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William Jesse "Billy" Foster
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Birth: Oct. 25, 1862
Death: Jul. 10, 1941
North Carolina, USA

William Jessie Foster (1862-1941), known as Billie, was born in the Footville, North Carolina as the second child and oldest son of William Mason Foster (1832-1915) and Rebecca Gabard . Billie was a farmer who at the age of 27, married Nancie Jane Wright, age 20, in 1889. He built a home in Turkeyfoot neighborhood of Eagle Mills Township (on the Iredell County line and Western Davie County line) in North Carolina about 1910. He lived there for over 30 years. The home was later expanded and lived in by one of his granddaughter's families, now site of the Turkeyfoot Dairy Farm.

After his wife's death in 1934 and in his later years, Billy lived with his two daughters' and son Raymond's families on a rotating basis. His grandson, Virgil Foster, remembed sharing a room at his home in Turkeyfoot, NC., with his brother and with his grandfather. He says his grandfather would give him pennies to go to the store and buy "scrap candy" to share between them.

William Jessie Foster (Billy) died at the age of 79 in 1941, and is buried at Rock Springs Baptist Church in North Carolina.
Family links: 
  William Mason Foster (1832 - 1916)
  Rebecca Gabard Foster (1840 - 1877)
  Nancy Jane Wright Foster (1869 - 1934)*
  Maggie Foster Anderson (1891 - 1975)*
  Austin Alfred Foster (1894 - 1945)*
  William Jesse Foster (1862 - 1941)
  Nathan Thomas Foster (1872 - 1970)*
  Emily Josephine Foster Efird (1889 - 1953)**
  Sarah Etta Foster Cartner (1894 - 1989)**
*Calculated relationship
Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Iredell County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Bill Foster (W.L.Foster ...
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59850833
William Jesse Billy Foster
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William Jesse Billy Foster
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