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Jesse Harrison Foster

Jesse Harrison Foster

Male 1881 - 1942  (60 years)

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  • Name Jesse Harrison Foster 
    Born 9 Apr 1881  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1876). NOTE: The provenance of the bible: after Simeon's death the bible was given to his youngest son, Jesse Harrison Foster. It was kept in a chest along with Jesse's bible and other family records. When Jesse died his son Guy Foster owned it. In 1980, Guy gave the bible to his niece, Rita Foster Wallace, the daughter of his youngest brother, Harold Edward Foster, Sr. who still owns the bible today, 2020.
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible, page 3
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible, page 3
    Births.
    Virginia Emilyn Foster, 20 Dec 1869
    Asa Bruen Foster, 8 Mar 1872
    James Henry Foster, 15 Feb 1874
    William Thomas Foster, 5 Apr 1876
    Samuel Edward Foster, 18 Dec 1878
    Jesse Harrison Foster, 9 Apr 1881
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beech Creek twp, ED 9, p 3B, dwelling/family 45/45, farm laborer; enumerated 5 Jun 1900 by Wm. H. Shipman; boarding with the Wm T. Gibbs. 
    1900 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 3B
    1900 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 3B
    Gibbs, Wm T..........30
    _____, Amanda D......29
    _____, Wm J.......... 6
    Bethune, Una.........10
    _______, Agnes....... 8
    _______, Jack........ 6
    Poe, Irodell T.......20...boarder
    Fauster, Jesse H.....19...boarder
    Census 1910  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beech Creek twp, Hamburg & Portland Road, ED 3, p 2B, dwelling/family 35/35, farmer, owns farm free & clear; married 6 yrs; reads, writes, and speaks English; b. Arkansas, f.b. Alabama, m.b. Arkansas; enumerated 27 Apr 1910 by O. Finch. 
    1910 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 2B
    1910 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 2B
    33/33 Brooks, Claud.....29...head
    ______, Leney...........25...wife
    ______, Allen........... 6...son
    ______, Thelma.......... 3...daughter
    ______, "H.S."..........1 3/12...son
    ______, Hughey..........68...father
    Gibson, Charley.........23...boarder
    35/35 Foster, Jesse H...29...head
    _____, Jennie C.........23...wife
    _____, Clem J...........4...son
    _____, Guy..............1 3/12...son
    _____, Synthia A........57...mother
    36/36 White, Jake.......23...head
    _____, Caley............19...wife
    _____, Ferrell..........2/12...son
    37/37 Howie, Eugene A...49...head
    _____, Sarah A..........45...wife
    _____, Mildred..........25...daughter
    _____, Homer............21...son
    _____, Rilla............14...daughter
    _____, Clarence.........12...son
    _____, Ceburn........... 7...son
    _____, Edward........... 6...son
    _____, Calvin........... 3...son
    Residence 1918  Hamburg, Ashley Co, ​Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rt. 4 Box 28 
    • WWI Draft Registration Records, Ashley Co., AR, Roll 2.
    Draft, Registration Card 12 Sep 1918  Hamburg, Ashley Co, ​Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Registration Card No. 1568-2222, Local Board for Ashley County, Hamburg, Arkansas 
    • WWI Draft Registration Records, Ashley Co., AR, Roll 2.
    Census 1920  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prairie twp, ED 3, p 3A, dwelling/family 51/53, taken 18 Mar 1920 by Walter E. Drane, Owns farm with mortgage. Occupation: General Farming, working on own account. 
    1920 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Prairie township, Sheet 3A
    1920 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Prairie township, Sheet 3A
    51/53 Foster, Jessie H.........38...head
    ______, Jennie C.........33...wife
    ______, Clem J...........14...son
    ______, Guy..............11...son
    ______, Willie L......... 9...daughter
    ______, Morell........... 7...son
    ______, Essie............ 5...daughter
    ______, Clifton.......... 3...son
    52/54 Carnes, William....42...head-widower
    ______, Virginia.........17...daughter
    ______, Alvin T..........15...son
    ______, Howard...........12...son
    Census 1930  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prairie twp, ED 2-21, p 6A, dwelling/family 125/127, farmer owns farm valued $1500; b. Arkansas, f.b. Georgia, m.b. Arkansas; enumerated 14-15 Apr 1930 by Frank E. Denton. 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Census 1940  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prairie twp, ED 2-23, p 6B, visit 110, owns farm valued at $400, works 60 a week, attended school to 8th grade, reads and writes; enumerated 24-25 Apr 1940 by Frank E. Denton. 
    1940 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Prairie Township, Sheet 6B
