History of the Town of
Canterbury, New Hampshire
By James Otis Lyford,
Editor of History of Concord, N.H.
Author of the Life of Edward H. Rollins
In Two Volumes
FOSTER, GENERATIONS 1-7
[transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
Prepared by George R. Foster of Milford, Mass.
In giving the genealogy of the Fosters of Canterbury, it will be observed that the arrangement of given names in parenthesis traces each family back to Capt. Asa Foster of Andover, Mass. The reason for this is to show that they all were descendants from the same ancestor, and while it is quite probable that Capt. Foster never was a resident of Canterbury, yet the fact that all of his sons (Asa, Abiel, Daniel, David and Jonathan) and two of his daughters permanently located here, makes it seem proper to choose him as a starting point for genealogical purposes.
CAPT. ASA FOSTER was the fourth generation from Reginald Foster of Ipswich, Mass. (William(3), William(2), Reginald(1)). Frederick Clifton Pierce of Chicago, in his genealogy of the American Fosters, states that Reginald Foster was b. in Brunton (others say Exeter), England, about 1595, and was a descendant of an ancient and respectable family of that section, which was identified with those families in the northern counties of England, which were known by the name of Forster, and had distinguished themselves in their successful achievements against their Scottish foes, and are mentioned in the "Lay of the Last Minstrel" and "Marmion."
FOSTER COAT OF ARMS: Argent: A chevron vert between three bugle horns stringed gules. Crest: An arm in armor embowered, holding in the hand a broken tilting spear. Motto: Si fradus fortis. "If broken, still strong." Sequor Aqnum (I follow the Lamb) evidently implies Christ, the Lamb of God, and very probably relates to the Third Crusade of the 12th Century, when Sir John Forster accompanied Richard I, King of England, to Palestine and won honors at the Siege of Acre in 1191, for which he was granted right to bear a chevron vert on his shield.
"There was mounting 'mong graemes of the netherby clan; Forsters, Fenwicks, and Musgraves, they rode and they ran;" —Marmion, Canticle 5, XII.
Reginald Foster came to America in one of the vessels embargoed by King Charles I, accompanied by his wife, Judith, five sons and two daughters, and settled in Ipswich, Mass., about the year 1638, and was one of the earliest inhabitants of that town. His English ancestry, beginning with his father, was as follows: Thomas, Cuthbert, Sir Thomas, Sir Thomas, Sir Thomas, Sir Thomas, Sir Thomas, Sir William, Sir Richard, Sir Reginald, Sir Alfred, Sir Randolph, Sir John, Sir William, Sir Reginald, Sir Hugo, and Sir Richard. A sister of Sir Richard, named Matilda or Maude, was the wife of William I, the Conqueror, King of England.
From Sir Richard Forester sprung the Blake Foresters of Ashfield and Knockmoy Abbey, County of Galway, and Inchorey Castle, County of Clare; also the Foresters of Etherston and Bamborough Castle in Northumberland, who are so vividly described in the historical novel, "Dorothy Forster," by Sir Walter Besant, the celebrated English novelist.
(Lack of space prevents giving a full account of Reginald Foster or of his descendants, except of those who lived in C. F. C. Pierce in his Genealogy of the Fosters devotes several pages to his life in Ipswich, Mass., and states that he was an active citizen of that town. Included in this account is a copy of the inventory of his estate showing valuation of £744 16s. and also a copy of his will dated April 30, 1680. Other books giving an account of Reginald Foster and his descendants were published by Edward Jacob Forster, M. D., of Boston in 1876 and by Perley Derby of Salem, Mass., in 1872. The facts for these publications by Dr. Forster and Derby were probably taken largely from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, page 352, and Vol. XXX, page 83, and possibly from other sections of the Register.)
Reginald Foster d. in 1681, at over eighty years of age. His will was proved June 9, 1681. His children were: Mary, Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, William, Jacob and Reginald, all of whom were born in England between 1618 and 1636. Each of the children had families of from nine to fourteen children, many of whom settled in Ipswich, Boxford, Andover and vicinity towns of Mass. It is, therefore, evident that Reginald Foster has a numerous posterity widely scattered. Many have attained national distinction, among them having been U.S. Senator Lafayette Sabine Foster of Conn. and U.S. Senator Addison G. Foster of Wash.
