Missing Book

Do you have old family group sheets (FGS) from other researchers? While those old handwritten documents are similar to today’s online trees, they may contain information from sources that are difficult to find.

As I was going thru my folder of FOSTER files yet to be scanned, I came across a group of such FGS for the family of Reverend John Foster. Buried in this pile of records are what appear to be transcriptions from books. A couple of those transcriptions are for my branch of the Foster family. Fortunately, there is enough of a handwritten note to identify the source.

all this is from Charles L. Foster’s ‘A History of Rev. John Foster and his descendants’

This was enough information to locate the book on WorldCat. Unfortunately, the book is not readily available.

Below is the transcription attached to the FGS for John Foster (1733/4-1800) and his wife Elizabeth Lewis.

John Foster was born about 1735 at or near Cumberland, Maryland. He married Eliz­abeth Lewis in 1758. She may have been born in Ireland. After her death in 1780 he married Sarah Cresap, who died in 1795. John died in 1800 in Pike County, Ohio, and is buried there.
John was a remarkable man and more than one volume would be necessary to completely tell his story. Originally thought to have-belonged to the Anglican Church, he took
up with Methodism when that faith first came to America from England. He became a Methodist minister about 1765. His sons Lewis and John also became Methodist ministers.
John also was a Revolutionary War soldier. In the “Archives of Maryland,” Vol. 18, page 47, there is recorded that John enlisted in Capt. Peter Mantz’ “Flying Camp” on
July l3, 1776. “Flying Camp” was a term taken from the French army, and signified that members of that group were equipped and trained to move quickly from one location to another. It follows that soldiers in such an organization must have been men of excep­tional vigor and endurance.
John was owner of several tracts of land in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, one con­sisting of ninety-nine and one-half acres and the other, two hundred and forty acres. At the time of his death he also owned a 1,000-acre tract in Ross County, Ohio, lying along the Scioto River, and another tract of 300 acres in the Peepee Town Bottom. also on the Scioto River.
After the death of his second wife, Sarah, in 1795, John, with most of his family, went by flatboat from what is now Wheeling, West Virginia, to the point where the Scioto River flows into the Ohio. and then upstream to near where Waverly, Ohio, is located. Those who accompanied him on the trip were his daughter Cassandra and her husband, Thomas Chenoweth and their children; son Thomas and his wife Martha (Prather) and children; sons Benjamin, Joseph and Richard.
When Ohio and Kentucky were first settled in the early 1800’s many homesteaders floated down the Ohio River in flatboats. These boats were huge affairs, large enough to carry household goods, farm implements, and even livestock. Upon arrival at their destination, the boats were torn up and the lumber used in constructing cabins.
In the 1700’s whiskey was a commodity used by practically everyone. No stigma
was attached to anyone who made, sold or used it so it was to be expected there
would be much opposition to the tax on whiskey imposed by the federal government
after the Revolution. In an old history of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, appears
a list of men hauled before the court and fined for refusing to pay the tax. John Foster of Bedford County was one of the names on that list.
An early Foster historian wrote that Elizabeth Lewis, Rev. John Foster’s wife
and Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, were related and that her
son, Benjamin, was a member of that group. No real proof of this can be found and Benjamin’s name does not appear on any list of those who participated.

The FGS for Richard Foster (1779-1831) and his wife Rachel Browning included the following information from Charles Foster’s book.

Seth Clark Foster was born in Jackson Township, Pike County, Ohio, in 1821, a
son of Richard and Rachel (Browning) Foster, and the only representative of a once large family, now living in Pike County. He was married in 1830 to Maria, daughter of James and Mary (Condon) Day. -Three children have been born to them–a daughter, Nancy, died in infancy, and two sons, James Richard and Thomas Day. Mr. Foster is one one of the most prominent farmers in the county, and has held some of the respon­sible offices of his township. He has been School Director for eighteen years. He has a farm of 217 acres, and is surrounded by all the comforts of a good home.– From “Early Ohio Families.”
Richard was born in 1779, and resided with his father till manhood, when he went back to Maryland and married Rachel Browning, remaining there until after the birth of two sons. He then returned to Ohio, having inherited the homestead of 300 acres, to which he afterward added 130 more. He was a man of frugal habits, and with the assistance of a kind father, became one of the most prosperous men in the county. He was a member of no church but his influence was always on the side of Christianity and morality. His wife was a member of the Methodist Church. His death was due to hydrophobia, having been bitten by his own dog. Doctors at that time did not know how to treat that affliction.–From “Early Ohio Families”
What an interesting story one could write about Richard’s trip from Ohio back to Maryland to marry Rachel in 1801. There was no public transportation of any kind so he either must have walked or rode horseback. There were no roads, no marked trails, no inns or eating places along the way. There were no bridges over streams and In­dians were none too friendly. Bad weather and wild animals could also have been a problem. Richard probably brought Rachel and his two sons back yo Ohio by joining another group and floating down the Ohio River.

While the page with information on Seth and Richard Foster contains a reference to ‘Early Ohio Families’, I haven’t been able to identify that source. Since the family was from Ross County, Ohio, this may be a reference to ‘Ross County Ohio Families’. If so, this work was published in four volumes by the Ross County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Land on the Wabash

Have you ever tried to track down land deeded in a will, especially when the will doesn’t provide a specific description of the land? That’s my case when trying to identify the land Zebulon Foster received thru the will of his father, Richard Foster.