    1940 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Prairie Township, Sheet 6B
    106 Howie, Calvin....33...head....farmer
    _____, Erma..........26...wife
    _____, Edward........10...son
    _____, Caroline...... 5...daughter
    107 Howie, Seab......39...head....farmer
    _____, Moholee.......24...wife
    _____, Mary A........ 5...daughter
    _____, Lois Marie.... 4...daughter
    _____, Lula.......... 1...daughter
    110 Foster, Jessie...54...head....farmer
    _____, Jennie........53...wife
    _____, Harold........14...son
    _____, Clifton.......22...son
    Physical Description Blue Eyes, Light Red Hair 
    Misc 1880-1940  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oats are sown in February and gardens are made in the same month. Corn is planted from the 1st to the 10th of March, and cotton from the 1st to the 10th of April. Millet and field peas are sown early in May, and corn ripens in August. Cotton begins to open in August, but the picking is started about September 1. Oats are cut in June and so also is the prairie hay. Strawberries ripen in May, blackberries in late June and early July. Peaches in August and Irish potatoes (large enough for use) in May. Sweet potatoes are set in the same month. The watermelon ripens in July, Muscatine grape in September, and a summer grape comes earlier. Wild plums and whortleberries are plentiful in their season.  
    • Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1890), 881.
    Masonic Lodge 1906-1942  Hamburg, Ashley Co, ​Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of Covenant Lodge #560. 
    • Desmond Walls Allen, comp, Masonic Death Records from Grand Lodge, 1941-1990 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, 1999), Vol. 1942.
    Misc Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No section of Arkansas afforded a fineer field for sport nor offered a greater variety to the huntsman and fisherman. Bear, panther, deer, wildcat, beaver, otter, coon, opossum, wolf, fox, squirrel, rabbit, mink and skunk abounded, while turkey and quail were not unknown objects in their season; wild geese, brant, ducks, woodcock, snipe, and plover were numerous, and even now only the larger game is scarce. Some few bears are killed each year, and deer hunting is a common sport. Wild turkeys are plentiful, and this is the only place where the hunter grows weary of shooting quail, rather than hunting for them. In the larger streams are found the alligator gar, weighing from 100 to 150 pounds, blue cat weighing 100 pounds, and the mudcat, frequently attaining a like size. The mudfish or grindel is one to eight-pound fish. Black and striped bass range from one to five pounds in weight. White perch seldom exceed from one-half pound to one pound in weight. Goggle eye, red perch, pickerel, and the buffalo are also plentiful here. 
    • Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1890), 881.
    Religion 1900-1942  Mount Pleasant community, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Was member of Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church. 
    Bible of Jesse Harrison Foster
    Bible of Jesse Harrison Foster
    Jesse's youngest son, Harold, told his daughter Rita that his father kept both his bible and his father, Simeon Castleberry Foster's bible in an old trunk in the front room of their home. And he was warned never to get it out unless his Dad requested him to do so. The bible passed from Jesse to his son, Guy Foster. On a visit in 1981, Guy gave the bible to his niece, Rita Foster Wallace.
    Died 24 Mar 1942  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1876). NOTE: The provenance of the bible: after Simeon's death the bible was given to his youngest son, Jesse Harrison Foster. It was kept in a chest along with Jesse's bible and other family records. When Jesse died his son Guy Foster owned it. In 1980, Guy gave the bible to his niece, Rita Foster Wallace, the daughter of his youngest brother, Harold Edward Foster, Sr. who still owns the bible today, 2020. (2) Desmond Walls Allen, comp. Arkansas Death Index, 1941-1948 (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, 1999), 196.
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible, page 4
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible, page 4
    Deaths.
    Asa Bruen Foster, 30 Jul 1874
    Simeon C. Foster, 28 Jul 1881
    Virginia Emilyn Foster, 23 Apr 1942
    William T. Foster, 23 May 1935
    James Henry Foster, 5 Mar 1931
    Jesse H. Foster, 24 Mar 1942
    Grandma Allen, 15 Jul 1849-22 Feb 1923 [Sintha Arrilla (Dillon) Foster]
    Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Jesse was the son of Simeon Castleberry & Sintha Arrilla (Dillon) Foster. Cynthia was the daughter of Henry Clay & Idora (Foster) White.
    Jesse Harrison Foster
    Jesse Harrison Foster
    Husband of Cynthia Jane White. Son of Simeon Castleberry & Sintha Arilla (Dillon) Foster.
    Person ID I3  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2020 

