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Descendants of Reginald (Forster) Foster
of Ipswich, Massachusetts

This branch of the tree begins in Ipswich, Massachusetts around 1638 with the REGINALD FOSTER (Reynold Foster) family and through his sons their descendants.There is no record of his arrival or which ship he and his family came on. He did serve as a town officer on several occasions and records indicate that he and his family had established themselves in Ipswich by 26 Sept. 1638


 

Abbie Elizabeth Foster Norton
1893 - 1987
 
  REGINALD (FORSTER) FOSTER   B. 1595 England.  He was the son of REGINALD FOSTER  and ELIZABETH CARR.
                  He died 1681 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. His will  Married first (1)  Judith ____ ?____ in England, born in England and 
                  died September 1664 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.   He married second (2) Sarah Martin  September 1665 in Ipswich, 
                   Massachusetts.

                Childern by Judith ____?_____
                    1.  Mary Foster  b. about  1618 in England    d. unknown.  She married:  (1) Daniel Wood (2) Francis Peabody  b. 1614 
                                                Francis Peabody will
                    2.  Sarah Foster  b. abt 1620 England  married: William Story in Ipswich, Massachusetts
                    3.  Abraham Foster b. 1622
                    4.  ISAAC FOSTER b. 1630
                    5.  William Foster b. 1633 in England   married Mary Jackson
                    6.  Jacob Foster b. 1635
                    7.  Reginald Foster Jr.  married Elizabeth Dane

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Second Generation

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ABRAHAM FOSTER  (Reginald)b. 1622 Exeter , England married 1655 in Ipswich, Massachusetts
                    Married:  LYDIA  BURBANK  ( d/o Caleb of Rowely, Massachusetts)

                    Children:
                       1.  Ephriam Foster b.  9 Oct. 1657  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                       2.  Abraham Foster  b. 16 Oct. 1659  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                       3.  Benjamin Foster  b. 1670
                       4.  Ebenezer Foster  b. 15 Jul. 1672
                       5.  Mehitable Foster  b. 12 Oct. 1675 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                       6.  Caleb Foster  b. 9 Nov. 1677 Ipswich, Massachusetts d. 25 Jan 1711  Married Mary Shrew
                       7.  James Foster  b. 12 Jun 1662 Ipswich, Massachusetts

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ISAAC FOSTER ( Reginald) born 1630 England  died 6(8) Feb. 1691 (2) Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married  (1) MARY J. 
                          JACKSON 5 May 1658 in Ipswich, Massachusetts(?) (d/o William Jackson) b. unknown  d. 1667 probably Ipswich, 
                          Massachusetts (2) Hannah Douring  1668 Ipswich, Massachusetts(?) b. unknown  d. 1678  (3) Martha Hale (Hall) 
                           in March 1680 Ipswich, Massachusetts

                    Children by Mary Jackson:

                        1.  Mehitable Foster  b. 19 Sep. 1660 Ipswich, Massachusetts  d. Feb. 1661 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        2.  Jonathan Foster  b. 9 Jan 1658(9)
                        3.  BENJAMIN FOSTER  b. 3 Jun 1665 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        4.  Jacob Foster  b. 9 Feb. 1662(3) Ipswich, Massachusetts
                                  married (1) Sarah Wood  (2) Mary Edwards
                        5.  Elizabeth Foster  b. 20 Apr 1667 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        6.  Daniel Foster  b. 14 Nov. 1670 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                                  married (1) Katherine Freese  (2) Mary Dresser

                  Children by Hannah Douring:

                        7.  Mary Foster  b. 26 Jun 1669 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                               married: 27 Feb. 1688  Richard Grant
                        8.  Martha Foster  1 Aug. 1672 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                                married:  8 Oct. 1691 Thompson Wood
                        9.  Ruth Foster  b. 20 Feb. 1673(4) Ipswich, Massachusetts
                                married:  _______ Grove
                        10.  Prudence Foster   b. 23 May 1675 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                                 married: Feb. 1696(7) Joseph Berman
                        11.  Hannah Foster  b. 24 Oct. 1676 Ipswich, Massachusetts d. before 1681

                Children by Martha Hale (Hall)

                       12.   Hannah Foster  b. 16 Feb. 1681 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                       13.   Eleazer Foster  b. Apr 1684 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                       14.   Sarah Foster  b. 19 Mar 1687 Ipswich, Massachusetts

Ref:  1


Jacob Foster (Reginald) b. 1635 England d. 9 Jul 1710 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        Married: (1) Martha Kinsoman
                                       (2) Abigail Lord ( d/o Robert Lord & Mary Waite)

                 Childern by Abigail Lord
                        1.  Abraham Foster  b. 4 Dec 1667 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                                                         d.  25 Dec 1720 Ipswich Massachusetts
                        2.  Jacob Foster b. 25 Mar 1670  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        3.  Amos Foster  b. 15 Aug 1672  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        4.  Abigial Foster  b. 3 Jul 1674  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        5.  Nathaniel Foster  b. 7 Oct 1676  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        6.  Samuel Foster  b. 10 Sep 1678  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        7.  Joseph Foster  b. 14 Sep 1680  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        8.  James Foster  b. 12 Nov 1682  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                        9.  Mary Foster  b. 20 Dec 1684

Ref:  1


Third Generation

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BENJAMIN FOSTER( Isaac, Reginald ) b. 3 Jun 1665  Ipswich, Massachusetts
                            d. Nov 1700 (His death is recorded in Salem, Essex Probate Docket No. 9818. This record
                            refers to a child Benjamin born before 1700 married to a Wilmot Griffith Nov 1, 1716 in
                           Portsmouth NH.  Mrs. Guy Vickery of Augusta Maine, a well known geneologist, stated
                            that he married Mary Johnson & had a son Benjamin b 1699 d. 1763. Her authority is not
                            available.)

                    Married:  Mary Johnson

                    Childern by MARY JOHNSON

                                BENJAMIN FOSTER  b. abt. 1699

Ref:   1, 10


Mary Foster ( Jacob, Reginald) b. 20 Dec 1684 Ipswich, Massachusetts

                    Childern:
           Abraham Foster b. 11 Jun 1696

Ref:  1


Fourth Generation

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BENJAMIN FOSTER ( Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. Abt. 1699 Ipswich, Massachusetts
                    d. 1763 Scarborough, Maine ( Massachusetts at the time).

                    Married:  WILMONT GRIFFIS  1 Nov 1716 Portsmouth, New Hampshire ( d/o mother
                                      HANNAH 's first husband whose name is unkown.  The family came from the
                                      Northern part of Wales.) Wilmont removed to Machias  with other members of the
                                      family, following the"clam famine" in Scarborough.

                  Childern by WILMONT GRIFFIS

                      1.  Hannah Foster  b. 1724
                       2.  Benjamin Foster  b. 26 Jun 1726
                       3.  Sarah Foster  b. 1728
                                married:  Joseph Trenton 5 May 1750  b. 29 May 1729
                       4.  Woodin (Wooden) Foster
                       3.  Ezekial Foster  b. abt 1734
                       4.  ISAIAH FOSTER  b. 1733 or 1735 ( difficult to read handwritting)

Ref:  1


Fifth Generation

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Benjamin Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. 26 Jun 1726  d. 4 Jul 1818 Machias, Maine
                    Married (1)  Abigail Milliken 26 Nov 1747  b. unkown  d.  bfr 1750  (No known Childern)
                                   (2)  Elizabeth Scott  29 Jan 1750

                    Childern by Elizabeth Scott

                        1.  Jacob Foster
                        2.  John Foster b. 1754 Scarborough, Maine   d. 1842 East Machias Maine, Occupation Gunmaker
                               married: Phebe Burr
                        3.  Daniel Foster
                        4.  Benjamin Foster  b. 1754
                        5.  Abijah Foster  b. abt 1760
                        6.  Elizabeth Foster
                        7.  Levi Foster
                        8.  Samuel Foster
                        9.  Daniel Foster  b. abt 1769   d. 5 Mar 1860 Machias ME married: Hannah Gardner on 12 Mar 1797 in Machais 
                                         ME.  b. abt 1774  d. 1858 Machais ME
                        10.  George Kelly Foster
                        11.  Asa Foster
                        12.  Thankful Foster  married Tristram Moore

Ref:  1, 10, 11


Woodin (Wooden) Foster  ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. 1730   d. 2 Feb 1810 East Machias ME
                        Occupation Blacksmith.

                        married: Francis Scott on 28 May 1753.  b. Scarborough, ME  d. 18 Aug 1822 possibly
                                        Machias ME.
                        Childern of Francis Scott
                              1.   Moses Foster

Ref:  1, 10


Ezekial Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. abt 1734
                    married:  Mary Fogg on 17 Nov 1757

                    Childern by Mary Fogg
                            Sarah Foster  married William Sipprelle

Ref:  1, 10


ISAIAH FOSTER ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)b. 1733 or 35 Greenland New Hampshire
                d.  4 Jul 1818 Cherryfield ME. Hemarried:  LYDIA FOGG on 18 Jul 1754 d/o of SETH FOGG and MARY 
                PICKERNELL. b.  5 Apr 1734
 

                childern by LYDIA FOGG

                       1.    BENEN (Benin, Benan) FOSTER b. 14 Nov 1760
                       2.    Kesia Foster b. 1769  d. Jan 1831 Jackson, ME  married: Boardman Johnson son of Benjamin Johnson  on 
                              10 Jan 1792. He was born  23 Sep 1769 died 1858 Jackson, ME
                        3.    Hannah Foster married Thomas Parsons
                        4.    Robert Foster married Jane Patton
                        5.    Ezekial Foster
                        6.    David Foster b. 8 Oct 1783  d.  3 Apr 1845 married: Susannah Haley
                        7.    Sarah Foster
                        8.    Wilmont Foster  married John Croiseford 12 Oct 1783
                        9.    Mary Foster
                        10.  Dorothy Foster
                        11.  Lydia Foster
                        12.  Isaiah Foster

Ref:  1, 10, 14

Sixth Generation

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Jacob Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. Scarborough ME  d.  25 Feb 1824
                    Trenton, MA  Occupation Gunmaker.  He and his brother John went to Massachusetts where
                    they engaged in the gunsmithing trade.  He appears to have been living in Trenton in 1791, NW
                    side of Jordan River where he married his first wife.  He was a selectman of the town that year.
                    Revolutionary  War Service:  Gunmaker for the Contenential Army 1776.  He resided in Bridgewater
                    for a time.  SAR reference code; OS-42, 5:114

                    married: (1)  Elizabeth Howard
                                   (2)  Anne (or Pamela) Jones b. 23 May 1763
                                   (3)  Mary Curtis bans published 19 Apr 1800

                    children by Elizabeth Howard
                            1.  Besty Foster  married Joshua Burr
                            2.  Howard Foster
                            3.  Nahum Foster

                    children by Anne (Pamela) Jones
                            4.  Nathan Foster  b.  16 Feb 1783
                            5.  Charles Foster   b. 7 Aug 1785  d.  17 Jul 1801
                            6.  Harriet Foster b  28 May 1787  married William  C. Norris  bans published 20 Dec 1818
                            7.  Louise Holden Foster  b.  1 May 1788  d. 30 Jan 1873 possibly Lubec ME
                                    married William Calmers  bans published 15 Jul 1810. He died 16 Sep 1868 Lubec, ME
                            8.  Daniel Foster  b. 10 Mar 1792
                            9.  Sally Foster  b. 10 Sep 1794
                                      married  ___?___ Somes

Ref:  1, 10


Benjamin Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. 1754 Attleboro, MA  d. 10 Nov 1835
                            Mercer County PA.   DAR lineage Book vol.98 p.14 " Benjamin Foster (1754-1835) service:
                            1776-80 private, corporal and sargent under Capt Jerthmel Powers, Thomas Sawyer & Abraham
                            Salisbury; Col.'s Thomas Lee and Seth Warner, Vermont Troops. 1832 he applied for pension
                            from Essex County NY and was allowed.

                        married: Ruth Scott d/o Samuel Scott on 20 Apr 1777 in Machias Me by J. Lyon.  Ruth died
                                        10 Nov 1842 in Machias, ME.

