Joel FOSTER was in Claiborne Parish in the 1840 and 1850 LA census. Three other Foster's (Edwin, Abraham and William ) were in the 1850 census as well and were all born in TN. Abraham was right next to Joelin the 1850 census as well as the 1840 census. There is the possibility that these three Foster's may be brothers and that Joel may be their father. I am looking for further evidence to substantiate this. I have information for William from 1844 to the present. Another associated surname with William Foster is REYNOLDS who were in Claiborne Parish and Union Co. AR.