Friday, July 15, 2011

James Jr. Foster

JAMES FOSTER,JR.. He married ELIZABETH WIGGINTON October 16, 1792 in
Bedford County, Virgina, daughter of JOHN WIGGINTON and ELIZABETH FARROW. She was
born Abt. 1768 in Prince William County, Virginia.

Elizabeth and James were married in Bedford, Virginia. Little else is known for sure about their family but the following records may provide some leads. The marriage consent was given by John Wigginton with Thornton O'Neal, surety: Bedford Co., Va. General Index to Marriage Bonds A-Z, 1754-1870, Minister's Returns in Canvas Book.

There are three James Fosters living in Sumner, Smith and Stewart Counties of Tennessee at the time of the 1820 census. This could prove to be a lead as Elizabeth's sister Sibby Drury and brother George Wigginton were living in the area of Smith and Sumner counties

1803 Dec. 19 D.13, p.484 & 485 This Indenture between James Foster and Joseph Thurman, both of the County of Pittsylvania xxx and William Thurman xxx for eighty dollars sd. William Thurman xx for seventy acres of land on the waters of StrawberryCreek (boundaries given) with all appurtenances xxxx Signed & sealed                                                                                                           his In the presence of John C. Thurman,                                                                 James    X    Fouster James Foster, Junr., Willian Thurman, Jr.                                                                     mark                                                                                                                          Joseph  Thurman

We do not know which James this is;
FOSTER, James. Inventory dated May 20, 1813, court order date February 1813. Appraisors: Joseph Thermon, Joseph Wilson, Peter Waggoner. pg 345.  It could be James Jr. or James Sr. or James son of Drury.

 The inventory dated February 1813, Warren Co, KY,  lists purchasers of inventory, amoung them are;
Elizabeth Foster  (widow my words) purchased bedstead, and skillet.
Drury Foster (administrator / purchaser)
James Dalton
Joseph Wilson
Wm Bailey (or Fraley)
Peter Waggoner
Thomas Grisham
George Wilson
James Leslie
Young Lemar
Silas Alexander
John Stalcup
George Drury
James or John McReynolds

Outstanding Notes owed estate
George Wilson
Young Lemar
Wm. Fraley (or Bailey)
Silas Alexander
John Stalcup
Thomas Grisham
George Drury
The inventory was signed off by, Joseph Thurman, Joseph Wilson and Peter Waggoner.  Drury Foster signed statement of "The above contains a list of the property of the dec'd as to best of our knowledge". 
  The above inventory based on the people present and administrating this estate closure is for James Foster Jr. who married Elizabeth Wigginton. 
 Some researchers have attached the Drury Foster Sr. as the administrator, (which still could be) but I suggest that the administrator could also be Drury D. Foster the son of James Jr.  He would be "very" close in age of 21 to be of legal age to administer to his father's estate.

Abstracts of Bedford County Virginia Will Book 2 with Inventories and Accounts 1788-1803 by Joida Whitten
Page 188-189 of court book
John McGeorge Administrator John Wigginton
27 January 1794 Appraiser: James Foster
25 Dec 1794 Purchaser at Sale Drury Foster

Possible Children;
We have no idea "how" or even "who",  many children were born to this family.  However, we suspect the following;   

   George Dabney Foster; born abt 1794-1797 VA. PROVEN SON OF JOHN FOSTER WHO MARRIED LUCY SMITH. (This info is kept here only for additional information about Dabney)

Aug. 5, 1818. I, Ephraim LEE...appoint Jacob W. demand and receive of William COLLINS of the town of Scottville...deeds of conveyance to certain lots in said town sold by said William COLLINS to me....article of agreement made between said COLLINS and myself and for safe keeping deposited in the hands of Dr. R.H. PARIS... Signed: Ephraim LEE Wit: Anak DAWSON, Dabney FOSTER pg 352-3

May 19, 1819. I...James WITHERS for Jas. WITHERS & CO...appoint Martin L. HAWKINS of the town of Scottville county of Allen and State of ask, demand...receive of and from the following person : Dabney FOSTER,..not due or to become due......Signed: James WITHERS pg 421-22

FOSTER DABNEY 132 Scottsville
1820 Census Allen county KY
Dabney Foste100100/10100
1 male under 10, 1 male under 26, 1 female under 10, 1 female under 26

Foster , Dabney Brown, Sally 10-22-1816 10-23-1816 Emerson, Zach.

