Facts and Events
Thomas Forster was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - APRIL 19, 1785. - (17) Jacob Lawrence is allowed 12 days' service as a wagon master at 7/6 per day. Thomas Forster is allowed for 66 days' service as a purchasing commissary at 4/ per day and 40/ for a house rented for a public store.
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, pg. 134-135, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret.:
- Forster, Thomas - born 1/22/1751 Pennsylvania; moved when child with parents to Frederick County, Virginia; entered service Augusta County, Virginia, where resided; Pensioned 1832 in Buncombe County, North Carolina, where he died 9/12/1839 at Turkey Creek; married 1815 Mary/Polly Robertson there (Marriage Bond 5/16/18151); widow Pensioned there abt. age 66; surname also spelled Foster. F-W647, R1001.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).