    Father Simeon Castleberry Foster,   b. ca 1845, Talbotton, Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1881, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Mother Sintha Arrilla Dillon,   b. 15 Jul 1849, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1923, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1869  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1876) Handwritten in two different colors of ink by Simeon and located between the Old and New Testaments. NOTE: Bible owned by Rita Foster Wallace, located in Springfield, MO in 2020.
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible, page 2
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Bible, page 2
    Marriages.
    Simeon Castleberry and Sintha Arrilla Dillon, 18 Feb 1869
    Family ID F215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cynthia Jane White,   b. 28 Mar 1887, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1964, El Dorado, Union Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1904  Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Marriage Book K-230, 3 Aug 1904. Jesse Foster, 23, and Jennie White, 17, married by E. T. Mitchell, MG.
    Marriage License for Jesse Foster and Jennie White
    Marriage License for Jesse Foster and Jennie White
    Bond for Marriage License: Jesse Foster, principal, and Turner Butler, Security. Marriage License: Jesse Foster, 23, of Ashley County, AR, and Miss Jennie White, 17, of Ashley County, AR. Recorded by R. R. Radford, Clerk, 1 Aug 1904. Certificate of Marriage: E. T. Mitchell certified the marriage 4 Aug 1904. Credentials recorded in Book DD-122, Recorder's office in Ashley County, AR. Filed and recorded 24 Oct 1904, R. R. Radford, Clerk.
    Marriage of Jesse H. Foster and Cynthia J. White
    Marriage of Jesse H. Foster and Cynthia J. White
    This certifies that Jesse H. Foster of Hamburg State of Ark. and Cynthe J. White of Hamburg State of Ark. were by me united in Holy Matrimony According to the Ordnance of God and the laws of the State of Ark. at Hamburg on the 3 day of August In the year of our Lord 1904. E. T. Mitchel. Witness: Mother & father, sis, Bro a Host of friends.
    Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Jesse Harrison & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Wedding photograph, dated August 3, 1904
    Children 
    +1. Jesse Clem Foster,   b. 25 Aug 1905, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1981, Tahlequah, Cherokee Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Clarie Belle Foster,   b. 1 Dec 1906, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1909, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Guy Foster,   b. 1 Sep 1908, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1982, Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Willie Lea Foster,   b. 11 Aug 1910, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 2002, Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Morrell Fred Foster,   b. 10 Jul 1912, Tide, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1999, Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +6. Essie Iola Foster,   b. 16 Mar 1914, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1999, Hooks, Bowie Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Clifton David Foster,   b. 6 Nov 1916, Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1978, Salem, Fulton Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +8. Synthia Mae Foster,   b. 15 Jun 1920, Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 2014, Crossett, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +9. Harold Edward Foster, Sr.,   b. 23 Apr 1926, Mist, Ashley, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 2015, Hope, Hempstead, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Apr 1881 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, ED 9, p 3B, dwelling/family 45/45, farm laborer; enumerated 5 Jun 1900 by Wm. H. Shipman; boarding with the Wm T. Gibbs. - 1900 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Aug 1904 - Hamburg, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, Hamburg & Portland Road, ED 3, p 2B, dwelling/family 35/35, farmer, owns farm free & clear; married 6 yrs; reads, writes, and speaks English; b. Arkansas, f.b. Alabama, m.b. Arkansas; enumerated 27 Apr 1910 by O. Finch. - 1910 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Rt. 4 Box 28 - 1918 - Hamburg, Ashley Co, ​Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft, Registration Card - Registration Card