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William Shepherd Foster, Jr.

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  • Name William Shepherd Foster 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born ca 1745  Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Court Minutes 17 Feb 1759  Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Record was torn. William Shepherd Foster was mentioned as a Juror to attend Court. 
    • Weynette Parks Haun. Craven County, North Carolina: County Court Minutes, 1757-1763, Book V. (Durham, NC: n. p., 1992), 51.
    Witness 5 Oct 1767  Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) North Carolina. Craven County. Deed Book, 21, pp 205-206. (2) Dr. Albert Bruce Pruitt. Abstracts of Deeds Craven Co, NC, Books 20, 21, 22, 23, & 24, 1772-1783 (n.p.: A.B. Pruitt, 2008), 52. [Original Deed Book 21, pp 205-206]
    Transfer of land from Brazell Smith to William Shepard Foster, 150 acres
    Transfer of land from Brazell Smith to William Shepard Foster, 150 acres
    Brazell Smith to William Shpd. Foster [Sr], both of Craven County, sale of 150 acres [for 20 pounds proclamation money] on the south side of Neuse River & in the fork of Brices Creek; granted May 7, 1742, by Gov. Gab. Johnston to John Ives who sold it to Brazell Smith. Witnessed by William [Shpd Jr] Foster & John Foster, recorded in Court Session, Dec 1774.
    Census 1770  Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    No township listed. 
    • Ron V. Jackson, Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. North Carolina Census, 1790-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
    Court Minutes 13 Dec 1774  Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    A Deed of Sale from Bazell Smith to William Shepherd Foster for 150 acres of land in the fork of Brices Creek was acknowledged by the Grantor. NOTE. William Shepherd Foster, Jr. and John Foster were witnesses to the deed. 
    • (1) North Carolina. Craven County. Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions. Vol 1-180, folio 279. Deed of Sale dated 13 Dec 1774, Bazell Smith to William Shepherd Foster, 150 acres. (2) Weynette Parks Haun. Craven County, North Carolina: County Court Minutes, 1767-1778, Book VII. (Durham, NC: n. p., 1995), 61.
    Court Minutes 18 Sep 1778  Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Then were the following Gentlemen Nominated and appointed to serve as Jurors at the next County Court and Ordered that the Sheriff summon them accordingly: (1) Stephen Tillman (2) John Colvett (3) Lemuel Hatch Jr (4) Archelaus Weeks (5) David Kornegy (6) Simon Foscue (7) James Handcock (8) Roger Jones (9) William Shephard Foster....  
    • (1) North Carolina. Craven County. Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions. Vol 1-511, 151-folio 79. Jury duty. (2) Weynette Parks Haun. Craven County, North Carolina: County Court Minutes, 1767-1778, Book VII. (Durham, NC: n. p., 1995), 150.
    Court Minutes 18 Dec 1778  Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ordered that the following persons vizt: Simon Foscue, James Handcock, Roger Jones, William Shepard Foster,...who were nominated at the last Court and since summoned as Jurors to attend this Court ad having failed to appear be fined Three Pounds Each and that Notice issue to Each and Every [one] of them to appear at the Next Court to shew cause wherefore their several Fines should not be levied agreeable to Law.

    Then were the following Gentlemen Nominated as Jurors to attend the next County Court and Ordered that the Sheriff summon them accordingly Vizt: (1) Simon Foscue, (2) James Handcock, (3) Roger Jones, (4) William Shepard Foster,.... 
    • (1) North Carolina. Craven County. Minutes, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions. Vol 1-523, folio 1-157. Deed of Sale dated 13 Dec 1774, Bazell Smith to William Shepherd Foster, 150 acres. (2) Weynette Parks Haun. Craven County, North Carolina: County Court Minutes, 1767-1778, Book VII. (Durham, NC: n. p., 1995), 153.
