Families of Mathews County, Virginia

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  • ID: I551
  • Name: John FOSTER, SR.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1686
  • Note: Birth date based on obit for grandson Joel Foster
  • Note:
    Note: Please Note: The Abingdon Parish Register did not have a birth record for John Foster, Sr. ... So I'm guessing that he was the son of Richard & Elizabeth Foster or that he could be the nephew of Richard Foster. --- Becky Foster Barnhardt


    According to the following, John, Sr. was living when the Revolution started:

    New Orleans Christian Advocate, Nov. 22, 1851, Obituary of Joel Foster ... "died at his plantation home in St. Helena Parish, La., on Aug. 11, 1851, Joel Foster, perhaps the last Revolutionary soldier in the bounds of St. Helena. Born in Gloucester Co., Virginia, Aug. 15, 1762, son of patriotic ancestry, his grandfather having taken up arms in defense of his country at the age of ninety years. His father was a Lt. in the Virginia Militia. Several brothers of Joel Foster also served with distinction in the Revolution: Capt. Josiah, Lt. John (surgeon), and Lt. Isaac."


    Deed Book 7, Amelia Co. VA. Pg. 424: Deed. John Foster, Sr. of Kingston Parish, Gloucester Co. VA to James Foster of Amelia Co. and Joshua Foster of Kingston Parish, Gloucester Co. VA. Dated 8 Dec 1760. Consid: 125 pounds.

    1. 577 acres to James Foster, being part of land patented June 15, 1750 by John Ellis, Indian Trader.

    2. 289 acres to Joshua Foster in Amelia Co., being part of 1066 acres patented June 15, 1750 to said John Ellis.

    Wits: James Foster, John Forrest, George Forrest, Josiah Foster, Joel Foster, Anthony Deggs, Jr. & John Foster, Jr.

  • Change Date: 2 JUN 2005



    Father: Richard FOSTER b: ABT 1658
    Mother: Elizabeth [--?--]

    Marriage 1 Mary [--?--]
      Children
      1. Has No Children John FOSTER b: 1720/21 in Abingdon Parish in Gloucester Co. VA
      2. Has No Children Grace FOSTER b: 1722 in Abingdon Parish in Gloucester Co. VA
      3. Has No Children Richard FOSTER b: 1724/25 in Abingdon Parish in Gloucester Co. VA
      4. Has Children John FOSTER, JR. b: ABT 1728 in Abingdon Parish in Gloucester Co. VA
      5. Has No Children Susanna FOSTER b: 1730 in Abingdon Parish in Gloucester Co. VA
      6. Has No Children James FOSTER b: 1733 in Abingdon Parish in Gloucester Co. VA
      7. Has Children Robert FOSTER b: 1736 in Abingdon Parish in Gloucester Co. VA
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