Eliphalet Foster1

M, #5364, b. 27 July 1749, d. circa 1775
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Eliphalet Foster was born on 27 July 1749 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1 Eliphalet Foster died circa 1775 at Massachusetts.1
     He began military service in 1775 at Massachusetts. Eliphalet, along with his three brothers, were killed serving in the Revolutionary War.

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Elizabeth Foster

F, #2852, b. 1777, d. 1807?
Last Edited=28 Jul 2020
Relationship
4th great-grandmother of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Elizabeth Foster was born in 1777 at Winthrop, Kennebec Co., Maine.1 She was the daughter of Timothy Foster Jr. and Abigail Allen (?)1 Elizabeth Foster married Isaac Perkins, son of James Perkins and Hannah Kinsman, in 1796 at Farmington, Franklin Co., Maine.1 Elizabeth Foster died in 1807? At Farmington, Franklin Co., Maine.1 She died in 1813.2
     Her married name was Perkins. Ancestral File Number submitted by Jeanne Fox Wilson.

Children of Elizabeth Foster and Isaac Perkins

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. [S2532] "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970", SAR Application; unknown repository; unknown repository address, Source Citation
    Volume: 269
    SAR Membership: 53717
    Application Date:     3 Dec 1935

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.. Hereinafter cited as "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970."

Hannah Foster1

F, #5315, b. 17 November 1786
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
4th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
     Hannah Foster was born on 17 November 1786 at Maine?1 She was the daughter of Timothy Foster Jr. and Abigail Allen (?)1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Ichabod Foster1

M, #5387, b. 9 June 1785
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
1st cousin 6 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
     Ichabod Foster was born on 9 June 1785.1 He was the son of David Foster and Millicent Howe.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

John Foster1

M, #5373, b. 20 April 1759, d. circa 1775
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     John Foster was born on 20 April 1759 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1 John Foster died circa 1775 at Massachusetts.1
     He began military service in 1775 at Massachusetts. John, along with his three brothers, were killed serving in the Revolutionary War.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

John Foster

M, #6935, b. 1680, d. 1759
Last Edited=28 Jul 2020
Relationship
7th great-grandfather of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     John Foster was born in 1680.1 He married Margaret Ware in 1704.1 John Foster died in 1759.1

Child of John Foster and Margaret Ware

Citations

  1. [S2532] "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970", SAR Application; unknown repository; unknown repository address, Source Citation
    Volume: 269
    SAR Membership: 53717
    Application Date:     3 Dec 1935

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.. Hereinafter cited as "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970."

Mary V. Foster

F, #2751
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
     Mary V. Foster married Henry Purdy, son of Samuel Purdy and Glorianna Penelope Strang.1
     Her married name was Purdy. Ancestral File Number RKMQ-ND, submitted by Gordon Hillman. Her Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-ND.

Citations

  1. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 28. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Molly Foster1

F, #5314, b. 24 February 1783
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
4th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
     Molly Foster was born on 24 February 1783 at Maine?1 She was the daughter of Timothy Foster Jr. and Abigail Allen (?)1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Nick Addison Foster1,2

M, #6499
Last Edited=22 Jul 2011
     Nick Addison Foster married Mary Carlson, daughter of Lawrence Berton Carlson and Selma Theresa Louise Boldt, in 2003.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1972] Mary (Carlson) Foster, "EMAIL: Mary (Carlson) Foster 17Jul2011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 17 Jul 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL: Mary (Carlson) Foster 17Jul2011."
  2. [S1973] Mary Carlson, "EMAIL: Mary (Carlson) Foster 21Jul2011," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 21 Jul 2011. Hereinafter cited as "EMAIL: Mary (Carlson) Foster 21Jul2011."

Oliver Foster1

M, #5374, b. 5 May 1761
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Oliver Foster was born on 5 May 1761 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1
     He began military service in 1775 at Massachusetts. Oliver was unaccounted for after the Revolutionary War. Family lore says that he was indentured to the British Navy, escaped, and lived in France, marrying there. He (or someone claiming to be him) returned later to Maine, "but his family did not recognize him."1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Otis Foster1

M, #5312, b. 8 May 1773
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
4th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Otis Foster was born on 8 May 1773 at Maine?1 He was the son of Timothy Foster Jr. and Abigail Allen (?)1
     Otis, whose younger sister Elizabeth married Isaac Perkins, worked with Isaac for at least some time on an orchard. Otis was an Orchardist with Isaac Perkins.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Rose Elizabeth Foster

F, #7739, b. 4 December 1918, d. 1 May 1968
Last Edited=13 Aug 2019
     Rose Elizabeth Foster married Emor Hamilton Kelley Jr., son of Emmor Hamilton Kelley and Sarah Louise Porter. Rose Elizabeth Foster was born on 4 December 1918 at Brownsville, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania. She died on 1 May 1968 at age 49.
     Her married name was Kelley.

