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The Family of James and Griselda (HANDLEY) FOSTER (17??-18??) (17??-18??)
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Lived in Greenbrier Co, VA (WV); Butler Co, OH
children: *Archibald Handley FOSTER *Griselda Jane *Joshua *Esom (Isom)
spouse surnames: *Archibald Handley FOSTER

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b. 1730 Ireland
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Northumberland Co PA
(m2)   Margaret "Peggy"
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b. 1741 Ireland
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Northumberland Co PA

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Griselda HANDLEY
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The children (and grandchildren/first cousins) of
James and Griselda (HANDLEY) FOSTER

* Griselda Handley FOSTER, 1776 VA - ? (married James FOSTER in 1797) - to Butler County, OH ca 1810

CHILDREN:
Archibald Handley Foster
1799- ?
Hamilton Co, OH
Griselda Jane Foster
?- ?
Butler Co, OH
Joshua Foster
1802- ?
Hamilton Co, OH
Esom (Isom) Foster
1803- ?
Rush Co, IN drowned
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Isom Foster, by bobdmiller

Griselda Handley Foster was one of the daughters of Archibald and Jean (Henderson) HANDLEY of Monroe/Greenbrier Co WV, born about 1776 when that area was still part of Virginia. Soon after her father's death in 1796 and just before James turned 27, Griselda married James Foster on March 25, 1797 in Monroe Co, VA. James was born 28 March 1770 in Southhampton, Long Island, NY.

1810: In the Monroe Co VA (now WV) census, James FOSTER is listed with

1 son 10-16:Archibald "Archey" Handley Foster
2 daughters 10-16:    Griselda "Jane" Foster and 1 other
4 sons under 10:     Joshua, Esom Foster, 2 others

The FOSTER family left Monroe County VA/WV soon after the 1810 census, first going to Montgomery County, KY, then on to Hamilton and Butler Counties, OH. Later (after 1836?) they moved west again to Jefferson and Jackson Counties, IN. Thanks to Bob MILLER who supplied this information.

Joshua George Foster was a son of Joshua Foster

1836: Archibald H. and Joshua FOSTER were listed together in Butler County, Ohio on the McBrides' 1836 property owner township map for northwestern Morgan Township, see section #17. West of there, Archibald FOSTER owned land in section #18 south of the DeARMONDS. (Archibald H. FOSTER and Archibald FOSTER seem to be two different people, or the same.) Joshua GEORGE had lived due east of Archibald H. and Joshua FOSTER, and the old George Burying Ground and Archy HANDLEY's land was east of Joshua GEORGE, section 17.


Archibald Handley and Margaret (PATTERSON) FOSTER, had 4 or 5 children:

* Franklin J. "Frank" FOSTER, born 18 Jan 1830 Butler Co OH, married 6 Sep 1855 Mary Ann KELLEY (3 Aug 1834 Butler Co OH - 22 Feb 1902 Carmi, White Co IL), and died 17 Oct 1892 in Carmi (Old Graveyard). Check here and scroll down for his biography, census, and Civil War service information.

* Captain Samuel J. FOSTER (8 Mar 1833 OH-14 Jan 1896 IL; Enfield Cemetery, White Co IL). Married Julia A BOYER in 1865, per Sandy Harvey, harv1@btc.skynet.net 1999. [bottom of query002 page]

* Margaret FOSTER

* Archibald George FOSTER was born 12 Jun 1839, Butler Co OH, married Louisa TALKINGTON (29 Dec 1843 IN-27 Mar 1901 Enfield Cemetery, White Co IL) in 1860, and died 19 Jun 1902 in Enfield, White Co, IL.

* Pvt Joshua Newton FOSTER (or Newton Joshua FOSTER?) born ca 1844 OH (calculated from census info) and died 30 Oct 1863 in the Civil War. Buried in Memphis (TN) National Cemetery plot 543.


Obituary for Isaac FOSTER, born 1802 Monroe Co WV
contributed by John Hutchins, john.hutchins@yahoo.com
from The Crawfordsville (Indiana) Weekly Journal of 21 Apr 1888,
even though Isaac died in Indianapolis IN (Marion Co).
The obituary original was in the microfilm files of the Crawfordsville District Public Library,
Crawfordsville, IN (Montgomery Co IN). CDPL cemetery search

Death of Isaac Foster
Isaac Foster, the oldest member of the G. A. R. of Indiana, died at his home in Indianapolis Wednesday, April 11 (1888). Grandfather Foster, as he was familiarly called, was born in Monroe county, West Virginia, in 1802. He was married to Sarah Ann Jones, of Butler county, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1831. Twelve children were born to them, seven of whom with their mother survive him.

Early in 1861, at the age of 57 years, he enlisted in the 71st Ohio Vol, Inf. and with the army of the Tennessee participaged in several noted battles among which was the fight at Pittsburg Landing. But the long weary march and fearful exposure proved to [sic] much for a man of his age, and despite his dauntless courage and grand aptriotism, long before the term of his enlistmet had expired he was compelled to confide to younger and sturdier hands the defense of his country.

For months after his discharge life trembled in the balance, but finally he rallied and lived to enjoy the blessings of a free and united country nearly a quarter of a century.

In disposition he was gentle as a woman and his sunset of life was beautiful as the close of a perfect day. He was a member of Joseph R. Gordon Post and his burial was conducted by that body. His funeral was attended by all the Posts of the city. The remains were interred at Crown Hill cemetery Sunday, April 15 [1888]. Mr. Foster had a larger circle of friends and relative living in this county.

DAR Information including Isaac Foster, 1802-1888
NSDAR Lineage Books, Volume 109, page 210
Mrs. Margaret J. Foster Breyer, DAR ID Number: 108692
Born in Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Wife of John F. Breyer.
Descendant of Moses De Camp, as follows:
1. Isaac Foster (1802-88) m. 1831 Sarah Ann Jones (1812-1900).
2. Abraham Jones (1785-1849) m. 1811 Rebecca Pierson (1792-1883).
3. Squire Pierson m. 1790 Nancy De Camp (1772-1840).
4. Moses De Camp m. 1763 Sarah Ross.
Moses De Camp (1735-1827) was a volunteer in the Essex County, New Jersey militia.
He was born in Westfield, N. J.; died in Butler County, Ohio.
Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sparks/documents/decampsource.txt

NSDAR Lineage Books, Volume 123, page 159
Mrs. Jessie F. Richardson, DAR ID Number: 122523
Born in Indianapolis, Ind.
Wife of James B. Richardson.
Descendant of Moses De Camp, as follows:
1. Elijah Colton (1840-1914) m. 1864 Elizabeth Foster (b. 1842).
2. Isaac Foster (1802-88) m. 1831 Sarah Ann Jones (1812-1900).
3. Abraham Jones (1785-1849) m. 1811 Rebecca Pierson (1792-1889).
4. Squire Pierson m. 1790 Nancy De Camp (1772-1840).
5. Moses De Camp m. Sarah Ross (1747-1835).
Moses De Camp (1735-1827) was a volunteer in the Essex County, New Jersey militia.
He was born in Westfield, N. J.; died in Butler County, Ohio.
Also No. 108692. Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sparks/documents/decampsource.txt

* Thanks to Bob Miller, papawbo62@yahoo.com, for information on the Foster family
* Handley Genealogy Page or on to Fayette Co, IN
* 1880 census search * Miami Valley Genealogy Index search
* Butler County OHGenWeb
* Memoirs of the Miami Valley - Butler Co
* A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio