Simeon Castleberry Foster

Simeon Castleberry Foster

Male 1845 - 1881  (~ 36 years)

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  • Name Simeon Castleberry Foster 
    Born ca 1845  Talbotton, Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Muskogee Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McNorton twp, p 408B, dwelling/family 229/235, enumerated on 28 Oct 1850 by A. S. Rutherford. 
    1850 Census for Muscogee County, Georgia, McNortons Township, Sheet 408B
    1850 Census for Muscogee County, Georgia, McNortons Township, Sheet 408B
    Foster, Willis.........49....head...farmer
    ______, Mary Ann.......39....wife
    ______, Jefferson P....17....son....farmer
    ______, William W......15....son
    ______, Rebecca F......14....dau
    ______, Martha J.......12....dau
    ______, James M........10....son
    ______, Simeon C....... 6....son
    ______, Leander........ 4....dau
    ______, Sarah P........ 2....dau
    Census 1860  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beech Creek twp, p 24, dwelling/family 163/163, taken July 1860, value of property $400/ worth of personal property $330 
    1860 Census for Ashley Co, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 24
    1860 Census for Ashley Co, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 24
    162/162 Stone, William B...30...head
    _____, Artimesa J...26...wife
    _____, John B....... 4...son
    _____, David S...... 1...son
    163/163 Foster, Willis......60...head
    ______, Mary A......50...wife
    ______, William.....25...male
    ______, Simeon......16...male
    ______, Leander.....14...female
    ______, Sarah.......11...female
    ______, Mary........ 8...female
    ______, Marion...... 6...male
    ______, Mathison.... 6...male
    Military 1862–1864  Civil War: Arkansas, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Private, 1st [later 8th] Arkansas Infantry Battalion, Co F, "Ashley Light Infantry, captured July 9, 1863, and paroled on July 10, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. This company completed its organization on March 7, 1862, at Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, and enlisted in the Confederate service on March 15, 1862.  It was assigned to Lieutenant-Colonel Batt L. Jones’ 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion as Company G on April 9.  As a result of the battalion’s reorganization a month later, the Ashley Light Infantry was re-designated as Company F on May 10, 1862, and retained this designation until the battalion was consolidated in 1864.  The first captain of the company was Micajah R. Wilson.  Upon his promotion to major, he was succeeded as captain by William G. Rolfe. 
    • Foster, Simeon C. Private—Enlisted at Hamburg, Arkansas, March 15, 1862; captured July 9, 1863, and paroled on July 10, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana; born in Georgia, c 1844; died in Arkansas, July 26, 1881; widow S. R. [Sintha Arilla (Dillon)] Foster filed Arkansas pension application #14561 from Ashley county, August 7, 1914; listed in Ashley county 1860 census; occupation farmer. [Source: (1) Desmond Walls Allen. Index to Arkansas Confederate Soldiers, Vol I, A-G (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, Inc., 1990), 182. (2) Kin Kollecting Vol II, No 2 (Hamburg, AR: Ashley County Genealogical Society, Fall 1987), 57.
    Battle and Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, May 22 – July 9, 1863.
    Battle and Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, May 22 – July 9, 1863.
    Description of the battle and siege at Port Hudson, Louisiana, which was the final engagement in the Union campaign to recapture the Mississippi in the Civil War.
    Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana
    Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana
    Confederate batteries fire down onto Union gunboats on the Mississippi.
    Ravine Earthworks at the Battle & Seige of Port Hudson, Louisiana
    Ravine Earthworks at the Battle & Seige of Port Hudson, Louisiana
    Photograph of the earthworks and one of the deep, forested ravines that defended Port Hudson, 1863–1864, Library of Congress collection.
    Earthworks built by the Confederates at Battle & Seige of Port Hudson, Louisiana
    Earthworks built by the Confederates at Battle & Seige of Port Hudson, Louisiana
    Barbette position at Port Hudson mounting a 10-inch (254 mm) Columbiad. This type of cannon would use a 102 pounds (46 kg) shell, projected from a smooth bore. The cylindrical object on a pole leaning against the breech of the gun is the sponge used to extinguish any remaining embers and clean the bore after every shot. The smaller wooden poles leaning against the parapet and gun carriage are the trailspikes used to train the gun and reposition it forward on the carriage after every shot. The scattered ammunition behind the gun in the communication trench consists of 9.9-inch (250 mm) roundshot or shell held with strap iron to a wooden wad or sabot. The image was probably made after the fall of Port Hudson.
    Tax Records 1866  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll tax: 1. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1866. Roll 37/38, p 24/25. Real Estate included in the same microfilm roll. Accessed on 18 May 2017 at Arkansas State Archives.
    Tax Records 1867  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1867. Roll 37/38, p 31/32. Real Estate included in the same microfilm roll. Accessed on 18 May 2017 at Arkansas State Archives.
    Tax Records 1868  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1868, p 26.
    Tax Records 1869  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses, value: 1, $50; Hogs, value: 20, $60, Watches value: $10. Total Value of taxable property: $120; School district: 7. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1869, p 13.
    Census 1870  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Breech Creek twp, Hamburg PO, p 8 [stamped 123]dwelling/family 19/19, value of property $400/ worth of personal property $125; enumerated 17 Aug 1870 by J. C. White.  
    1870 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 8 [stamped 123]
    1870 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 8 [stamped 123]
    Foster, Simeon.....25.....head...farmer
    ______, Synthia....20.....wife...keeping house
    ______, Virginia...4/12...daughter...at home
    Tax Records 1870  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: $1; Cattle, value: 9, $90; Hogs, value: 4, $8, Total Value of taxable property: $98; School district: 2. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1870, p 13.
    Tax Records 1871  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses, 1,value: $50; Hogs, 20, value: $60, Gold Watch, 1, value: 10; Total Value of taxable property: $120. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1871.
    Tax Records 1872  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Cattle, 9, value: $90; Hogs,4, value: $8, Total Value of taxable property: $98; School district: 2. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1872.
    Tax Records 1873  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses, 2, value: $60; Cattle, 8, value: $80; Other property: $75, Total Value of taxable property: $115; School district: 2. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1873.
    Tax Records 1876  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    LAND: 80 acres, Section 15, Township 17, Range 5, [parts of section, E 1/2 - SW], Valuation $20, State-general expenses $0.10; State-public debt $0.06; School Tax $0.04; County Taxes $0.10.

