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Richard Singleton Foster
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1784
Charlotte County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1868
Stiversville
Maury County
Tennessee, USA

Inscription: RICHARD FOSTER | Born Dec 25th 1785. | Died Feb 1st 1868 | Age 83 Years 1 Mo. | 5 Days.
It is likely the death date reads 1785 but not certain. If one compares the five in 25 to this character it is very close. Dates on above do not calculate to 83 years, 1 month and 5 days.
Wayne Austin photographer and local historian. mb


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(Might have been veteran of War of 1812, commissioned an ensign in 1814.If so he was born 15 Aug 1874 and was the son of George and Sara Wilkes Foster. He married Elizabeth M. in Charolette Co., Va.
MCTC by Fred L. Hawkins pg 610

update: 23 Jan 2009
from Alvie Pickford

Married Elizabeth Mann Foster 30 Aug 1804 in Charlotte Co. Va.

Thank you Alvie
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There has been much confusion regarding the parents of Richard Singleton Foster and Elizabeth Mann Foster. They were second cousins. Richard is the son of Josiah Foster and Elizabeth is the daughter of George Foster and Sarah Wilkes. Sarah's mother was Elizabeth Mann who married Minor Wilkes. The confusion comes about because of a court case in 1835 and 1840 among the heirs of a William Wilkes. At this time in Tennessee law a woman had no standing in court and had to be represented by a man father, husband, brother or friend. On the original court papers is a slip of paper stating that the children of George and Sarah Wilkes Foster are William, Benjamin and Elizabeth.

From a biological basis, Richard was born 15 Aug 1784 and George and Sarah were married 29 Sep 1785. I have a wonderful document written by the late Henry Ashcroft that is about 30 pages tracing his ancestor Margaret Singleton Foster Richard's first child back to a Robert Foster in 1651 in Essex County VA.
Bill Roberts
wbroberts@knology.net
6 Mar 2013
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This is my 5th Great Grandfather. I believe he is the father of George Washington Foster who is the father of another George Washington Foster who is the father of Alice Foster Sealey who is the mother of Irma Sealey Pollock who is the mother of Harold Pollock who is the father of Richard Pollock who is the father of ME. Whew! Anyone who find this along that family line, please e-mail me! nashvillewebgirl@yahoo.com
- Stephanie Palm 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Mann Foster Foster (1789 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Singleton Foster Pipkin (1805 - 1857)*
  Josiah Foster (1807 - 1888)*
  Julia Foster (1811 - 1889)*
  George Washington Foster (1812 - 1887)*
  Sallie Foster Tomlinson (1818 - 1886)*
  Elizabeth B Taylor (1820 - 1859)*
  John Allen Foster (1822 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

"Aged 83yrs 1 Mo. 5 days"
 
Note: 4th g grandfather of Larry Mabra lwmabra@gmail.com
 
Burial:
Foster Cemetery
Southport
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Mary Bob McClain
Record added: Feb 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13276466
Richard Singleton Foster
Added by: E L Hon
 
 
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This is my 5th Great Grandfather. I believe he is the father of George Washington Foster who is the father of another George Washington Foster who is the father of Alice Foster Sealey who is the mother of Irma Sealey Pollock who is the mother of Harold Po...(Read more)
- Stephanie Palm
 Added: Jun. 8, 2012

- May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis
 Added: Feb. 25, 2006
 
 
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