I will and bequeath unto my
third son Zebulon Foster all the lands I have in the State
of Indiana on the waters of the Wabash River as follows
to wit: That if it should be considered that the said lands
at first cost should be more than his equal share of my
estate hereafter then he shall pay back the overpaid to the
said estate, and I also give to him one sorrel mare in
consideration of services rendered since he was of age, not
to be accounted as any part of his legacy. 

Indiana, Warren. Deed Records, 1827-1901. Film #1977054 DGS 8071879. Richard Foster, June 1831 Vol 11: page 420; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 March 2022.

Fortunately, Richard Foster made it easy to find this land since he purchased the land from the U.S. government. In all Richard Foster purchased four pieces of land

West Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 10 Township 21 Range 9

Certificate
No. 6762

The United States of America
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas, Richard Foster, of Pike county, Ohio
has deposited in the General Land office of the Untied States, a certificate of the Register of th Land Office at Crawfordsville
whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Richard Foster
according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled, “An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for

the West half of the South East quarter of Section ten, in township twenty one North of range nine West in the District of Lands offered for sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing eighty acres

according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been pur-
chased by the said Richard Foster
Now Know ye, That the United States of America in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several
acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and, by these presents, do give and grant, unto the said Richard Foster,
and to his heirs, the said tract above described. To
Have and to Hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said Richard
Foster, and to his heirs and assigns forever

In testimony whereof, I, Andrew Jackson
President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto
affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the tenth day of April in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and of the Independence of the United States the
fifty-third
By the President, A. J.
[G.G.] Commissioner of the General Land Office

Northeast Quarter Section 10 Township 21 Range 9

Certificate
No 6763

The United States of America
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas, Richard Foster, of Pike county, Ohio
has deposited in the General Land office of the Untied States, a certificate of the Register of th Land Office at Crawfordsville
whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Richard Foster
according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled, “An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for

the North East quarter of Section Ten, in township twenty one North of range Nine West in the District of lands offered for sale at Crawfordsville, Indiana, containing one hundred and sixty acres.

according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been pur-
chased by the said Richard Foster
Now Know ye, That the United States of America in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several
acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and, by these presents, do give and grant, unto the said Richard Foster,
and to his heirs, the said tract above described. To
Have and to Hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said Richard
Foster, and to his heirs and assigns forever

In testimony whereof, I Andrew Jackson
President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto
affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the tenth day of April in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and of the Independence of the United States the
fifty-third
By the President, A. J.
[G.G.] Commissioner of the General Land Office

West 1/2 Northwest 1/4 Section 14 Township 21 Range 9

Certificate
No. 8511

The United States of America
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas, Richard Foster, of Pike county, Ohio
has deposited in the General Land office of the Untied States, a certificate of the Register of th Land Office at Crawfordsville
whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Richard Foster
according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled, “An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for

the West half of the North west quarter of Section fourteen in Township twenty-one, North
of Range nine West, in the district of lands offered for sale at Crawfordsville
containing eighty acres

according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been pur-
chased by the said Richard Foster
Now Know ye, That the United States of America in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several
acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and, by these presents, do give and grant, unto the said Richard Foster,
and to his heirs, the said tract above described. To
Have and to Hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said Richard
Foster, and to his heirs and assigns forever

In testimony whereof, I Andrew Jackson
President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto
affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the first day of October November in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine thirty, and of the Independence of the United States the
fifty-fourth fifth
By the President, A. J.
G. G. E. H. Commissioner of the General Land Office

West 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 15 Township 21 Range 9

Certificate
No. 8512

The United States of America
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

Whereas, Richard Foster, of Pike county, Ohio
has deposited in the General Land office of the Untied States, a certificate of the Register of th Land Office at Crawfordsville
whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said Richard Foster
according to the provisions of the act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled, “An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands,” for

the West half of the North East quarter of Section fifteen in Township twenty-one, North
of Range nine West, in the district of lands offered for sale at Crawfordsville
containing eighty acres

according to the official plat of the survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the Surveyor General, which said tract has been pur-
chased by the said Richard Foster
Now Know ye, That the United States of America in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several
acts of Congress, in such case made and provided, have given and granted, and, by these presents, do give and grant, unto the said Richard Foster,
and to his heirs, the said tract above described. To
Have and to Hold the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities and appurtenances, of whatsoever nature thereunto belonging, unto the said Richard
Foster, and to his heirs and assigns forever

In testimony whereof, I Andrew Jackson
President of the United States of America, have caused these Letters to be made Patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto
affixed.
Given under my hand, at the City of Washington, the first day of November in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-thirty, and of the Independence of the United States the
fifty-fifth
By the President, A. J.
E. H. Commissioner of the General Land Office

A search of the First Landowners Project helps me place this land on a map.

Then a look at an 1877 plat map of Warren County reveals that Zebulon Foster still owned the land in Sections 10 and 15. However, the plat map does not indicate an owner of the NE quarter of section 10. Nor does Zebulon Foster own the land that was in section 14.

Now that I’ve identified the ‘Land on the Wabash’, I need to figure out what happened to the land during Zebulon Foster’s lifetime.

Will in Deed Book

Is this an April Fool’s Joke?