                        children:

                            1.  Jeremiah Foster
                            2.  Simeon Foster  b 1778
                            3.  Asa Foster
                            4.  Susan Foster married Samuel Burnham
                            5.  Sally Foster married   _____?____ Wade
                            6.  Letice Foster married Lawrence Williams of Waterville ME

Ref:  1, 3


Abijah Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. abt 1760  d.  13 Oct 1860 Machias Me,
                    burried in the"Old Burrying Ground". His age at death 63 years and resided in East Machias, ME.
                    Revolutionary was service: member of Capt Smith's Company 1775 Mass.  SAR reference code :
                    OS-42; 5:112-3

                    married:  Apphia Talbot on 12 Dec 1790 d/o Peter & Lucy Talbot  born abt April 1772 and
                                    died 13 Oct 1860  source: Bangor Historical Magazine vol 9 pg 37

                    children:
                        1. Elizabeth (Eliza) Foster 7 Dec 1795
                        2.  Abigail Talbot Foster  b.  5 Nov 1791  d. 9 Apr 1812
                        3.  Lucy Hammond Foster  b.  3 Aug 1793   d 1876
                        4.  Harriet Foster  b. 24 Feb 1797  d 1824
                        5.  Apphia (Aphis) Foster  b. 25 Oct 1799
                        6. Charlotte Foster  b 16 Oct 1802  d.  2 Jan 1809
                        7. Frederick William Foster  b.  29 Feb 1809  d 1819
                        8. Stephen Talbot Foster  b. 1812  d. East Machias ME

            note: It is assumed that all of these children were born in Machias, ME as this is the residence of
                      their parents at the time of their birth.  The place of death for AbigailTalbot Foster, Charlotte Foster,
                      and Frederick William Foster is also assumed to be Machias ME as these three were under the age
                      of 12 when they died.

Ref:  1, 3, 10,


Levi Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) married Sally Beal

                    children:
                        1. Suky Foster  b.  3 Jul 1786  d 26 Apr 1788 Machias ME Ref:  1, 5
                        2. Besty Foster b.  6 Aug 1788 Union River (now Ellsworth) ME
                                married: George H. Avery
                        3.  Edmund Foster ( aka Edward ) b 30 Jun 1793 Union River (now Ellsworth) ME
                                married: (1) Fannie Ceely
                                               (2) Emerline Smart
                        4.  Phoebe Foster  b. 4 Jan 1799 Union River (now Ellsworth) ME
                                married:  Luther Hall
                        5.  Warren Foster  b.  17 Jan 1803  d. bfr 1840
                                married: Abigail Brown  d/o David Brown & Abigail Alden was born 20 Nov 1811.  She married
                                              her second husband James B Mansfield in 1840.
                        6.  George Foster  b. 10 Nov 1808

Ref:  1


Samuel Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) called Deacon Samuel Foster and
                        resided in Machias, Maine.

                    married:  Comfort Scott d/o Deacon Sylvanus Scott and resided in East Machias.  He is this brother
                                    to  Samuel Foster's mother Elizabeth, Aunt Francis wife of father's brother Wooden, and
                                    Samuel. This would make them first cousins.

                    children:
                       1.  Benjamin Foster b.  28 Apr 1793
                        2.  Newell Foster  b. 27 Nov 1794  Machias ME  d. 6 Dec 1794
                        3.  Nacy Foster  b.  29 Nov 1794  Machias Me  d. 1 Dec 1794
                                note: It is possible that Newell & Nacy are twins.  It is not inconevable that they were born
                                          a day or two apart.  There is some confusion about these two childern sources conflict
                                          and omit one or the other.
                        4.  Alfred Foster  b. 18 Dec 1795  Machias ME
                        5.  Mehitable Foster  b. 17 Feb 1798  Machias Me  d. 1 Mar 1869
                                 married:  Nathan Foster
                        6.  Clarissa Foster  b. 3 Mar 1800
                                   married: S. C. Foster
                        7.  Susan Foster  b.  17 Jun 1802  Machias ME
                                    married:  William Marsh
                        8.  Horatio Foster  b. 25 nov 1804  Machias ME
                        9.  Elizabeth Foster  b. 10 Jan 1807  Machias ME
                                    married:  Elijah Wilder
                        10.  Samuel Freeeman Foster  b. 1 Jul 1809 Machais ME
                        11.  John Andrew Foster  b. 25 Sep 1811   Machais ME  d. 5 Dec 1888 East Machis ME
                        12.  Gideon Hanson Foster  b. 2 Feb 1814 Machais Me
                        13.  Jacob Foster  b.  8 Dec 1818 Machias ME
                                    married: (1)  Deborah ( Smith ?)
                                                   (2)  Margaret Booker

