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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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Angie Gibson Judy
RE: You message on Tweeds / Franklins etc
Thank you for responding and for taking the time to look at my ancestry tree. If you come across any additional information about my fifth great grandmother please let me know. I would love to get further in tracing my mother's side of my family tree.
Added by Angie Gibson Judy on Jun 26, 2017 3:45 PM
Angie Gibson Judy
Mary Polly Glumdalclitch Stephens Franklin
I believe Mary Polly Glumdalclitch Stephens Franklin is my fifth great grandmother on my mother's side of the family. My mother recently passed away on March 7, 2017 and I have been trying to research her family. My mother is Sharon Adkins Gibson, my grandmother, Mary Alice Tweed Adkins, great grandmother, Maude Louise Fox Tweed whose husband was Arthur Harley Tweed, my great grandfather, his mother was Clarinda Fisher Tweed, my 2nd great grandmother, whose husband was John Worth Tweed, his mother, Lucinda Hensley Tweed, my 3rd great grandmother, whose husband was Neely J Tweed, and Lucinda's mother was Rhoda Franklin Hensley, my 4th great grandmother, and her mother was Mary Polly Glumdalclitch Stephens Franklin, whom I believe is my 5th great grandmother, if I have my family tree traced correctly. Do you have any further information on Mary Franklin, Rhoda Franklin Hensley or Lucinda Hensley Tweed? I have always been told that my mother had indian "in her blood" and she had the most beautiful black hair. My father said he remembered seeing my mother's grandmother and she looked very much like an indian. I have always been told either my great grandmother or second great grandmother was a full blooded indian. I am trying to confirm that my information about my mother's side of the family is accurate and to confirm if she is of indian descent. My grandmother was born in North Carolina (Mary Alice Tweed Adkins), moved to Spartanburg, SC and died in Orangeburg, SC where I live. Can you help in providing any further information or direct me where I can go to obtain more information on my mother's side of the family? I have a family tree on ancestry and have taken DNA tests for ancestry which is pending and family tree DNA which I have the results for as of now. I am also a member of find a grave.
Added by Angie Gibson Judy on Jun 23, 2017 7:31 PM
c hope
Copy of Picture of the Franklin boys
Hi Bill, I am Carolyn Hope ( Dewey Hopson's Granddaughter of Roanoke, VA.

I would love to have a copy of the picture that has most all of the Franklin men. I can't enlarge it enough.

If you could email to or I could pay for a print. thank you
Added by c hope on May 23, 2017 7:53 PM
Joan Viney
RE: James Elwood Foster
Thank you so much for sharing your information about James Elwood Foster. I saw in your bio that you had been researching the family so felt you could answer my question. Keep up the good work.
Added by Joan Viney on May 16, 2017 10:08 PM
Joan Viney
Re: Edit for Kathryn Foster Mackie
Since your name is Foster you are probably correct; however, I need a reference to verify that her father's name is James Elwood Foster since her death certificate lists her father as Edward Foster. I realize that information on death certificates sometimes contain errors. Please elaborate. Thanks.
Added by Joan Viney on May 16, 2017 10:34 AM
Glendon Monroe Foster
Thank you for sending me the names of the parents of Glendon Monroe Foster, Memorial # 116687064. The names I have on the memorial are the names that were listed on the death certificate (as transcribed by FamilySearch). I have added a notation in the memorial with the information you gave me for the names of his parents. If you know where the parents are buried, please send me the information and I will link Glendon to his parents. Thanks!

Added by Ruth on May 15, 2017 7:54 PM
Tammy Mealer
L D Foster
I noticed you are interested in Foster DNA my Dad LD had his DNA done in Dec 2016 how can we share it with the project email me at
Added by Tammy Mealer on Apr 06, 2017 8:22 AM
Judy church
James Foster Jr.
Hi Bill, on Elsie Foster's memorial where her children are listed,you have noted that James Foster Jr. is married to Anne Torrentine.
However on your Ancestry family page, she is noted as married to James M. Foster. Do you believe James Foster Jr. to be the same person as James M. Foster? I would very much like to find the James Foster who is father to William Denny. The guardianship papers prove it is not James M. Foster.
Do you think it is possible that we are dealing with 2 separate Torrentine women one named Anne and perhaps a sister named, Sarah. I have found no proof of this. the marriage license and Denny's death certificate just do not match up. So it remains a question.
Thank you for your thoughts and help, Judy Church
Added by Judy church on Mar 07, 2017 10:43 AM
Amanda Hoyle
Kennedy "CAN" Foster Jr
CON was the name on Charlotte's death certificate so that's how I spelled it. Thanks for the additional info. Do you know where Kennedy is buried, I would like to link them?
Added by Amanda Hoyle on Jan 10, 2017 6:56 AM
sherrill Bjorklund
Alabama Fosters
Have you interest in the AL or GA Fosters?
Added by sherrill Bjorklund on Dec 31, 2016 1:34 PM
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