The following pages are devoted to Capt. Asa Foster and his descendants through his five sons, as far as has been possible to trace them. The figures against each name in parenthesis denotes the generation removed from Reginald Foster, Capt. Asa(4) being the fourth, and are so noted throughout the following pages. Reginald's son, William(2), was a resident of Ipswich and Boxford, Mass. His grandson, William(3), was a resident of Boxford and Andover, Mass.
1. CAPT. ASA(4) FOSTER (William(3), William(2), Reginald(1)) b. Andover, Mass., 16 June, 1710; m. 26 Oct., 1732, Elizabeth Abbott, b. 21 Oct., 1712, d. 4 July, 1758; m. second (pub.) 10 Dec., 1763, Lucy Rogers Wise, of Ipswich, Mass., b. 1723; d. 17 Oct., 1787. She was the dau. of Major Ammi Rohammie Rogers of Ispwich, Mass.
In 1758 he was commissioned by Thomas Pownall, Capt. Gen. and Vice-Admiral of Mass. Province, as captain in Col. Ebenezer Nichols' regiment, raised for the invasion of Canada. This commission was signed by Col. Ebenezer Nichols and Gen. Thomas Gage. His son Daniel, who later settled in C., was in this company. Oct. 21, 1765, the citizens of Andover, Mass., voted to select a committee to draw up instructions to the representative of the town at the General Court of the Province in relation to opposing the arbitrary measures of the British government. Capt. Asa Foster was one of this committee. Again in 1768 he was one of a committee to prepare a report to submit to the town to consider some measures that may tend to encourage prudence and manufactures and to lessen the use of superfluities in the town. In 1776 he was elected one of the committee on correspondence, inspection and safety. He left an estate valued at £830 16s. 7d. He was a large owner of land in C., besides large tracts of upland, meadow, etc., in Andover, Mass. His land in C. was purchased by his sons, Dea. Asa and Capt. Jonathan Foster, and was situated in Hackleborough school district. He lived through the Revolution, giving his encouragement and influence in various ways. His first wife, Elizabeth Abbott, was a dau. of Dea. John and Elizabeth Harnden. Her young brother, Abiel, a man of promise, d. after he graduated from Harvard, but his mantle fell upon his namesake, Abiel Foster, son of Capt. Asa. The latter d. 17 July, 1787. Children:
There is a recorded deed in the provincial records at Concord, dated 2 Dec., 1731, which shows that John Foster of Andover, Mass., bought of Benj. York and Peter Mason two rights of land in C. While this John Foster was probably a brother to Capt. Asa Foster, it is not presumed that he or his land purchase in 1731 were in any way influential towards the immigration of the Fosters into C. about thirty years later. Capt. Asa Foster may have learned of the C. settlement on the expedition to Canada. It is not known which two of the three daus. accompanied their brothers to C., but it is evident that Sarah Foster was one of the two, because of the fact that her husband, Timothy Bradley, was a resident of Concord.
2. DEA. ASA(5) FOSTER (Asa(4)) b. 11 Sept., 1733, Andover, Mass.; m. first, Boxford, 18 Nov., 1762, Hannah Symons, of Boxford, b. 5 Nov., 1733; she d. 29 June, 1775; m. second, in 1776, Hannah Peters, b. 14 Dec., 1730; d. 11 Jan., 1815. She was the dau. of Samuel and Mary Peters of Andover, Mass. He moved to C. about 1761, as he and his father purchased 240 acres of land in C. that year. He was appointed dea. in 1773, and honorably sustained that office for more than forty years, until his death, 23 Sept., 1814. He was appointed civil magistrate 16 May, 1791. His first wife was the dau. of Joseph Symons and Mary Peabody, and granddau. of William Peabody and Hannah Hale, and great-granddau. of Mary (Reginald) Foster and Lieut. Francis Peabody. Children, b. in C.:
She d. 24 Feb., 1848. Mrs. Parker survived her husband and children several years, and becoming blind, passing her last days with her brother Asa at C.