Sibler Foster1

F, #5375, b. 27 April 1763
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
     Sibler Foster was born on 27 April 1763 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Stephen Foster1

M, #5376, b. 28 February 1766
Last Edited=24 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Stephen Foster was born on 28 February 1766 at Winthrop, Kennebec Co., Maine.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1
     Database: History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine

Stephen Foster.
One of the early settlers of Littleborough was Stephen Foster, a native of Winthrop. He came from that town with his family in 1786. He was the youngest of eleven children, sons and daughters of Capt. Timothy Foster, who was born in Attle-borough, Mass., May 14, 1720. The wife of Capt. Timothy was Sibler Freeman, born Oct. 29, 1723. They removed from Attle-borough to what is now Winthrop, Me., in 1765. The spot selected for his home was on the westerly shore of Cobbossecontee Lake and about two miles from its northerly end, an extensive meadow, and brook running through it, close by.
His dwelling was at the southerly end of a lateral moraine, about ten rods from the Lake shore and well protected from prevailing winds. Here, in the wilderness, with fish and game all around him. Stephen Foster, best known as "Old Hunter Foster," was born, Feb. 28, 1766.--the clerk quaintly adding to the records these words: "The first Christian Child born in this Plantation." At the date of his birth, this was the only family in the vicinity. They were on the extreme verge of civilization. West to Lake Champlain, north to Canada line, there was no echo from the settler's axe, or smoke from his fires seen curling through the foliage. Born and reared under these circumstances, it is no wonder that he loved the woods and the excitement of the hunt and chase. His boyhood days thus spent, so hardened and toughened his muscles and matured his instincts, that he was accepted in his father's company of militia at the age of fourteen, and took part as soldier therein in the disastrous campaign against Bagaduce in 1779.

In 1785 Capt. Timothy Foster died from the effect of a blow on his head from a falling tree.

Winthrop was now getting so dense in population, its game either captured or driven back--that less hunted fields were to be sought, if "Old Hunter" was to succeed in his chosen calling. In his rovings through and about the country he could not have failed to see that in and around the waters of "The Great Androscoggin Lake" and particularly of Dead River, the game would thrive in abundance, and so, with a hunter's instinct, he selected this place for his future home. In previous years, when on these hunting expeditions, his camp was a hollow, giant maple tree standing on the Stinchfield cape on the northerly side of Dead River between its bends, nearly opposite the "Carrying Place." Stones and a few bricks which constituted his fire-place remain there to this day, and the spot is called "Old Foster's Camp." The log house to which he moved his wife and two sons, Stephen and John, was located on the southerly side of Foster Brook, a few rods easterly of where the railroad crosses it, at the extreme southeastern border of Androscoggin Lake. The farm he redeemed from the wilderness has since remained the property of his descendants, and is now occupied by a great-granddaughter, Mrs. Orrie A. (Foster) Davis. Farming, however, with him was incidental. Hunting and trapping in their seasons were his chief pursuits in which he was an expert and became widely known. His wife was Sally Streeter, by whom he had seven children. She died, and in 1835 he married Diadama, widow of William Johnson, of Monmouth, and for a time lived with her in her home in that town. The union did not prove harmonious, separation soon followed and he returned to his old home in Leeds.

Mr. Foster was for a time a member of the Society of Friends and conformed to their habits and dress. It is related that on one occasion he became so highly exasperated at his treatment by one of his neighbors, that his temper got the better of the peaceful tenets of the order, and divesting himself of his coat, throwing it on the ground exclaimed, "Lay there, old Quaker, till I've licked this fellow," which having executed satisfactorily, resumed his garb.