Title Foster, Geo.
Gen. note Muster Rolls, p.383 Note Part of index to: Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements Pay Rolls. This collection is also available on microfilm. Note War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls. Subject - Personal Foster, Geo. Subject -Geographic United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers. System Number 000630404

Title Foster, George.
Gen. note Pay Rolls, p.439 Note Part of index to: Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements Pay Rolls. This collection is also available on microfilm. Note War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls. Subject - Personal Foster, George. Subject -Geographic United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers. System Number 000630406

Title Foster, George.
Gen. note Pay Rolls, p.1 Note Part of index to: Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements Pay Rolls. This collection is also available on microfilm. Note War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls. Subject - Personal Foster, George.
Subject -Geographic United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers. System Number 000630405

Title Foster, George N.
Gen. note Pay Rolls, p.147 Note Part of index to: Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 (Richmond, 1851) and: Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812 (Richmond, 1852) which supplements Pay Rolls. This collection is also available on microfilm. Note War of 1812 pay rolls and muster rolls. Subject - Personal Foster, George N. Subject -Geographic United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Registers. System Number 000630407

The War of 1812 brought the need for enticed enlistments. The Revolutionary War was still fresh in the memories of everyone, and the new war had resulted in a British embargo which created hardships for all. Congress responded by creating three new military districts for the exclusive use of new enlistees: one in the Michigan territory, one in Illinois, and one in Louisiana (later became Arkansas).
Six million acres were allotted for this purpose, and claimants were required to pre-select the district they preferred. A lottery was then held to determine the precise parcel of land, which could not be assigned or mortgaged until the patent had been issued."
One hundred sixty acres and $16 in cash were given to each man who would enlist for five years or the duration of the war.

To To Whom these Presents Shall Come, Greetings
Whereas, In Pursuance of the act of Congress approved September 28, 1850, entitled "An Act Granting Bounty Land to Certain Officers and Soldiers who have been engaged in the Military Service of the United States", Warrant No 15,703 for 160 acres issued in favor of George D Foster alias Dabney Foster Private in Captain Clays company Virginia Militia, two services War 1812.
Has been returned to the General Land Office, with evidence that the same hasbeen duly located upon the
NORTH WEST Quarter of Section Thirteen in Township Twenty One North, of Range Seven east, in the District of Lands formerly subject to sale at Danville now Springfield Illinois containing one hundred and sixty acres.
according to the oficial platt of the Survey of the said Lands Returned dto the GENERAL LAND OFFICE by the Surveyor General which has been assigned to Henry Owsley
Noe Know Ye, that there is therefor granted by the United States unto the said Henry Owsley .... 16th of June 1856

Bledsoe County, Tennessee Circuit Court Minute Book 1834-1841
?July 13, 1836 - The State vs Henry Miller - Came as well the attorney Gen?l who prosecutes in behalf of the state as the defendant in proper person who having heard the presentment read says he is guilty in manner and form as charged therein and submits to the grace and mercy of the court.
It is therefore considered by the court that for such his offence he be fined in the sum of five dollars and pay the cost of this prosecution whereupon came John Skillern and George D. Foster into court and confessed Judgement jointly with the said Defendant for the fine cost aforesaid.
It is therefore considered by the court that the state recover against the Defendant and John Skillern and George D. Foster the fine and cost aforesaid.?

