Robert Thomas Foster & Louisa Ann Moulder

This site is donated mainly to the Foster & Molder Family of Missouri and their Descendants.

John Daniel Foster,the father of "our" ROBERT THOMAS FOSTER, married Eleanor Brown, she was a Daughter of Jonas Brown and Mary (Polly) Hart. Her sister Nancy Brown married John Daniel Foster's brother Williamson Foster.

Eleanor's Mother, Mary Hart was the daughter of Jon Hart of Kentucky. Mary Hart was born in Virginia, John Hart and his wife were also from VA. John Hart died before 1823 and lived in Barren county, Kentucky, 1810.

Records show that Williamson Foster of Camden County, Missouri appointed Prince Foster of Allen County Kentucky to act with power of attorney on his behalf for the settlement of his mother; Sarah Foster's estate. Her Estate was settled June 17, 1852.

Robert Foster SR., is believed to be the grandfather of John Daniel Foster, he was granted a large amount of land, 2100 acres in Kentucky from the Govenor.

The 1814 deed book "D" of Barren County, Kentucky,shows Jonas Brown buys land that had been pattened to Robert Foster.

The Browns and the Fosters all lived very close to each other and through marriages were a closely united family.

Early Missouri history tell us that Jonas Brown and his son in law, Williamson Foster, came to Linn Creek Missouri together in 1835, with their wife's; later John Daniel Foster, brother of Williamson, joined them and married Jonas Brown's youngests daughter Eleanor Brown.

ROBERT THOMAS FOSTER was born October 11, 1837, in Linn Creek,Camden County, Missouri to John Daniel Foster, born 1807 in Va. and wife, Eleanor Brown, born 1817 in Kentucky. Robert was their first born.

Robert Thomas Foster served as a private in the Confederate Army, CO I, 4th Missouri Calvary, commanded by Captain George Taylor who surrendered at New Orleans, La., May 26, 1865,he was a prisoner until he was paroled at Shreveport, La., June 8, 1865.

Robert Thomas Foster married Louisa Ann Moulder in March of 1863. In the midst of the Civil War their first born son Charles Lawrence Foster was born on June 16, 1864.

Robert's wife was the daughter of Felta Valentine Moulder and Ann Yaden they were a very prominent & politicial family in Linn Creek, Camden County Missouri. His wife, Louisa is buried next to Robert T. Foster in Lipan, Hood County, Texas.

After Robert "Bob" Foster returned from the Civil War, he and his young wife, their two small children, Charles Lawrence Foster and Minnie Foster moved from Missouri to Lipan, Hood County, Texas; where they homesteaded many acres. Foster familes still live on the orginal homestead, it's on record in Fort Worth, Texas as land occupied by family for over one hundred years

It appears there were several families from Linn Creek, Missouri who migrated to Lipan, Texas about the same time... probably together in wagon trains.

Indians were in the Texas Area at that time, some hostile. A book in the Granbury County Library titled "Glancing Backward, a History of Lipan, Texas" gives accounts of the last Indian Battle fought in Lipan. It tell us that Bob Foster was a leader in this battle and his wife Louisa played an important part by ringing the large bell that alerted neighbors of approching Indians who were nearby.

Louisa died of pneumonia in 1880 leaving Robert a widower with eight young children, one of which was a baby less than a year old.

Twenty years later after these children were grown Robert Foster remarried, Ina stella Collins, who bore him three more children. Robert died in 1920 at the age of 83 years.

Robert T. Foster moved to Texas sometime after the Civil War and in 1872 acquired 300 acres. He and his first wife Louisa had eight children. With his second wife Ina he had three children.

He was active in community affairs, Foster was appointed Road Commissioner in 1876. He also had a large bell that he rang to warn other settlers when Indians were nearby. In addition, he had the responsibility of moving a large safe from Weatherford to the courthouse in Granbury. This meant crossing the Brazos River on a swinging bridge with a wagon pulled by oxen. Today, the safe is housed in the courthouse in Granbury city square.

After Foster died in 1920, his widow Ina and their three children inherited 106 acres of the farm. A daughter, Jewell, is present owner of the farm, having acquired 48 of the 106 acres in 1942. She and her husand Leslie also purchased 92 acres of adjoining land. Until her death she lived on the Compton farm alone and operated the farm, which produced cattle, grain and Coastal Bermuda grass.

If you would like to visit the Foster Farm in Lipan, Texas, click on the "NEXT" link below. This site tells much about the life of Robert Thomas Foster and family in Texas. He was truly a remarkable man.

The picture's below are ROBERT "BOB" THOMAS FOSTER.

Charles L. Foster and wife Cora Tingley/Foster

Weldon Clegg, son of Louisa Alice Foster; daughter of Charles L. Foster, he is holding a rifle that had belonged to his great grandfather Robert T. Foster

and Jewel Compton, daughter of Robert T. Foster, from his second marriage, Jewell is holding a Colt 44 revolver that had belonged to her father.

Until her death Jewell lived on the Foster Farm in Lipan, Texas. Robert T. Foster homesteaded the property after the Civil war had ended.

     Robert      Charles      WeldonClegg

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