Person:Thomas Forster (43)

Thomas Forster
b.22 January 1751 Pennsylvania
m. abt. 1745
  1. Jane Forster1746 - 1824
  2. William Forster, Jr.1748 - 1830
  3. Thomas Forster1751 - 1839
  4. Mary 'Molly' Forster1753 -
  5. Margaret Forster1755 - 1839
  6. Ann 'Nancy' Forster1758 - 1831
  7. Darkis Forster1760 -
  8. David Forster1763 -
m. 23 May 1814
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Forster
Gender Male
Birth[1] 22 January 1751 Pennsylvania
Marriage 23 May 1814 to Mary 'Polly' Robertson
Death[1] 12 September 1839 Turkey Creek, Buncombe County, North Carolina

Thomas Forster was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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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.
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