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Asa Foster[1]

Male 1828 - 1872  (44 years)


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  • Name Asa Foster 
    Born 18 Aug 1828  Pope Co., [Now Hardin Co., ] Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Christened Peters Creek, Peters Creek, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 20236 
    _UID D95CC5A38B647F458F80D5450CADDE4454BA 
    Died 9 Nov 1872  Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43040  Earnest
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2004 

    Father Horace B. , Sr. Foster, Elder,   b. 8 Jan 1811, Elizabethtown, [Pope} Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1846, Hardin Co., Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother 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 
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      Married by Joshua Teague J.P.
    Family ID F13896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna A. Webb,   b. 24 Nov 1828, Jasper, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1925, Peters Creek, Harden Co. Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1848  Tenn Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID E4EC5B39A147384F91CF995741734C294C1B 
    Children 
    +1. Marietta P. Foster,   b. 18 Jul 1849, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1937, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Sarah Ann Foster,   b. 15 Mar 1852, Harden Co, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1852, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Horace B. Foster,   b. 15 May 1854, Harden Co, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1934, Eudora, Ar. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 81 years)
    +4. Josephine H. Foster,   b. 9 Sep 1870, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Hardin County, Il Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F13901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      !BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Cemetery Compilation of Hardin County, Illinois,
      published 1980 by McDowell Publications, Owensboro, Kentucky, page 165
      verifies dates and shows he was husband of S.A. Foster.

      !RESIDENCE: Illinois Federal Census Report, 1860, Hardin County, Twp 12,R 9,
      Dwelling #78 showed his occupation as farmer and real Estate valued at$800;
      AGE 31; BORN IL.
      Military Census, Hardin County Illinois, Cave In Rock Prec., taken1862/63 of
      all able-bodied males between the ages of 18 & 45.
      Illinois Federal Census Report, 1870, Hardin County, Cave In Rock,Dwelling
      46. AGE 42; BORN IL.

      !BIOGRAPHY: From pages 4/5 of Obituaries of Hardin County Illinois by
      Jeannette Gray, sponsored by Michael Hillegas Chapter, NSDAR, Harrisburg,
      Illinois, published by Cook-McDowell Publications Inc., 719 E. 6thStreet,
      Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

      BIOGRAPHY: She was born in 1828 in Tennessee and died at Peters Creek,Hardin
      County, Illinois in 1925. In her 96 years, she lived "from the time ofthe
      ox-cart to the automobile and aeroplane." Soon after her marriage in 1848to
      Asa Foster, they moved to Arkansas. On the way one of the oxen gave outand
      they completed the move by yoking their cow with the last ox. They livedin
      the dense woods with no close neighbors. Turkeys and wolves wereplentiful. As
      her husband worked across the Current River one day, "her infant becamevery
      sick, she took it up in her arms wrapped in her apron and ran to theriver to
      call father. While waiting his return, the child died and she sat down onthe
      river bank and closed its eyes."
      After one year of troubles and hardships in Arkansas, the Fosters enteredland
      in Perry County, Illinois near Pinckneyville. "While there, the drouthof "54
      came on, they ran out of food for the stock and part of the stock died.When
      her two cows came up for feed, she emptied her straw beds to them and told
      them to go off and die; she could do no more. In about three days, thecows
      came home and by that time little sprigs of green grass were peeping upout of
      the ground and so they lived.
      About 69 years ago, they came here to her homeplace, lived at the UncleJim
      Simm's place until father could erect a dwelling. They strove hard tolive
      and pay for their home, sold cord wood, and when they'd get one load cut,Asa
      would start with it for Elizabethtown, on his return, Susanna would have
      another load ready for him."
      She was a great hand to weave cloth, her daily task was ten yards, shemade
      homemade garments for the family....
      The Peters Creek Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1863 with Asa&
      Susan as two of the initial six members. At the business meetingfollowing
      the organization, Asa Foster was chosen as church treasurer. In 1864, Asawas
      ordained as deacon. They had services in a log house in the beginning. In
      1865, Asa & Susan donated one and 1/5 acres of land as a site for thefirst
      church building.
      Asa was a justice of the peace and a very responsible member of thecommunity.

      !LAND-RECORDS: The Land Book, County Clerk, Hardin County Illinois,1814-1866
      (Land Sales): On 9 Dec 1844, he filed on 40 acres described as theSouthwest
      quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 14, township 12S, Range 8E
      McFarlan 1Precinct, Hardin County, Illinois
      On 4 Sep 1849, he filed on 40 acres described as the Northeast quarter ofthe
      Southeast quarter of Section 15, Twp 12S, Range 8E, Hardin County,Illinois.

      !BIRTH-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN-DEATH: (1) Foster Facts and Fiction, anunpublished
      manuscript, written 1987-88 by Frances Campbell Foster based on theresearch
      of Dr. Owen Foster supplemented by her own considerable research, page20. (2)
      Jodie Foster in a letter dated 19 Nov 1934.
      (3) Genealogy of Samuel Davis of Oxford, Mass., and Joseph Davis, ofDudley,
      Mass., and Their Descendants, Compiler and publisher, George L. Davis,North
      Andover Mass., published 1884, pages 300, 438, & 439.

  • Sources 
    1. [S460] norvan.ged.
      Date of Import: Sep 5, 2000