William Truett Foster

Male 1772 - 1823  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name William Truett Foster 
    Born ca 1772  Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Witness 12 Sep 1789  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnessed the sale of 200 acres on the waters of Beaverdam Creek of Little River; William & Phebe Foster to Nathan Smith, husband of their daughter, Sarah.  
    • (1) Georgia. Wilkes County. Deed Book GG-215, 12 Sep 1789. Sale of 200 acres of land, William and Phoebe Foster to Nathan Smith. (2) Grace Gillam Davidson, abst and comp. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 2, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 82. [Deed Book GG-215] (3) Michal Martin Farmer. Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 154. [Original Deed Book GG-215]
    Sale of 200 acres, William Foster & his wife Phebe to Nathan Smith [son-in-law]
    Sale of 200 acres, William Foster & his wife Phebe to Nathan Smith [son-in-law]
    This Indenture made this twelfth day of September the year of our Lord, One thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, Between William Foster and Phebe his wife of the County of Wilkes and State of Georgia of the one part, and Nathan Smith of the County and state aforesaid of the other part...sum of fifty pounds Sterling in Species...tract of land containing 200 acres...on the waters of Beaverdam Creek of Little River. Witnessed by William Truett Foster and E. Butler, JP. Includes a statement of Phebe Foster...privately examined, voluntarily acknowledged...relinquished her right of Dower to the within named land and premises the twelfth day of September 1789.
    Census 1790  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Frank Parker Hudson. 1790 census for Wilkes County, Georgia: prepared from tax returns: with abstracts of the 1790 tax returns. (Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1988), 94.
    Witness 17 Mar 1790  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Nelson to Archibald Simpson and Thomas Norris, all of Wilkes Co, for 40 pounds, 200 acres, granted to Esther Seabury, 15 Mar 1785. Witnesses: William Foster, William Erwin, E. Butler, JP. Registered 16 Apr 1792. 
    • Michal Martin Farmer. Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 181. [Wilkes Co, GA Deed Book GG-456]
    Tax Records 1795  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Listed on the taxpayers list, along with Bazzle Foster, James Foster, Levi Foster, Spencer Foster, Thomas Foster, "Truit Foster", and William Foster.  
    • Marilee Beatty Hageness. Taxpayers 1795, Hancock County, Georgia, Vol GA72 (n.p.: privately published, 1995), 9.
    Tax Records 1796  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Johnathan Adams twp, 55. 
    • An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 1800-1802, Vol I (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1986), 26.
    Property, Real 19 Feb 1801  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    I, William Foster of Hancock County for the consideration of the love and good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my beloved son Truett Foster of the same place have granted unto him a tract of land in Hancock County adjoining on Dread Creek, and containing two hundred and eleven acres. Wit: Hardy W(illegible) and John Coulter, J.P.  
    • Helen and Tim Marsh, abst. Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1997), 242-243 [Deed Book E-84]
    Tax Records 1802  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A Tax List was mandated for Hancock Co., GA in 1802. William T. Foster is once again listed. Along with him are: Elizabeth A. Foster; John Foster; Levi Foster; Richard Foster; Samuel Foster, deceased; and Philemon Foster. 
    Tax Records 1804  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Huff twp, 148. 
    • An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 1804-1806, Vol III (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1986), 29.
    Land Lottery 1806  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Truett Foster was entitled to 2 draws in the lottery of Ocmulgee lands, as applied to the list of Hancock Co, Georgia. Section 13 of the law provided that he as a free white male person, resident of the state for three years, 21 years of age, and having a wife or legitimate child or children under 21 years of age was entitled to 2 draws. He was located in Capt. Huff's District. 
    • Martha Lou Houston. Marriage of Hancock County, Georgia, 1806 to 1850: reprinted with, Land Lottery List of Hancock County, Georgia, 1806. (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub Co., Inc., 1977 Reprint 1928), 95.
    Court Minutes 6 Mar 1809  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Georgia. Hancock County. Inferior Court Minutes, 1809-1833, p 7. (2) J. Kenneth Brantley, comp. Hancock County Georgia, Inferior Court Minutes {For County Purposes} 1809-1833 (Powder Springs, GA: The Brantley Association of America, 2000), 3.
    Order from Hancock Inferior County Court
    Order from Hancock Inferior County Court
    Ordered that the following hands work on the road from the upper corner of Gen'l Adams plantation to the Greene County Line at John Bushes plantation viz, Philemon Foster, John Foster, Francis Foster, Truitt Foster, Nelson Harris, Cornelius Clark, William Clark, Robert Clark, James Southall, Henry Thompson, Laird W. Harris, John Baxter, Natha'l Tatum, Peter Tatum, Thomas Chappell, Jonathan Adams---Thompson Nat. Matthews and John Chappell overseer of the same. William Rabun, Bolling Hall, Wm Terrill, R. Blount. Test: Jas. Lewis, Clerk.
    Census 1812  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State Taxes 
    • GA 1792-1819 Tax Lists, No Township listed, p 65
    Census 1820  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Capt Colemans District, Sparta, p 87, enumerated 7 Aug 1920. 