3. ABIEL(5) FOSTER (Asa(4)) b. Andover, Mass., 8 Aug., 1735; m. 15 May, 1761, Hannah Badger, dau. of Gen. Joseph Badger, of Gilmanton. She d. 10 Jan., 1768, aged 26; m. second, 11 Oct., 1769, Mary Rogers, b. 1 Nov., 1745. She d. in C., 12 March, 1813. She was a dau. of Dr. Samuel and Hannah Wise Rogers, of Ipswich, Mass. Her father was a descendant of John Rogers of Dedham, Eng., and Rev. Nathaniel, Rev. John, and Rev. John, of Ipswich, Mass. Her mother was a dau. of Maj. Ammi Ruhamah Wise who was a son of Rev. John Wise, of Ipswich, Mass., who was a son of Rev. Joseph Wise, of Roxbury, Mass. Among the household effects she brought to her new home was a fine Venetian mirror, which a great-great-grandfather, Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, brought with him to Ipswich, Mass., in 1636. This mirror is now in the possession of Mrs. Edward K. Warren, of Three Oaks, Mich., a dau. of Henry Chamberlain. Mr. Foster d. 6 Feb., 1806. Children, b. in C.:
4. DANIEL(5) FOSTER (Asa(4)) b. Andover, Mass., 25 Sept., 1737; m. there 16 Dec., 1760, Hannah Kittredge. He d. 25 Jan., 1833. He settled in C. probably about 1763. Children, b. in C.:
5. DAVID(5) FOSTER (Asa(4)) b. 24 Dec., 1741, Andover, Mass.; m. 24 Nov., 1768, Sarah Foster, b. 1750, d. about 1830. He d. 9 Dec., 1810. He settled in C. about 1766. Children, b. in C.:
6. CAPT. JONATHAN(5) FOSTER (Asa(4)) b. Andover, Mass., 23 July, 1747; m. Ipswich, Mass., Nov., 1770, Lucy Rogers, dau. of Samuel, M. D., who was son of Rev. John, of Ipswich, Mass., and grandson of Rev. John Rogers, president of Harvard College. She was b. 19 Oct., 1748; d. about 1830. He d. 1815. He settled in C. about 1768. Children, b. in C.:
7. COL. ASA(6) FOSTER (Asa(5), Asat(4) b. 3 June, 1765, in C.; m. there 10 Nov., 1794, Sarah Morrill, dau. of Dea. David, b. 17 May, 1772; d. in C., 28 March, 1868. (See Morrill Gen.) He d. 21 Aug., 1861. At the age of fifteen, 4 July, 1780, Col. Foster enlisted in Capt. Ebenezer Webster's Co., Col. Moses Nichols' regiment of N.H. militia, which was sent in 1780 to West Point then under the command of Benedict Arnold. Here he was for a short time one of Arnold's bodyguard. He was a witness of Arnold's daring escape to the British ship Vulture. He was discharged 25 Oct., 1780, but retained his interest in military affairs after the close of the war and served for many years as colonel of the militia. He passed most of his life in C., and was noted for his rugged honesty. He was prominent in the early days of anti-slavery agitation in advocacy of freedom for the slave. Children, b. in C.:
(Children of Hannah Foster (Woodman) Calef, of Middletown, Conn., were: Jeremiah Francis(9), Arthur Benjamin, Jr., Edward Baker and Samuel Prescott Calef. Children of Jeremiah Francis Calef were: Lucy Foster(10), Edith Dart, Irene Hutchinson and Arthur Benjamin Calef, 3d. Children of Arthur Benjamin Calef, Jr., were: Jeremiah(10), Francis and Robert Calef. Children of Edward Baker Calef were: Charles Harold(10, Ethel M. and Helen Calef.)
