|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1708|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1791|
The earliest ancestor in this branch of the Foss family was Walter Foss,of Biddeford, Massachusetts, which was incorporated the fourth town in November, 1718. In 1762, it was divided and that portion of it lying on the east side of the Saco River was incorporated under the name of Peperellboro, and later, in 1805, changed to Saco.
Walter Foss and his wife, Sarah, were living in Biddeford as early as 1730. The taxlist of 1755 shows that his home was on the east side of the river, and his name is given as the eleventh in a list of twelve who paid the highest rates.
Walter took part in King George's war--he and Thomas--probably a brother--being enlisted in Capt.George Berry's company which belonged to Col. Waldo's regiment,and took part in the campaign for the capture of Louisburg,--the French stronghold in America. The fort was taken June 17, 1745. The old veteran died in Peperellboro, Dec. 9,1791.
from "History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine" Chapter III Pg523-532
Created by: KE Tuttle
Record added: Dec 20, 2011
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