Ref:  1, 5


George Kelly Foster ( Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)

                    married: Cynthia Chance (Chase ?)  d/o Ephriam Chance on 14 Jul 1799 by G. Stillman in
                                    Machias ME.

                    children:
                        1. Vasti Foster  married Samuel  Scott
                        2. Joshua Horn Foster
                        3. Cynthia Foster
                        4. Daniel Foster  married  ___?___ Whidden
                        5. Hannah Foster  married  ___?___ Cloudman
                        6. Lydia Foster
                       7. John Foster

Ref:  1, 4


Moses Foster ( Woodin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)

                        married:  unkown

                        children:
                            1. Joanna Foster  b. abt 1800

Ref:  1, 10


BENEN FOSTER ( Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. 14 Nov 1760 Scarborough, York
                    County, Maine  d.  24 Oct 1843 Wakeflied, Carlton County, New Brunswick, Canada.
                     Revolutionary  War Service SAR ref. code IS-35;45 Private & Volunteer;  assisted his
                    Uncle Col. Benjamin Foster capture the HMS Margaritta. Pension Application number W23047.
Ref: 1 ,3 ,6 ,8, 10, 14
                    Note:  Benen Foster can be found under various christian names Benan, Benin, and is sometimes
                                listed as Benjamin.  It is conjecture that Benen is a shortened form of Benjamin.  According
                                to his pension application his name is BENEN as this is his signature on that document.
                                However he was pensioned as Benan on the rolls.

                married: DEBORAH KENNEY  d/o ISREAL KENNEY & SUSANNAH HOOD on 20 May 1782 in the
                                Parish of Maugerville, Sunbury County, NB Canada.  Deborah was born 30 Jan 1763 in Burton
                                NB Canada and died 13 Apr 1852 in Woodstock, Carelton County NB Canada.

Ref: 1, 6, 8,14
                               For more on the KENNEY Family click here

                children:
                    1.  Loas (Lois) Foster  b.  21 Apr 1783 Oromocto, Sunbury Co. NB Canada   d. 1811 Wakefield,
                                             Carelton Co., NB, Canada
                               married: Lemuel Churchill b. 20 Feb 1777 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada  d.  14 Dec 1859
                                              Ontario, Canada

                    2.  Lydia Foster  b 15 Jul 1785 Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada  d. 1880
                                married:  Advardus Shaw s/o John Shaw & Mary Burrill on 19 Oct 1802 in Maugerville, NB
                                                Canada.  Advardus was borm in 1781.

                    3.  Mary Foster  b. 17 Oct 1787 Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada   d.  1868 Mill Stream, Studhaolm
                                                Co., NB, Canada.
                                married:  Elias Hovy

                    4.   Benen Foster  b 30 Sep 1792 Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada   d.  1850 Oromocto, Sunbury Co.,
                                                  Canada
                                married:  Isabella Bliss  17 Aug 1815 in Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada

                    5.    Susannah Foster   b. 20 Sep 1794 Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada   d.  1882
                                married: Enoch Gallup in Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada

                    6.    Isreal Foster  b.  14 Aug 1796  Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada  d 1840  Boston MA

                    7.    Gideon Foster  b. 20 Aug 1798 Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada    d.  1845
                    8.    Elizabeth Foster   b. 19 Sep 1800 Oromocto, Sunbury Co., Canada   d.  1860 Houlton, ME
                    9.    Jeptha (Japthah) Foster  b. 23 Jan 1803 Wakefield  Carelton Co., Canada   d. Sacramento CA
                    10.  John Moses Foster  b May or  Jun 7 1805
                    11.  JAMES FOSTER  b. 3 nov 1789
                    12.  Aaron Foster  b. 15 Dec 1809 Wakefield, Carelton Co., NB Canada  d. 1809