    1820 Census for Hancock County, Georgia, Sparta, Sheet 87
    1820 Census for Hancock County, Georgia, Sparta, Sheet 87
    --William Truett Foster--free white males, 10 thru 15: 2, free white males, 16 thru 25: 3, free white males, 45 and over: 1, free white females, 10 thru 15: 2, free white females, 45 and over: 1, total engaged in Agriculture: 4, total under 16: 4, total over 25: 2, Total Free White Persons: 9.
    Newspaper 26 Dec 1822  Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Georgia, Hancock County. Whereas Abigail Foster and David Foster apply for letters of administration on the estate and effects of William T. Foster, late of said county, deceased...Given under my hand, this 21st of November 1822. (signed) James H. Jones, C.C.O. 
    • Tad Evans. Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Hancock County Extracts, Vol I, 1809-1844 (Savanah, GA: n. p., 2000), 97. [NOTE: There is possibly a typo in the date of the Georgia Journal because Wm T. Foster died in 1823.]
    Court Minutes 6 Jan 1823  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Ordered that letters of administration be granted to Abigail Foster and David Foster (who were duly qualified) on the estate of William T. Foster deceased, on their giving bond and security in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars and that Mims Sledge Frederick G. Thomas, Robert Lett, Gilford Harris, and Seaborn Laurence or any three of them be and they are hereby appointed to appraise on oath the personal estate of said deceased... 
    • J. Kenneth Brantley, comp. Hancock County Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1817-1837 (Powder Springs, GA: The Brantley Association of America, 2000), 113 [Original Minute Book, 272]
    Died 20 Feb 1823  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Court Minutes 27 Mar 1823  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The administrators of the estate of William T. Foster deceased returned an Inventory & appraisement of the personal estate of said deceased amounting to eight hundred & thirteen dollars 65 1/2 cents - also and account sales of said estate amount five hundred & seventy-five dollars 27 1/4 cents. 
    • J. Kenneth Brantley, comp. Hancock County Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1817-1837 (Powder Springs, GA: The Brantley Association of America, 2000), 118 [Original Minute Book, 283]
    Court Minutes 10 Jan 1825  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Foster, administrator of the estate of William T. Foster deceased returned an account of monies paid out of the estate of said deceased amounting to forty-six dollars 42 1/2 cents_ 
    • J. Kenneth Brantley, comp. Hancock County Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1817-1837 (Powder Springs, GA: The Brantley Association of America, 2000), 157 [Original Minute Book, 371]
    Probate 1823-1826  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Foster was appointed Administrator of Wm T. Foster estate. Inventory & Appraisal of Estate valued at $812.66. 27 Mar 1823, sale of personal property brought $575.40. Debts of estate were $46.42 1/4. Rent of the land 1924-1926 during probate $95.00. 
    • Georgia. Hancock County. Probate L-12-16, 1823-1826. Estate of William T. Foster, Administrator, David Foster.
    Probate files of William Truett Foster Estate
    Probate files of William Truett Foster Estate
    Inventory and Appraisal of the estate, 27 Mar 1823. Also includes the Settlement & distribution of the estate, 5 Jan 1826.
    Inheritance 5 Jan 1826  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Settlement & distribution of Estate of William T. Foster. Taxes paid $00.42 1/4; son, William Foster $58.77; son, James Foster $58.77; daughter, Elizabeth Foster $58.77; daughter, Nancy Foster $58.77; son, Allen Foster $58.77; Willis Foster $58.77; wife, Abigail Foster $58.77; son, David Foster $58.77. 
    • Georgia. Hancock County. Probate L-300-301, 1823-1826. Settlement of Estate of William T. Foster, Administrator, David Foster.
    Newspaper 24 Jan 1826  Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nine months after date application will be made to the Inferior Court of Hancock County...for leave to sell the real estate of William T. Foster, late of said county, deceased... (signed) David Foster, Adm., Abigail Foster, Admx. 
    • Tad Evans. Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Hancock County Extracts, Vol I, 1809-1844 (Savanah, GA: n. p., 2000), 114.
    Court Minutes Feb 1826  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Foster administrator of the estate of deceased returned an account of rent of land belonging to said estate amount Ninety-five dollars. Also, an account of monies paid out os said estate amount four hundred & seventy dollars 58 1/4 cents_ 
    • J. Kenneth Brantley, comp. Hancock County Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1817-1837 (Powder Springs, GA: The Brantley Association of America, 2000), 183 [Original Minute Book, 424]
    Court Minutes 6 Nov 1826  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    It appearing to the Court that Abagail Foster & David Foster, administratrix and administrator of &c of William T. Foster deceased have given due notice of their intention to apply to this Court for leave to sell the real estate of said deceased - and that such sale will be for the benefit of the heirs of said deceased. It is ordered on the application of said administrators That they have leave to sell the real estate of the said William T. Foster deceased - they the said administrators giving legal notice of such sale and conducting the same as required by Law. 
