John Foster, Sr. (1735 - 1800) MP

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Birthplace: Prince George County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died in Weaverly, Pike County, Ohio, United States
Managed by: Sean Keith Conner
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About John Foster, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor #: A041635

Came from England.

From Cooper-Downing, by Eula Conner Birket, 1982...

(Materials of interest from Cleo Downing in regard to Downing-Foster family.)

John Foster - 1, moved to Ohio in 1796. He was a Methodist Minister for 35 years. A Revolutionary War Soldier in Capt. Peter Mantz, Company in Fredericksburg, Maryland. He enrolled and passed by C. Beatty, July 13, 1776. Information from Adj. Generals office of Annapolis Maryland, Page 47 of Maryland's troop of the Revolutionary War. The Will of John Foster 1, is recorded in Ross Co. Ohio, signed July 11, 1799, and probated Feb. 11, 1800. Page 628 in the Madison Co. History of 1882.

It is quoted in the Foster family history written by Charles Foster of Monticello, Indiana that Jamina Downing Brown was the only Downing Child still in Madison Co. in 1882. One of Janina's brothers or possibly a nephew evidently used his uncles name for his own, Israel B. Brown.

Conflicting birth year of 1731 given by Maria Edmonds-Zediker

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Rev. John Foster, Sr.'s Timeline

1735
1735
Prince George County, Province of Maryland
1755
1755
Age 20
Cumberland, MD
1758
1758
Age 23
Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1760
1760
Age 25
Prince George's County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1762
December 30, 1762
Age 27
Cumberland, Allegany County, Province of Maryland
1767
1767
Age 32
MD, USA
1768
1768
Age 33
1771
1771
Age 36
1775
June 13, 1775
Age 40
Cumberland, Allegany, MD, USA
1779
1779
Age 44