- The Family of Isaac William Foster and Editha Jane Martin.
Sometime after the land purchase in Randolph County, Missouri, in 1844, and before the taking of the 1850 Federal Census, the family of Fountain Tinsley Foster and wife Malinda settled into Schuyler County, Missouri. They did not go alone for Fountain's father and mother were with them, setting in the same census district and live near each other.
On the first census page at left, we see Fountain's mother, father and for the first time, his sister, Jane. Also evident are their ages. With these to go by, Isaac and Elizabeth would have been born around 1794 and 1795, respectively, while Jane is calculated to have been born around 1833. With Jane's age now approximated, it suggests that she is the youngest girl in the Foster family shown in the 1840 census for Menard County, Illinois. In that 1840 census, Jane would have been 7 years old, which fits the date range for the youngest girl in that census. This evidence, taken together with the physical proximity to Fountain and his family here, suggests that this Isaac and Elizabeth and the Isaac and Elizabeth seen to marry in Kentucky in 1811, are one and the same. Also, Isaac and Fountain lived very near each other while living in Illinois. It was not uncommon for the oldest child to stick close to the father, as he would inherit the lion's share and had the additional responsibility of caring for his mother upon the father's death.
Living some distance away from Isaac is his son Fountain, and his family. At the time, William G. White, 65, and Sarah White, 28, are living with Fountain and his wife. It should be remembered that William White is Malinda's father. They are seen in the second segement of the census at left.
About 10 houses away from Fountain, there lives another family of particular interest. It is the family of Charles and Mary Foglesong (census segment not shown). Charles and Mary are 48 years old and have 10 children. The oldest is Simon, 23, and the youngest is Mary, age 5. In three years, Simon will play an important role in the lives of the Fosters in several ways.
In June, 1849 and 1850, the Justices of the Peace of Schuyler County composed the County Court as follows: Thomas B. Dubois, John Fugate, William Barlow, William Hulen, George Nichols, William Casper, William Roland, Dennis M.T. Brassfield, Fountain T. Foster, Cantley W. Stewart, Joseph W. Buchanan, William Roland.
3. ISAAC WILLIAM FOSTER (FOUNTAIN TINSLEY, ISAAC) was born December 20, 1841 in Randolph County, Missouri, and died June 05, 1920 in Portland, Oregon. He married EDITHA JANE MARTIN February 02, 1862, daughter of ? WALKER. She was born November 12, 1843 in Washington County, Indiana, and died November 01, 1907 in Drakesville, Iowa.
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Children of ISAAC FOSTER and EDITHA MARTIN are:
Notes for NORA ABAGAIL FOSTER:
iv. MARY ANGELINE FOSTER, b. July 25, 1869; m. JAMES LEWIS
DUNN; b. Decatur County, Indiana.
Notes for AMANDA ELIZABETH FOSTER:
vii. MAUDE TEMPERANCE FOSTER16, b. August 03, 1875, Davis
County, Iowa; m. M. LUTE HARRIS.
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Marriage Notes for JAMES FOSTER and MARTHA BRAMLET:
Notes for ROBERT FOUNTAIN FOSTER:
162/172 Foster, Robert F. Head M W ?30? Married once,
9 years Iowa Missouri Indiana Painter. Whether out of work on April 15,
1910-no. Number of weeks out of work during 1909-0. Able to read. Able
to write. Home rented, house.
Anyone have any idea who that daughter is? I didn't have
any children listed for Robert. Must be Vera.
The Fosters that are buried there as follows. Only Ollie and Robert are "ours."
FOSTER, Clarence S., age 70, bur. 01/27/1936
FOSTER, Ollie, age 89, bur. 09/18/1969
FOSTER, Melnora, age Unknown, bur. 12/26/1884
William Bacon of Arkansas recalls: When I was about 12
or so we made a trip to Washington and visited Roberts wife, Ollie and
two of his daughters. I don't remember exactly but I think it was Vera
and Thelma. Robert was already dead. It had to be after 1957 because we
went in a 1957 Chevorlet and it was not a new car (my dad never owned
a "new" car. Ollie sent my grandmother a letter dated 4-8-1949
in which she talks about "Bobs" illness. I think he died shortly
after this. She also copied family history from Isaac William's bible
so I'll bet one of the daughters ended up with the bible. Ben and Audrey
already have this information but I don't think you do, Kathy.
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