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Bill Foster (W.L.Foster ) (#47029276)
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Bio Photo I was born & raised in the Smokie Mountains & foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina & South Carolina.
I'm one of the Original Participants @ the FosterFTDNA project with tested DNA markers up to 67.
I use Find A Grave as a research tool to connect family members of Families related to my Foster Surname and related Surnames. Foster , Minnick, Markland, Davis, Combs, Markland, Myers, Rumbley Zimmerman, Orrell, Tucker . Also the surnames from my mothers side of the Family Braswell, Ratcliff / Ratliff, Henson / Hinson, Diggs / Degge, Myers, Pistol / Travis, Boyette / Boyet,Keen, others . My wifes family surnames Rice , Franklin, Wallin, Shelton, Tweed, Sevier , Chandler and others.
I believe in linking family members with the tools given to us in the Edit Tab Section. Many of my memorials are created by finding the burial Locations listed on Death Certificates.
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Tee Tee
William Duckworth Franklin # 40933091
It states on your profile "DNA test of a descendant Franklin male indicate William was fathered by Roderick Shelton as suspected."

Is there a way you can explain in detail how this was proven, by whom, and what were the factors added into the research to derive to this conclusion that is per DNA fact based?

I am asking because I am a direct descendant of William Franklin and Mary Franklin as they are my 4th grandparents. I also did a DNA test and have a direct descendant male who has done a YDNA which we are waiting on the results now.

Thank you for any information you can assist with.
In All,
Added by Tee Tee on May 30, 2016 12:06 AM
melissa sutherland
RE: The Name Sutherland
hi bill,
I was just wondering how is the sutherland family married into the foster family?
Added by melissa sutherland on May 23, 2016 1:41 PM
Johnny Henry
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Hi Bill,
Could I get memorial #150462421 deleted? I have created #162595517 to replace it
Johnny Henry
Added by Johnny Henry on May 14, 2016 10:54 PM
Jo Church Dickerson
Elizabeth A. "Eliza" (Baldwine) Horne


Thanks for the note re Elizabeth Horn's memorial and the Baldwin/Baldwine surname. I had not realized it was the same as Forrester.

I've added your note and a little note of my own about surnames to her memorial.

Added by Jo Church Dickerson on May 07, 2016 2:05 PM
Alfred M Rice 13920448
Hi Bill, got your message stating his wife is buried at Bethel? Maggie Penland Rice is not my memorial, she is linked to Alfred. I am still confused, don't know what you need for me to edit?
Added by Helen on Apr 29, 2016 7:51 PM
Alfred M Rice 13920448
Bill, have received your message stating Mr. Rice is buried in Bethel Baptist. I don't understand where you got the info as
I took the pictures of his gravesite stone in our family (Hughey) cemetery. Could you explain?
Added by Helen on Apr 06, 2016 12:32 PM
Carolina Caswell
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Added by Carolina Caswell on Apr 02, 2016 7:08 PM
barbara crowder
RE: You father
Hi Bill Thanks for answering. Yes Dad's name was Eugene Williamson Foster. He was born on Daniel's and then Archie's farm in Lawrence county KY on April 9, 1926, and he passed away September 18, 2012. He is buried in Memorial Park on Military Rd. Zanesville Ohio
Added by barbara crowder on Mar 13, 2016 2:20 PM
barbara crowder
Daniel Foster
Hi Bill,
I was looking on findagrave and found my great great grandfather, Daniel Foster. My Father was Eugene W. Foster, the son of John G. Foster & Viola M.Kelley Foster, the son of Archibold & Texas Alice Montgomery Foster, who was the son of Daniel & Mary Foster. I guess we are cousins. Is Daniel your GG Grandfather too?
My name is Barbara Crowder
Added by barbara crowder on Mar 02, 2016 10:06 AM
Essie Jane Foster Bagwell
I am curious as to how we are related. I am a descendant of Essie. She is my gg-grandmother. Thanks JC
Added by J C on Feb 20, 2016 2:55 PM
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