    Military 20 Aug 1781  Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Refugee - issued certificate as per act of 20 Aug 1781  
    • Two Battles of Augusta. Unfortunately for the cause of peace, gangs of marauders roamed the region between Savannah and from his haven in North Carolina, rallied 600 men who had taken a recent oath of allegiance to the king, and attacked Augusta on September 14, 1780. In a desperate four-day battle Clarke besieged Brown and his Rangers and Indian allies at the Mackay House outside town. Lieutenant Colonel John Harris Cruger and his New York loyalists from Ninety-Six came to the relief of Brown's garrison. Though tradition blames Brown for hanging thirteen prisoners, Cruger probably gave the order to carry out the punishment mandated by Cornwallis for those who took up arms after swearing allegiance to the king. Clarke beat a hasty retreat to North Carolina, hounded by Indians and loyalists. Cornwallis dispatched a force of loyalists under Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Ferguson to cut off Clarke's band. Instead, Clarke's friends from the mountains swarmed down under their own leaders, caught Ferguson on Kings Mountain, and scored a decisive victory on October 7, 1780. Clarke's raid upon Augusta triggered the events that led to Kings Mountain.
    Warrant 2 Feb 1784  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warrant 1128. Certificate of Elijah Clarke, Col. 
    • Lucian Lamar Knight, comp. Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1967, reprint 1920), 81, 82.
    Military 25 Mar 1784  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Certificate of refugee and soldier. E. Clarke, Col. (missing) Ex. order thereon, March 25, 1784. Petitioner prays bounty in Washington County. NOTE: these certificates of service in the American Revolution were filed in the Office of the Secretary of State in the State Capitol, 1920 when they were compiled. 
    • Lucian Lamar Knight, comp. Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1967, reprint 1920), 77, 78.
    Property, Real 1785  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    200 acres granted to William Foster. 
    • Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia, 1756-1909 (Vidalia, GA: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1970), 209. [Grant Book III-198]
    Tax Records 1785  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Taxable property from Capt. Hagan's Dist, by Jacob Early...William Foster... 1 poll, 875 acres in Wilkes Co., 575 acres in Washington Co. 
    • Grace Gillam Davidson, abst and comp. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 2, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 20.
    Property, Real 7 Oct 1786  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Foster and Phebe his wife, to Joel Terrell, all of Wilkes Co, for 50 pounds, 200 acres, granted Foster, Oct 1785. Signed William Foster, Phebe (X) Foster. Test: E. Butler. Recorded 6 Sep 1787. 
    • (1) Grace Gillam Davidson. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 1, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 108. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book CC-108] (2) Michal Martin Farmer. Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 59. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book CC-108]
    Property, Real 22 Dec 1787  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kimmie Foster to Sheperd Foster, Bill of Sale, 22 Dec 1787, [s]. Kimmie Foster (by mark) in the presence of [s] Joseph Cook and Jno. Linday, JP. Signed on the reverse side by Joseph Cook as witness before [s] Benj. Catching, 3 Apr 1788. Recorded in Book DD, fo. 3, 4 January 1788. 
    • Robert Scott Davis, Jr. The Wilkes County Papers, 1773-1833 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979), 109. [Wilkes Co Book DD, fo. 3]
    Property, Real 5 Feb 1788  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Charles Smith and wife, Ann, relinquish their claim to a certain part of a grant claimed by Wm Foster, who sold the land to Joel Terrell. 
    • Grace Gillam Davidson. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 1, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 278. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book DD-93]
    Property, Real 9 Apr 1788  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Foster and Phebe, his wife, to Absalom Bedell, Esqr, all of Wilkes Co, for 50 pounds, 275 acres, Beaverdam Creek, part of 550 acres granted to Foster, 20 Jan 1784, adj. Little River, striking the branch formerly known as Thompson's Spring Branch, down branch to Beaverdam Creek, Biddle's old line. Signed Wm Foster, Phebe Foster. Witnesses: E. Butler, JP, Richman Terrell. Phebe Foster relinquished her dower rights, 14 Apr 1788, before E. Butler, JP. Registered 23 Jul 1789. 
    • (1) Grace Gillam Davidson. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 1, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 272. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book DD-168] (2) Michal Martin Farmer. Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 89. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book DD-168]
    Grand Jury Oct 1788  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Oct Term 1788, William Terrell, David Hillhouse, Tenstall Roan, Steve Barrott, Thomas Grant, Joseph Henderson, Miles Jennings, Ambrose Edwards, James Boren, John Collier, Peter Punkett, William Lucas, William Foster, Charles Parks, Josiah Carter, Saml. Alexander, Nat. Christmas, Wm. Triplett, and George Herd, charge Micajah Williamson the elder with selling rum, brandy, and other spiritious liquors without a license, [s] McAllister, Atty. Genl. Witness was John Jack. True Bill, William Terrell, foreman. 
