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My FOSS Line
Posted by: Brian Foss (ID *****3221) Date: February 04, 2004 at 11:41:17
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I am trying to fill in the blanks. My Line begins with Chauncey Foss and Laura Ursulla Getchell of Marshfield Maine. Chauncey and Laura began the Foss trek in Missouri after 1870. I will add the info below, if anyone can relate or add any additional info please let me know.

I would like to know what possessed Chauncey and Laura to make the trek to Missouri since he was 1 of 7 children. They Parented 5 children in Missouri, I can provide info on them if anyone needs.

Chancis" is the way his first name is spelled in the 1850 Census. Marshfield Maine, Washington County.
In the same census (1850) the last name appears to be spelled "Fofs"
Parents listed as Joseph (W) or (Jr.) possibly (Jr.) due to the fact that there was a Joseph Foss (Fofs) at the age of 82 in the same household

Joseph Foss (Fofs) 47 Farmer
Sarah 42
Ruth 18
Joseph W. 16
Chancis W. 14(I found on his tomb his middle name (Whitney)
Remember L. 12
Olive P. 9
Sarah 7
Maria W. 3
Laura E. 1
Joseph Foss ( Fofs) 82

Joseph Foss 57 Farmer ME
Sally Foss 53 ME
Chancis 24 laborer ME
Oliver 19 ME
Maria 13 ME
Laura 11 ME
Deborah 8 ME

1870/ME/Washington/Marshfield/p. 402a
Getchell, Geo S/66/Farmer ME
Getchell, Taphenus 65 keeping house ME
Getchell, Sarah A 22 ME
Getchell, Oscar 18 works on farm ME
Foss, Chanchas 34 laborer ME
Foss, Laura U 24 ME
Longfellow, Annie 91 M

I found him in the 1880 census in MO
Chances W. FOSS Self M Male W 44 ME Farmer ME ME
Laura FOSS Wife M Female W 34 ME Keeping House ME ME
Ella G. FOSS Dau S Female W 8 MO ME ME
Elwood FOSS Son S Male W 5 MO ME ME
Nellie FOSS Dau S Female W 2 MO ME ME
Henry BIDLE Other S Male W 17 PA Farm Hand PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
Charles DETWILER Other S Male W 17 OH Farm Laborer OH OH

Source Information:
Census Place North Salem, Linn, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254700
NA Film Number T9-0700
Page Number 401D

1900/MO/Jackson/Kansas City/ED46/p.300b
Dr. Coe's Sanitarium, 2548 Wyandotte St.
Foss, Chances W/patient/May1836/64/marr33yrs/ME ME ME/farmer
Notes next to his name on the sheet say "Winigan, MO"

In Advance, Thank You for any assistance

Brian Foss

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