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Reginald Foster

Male - Bef 1681


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Reginald Foster died before 9 Jun 1681 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Also called Renald Foster. Possibly, according to Walter Goodwin Davis (citation details below) a son of Reynald Foster of Harlow, Essex who made his will 18 Sep 1622, himself a son of John Foster of the same place who made his will 10 Dec 1601. Reynald's wife was Margaret; John's wife, probably his mother, was Agnes.

    Reginald married Judith Wignol in 1619 in Theydon Garnon, Essex, England. Judith died in Oct 1664 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Mary Foster  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1618; died on 9 Apr 1705 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.
    2. 3. Abraham Foster  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1622 in Exeter, Devon, England; died on 25 Jan 1711 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Mary Foster Descendancy chart to this point (1.Reginald1) was born about 1618; died on 9 Apr 1705 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Mary married Francis Peabody before 1650. Francis was born about 1613; died on 19 Feb 1698 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Jacob Peabody  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Jul 1664 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Nov 1689 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.

  2. 3.  Abraham Foster Descendancy chart to this point (1.Reginald1) was born in 1622 in Exeter, Devon, England; died on 25 Jan 1711 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Family/Spouse: Lydia Burbank. Lydia (daughter of John Burbank and Jemima) was born on 7 Apr 1644 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Benjamin Foster  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1670 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 12 Sep 1735 in Lunenberg, Worcester, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jacob Peabody Descendancy chart to this point (2.Mary2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 28 Jul 1664 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Nov 1689 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Jacob married Abigail Towne on 12 Jan 1686 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Sgt. Edmund Towne and Mary Browning) was born on 6 Aug 1664 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 14 Feb 1712. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Kesiah Peabody  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1687 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts; died after 1717.

  2. 5.  Benjamin Foster Descendancy chart to this point (3.Abraham2, 1.Reginald1) was born in 1670 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 12 Sep 1735 in Lunenberg, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a weaver.

    Family/Spouse: Ann. Ann died after 1738. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Amos Foster  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Apr 1702 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Apr 1754 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 6.  Kesiah Peabody Descendancy chart to this point (4.Jacob3, 2.Mary2, 1.Reginald1) was born in 1687 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts; died after 1717.

    Kesiah married Joseph Kenne on 28 Jun 1704. Joseph (son of Thomas Kenne and Elizabeth Knight) was born on 7 Sep 1680 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died about 1745 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Zipporah Kinney  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Mar 1708 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 20 Sep 1781 in Griswold, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Preston City Cemetery, Preston, New London, Connecticut.

  2. 7.  Amos Foster Descendancy chart to this point (5.Benjamin3, 3.Abraham2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 28 Apr 1702 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Apr 1754 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Amos married Elisabeth Kittredge on 8 Oct 1725. Elisabeth (daughter of James Kittredge and Sarah Fowle) was born on 8 Jan 1699 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 29 Nov 1756 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Capt. Amos Foster  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Nov 1727 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 19 Feb 1798 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 8.  Zipporah Kinney Descendancy chart to this point (6.Kesiah4, 4.Jacob3, 2.Mary2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 23 Mar 1708 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 20 Sep 1781 in Griswold, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Preston City Cemetery, Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Zipporah married Thomas Branch on 9 Nov 1726. Thomas (son of Peter Branch and Hannah Lincoln) was born on 25 Dec 1698 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 1 Nov 1778 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Preston City Cemetery, Preston, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Nathan Branch  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Jun 1746 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 9 Nov 1822 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  2. 9.  Capt. Amos Foster Descendancy chart to this point (7.Amos4, 5.Benjamin3, 3.Abraham2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 30 Nov 1727 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 19 Feb 1798 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Amos married Hannah Merrill on 4 Mar 1752 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah died on 29 Oct 1775 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Nathan Foster  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 May 1762 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 5 Feb 1836 in Norway, Oxford, Maine; was buried in Norway Center Cemetery, Norway, Oxford, Maine.


Generation: 6

  1. 10.  Nathan Branch Descendancy chart to this point (8.Zipporah5, 6.Kesiah4, 4.Jacob3, 2.Mary2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 26 Jun 1746 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 9 Nov 1822 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 26 Jun 1745
    • Alternate death: 14 Nov 1823

    Notes:

    Private, Capt. Ebenezer Webber's company, Col. Ezra May's regiment; enlisted 20 Sep 1777; discharged 3 Oct 1777; service, 18 days, on expedition to Stillwater.

    Nathan married Elizabeth "Polly" Woodward on 16 Apr 1772 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Elizabeth (daughter of Daniel Woodward and Hannah Crary) was born on 16 Mar 1748 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut; died on 13 Oct 1820 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in North Cemetery, Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Elisha Branch  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Apr 1787 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1856 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.

  2. 11.  Nathan Foster Descendancy chart to this point (9.Amos5, 7.Amos4, 5.Benjamin3, 3.Abraham2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 14 May 1762 in Tewksbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 5 Feb 1836 in Norway, Oxford, Maine; was buried in Norway Center Cemetery, Norway, Oxford, Maine.