His death was the result of an unfortunate mistake. He left his home on one of the last days of March for Augusta, to collect his pension. The route was over Bishop Hill and past the residence of Zadoc Bishop, one of Leeds' earliest settlers. Meeting Mr. Bishop by the wayside he must stop and have a talk. While so engaged Mr. Bishop casually remarked, "You have lived all your life in the woods and know everything that grows there, tell me what is that bush growing up out of the wall there, I've thought it might be Dogwood and would like to know." Mr. Foster replied, "I don't know what it is, bring me some. I can tell if it is Dogwood--I know Dogwood." A twig bearing red berries and dried leaves was brought. Looking it over carefully Mr. Foster says, "No. it isn't Dogwood. I don't know what it is, but I know Dogwood and it isn't that, I am not afraid to eat it," and taking leaves and berries into his mouth, chewed them vigorously and soon drove on.

It was not long before he felt a soreness in his mouth and a sickness coming upon him, and by the time he reached the home of Enos Fairbanks in Winthrop, about four miles distant, he was violently sick. Mr. Fairbanks was an old acquaintance, born in the same neighborhood. They had always known each other and Mr. Foster was accustomed in his trips to Winthrop to call on his old friend.

He now stopped from necessity, and his condition was found so serious that medical aid was at once summoned from the village three miles distant. Nothing could avail, and after a day or two of intense suffering, the old pioneer, the adventurous and skilful hunter and youthful soldier closed his eventful life, April 2, 1842.

The funeral service was held in the Universalist Meeting-House in Winthrop village, conducted by Rev. Giles Bailey, the pastor. The services being closed, a grandson of the deceased tendered the minister the usual fee. A person who had assisted in the musical exercises standing near by, said to the minister after the grandson had retired, "Mr. Bailey, you've preached the old hunter into Heaven, with all his horses, his dogs, his guns and his traps, and you've only got ten doliars for it; Parson Thurston wouldn't have done it short of twenty-five."

The burial was in the "Fairbanks Cemetery" in Winthrop. On this elevated spot, overlooking the home of his boyhood, the Lake now widely noted for its beauty and as a place of public resort, the hills and meadows where his youthful muscles were trained and hardened for his chosen calling, his remains were quietly laid at rest beside his kin-folks.
Years came and sped by, another generation had lived and passed away, the place unmarked and forgotten, when, after a prolonged and diligent search, it was at last discovered, a plain slab of marble erected, marking the spot and recording the fact, that here rests the remains of "A Soldier of the Revolution" and of "The First Christian Child born in this Plantation."

(It has been known to the author several years, that diligent search for the grave of Winthrop's first-born white child and Leeds' early adopted son had, at last, been rewarded, and a memorial with a fitting inscription thereon erected thereat. Without the knowledge or consent of Winthrop's most highly esteemed historian and philanthropist, to whose favor and kindness the people of both towns, and especially the family are indebted for the foregoing interesting story of the adventurous life and tragic death of the "Old Hunter," and the properly inscribed memorial where his remains are reposing, I present the name of the Hon. John M. Benjamin.)

For the benefit of the descendants of Stephen Foster and others who may be interested in preserving and perpetuating a genealogical record, the following is subjoined: Capt. Timothy Foster, the pioneer of Winthrop, was b. in Attleborough, Mass., May 14, 1720, and his wife, Sibler Freeman, Oct. 29, 1723. They were m. in 1744, and to them were b. in that town ten children, and another in the year following their settlement in Winthrop in 1765. He was a member of the first board of selectmen of Winthrop and frequently re-elected to that and various other public offices in his town. He died April 3, 1785, and his widow Dec. 8, 1813.
Their children were:
     1. Timothy, Jr., b. March 21, 1745;
     2. Billy, b. Sept. 24, 1747;
     3. Eliphalet, b. July 27, 1749;
     4. Susan, b. April 15, 1751;
     5. David, b. May 26, 1753;
     6. Thomas, b. May 23, 1755;
     7. Stuart, b. April 8, 1757;
     8. John, b. April 20, 1759;
     9. Oliver, b. March 5, 1761;
     10. Sibler, b. April 27, 1763;
     11. Stephen, b. Feb. 28, 1766.

Soon after the battle of Lexington was fought, April 19, 1775, four of the sons of Capt. Timothy Foster, to wit: Capt. (2) Billy, (3) Eliphalet, (6) Thomas and (8) John, repaired to the headquarters of the Provincial Army, at Cambridge, Mass., enlisted in the privateering service, and never returned to their home fireside. Another of his sons, (9) Oliver, we are unable to account for.

1. Timothy, Jr., married Abigail Allen and had issue:
     Otis, b. May 8, 1773;
     Daniel, b. June 3, 1775;
     Elizabeth, b. Aug. 29, 1777;
     Molly, b. Feb. 24, 1783;
     Hannah, b. Nov. 17, 1786.
     Timothy, Jr., died Aug. 1, 1825.

