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Emily Virginia Van Velsor Foster
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1840
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1919
Oyster Bay Cove
Nassau County
New York, USA

In the US Federal Census of 1850 Emily was living with Benjamin H Schenck and his wife, Phebe S Denton Schenck. She was considered a foster child of Benjamin and Phebe. The circumstances as to how Emily came to live with the Schencks is unclear. When Emily grew up she married Paul F Forsen (which later became Foster) and had one daughter, Phebe Foster. Phebe Foster was then adopted by Benjamin and Phebe Schenck. The story as it has been passed down was that Emily did not care very well for her daughter so the Schencks 'raised' her. When Phebe Foster had a child (Edna V Voorhest) she too did not raise her so Emily raised Edna. These are notes that have been passed down the generations. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Hegeman Schenck (1804 - 1891)
  Phebe S Denton Schenck (1808 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Paul F Foster (1838 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Phoebe S Foster Voorhest (1868 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church
Laurel Hollow
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Edward Bauer
Record added: Nov 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101053875
Emily Virginia <i>Van Velsor</i> Foster
Added by: Edward Bauer
 
Emily Virginia <i>Van Velsor</i> Foster
Added by: Edward Bauer
 
 
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