(Children of Galen(8) Kilburn: (1) Lucien Mather(9). (2) Ella Anna. (3) Edmund LeClair. (4) Fannie Louise. (5) Winnie Annie. (6) Clarence. (7) Eugene. (8) Norman Whipple. Children of Lucien Morrill(8) Kilburn: (1) Charles Wheelock(9). (2) George G. (3) Mary Louise.)
8. WILLIAM(6) FOSTER (Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 24 Dec., 1763; m. 10 June, 1792, Betsey Morrill, b. 30 May, 1770. (See Morrill Gen.) He d. 10 July, 1825, in C. Soldier in the Revolutionary war, enlisting from C. Children, b. in C.:
9. JAMES(6) FOSTER (Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 28 Dec., 1765; m. 19 Jan., 1790, Mrs. Betsey Sanborn, b. 18 Aug., 1764. Children, b. in C.:
10. ABIEL(6) FOSTER (Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 19 Feb., 1773; m. 25 Feb., 1796, Susannah Moore; b. 9 April, 1775; d. Solon, O., 22 June, 1853. She was the dau. of Capt. Samuel and Susanna (Webster) Moore of C. (See Moore Gen.) He d. in Solon, O., 24 Feb., 1846. He was educated in part at Phillips Academy in Exeter, and read law, being well versed in its general principles. For more than thirty years he held a commission as a justice of the peace, and at one time most of the civil business of C. and vicinity was tried before him. In 1816 he was clerk of the N.H. Senate. Living on the homestead, he never took great interest in agriculture. At one time he was in trade in C. He sent his eldest son to Dartmouth College, and all his children obtained good educations. In 1836 he emigrated to Columbus, O., his daus., Augusta, Sarah and Catherine, going with him. His son, Abiel, was at that time principal of a high school in Columbus. His daus., Eliza and Martha Jane, were matrons or teachers in state institutions. In 1843, he and his wife went to Solon, O., where he d. Children, b. in C.:
11. DANIEL(6) FOSTER (Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. Andover, Mass., 29 June, 1761; m. Harriet Bracket. Ile served in the Revolutionary war, enlisting from C. Children, b. in C.:
12. SIMEON(6) FOSTER (Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 22 Jan., 1765; m. 28 Oct., 1801, Susanna Worthen, b. Chester, 22 Feb., 1777, d. 16 Jan., 1830. He d. 25 April, 1825. Children, b. in C.:
13. JEREMIAH C.(6) FOSTER (Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C. 6 April, 1784; m. there 14 March, 1813, Susannah Bradley, b. July, 1784, d. 5 Sept., 1824. (See Bradley Gen.) He d. 14 May, 1839. Children, b. in C.:
14. DAVID FOSTER(6) (David(5), Asa(4)) b. 1 April, 1776; m. in Loudon, Sarah Dearborn. She d. in LaSalle, Ill., 1 Oct., 1855. He was a farmer and d. in Buda, Ill., 10 Sept., 1843. Children, b. in C.:
15. TIMOTHY(6) FOSTER (David(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 21 Aug., 1782; m. 25 Dec., 1804, Hannah Carter. He d. 10 Aug., 1851. Children, b. in C.:
16. SAMUEL H(6). FOSTER (Jonathan(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 6 Nov., 1771; m. July, 1797, Elizabeth Symonds. She d. 25 June, 1801; m. second, 16 May, 1802, Mercy Porter of Danvers, Mass., who d. in New York City in 1847. She was dau. of Thomas Porter (Nathaniel, Joseph, John), and great-greatgranddau. of John Porter, of "Porter's Plains," Danvers (also called "Porter of Salem") Freeman, 1633, who was disarmed in 1636 for being a supporter of Ann Hutchinson, and was warned to leave Boston in 1637; went to Hingham; was representative to General Court in 1644, and selectman of that town. Children:
17. CAPT. JOHN(6) FOSTER (Jonathan(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 22 July, 1773; m. Sarah Kimball. She d. Newark, N.J., aged 69. He d. in N.Y. City in 1834. Children, b. in C.:
18. ASA EMERSON(7) FOSTER (Asa(6) Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 2 Sept., 1795; m. in Amherst, 8 Sept., 1830, Maria Chickering, b. 1 Dec., 1803, d. 24 June, 1859. Mr. Foster graduated from Dartmouth College in 1822, where he was considered the best mathematician in his class. He became principal of the Erie Academy, Erie, Penn., where he taught more than eight years, and then opened the Erie Institute, a private school, in which he remained thirteen years, a most successful instructor. After the death of his wife the remainder of his life was spent sometimes at his borne in Erie, at other times either with his friends, in New England, or with his dau., first in Portland, N.Y., then in Salem, Ind., where he died 9 Oct., 1875. Child: Sarah Maria(8), b. 23 Feb., 1833; m. 6 Oct., 1857, Rev. Irving Ira St. John.