4. Susan, married Micajah Dudley (not traced);

5. David, married Jan. 13, 1783, Millicent Howe, born April 25, 1762, and d. Jan. 3, 1820. They had issue:
     Ann, b. Dec. 11, 1783;
     Ichabod, b. June 9, 1785;
     Preston, b. April 30, 1788;
     Clarissa, b. Aug. 6, 1790;
     Lavina, b. July 8, 1792;
     Freeman, b. Dec. 30, 1793;
     David, Jr., b. July 4, 1795;
     Nathan, b. March 2, 1798;
     John Winthrop, b. Feb. 12, 1800.

7. Stuart, married Jerusha Wadsworth. Their children were:
     Wadsworth, b. Jan. 7, 1788;
     Oliver, b. Aug. 29, 1789;
     Sibyl, b. July 21, 171;
     Moses, b. Nov. 10, 1793;
     Eunice, b. Jan. 4, 1796;
     Isaac, b. April 22, 1798;
     Stuart, Jr., b. June 7, 1800.

10. Sibler, married Ephraim Stevens, b. June 29, 1758; and had issue:
     Hannah, b. Jan. 6, 1783;
     Thomas, b. May 29, 1784;
     Aran, b. Feb. 26, 1786;
     Ephraim, Jr., b. March 17, 1788;
     Eliphalet, b. April 11, 1790;
     Sybil, b. March 15, 1792;
     Joshua, b. March 21, 1794;
     Anna, b. Jan. 20, 1796.

11. Stephen married Sally Streeter and had issue Stephen, Jr., b. in Winthrop, in 1784-5; m. Adeline Drake and settled in West Leeds, where they lived a long time; later removing to Lagrange, Me., where he died. They had issue nine children, viz.:
Adaline and Stephen (twins), Amanda, James, Columbus, Orra A., Phoebe, Melissa and Harriet. These were born in Leeds; yet most of the descendants of Stephen, Jr., reside in Lagrange.
John, second child of Stephen, b. in Winthrop, in 1786; m. Priscilla Gilbert in 1801. They settled and lived in Leeds, where he d. Oct. 16, 1853; and his widow Feb. 6, 1861. Our data says they had nine children.
Timothy, third child of Stephen, b. in Leeds Dec. 3, 1787; m. Nancy Morse in 1806. They lived on the homestead of his father. Mr. Foster, by his industry and close attention to farming accumulated property. When the Androscoggin Railroad was built, he subscribed heavily to the stock, induced by the promise that a railroad station should be built near his house and the agency given to one of his sons. It was built there; but, a little later removed to its present site at Leeds Center. Mr. Foster retained an antipathy against the company who fraudulently obtained his money, rendering him or his little equivalent therefor. He d. in Leeds July 27, 1867, and his widow Oct. 2,1871. They had issue eleven children, namely: Alonzo, Amelia,William Henry, Leonard, Amanda, Ward L., Charles Robert.Martha R., Lydia, Emeline and Everett.
Alonzo, first child of Timothy and Nancy (Morse) Foster,went away from Leeds when young, and no further data is at hand:
Amelia, second child of Timothy, no data; Rev. William Henry, third child of Timothy, b. in Leeds,March 12, 1812; m. in May, 1840, Harriet L. Curtis, and settled in Leeds. In 1844 he was assigned to the Fayette circuit in the Maine Methodist Conference, and for a period of 46 years, he continued a Methodist minister; since which time he has held a superannuated relationship with the conference.

His present residence is Livermore Falls.
To them were born:
Orrie A., in Leeds May 20, 1841; m. Alonzo Davis. They reside on the Foster homestead in Leeds; no issue; Timothy H.,in East Livermore: d. in New Portland when a small boy; Charles Henry, in East Livermore, Oct. 4, 1845; d. in Leeds,May 9, 1900, where he had held the office of Railroad Station Agent several years; single; Hattie A., in New Portland July 11, 1847; m. Lorenzo Leadbetter;lives in California; no issue; Alice I., in East Readfield in 1855; m. Lyman Kempton; residence Rangeley; no issue; N. Emma, in New Sharon Feb. 3. 1858; m. Albert Simpson; residence California; three children.
Leonard, fourth child of Timothy, died.
Amanda, fifth child, m., but her family is broken and she is dead.
Capt. Ward L., the 6th child, settled in Massachusetts; no record of his family. He was 3 years in the Civil War and Captain of a Massachusetts company.

