The Fosters of Tennessee and South Carolina:Information about Joseph William Foster
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Joseph William Foster (b. December 12, 1782, d. June 28, 1865)Joseph William Foster (son of Robert Foster and Hannah) was born December 12, 1782 in Abbeyville, SC, and died June 28, 1865 in Maury County, TN.He married Mary E. Anderson in Abbbeyville, SC.
Notes for Joseph William Foster:
I, Joseph Foster, do make and publish this, my last will and testament revoking and making void all othr wills by me at any other time made.First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Foster, all the lands that I may possess and personal property during her natural life time and one man servant, named Oliver and one other man servant named Manuel Jackson.Margaret, Hannah, Jane and Margarets children named as follows, William, James, Richard, Hellen and Josphine and any other that Margaret may have during the ife time of my wife, also Heneritta who is at this time afliced and if she should die before I do I give Catherina in her place.1 waggon and harness and four mules, 2 mares and colts if there should be any at the time of my death.All the household and kitchen furniture just as it may be at my death and two hundred barrels of corn, three thousand pounds of bacon or pork, 4 milch cows and calves, 30 head of stock hogs, 15 head of sheep and 3 Parshear plows, 3 Bullting, 3 Aseege, 4 hoes, 2 grubbing hoes, 2 long handle shouvels, 1 long chain, 3 pair of stretchers, 4 pair of plow gears, 1 loam and hangers, 1 side saddle, 1 buggy, 5 stans of bees, if there is that number here.All the iron that may be on one set of blacksmith tools, 1 yoke of oxen if there be any at the time and $300.00 dollars in money for contingent expenses.Secondly:I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as convenient out of my moneys that may be on hand or may first come to the hads of my Executor.Thirdly:I give and bequeath to my daughter, Hannah Strayhorn, one fourth of all my estate both personal and real at the time of my death.The real estate to come back to my children at the death of my daughter, Hannah Strayhorn, if she dies wihout children or granchildren and the personal property to remain in the hands of my son-in-law, Samuel Strayhorn, during his natural lifetime and at his death to come back to my representatives.The personal property that is not given to my wife is to go in the hands of my daughter, Hannah Strayhorn, at my decease.Fourthly:I give to my son, B.C. Foster, one fourth part of my estate both real and personal, the realestate to come to his hands at the death of his mother and one fourth of what is given to her at that time of the personal property.Fifth:I give to my son, John E. Foster's children, equally all that may be born to him in wedlock one fourth part of all my estate both real and personal.The real to come to the hands of my son, John E. Foster, at the death of his Mother as the youngest child becomes twenth-three years of age without the intervention of a court or bond to receive from my executor and receipt for all their interest and control the same for their interest of his children.Sixth:I give to my daughter, Margaret Lavinia, one fourth of my estate both real and personal during her natural lifetime and at her death to her children.She is to have her interest in the real estate at the death of her Mother and one fourth part of the property left to her mother at the same time.Seventh:I direct my Executor to sell all the stock and chattle property that I may die possessed of on such time as will be to the interest of my Legatees as sn after my decease as convenienty.My son, John E. Foster, is to remain where he now lives as long as his mother lives without paying any rent if he wishes to do so.Lastly, I nominate and appoint Andrew J. Gray as the Executor of this my last will and testament where unto I have set my hand and seal this 5th day of May, Eighteen Hundred and Sixty Three.
More About Joseph William Foster:
Will: May 05, 1863, See under "Notes".
More About Joseph William Foster and Mary E. Anderson:
Marriage: Abbbeyville, SC.
Children of Joseph William Foster and Mary E. Anderson are:
- +Bejamin Clark Foster, b. December 30, 1819, Abbeyville, SC, d. July 28, 1898, Maury County, TN.
- +Hannah J. Foster, b. December 16, 1816, Abbeyville, SC, d. January 21, 1880, Maury County, TN.
- +Robert A. Foster, b. April 29, 1818, SC, d. July 07, 1851, Maury County, TN.
- +John E. Foster, b. November 06, 1824, Abbeyville, SC, d. July 28, 1907, Maury County, TN.
- +Margaret Lavinia Foster, b. Abt. 1826.