizabeth FOSTER  was born27  on 19 Jun 1831 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

+     98 M     x.  Omega Hardin FOSTER  was born on 14 Aug 1835. He died on 1 Oct 1864.


22. Mary FOSTER  (Peter Garnett, Richard) was born on 24 Jan 1789 in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States. She died about 1865 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.

MISC_NOTES: Some say birth month is October

HISTORY: Franklin is an incorporated town located in Franklin Township, within the Nantahala National Forest, in Macon County, North Carolina.  The present-day site of Franklin occupies Nikwasi, an ancient and important Cherokee town. The remains of Nikwasi Mound can still be seen today near the center of Franklin.

Mary married James BROWNLEY  in 1819 in , , North Carolina, United States. James was born about 1772 in , , North Carolina, United States. He died before 1860 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.

They had the following children:

+     99 M       i.  James R. BROWNLEY  was born on 10 Apr 1819. He died on 18 May 1897.

       100 F      ii.  Virginia Hall BROWNLEY  was born about 1828 in , Mathews, Virginia, United States.


23. William Edward FOSTER  (Peter Garnett, Richard) was born on 26 Sep 1795 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States. He died in 1843.

William married28  Mary Eleanor WIATT  on 29 Aug 1833 in , Wake, North Carolina, United States. Mary was born in 1801.

They had the following children:

       101 M      i.  William Edward FOSTER Jr  was born about 1820.

William married Cora BEVES .

       102 F      ii.  Cecilia Dabney FOSTER .

Cecilia married Doctor Edward LAWRENCE . Edward was born about 1820.

       103 F     iii.  Cora Montrose FOSTER .

Cora married Jonathan B. YARBOROUGH  on 14 Nov 1855 in , , North Carolina, United States.

       104 F     iv.  Eleanor Scott FOSTER  was born in 1840.

Eleanor married Richard Fenner YARBOROUGH  on 4 Aug 1859 in , Franklin, North Carolina, United States.

 

27. Josiah FOSTER  (Richard, Richard) was born about 1786 in , , Virginia, United States. He died in , , Virginia, United States. 

WEBSITE:  ( 3 May 2002) on Beverly families at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau. 
His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409.

Josiah married Molly GALE . Molly was born about 1788 in , , Virginia, United States. She died in , , Virginia, United States.

WEBSITE:  ( 3 May 2002) on Beverly families at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~boulinea/home.html by William Lester Boulineau.  His e-mail address is boulinea@newnorth.net, and his mailing address is W11366 County Rd I, Antigo, WI 54409.

Josiah and Molly had the following children:

+   105 F       i.  Lucy Gale FOSTER  was born on 1 Apr 1797. She died on 3 Oct 1883.

 

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