Martha R., seventh child of Timothy, m. a Mr. Russell and settled in Waterville, Me., where she died. Lydia, the next child; account wanting. Emeline, m. John Frank Jennings, of Leeds, is now living. They have a daughter, Gertrude.
Charles Robert, another child of Timothy and Nancy Foster,b. in Leeds Feb. 14, 1825; m. Sarah Stevens. They had issue two children, Charles Freemont and Henry Ward. Their residence is Lowell, Mass. Mr. Foster was a farmer and shoemaker.He spent his early life on a farm. He was in the late Civil War and died at the Soldiers' Home, in Chelsea, Mass., April 1, 1901.
Everett, the youngest child of Timothy, was born in Leeds Nov. 20, 1837. As a boy and young man he followed the pursuits of farmer and shoemaker. When opportunity offered, his gun and traps were in evidence, which he much enjoyed. Early in manhood he entered the railroad machine shops at West Farmington,where he learned the machinists' trade. After four years' service he went out on the road as engineer of a freight locomotive, which he run ten years, when, in 1879, he was given the passenger train out of Farmington, where he remained until his death, March 12, 1901. In 1858, he married Mary J. Morse. They had issue five children, one of whom only is remaining, the others dying in childhood. Frank L., their only child now living,b. Aug. 14, 1865, graduated from Wendell Institute, Farmington,in 1880. From school, commenced firing his father's engine, and in due time became an engineer. April 12, 1890, he married Sadie E. Pratt, of New Vineyard, Me. His residence and that of his mother is Farmington, Me.
Sally, fourth child of Stephen, the pioneer, was b. in Leedsin 1790. In June, 1809, she m. Ebenezer Libby and settled in Leeds, where they remained through life and where their five children were born, viz.: John, Ebenezer, Tillotson, Stephen and Jane.
Abigail, their fifth child, sometimes called Tabbie, was born in 1800. Jan. 1, 1818, she m. Lewis Jennings, who later died,and she m., second, Sullivan Lothrop, in February, 1831. She was the mother of nine children.
Hannah, the next child of Stephen, b. in Leeds Jan. 8, 1804; m. Nov. 14, 1831, Daniel Irish, by whom she had several children. He died and she m. second, Charles Crummett and bore him children. She d. Sept. 27, 1888.
Ann, the youngest child of Stephen, the pioneer and hunter,was b. in Leeds, Aug. 28, 1807. Dec. 22, 1822, she m. Robert Crummett, of Leeds, and settled at Leeds Center, where they kept an inn many years. They had five children.
An unusual effort has been made to obtain a more complete sketch of this family, and especially dates; but little interest has been awakened, and we submit it with many thanks to those who have contributed a portion of what is contained therein.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2001. Original data: History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, From It's Settlement 10 June 1780.
Description:
Compiled by J.C. Stinchfield, this book details some general information about the town of Leeds, including information on the local facilities, such as courthouses, churches, and schools. Family historians will find the information on the first...2

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. [S1735] History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, From It's Settlement June 10, 1780, online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, From It's Settlement June 10, 1780.

Stuart Foster1

M, #5372, b. 8 April 1757
Last Edited=19 Sep 2006
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Stuart Foster was born on 8 April 1757 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Susan Foster1

F, #5365, b. 15 April 1751, d. 8 January 1838
Last Edited=29 Oct 2006
Relationship
5th great-grandaunt of Steven Harn Redman
     Susan Foster was born on 15 April 1751 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 She was the daughter of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1 Susan Foster married Micajah Dudley, son of Samuel Dudley and Mary Ladd, on 29 December 1774 at Maine.1,2 Susan Foster died on 8 January 1838 at China, Kennebec Co., Maine, at age 86.1
     As of 1774,her married name was Dudley.1

Children of Susan Foster and Micajah Dudley

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. [S1734] Maine Marriages to 1875, online www.ancestry.com, Maine Marriages to 1875 Record
    Name: MICAJAH DUDLEY
    Spouse: SUSANNA (Mrs) FOSTER
    Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1774
    County: HALL
    State: ME
    Source Information:
    Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Maine Marriages to 1875 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: See Description for original data sources by town.
    Description: Marriage records from various towns in Maine up to 1875.. Hereinafter cited as Maine Marriages to 1875.

