Person:Nancy Davis (139)

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Name Nancy Ann Davis
Gender Female
Birth? 1762 Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United Statesneed source
Alt Birth? 1762 Prince George, Virginia, United Statesneed source
Marriage 1780 Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United Statesto Rev. Lewis Foster
Residence[4] 1806-1835 West Jefferson, Madison, Ohio, United States
Death? 19 Feb 1839 Fairview, Fulton, Illinois, United States
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    Nancy Ann Davis Foster
    Birth: 1762 USA
    Death: 1839 (aged 76–77) Fulton County, Illinois, USA
    Burial: Foster Cemetery, Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
    Memorial #: 11361747
    Bio: Ann was married to Rev. Lewis Foster and they had nine children: Thomas, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Cassandra, Rachel, Joshua Clay, John Lewis, Benjamin and Joseph.(From "John C. Foster and Kinfolk", published 1969, now out of print- Author: Chattie (Foster) Cox, of Sutherland, Nebraska) About 1835, Lewis Foster and some of his family moved west to Illinois, settling in Fulton County, where he built a church. Lewis and his wife, Ann, as well as many other members of his family are buried in this churchyard near Fairview, Illinois. An arch on the entrance gate reads "Foster Cemetery". Ann (Davis) Foster died in 1839. Lewis lived until 1852, spending his declining years in the home of a grandson, William Foster, who married Hanna Alder.(From a letter dated December 5, 1982 from Loren E. Foster of Sherrard, Illinois to Laurence Foster Bates, Sr.) The story is told that the 160 acres farm Lewis left to his family was finally inherited by two unmarried Foster sisters (Joshua's daughters; Cassandra and Martha) who in turn leased the coal mining rights to the Peabody Coal Company. The Foster Cemetery Association was left these royalties for maintenance. I'm sorry to say, the surrounding land is laid to ruin and waste by this company's strip mining. Nancy's g-g-g-granddaughter, Myrna, told the following story to her daughter, which had been told to her while she was growing up:Ann Davis, as a young girl, while traveling ‘west' with her entire family, the wagon train that her family was traveling with was attacked by Indians. All members of her family were massacred. Nancy was left for dead after being attacked and scalped, but she survived her injuries. She lived the rest of her life wearing a cap on her head. She later married, had nine children and lived to the ripe old age of 77.
    Family Members
    Spouse
    Lewis Foster 1760-1852
    Children
    Thomas Foster 1781-1812
    Rebecca Foster Tomlinson 1786-1857
    Joshua Clay Foster 1794-1883
    Benjamin Foster 1798-1839
    Rachel Foster Downing 1803-1832
    Created by: J. Bean (46793536)
    Added: 16 Jul 2005
    URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11361747/nancy-ann-foster
    Citation: Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 October 2019), memorial page for Nancy Ann Davis Foster (1762–1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11361747, citing Foster Cemetery, Fairview, Fulton County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by J. Bean (contributor 46793536) .

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    HISTORY



    OF



    FULTON COUNTY



    ILLINOIS



    TOGETHER ^V1TII SKETCHES OF ITS CITIES, VILLAGES AND TOWNSHIPS, EDUCA-
    TIONAL, RELIGIOUS, CIVIL, MILITARY, AND POLITICAL HISTORY: POR-
    TRAITS OF PROMINENT PERSONS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF
    REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS.



    HISTORY OF ILLINOIS,

    KMRRACING ACCOUNTS OF TUK PKK-HISTORIC RACES, ABORIGINES, FRENCH.

    ENGLISH AND AMERICAN CONQUESTS, AND A GENERAL REVIEW

    OF ITS CIVIL, POLITICAL AND MILITARY HISTORY.

    D1GE8T OF STATE LAWS.



    ILLUSTRATED.



    PEORIA:

    CHAS. C. CHAPMAN & CO., '
    1879a

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    Portrait biographical album of Fulton county, Illinois ..
    Publication date 1890
    Publisher Chicago, Biographical pub. co.

    Name not found.

