Dr. Foushee was a surgeon during the Revolutionary War. He was selected in 1782 as the first mayor of an independent City of Richmond.
He married Isabella Harmanson in Northampton, Virginia on 6 March 1775. They had at least seven children: William, John Harmanson, Nancy, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Isabella and Margaret.
He is buried in the Thomas Ritchie and Wm. Carter plot.