    LAND: 80 acres, Section 27, Township 17, Range 5, [parts of section, W 1/2 - NE], Valuation $20, State-general expenses $0.10; State-public debt $0.16; School Tax $0.04; County Taxes $0.10.

    LAND: 40 acres, Section 27, Township 17, Range 5, [parts of section, NE - NW], Valuation $40. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County, Personal Property Tax Books, 1876 - 1881, p 33, 56. Filmed by Family History Library, roll #978037. NOTE: ASA roll #41 states that this is Personal Property Tax Books but in front of the personal property taxes for 1876 is the real estate property tax records of which this sheet is the result. Accessed at Arkansas State Archives, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, 12 Jun 2017 by Rita Foster Wallace.
    Tax Records 1876  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses, 1, value: $25; Cattle, 2, value: $96; Hogs, 6, value: $12, Dogs: 1; Other property: $50; Total Value of taxable property: $183; School district: 2. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County, Personal Property Tax Books, 1876 - 1881 p 13. Filmed by Family History Library, roll #978037. Accessed at Arkansas State Archives, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, 12 Jun 2017 by Rita Foster Wallace.
    Tax Records 1877  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll tax: 1, Horse: 1, value $25; Cattle: 16, value $115; Hogs: 5, value $10; Other property value: $40; Total property value: $190. School Dist: 2. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County, Personal Property Tax Books, 1876 - 1881, 18. Filmed by Family History Library, roll #978037. Accessed at Arkansas State Archives, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201. NOTE: ASA roll #41 states that this is Personal Property Tax Books but in front of the personal property taxes for 1876 is the real estate property tax records of which this sheet is the result. Accessed 12 Jun 2017 by Rita Foster Wallace.
    Census 1880  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beech Creek twp, ED 14, p 7 [stamped 189A], dwelling/family 7/9, farmer; enumerated on 1 Jun 1880. 
    1880 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 7 [stamped 189A]
    1880 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 7 [stamped 189A]
    7/9 Foster, Simeon C.......36...head...farmer
    ______, Sintha A.......29...wife...housekeeper
    ______, Virginia E.....10...dau
    ______, James H........ 6...son
    ______, Willie T....... 4...son
    ______, Samuel E....... 1...son
    8/10 Shipley, Martha J......58...Head...housekeeper
    Dillon, Partick........35...[step] son...farming
    McCauley, James M......20...nephew...farming
    Religion 1860-1881  Mount Pleasant community, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. 
    Bible of Simeon Castleberry Foster
    Bible of Simeon Castleberry Foster
    My great-grandfather Simeon's bible was left to his son, Jesse Harrison Foster. My father, the youngest son of Jesse told me that the Bible was kept in the family chest in the front room of their home. When Jesse died the bible was passed to his son, Guy Foster who passed the bible on to his niece, Rita Foster Wallace in the 1980s.
    Died 28 Jul 1881  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) Frances T. Ingmire, Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Application (St. Louis: n. p., 1985), 134.
    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 
    Simeon Castleberry Foster
    Simeon Castleberry Foster
    Simeon is not buried in Mount Plesant Cemetery. He is buried in an unknown family cemetery in Ashley County along with other family members. His son's Harold and Morrell placed this memorial stone in 1992.
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Memorial
    Simeon Castleberry Foster Memorial
    Application for Standard Government Monument, VA Form 40-1330, was requested by Simeon's grandson, Harold E. Foster, on July 11, 1992. The stone was delivered to Mabelvale, Arkansas. Harold drove the stone down to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Ashley County, Arkansas, and met his brother, Morrell Fred Foster, the sexton of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. They placed their grandfather's memorial tombstone in the Foster family section of the cemetery.
    Person ID I516  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Ann Castleberry,   b. 22 Jan 1811, Putnam Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1884, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1830  Putnam Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Joseph T. Maddox and Mary Carter. 37,000 Early Georgia Marriages (Albany, GA: The Author, 1976), 220. (2) Frances T. Ingmire. Putnam County, Georgia Marriage Records 1803-1850 (St. Louis, MO: n. p., 1985), Grooms index, 13; Brides index, 6. (3) Edward F. Hull, comp. Early Records of Putnam County, 1807-1860 (Ashland, AL: n. d.) section 3: 32.