19. ADAMS(7) FOSTER (Asa(6), Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 22 Feb., 1800; m. 21 Nov., 1832, Sarah Bradley Eastman, granddau. of Sarah Foster and Timothy Bradley, b. 6 Aug., 1805, in Concord, d. Worcester, Mass., 1 Oct., 1893. He d. 18 Nov., 1873. Children, b. in C., where he lived with his brother, David, in Hackleborough school district:
20. STEPHEN SYMONDS(7) FOSTER (Asa(6), Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 17 Nov., 1809; M. in Penn., 21 Dec., 1845, Abby Kelley, b. 15 Jan., 1811, d. 14 Jan., 1887. He d. in Worcester, Mass., 8 Sept., 1881. Graduating from Dartmouth in 1838, he studied theology, but, because he was precluded from advocating Abolition in the pulpit, he left that profession in order to engage in the anti-slavery contest. He is described in one of Lowell's anti-slavery poems as
"A kind of maddened John the Baptist To whom the hardest word comes aptest, Who, struck by stone or brick, ill-starred, Hurls back an epithet as hard, Which, deadlier than stone or brick, Has a propensity to stick."
While in the theological seminary he induced some of his classmates to join with him to protest against the war-like preparations then going on, arising from the dispute with Great Britain over the northwestern boundary. The refusal of the faculty to allow the chapel to be used for such a meeting made him dissatisfied with the churches, because they countenanced war; and when he became an anti-slavery agitator he directed his attacks chiefly against the church and clergy, because they upheld slavery. Since the people of the New England towns could not be induced to attend anti-slavery lectures, he was accustomed to attend church meetings and claim there a hearing for the enslaved, and was often expelled by force, and several times imprisoned for disturbing public worship. He published articles in periodicals on the slavery question, and in 1843 a pamphlet, entitled "The Brotherhood of Thieves; a True Picture of the American Church and Clergy," in the form of a letter to Nathaniel Barney. His wife, Abby Kelley, reformer, was b. in Pelham, Mass., and d. in Worcester, Mass. Her parents, who were descendants of Irish Quakers, removed to Worcester while she was an infant. She taught school for several years in Worcester and Millbury, and in a Friends' School in Lynn, Mass. She resigned her post about 1837, and began lecturing as an anti-slavery advocate, being the first woman to address mixed audiences in favor of Abolition. Though sincere in her convictions and womanly in her delivery, she suffered many indignities in Connecticut during her lectures. About 1850 Mrs. Foster became actively interested in woman suffrage and prohibition. While speaking in Pennsylvania she met Stephen S. Foster, whom she married in New Brighton, Penn. The two continued their public addresses and, on one tour in Ohio, Mrs. Foster spoke every day for six weeks. They settled on a farm near Worcester, which was their home up to the time of Mr. Foster's death. Both Mr. and Mrs. Foster refused to pay taxes on their home estate, because the wife was not permitted to vote, and this resolution was followed by the sale of the home for two consecutive years, but it was bought in by their friends, and finally redeemed by Mr. Foster. Mrs. Foster's last public work was an effort made to raise funds to defray the expenses of securing the adoption of the Fifteenth amendment in the doubtful states. In June, 1886, she attended an anti-slavery reception in Boston. The day preceding her fatal illness she finished a sketch of her husband's life. James Russell Lowell pays her his tribute: "A Judith, there, turned Quakeress, Sits Abby, in her modest dress, No nobler gift of heart or brain, No life more white from spot or stain, Was e'er on Freedom's altar laid, Than hers—the simple Quaker maid."