    • Robert Scott Davis, Jr. The Wilkes County Papers, 1773-1833 (Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1979), 186.
    Witness 28 Oct 1788  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Thomas Tucker and wife Elizabeth to Casey Askew 200 acres according to orig. grant 1785 to said Tucker. Rhoda A. Puckett, Wm. Shepard Foster, Test. 
    • Grace Gillam Davidson. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 1, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 108. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book BB-58]
    Witness 13 Dec 1788  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Evans and wife Tabitha to John Ray 60 acres on Savannah river, part of orig. grant 1785 to said Evans. Wm Foster, Benj. Thompson, Jacob Autry, Test. 
    • (1) Grace Gillam Davidson. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 1, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 108. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book EE-113] (2) Michal Martin Farmer. Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 112. [Wilkes Co, Georgia, Deed Book EE-113]
    Property, Real 12 Sep 1789  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Foster & Phebe his wife to Nathan Smith, [husband of their daughter, Sarah] both of Wilkes Co, for 50 pounds, 200 acres on Beaverdam Creek of Little River, granted to Foster, 12 Jan 1788, where Foster now lives. Signed William Foster, Phebe Foster. Witnesses: William Truitt Foster, E. Butler, JP. Phebe Foster, wife of William Foster, relinquished dower rights, 12 Sep 1789, before E. Butler, JP. Registered 25 Apr 1791. 
    • (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. [Wilkes Co, GA Deed Book GG-215]
    Sale of 200 acres, William Foster & his wife Phebe to [son-in-law] Nathan Smith
    Sale of 200 acres, William Foster & his wife Phebe to [son-in-law] Nathan Smith
    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.
    Property, Real 16 Dec 1790  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Georgia. Wilkes County. Deed Book GG-447, 16 Dec 1790. William Foster to Thomas Norris & Archibald Simpson. Witnessed by William Truett Foster and E. Butler, JP. (2) Michal Martin Farmer. Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 180. [Wilkes Co, GA Deed Book GG-447]
    Sale of 200 acres, William Foster to Thomas Norris & Archibald Simpson
    Sale of 200 acres, William Foster to Thomas Norris & Archibald Simpson
    This Indenture made this sixteenth day of December the year of our Lord, One thousand seven hundred and ninety, Between William Foster of Wilkes County and State of Georgia of the one part, and Thomas Norris and Archibald Simpson of the County and state aforesaid of the other part...sum of one hundred pounds...containing 200 acres, granted to William Foster the twelveth day of January in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight... Witnessed by John Nelson and Charles Phillips. Includes a statement of Phebe Foster...privately examined, voluntarily acknowledged...relinquished her right of Dower to the within named land and premises the 16 Dec 1790, witnessed by E. Butler, JP.
    Religion 1785-1792  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Wilkes County, Georgia
    Phillips Mill Baptist Church, Wilkes County, Georgia
    William and Phoebe were on attendance roll, 1 Aug 1785. Phoebe received by experience, 11 Apr 1786. William received by experience, 11 Apr 1786. William & Phoebe's slave, Esther received by experience, 12 Jun 1790. William and Phoebe were dismissed by letter, 10 Aug 1792.
    Tax Records 1793  Wilkes Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Morrow District, p 307. 
    • North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 [Database: NC Early Census Index].
    Inheritance Mar-Jun 1793  Craven County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Estate of William Shephard Foster, Sr. 
    • North Carolina. Craven County. County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions. Loose estate records, 1740-1870. NOTE: Located at North Carolina Department of Archives and History. Microfilm at FamilySearch. Accessioned 22 Aug 2019.
    Settlement of Last Will & Testament of William Shepherd Foster, Sr.
    Settlement of Last Will & Testament of William Shepherd Foster, Sr.