    Notes:

    "Nathan Foster was born in Massachusetts and before reaching his majority went to Maine. He located at what was later incorporated as Norway. Was always a farmer. He took a prominent part in all of the town's affairs. His death was very sudden. He went to the barn to attend to his stock and was found dead in the yard, where he had fallen, as was supposed, in a fit of apoplexy." [Foster Genealogy, citation details below]

    Nathan married Miriam Hobbs on 17 May 1791 in Norway, Oxford, Maine. Miriam (daughter of Jeremiah Hobbs and Anna C. Fowler) was born on 17 Jul 1772; died on 24 Dec 1804. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Nathan married Sarah "Sally" Hobbs after 1804. Sarah (daughter of Jeremiah Hobbs and Anna C. Fowler) was born on 8 Jan 1782 in Massachusetts; died on 6 Jun 1870 in Norway, Oxford, Maine; was buried in Norway Center Cemetery, Norway, Oxford, Maine. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Clara Noyes Foster  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Jan 1826 in Norway, Oxford, Maine; died on 11 Feb 1896 in Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota; was buried in Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota.


Generation: 7

  1. 12.  Elisha Branch Descendancy chart to this point (10.Nathan6, 8.Zipporah5, 6.Kesiah4, 4.Jacob3, 2.Mary2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 9 Apr 1787 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1856 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "They came west in 1832, and located in York Township. After purchasing his land, he had $25 left. Here they settled and remained until their death . . . They were members of the Congregational Church, and were the staunch representatives of that township." [History of Medina County, citation details below]

    The 1830 US census has them in Worthington, Massachusetts; in 1840, they're in York, Medina County, Ohio.

    Elisha married Sarah "Sallie" Thompson on 3 Oct 1810 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Amherst Thompson and Sarah Clark) was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Sarah Branch  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 15 Dec 1914 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

  2. 13.  Clara Noyes Foster Descendancy chart to this point (11.Nathan6, 9.Amos5, 7.Amos4, 5.Benjamin3, 3.Abraham2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 27 Jan 1826 in Norway, Oxford, Maine; died on 11 Feb 1896 in Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota; was buried in Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1825, Maine
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1827, Maine
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1828, Maine

    Notes:

    Foster Genealogy (citation details below) says she married "Fred Knight" and "d. leaving two or three sons who res. in So. Dak." She appears to have been the youngest of her parents' seventeen children, thirteen of whom lived to adulthood.

    Her middle names Noyes probably has something to with the early intermarriage of her husband's family with the eminent Noyes family of New England.

    Clara married George Washington Knight in 1850. George (son of Daniel Knight and Sally Tubbs) was born on 18 Sep 1821 in Oxford County, Maine; died on 11 Oct 1893 in Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota; was buried in Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Frank F. Knight  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Aug 1855 in Wisconsin; died on 27 Mar 1932 in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon; was buried in Forest View Cemetery, Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon.


Generation: 8

  1. 14.  Sarah Branch Descendancy chart to this point (12.Elisha7, 10.Nathan6, 8.Zipporah5, 6.Kesiah4, 4.Jacob3, 2.Mary2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 15 Dec 1914 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1813
    • Alternate death: 13 Dec 1914, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan

    Notes:

    History of Medina County and Ohio (citation details below), naming her as a daughter of Elisha Branch and Sallie Thompson of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, calls her "Mrs. Albert Mead, in Michigan".

    From Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer (citation details below):

    Sarah Branch Mead moved from a New York county to the Lansing area with her brood of six, lived in a log cabin and taught her children (plus the neighbors') how to read from newspapers on the walls, before she was able to add a real book to her copy of the Bible and one by Charles Dickens. I have a photo (circa 1903) of her at least 90, wearing her black bombazine highnecked shirtwaist, wearing her gold wedding ring, and reading the Bible. (I don't believe that many women could read at all at that time.) Of course, it paid off. Grandpa Mead became a proofreader for the Detroit Free Press, a Shakespeare scholar and a "reader" in the Christian Science church! He loved to laugh and tell funny stories. I remember the one about the witches in Macbeth.

    Sarah married Albert Cyrus Mead before 1 Sep 1856. Albert was born about 1825 in Cayuga County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Edwin Albert Mead  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Mar 1851 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; died on 7 Jun 1932 in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried on 10 Jun 1932 in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

  2. 15.  Frank F. Knight Descendancy chart to this point (13.Clara7, 11.Nathan6, 9.Amos5, 7.Amos4, 5.Benjamin3, 3.Abraham2, 1.Reginald1) was born on 11 Aug 1855 in Wisconsin; died on 27 Mar 1932 in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon; was buried in Forest View Cemetery, Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1856, Wisconsin

    Notes:

    Multiple U.S. census records show that both his parents were born in Maine. The 1857 Minnesota territorial census for Fillmore County, where Frank F. Knight later married Martha Stuart, shows Frank Knight, age 2, born in Wisconsin, with parents George and Clara Knight, both born in Maine. The 1875 state census for the same place shows him age 19, born in Wisconsin, with father G. W. Knight, age 53, born in Maine, and mother Clara, 47, also born in Maine.

    Frank married Martha J. Stuart on 21 Jun 1882 in Fillmore County, Minnesota. Martha (daughter of Robert C. Stuart and Nancy E.) was born on 5 Jan 1856 in Olmsted County, Minnesota; died on 5 Jan 1917 in Dilley, Washington, Oregon; was buried in Forest View Cemetery, Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 17. Frederick Stuart Knight  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 May 1884 in Ramona, Lake, South Dakota; died on 29 Jul 1945 in Hood River, Hood River, Oregon; was buried in Forest View Cemetery, Forest Grove, Washington, Oregon.