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Walter Foss
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1708
Hampton Falls
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1791
York County
Maine, USA

Walter Foss, son of William Foss, Sr. (1673 - 1718) and Sarah Buswell (1676 - 1717), and twin brother of William, was born January 1707/8 at Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire Colony. On 13 September 1726 at Greenland, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Colony, he married Sarah Babb (born 18 September 1711 Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire Colony), daughter of Peter Babb and Sarah Cate. They had eleven known children. Walter Foss died 9 December 1791 at Saco, York County, Maine, United States

Walter Foss married Sarah Babb on 13 September 1726 at Greenland, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Colony. Their children were:
1.Walter Foss, Jr. (12 June 1727 Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire - 9 December 1791 Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine)
2.Levi Foss (1729 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire - 30 April 1779 Albany, Albany, New York)
3.James Foss (16 August 1730 Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine - 21 July 1804 Saco, York, Maine)
4.Pelatiah Foss (1732 Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine - 1 October 1777 Ticonderoga, Essex, New York)
5.Lemuel Foss (16 April 1738 Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine - 21 May 1815 Biddeford, York, Maine)
6.Joseph Foss (17 June 1735 Biddeford, York, Maine - 5 February 1773 Saco, York, Maine)
7.Sarah Foss (born 1741 Biddeford, York, Maine)
8.Mary Foss (born c.1743 York, Maine)
9.John Foss (15 February 1745/1746 York, Maine - 21 April 1833 Saco, Maine)
10.Nathaniel Foss (born 7 January 1748/1749 York, Maine)
11.Benjamin Foss (born 14 January 1753 York, Maine)


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.

•American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI). Name: Walter Foss; Birth Date: 1710; Birthplace: Maine; Volume:57; Page Number: 31; Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 11 Mar 1914, 3936. Source Information: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.

•Stinchfield, John Clark. History of the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine, from Its Settlement June 10, 1780 ;. Lewiston, Me.: Press of Lewiston Journal, 1901. Chapter 3, pp523-32. Prnt.

Family links: 
  William Foss (1673 - 1718)
  Sarah Buswell Foss (1676 - 1717)
  Sarah Babb Foss (1711 - 1755)*
  Levi Foss (1729 - 1777)*
  Walter Foss (1708 - 1784)*
  Walter Foss (1708 - 1791)
  Benjamin Foss (1710 - 1790)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Uncertain
Created by: KET
Record added: Dec 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82194280

Doing research.....Walter is one of my ancestors.......thanks to those who are sharing his information
- Bea Stephenson
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015

- jane austin
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
Walter lost two sons in the Revolutionary War. Another 2 were soldiers.
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
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