    Estate Settlement of William Shephard Foster by John & Brazell Foster, two of his sons. Includes Letters of Administration, Inventory, Division of Negroes, Sales of Property, and Division of Real Property. Heirs: Kimmie Foster, William S. Foster Jr., John Foster, Brazel Foster, Martha Kinsey, Philemon Foster, Heirs of Frederick Foster, and Elizabeth
    Property, Real 18 Sep 1793  Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) North Carolina. Craven County. Deed Book 32, p 395. (2) Dr. Albert Bruce Pruitt. Abstracts of Deeds Craven Co, NC, Books 32, 33, & 34, 1794-1801 (n.p.: A.B. Pruitt, 2011), 36. [Original Deed Book 32, p 395]
    Kimme Foster, William Foster, John Foster & Brazel Foster establish the title & boundary to brother Philemon Foster for the 73 acres inherited from their father William Shepard Foster.
    Kimme Foster, William Foster, John Foster & Brazel Foster establish the title & boundary to brother Philemon Foster for the 73 acres inherited from their father William Shepard Foster.
    Kimme Foster, William Foster, John Foster, & Brazel Foster, brothers & sons of William Shepard Foster who died intestate, to our brother Philamon Foster; we agree to divide the land of our father; following is Philamon's share: 73 acres in the fork of Brices Creek; border: begins at a gum tree on the south side of a run of the southwest prong; where he lives. Signed: Kimmie Foster's mark "B", William [Shephard] Foster [Jr.], John Foster, & Bazel Foster's mark "X". Witnesses: William McClure & Robert Johnson; wit. oath Sept 1795 by William McClure.
    Property, Real 27 Nov 1798  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Foster of Hancock County to John Sledge of same place for the sum of fifty dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County on the waters of Dread Creek adjoining Phillimon Foster by Snead's land. Said land containing twenty-nine acres. Wit: Hugh Montgomery and C. Clark. Registered 15 Jan 1800 
    • Helen and Tim Marsh, abst. Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1997), 200 [Deed Book D-263]
    Property, Real 27 Nov 1798  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Foster of Hancock County to John Sledge of same place for the sum of thirty dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County on the waters of Dreds Creek adjoining Philliman Foster's corner. Said land joining said Sledge and Abner Wheeler and by (illegible) Foster. Wit: Hugh Montgomery and C. Clark. Recorded 10 Jan 1800. 
    • Helen and Tim Marsh, abst. Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1997), 199 [Deed Book D-253]
    Property, Real 20 Feb 1799  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State of Georgia, 29 Nov 1798, William Foster of Hancock County, Georgia to Philemon Foster of same place for sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County, GA on Dread Creek and containing 50 acres. Wit: John Foster and John Coulter, J.P. 
    • Helen and Tim Marsh, abst. Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1997), 156 [Deed Book C-229-231]
    Property, Real 24 Dec 1799  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State of Georgia, Hancock County, 24 Dec 1799, William [Foster] to Philemon Foster, both of Hancock County, Georgia, for the sum of fourteen dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County, GA, on Dreads Creek. Containing 7 acres of land granted to William Foster on 3 Jan 1785. Wit: John Foster and John Coulter, J.P. Registered 24 Apr 1800. 
    • Helen and Tim Marsh, abst. Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1997), 168 [Deed Book D-320]
    Property, Real 24 Apr 1800  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    State of Georgia, Hancock County, 24 Dec 1799, William [Foster] to Philemon Foster, both of Hancock County, Georgia, for the sum of fourteen dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County, GA, on Dreads Creek. Containing 7 acres of land granted to William Foster on 3 Jan 1785. Wit: John Foster and John Coulter, J.P. 
    • Helen and Tim Marsh, abst. Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1997), 168 [Deed Book D-320]
    Tax Records 1801  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Chaffin twp, 44. 
    • An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 1800-1802, Vol II (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1986), 27.
    Witness 27 Jan 1801  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Peter Gillum and Mary, his wife, to Uriel Cosby, all of Wilkes Co, for $747.09, 221 acres in Wilkes Co on Kettle Creek, adj. Wm. S. Foster. Signed Peter Gillum, Mary (X) Gillum. Witnesses: Henry Stare, William S. (X) Foster, E. Price, JP. Recorded 1 Sep 1803. 
