Jennie H. Caldwell

F, b. 1842, d. 1887
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1870As of 1870,her married name was Dawson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1842Jennie H. Caldwell was born in 1842.
Marriage1870She married Byron Dawson, son of John W. Dawson and Martha Ann Johnson, in 1870.
Death1887Jennie H. Caldwell died in 1887.

Child of Jennie H. Caldwell and Byron Dawson

Bertha Dawson

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Father*Byron Dawson b. 1838, d. 1913
Mother*Jennie H. Caldwell b. 1842, d. 1887
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Barber.
Life EventDateDescription
Bertha Dawson was the daughter of Byron Dawson and Jennie H. Caldwell.
BirthBertha Dawson was born at Fort Stockton, Texas.
MarriageShe married Fred Barber.

Fred Barber

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Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFred Barber married Bertha Dawson, daughter of Byron Dawson and Jennie H. Caldwell.

Ethel Trout

F
Father*Solomon Andrew Trout b. 8 Sep 1856
Mother*Mary Lavinia Barnett b. 29 Jul 1861
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Patterson.
Life EventDateDescription
Ethel Trout was the daughter of Solomon Andrew Trout and Mary Lavinia Barnett.
BirthEthel Trout was born at Whiteland, Indiana.
MarriageShe married Louie Walton Patterson.

Louie Walton Patterson

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Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLouie Walton Patterson married Ethel Trout, daughter of Solomon Andrew Trout and Mary Lavinia Barnett.

Zoe Craig Patterson

F, b. 5 April 1882, d. 26 July 1951
Father*James Patterson b. 22 Oct 1837, d. 1 Feb 1924
Mother*Mary Adaline Beem b. 22 Jun 1848, d. 2 May 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 September 1906As of 17 September 1906,her married name was Way.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 April 1882Zoe Craig Patterson was born on 5 April 1882 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of James Patterson and Mary Adaline Beem.
Marriage17 September 1906Zoe Craig Patterson married Charles Joshua Way on 17 September 1906 at Iowa.
Death26 July 1951Zoe Craig Patterson died on 26 July 1951 at Iowa at age 69.

Child of Zoe Craig Patterson and Charles Joshua Way

Charles Joshua Way

M, b. 6 July 1881, d. 3 July 1965
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 July 1881Charles Joshua Way was born on 6 July 1881 at Iowa.
Marriage17 September 1906He married Zoe Craig Patterson, daughter of James Patterson and Mary Adaline Beem, on 17 September 1906 at Iowa.
Death3 July 1965Charles Joshua Way died on 3 July 1965 at Iowa at age 83.

Child of Charles Joshua Way and Zoe Craig Patterson

Barbara Way

F, b. 18 November 1915
Father*Charles Joshua Way b. 6 Jul 1881, d. 3 Jul 1965
Mother*Zoe Craig Patterson b. 5 Apr 1882, d. 26 Jul 1951
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 June 1940As of 9 June 1940,her married name was Hetherington.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 November 1915Barbara Way was born on 18 November 1915 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Charles Joshua Way and Zoe Craig Patterson.
Marriage9 June 1940Barbara Way married Russell Edwards Hetherington on 9 June 1940 at Iowa.

Russell Edwards Hetherington

M, b. 2 April 1914
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 April 1914Russell Edwards Hetherington was born on 2 April 1914 at Iowa.
Marriage9 June 1940He married Barbara Way, daughter of Charles Joshua Way and Zoe Craig Patterson, on 9 June 1940 at Iowa.

Beulah Jane Patterson

F, b. 25 April 1877
Father*James Patterson b. 22 Oct 1837, d. 1 Feb 1924
Mother*Mary Adaline Beem b. 22 Jun 1848, d. 2 May 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 April 1906As of 14 April 1906,her married name was Smith.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 April 1877Beulah Jane Patterson was born on 25 April 1877 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of James Patterson and Mary Adaline Beem.
Marriage14 April 1906Beulah Jane Patterson married Norman Hopkins Smith on 14 April 1906.

Child of Beulah Jane Patterson and Norman Hopkins Smith

Norman Hopkins Smith

M, b. 24 June 1870, d. 10 March 1955
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 June 1870Norman Hopkins Smith was born on 24 June 1870 at Wisconsin.
Marriage14 April 1906He married Beulah Jane Patterson, daughter of James Patterson and Mary Adaline Beem, on 14 April 1906.
Death10 March 1955Norman Hopkins Smith died on 10 March 1955 at California at age 84.

Child of Norman Hopkins Smith and Beulah Jane Patterson

James Dustin Smith

M, b. 12 September 1911
Father*Norman Hopkins Smith b. 24 Jun 1870, d. 10 Mar 1955
Mother*Beulah Jane Patterson b. 25 Apr 1877
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 September 1911James Dustin Smith was born on 12 September 1911 at Minnesota.
He was the son of Norman Hopkins Smith and Beulah Jane Patterson.
Marriage5 July 1939James Dustin Smith married Elizabeth Cleveland Moies on 5 July 1939 at California.

Elizabeth Cleveland Moies

F, b. 13 June 1915
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 July 1939As of 5 July 1939,her married name was Smith.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 June 1915Elizabeth Cleveland Moies was born on 13 June 1915 at California.
Marriage5 July 1939She married James Dustin Smith, son of Norman Hopkins Smith and Beulah Jane Patterson, on 5 July 1939 at California.

Louisa Bain

F, b. circa 1829
Father*Lindsey Bain b. 1783, d. c Nov 1850
Mother*Sidney McHenry b. 1795
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 August 1847As of 19 August 1847,her married name was Toombs.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1829Louisa Bain was born circa 1829 at Kentucky.
She was the daughter of Lindsey Bain and Sidney McHenry.
Marriage19 August 1847Louisa Bain married George Washington Toombs, son of William Toombs and Sarah Elizabeth Parham, on 19 August 1847 at Trimble, Kentucky.
Marriage record of George W Toombs and Louisa Bain - 19 Aug 1847 - Trimble, KY
Census DateLocationDescription
1840Trimble, KentuckyLouisa Bain was referenced on Lindsey Bain's household in the 1840 Census at Trimble, Kentucky; Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 10: 3
Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 8
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total Slaves: 7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 15.
  • On 15 January 1851 at Court Order, Trimble, Kentucky, Bk2 p46 15th Jan 1851
    Louisa Toombs infant orphan of Lucy (Lindsey) Bain over the age of fourteen chose George W. Toombs guardian (her husband) with Jefferson Toombs and Joseph Toombs his secruities.

George Washington Toombs

M, b. 1815, d. 11 December 1853
Father*William Toombs
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Parham
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1815George Washington Toombs was born in 1815 at Henry, Kentucky, also reported as Virginia.
He was the son of William Toombs and Sarah Elizabeth Parham.
Marriage19 August 1847George Washington Toombs married Louisa Bain, daughter of Lindsey Bain and Sidney McHenry, on 19 August 1847 at Trimble, Kentucky.
Marriage record of George W Toombs and Louisa Bain - 19 Aug 1847 - Trimble, KY
Death11 December 1853George Washington Toombs died on 11 December 1853 at Trimble, Kentucky.
  • On 15 January 1851 at Court Order, Trimble, Kentucky, Bk2 p46 15th Jan 1851
    Louisa Toombs infant orphan of Lucy (Lindsey) Bain over the age of fourteen chose George W. Toombs guardian (her husband) with Jefferson Toombs and Joseph Toombs his secruities.

Mary Ellen Moreland

F, b. 1 May 1826, d. 21 October 1855
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name10 August 1841As of 10 August 1841,her married name was Bain.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 May 1826Mary Ellen Moreland was born on 1 May 1826.
Marriage10 August 1841She married Reverand John Alexander Bain, son of Colonel Leroy Bain and Elizabeth Rice, on 10 August 1841 at Trimble, Kentucky, Marriage record of John A Bain and Mary Ellen Moreland.
Marriage record of John A Bain and Mary Ellen Moreland 10 Aug 1841 Trimble county, KY
Death21 October 1855Mary Ellen Moreland died on 21 October 1855 at Trimble, Kentucky, at age 29.
Burialafter 21 October 1855She was buried after 21 October 1855 at Moreland Cemetery, Milton, Trimble, Kentucky.

Children of Mary Ellen Moreland and Reverand John Alexander Bain

Mary E. Irwin

F, b. 1834, d. July 1894
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary E. Irwin was also known as Peddicord.
Name VariationMary E. Irwin was also known as Erwin.
Married Name7 June 1856As of 7 June 1856,her married name was Bain.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1834Mary E. Irwin was born in 1834 at Kentucky.
Marriage7 June 1856She married Reverand John Alexander Bain, son of Colonel Leroy Bain and Elizabeth Rice, on 7 June 1856 at Henry, Kentucky.
DeathJuly 1894Mary E. Irwin died in July 1894.
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Milton, Trimble, KentuckyMary E. Irwin was listed as wife in Reverand John Alexander Bain's household on the 1880 Census at Milton, Trimble, Kentucky.1

Children of Mary E. Irwin and Reverand John Alexander Bain

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Milton, Trimble, Kentucky; Roll: 443; Page: 441C; Enumeration District: 192.

Lucy C. Bain

F, b. 7 August 1844, d. August 1916
Father*Reverand John Alexander Bain b. 1824, d. Oct 1896
Mother*Mary Ellen Moreland b. 1 May 1826, d. 21 Oct 1855
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 January 1869As of 14 January 1869,her married name was Ray.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 August 1844Lucy C. Bain was born on 7 August 1844 at Kentucky.
She was the daughter of Reverand John Alexander Bain and Mary Ellen Moreland.
Marriage14 January 1869Lucy C. Bain married James D. Ray on 14 January 1869 at Trimble, Kentucky.
DeathAugust 1916Lucy C. Bain died in August 1916.

Child of Lucy C. Bain and James D. Ray

James D. Ray

M, b. 2 September 1837, d. December 1906
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 September 1837James D. Ray was born on 2 September 1837 at Kentucky.
Marriage14 January 1869He married Lucy C. Bain, daughter of Reverand John Alexander Bain and Mary Ellen Moreland, on 14 January 1869 at Trimble, Kentucky.
DeathDecember 1906James D. Ray died in December 1906 at Trimble, Kentucky, at age 69.

Child of James D. Ray and Lucy C. Bain

John Bain Ray

M, b. 21 July 1871, d. 15 April 1916
Father*James D. Ray b. 2 Sep 1837, d. Dec 1906
Mother*Lucy C. Bain b. 7 Aug 1844, d. Aug 1916
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 July 1871John Bain Ray was born on 21 July 1871.
He was the son of James D. Ray and Lucy C. Bain.
Marriage1892John Bain Ray married Martha Somers Luckett in 1892.
Death15 April 1916John Bain Ray died on 15 April 1916 at age 44.

Martha Somers Luckett

F, b. 1873, d. 1953
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartha Somers Luckett was also known as Pattie.
Married Name1892As of 1892,her married name was Ray.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1873Martha Somers Luckett was born in 1873.
Marriage1892She married John Bain Ray, son of James D. Ray and Lucy C. Bain, in 1892.
Death1953Martha Somers Luckett died in 1953.

(?) Gatewood

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was (?) Bain.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Gatewood married Archibald Bain, son of Lewis Bain and Sally Hensley.

William Toombs

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Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilliam Toombs married Sarah Elizabeth Parham.

Children of William Toombs and Sarah Elizabeth Parham

Sarah Elizabeth Parham

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSarah Elizabeth Parham was also known as Sally.
Married NameHer married name was Toombs.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSarah Elizabeth Parham married William Toombs.

Children of Sarah Elizabeth Parham and William Toombs

John Bain

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Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Bain was also known as Bean.
  • John Bain was a tailor in 1758 at Lancaster, Virginia.
  • On 15 September 1758 at Virginia Apprentice Index, Lancaster, Virginia, Name: Johnson Bean
    Residence Date: 15 Sep 1758
    Residence Place: Virginia
    Father: John Bean
    Occupation: tailor
    Master: John Bean.

Child of John Bain

Betty Foster

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Father*Anthony Samuel Foster b. 4 Feb 1691, d. 4 Feb 1763
Mother*Martha Taliaferro b. 1700, d. 1741
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Frazier.
Married NameHer married name was Frazer.
Life EventDateDescription
Betty Foster was the daughter of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.
MarriageBetty Foster married James Frazer.
  • On 7 January 1755 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Foster of Spts. Co. to James Frazier and Betty, his wife, the daughter of sd. Anthony Foster. Deed of Gift. 234 acres. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. 1 Apr 1755.

James Frazer

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Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames Frazer was also known as Frazier.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJames Frazer married Betty Foster, daughter of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.
  • On 7 January 1755 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Foster of Spts. Co. to James Frazier and Betty, his wife, the daughter of sd. Anthony Foster. Deed of Gift. 234 acres. in Spts. Co. No witnesses. 1 Apr 1755.
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, James Frazer was named as an heir; Will of Anthony Foster, Dated Feb. 4, 1763, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. .

    In the Name of God Amen I Anthony Foster of the County of Spotsylvania being Sick and Weak in body but of sound & in perfect Mind and Memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in Manner & form following. Imprimis first I Recommend my soul to Almighty God Hoping for pardon & Remission of all my sins through the Merit and Mediation of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, & my Body I desire may be buried in a Christian Like manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named. .

    Item. I give to my son Thomas Foster one Negro woman named Phillis & one child of woman, both which sd. Negro & child he has now in his possession, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my son in Law James Frazer, one Negro Girl named Jenny, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Anthony Bartlett, one Negro girl named Sarah, and to my Grandson Edmund Bartlett one Negro man named Sancho, to them and their heirs forever. But in case the sd. Anthony and Edmund Bartlett should die before they attain to Lawfull age, or without issue Lawfully begotten, the sd. negro or negros to go to the next Lawfull heir of Thomas Bartlett, the father of the sd. Anthony & Edmund, Which Heir shall be Lawfully b’gotten by Mary, the Present Wife of the said Thomas Bartlett, and in case of Default of such issue, then the said Negros and their increase to go to my son Thomas Foster & his Heirs forever. The said Thomas Bartlett & Mary his wife having the use of the aforesaid Negros during their natural lives..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Anthony Crutcher one Negro Girl named Judy, now in the possession of his father Thomas Crutcher, and to my Grandson Thomas Crutcher one Negro Girl named Frank, which is likewise in the possession of his Father Thomas Crutcher - But in case the said Anthony & Thomas Crutcher should both die before they attain to lawfull age, or without issue Lawfully begotten then I give the said Negroes & their increase to the Heirs of Thomas Crutcher by his present wife Martha, and in case of Default of such issue, Then I give the said Negroes & their Increase to my son Anthony Foster & his heirs forever, the said Thomas Crutcher and Martha his wife having the use of the said Negros During their Natural Lives..

    Item. I give & Confirm all the Estate heretofore given to my son Anthony Foster, now in his possession, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give to my Grand-Daughter Mary Foster, Daughter of Edmund Foster, one Tract of Land, lying & being in the County of Spotsylvania, Containing about one hundred & Eighty Seven Acres, formerly called & known by the name Red-hills. (She having already a deed from me for the Same, tho not yet Recorded), to her & her heirs forever. .

    Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Henry Foster the Land and Plantation Whereon his Father John Foster now lives containing about five hundred acres, more or less, it being all the Land I hold on the upper, or west side of the Pamunkey road & adjoining to my son Anthony Foster’s Land, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my son John Foster one Negro Woman named Sue, which he has now in his possession, & one negro boy named (Titus?), to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Wife’s Daughter Sarah Sparks one Cow & Calf to her & her heirs forever..

    Item. I Lend to my Wife Sarah Foster During her Natural Life and Widowhood, one Negro man named Sam and one Negro Woman named Tenner But in Case she should Marry or after her Death which ever first shall happen, then the sd. Negro Woman & her Increase, I give to my son John Foster & his heirs forever & the said Negro Man Sam to my son Anthony Foster & his heirs forever. Also I give to my Said Wife her Choice of a Feather bed & furniture, two Cows & Calves & any one of my horses or Mares, to her & her heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Robert Foster, son of Thomas Foster, a Tract or parcel of Land lying & being in the County of Spotsylvania, on the Lower, or East side of the Pamunkey road & on both sides of the Beaver Dam run Containing about two hundred acres, more or less, it being all the Land I hold on that side of the sd. Road, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. (After all my Just Debts & funeral Expenses are fully Satisfied & paid), I give all the Remainder of my Estate (not heretofore given) to my son John Foster, his heirs ...?.. forever..

    And Lastly I Nominate, Constitute, Ordain & appoint my son Anthony Foster & my son in Law James Frazer Whole & sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made & Confiming this only to be my Last Will & Testament. .

    In Witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourth day of February, one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Three..

    A Foster .

    Signed, Seal’d & Published In Presence of Isaac Darnall, Thomas Crutcher, Edwd. Herndon..

    In Court held for Spotsylvania County on Monday July the fourth The last will and testament of Anthony Foster Dec’d was Exhibited......Anthony Foster and James Frazer Executors therein named and on the oaths of Isaac Darnall and Edward Herndon witnesses thereto, and was recorded and the said Executors took the usual oath and gave bond with ..?... and Joseph Holladay their securities. Test..

    Compiled by Judy Griffin, 2007 hutchjg@new.rr.com.
  • On 4 March 1764 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, John Foster of Spts. Co. and Elizabeth, his wife, to James Frasher of same Co. 200 curr. 323 a. in St. Geo. Par., whereon the sd. Frasher now lives, and of which Anthony Foster, Late of Spts. co., died possessed, having first by deed of bargain and sal.

Mary Foster

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Father*Anthony Samuel Foster b. 4 Feb 1691, d. 4 Feb 1763
Mother*Martha Taliaferro b. 1700, d. 1741
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bartlett.
Life EventDateDescription
Mary Foster was the daughter of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.
MarriageMary Foster married Thomas Bartlett.

Children of Mary Foster and Thomas Bartlett

Thomas Bartlett

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Life EventDateDescription
MarriageThomas Bartlett married Mary Foster, daughter of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.

Children of Thomas Bartlett and Mary Foster

Anthony Bartlett

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Father*Thomas Bartlett
Mother*Mary Foster
Life EventDateDescription
Anthony Bartlett was the son of Thomas Bartlett and Mary Foster.
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Bartlett was named as an heir; Will of Anthony Foster, Dated Feb. 4, 1763, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. .

    In the Name of God Amen I Anthony Foster of the County of Spotsylvania being Sick and Weak in body but of sound & in perfect Mind and Memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same, Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in Manner & form following. Imprimis first I Recommend my soul to Almighty God Hoping for pardon & Remission of all my sins through the Merit and Mediation of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, & my Body I desire may be buried in a Christian Like manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named. .

    Item. I give to my son Thomas Foster one Negro woman named Phillis & one child of woman, both which sd. Negro & child he has now in his possession, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my son in Law James Frazer, one Negro Girl named Jenny, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Anthony Bartlett, one Negro girl named Sarah, and to my Grandson Edmund Bartlett one Negro man named Sancho, to them and their heirs forever. But in case the sd. Anthony and Edmund Bartlett should die before they attain to Lawfull age, or without issue Lawfully begotten, the sd. negro or negros to go to the next Lawfull heir of Thomas Bartlett, the father of the sd. Anthony & Edmund, Which Heir shall be Lawfully b’gotten by Mary, the Present Wife of the said Thomas Bartlett, and in case of Default of such issue, then the said Negros and their increase to go to my son Thomas Foster & his Heirs forever. The said Thomas Bartlett & Mary his wife having the use of the aforesaid Negros during their natural lives..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Anthony Crutcher one Negro Girl named Judy, now in the possession of his father Thomas Crutcher, and to my Grandson Thomas Crutcher one Negro Girl named Frank, which is likewise in the possession of his Father Thomas Crutcher - But in case the said Anthony & Thomas Crutcher should both die before they attain to lawfull age, or without issue Lawfully begotten then I give the said Negroes & their increase to the Heirs of Thomas Crutcher by his present wife Martha, and in case of Default of such issue, Then I give the said Negroes & their Increase to my son Anthony Foster & his heirs forever, the said Thomas Crutcher and Martha his wife having the use of the said Negros During their Natural Lives..

    Item. I give & Confirm all the Estate heretofore given to my son Anthony Foster, now in his possession, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give to my Grand-Daughter Mary Foster, Daughter of Edmund Foster, one Tract of Land, lying & being in the County of Spotsylvania, Containing about one hundred & Eighty Seven Acres, formerly called & known by the name Red-hills. (She having already a deed from me for the Same, tho not yet Recorded), to her & her heirs forever. .

    Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Henry Foster the Land and Plantation Whereon his Father John Foster now lives containing about five hundred acres, more or less, it being all the Land I hold on the upper, or west side of the Pamunkey road & adjoining to my son Anthony Foster’s Land, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my son John Foster one Negro Woman named Sue, which he has now in his possession, & one negro boy named (Titus?), to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Wife’s Daughter Sarah Sparks one Cow & Calf to her & her heirs forever..

    Item. I Lend to my Wife Sarah Foster During her Natural Life and Widowhood, one Negro man named Sam and one Negro Woman named Tenner But in Case she should Marry or after her Death which ever first shall happen, then the sd. Negro Woman & her Increase, I give to my son John Foster & his heirs forever & the said Negro Man Sam to my son Anthony Foster & his heirs forever. Also I give to my Said Wife her Choice of a Feather bed & furniture, two Cows & Calves & any one of my horses or Mares, to her & her heirs forever..

    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Robert Foster, son of Thomas Foster, a Tract or parcel of Land lying & being in the County of Spotsylvania, on the Lower, or East side of the Pamunkey road & on both sides of the Beaver Dam run Containing about two hundred acres, more or less, it being all the Land I hold on that side of the sd. Road, to him & his heirs forever..

    Item. (After all my Just Debts & funeral Expenses are fully Satisfied & paid), I give all the Remainder of my Estate (not heretofore given) to my son John Foster, his heirs ...?.. forever..

    And Lastly I Nominate, Constitute, Ordain & appoint my son Anthony Foster & my son in Law James Frazer Whole & sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made & Confiming this only to be my Last Will & Testament. .

    In Witnesses whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fourth day of February, one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Three..

    A Foster .

    Signed, Seal’d & Published In Presence of Isaac Darnall, Thomas Crutcher, Edwd. Herndon..

    In Court held for Spotsylvania County on Monday July the fourth The last will and testament of Anthony Foster Dec’d was Exhibited......Anthony Foster and James Frazer Executors therein named and on the oaths of Isaac Darnall and Edward Herndon witnesses thereto, and was recorded and the said Executors took the usual oath and gave bond with ..?... and Joseph Holladay their securities. Test..

    Compiled by Judy Griffin, 2007 hutchjg@new.rr.com.