The five children born to Thomas Waxham and his mystery-shrouded second wife, Elizabeth, were: Alfred, born about 1840; Adelaide Victoria, born July 16, 1842; Herbert O., born June 26, 1844; Wilbur, born about 1847; and Melissa, born October 21, 1850. All were born in Chautauqua County, NY and all but Wilbur, who died in childhood, moved with Thomas to LaPorte County, Indiana in 1858. We assume thta Thomas died in Indiana some time after 1860 but have never been able to locate any documentation.
Adelaide Victoria Waxham married Ozro B. Foster on August 19, 1866 in LaPorte County, Indiana. Foster was at various times a school teacher, a farmer, and the proprietor of a hardware store. In October 1861, he had enlisted in Company C of the 48th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Since this was the same Civil War unit in which one of the Alfred Waxhams served, we can speculate that Adelaide's older brother, Alfred, had something to do with introducing Ozro Foster to his sister before dying December 24, 1861. Ozro and Adelaide had seven children, several of whose obituaries are on file with this author, and it is probable that there are numerous descendants of this family living today. Adelaide died August 4, 1909 while Ozro lived to the age of 91, passing away April 13, 1933.
(from The Waxham Ancestors by Robert D. Waxham)
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