    • Michal Martin Farmer. Wilkes County, Georgia, Deed Books A-VV, 1784-1806 (Dallas, TX: Farmer Genealogy Company, 1996), 721. [Wikes Co, GA Deed Book TT-297]
    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]
    Land Lottery 1803  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Those entitled to draw: every free white male having wife and one or more legitimate children: two draws. Wm. Shepherd Foster, 2 draws. 
    • Grace Gillam Davidson. The Early Records of Georgia: Vol 1, Wilkes County (Macon, GA: n. p., 1933), 309.
    Tax Records 1805  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lyle twp, 092. 
    • An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 1804-1806, Vol III (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1986), 29.
    Will 8 Dec 1808  Green Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will was written on this date. 
    • (1) Mississippi. Claiborne County. Will Book A-38 [1812], Last Will and Testament of William Shepherd Foster, 10 Feb 1812. (2) J. Estelle Stewart King. Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835 (n.p.: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1936), 76.
    Tax Records 1809  Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bennett twp, 099. 
    • An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, 1809-1811, Vol IV (Spartanburg, SC: The Reprint Company, Publishers, 1986), 31.
    Census 1810  Claiborne Co, Mississippi Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792-1866. Microfilm V229. 3 rolls. Heritage Quest.

      Name: William Foster
      Census Date: 1810
      County: Claiborne
      Line: 5
      Roll v229_1

      Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890

      Name: William Foster
      State: MS
      County: Claiborne County
      Township: Mississippi Territory
      Year: 1810
      Database: MS 1810 Territorial Census
    Died Dec 1811  Claiborne Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 10 Feb 1812  Claiborne Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Mississippi. Claiborne County. Will Book A-38 [1812], Last Will and Testament of William Shepherd Foster, 10 Feb 1812. (2) J. Estelle Stewart King. Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835 (n.p.: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1936), 76.
    Will of William Shepherd Foster Jr.
    Will of William Shepherd Foster Jr.
    Will of William Foster. "In the name of God amen. I William Foster, of the County of Green & State of Georgia, being in good health and of a sound mind, a memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory Life do make and ordain this my last Will and testament, in manner and form following.

    It is my will and desire that all my debts should be paid out of my Estate.
    --Item. I give my Daughter Salley Smith, one negro girl named Esther.
    --Item. The Land whereon my son Truett Foster now lives upon I have given him as his part.
    --Item. The Land that I gave my son James Foster that he sold to his uncle Philemon Foster to be his part.
    --Item. The Land that I gave my son Spencer Foster that he sold to Reuben Foreman to be his part.
    --Item. I lend my daughter Elizabeth, one negro girl named Rose, during her natural Life, and after her death I give the said girl to her children.
    --Item. I give my Daughter Polly Smith one negro boy named Philip.
    --Item. I lend my Daughter Phebe Catuehead one negro girl named Nancy, and after her death I give the said girl to the children of her body.
    --Item. I give my daughter Rutha Foster one negroe woman named Patience also one bed & furniture.
    --Item. I give unto my daughter Patsey Foster one negroe girl named Rachel also one bed and Furniture.
    --Item I give my daughter Rebeckah Foster one negroe boy named Fendahl & one negro girl named Linda, also one bed & Furniture.
    --Item. I give my son Shadrack Foster one negro boy named Sam, and whatsoever I am possessed of at my death. except what I have already given.

    I do hereby acknowledge this to be my last will & testament, utterly disannulling all other wills made by me heretofore made by me. I do appoint William Johnson & John Slaughter Executors to this my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of December in the year of our Lord 1808.

