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 Missouri Lavinia <I>LeSueur</I> Foster

Missouri Lavinia LeSueur Foster

Culloden, Monroe County, Georgia, USA
Death 28 Aug 1884 (aged 47)
Dallas, Paulding County, Georgia, USA
Burial Paulding County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 33509742 · View Source
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Daughter of Dr. Cary S. and Elizaeth Ann (Sharp) LeSueur

1st., Wife of Dr. Thomas Jackson Foster, C.S.A., married November 10, 1857, Monroe Co., GA.

Dr. Thomas Jackson and Missouri Lavinia (LeSueur) Foster's children were ...

1. Mary Ida Foster
2. Clara Eugenia Foster
3. Carie Ann Foster (m. Thomas Marshall Sanders)
4. Thomas J. Velteam Foster
5. William Albert, Sr. (m. Georgia E. Griffin)
6. Zouella Foster
7. James B. Foster
8. Imogene Foster


Missouri Lavania LeSueur was given her name, "Missouri" when her ancestor, Pierre LeSueur along with Rene'-Robert-Cavelier Sieur de LaSalle were on their expedition in 1684. Sometime later with a ship's carpenter, an Indian guide and Pierre LeSueur took a canoe from somewhere near New Orleans to the headwaters of the Mississippi and back. "There is a theory that the name Missouri (from the river and Indians) was given in honor of his exploits."

I would like to thank Jim Morell for sponsoring Missouri Lavinia LeSueur Foster's memorial. His thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

  • Created by: Georgia Girl
  • Added: 3 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33509742
  • Jim Morell
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Missouri Lavinia LeSueur Foster (15 Dec 1836–28 Aug 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33509742, citing Dallas City Cemetery, Paulding County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Georgia Girl (contributor 46981215) .