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Willis Foster

Male 1801 - 1880  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Willis Foster 
    Born ca 1801  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Capt Coleman's District, Sparta, p 87, enumerated 7 Aug 1820.  
    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.
    Inheritance 1826  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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.
    Census 1830  Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 153 
    1830 Census for Hancock County, Georgia, Sheet 153
    1830 Census for Hancock County, Georgia, Sheet 153
    --Willis Foster--Free white males, 20-29: 1, Free white females, 15-19: 1, Free white females, 30-39: 1, Free white females, 50-59: 1, Free white persons under 20: 1, Free white persons, 15-19: 1, Free white persons 20-49: 2, Total free white persons: 4.
    Census 1840  Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    p 218 
    1840 Census for Talbot County, Georgia, Sheet 218
    1840 Census for Talbot County, Georgia, Sheet 218
    --Willis Foster--Free white males, 5-9: 2, Free white males, 30-39: 1, Free white females, under 5: 2, Free white females, 5-9: 1, Free white females, 20-29: 1, Persons employed in Agriculture: 2; Free white persons under 20: 5; Free white persons 20-49: 2; Total persons: 7.
    Census 1850  Muscogee 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; value of property $400/ worth of personal property $330 
    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, Hamburg PO, p 24, dwelling/family 163/163 farmer age 60, value of personal property $330 b. Georgia; enumerated Jul 1860 by J. Norris. 
    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
    Tax Records 1860  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 2, $175; Mules over 2 years, value: 1, $80; Cattle over 2 years, value: 5, $90; Gold watches & jewelry, value: $75; Total Value of taxable property: $420. County tax: $3.20. State tax: $3.20. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1860, p 22. Accessed on 18 May 2017 at Arkansas State Archives.
    Property, Real 26 Mar 1861  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Bureau of Land Management. Cert No 13604, filed 25 Oct 1860, Little Rock, AR; Vol 26 p 96 [Documents photographed by Linda Vert, 8 Jul 2013 at the National Archives, Washington, DC] (2) Desmond Walls Allen and Bobbie Jones McLane. Arkansas Land Patents: Ashley County (Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, 1991), 37. (3) U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records online. Accessed 23 Oct 2018.
    Purchase of 160 acres in Ashley County by Willis Foster
    Purchase of 160 acres in Ashley County by Willis Foster
    160 acres, Section 9 Township 17S Range 5W; SE 1/4, 5th Meridian, registered in Little Rock, AR. Document No. 13604. Accession No. AR0260_096. BLM Serial No. AR NO S/N. Authority 24 Apr 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat 566).
    Tax Records 1862  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $75; Land, value: 160 acres [SE S19 T17 R5], $480; Total Value of taxable property: $555. County tax: $0.92 1/2. State tax: $1.38 3/4. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1862, 22. Accessed on 18 May 2017 at Arkansas State Archives.
    Tax Records 1866  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $25; Real estate: SE S9 T17 R5; 160 acres, value, $160. Total Value of taxable property: $185. County tax: $0.92 1/2. State Tax: $1.85.  
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1866. Roll 37/38, p 24/25. Real Estate taxes 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; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $35; Real estate, value: 160 acres [SE S9 T17 R5], $$160. Total Value of taxable property: $195. County tax: $0.975. State tax: $0.975. School tax: $0.39. 
    • 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; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $20; Real estate, value: 160 acres [SE S9 T17 R5], $40. Total Value of taxable property: $60. County tax: $0.30. State tax: $0.60. School tax: $0.12. 
    • 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; Hogs, value: 9, $27, Other Property: $50, Total Value of taxable property: $77. School district: 2. 
    • 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 
    Beech Creek twp, Hamburg PO p 1 [stamped 122A]; dwelling/family 7/7, farmer; real property valued $250, personal property valued 400; cannot read or write; enumerated 17 Aug 1870 by J. C. White. Next door to Willis and Mary Ann is their daughter, Rebecca married to Coleman Austin 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1862, 22. Assessed on 18 May 2017 at Arkansas State Archives.
    1870 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 1 [stamped 122A]
    1870 Census for Ashley County, Arkansas, Beech Creek Township, Sheet 1 [stamped 122A]
    7/7 Foster, Willis....67...Head
    ______, Mary......59...wife
    ______, Leander...22...daughter
    ______, Sarah.....20...daughter
    ______, Eliza.....16...daughter
    ______, Mary......18...daughter
    8/8 Austin, Coleman...36...Head
    ______, Rebecca...34...wife
    ______, Ledora....12...daughter
    ______, Mary......10...daughter
    ______, Seaborn... 8...son
    Tax Records 1870  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: $1; Horses, value: 1, $100; Mules: 1, $135; Hogs, value: 6, $12, Total Value of taxable property: $247; School district: 2. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1870, p 14.