Ref:  1, 6, 8, 14


Sarah Foster ( Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin. Isaac, Reginald) married William Sipperelle

                children :
                    1.  Henry Sipperelle
                    2.  Ezekial Siperellee

Ref:  1, 6, 8, 14


Seventh Generation
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Jeremiah Foster (Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)  b. unkown  d.  16 Feb 1878 married his first 
                   cousin  Elizabeth (Eliza) Foster d/o Abijah Foster & Apphia Talbot on 21 Jan 1818 in Machias, ME.  She was born 
                   7 Dec 1795 and died 2 Mar 1824

                  childern:
                        1.  John T. Foster
                        2.  Benjamin Foster
                        3.  Eliza Foster
                        4.  Flora Foster
                        5.  Apphia Foster

Ref:  1, 4, 5


Simeon Foster (Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b.  1778 Cooper, ME  d.  Unkown
                    married Catherine Farnsworth d/o Joans Farnsworth on 27 Feb 1803 in Cooper, ME,  bans published
                    7 Feb 1803.  She was born in 1779 based on 1850 cenus stating her age as 71.

                    children:
                        1. Benjamin Franklin Foster  b. 2 Jun 1803  Machias, ME
                        2. Albert Yallation (Gallatin?) Foster  b.  31 Oct 1804 Machias, ME d. 1848 St David Parish, NB, Canada
                        3.  Edwin L. Foster  b. 8 Jan 1809 Machias, ME
                        4.  Herny Laurens Foster  b. 23  May 1809 Machias, ME
                        5.  Theodore Hardy Foster  b.  21 Oct 1811

Ref:  1


Elizabeth ( Eliza) Foster (Abijah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) married her first cousin Jeremiah Foster
Ref:  1, 4, 5


Benjamin Foster (Samuel, Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b.  28 Apr 1793 Machias, ME d.  Unknown  Married
                     his second cousin Joanna Foster (aka Joan Foster) d/o Moses Foster on 23 Aug  1817 by the  Rev.   Marshfield Stella 
                     and lived in East Machias. 1850 census has the family living in Dennysville, ME.  Occupation listed as 'Innkeeper' with a 
                     family of 6 childern and wife Joanna age 50.  They had 7 childern in all, one dying in infancy.

                childern:
                    1. Emily Caroline Foster   b. 29 Jan 1820
                    2. Joan E. Foster  b 1826  d. 1851 ( these dates based on the 1850 census)
                    3. Drusilla W. Foster  b. 1828
                    4. Eunice Foster
                    5. Lydia Ursula Foster  b 11 Oct 1821 Machias ME
                    6.  Julia Emeline Foster  b. 2 Jun 1823 Machais, ME
                    7. Benjamin Foster

Ref:  1, 4, 5


Joanna Foster (Moses, Woodin, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) married second cousin Benjamin Foster
Ref:  1, 4, 5


Jeptha (Japthah) Foster (Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. 23 Jan 1803 Wakefield, Carleton County, New 
                    Brunswick, Canada.  d.  15 Dec 1874 Sacramento, CA   June 1850 census has his age as 45 this would make birth year 
                   1805.  Injured in a train wreck enroute to California and died  in Sacramento, CA. (from family records)  He is buried in
                    Sacramento CA. married: Asenath  Ann Hovey in 1823. d/o Aaron hovey & Dorothy Price.  She was born 19 Nov 1808
                    probably Ludlow Parrish, NB and Died in Columbia CA. 25 Feb 1889

                    children:- Authorites have different number of Childern btwn 12 & 15

                        1.  Harriet Asenath Foster  b 25 Sep 1825  d  1911 married:  Jeremiah Stinchfield
                        2.  Moses Foster  b 25 Mar 1827
                        3.  Ann Foster  b 6 Sep 1829
                        4.  Amaasa Foster  b.  1 May 1832
                        5.  Mary P. Foster  b. 4 Apr 1837
                        6.  Louise Fosster  b 23 Nov 1835   married ___?___ Shaw
                       7.  Sanders ( Saunders) Foster  b.  9 Jun 1839
                        8.  Isreal Foster  b 26 Nov 1840
                        9.  Dorothy A, Foster
                        10.  Susannah (Susie)   Foster  b. 16 Oct 1842married __?__Fletcher
                        11.  Irene Foster  b.  1844  married:  Daurius Sipprelle  s/o Henry Siprelle & Sophronia Shaw
                        12. Aaron Foster  b 1846
                        13  Hovey A. Foster  b 11 May 1846
                        14  Agatha Foster
                        15  Augusta Foster  b Feb 1848 married  __?__Drew

Ref:  1, 6, 8, 14

Elizabeth Foster (Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald) b. 19 Sep 1800 Oronocto, Sunbury Co., NB, Canada   d. 
                          1860 Houlton, ME.married  Isreal Kinney on 16 Jun 1819 in Burton, Sunbury Co., NB Canda.  He was born in 1792.
                           s/o Stephen Kinney, grandson of Israel Kinney (f/o Deborah Kinney, Elizabeth's mother) If this is the correct family 
                           that would make this couple first cousins.

                        childern:
                                1. Elizabeth Kinney
                                2. Angeline Kinney
                                3. Leatrice  Kinney
                                4.  Moses Kinney b. 2 Sep 1833
                                5.  Aaron  Kinney  b. 2 Sep 1833  d.  1927 Los Angles, CA
                                6.  Benen Kinney
                                7.  Hiram Kinney
                                8.  Gideon Kinney
                                9.   Jane Kinney
                                10. Wesley Kinney
                                11.  Louise Kinney

Ref:  1, 6, 8 14


John Moses Foster  (aka Moses Foster as listed in family bible) (Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin,
                        Isaac, Reginald)  b. 7 May 1805 Wakefield, Carelton Co., NB, Canada   d. 5 Apr 1888.  He married
                        Sarah Smith Wheeler in Burton and resided in Wakefield & Woodstock, NB, Canada.

                        married:  Sarah Smith Wheeler ( b. 14 Apr 1810  d. 11 Apr 1866) in 1827 in Burton, NB, Canada.

                        childern:
                                1.  Isreal Foster  b. 23 Sep 1828
                                2. Samuel Nutt Foster  b. 2 Mar 1830 married (1)  Frances A. Foster    (2)  Mrs. Melissa J. Doty
                                3.  Odber Moses Foster  b. 11 Sep 1832 married (1)  Harriet E. Smith    (2)  Elizabeth Campbell
                                4.  Ceclia Foster  b.  18 Feb 1834
                                5.  Almira Foster  b.  3 Sep 1836   d.  7 Apr  1892
                                6.  Augusta Foster  b. 27 Jan  1841
                                7.  Elizabeth Ann Foster  b. 29 Mar 1845   d.  20 Jan 1889
                                8.  Parker Humphrey Foster  b.  13 May 1846    married  Mary A, Sprague
                                9.  Susannah Foster

Ref:  1, 6, 8, 14


JAMES FOSTER (Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)  b.  3 Nov 1789  Oromocto, Sunbury
                       Co., NB, Canada  d.  1869  Newburg, ME    These people came to the Penobscot in the intrest of
                        lumbering and the virgin  timber to be found there. married: (1)  MARY "POLLY" BURTT   d. prior to Sep 1863 . The 
                        census record calls her Mary but the family always refered to her as  Polly (2)  Lavaina Mudgett   on  27 Sep 1869

                         children by Mary "Polly" Burtt
                            1.  George Foster  b. abt 1819  Nb, Canada
                            2.  Mahala  Foster
                            3.  James Foster  b. 28 Dec 1827 Wakefield, NB, Canada
                            4.  Alfred Foster
                            5.  GIDEON FOSTER  b. 30 Mar 1831

Ref:  1, 6, 7, 8, 14



Eighth Generation

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Amasa Foster (Jeptha, Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)  b.  1 May 1832  d. Dec 18?? married: 
                     Mary Sipprelle (b. 12 Apr 1839 d. unknowm) d/o Henry and Sophronia (Shaw) Sipprelle. She was sister to Julia 
                     Sipprelle  who married Zephania Mills, Monticello, Me and brothers Darius, Mark and Goerge Siprelle who served in 
                     the civil war.