Sweet Kate Foster Had Many Admirers During Civil War posted April 10, 2002 (The Fosters are one of the families included in Early Hamilton Settlers by John Wilson) The Civil War brought a cluster of potential beaus to the home of sweet and charming Kate Foster on the bluff at the top of the road up Lookout Mountain. A Pennsylvania officer, Frederick Ferdinand Wiehl, outflanked them all, leaving a ring and returning later to claim his bride. Kate was the daughter of George Dabney Foster, who had come to Hamilton County from Bledsoe County just after the Indian removal with his close associate <> , Col. James A. Whiteside. He had been born in 1796 in Nottaway County, Va., son of a Revolutionary veteran. He went to Tennessee as a young man and married Rachel Hudson Rogers, daughter of Reuben Rogers, in 1838. The Fosters lived a short time at Dallas, then they bought a lot on Poplar Street in 1840 for $150. At the time of this move Foster sold to the Whiteside relative, John Bridgeman, a mare, a colt "sired by Bunberry," and some household furniture for $382.50. A builder, Foster constructed a house on the Poplar Street lot. It was said that he "built or aided in building practically every important structure in Chattanooga in its early history. He was always interested in the growth of Chattanooga." He was also a leader in the Methodist church. In 1847, John P. Long transferred to Foster and other trustees "lot 10 on Lookout Street that had been reserved to be conveyed to the first regularly organized congregation of Christians of the Methodist Episcopal Church in town." Mrs. Foster organized the first Methodist Sunday School here. For the sake of the health of Mrs. Foster, the family moved to the east brow of Lookout. Foster surveyed and constructed the first road up the mountain, which was known as the Whiteside or Lookout Mountain Turnpike. Foster was in charge of the toll gate located near his house. This was where J.B. Pound later built a home and where the Stonedge Condominiums now stand. The eldest Foster child was Joseph Rogers Foster, who served in the Mexican War and remained a bachelor. James Anderson Foster was too young to enlist for the Mexican War, but he was taken as a musician. He died in the conflict. Other children, Matilda, Reuben and Louisa, all died at a young age. That left Kate and her younger brother, George H., the only ones at home when the war broke out. George Foster voted against secession and was outspoken in favor of maintaining the Union. But the busy Foster home served as a hospital for both armies during the war. And spirited Kate had feelings of sympathy for the Rebels. In 1864, the year she turned 15, Kate kept a diary of all the exciting happenings on the brow. There were elegant balls given for the Federal soldiers who were camped nearby. Often the soldiers would come calling, bringing her books, perfume and other presents. Often photographs would be exchanged, and Kate was given pictures of Gens. Thomas and Bragg for her collection. The Linn studio had been set up at the Point and she was among those posing on Umbrella Rock. She often would go out with excursion parties to Lula Lake and to Rock City. In the evenings, they would play cards or dominoes. Kate told of a 15-inch snow on March 22 and of a Mr. Roper who fell 70 feet to his death off a bluff near the Point. The spot was afterwards known as Roper Rock. Mrs. Harriet Whiteside came up to retrieve some of her furniture and reported that the wife of Col. Reese Brabson was staying with her in town. Kate went to Chattanooga on one occasion and stayed several days at the home of Samuel Williams, across from Williams Island. The Foster family kept boarders, though Kate moaned to her diary, "Ma has decided to take the Edwards. Dear me. I suppose I shall be tied here at home or close as can be all summer with no place to receive company. I wish I was a young lady. I hate boarders." She added, "I cannot bear the idea of those Yankee women coming here. I know I will have to keep my teeth clinched all the while." One of Kate's most persistent admirers was Lt. John D. Murphy, who on April 26 "kissed my hand when he left." Two nights later, Lt. Murphy "came down this evening and played dominoes until rather late. He gave me a very sweet kiss and left smiling very sweetly." Then on April 30, Lt. Murphy presented Kate a "very pretty" dress pattern and "only said he hoped it would not be the last one he would have the pleasure of buying me." But the regiment was ordered away from Lookout Mountain. Lt. Murphy came on May 1 "to bid me good bye. He kissed me and asked me to write to him often and not forget him." The only mention of Lt. Wiehl in the diary is on Feb. 20 when he brought a message from a captain as far as town, where it was sent on up by a lieutenant from Wisconsin. Wiehl, who was nine years older than Kate, told her she was too young to be engaged, but he asked her to accept his ring. He also obtained permission from George Foster for the match. F.F. Wiehl and Kate Foster were married in Chattanooga on Jan. 20, 1869. By the time of the 1870 census, Wiehl was operating a livery and George D. Foster and young George were living with the Wiehls in town. Rachel Foster had died after the war, and George Foster passed away in November 1874. George H. Foster married Minnie Hoskins of Brookhaven, Miss. They lived at Vicksburg. F.F. Wiehl became an enterprising businessman, including operating the Bank of Chattanooga with Harry Scott Probasco. He also joined with Benjamin F. Fritts in the Fritts and Wiehl wholesale drug company at 619 Market St. He was also president of the Chattanooga Water Company. F.F. Wiehl died in 1900. The Wiehls date back to a blacksmith who came from France in 1688 and settled at Pfohren in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany. His son, Anton Wiehl, was born at Achdorf about 1706 and was also a blacksmith. The descent goes to Simon Wiehl, a wheelwright who was born in 1746. His son, Hyacinth Wiehl, was a cabinetmaker born in 1792. He made his way to the United States. His son, Hyacinth Johann Wiehl, was born at Lexington, Ky., in 1829 and he married Hannah Firestone. The family was at Zelienopic, Pa., when F.F. Wiehl was born in 1840. He worked in a hardware at New Castle, Pa., before joining the Union Army. He fought at Chickamauga. Kate Foster Wiehl still occupied their home at Vine and Lindsay when she died in 1934. Her adopted daughter, Gertrude Eldridge Wiehl, married John Lazenby, and then Paul McAllister of Huntsville, Ala. Her third husband was Fred Frawley, who had a farm at East Ridge and was one of its town officials. Frawley Road is named for this family. By her first husband, Gertrude had John Wesley Lazenby and Owen Wiehl Lazenby. Fred Wiehl Lazenby, son of John Wesley Lazenby, was chairman of the board of the SouthCap Corporation of Nashville. He served as chairman of the board of McCallie School. Margaret McAllister Brock of Lookout Mountain kept the ring that Kate Foster accepted when she was just 15. She married Richard Brock. She was the only child of Gertrude's second marriage. from <> newspaper