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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
    Children 
     1. Virginia Emiliyn Foster,   b. 20 Dec 1869, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1942, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Asa Bruen Foster,   b. 8 Mar 1872, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1874, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +3. James Henry Foster,   b. 15 Feb 1874, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1931, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +4. William Thomas Foster,   b. 5 Apr 1876, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1935, Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Samuel Edward Foster,   b. 18 Dec 1878, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Ashley Co, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +6. Jesse Harrison Foster,   b. 9 Apr 1881, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1942, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCensus - McNorton twp, p 408B, dwelling/family 229/235, enumerated on 28 Oct 1850 by A. S. Rutherford. - 1850 - Muskogee Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, p 24, dwelling/family 163/163, taken July 1860, value of property $400/ worth of personal property $330 - 1860 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Private, 1st [later 8th] Arkansas Infantry Battalion, Co F, "Ashley Light Infantry, captured July 9, 1863, and paroled on July 10, 1863 at Port Hudson, Louisiana. This company completed its organization on March 7, 1862, at Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, and enlisted in the Confederate service on March 15, 1862.  It was assigned to Lieutenant-Colonel Batt L. Jones’ 8th Arkansas Infantry Battalion as Company G on April 9.  As a result of the battalion’s reorganization a month later, the Ashley Light Infantry was re-designated as Company F on May 10, 1862, and retained this designation until the battalion was consolidated in 1864.  The first captain of the company was Micajah R. Wilson.  Upon his promotion to major, he was succeeded as captain by William G. Rolfe. - 1862–1864 - Civil War: Arkansas, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll tax: 1. - 1866 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1. - 1867 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1. - 1868 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses, value: 1, $50; Hogs, value: 20, $60, Watches value: $10. Total Value of taxable property: $120; School district: 7. - 1869 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1869 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Breech Creek twp, Hamburg PO, p 8 [stamped 123]dwelling/family 19/19, value of property $400/ worth of personal property $125; enumerated 17 Aug 1870 by J. C. White. - 1870 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: $1; Cattle, value: 9, $90; Hogs, value: 4, $8, Total Value of taxable property: $98; School district: 2. - 1870 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses, 1,value: $50; Hogs, 20, value: $60, Gold Watch, 1, value: 10; Total Value of taxable property: $120. - 1871 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Cattle, 9, value: $90; Hogs,4, value: $8, Total Value of taxable property: $98; School district: 2. - 1872 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses, 2, value: $60; Cattle, 8, value: $80; Other property: $75, Total Value of taxable property: $115; School district: 2. - 1873 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - LAND: 80 acres, Section 15, Township 17, Range 5, [parts of section, E 1/2 - SW], Valuation $20, State-general expenses $0.10; State-public debt $0.06; School Tax $0.04; County Taxes $0.10. LAND: 80 acres, Section 27, Township 17, Range 5, [parts of section, W 1/2 - NE], Valuation $20, State-general expenses $0.10; State-public debt $0.16; School Tax $0.04; County Taxes $0.10. LAND: 40 acres, Section 27, Township 17, Range 5, [parts of section, NE - NW], Valuation $40. - 1876 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses, 1, value: $25; Cattle, 2, value: $96; Hogs, 6, value: $12, Dogs: 1; Other property: $50; Total Value of taxable property: $183; School district: 2. - 1876 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll tax: 1, Horse: 1, value $25; Cattle: 16, value $115; Hogs: 5, value $10; Other property value: $40; Total property value: $190. School Dist: 2. - 1877 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, ED 14, p 7 [stamped 189A], dwelling/family 7/9, farmer; enumerated on 1 Jun 1880. - 1880 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1881 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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