                    children:
                        1.  Freemont Dayton Foster  b 1856
                        2.  Ernest Darius Foster  b.  10 Oct 1857  d.  12 Apr 1920 in California
                                         Occupation:  Jewler
                        3.  Addie  Persis Foster   b. 2 Sep  1862

Ref:  1


        Susannah Foster ( John Moses, Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)
                         married:  Isaac Fletcher

                        children:
                            1.  Bertram Fletcher

Ref:  1, 13


GIDEON FOSTER  ( James, Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)  b.  30 Mar  1831 Dixmont
                    (or Newburg) ME   d.  1914  East Cornith, ME.  Gideon was 19 years old in 1850 census.

                    married: ABIGAIL AMES ANDREWS ( b. 15 Dec 1831 Pleasant Ridge, Somerset Co., ME  d.  abt
                            1892 in Norwlls CA) d/o Jonathan Andrews  on  23 Sep 1853 in Penobscot Co., ME
                           Record of this marriage can be found at the Maine State Archives County marriages roll 3,
                            volume 2, page 232.

                    children:
                        1.  Amanda E. Foster   b 19 Jul 1854
                        2.  Jonathan  Freemont Foster  b. 31 Aug 1861   d.  Jul 1941
                        3.  FRANKLIN GIDEON FOSTER     b.  6 Feb 1856

Ref:  1, 7, 13


Ninth Generation

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Addie Persis Foster ( Amasa, Jeptha, Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)
                        b.  2 Sep 1862
                        married  her second cousin Jonathan Freemont Foster (b. 31 Aug 1861  d. Jul 1941) s/o GIDEON
                        FOSTER  and ABIGAIL AMES ANDREWS on 28 Nov 1889.  Called J. Fremont and Fremont.
                        Johnathan maybe be a middle name.

                        Children:
                                1. Harold Ernest Foster  b  1892
                                2. Chester  Fremont Foster  b. 21 Dec 1896
Ref:  1


FRANKLIN GIDEON FOSTER ( Gideon, James, Benen, Isaiah, Benjamin, Benjamin, Isaac, Reginald)
                        b. 6 Feb 1856 Newburg, ME  d 1916  East Cornith, ME.  Teacher andPrinciple at Fryeburg ME.
                        Elementary School, Quit teaching when the town cut his salary to $12 a week

                        married:  LYDIA M. JONES (b 1863 Windsor, NB, Canada  d. 1947 East Cornith, ME)
                                        d/o JAMES A. JONES &  ELIZABETH SHAW

                    children:
                        1.  Eugene Foster **
                        2.  Ida Foster **
                        3.  Frederick Foster **
                        4. ABIGAIL " ABBIE" ELIZABETH FOSTER  b. 1892   Montecello ME   d. 17 Dec 1987
                            Canton, ME  married  EUGENE CODY NORTON  s/o Robert S. Norton & Addie Kinney

Ref:  1, 7, 12, 13

 


REFERENCES CITED

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1. Hinckley, Mabel (Gould) Demers;  Descendents of Reginald Foster  1887 -
2. Hammatt, Abraham;  The Hammett Papers- Early Inhabitants of Ispwich, Massachusetts 1633 -1700  (1980)
3.  Fisher, Carleton; Supplement to Soilders, Sailors and Patriots of the Revoultionary War - Maine,  published by 
      NSAR, Luoiville, KY
4.  Machias Maine Marriages, 1767 - 1827, Danbury Books
5.  Machias Maine Families, Danbury Books 1984
6.  Bell, E. W.; Descendents of Isreal Kenney
7.  Letters of Abigail "Abbie" Foster Norton
8.  Pension Application of BENEN FOSTER
9.  Joseph B. Felt's History of Ipswich, Essex and Hamilton published in 1834
10.  Pierce, E. ; Reginald Foster Geneology 1899
11.   Maine at Louisburg in 1745" by Henrey S Burrage, D.D. pub 1910 Augusta ME
12. Marriage Certificate of Abigail Foster & Eugene Norton
13.  Personal Interview with Family Members
14.  Hayward, George H.;  Pioneer Families of Carleton County New Brunswick, Published in
       The Observer, Hartland, N B  btwn 18 Jul 1974 thru 26 May 1977
 

 

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