Re: William Barclay FOSTER +Elizabeth Clayland Tomlinson Foster
I think you need to look to Steven Foster's mother side of the family. All the Claylands, Tomlinsons (and Waples) started off on the Eastern Shore. Her mother,Elizabeth Clayland was married first to one John Costin. She had several children by him. Her second marraige was to Joseph Tomlinson and Eliza Clayland Tomlinson was their daughter (b 01 21 1788. ) She married William Barclay Foster. Steven Foster had several siblings and other brothers including Henry, Morrison, William and James. The first William died at 8 months, and James died young also. An adopted son took the name of the dead WILLIAM. SHe also had several sisters.
Check out any info on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for more history of the Claylands/Tomlinsons.
Jude Waples...also related to Stephen.