Mr. and Mrs. Foster had one child: i. Alla Wright(8), b. 19 May, 1847; unm. Resides in Roxbury, Mass. Is a teacher. She was graduated from Vassar in 1872. Post-graduate Cornell in 1874.
21. DAVID MORRILL(7) FOSTER (Asa(6), Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 30 Oct., 1811; m. St. Albans, Me., 18 Nov., 1837, Sarah Bradley Robertson, b. 8 Sept., 1813 d. 16 July, 1885; granddau. of Sarah Foster and Timothy Bradley. Prominent in the affairs of the town he was also a leading member of the N.H. House of Representatives. He d. 24 Nov., 1884. Children, b. in C.;
22. NEWELL ABBOTT(7) FOSTER (Asa(6), Asa(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 7 Feb., 1814; m. Portland, Me., 1838, Eliza Jane Allison of Concord, b. 24 July, 1816, d. 18 June, 1854; m. second, in 1861, Ellen French. He learned the printer's trade and went to Portland, Me. In 1842 he took charge of the printing office of the American, and in 1862 he established the Portland Press, and in 1868 became sole owner. He was a very prominent member of the Maine State Legislature. He was the leading spiritualist in Portland. He d. 20 Nov., 1868. Children:
23. CHARLES(7) FOSTER (William(6), Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. 4 Oct., 1794, in C.; m. Ruth Tilton; d. 4 July, 1869. She d. 2 Aug., 1834. Children:
24. HIRAM(7) FOSTER (William(6), Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 2 April, 1800; m. 4 Oct., 1826, Cordelia C. Hoyle, b. 15 March, 1801. He d. 11 Aug., 1849, at Mt. Morris, N. Y. Children:
25. WILLIAM HENRY H.(7) FOSTER (William(6), Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 21 Aug., 1806; m. Rowena Wheelock; d. 29 July, 1861, in Rochester, N.Y. Children:
26. ARTHUR MARTEN(7) FOSTER (William(6), Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 19 Feb., 1812; m. Jane Sheldon; d. 31 Dec., 1848. Children:
27. ABIEL(7) FOSTER (Abiel(6), Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 19 June, 1798; m. 19 March, 1835, Pamelia Judd; d. 1874. Resided in Columbus, O., and Greenville, S.C. Children:
28. ELDER JOSEPH(7) FOSTER (Abiel(6), Abiel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 7 Nov., 1804; m. in Union County, S.C., 27 Dec., 1831, Minerva M. Means, of Meansville, S.C., b. 20 Oct., 1808; d. 26 Nov., 1896. He was educated in C., and lived there until 1826. Then he went to S.C., assisted his brother Abiel in his school in Greenville for a year or more, after which he went to Meansville, S.C., and taught school until his marriage to Miss Means. They then moved to their own home, three miles distant, near Fair Forest Presbyterian Church. They were regular attendants at this church, of which he was an elder. He was engaged in teaching and farming until Aug., 1847, when he moved to Spartanburg, S.C., to enter into mercantile business, in partnership with David C. Judd, a partnership that continued until his death, 30 Jan., 1877. Children:
29. DANIEL KITTREDGE(7) FOSTER (Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 14 May, 1793; m. Lydia Lane, 20 Nov., 1823; d. 14 Feb., 1875. He d. 11 Oct., 1869. Resided in Chichester. Children:
30. SIMEON B.(7) FOSTER (Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. Wheelock, Vt., 5 Aug., 1796; m. Mary S. Hill, b. 16 Feb., 1809; d. about 1880. He was a farmer, a worthy and much respected citizen and honored with public office, which he filled with great credit. Children, b. in C.:
31. WILLIAM HARRISON(7) FOSTER (Daniel(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. about 1800; m. Catherine Whitney. He taught school for many years. Resided in C. Children:
32. JOHN HUBBARD(7) FOSTER (Simeon(6), Daniel(6), Asa(5)) b. in C., 4 March, 1808; m. Mrs. Mary (French) Brown, who d. 17 Jan., 1877. No children. Farmer; d. 9 May, 1874, in C.
