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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. ROBERT FOSTER was born October 12, 1819, near Oak Grove, Christian Co., Ky., and while young removed with his parents to Todd County, Ky., where he grew to manhood and at present resides. His father, John Foster, was born January 8, 1785, in South Carolina, and died 1873. His wife, Elizabeth (Hill), was born 1781, and died in 1863. They were married in 1809, and the union was blessed with four sons and four daughters. The parents were both acceptable members of the Baptist Church. Subject was married September, 1840, to Maria, daughter of John and Mary Waugh, both natives of Virginia. She was born January 29, 1817, in Hopkinsville. To her and husband were born: Anna, September 22, 1842; Robert Ellen, June 16, 1845; Georgie E., February 28, 1848; Mary W., November 23, 1850. Subject is a farmer by profession, having settled on his present place in 1840, where he owns 135 acres of good land in fair state of cultivation. Mrs. Foster is a member of the Baptist Church. Subject, who was the second son, lives within sight of the old homestead, where his parents died. This was comparatively a new country when they moved here, with plenty of wild turkey, deer, etc., all driven away before the advance of civilization.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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