Have you ever encountered a will entered into a deed book? I’ve seen those ‘et al’ deeds where the land is split between children, or deeds from the administrator of an estate to a child or children, but I don’t recall ever finding an actual will in a deed book.

However, while searching the deed indexes of Warren County, Indiana for FOSTER deeds, I found the will of Richard Foster on page 420 of volume 11 of the deeds.

Warren County Indiana
Deed records, 1827-1901

Deed records, V. 10-11, 1841-1850 Film 1977054 GS 8071879

Foster Richard Will & Testament Book 11 page 420

IN the name of God Amen, I Richard Foster of the County of Pike
and State of Ohio being sick and weak in body but of sound dis
posing mind and memory and understanding considering the
certainty of death and uncertainty of the time thereof and being
desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better
prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me
home do therefore make and publish this my last will and
testament in manner and form following that is to say firstly
I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my
body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my
Executrix hereinafter named and after my dets and fun
eral charges are paid second I will and bequeath unto my
third son Zebulon Foster all the lands I have in the State
of Indiana on the waters of the Wabash River as follows
to wit: That if it should be considered that the said lands
at first cost should be more than his equal share of my
estate hereafter then he shall pay back the overpaid to the
said estate, and I also give to him one sorrel mare in
consideration of services rendered since he was of age, not
to be accounted as any part of his legacy. Thirdly, I will and
bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachel all the reside of my
lands and covenants with all my goods and shattels moneys
and credits after paying all my just debts so long as she shall
remain my widow for the purpose of raising my children and
to be at her disposal during the — Fourthly I will that at the
death of my wife that the two oldest of my children, to wit
Jeremiah B Foster and John Foster shall account for the ad
vancement made to them as per receipts and Zebulon Foster
according to the bequest made above and then an equal dii
[decid] struck between all my children, to wit, Jeremiah
B Foster, John Foster, Eliza Wilson, Zebulon Foster, Cassandra
Foster, Lemuel G Foster, Asenath Foster, Thomas Foster,
Seth C. Foster and Rachel Foster share and share alike.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint y dear wife
Rachel Foster to sole executrix of this my last will
and testament revoking and annulling all former wills by
me heretofore made satisfying and confirming this and none
other to be my last will and testament. In testimony whereof
I Richard Foster have to this my will consisting of one sheet of paper
set my hand and seal this seventh day oF June in the year
of our Lord God (1831) one thousand eight hundred and thirty
one
(seal)
Signed & Seal in presence of us
Be it known on the day before the above will was wrote the deceased richard Fostr called
on us to bear witness that the above was his will In testimony
whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seals as witness

Indiana, Warren. Deed Records, 1827-1901. Film #1977054 DGS 8071879. Richard Foster, June 1831 Vol 11: page 420; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 March 2022.
Indiana, Warren. Deed Records, 1827-1901. Film #1977054 DGS 8071879. Richard Foster, June 1831 Vol 11: page 420; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 17 March 2022.

Since the version transcribed into the deed book does not identify the witnesses of the will, I looked for the actual will in the records for Pike County, Ohio. The will is recorded on page 54 of volume 1 of Pike County, Ohio will records.

Pike County Ohio
Will Record
Vol. 1
page 54

State of Ohio
Pike County

Pike Court of common Pleas June Term
being the 20th day of June AD 1831

Be it remembered that on this day the last will
and testament of Richard Foster late of Pike county deceased
was [exhibited] in open court and proved by the oaths of Joseph Foster
George Johnston and James Davis in all things agreeable to the statute
in such cases mad and provided as follows to wit”
State of Ohio Pike County
This day personally appeared before the Court of Common Please ina nd
for said County the within name Joseph Foster George Johnston
and James Davis who being duly sworn did depose and say that they
were present at the time of speaking the testamentory words named
in the within instrument by the said Richard Foster, now deceased
that the same was immediately reduced to writing and was read over to the
said Richard Foster and then and there declared to be his last will and
testament and that he then and there desire @ these deponents to bear
testimony that such was his will which they accordingly did and within
six days thereafter attested the same as such that the same was done
and made by the said Richard Foster in his last sickness and that at
the time of making said will he the said Richard was of sound mind
and memory and these deponents are entirely disinterested unto the
subject matter of said will.
Sworn to and subscribed
in open Court June 20th 1831
Joseph Foster
George Johnston
James Davis

And the Court being satisfied that said will has been duly executed
and that the testator was of full age and of sound mind and memory
and not under any restraint at the time of executing the same It
is therefore ordered by the Court that said Will be admitted to record
pursuant to statute which said will reads in the word following “to wit,”
In the name of God Amen
I Richard Foster of the County of Pike and State of Ohio being sick
and week in body but of sound disposing mind memory and
understanding considering the certainty of death and uncertainty of
the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs
and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall
please God to call me home do therefore make and publish this my
last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say
I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to
the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix here
in after named and after my debts and funeral charges are paid
Second I will and bequeath unto my third son Zebulon Foster

