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Horace B. , Sr. Foster, Elder[1]

Male 1811 - 1846  (35 years)


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  • Name Horace B. , Sr. Foster 
    Suffix Elder 
    Born 8 Jan 1811  Elizabethtown, [Pope} Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1338 
    _UID 726BAF16C7216A41BB4E8A87893F909037AB 
    Died 4 Dec 1846  Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Foster Cem, Nr. Salt Spring, Hardin Co. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I42374  Earnest
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2004 

    Family 1 Phoebe Davis,   b. 1 May 1808, Waterford Twp., Washington Co., Oh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1834, [Pope] Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1827  Pope Co., Il Now Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 0B63D6BB2BF55E438E0A89380247F464BA6F 
    Notes 
    • [norvan.ged]

      Married by Joshua Teague J.P.
    Children 
    +1. Asa Foster,   b. 18 Aug 1828, Pope Co., [Now Hardin Co., ] Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1872, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +2. Horace B. , Jr. Foster,   b. 18 Nov 1829, Bassett, Pope Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1915, New Haven, Gallatin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +3. Lyman Foster,   b. 23 Nov 1831, Pope Co., [Now Hardin Co., ] Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1864, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     4. Mary Jane Foster,   b. 23 May 1833, Pope Co., [Now Hardin Co., ] Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1846, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Family ID F13896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Jane Davis,   b. 9 May 1819, Waterford Twp., Washington Co., Oh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1863, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1834  Pope County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID D280D27E98815A4A8289988AC60C3FEC8902 
    Children 
    +1. Julia Ann Foster,   b. 30 Aug 1835, Pope County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1889, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. Hannah Foster,   b. 16 Nov 1837, Pope, Co, Il Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Phebe Foster,   b. 15 Mar 1840, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1841, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. William H. Foster,   b. 15 Jul 1841, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1862  (Age 20 years)
     5. Phillip W. Foster,   b. 29 Dec 1842, Harden Co, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1860  (Age 17 years)
     6. Nancy Foster,   b. 5 May 1844, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1845, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. John Foster,   b. 8 Sep 1845, Harden Co, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1862  (Age 17 years)
     8. Sarah Foster,   b. 7 Apr 1847, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1849, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Family ID F13897  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      !RESIDENCE: Illinois Federal Census Report, Hardin County, 1830, pg20,Line
      4, misspelled as Harriz Fouster shows Males: 2 under 5, 1 between 20-30,
      Females: 1 between 10-15, and 1 between 20-30. The ages fit Asa (2yrs),
      Horace Jr. (1 yr), Horace Sr. (19 but probably lied and said 20), Polly
      Davis-sister of Phoebe (11 yrs) and Phoebe (22 yrs.) Illinois FederalCensus
      report, 1840, Hardin County, McFarlan Township, PG 231, line 23; Males,two
      5-10, one 10-15, one 20-30; Females one 10-15, one 40 to 50 and one 80-90.
      They lived between William Hurford and James Keeling, his brother in law.
      Illinois State Census Report, 1840, Hardin County, page 149, line 23. Ageis
      between 20-30; wife's age is between 20-30.

      !BIRTH-MARRIAGES-DEATH: 1. Genealogy of Samuel Davis of Oxford, Mass., and
      Joseph Davis, of Dudley, Mass., and Their Descendants, Compiler andpublisher,
      George L. Davis, North Andover Mass., published 1884, page 300.

      !BURIAL: Foster Facts and Fiction, an unpublished manuscript, written1987-88
      by Frances Campbell Foster based on the research of Dr. Owen Foster
      supplemented by her own considerable research, page 15 & 16.

      !BIOGRAPHY 1. Foster Facts and Fiction, an unpublished manuscript, written
      1987-88 by Frances Campbell Foster based on the research of Dr. OwenFoster
      supplemented by her own considerable research, pages 11 through 16.

      !MARRIAGE: (1): Pope County Illinois Marriage Records, Volume A 1818-1858,
      License issued 26 Oct 1827 by consent of Horace's father, marriageperformed
      on 27 Oct 1827 by Francis Hogg, Justice of the Peace, recorded on page 89.

      !LAND-RECORDS: The Land Book, County Clerk, Hardin County Illinois,1814-1866
      (Land Sales): On 13 Aug 1831, he filed on 80 acres described as the Eastone
      half of the Northwest quarter of Section 14, McFarlan Precinct, Pope(Hardin)
      County, Illinois. In Oct 1831, his father filed on the other half of that
      quarter section.
      On 4 May 1833, he filed on 40 acres described as the Southwest quarter ofthe
      Southwest quarter of Section 14, Township 12S, Range 8E, McFarlanPrecinct,
      Pope (Hardin) County, Illinois.
      On 20 Jan 1837, he filed on 80 acres described as the West half of the
      Southwest quarter of Section 11, Twp 12S, Range 8E, McFarlan Precinct,Hardin
      County, Illinois.
      On 11 May 1837, he filed on 40 acres described as the Northeast quarterof the
      Southwest quarter of Section 11, Twp 12S, Range 8E, McFarlan Precinct,Hardin
      County, Illinois.
      !RESIDENCE: Illinois Federal Census Report, Hardin County, 1830, pg20,Line
      4, misspelled as Harriz Fouster shows Males: 2 under 5, 1 between 20-30,
      Females: 1 between 10-15, and 1 between 20-30. The ages fit Asa (2yrs),
      Horace Jr. (1 yr), Horace Sr. (19 but probably lied and said 20), Polly
      Davis-sister of Phoebe (11 yrs) and Phoebe (22 yrs.) Illinois FederalCensus
      report, 1840, Hardin County, McFarlan Township, pg 231, line 23; Males,two
      5-10, one 10-15, one 20-30; Females one 10-15, one 40 to 50 and one 80-90.
      They lived between William Hurford and James Keeling, his brother in law.
      Illinois State Census Report, 1840, Hardin County, page 149, line 23. Ageis
      between 20-30; wife's age is between 20-30.

      !BIRTH-MARRIAGES-DEATH: 1. Genealogy of Samuel Davis of Oxford, Mass., and
      Joseph Davis, of Dudley, Mass., and Their Descendants, Compiler andpublisher,
      George L. Davis, North Andover Mass., published 1884, page 300.

      !BURIAL: Foster Facts and Fiction, an unpublished manuscript, written1987-88
      by Frances Campbell Foster based on the research of Dr. Owen Foster
      supplemented by her own considerable research, page 15 & 16.

      BIOGRAPHY: Horaces farm was about 1 1/2 miles north of Elizabethtown.Owen
      Foster described the farm on which they lived as follows. "On this landare
      located the Foster Spring, and across the road and slightly north of the
      church, the house in which Horace Jr. was born and spent his childhood.The
      spring was also known as the Mose Woods Spring; the house was a bigdouble log
      house". The reference to a double log house does not mean that it had"double"
      log walls. That type house was built as two log houses connected by acovered
      "breezeway". It was called a "dog trot" cabin, because the "breeze way"
      provided shelter for the person who was doing the family laundry, makingapple
      butter, dyeing wool, rendering lard, weaving rugs, churning butter etc.
      Frances Foster says that in 1935 the house was still standing and infairly
      good shape. Horaces children were born and reared on that farm until hedied.
      He was said to be the wealthiest man in Hardin County. His farm comprisedwhat
      was known as the Miller and Ralph farms about 1915. He died on his farm,at
      the age of 35, 4 Dec 1846 and was buried in the old Foster Cemetery on the
      side of the hill just east of where the farmhouse stood. The cemetery isnear
      the center of the land he entered, south of the Salt Spring, and about one
      half mile north of where the Bassett School used to stand. The graves of
      Horace, Sr. and his wives are just above and adjoining a grave coveredwith
      arched rocks. Elizabeth Ann Hobbs Foster had related that the rock covered
      grave was that of a "hired hand" who willed his horse and few belongingsto
      the family, and requested that he be buried in such a grave. In August1935,
      Owen and Frances Foster visited the Salt Spring and the cemetery. Frances
      remembers that there were two identical markers, one for the grave ofPhoebe,
      the other for the grave of Polly. A grave just to the left evidently wasthat
      of Horace, Sr. In 1993, Ray and Charlotte Vanzant, Dee Elliott and I
      attempted to locate the old cemetery but were unsuccessful. We did locatethe
      old Bassett School just down the road from a new modern school and nextdoor
      to the Reed family, but it was falling down and probably there won't be a
      trace of it now.

      !BIOGRAPHY 1. Foster Facts and Fiction, an unpublished manuscript, written
      1987-88 by Frances Campbell Foster based on the research of Dr. OwenFoster
      supplemented by her own considerable research, pages 11 through 16.

      !MARRIAGE: (1): Pope County Illinois Marriage Records, Volume A 1818-1858,
      License issued 26 Oct 1827 by consent of Horace's father, marriageperformed
      on 27 Oct 1827 by Francis Hogg, Justice of the Peace, recorded on page 89.

      !LAND-RECORDS: The Land Book, County Clerk, Hardin County Illinois,1814-1866
      (Land Sales): On 13 Aug 1831, he filed on 80 acres described as the Eastone
      half of the Northwest quarter of Section 14, McFarlan Precinct, Pope(Hardin)
      County, Illinois. In Oct 1831, his father filed on the other half of that
      quarter section.
      On 4 May 1833, he filed on 40 acres described as the Southwest quarter ofthe
      Southwest quarter of Section 14, Township 12S, Range 8E, McFarlanPrecinct,
      Pope (Hardin) County, Illinois.
      On 20 Jan 1837, he filed on 80 acres described as the West half of the
      Southwest quarter of Section 11, Twp 12S, Range 8E, McFarlan Precinct,Hardin
      County, Illinois.
      On 11 May 1837, he filed on 40 acres described as the Northeast quarterof the
      Southwest quarter of Section 11, Twp 12S, Range 8E, McFarlan Precinct,Hardin
      County, Illinois.

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      Date of Import: Sep 5, 2000