    Tax Records 1871  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: $1; Cattle, 28, value: $180; Hogs, 9, value: $27; Other property: $50; Total Value of taxable property: $77. 
    • 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; Horses,1, value: $100; Mules: 1, value. $135; Hogs, 6, value: $12, Total Value of taxable property: $247; 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, 1, value: $75; Mules: 1, value: $60; Other property: $150, Total Value of taxable property: $185; School district: 7. 
    • Arkansas. Ashley County. Personal Property Tax Records for 1873.
    Tax Records 1876  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Poll Tax: 1; Horses,1, value: $10; Total Value of taxable property: $10; 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 $10; Pleasure carriages: 1, value $30; Other property value: $100; Total property value: $140. 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.
    Died May 1880  Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) 1880 Mortality Scheule, Arkansas (Hot Springs, AR: Capitola Hensley Glazner and Bobbie Jones McLane, 1975), 86. (2) Bonnie G. Sanders, trans. Arkansas 1880 Mortality Schedule, Ashley County, 3.
    Buried unknown, Ashley Co, ​ Arkansas, ​ USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I528  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 May 2021 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F2154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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.
    Children 
    +1. Jefferson Truitt Foster,   b. 25 Dec 1833, Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1895, Paoli, Garvin Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. William E Foster,   b. ca 1835, Talbotton, Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. unknown, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Rebecca F. Foster,   b. 7 Jan 1837, Harris Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1880, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +4. Martha Jane Foster,   b. 25 Apr 1839, Talbotton, Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1910, Walker Co, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. James M. Foster,   b. ca 1840, Talbotton, Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 19 years)
    +6. 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)
     7. Leander Foster,   b. 1 Jun 1846, Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Sarah P. Foster,   b. ca 1848, Muscogee Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mary A. Foster,   b. ca 1852, Talbot Co, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Eliza Foster,   b. ca 1854, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Marion Foster,   b. ca 1855, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Madison Foster,   b. ca 1855, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca 1801 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Capt Coleman's District, Sparta, p 87, enumerated 7 Aug 1820. - 1820 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInheritance - 1826 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - p 153 - 1830 - Hancock Co, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, Hamburg PO, p 24, dwelling/family 163/163 farmer age 60, value of personal property $330 b. Georgia; enumerated Jul 1860 by J. Norris. - 1860 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 2, $175; Mules over 2 years, value: 1, $80; Cattle over 2 years, value: 5, $90; Gold watches & jewelry, value: $75; Total Value of taxable property: $420. County tax: $3.20. State tax: $3.20. - 1860 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty, Real - 26 Mar 1861 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $75; Land, value: 160 acres [SE S19 T17 R5], $480; Total Value of taxable property: $555. County tax: $0.92 1/2. State tax: $1.38 3/4. - 1862 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $25; Real estate: SE S9 T17 R5; 160 acres, value, $160. Total Value of taxable property: $185. County tax: $0.92 1/2. State Tax: $1.85. - 1866 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $35; Real estate, value: 160 acres [SE S9 T17 R5], $$160. Total Value of taxable property: $195. County tax: $0.975. State tax: $0.975. School tax: $0.39. - 1867 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses-mares over 2 years, value: 1, $20; Real estate, value: 160 acres [SE S9 T17 R5], $40. Total Value of taxable property: $60. County tax: $0.30. State tax: $0.60. School tax: $0.12. - 1868 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Hogs, value: 9, $27, Other Property: $50, Total Value of taxable property: $77. School district: 2. - 1869 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Beech Creek twp, Hamburg PO p 1 [stamped 122A]; dwelling/family 7/7, farmer; real property valued $250, personal property valued 400; cannot read or write; enumerated 17 Aug 1870 by J. C. White. Next door to Willis and Mary Ann is their daughter, Rebecca married to Coleman Austin - 1870 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: $1; Horses, value: 1, $100; Mules: 1, $135; Hogs, value: 6, $12, Total Value of taxable property: $247; School district: 2. - 1870 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: $1; Cattle, 28, value: $180; Hogs, 9, value: $27; Other property: $50; Total Value of taxable property: $77. - 1871 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses,1, value: $100; Mules: 1, value. $135; Hogs, 6, value: $12, Total Value of taxable property: $247; School district: 2. - 1872 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses, 1, value: $75; Mules: 1, value: $60; Other property: $150, Total Value of taxable property: $185; School district: 7. - 1873 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll Tax: 1; Horses,1, value: $10; Total Value of taxable property: $10; School district: 2. - 1876 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Records - Poll tax: 1; Horse: 1, value $10; Pleasure carriages: 1, value $30; Other property value: $100; Total property value: $140. School Dist: 2. - 1877 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1880 - Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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