    Test:
    John Slaughter William Foster (Seal)

    The above is a true record of said last will & testament made per order of Court, 10th February 1812 certified. attest D. P. [can't read signature]
    Person ID I4717  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2021 

    Father William Shepherd Foster, Sr.,   b. ca Mar 1718, Accomack Co, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1792, Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Martha Smith,   b. ca 1727, Virginia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1788, Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Jan 1742  Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Foster,   b. 13 Dec 1765, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1820, Wilkes Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. William Truett Foster,   b. ca 1772, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1823, Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     3. James Foster,   b. ca 1774, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Mary Foster,   b. ca 1776, Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1845, Henry Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    +5. Phoebe Foster,   b. ca 1780, Greene Co, Georgia, British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1843, Clayton, Barbour, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    +6. Shadrack Foster,   b. 1783, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca 1850, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Margaret Foster,   b. ca 1786, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Rebecca Foster,   b. Nov 1794, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1841, Claiborne Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     9. Spencer Foster,   b. ca 1796, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1822, Claiborne Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     10. Elizabeth Foster,   b. ca 1800
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1745 - Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - Record was torn. William Shepherd Foster was mentioned as a Juror to attend Court. - 17 Feb 1759 - Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ca 1764 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWitness - 5 Oct 1767 - Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - No township listed. - 1770 - Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - A Deed of Sale from Bazell Smith to William Shepherd Foster for 150 acres of land in the fork of Brices Creek was acknowledged by the Grantor. NOTE. William Shepherd Foster, Jr. and John Foster were witnesses to the deed. - 13 Dec 1774 - Craven Co, North Carolina, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - Then were the following Gentlemen Nominated and appointed to serve as Jurors at the next County Court and Ordered that the Sheriff summon them accordingly: (1) Stephen Tillman (2) John Colvett (3) Lemuel Hatch Jr (4) Archelaus Weeks (5) David Kornegy (6) Simon Foscue (7) James Handcock (8) Roger Jones (9) William Shephard Foster.... - 18 Sep 1778 - Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - Ordered that the following persons vizt: Simon Foscue, James Handcock, Roger Jones, William Shepard Foster,...who were nominated at the last Court and since summoned as Jurors to attend this Court ad having failed to appear be fined Three Pounds Each and that Notice issue to Each and Every [one] of them to appear at the Next Court to shew cause wherefore their several Fines should not be levied agreeable to Law. Then were the following Gentlemen Nominated as Jurors to attend the next County Court and Ordered that the Sheriff summon them accordingly Vizt: (1) Simon Foscue, (2) James Handcock, (3) Roger Jones, (4) William Shepard Foster,.... - 18 Dec 1778 - Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWarrant - Warrant 1128. Certificate of Elijah Clarke, Col. - 2 Feb 1784 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Certificate of refugee and soldier. E. Clarke, Col. (missing) Ex. order thereon, March 25, 1784. Petitioner prays bounty in Washington County. NOTE: these certificates of service in the American Revolution were filed in the Office of the Secretary of State in the State Capitol, 1920 when they were compiled. - 25 Mar 1784 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInheritance - Estate of William Shephard Foster, Sr. - Mar-Jun 1793 - Craven County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - 18 Sep 1793 - Craven Co, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - William Foster of Hancock County to John Sledge of same place for the sum of fifty dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County on the waters of Dread Creek adjoining Phillimon Foster by Snead's land. Said land containing twenty-nine acres. Wit: Hugh Montgomery and C. Clark. Registered 15 Jan 1800 - 27 Nov 1798 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - William Foster of Hancock County to John Sledge of same place for the sum of thirty dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County on the waters of Dreds Creek adjoining Philliman Foster's corner. Said land joining said Sledge and Abner Wheeler and by (illegible) Foster. Wit: Hugh Montgomery and C. Clark. Recorded 10 Jan 1800. - 27 Nov 1798 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - State of Georgia, 29 Nov 1798, William Foster of Hancock County, Georgia to Philemon Foster of same place for sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County, GA on Dread Creek and containing 50 acres. Wit: John Foster and John Coulter, J.P. - 20 Feb 1799 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - State of Georgia, Hancock County, 24 Dec 1799, William [Foster] to Philemon Foster, both of Hancock County, Georgia, for the sum of fourteen dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County, GA, on Dreads Creek. Containing 7 acres of land granted to William Foster on 3 Jan 1785. Wit: John Foster and John Coulter, J.P. Registered 24 Apr 1800. - 24 Dec 1799 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - State of Georgia, Hancock County, 24 Dec 1799, William [Foster] to Philemon Foster, both of Hancock County, Georgia, for the sum of fourteen dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County, GA, on Dreads Creek. Containing 7 acres of land granted to William Foster on 3 Jan 1785. Wit: John Foster and John Coulter, J.P. - 24 Apr 1800 - 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 MapsDied - Dec 1811 - Claiborne Co, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 10 Feb 1812 - Claiborne Co, Mississippi, USA Link to Google Earth
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