33. JOSEPH MOODY(7) FOSTER (Simeon(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 5 Jan., 1811; m. 16 Oct., 1837, Elizabeth Fellows, b. 14 Nov., 1814; d. 26 Aug., 1881. (See Fellows Gen.) He was a carpenter by trade and was high in the esteem of his fellow townsmen; d. 12 Aug., 1896. Children, b. in C.:
34. BENJAMIN OSGOOD(7) FOSTER (Simeon(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 1 Aug., 1813; m. first, Hannah K. French, d. 3 Oct., 1851; m. second, Mary Elizabeth Hooper, by whom he had one child, Hannah K.(8); both mother and dau. were killed by the cars 13 Sept., 1876, at N. Concord R. R. crossing, now known as "Boyce." He d. 27 July, 1876. No children by first wife.
35. CHARLES HENRY(7) FOSTER (Jeremiah(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 15 Dec., 1813; m. in Berrien County, Mich., Louisa Aldrich. He was a house and sign painter. Had several children, but they are all dead. He d. about 1900. Resided in Larrabee, Iowa.
36. JONATHAN B.(7) FOSTER ((Jeremiah(6), Daniel(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 10 Sept., 1818; m. 5 Dec., 1839, Mary H. Fellows, b. 1 Sept., 1818, d. 11 March, 1902. (See Fellows Gen.) He d. 15 April, 1896. Resided in C. An unassuming, hard-working man, he never aspired to public office, although always interested in all important measures relating to the town, doing his share in promoting its welfare. Children, b. in C.:
37. FRANKLIN(7) FOSTER (David(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 29 April, 1806; m. 8 Oct., 1832, Harriet Kendall, b. 1810, d. 18 Aug., 1857. Was a farmer. He d. 22 May, 1880. Res., Boston, Mass., and Buda, Ill. Children:
38. JOSEPH(7) FosTER (David(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 8 July, 1810; m. 1834 in Princeton, Ill., Elizabeth Boyer Vaughan, b. 1817, d. 1865; m. second, 1869, Elizabeth Childs; d. 1892. He emigrated to Bureau County, Ill., about 1833, settling in Concord township and keeping a country hotel for about sixteen years; he moved to Marquette, Mich., on Lake Superior in 1864. His wife d. 1865 at Marquette, Mich., and he moved back to Ill., in 1889, residing there until 1875; finally settling in Creston, Iowa. He d. at Creston, Ia., Oct., 1894, and was buried at Buda, Ill. Children:
39. REV. GEORGE WASHINGTON(7), FOSTER (David(6), David(5), Asa(4).) b. in C., 2 June, 1816; m. Clara M. Dole; d. 1871. Children:
40. HENRY BRADLEY(7) FOSTER (David(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 11 Dec., 1820; m. in Boston, Mass., 24 Oct., 1844, Harriet Salome Dole, b. 24 May, 1823; d. 7 April, 1894. Children:
41. JOHN CARTER(7) FOSTER (Timothy(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 18 Jan., 1807; m.; Salisbury, 5 Aug., 1828, Ruth M. Pingry, b. 31 Jan., 1810. She m. second, ---- Dunlop, jeweler, who d. in Pittsburg, Pa., 12 April, 1835. Children:
42. STEPHEN BARTLETT(7) FOSTER (Timothy(6), David(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 23 Aug., 1816; m. in Manchester, 26 Dec., 1855, Nancy Bean Sibley, b. 16 Jan., 1826. Jeweler and watchmaker. He d. 29 June, 1875. Children:
44. AMMI RUHAMA(7) FOSTER (John(6), Jonathan(5), Asa(4)) b. in C., 1 July, 1805; m. June, 1839, Finetter Foster Lancaster, b. 12 April, 1815; d. 24 March, 1885. Farmer and carpenter. Children: