Sarah Elizabeth Parham

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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.

Edmund Bartlett

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Father*Thomas Bartlett
Mother*Mary Foster
Life EventDateDescription
Edmund Bartlett was the son of Thomas Bartlett and Mary Foster.
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Edmund 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.

Martha 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 Crutcher.
Life EventDateDescription
Martha Foster was the daughter of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.
MarriageMartha Foster married Thomas Crutcher.

Child of Martha Foster and Thomas Crutcher

Thomas Crutcher

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

Child of Thomas Crutcher and Martha Foster

Anthony Crutcher

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Father*Thomas Crutcher
Mother*Martha Foster
Life EventDateDescription
Anthony Crutcher was the son of Thomas Crutcher and Martha Foster.
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Crutcher 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.

Anthony Foster Jr.

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Father*Anthony Samuel Foster b. 4 Feb 1691, d. 4 Feb 1763
Mother*Martha Taliaferro b. 1700, d. 1741
Life EventDateDescription
Anthony Foster Jr. was the son of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.
  • On 12 October 1759 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Foster of Spts. Co. to his son, Anthony Foster, junr., of sd. Co. Deed of Gift. 787 a. in Spts. Co. 5 Feb 1760.
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Foster Jr. 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.

Edmund Foster

M, b. 1711, d. 2 August 1748
Father*Anthony Samuel Foster b. 4 Feb 1691, d. 4 Feb 1763
Mother*Martha Taliaferro b. 1700, d. 1741
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1711Edmund Foster was born in 1711 at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
He was the son of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.
Marriage1733Edmund Foster married Tabitha Collins, daughter of Joseph Collins and Susannah (?), in 1733.
Death2 August 1748Edmund Foster died on 2 August 1748 at Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Child of Edmund Foster and Tabitha Collins

Mary Foster

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Father*Edmund Foster b. 1711, d. 2 Aug 1748
Mother*Tabitha Collins b. 1716
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Rowsey.
Life EventDateDescription
Mary Foster was the daughter of Edmund Foster and Tabitha Collins.
MarriageMary Foster married (?) Rowsey.
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Mary Foster 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.

John Foster

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Father*Anthony Samuel Foster b. 4 Feb 1691, d. 4 Feb 1763
Mother*Martha Taliaferro b. 1700, d. 1741
Life EventDateDescription
John Foster was the son of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.
MarriageJohn Foster married Elizabeth (?).
  • On 12 October 1759 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Foster of Spts. Co. to his son, Anthony Foster, junr., of sd. Co. Deed of Gift. 787 a. in Spts. Co. 5 Feb 1760.
  • On 7 March 1761 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Anthony Foster of Spts. Co. and Sarah, his wife, to John Foster, their son. Deed of Gift. 320 a. on Glady Run, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., whereon sd. Anthony Foster lives, part thereof conveyed sd. Foster by Hugh Sanders, as by Deeds, 14 Apr 1740, th.
  • John Foster witnessed the will of Anthony Samuel Foster on 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia; 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 July 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Sarah x Foster, widow and relict of Anthony Foster, decd., to John Foster. 20 curr. 333 a. in Spts. Co., dower of the sd. Sarah, under the will of her late husband. No witnesses.
  • 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.

Child of John Foster and Elizabeth (?)

Henry Foster

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Father*John Foster
Mother*Elizabeth (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Henry Foster was the son of John Foster and Elizabeth (?).
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Henry Foster 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.

Robert Foster

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Father*Thomas Natalis Foster b. 1725, d. 1763
Mother*Dorothy Gatewood b. 1727, d. 5 Mar 1784
Life EventDateDescription
Robert Foster was the son of Thomas Natalis Foster and Dorothy Gatewood.
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Robert Foster 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.

(?) Sparks

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Life EventDateDescription
Marriagebefore 1742(?) Sparks married Sarah (?) before 1742.

Child of (?) Sparks and Sarah (?)

Sarah Sparks

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Father*(?) Sparks
Mother*Sarah (?) b. c 1701
Life EventDateDescription
Sarah Sparks was the daughter of (?) Sparks and Sarah (?).
  • In Anthony Samuel Foster's will dated 4 February 1763 at Spotsylvania, Virginia, Sarah Sparks 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.

Elizabeth (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Foster.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageElizabeth (?) married John Foster, son of Anthony Samuel Foster and Martha Taliaferro.

Child of Elizabeth (?) and John Foster

Sarah Biggs

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1670As of circa 1670,her married name was Foster.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriagecirca 1670Sarah Biggs married Robert Foster, son of Richard James Foster and Susannah Garnett, circa 1670.

Sarah Grymes

F
Father*Reverand Charles Grymes
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1653As of circa 1653,her married name was Taliaferro.
Life EventDateDescription
Sarah Grymes was the daughter of Reverand Charles Grymes.
Marriagecirca 1653Sarah Grymes married Robert Taliaferro circa 1653.

Children of Sarah Grymes and Robert Taliaferro

Reverand Charles Grymes

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Child of Reverand Charles Grymes

Francis Taliaferro

M, b. 1654, d. 1710
Father*Robert Taliaferro b. 1626, d. 1687
Mother*Sarah Grymes
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1654Francis Taliaferro was born in 1654.
He was the son of Robert Taliaferro and Sarah Grymes.
Marriage1687Francis Taliaferro married Elizabeth Catlett, daughter of Colonel Jonathan Catlett and Elizabeth Underwood, in 1687 at Virginia.
Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800 - Francis Taliaferro and Elizabeth Catlett 1687
Death1710Francis Taliaferro died in 1710.

Richard Taliaferro

M, b. after 1654
Father*Robert Taliaferro b. 1626, d. 1687
Mother*Sarah Grymes
Life EventDateDescription
Birthafter 1654Richard Taliaferro was born after 1654.
He was the son of Robert Taliaferro and Sarah Grymes.

Charles Taliaferro

M, b. after 1654
Father*Robert Taliaferro b. 1626, d. 1687
Mother*Sarah Grymes
Life EventDateDescription
Birthafter 1654Charles Taliaferro was born after 1654.
He was the son of Robert Taliaferro and Sarah Grymes.

Elizabeth Catlett

F, b. 1663, d. 1710
Father*Colonel Jonathan Catlett b. 1624, d. 18 Apr 1670
Mother*Elizabeth Underwood b. 1632
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1687As of 1687,her married name was Taliaferro.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1663Elizabeth Catlett was born in 1663.
She was the daughter of Colonel Jonathan Catlett and Elizabeth Underwood.
Marriage1687Elizabeth Catlett married Francis Taliaferro, son of Robert Taliaferro and Sarah Grymes, in 1687 at Virginia.
Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800 - Francis Taliaferro and Elizabeth Catlett 1687
Death1710Elizabeth Catlett died in 1710.

Larkin Gatewood

M
Father*Henry Gatewood b. 1690, d. 28 Jan 1777
Mother*Dorothy Dudley b. 1695, d. 1751
Life EventDateDescription
Larkin Gatewood was the son of Henry Gatewood and Dorothy Dudley.
MarriageLarkin Gatewood married Catherine Penn, daughter of Joseph Penn.

Catherine Penn

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Father*Joseph Penn
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gatewood.
Life EventDateDescription
Catherine Penn was the daughter of Joseph Penn.
MarriageCatherine Penn married Larkin Gatewood, son of Henry Gatewood and Dorothy Dudley.
  • On 19 September 1763 at Spotsylvania Land deed from Joseph Penn to John Taylor in trust for heirs.

Richard Gatewood

M, b. 1681, d. 1730
Father*John Gatewood Sr. b. 1635, d. 1706
Mother*Amy Magrah b. 1660, d. 18 Jan 1745
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1681Richard Gatewood was born in 1681 at Essex, Virginia.
He was the son of John Gatewood Sr. and Amy Magrah.
Marriage1712Richard Gatewood married Rachel Kemp in 1712 at 1st marriage for him.
Marriage1722Richard Gatewood married Patience Reeves, daughter of (?) Reeves, in 1722 at 2nd marriage for him.
Death1730Richard Gatewood died in 1730.
  • In John Gatewood Sr.'s will dated 14 November 1706, Richard Gatewood was named as executor; Will of John Gatewood, Nov 14, 1706 rec. Jan. 10,1706/07 Deeds etc. 12, p 328

    In the name of God Amen November the fourteenth Anne domini one thousand seven hundred and six I JOHN GATEWOOD of South Farnham Parish Essex County, planter being very sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect memory praised by Almighty God for the smae doe make and ordaine this to be my last will and testament viz;

    I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Savior and Redeemer to receive free pardon of all my sins and a joyfull resurrection at the last day and as for my body I give it to my mother of Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix or my Executor hereafter named and as for my worldly estate that God hath sent me after my just dept and funeral charges are paid I dispose of in form and manner following.

    Item - I give and bequeath to my eldest son JOHN GATEWOOD one hunder acres of land that I formerly bought of Edwin Thacker lying and bounding on John Checks line I say to my son JOHN and his heirs forever.

    Item - I give and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Frances Shackleford one shilling.

    Item - I give unto my son RICHARD GATEWOOD the plantation I now live upon and all the land pertaining thereto to him and his heirs forever.

    Item - I gve and bequeath unto my son THOMAS GATEWOOD one hundred and fifty acres of land lying and being the above sd county and parish being part of a Parcell of land that I formerly bought of Capt. Richard Haile now deceased it being also part of five thousand acres of land which did formerly belong unto Coll. Thomas Goodrich, Mr. Henry Awbrey and Major George Morrice all deceased I say to my son Thomas and his heirs forever.

    Item - I give and bequeath unto my son HENRY GATEWOOD seventy five acres of land beginning at a Corner Tree standing against Simon Copners house who is now deceased and from thence running towards Joseph I. Billenders land till the seventy five acres are made out to my son HENRY GATEWOOD and his heirs forever. As also I give and bequeath unto my aforesd son HENRY GATEWOOD one six year old Stear and one cow and calfe and her increase to him and his heirs forever.

    Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter AMIE BURNETT four thousand pounds of sweetscented Tobb. and one bay mare with a blase in her face brande on the near buttock with this brand 3.

    Item - I give and bequeath all the rest of my worldly estate whatsoever to equally divided one as much as the other between my three youngst children and my beloved wife AMIE GATEWOOD namely between my beloved wife and SARAH GATEWOOD and WILLIAM GATEWOOD and JAMES GATEWOOD.

    Item - I do hereby disannull make void and deny all former wills, atestaments and legacies and bequests by me heretofore or at any time willed made given and bequesthed and do publish this to be my last will and testament making my beloved wife AMIE GATEWOOD and my son RICHARD GATEWOOD my sole executrix and executer. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand.

    and fixed my scale the date before mentioned. John Gatewood (seale)

    sealed signed and published and delivered in the presence of

    Joseph Baker

    Thomas Wheeler

    proved by the oaths of Joseph Baker and Thomas Wheeler the witnesses to the above will in Essex County Court the 10th day of Jan. 1706/07 and was ordered to be recorded and is recorded.

    teste Richard Buckner Cl. Cur.
  • He left a will on 17 July 1730.