No. 1568-2222, Local Board for Ashley County, Hamburg, Arkansas - 12 Sep 1918 - Hamburg, Ashley Co, ​Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Prairie twp, ED 3, p 3A, dwelling/family 51/53, taken 18 Mar 1920 by Walter E. Drane, Owns farm with mortgage. Occupation: General Farming, working on own account. - 1920 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Prairie twp, ED 2-21, p 6A, dwelling/family 125/127, farmer owns farm valued $1500; b. Arkansas, f.b. Georgia, m.b. Arkansas; enumerated 14-15 Apr 1930 by Frank E. Denton. - 1930 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Prairie twp, ED 2-23, p 6B, visit 110, owns farm valued at $400, works 60 a week, attended school to 8th grade, reads and writes; enumerated 24-25 Apr 1940 by Frank E. Denton. - 1940 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Oats are sown in February and gardens are made in the same month. Corn is planted from the 1st to the 10th of March, and cotton from the 1st to the 10th of April. Millet and field peas are sown early in May, and corn ripens in August. Cotton begins to open in August, but the picking is started about September 1. Oats are cut in June and so also is the prairie hay. Strawberries ripen in May, blackberries in late June and early July. Peaches in August and Irish potatoes (large enough for use) in May. Sweet potatoes are set in the same month. The watermelon ripens in July, Muscatine grape in September, and a summer grape comes earlier. Wild plums and whortleberries are plentiful in their season. - 1880-1940 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMasonic Lodge - Member of Covenant Lodge #560. - 1906-1942 - Hamburg, Ashley Co, ​Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - No section of Arkansas afforded a fineer field for sport nor offered a greater variety to the huntsman and fisherman. Bear, panther, deer, wildcat, beaver, otter, coon, opossum, wolf, fox, squirrel, rabbit, mink and skunk abounded, while turkey and quail were not unknown objects in their season; wild geese, brant, ducks, woodcock, snipe, and plover were numerous, and even now only the larger game is scarce. Some few bears are killed each year, and deer hunting is a common sport. Wild turkeys are plentiful, and this is the only place where the hunter grows weary of shooting quail, rather than hunting for them. In the larger streams are found the alligator gar, weighing from 100 to 150 pounds, blue cat weighing 100 pounds, and the mudcat, frequently attaining a like size. The mudfish or grindel is one to eight-pound fish. Black and striped bass range from one to five pounds in weight. White perch seldom exceed from one-half pound to one pound in weight. Goggle eye, red perch, pickerel, and the buffalo are also plentiful here. - - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Mar 1942 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jesse H. & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Jesse H. & Cynthia Jane (White) Foster
    Jesse and Jennie at the back of their home at "Hill Place."
    The Henry Clay White Family
    The Henry Clay White Family
    Henry Clay White and part of his extended family standing in front of the family home in the Promise Land community of Ashley County, Arkansas. Henry's prized mules were included in the family photograph. From the left of the photograph, the second male is Jesse Foster and next to him is his wife Cynthia Jane, daughter of Henry Clay White. Henry is the man on the right next to the mule. His wife Idora is the closed woman to him.

  • Notes 
    • Jesse Foster owned 160 acres called the "swamp place, " later owned by Morrell Foster and his heirs. Jesse farmed - raised cotton (using mules) after 1904. Every time it rained the land flooded. He got tired of the land flooding and bought 40 acres, called the "hill place," located at the Crossroads [known as 5 points] in Beech Creek township, Ashley Co., AR. Howard Foster owned the "hill place" in 2003. [Source: Harold E. Foster to Rita Foster Wallace, Oral Interview, 9 Jul 1992.]

      "Pistol packing" was not uncommon in the early days of the Twentieth Century. Huey Sanders "H.S." Brooks told author Rebecca DeArmond-Huskey that Jess Foster always carried a pistol. "One day Papa and Jess were going somewhere and Papa asked Jess if he had his pistol with him. Jess replied, "Do I have my pants on?" [Source: Beyond Bartholomew: The Portland Area History. (Conway, AR: River Road Press, 1996), 265]


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