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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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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
In Memory Of
RE: Nasazea
Bill, I know you want your memorial information to be correct. Please review the 1920 census. You will see that Margie's name was "garbled" by the census taker. The scanner "garbled" the name also. This is why edits are allowed for these documents. Following your premise, John Franklin Northcutt would have had two daughters born around 1907, with two different wives, Fannie (his first wife who died in October 1910) and Sara Griggs (whose husband died in 1908). I very much appreciate your good work. Again, please review this census.
Added by In Memory Of on May 22, 2017 11:36 AM
In Memory Of
John Franklin Northcutt
Your memorial indicates John Franklin had a daughter Nasazea YOB 1907 with his second wife, Sara Elizabeth Griggs. In fact, this seems to be a transcription error in the census. Nasazea is actually Margie. Her mother is Frances Ellen Fannie Teal. The 1910 census has John F and Frances Fannie with two daughters, Margie and Sarah. She had 2 children born,2 living.
Added by In Memory Of on May 21, 2017 11:46 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
Susannah Boler/Boulware Markland
1st Wife of Nathaniel Markland.

Looking for Birth/Death dates of Susannah and her parents and your sources for that info.

I'm descended through Nathaniel's son Thomas Jefferson Markland b1795 and have info & pictures on Marklands in Illinois. Illinois Marklands came from those in Washington County, IN.

Ann Verry Hieser
Added by Hieser on May 12, 2017 6:24 PM
Janet Foster Marshall
Reginald Foster
Hi Bill my name is Janet Foster Marshall. I'm a direct descendant of Reginald( b.abt.1595). What Im trying to figure out is how I get to Sir John of Northumberland. I know Reginald's father was Thomas and his father was Cuthbert but I'm not sure of anything after that. I was wondering if there was some information that you could pass along to me to help. Thanks so
Added by Janet Foster Marshall on Apr 21, 2017 2:31 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
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