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Rev. Joseph Foulks/NJ/Ky
Posted by: Bob Erwin Date: May 29, 1998 at 13:56:35
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My son is a descendent of a George
Foulks who died in 1809 in Monmouth County, NJ. He was married to
a Catherine. His children were Christopher, b. 1780? d in 1845? St.
Louis, Mo., Jacob, John, Rev. Joseph Foulks, b 8/30/1786, d. 5/3/1863 in
Logan County, Ky., Rev. William Foulks, d. in Philadelphia. I think it
would be a huge coincidence if these families are not related. George
and a Jacob Foulks were in the 1793 census of New Jersey. Some
descendents believe that this George was the one captured by the
Wyandots, but apparently not. Below is a sketch of the life of JOseph
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 367-368.

REV. JOSEPH FOULKS, deceased, was born August 30, 1786, in Monmouth
County, N. J.; his parents were from Wales. When in his seventeenth
year he made a profession of religion and joined the Methodist Church,
in which he was licensed to preach in 1811, soon after which he came to
Kentucky, and for two years traveled the Henderson and Hartford
Circuits. On account of loss of health, he located in 1815, settling a
few miles from Russellville in Logan County, where on the 25th of
September, 1816, he married Miss Sallie Marshall, a woman noted for her
amiability and piety. They remained in Kentucky until 1820, moving them

to St. Clair County, Ill., where until 1825 he labored as a local
minister, but in the year 1825 joined the Conference and traveled for
some years, and until his health compelled him to locate. In September,

1837, he returned to Kentucky and settled in Logan County, where the
remainder of his life was spent; he died on the 3d of May, 1863, his
last hours being peculiarly characterized by that peace which he had so
long and faithfully preached; his widow died in McLean County, Ky., in
1879. Their family consisted of ten children, of whom six sons grew to
manhood, viz.: Evan G., Dennis M., Ezra L., Samuel M., Joseph W. and
James G. Foulks. Ezra L. Foulks was born near Belleville, St. Clair
Co., Ill., January 12, 1823; he was educated chiefly in the McKendree
College, of Lebanon, Ill., and in 1852, in Logan County, KY., was
to Miss Sarah A. Browder, daughter of Rev. Thomas and Sarah (Claywell)
Browder. She was born March 6, 1826, in Logan County. Since 1858 they
have resided in Hopkinsville, Ky. They have a family of four children:
Ellen L., wife of G. B. Underwood; Thomas M. Foulks; William Ernest,
married to Fannie Coleman, and father of one son, named Walter E.
Foulks; Sallie B., the wife of W. H. Peace, of Hopkinsville - they have
one child - Laura U. Mr. Foulks, associated with his son, William E.,
is engaged in the coal trade and the sale of pumps, and Frye's
combination fence, which they are manufacturing. Mr. Foulks is a member

of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Foulks Marshall Browder Claywell Underwood Coleman Peace Frye
Monmouth-NJ Wales Russellville-Logan-KY Belleville-St._Clair-IL


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