page 55
all the land I have in the State of Indiana on the waters of the Wabash river as
follows “to wit” that if it should be considered that the said lands at first
cost should be more than his equal share of my estate hereafter then he shall
pay back the overplus to the said estate andI also givve to him one sorrel
mare in consideration of services rendered since he was of age not to be
accounted as any part of his legacy. Thirdly I will and bequeath unto
my beloved wife Rachel all the reside of my lands and tenements
with all my goods and chattels moneys and credits after paying all
my just bills so long as she shall remain my widow for the purpose
of raising my children and to be at her disposal during the Fourthly
I will that at my death of my wife that the two eldest of my children, “to wit,”
Jeremiah B foster & John Foster shall account for the advancement
made to them as per receipts and Zebulon Foster according to the bequest
made above and them and equal dividend be struck between all my
children, “to wit,” Jeremiah B. Foster, John Foster, Eliza Wilson, Zebulon
Foster, Cassandra Foster, Lemuel G Foster, Asenith Foster, Thomas
Foster, Seth C Foster and Rachel Foster share and share alike
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my dear wife Rachel
Foster to be sole executrix of this my last will and testament revoking
and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and
confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament
In testimony whereof I Richard Foster have to this my will consisting
of one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal this seventh day of June
in the year of our Lord God (1831) one thousand eight hundred
and thirty one
Seal
Signed and sealed in presence of us
Be it known that on the day the above Will was wrote the deceased
Richard Foster, called us to bear witness that the above was his
will. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands as
witness this 13th day of June one thousand eight hundred
and thirty one
Joseph Foster Seal
George Johnston seal
James Davis seal

Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Pike County, Will Record Vol. 1 1815-1865, Richard Foster, 1831; digitized images, FamilySearch (www.famlysearch.org : viewed online 17 March 2022).
Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Pike County, Will Record Vol. 1 1815-1865, Richard Foster, 1831; digitized images, FamilySearch (www.famlysearch.org : viewed online 17 March 2022).

Since these two records are very similar, it is obvious that finding the copy of the will in a deed book is not an April Fool’s joke. This is just another example of why I like to use records found in a Recorder of Deeds office.

Ignored?

As you look at your pedigree chart, do you have ‘favorite’ lines to research? Are there lines that haven’t received as much of your attention? Readers of this blog are well aware that I have favorites – particularly my Crawford line.

While updating my research of Zebulon and Caroline (Ostrander) Foster, it became obvious that I had not equally researched my various lines. The research I had on this family was basically census, marriage and cemetery records. Even though I was aware that Zebulon owned land in Indiana, I had not done any land record research for him.

When looking back over my years of research, accessing these land records is much easier today than when I began my genealogy journey. Prior to the family History Library digitizing their collection of microfilm, I had to travel to access these records. Thus, lines that were in published genealogies were relegated to my ‘ignore for now’ pile. Since a group of researchers, led by Wayne E Dawson, put together The History and Ancestry of Rev. John Foster, 1735-1800, my Foster research got put in the ‘ignore for now’ file.

Thankfully, those deed records have been digitized. While I can’t access the Warren County, Indiana land records from home, I can view them at Seneca Free Library which is an affiliate library. Thus, I only have to travel 0.5 miles to view these records.

A search of the general index to deeds for Warren County, Indiana from 1826 to 1864 revealed quite a few FOSTER records. However, entries for Zebulon Foster did not appear until volume 3 where his first appearance in the index indicates Zebulon Foster purchased land from George Pence in 1854.

Besides Zebulon Foster, there are land transactions for the following Fosters:

  • Joseph Foster
  • Fredrick Foster
  • John Foster – possibly Zebulon’s older brother
  • Jeremiah B Foster – likely Zebulon’s older brother
  • David Foster
  • Lackey Foster
  • Joshua Foster
  • Samuel B Foster
  • John G Foster
  • Houston Foster
  • William Foster
  • Hamilton Foster
  • Paulina Foster
  • William B Foster
  • Arthur Foster
  • Russell Foster
  • Daniel Foster
  • Mary Foster
  • Mary A Foster
  • Henry Foster
  • Polly Foster
  • Horace Foster
  • Richard Foster

While it will take some time to work with all of these deeds, they will help me separate the various FOSTER families in Warren County, Indiana while improving the documentation I have on my Zebulon Foster family and removing that ‘ignored’ status from this line.

Throwback Thursday

Do you ever encounter something related to your recent genealogy research in a strange place? Well that was my experience as I was trailing my great niece thru Science City in Kansas City’s Union Station.

We ended the morning in the train exhibit that included a model railroad. At first my focus was on the trains. Then all of a sudden I looked at the buildings and realized one was a replica of a building where my Crider cousins worked.

According to a newspaper ad, the Crider Brothers Commission Company was in rooms 245-6-7-8-9 of the Live Stock Exchange Building.

So, keep your eyes open! You never know where you will encounter something related to your research.

Mothers in My Tree

#52Ancestors #MothersDay

(Maiden names are being used)

(3) My Mom

  • Four children
  • 1 died infancy

(5) Winnie Letha Currey

  • Three children
  • 1 died in infancy
  • 1 died as a young adult prior to marriage

(7) Pauline Mentzer

  • Five children
  • 1 died around 9 months

(9) Josie Winifred Hammond

  • Seven children
  • 3 boys and 4 girls

(11) Winnie Mae Hutchinson

  • Nine children
  • one baby only lived a month
  • a second baby lived about 5 months
  • son, Henry Currey, died at age 13
  • Winnie died in 1913, leaving Herbert 18, Myrtle 14, Mary 12, Winnie 10, Earnest 7, and Alma 1 1/2
  • Total of 5 boys, 4 girls with 2 boys and 4 girls in 1913 when their mother died

(13) Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts

  • Four children
  • 2 boys and 2 girls

(15) Nettie Adell Wells

  • Five children
  • 3 boys and 2 girls

(17) Mary Foster

  • Five children
  • 2 boys and 3 girls

(19) Sarah Ellen Ralston

  • Hammond Genealogy say 9 children
  • No documentation of first three children: William R. R. Hammond b 1864 and Homer L. Hammond b 1865 and Judson F. E. Hammond b 1866 found at this time
  • First three children have birth dates prior to her marriage
  • A fourth child, Glenn M. Hammond, is listed in the Hammond Genealogy. This child only lived one year. No other documentation found to date
  • Five documented children
  • 2 boys and 3 girls

(21) Angelina Jane Burke

  • Ten children
  • 6 boys and 4 girls

(23) Julia Harding

  • Eleven Children
  • Death dates currently unknown on 4 of the children: Frederick b1867, Cary b1869, Francesca b1879 and Elvira b 1884
  • 7 boys and 4 girls with 4 boys and 3 girls reaching adulthood

(25) Sarah Jane Thompson

  • Two children
  • 1 boy and 1 girl

(27) Rachel Elmeda Christy

  • Eight children
  • Set of twins did not survive. One died when almost one month old and the other died when a little over 3 months old.
  • 2 boys and 6 girls with 2 boys and 4 girls surviving to adulthood

(29) Emeline Minnick

  • Eight children
  • 6 boys and 2 girls

(31) Salome Adell Crandall

  • Four children
  • A boy, Freddie, lived about 7 years
  • A girl, Mary, lived about 9 months
  • Two girls survived to adulthood and married brothers

Zebulon Foster Descendants

1. Zebulon Foster
b: 19 Aug 1808, Pike, Ohio, United States
d: 5 Sep 1889, Warren, Indiana, United States
+Caroline Ostrander
b: 23 Mar 1814, Ross, Ohio, United States
m: 14 Feb 1833, Pike, Ohio, United States
d: 3 Jun 1871, Warren, Indiana, United States


. . . . . 11. Edward Foster
          b: 20 Nov 1833, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 6 Jun 1908, Armstrong, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
. . . . . +Sarah Ann Tillotson
          b: 15 Jan 1834
          m: 24 Aug 1856, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
          d: 6 Aug 1907, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 111. Buel T Foster
                    b: 2 Jan 1857, Warren, Indiana, United States
                    d: 11 Jan 1950, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 112. Horace Foster
                    b: abt 1858, Illinois, United States
                    d: 4 Nov 1860
. . . . . . . . . . 113. Caroline Foster
                    b: abt 1859, Illinois, United States
                    d: 10 Sep 1860
. . . . . . . . . . 114. Sarah L. Foster
                    b: 1861, Illinois, United States
                    d: 1873
. . . . . . . . . . 115. Edwin Stanton Foster
                    b: abt 1862, Illinois, United States
                    d: 14 Oct 1950, Armstrong, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 116. Zebulon Foster
                    b: abt 1864, Illinois, United States
                    d: 18 Mar 1939, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 117. Mary Foster
                    b: abt 1867, Illinois, United States
                    d: 23 May 1912
. . . . . . . . . . 118. Edward Foster Jr
                    b: 19 Aug 1869, Illinois, United States
                    d: 28 Mar 1951, Grant, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 119. Theodore T. Foster
                    b: 13 Oct 1870, Illinois, United States
                    d: 18 Jun 1941
. . . . . . . . . . 11A. Lllian Foster
                    b: abt 1873, Illinois, United States
                    d: 18 Dec 1880
. . . . . . . . . . 11B. William G. Foster
                    b: 2 Nov 1877, Armstrong, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
                    d: 28 Apr 1940, Middlefork Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States


. . . . . 12. Rachel Foster
          b: 20 May 1837, Indiana, United States
          d: 22 Apr 1921, Onarga, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
. . . . . +William B. Crider
          b: 10 Apr 1829, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
          m: 22 Oct 1856, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 15 Feb 1898, Onarga Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 121. Zebulon Crider
                    b: 1 Sep 1857, Indiana, United States
                    d: 18 May 1913, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 122. Mary Crider
                    b: abt 1859, Illinois, United States
                    d: 1931
. . . . . . . . . . 123. Samuel Peter Crider
                    b: 25 Mar 1862, Illinois, United States
                    d: 2 Feb 1926, Jackson, Missouri, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 124. Charles P. Crider
                    b: 26 Jan 1863, Illinois, United States
                    d: 20 Feb 1926
. . . . . . . . . . 125. Minnie Crider
                    b: 18 Jun 1865, Onarga Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
                    d: 13 May 1954
. . . . . . . . . . 126. Dora Crider
                    b: 11 Jan 1871, Illinois, United States
                    d: 13 Dec 1957
. . . . . +J. C. Briggs
          m: abt 1906