George D. Foster 1873
Another Veteran Gone
We regret to announce that another of the pioneers of Chattanooga has gone to his long home. Mr. George D. FOSTER died Sunday night, at the residence of his son-in-law, Fred F. WIEHL, in the 78th year of his age, of old age and general debility. His funeral took place yesterday. Mr. FOSTER was one of the oldest citizens of Chattanooga. He was born in South Hampton county, Virginia, and emigrated thence to Pikeville, in this State, from whence he removed to Chattanooga, in 1850, we believe. He bought the place on Lookout Mountain, in 1851, where he lived until 1869, in which year he sold his mountain residence to General HERRON, and removed to Chattanooga. Mr. FOSTER was for many years a Justice of the Peace of the county, and always took great interest in political matters. He was an old line Whig and a strong Union man, and in 1865 was elected a member of the General Assembly of Tennessee. He was one of the famous ?bolters? from that body upon the question of the passage of the 14th amendment, thereby terminating his legislative career, and was succeeded by John ANDERSON. Personally, Mr. FOSTER was a gentleman of great force of character, a true friend, and inflexible in what he believed to be the right. His loss will be mourned by his children and his many friends. The Daily Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1873.
2.  Drury D. Foster; born 1994-1997 VA. died  4 Jan 1868 in Sevier county Arkansas
married Nancy Shields, daughter of Thomas Shields, 13 Jul 1820 in Allen county Kentucky

Feb, 10, 1820. Between Thomas SHIELDS and Mary SHIELDS of the county of Allen....and Robert BLACKBURN of the aforesaid county...$370...sell...unto the said BLACKBURN...parcel of land...being in the county aforesaid containing...47 1/2 acres.....Signed: Thomas SHIELDS, Mary SHIELDS (mark) Wit: William W. PEARSON, Philip WRIGHT .....Mary SHIELDS wife to the said Thomas.....relinquished all her right of dower in the afsd conveyed tract of land....Signed: Wm 507-8

Pg 95-96 Jan 26, 1821 ... between ALEXANDER MAYHEW of the County of Allen ... Kentucky ... and DAVID HARRIS of the afsd County & State... sell to sd DAVID HARRIS parcel of land ... containing 25 acres being part of a 400 acre survey taken up in the name of JONATHAN SMITH and patented in the name of the said MAYHEW ... Wit: JOHN SULIVENT, DRURY (his X mark) FOSTER Signed: ALEXANDER (his X mark) MAYHEW recorded May 22, 1821

The Indiana 1820 Enumeration of Males - Orange County -

The 1816 Indiana Constitution required an accounting of eligible males throughout the state for purposes of determining the the number of legislative members. " the year eighteen hundred and twenty, and every subsequent term of five years, cause an enumeration to be made of all the white male inhabitants above the age of twenty-one years. " Article III, Section 2 In 1820 Indiana was divided into 33 counties, the Clerks of the Circuit Courts were to send a record to the Secretary of State. Fourteen clerks did and these records comprise the Emuneration record. The following is the record received from the Orange County Clerk of the Circuit Court.

1820 Census Orange county Indiana (Federal)
Drury Foster 000100 00100 0100
1 male 16-26, 1 female 16-26

1840 Marshall Co., Ms.
Foster, Drewry page 6
Marshall county Tax lists
Tax lists 1838 Foster D D 1/1/0/0
Tax lists 1839 Foster Drury D 1/0
Tax lists 1841 Foyster Dreroy D 160/320
1842 Foster Drury D 160/320
1843 Foyster Drury
1846 no fosters

1850 Census Madison township Sevier county Arkansas # 304
Drury D Foster 58 farmer VA
Nancy 57 Va
Uriah 19 Tenn
Elias S 17 Tenn
William 14 Tenn
Jacob T 9 Miss

1860 Census Madison township Sevier county Arkansas #793
Foster Drury D 64 Va Farmer 1,400/1,500
Nancy 64 Va
Jacob D 21 Miss
John Daughtery 16 Ark
Mary L 13 Ark
Martha 11 Ark
Margaret H 5 Ark

FOSTER, DRURY D AR Howard 7/2/1860 Washington 15586 AR1400__.089
FOSTER, DRURY D AR Howard, Sevier 3/1/1855 Washington 6588
FOSTER, DRURY D AR1230__.499 AR Sevier, Howard 3/1/1855 Washington 7728 AR1260__.038

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