    • J. Kenneth Brantley, comp. Hancock County Georgia, Court of Ordinary Minutes, 1817-1837 (Powder Springs, GA: The Brantley Association of America, 2000), 197 [Original Minute Book, 456]
    Newspaper 14 Nov 1826  Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Before the courthouse door in Sparta, Hancock County will be sold on the first Tuesday in February next, pursuant to an order of the Inferior Court of said county...197 1/2 acres of land, lying in said county, on the waters of Dread's Creek, adjoining Seaborn Lawrence and others, the real estate of William T. Foster, deceased, for the benefit of the heirs of said deceased (signed) Abigail Foster, Admx., David Foster, Adm. 
    • Tad Evans. Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Hancock County Extracts, Vol I, 1809-1844 (Savanah, GA: n. p., 2000), 121.
    Person ID I4685  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 May 2021 

    Father William Shepherd Foster, Jr.,   b. ca 1745, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1811, Claiborne Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Phoebe,   b. ca 1748, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1804, Green Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married ca 1764  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail,   b. ca 1780, Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1856, Chambers Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Children 
    +1. David Foster,   b. ca 1795, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1840, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    +2. Willis Foster,   b. ca 1801, Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1880, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. William Foster
     4. James Foster
    +5. Martha Elizabeth Foster,   b. 7 Sep 1810, Greene Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1849, Chambers Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     6. Nancy Foster
     7. Allen Foster
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F2154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1772 - Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Listed on the taxpayers list, along with Bazzle Foster, James Foster, Levi Foster, Spencer Foster, Thomas Foster, "Truit Foster", and William Foster. - 1795 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Johnathan Adams twp, 55. - 1796 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - I, William Foster of Hancock County for the consideration of the love and good will and affection which I have and do bear towards my beloved son Truett Foster of the same place have granted unto him a tract of land in Hancock County adjoining on Dread Creek, and containing two hundred and eleven acres. Wit: Hardy W(illegible) and John Coulter, J.P. - 19 Feb 1801 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - A Tax List was mandated for Hancock Co., GA in 1802. William T. Foster is once again listed. Along with him are: Elizabeth A. Foster; John Foster; Levi Foster; Richard Foster; Samuel Foster, deceased; and Philemon Foster. - 1802 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Huff twp, 148. - 1804 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - William Truett Foster was entitled to 2 draws in the lottery of Ocmulgee lands, as applied to the list of Hancock Co, Georgia. Section 13 of the law provided that he as a free white male person, resident of the state for three years, 21 years of age, and having a wife or legitimate child or children under 21 years of age was entitled to 2 draws. He was located in Capt. Huff's District. - 1806 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - 6 Mar 1809 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - State Taxes - 1812 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Capt Colemans District, Sparta, p 87, enumerated 7 Aug 1920. - 1820 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - "Ordered that letters of administration be granted to Abigail Foster and David Foster (who were duly qualified) on the estate of William T. Foster deceased, on their giving bond and security in the sum of fifteen hundred dollars and that Mims Sledge Frederick G. Thomas, Robert Lett, Gilford Harris, and Seaborn Laurence or any three of them be and they are hereby appointed to appraise on oath the personal estate of said deceased... - 6 Jan 1823 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Feb 1823 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - The administrators of the estate of William T. Foster deceased returned an Inventory & appraisement of the personal estate of said deceased amounting to eight hundred & thirteen dollars 65 1/2 cents - also and account sales of said estate amount five hundred & seventy-five dollars 27 1/4 cents. - 27 Mar 1823 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - David Foster, administrator of the estate of William T. Foster deceased returned an account of monies paid out of the estate of said deceased amounting to forty-six dollars 42 1/2 cents_ - 10 Jan 1825 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - David Foster was appointed Administrator of Wm T. Foster estate. Inventory & Appraisal of Estate valued at $812.66. 27 Mar 1823, sale of personal property brought $575.40. Debts of estate were $46.42 1/4. Rent of the land 1924-1926 during probate $95.00. - 1823-1826 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInheritance - Settlement & distribution of Estate of William T. Foster. Taxes paid $00.42 1/4; son, William Foster $58.77; son, James Foster $58.77; daughter, Elizabeth Foster $58.77; daughter, Nancy Foster $58.77; son, Allen Foster $58.77; Willis Foster $58.77; wife, Abigail Foster $58.77; son, David Foster $58.77. - 5 Jan 1826 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - David Foster administrator of the estate of deceased returned an account of rent of land belonging to said estate amount Ninety-five dollars. Also, an account of monies paid out os said estate amount four hundred & seventy dollars 58 1/4 cents_ - Feb 1826 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - It appearing to the Court that Abagail Foster & David Foster, administratrix and administrator of &c of William T. Foster deceased have given due notice of their intention to apply to this Court for leave to sell the real estate of said deceased - and that such sale will be for the benefit of the heirs of said deceased. It is ordered on the application of said administrators That they have leave to sell the real estate of the said William T. Foster deceased - they the said administrators giving legal notice of such sale and conducting the same as required by Law. - 6 Nov 1826 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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