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    HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY
    OHIO ITS PEOPLE. INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS
    CHESTER E. BRYAN
    Supervising Editor
    With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and
    Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families
    ILLUSTRATED
    B. F.
    1915
    BOWEN & COMPANY. Inc.
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    It is revealed by the records that an election was held in many of the townships *
    on May 19, 1810. In Union, Walter Watson, David Groves and John Timmons were
    judges, and Patrick McLene and William Gibson, clerks, all of whom were paid one
    dollar each for their services. In Jefferson township, Frederick Loyd and Henry
    Smith served as judges, while the clerks were Lewis Foster and James Moore, lhe
    compensation was the same as in Union township. At the same election William Blaine
    was judge in Deer Creek township, and Amos Howard clerk in the same, each of whom
    were paid one dollar, while William Boss was allowed seventy-five cents for making a
    ballot box for the use of Deer Creek township.
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    page 121
    Rev. Lewis Foster, who settled In Jefferson township in 1806, brought his wife and
    seven children with him and located on land given him b; his father. Reverend Foster.
    The latter had embraced the faith of the Methodist church, and commenced preaching
    while in Pennsylvania. Soon after coming to Ohio, he was able to organize a society
    at bis residence. He remained in this township until 1835 and then removed to Illinois.
    Today Foster Chapel stands as a monument to his Christian walk and zealous work in
    its behalf.
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    In March, 1819, the commissioners of Madison county prepared a duplicate of all
    the resident landowners of said county at that time, and while hunting through the
    musty pages stored away in the court house vaults, the historian fortunately discovered
    this record. It consists of a few sheets of paper sewed together, without back or cover;
    240
    jet for years It has preserved in its pages the names of those men who settled and built
    up the rich and prosperous county of Madison. It reads as follows:
    “London, Commissioners’ Office, March, 1819. — Duplicate of resident land proprie-
    tors for the tax of 1819, with all new entries and transfers made in this office, Madison
    county, Ohio: John Adair, Jr., John Arbuckle, Charles Atchison, Jonathan Alder, Paul
    Alder, John Adair, William Alldre, Leonard Alkire, Samuel Alkire, Jacob Alkire, Abram
    Alkire, Robert Alkire, Samuel Adair, Samuel Adams, Charles Andrews, William
    Akins, Francis Ayres, Annanias Allen, Jacob Blougber, Samuel Baskerville, John Beetley,
    Hezekiah Bayltss, William Blaine, Norton Bailey, Vestal Blair, Daniel Brown, Jonas
    Bradley, Jonathan Burgess, Peter Buffeaburgh, Francis Brock, John Baird, James
    Bowls, Peter Baker, Thomas Baldwin, William Buffenburgh, Elisha Bidwell, Isaac
    Bldwell, Joseph Bidwell, Stephen Buckman, Url Beach, Ambrose Beach, Thompson
    Cooper, William Cummings, John Clements, Peter Outright, Andrew Cypherd, Philip
    Cryder, Abijah Cary, Luther Cary, Calvin Cary, William Chard, James Criswell, James
    Cowen, Elizabeth Cary, James Curry, Samuel Colver, Levi Cantrel, Thomas Clark,
    Henry Coon, Louis Coon, John Caru there, James Collins, Jeremiah Converse, Joshua
    Cope, Abner Chapman, John Carpenter, William Creath, Aahel Cleveland, Samuel Car-
    roll, David Colver, Levi Churchill, Otho W. Delashmutt, Joseph Downing, John Down-
    ing, James Dines, James Douglass, E. L. Delashmutt, George Deeds, Francis Downing,
    Judah Dodge, Thomas Davidson, John Davidson, William Dakin, David Dennison,
    Walter Dun, Jesse Dungan, James Dungan, John Erwin, Joshua Ewing, Jamas Ewing,
    Edward Evans, William Erwin, Reason Francis, Daniel Francis, John Filter, William
    Franks barger, Lewis Foster, David Foster, Joshua Foster, William Fleming;
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    FOSTER CHAPEL METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
    The first religious society to be organized in Jefferson township was the Foster
    Chapel Methodist Episcopal church, at the home of Rev. Lewis Foster, in 1808. Following
    are a few of the names that constituted the original class: Lewis Foster and wife;
    Joshua, John, Benjamin and Joseph, four sons of Rev. Foster, and their wives; Rebecca
    Tomlinson; Cassa Dwyer; Joseph Downing, his brother Frank and their wives,
    and John Hayden, wife and family. Among the first ministers who served the class
    were Rev. William Simmons, Rev. Daniel Davidson and Reverend Finley. The con-
    gregation worshipped in their respective homes, alternately, until March, 1825, when
    Reverend Foster and wife deeded two acres and forty-three poles to a body of trustees
    for the sum of ten dollars, and for the purpose of erecting thereon & church building,
    the trustees at that time being John Hayden, Frank Downing, John Buck, John Foster
    and Joseph Powers, and the deed was acknowledged before Squire Samuel Sexton, of
    New Hampton.' A comfortable hewed-log church was soon erected, wherein the notes
    of praise were sounded to the All-Wise, and the peoples’ hearts rejoiced in the privi-
    leges they then enjoyed. Later a comfortable, neat and attractive brick church was
    built on the same ground.