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The Foster Family

Mary Dalton Foster

Mary Dalton Foster was born on 16 May 1844 in Patrick Co., Virginia, died on 1 Dec 1943 in Roanoke, Virginia at age 99, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia. Mary married John Henry Burgess, son of John Burgess and Mary Weaver, on 2 Apr 1868 in Stella, Patrick Co., Virginia. This was his third marriage. They raised their 10 children at Burgess Creek, near Ridgeway, Henry Co., Virginia.

She was the daughter of:

Abram Penn and Mary Jane (Critz) Foster

Abram Penn Foster was born on 20 Aug 1813 in Patrick Co., Virginia, died on 19 Jun 1891 in Patrick Co., Virginia at age 77, and was buried in Stella, Patrick Co., Virginia. Abram married Mary Jane Critz, daughter of Gabriel Critz and Mary McFarland Dalton, on 19 Dec 1838 in Patrick Co., Virginia. She was born on 22 Sep 1821 in Critz, Patrick Co., Virginia, died on 26 Oct 1892 in Patrick Co., Virginia at age 71, and was buried in Stella, Patrick Co., Virginia.

He was the son of:

Charles and Mary Pauline (Penn) Foster

Capt. Charles Foster was born on 15 Jan 1753 in the Province Of Pennsylvania, and died on 7 Jan 1838 in Patrick Co., Virginia at age 84. He served in the Revolutionary War, and was a representative in the Virginia House of Delegates for many years. He married first Nancy Turner, before 28 Sep 1781. They had about 7 children.

Charles married second Mary Pauline Penn, daughter of Abraham Penn and Ruth Stovall, on 8 Sep 1811 in Patrick Co., Virginia. She was born on 1 Jul 1777 in Henry Co., Virginia, United States and died after 1860 in Patrick Co., Virginia. She was also called Polly. They raised 7 children in Patrick Co., Virginia.

Charles Foster's will

He was the son of:

Mark and Mary (?) Hoff Foster

Mark Foster was born about 1723 and died after 1777 in Henry Co., Virginia. He was a school master in his later years. Mark married the widow Mary Hoff on 13 May 1752 in Christ Lutheran Church, York Co., Province Of Pennsylvania. She was born about 1725 in York Co., Province of Pennsylvania, and died after 1770 in Pittsylvania Co., Colony of Virginia. They had one son born in Pennsylvania, and raised in Virginia.