. . . . . 13. Eliza W. Foster
          b: abt 1840, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 1926
. . . . . +George T. Bell
          b: 15 Oct 1837, Indiana, United States
          m: 13 Feb 1859, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 2 Jan 1917, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 131. Mary A. Bell
                    b: 31 Jul 1860
                    d: 4 Sep 1860, Warren, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 132. Frankie Bell
                    b: 29 Nov 1861
                    d: 24 Aug 1863
. . . . . . . . . . 133. Carrie Foster Bell
                    b: 11 Jan 1864, Illinois, United States
                    d: 24 Nov 1934, Hillsboro, Fountain, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 134. Hattie Bell
                    b: 5 Dec 1864
                    d: 28 Sep 1867, Warren, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 135. Charles S Bell
                    b: Aug 1866, Wellington, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
                    d: 1949, Lake, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 136. Laura E Bell
                    b: 22 Dec 1871, Wellington, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
                    d: 6 Apr 1936, Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 137. Rosie Bell
                    b: 6 May 1877
                    d: 13 Sep 1878
. . . . . . . . . . 138. Grace Bell
                    b: 3 May 1879
                    d: 15 Jan 1882, Pike Township, Warren, Indiana, United States


. . . . . 14. Mary Foster
          b: 28 Aug 1842, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 21 Jan 1929, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . +Washington Marion Crawford
          b: 21 Apr 1838, Warren, Indiana, United States
          m: 4 Mar 1860, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 23 Aug 1889, Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 141. Ida Kate Crawford
                    b: 18 Dec 1862, Warren, Indiana, United States
                    d: 7 Mar 1934, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 142. Judson Foster Crawford
                    b: 15 Apr 1866, Warren, Indiana, United States
                    d: 19 Feb 1949, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 143. Carrie A Crawford
                    b: 10 Feb 1870, Warren, Indiana, United States
                    d: 20 Jul 1886, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 144. Lida A Crawford
                    b: 22 Dec 1871, Warren, Indiana, United States
                    d: 13 Dec 1945, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 145. Nelson Garfield Crawford
                    b: 29 Oct 1881, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
                    d: 10 May 1957, Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States


. . . . . 15. William F. Foster
          b: Jun 1846, Indiana, United States
          d: 24 Nov 1907, Warren, Indiana, United States
. . . . . +Carrie Briggs
          b: abt 1853, Indiana, United States
          m: 4 Mar 1873, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 12 Dec 1899, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 151. Eva Lucille Foster
                    b: 29 Jul 1880, Warren, Indiana, United States
                    d: 30 Apr 1947, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 152. Laura B Foster
                    b: Oct 1885, Indiana, United States
                    d: 18 Dec 1908, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States


. . . . . 16. Harriet Foster
          b: 14 Oct 1848, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 4 Mar 1906, Watseka, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
. . . . . +John J. Fleming
          b: Oct 1844, Indiana, United States
          m: 17 Sep 1868, West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States
          d: 1933, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 161. Nellie A. Fleming
                    b: 6 Oct 1871, Illinois, United States
                    d: 8 Mar 1923
. . . . . . . . . . 162. Lulu Bell Fleming
                    b: 2 Feb 1874, Illinois, United States
                    d: 15 Apr 1897
. . . . . . . . . . 163. Lala Bell Fleming
                    b: 9 Feb 1873, Illinois, United States
                    d: 2 Nov 1952


+Juliet Fleming
m: 31 Aug 1876, Warren, Indiana, United States

Leota Lorraine

Do you have an actor or actress in your tree? My answer to that question would have been ‘NO’. However, while doing some descendancy research, I discovered a cousin, a second cousin twice removed, who was an actress: Leota Lorraine Crider.

This little detail was included in an article in The Kansas City Star announcing her marriage.

Robert F. Lakenan, Jr. Wed.
Leota Crider, Film Actress, Whose Parents Live Here, Is the Bride
Leota Lorraine Crider, moving picture actress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Crider, 3506 Robert Gillham road, was married yesterday to Robert F. Lakenan, jr., in Pasadena, Cal., a telegram to her parents says.
Robert Lakenan, jr, is vice-president of the Ridge Estate Company. He lives at 32 West Armour boulevard. The marriage was a complete surprise, Mrs. Crider said today, and no details of the future plans of the Lakenans was included in the telegram.
Mrs. Lakenan has been in the “movies” about three years, Mrs. Crider said today. She has been playing in Metro pictures. Her home has been at Hollywood, Cal.
A divorce was obtained by Mrs. Lakenan from her first husband, J. C. Henderson, an insurance man, in 1916. Her petition alleged non-support.
Mrs. Crider said today her daughter always said nothing, not even marriage, would prevent her form continuing her motion picture work.
Robert Lakenan jr., is a widely known young golfer at the Blue Hills Country Club. In the war he was a first lieutenant with Battery C. 53d artillery, C. A. C.

“Robert F. Lakenan, Jr Wed,” The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), 18 May 1920, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 9 March 2021).

Curious about her acting career, I did some searching on Google and found the following:

Then I returned to newspapers to see if I could find an obituary. Since she died in Los Angeles, I started looking for an obituary in the Los Angeles papers and found a very brief obituary.

Lakenan, (Leota Lorraine), loving mother of (Nancy Duke) Simpson, loving grandmother of Gregory Royce Simpson.
Interment in Kansas City, Mo.
Bresee Brothers & Gillette local directors

“Lakenan, (Leota Lorraine),” The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), 11 July 1974, page 67; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 March 2021).

When I searched the Kansas City papers, I did not find her obituary. However, when I removed the date criteria from the search, I found several articles about Leota Lorraine Crider Lakenan and her messy divorce.

  • “On ‘Reefs’ of Hollywood,” The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 13 September 1923, page 7; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 March 2021).
  • “Lakenans May Fight in Court,” The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 1 October 1923, page 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 March 2021).
  • “First Drink form Husband,” The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 16 July 1926, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 March 2021).
  • “Mrs. Robert F. Lakenan, Jr., Wins Divorce,” The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 5 November 1927, page 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 March 2021).

I also found an article about Leota Lorraine’s appearance in ‘The Turning Point’.

Leota Lakenan in Film Here Next Week
Leota Crider Lakenan, film actress and former Kansas City girl, appears as a principal in a photoplay to be featured at the New Royal theater next week. Mrs. Lakenan, whos screen name is Loretta Lorraine, plays in support of Katherine McDonald, motion picture star, in a production entitled “The Turning Point,” from the novel by Robert W. Chambers.
Mrs. Lakenan has been doing pictures for four years. She attended Westport high school, Missouri university and dramatic school in Chicago. She has played supports for several stars and leads in Charles Ray’s comedies.
A few months ago she was married in Los Angeles to Robert Lakenan, jr. former Kansas City club man. Mr. Lakenan served in the war as a captain in the 35th division. Mr. and Mrs. Lakenan are keeping house in Hollywood Cal., and it is reported Mr. Lakenan has interests in western film concern.
Mrs. Lakenan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Crider,Thirty-fifth street and Robert Gillham road. They are spending the summer with their daughter in Hollywood. Mr. Crider is a member of the Lee Livestock Commission firm in the city.

Thanks to my curiosity about the words “film actress” in the marriage announcement, I have learned a lot about my cousin, Leota Lorraine Crider Lakenan.

Crider Brothers

Do you ever ‘stumble upon’ a piece of information that leads to an interesting tidbit of a community’s history? That’s what happened when I was working the leaf hints on my Ancestry tree for the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather, Zebulon Foster.

The hint lead to the obituary of Mrs. Anna N. Crider, widow of Zebulon F. Crider. Even though Zebulon F. Crider is my first cousin 3 times removed, I did not know much about him other than that he was the son of Rachel Foster and grandson of Zebulon Foster. It was Anna’s obituary that mentioned the Crider Commission Company.

Mrs. Anna N. Crider
Widow of Commission Firm Executive Dies in Butler, Mo
Mrs. Anna N. Crider, 84 years old, a long-time resident of Kansas City, died yesterday at a nursing home in Butler, Mo. where she had lived for the last several months.
She was the widow of Zebulon F. Crider, until his death in 1913, the president of the Crider Commission company here. She was born in Hannibal, Mo., and had lived here most of her life, with the exception of a few years spent in St. Louis. Mrs. Crider was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She leaves two nieces Mrs. Ira Peterson, 4316 the Paseo and Mrs. Elmer Kensuick, Los Angeles.
Funeral services will beheld at 10 o’clock Wednesday at the Newcomer chapel.

“Mrs. Anna N. Crider,” The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), 9 October 1951, page 32; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 March 2021).

Curious about the Crider Commission Company, I did some ‘googling’ to find that it was actually called the Crider Brothers Commission Company located in the stock yards of Kansas City, Missouri. The officers of the company included Zeb F. Crider, President, S. P. Crider, Vice-President and C. P. Crider, Treasurer. The company sold cattle, hogs and sheep on consignment.

Armed with death dates, I then went searching for obituaries for these brothers. Zebulon’s obituary is the most informative of the three.

A Pioneer Stockman Dead
Zeb F. Crider Had Spent Twenty-Eight Years in Business Here
Zebulon Foster Crider, 56 years old, president of the Crider Brothers Live Stock Commission Company of Kansas City, died at noon yesterday at the German Hospital, where he had been sick for eight weeks.
Mr. Crider came to Kansas City from Chicago twenty-eight years ago. Prior to that time he had been engaged in the live stock business at the Union Stock Yards. He has been one of the leading factors in making Kansas City the second largest live stock market in the world.
He was born on a farm in Warren County, Indiana, September 1, 1857. He attended the common schools in his county until 16 years old, when he entered the Grand Prairie Seminary at Onarga, Ill., graduating from there in 1877. The next eight years he spent in Chicago. He was married while there.
Mr. Crider was a member of Temple Lodge, No. 295, A.F> and A.M. Oriental Chapter, No. 102, the Council Oriental Commandery, No. 35. He was a thirty-second degree Mason and a Shriner. He was also a charter member of the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange. At his request the Scottish Rite Masons will conduct the funeral service at Scottish Rite Hall, Fifteenth Street and Troost Avenue at 9 o’clock Tuesday night. Burial will be private and at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Crider is survived by the widow and a son, George, 16 years old; his mother in Onarga, Ill.; his sisters, Mrs. Mollie I Whipple, Lecompton, Kas.; Mrs. Dora E. Van Nest, Lawrence, Kas.; Mrs. Minnie B. Anderson, Donovon, Ill., and his brothers, S. P. Crider 2208 Olive Street, and C. P. Crider, 3217 Washington Street, Kansas City.

“A Pioneer Stockman Dead,” The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri), 19 May 1913, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 March 2021).

