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John Foster, Amite Co. 1789
Posted by: Robert Foster (ID *****4619) Date: December 20, 2004 at 15:44:43
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"In 1789 John Foster with his Indian wife settled on a Spanish land grant along the stream that today bears his name, becoming the first recorded white settler in Amite county." Pg. 72, Liberty & Amite County Sesqui-centennial 1809-1959.
There's also this on p. 6 of the same book: John Foster received a Spanish land grant on 15 Mar 1789, T.4.N. R.1.E.

Okay, who was this John Foster? The fact that he was the first recorded white settler in Amite Co. ought to mean that someone, somewhere knows who he was. I've tried to see if he was the same as the well-known John Foster (b. 1757 SC, d. 1837 in Wilkinson Co.)son of James William Foster and Mary Hill, but his wives were Rachel Gibson and Mary Smith Kelsey. There's absolutely no mention anywhere of an Indian wife.

Could this John Foster be the father of the Moses Foster who was on the 1810 Amite Co. census? Were they from New Jersey or Maryland?



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