Thomas Foster1

M, #5371, b. 23 May 1755, d. circa 1775
Last Edited=3 Mar 2020
Relationship
5th great-granduncle of Steven Harn Redman
     Thomas Foster was born on 23 May 1755 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1 Thomas Foster died circa 1775 at Massachusetts.1
     He began military service in 1775 at Massachusetts. Thomas, along with his three brothers, were killed serving in the Revolutionary War.1

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

Captain Timothy Foster1

M, #5316, b. 14 May 1720, d. 3 April 1785
Last Edited=29 Jul 2020
Relationship
6th great-grandfather of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Captain Timothy Foster was born on 14 May 1720 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of John Foster and Margaret Ware. Captain Timothy Foster married Silber Freeman in 1744 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Captain Timothy Foster died on 3 April 1785 at Winthrop, Kennebec Co., Maine, at age 64.1
     Was Founder of Winthrop, Maine.1
Timothy Foster moved from Attleborough, MA with ten children in 1765. Another child was born after they had moved. "He was a member of the first board of selectmen of Winthrop, and frequently re-elected to that and various other public offices in his town." Was Founder of Winthrop, Maine.
(History of Leeds).

Lawrence U. Perkins applied to the Sons of the American Revolution, as descendant of Captain Timothy Foster.

Captain Timothy Foster was born in Atltleboro, Mass. on 14May1720 and died in Winthrop, Maine on 03Apr1785 and who assisted in establishing American Independence.

Lawrence Unckles Perkins was born in Kirkwood, County of Warren in Illinois on 19May1906.

(1) He is the son of Glenn Ellsworth Perkins born 12Sep1880, living, and his wife Kate Ives Unckles born 23Feb1882, living, married 31Dec1902.

(2) Grandson of Charles Ellsworth Perkins born 1832, died 1908 and his wife Mary Ann Felicia Wornon born 1838 and died 1912, married 1856.

(3) Great Grandson of Timothy Foster Perkins born 1804, died 1887, and his wife Thirza Cottle Ellsworth born 1809, died 1881, married 1830.

(4) Great Great Grandson of Isaac Perkins born 1774, died 1845, and his wife Elizabeth Foster born 1777, died 1813, married 1796.

(5) Great Great Great Grandson of Timothy Foster Jr. born 1745/6, died 1825, and his wife Abigail Allen born 1750, died 1838, married 1771.

(6) Great Great Great Great Grandson of Timothy Foster born 1720, died 1785, and his wife Sibyl (Sibler) Freeman born 1723, died 1813, married 1743.

(7) Great Great Great Great Great Grandson of John Foster born 1680, died 1759, and his wife Margaret Ware born 1685, died 1761, married 1704.

Timothy Foster (No. 6) is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in capacity of Captain, Massachusetts Militia.

Ancestor's Service
Foster, Timothy, Captain, 7th co., 2nd Lincoln Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by respective companies in said regiment as returned by Joseph North, field officer; ordered in council Aug. 23, 1776. that said officers be commissioned;
reported commissioned July 23, 1776; also Captain Major William Lithgo's detachment of militia; engaged Sept. 1, 1779; discharged Nov. 1, 1779; service, 2 mos. 2 days, defending frontier of Lincoln Co.

Captain Timothy Foster removed from Attleboro, Mass. to Winthrop, Maine in 1764; was the first settler; selectman, constable, captain in the militia, an adventurous leader, his eight sons served in the Revolutionary War.

Foster, Timothy (Jr.) Private, Capt. John Blunt's co., Col. Samuel McCobb's regt; service between June 28, 1779, and September 28, 1779, 1 mo. on Penobecot expedtition.

References of ancestor's service:
Massachusetts Solders and Sailors of the Revolutionary War - Vol 5, page 935.
History of Winthrop, Maine by Everett S. Sackpole
Foster Family by Pierce
National D.A.R. Numbers 58272 & 74799.2

Children of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. [S2532] "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970", SAR Application; unknown repository; unknown repository address, Source Citation
    Volume: 269
    SAR Membership: 53717
    Application Date:     3 Dec 1935

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.. Hereinafter cited as "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970."

Timothy Foster Jr.1

M, #5291, b. circa 21 March 1744/45, d. 1 August 1825
Last Edited=28 Jul 2020
Relationship
5th great-grandfather of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Linked Pedigree for Steven Harn Redman
     Timothy Foster Jr. was born circa 21 March 1744/45 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman.1 Timothy Foster Jr. married Abigail Allen (?) in 1771.2 Timothy Foster Jr. died on 1 August 1825.1

Children of Timothy Foster Jr. and Abigail Allen (?)

