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Thomas Foster, Jr. was born ca 1718 in Essex County, Virginia and died between the writing of his will on March 11, 1786 and the will being probated on March 23, of the same year in Rawley Parish, Amelia County, Virginia.
He married July 17, 1738 Amelia County, Virginia Lucille “Lucy” Clements.  She was born ca 1720 VA to unknown parents. She died in Rawley Parish, Amelia County, Virginia date unknown. Thomas must have been married twice. After the death of his wife Lucy, he married Jane (last name unknown) who was born ca 1718 VA and was married and died in Amelia County, Virginia.  This was a second marriage and there were no children, at least that survived.  She is named in his will.



Thomas Foster was in advancing years during the Revolutionary War, however he did his part by furnishing supplies to the Continental army and occasionally serving as wagoneer.

Will of Thomas Foster, Jr.

In the name of God, Amen.  I Thomas Foster of Rawly Parish, of the County of Amelia, Planter, in perfect health and memory thanks to Almighty God and calling to mind the shortness of life of man I have thought proper to make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to so say my soul I give into the hands of almighty God and my body to the Earth to be buried in a descent Christian manner at the descresion of my Executors after named and as to my worldly goods it has pleased almighty God for his infinite goodness to ___?__ me with I dispose of them as follows.  I lend and bequeath to my loving wife Jane Foster a young Negro woman named Venus and Negro lad named Adam and 2 feather beds and furniture three cows, 4 calves, fifteen head of hogs, two iron pots, one frying pan, six head sheep, and one (doz?) of knives and forks, six plates, 2 dishes two Bason (bison?) during her life and after her death to be sold equally divided amongst all my children

I give and bequeath to son John Foster one hundred and fifty acres of land where he now lives to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my son William Foster the Tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred acres to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Foster one Negro Boy named Peter to him and his heirs forever.  I give and bequeath to my son William Foster one Negro boy named Booker to him and his heirs forever.  I give and bequeath to all my children all my Estate to be equally divided among them after my Death and lastly I appoint my son John Foster and my son William Foster Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and Disamling(?) all and every former wills hereby made and declaring that this contains in this my last Will and legal Testament.  In witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this eleventh day of March Anno Domini 1786

Signed Sealed and Delivered                       Thomas  X  Foster

                                                                                              Mark

In the presence of

John Jones

Gideon Leay



 

Children of Thomas Foster and Lucy Clements Foster
1.John Foster, Sr. born ca 1739 Amelia Co., VA; died ca 1817 Spartanburg Co., SC; married ca 1765 Amelia Co., VA Mary Wingo.  She was born ca 1742; died after 1817 Spartanburg Co., SC
2.Jane born ca 1741 Amelia Co., VA; married Richard Anderson
3.Thomas III, born ca 1746 Amelia Co., VA; died ca 1803; married Sarah Wright; no information available for her
4.Moses born ca 1747 Amelia Co., VA; died 1813 Spartanburg Co., SC; married ca 1770 Amelia Co., VA Elizabeth
5.Isham born ca 1749/57 Amelia Co.., VA; died 1817 Spartanburg Co., SC; married ca 1780 Jane Hollenburg Hawkins; born ca 1766; died ca 1820
6.Lydia born ca 1751 Amelia Co., VA; died February 24, 1823 Spartanburg Co., SC; married ca 1772 Amelia Co., VA Gideon Seay; died 1809 Spartanburg Co., SC
7.Robert born ca 1753 Amelia Co., VA; died 1814 Spartanburg Co., SC; buried Bethlehem Cemetery Roebuck, SC; married December 20, 1781 Amelia Co., VA Sarah “Sallie” Elizabeth James; born ca 1750 Amelia Co., VA; died after 1820; buried Bethlehem Cemetery, Roebuck, SC
8.William “Major Billy” born ca 1755 Amelia Co., VA; died March 9, 1818 Spartanburg Co., SC; buried Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Spartanburg Co., SC; married July 17, 1781 Amelia Co., VA Mary Ann Jones James; born March 16, 1765 Amelia Co., VA; died May 14, 1856 Spartanburg Co., SC; buried Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Spartanburg Co., SC
9.Andrew born ca 1758 Amelia Co., VA; married Margaret; no other information available
10.Henry born ca 1761 Amelia Co., VA; died  1821 Spartanburg Co., SC; buried Fairforest Presbyterian Cemetery, Union Co., SC; married ca 1785 Rachel; born ca 1766; died October 24, 1835; buried Fairforest Presbyterian Cemetery, Union Co., SC
11.James born ca 1763 Amelia Co., VA; died after February 1802; married Ripsy; no further information available

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Dr. B.G. Foster

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Tyler, TX 75703