Citations

  1. [S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM, 17 Jul 2006, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. [S2532] "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970", SAR Application; unknown repository; unknown repository address, Source Citation
    Volume: 269
    SAR Membership: 53717
    Application Date:     3 Dec 1935

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.. Hereinafter cited as "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970."

Alice Fowkes

F, #3156, b. 21 October 1918, d. 21 April 2002
Last Edited=3 Apr 2014
     Alice Fowkes was born on 21 October 1918. She married Arthur Henry Harn, son of Wesley (Aden) Harn and Sarah Catherine Lilley, on 3 August 1945. Alice Fowkes died on 21 April 2002 at Rices Landing, Greene Co., Pennsylvania, at age 83.
     Her married name was Harn. SOURCE: Mildred Harn letter March 1995.

Children of Alice Fowkes and Arthur Henry Harn

Carole Elizabeth Fowler1

F, #5190
Last Edited=4 Dec 2020
Relationships
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Carole Elizabeth Fowler is the daughter of Virgil Beauregard Fowler and Sarah Elizabeth Harn.1 Carole Elizabeth Fowler married Gary Allen Hutchison on 20 February 1960 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), page 238. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

Gayle Lee Fowler1

F, #5193
Last Edited=21 May 2006
Relationships
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Gayle Lee Fowler is the daughter of Virgil Beauregard Fowler and Sarah Elizabeth Harn.1 Gayle Lee Fowler married Thomas Cavanagh.1

Citations

  1. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), page 238. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

Jason Fowler

M, #8457
Last Edited=4 Dec 2020
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-grandson of John Hearn
     Jason Fowler is the son of Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. and Dorothy Stansell. Jason Fowler married Jana (?)

Josiah Fowler

M, #2750
Last Edited=24 Jul 2007
     Josiah Fowler died at Hampton, Kings Co., New Brunswick, Canada.1 He married Elizabeth Purdy, daughter of Samuel Purdy and Glorianna Penelope Strang.2
     His Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-KV.

Citations

  1. [S1214] Gordon Hillman, compiler, "Ancestral File Number RKMQ-KV, submitted by Gordon Hillman"; Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library - SLC, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.
  2. [S1836] Clayton C. Purdy, Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants, born Westchester, N.Y., 1744 died Nova Scotia, 1826, 2 of 12 (5323 Heatherstone Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808: Oracle Press, Ltd., 1985), pg 28. Hereinafter cited as Henry Purdy, His Ancestors and His Descendants.

Mary Joyce Fowler1

F, #5192
Last Edited=4 Dec 2020
Relationships
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Mary Joyce Fowler married male Dunn. Mary Joyce Fowler is the daughter of Virgil Beauregard Fowler and Sarah Elizabeth Harn.1

Citations

  1. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), page 238. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.

Samuel Fowler

M, #2747
Last Edited=12 Dec 1997
     Samuel Fowler married Charlotte Purdy, daughter of Samuel Purdy and Glorianna Penelope Strang.
     Ancestral File Number RKMQ-0X, submitted by Gordon Hillman. His Ancestral File Number is RKMQ-0X.

Sandre Fowler

F, #8459
Last Edited=4 Dec 2020
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Sandre Fowler is the daughter of Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. and Dorothy Stansell. Sandre Fowler married Paul McNeal.

Sara Fowler

F, #8461
Last Edited=4 Dec 2020
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Sara Fowler is the daughter of Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. and Dorothy Stansell. Sara Fowler married Rick Getsay.

Virgil Beauregard Fowler1

M, #5189, b. 27 July 1895, d. 12 March 1978
Last Edited=3 Dec 2020
     Virgil Beauregard Fowler was born on 27 July 1895 at Boaz, Marshall Co., Alabama. He married Sarah Elizabeth Harn, daughter of Carroll Duval Harn and Mary Whorton Cole, on 1 November 1927 at Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1 Virgil Beauregard Fowler died on 12 March 1978 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, at age 82. He was buried at Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.2

Children of Virgil Beauregard Fowler and Sarah Elizabeth Harn

Citations

  1. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), page 238. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  2. [S2545] FindaGrave.com, database and images (), Virgil Beauregard Fowler Sr., Memorial ID 28635034,
    Birth: 27 July 1895
    Death: 12 March 1978
    Burial: Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 03 December 2020), memorial page for Virgil Beauregard Fowler Sr. (27 Jul 1895–12 Mar 1978), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28635034, citing Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, USA; Maintained by SFC Kathline Forrester (contributor 46961246).
    Parents William McDuffie Fowler 1870–1936 Marinda Lela Johnson Fowler 1873–1947
    Spouse Sara Elizabeth Harn Fowler 1901–1950
    Siblings Allie Fowler Collins 1905–1992
    Children Virgil Beauregard Fowler 1937–2019,.

Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr.1

M, #5191, b. 4 July 1937, d. 6 March 2019
Last Edited=4 Dec 2020
Relationships
4th cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-grandson of John Hearn
Virgil B. Fowler Jr. (saved from obituary)
     Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. was born on 4 July 1937 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.2,1,3 He was the son of Virgil Beauregard Fowler and Sarah Elizabeth Harn.1 Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. married Dorothy Stansell in October 1962 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama. Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. died on 6 March 2019 at Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama, at age 81.2,3 He was buried at Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman Co., Alabama.2
     Obituary for Virgil B. Fowler Jr.:

Virgil B. Fowler, Jr.

Virgil B. Fowler, Jr., 81, of Cullman, died March 6, 2019. He was born July 4, 1937, to Virgil Beauregard Fowler and Sara Elizabeth Harn of Cullman.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Stansell Fowler of Cullman, children Jason (Jana) Fowler of Cullman, Sandre (Paul) McNeal of Cullman, Sara (Rick) Getsay of Nashville and Virgil Paul Fowler of Eureka Springs, AR, and grandchildren Benjamin McNeal, Stephen McNeal, Shannon McNeal, Will Fowler, Henry Getsay, and Charlie Getsay, sisters Carole Hutchison, Joyce Dunn and Gayla Cavanaugh, and a host of extended family and friends including the Fisher and Herring families. He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepmother, Alice Knapp Fowler.

Married 56 years and having lived a full life, Virgil enjoyed many hobbies and activities. He was a Boy Scout leader and a member of The Order of the Arrow. He raced with the boys of Hueytown, enjoyed CB and shortwave radio, was an announcer for local radio station WKUL, was competitive in tennis and table tennis, and was a long-serving Rotarian. Virgil loved Cullman and was an active member in the Friends of Frankweiler organization and the Cullman Historical Society. Having solidified his faith at a young age at Camp Sumatanga, he enjoyed studying theology and teaching comparative denominations.

Having been raised in his father’s business – insurance, Virgil continued the tradition throughout his lifetime at Virgil B. Fowler Real Estate & Insurance Agency in Cullman. He was proud to have served as a sergeant in the Army National Guard and was a member of the American Legion. Locally he volunteered with the sheriff’s department as a deputy reserve.

Husband, Daddy, Granddaddy, son, brother and friend – Virgil was loved and will be missed.

Visitation will be at Moss Service on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. The Christian service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pastors John Bussman and Christopher Clark officiating, with internment immediately following at the Cullman City Cemetery.
Donations can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Camp Sumatanga or St. Paul's Lutheran School.
The family wishes to thank his many care givers including doctors Guru Sonpavde, Molly DeShazo, Silvio Papapietro, William Peinhardt, Adam Harrison and Nicholas Braswell.

https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/03/07/obituary-virgil-b-fowler-jr/.3

Children of Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. and Dorothy Stansell

Citations

  1. [S1714] Esther Oviedo-McCulley, From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy (Temecula, California: Omega Print and Copy Center, Sep 2000), page 238. Hereinafter cited as From Heron to Harn - The Family Genealogy.
  2. [S2545] FindaGrave.com, database and images (), Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr., Memorial ID 197354074,
    Birth: 4 July 1937, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, USA
    Death: 6 March 2019, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, USA
    Burial: Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 03 December 2020), memorial page for Virgil Beauregard Fowler Jr. (4 Jul 1937–6 Mar 2019), Find a Grave Memorial no. 197354074, citing Cullman City Cemetery, Cullman, Cullman County, Alabama, USA; Maintained by Ellece Burns Varnes (contributor 47103719).
    Parents Virgil Beauregard Fowler 1895–1978 Sara Elizabeth Harn Fowler 1901–1950,.
  3. [S2554] Virgil B. Fowler, Jr., The Cullman Tribune (Cullman, Alabama), https://www.cullmantribune.com/2019/03/07/obituary-virgil-b-fowler-jr/, 07 mar 2019. Hereinafter cited as The Cullman Tribune (Cullman, Alabama).