Charles Crider’s obituary provides less information about the Crider Brothers Commission Company. However, it does provide a couple of clues for learning more about their lives as ‘commission men.’

Charles P. Crider Dead
End Comes to Commission Man After Several Months’ Illness
Charles P. Crider, 63 years old, 3640 Pennsylvania avenue, president of the Crider Brothers Commission Company, died today at St. Joseph’s hospital after an illness of several months.
Mr. Crider was a veteran member of the Kansas City Livestock Exchange, and was one of the most widely known commission men in Kansas City. He was a charter member of the Kansas City Athletic Club, a member of the Hoof and Horn Club and Temple lodge No. 299, A. F. and A. M.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel Crider, a son, Charles P. Crider, jr. and a daughter, Esther Crider of the home; three sisters Mrs. C. W. Anderson, Onarga, Ill,; Mrs. H. G. Van Neste and Mrs M. E. Whipple, both of Lawrence, Kas.
Funeral service will be at 3 o’clock Monday at the Newcomer chapel and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

“Charles P. Crider Dead,” The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), 20 February 1926, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 March 2021).

The obituary for Samuel Crider was even less informative.

Crider – Samuel Crider, 63 years old, died today at Castle Rest Home, 9600 Van Horn road. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Nancy Crider, Berkeley hotel, 315 West Thirty-eighth street; two dauthers, Miss Bess Crider, Berkeley hotel, and Mrs. Robert F. Lakeman, Hollywood, Cal., and a brother C. P. Crider, 3610 Pennsylvania avenue.

“Deaths in Greater Kansas City,” The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), 2 February 1926, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 March 2021).

An advertisement in the 26 January 1900 issue of the Kansas City Star not only provide a market report but also insight into the workings of the Crider Brothers Commission Company.

“Crider Brothers Commission Company,” The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), 26 January 1900, page 8; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 March 2021).

As I was researching the Crider Brothers Commission Company and the Kansas City Stockyards, I found that the Kansas City Public Library received a grant to process a collection of historical documents from the Kansas City Stockyard. The post, Kansas City Cattle King: Relics of the Stockyards, provides additional information on this project.

Mary Foster Crawford

1.  Mary Foster13 was born on 28 Aug 1842 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States.413 She was the child of Zebulon Foster and Caroline Ostrander.12

     Mary Foster was listed in the household of Zebulon Foster on the 1850 census in Warren County, Indiana. According to the census, Mary was 8 years old and born in Indiana..1415 Mary Foster was listed in the household of Zebulon Foster on the 1860 census in Warren County, Indiana. According to the census, Mary was 17 years old..16

     She married Washington Marion Crawford on 4 Mar 1860 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States.8,12,1725

     On 3 Aug 1861.  Mary Crawford’s husband, Washington Marion Crawford, enlisted as a Sergeant in Company H of the 2nd Regiment of the New York Cavlary, also known as “Harris Light Horse”.26

     On on 18 Dec 1862, Ida Kate Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12

      On 22 Sep 1863, Mary Crawford’s husband, Washington Marion Crawford was captured at Liberty Milles in Orange County, Virginia. He was held prisoner at Belle Isle and Andersonville before being released in December of 1864..2627

     On on 15 Apr 1866, Judson Foster Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12 On on 10 Feb 1870, Carrie A Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States. On on 22 Dec 1871, Lida A Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12

     Mary Crawford was listed as the wife of Marion Crawford on the 1880 census in Warren County, Indiana. According to the census, Mary was 37 years old and born in Indiana..28 On on 29 Oct 1881, Nelson Garfield Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.12

     She lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1884.12 M Crawford was listed as a 38 year old white female born in Indiana  in the household of M Crawford in the 1885 census living in Dodge City, Kansas. Also living in the household were Ida K Crawford, J. F. Crawford, C A. Crawford, L A Crawford and N G Crawofrd. Likely boarders included R Briggs, L A. Beardsley, Robt Findley, J. D. Roy and J. J. Edwards.29

     Mary witnessed the death of Carrie A Crawford on 20 Jul 1886 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.3038 She purchased Lot 37 of the Prairie Grove Cemetery Association in May 1889 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.3941

     She witnessed the death of Washington Marion Crawford on 23 Aug 1889 in Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States.12,19,23,35,40,4251 Mary lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 5 Sep 1889.52 She received pension for her husband’s service during the civil war on 23 Nov 1889 in Kansas.53 She  purchased a lot in Lewis Post No. 294 G.A. R. Cemetery on 24 Jan 1893 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.40

     Mary Crawford was listed as a 52 year old white female boardinghouse owner who was born in  Indiana on the 1895 Kansas census living in Dodge City. Also listed in the household were Lyda Crawford, a 23 year old female and Nelson Crawford, a 13 year old male. Boarders in the household included Edward Millard, Carrie Millard, Stanley Millard, Harry Leidigh and Fred Dawson.54 Mary registered to vote in 1897 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.55 In 1899 she operated a boarding house in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.56

     Mary Crawford was listed on the 1900 US Census as the head of household. According to the census, Mary was born Aug 1843 in Indiana. Thus she was 57 years old at the time. She was listed as a widow. Also living in the household was her son, Nelson Crawford.57 In Mar 1901, she was a member of the Home Missionary Society serving as president in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.58 In Aug 1901 Mary had rooms for rent at the corner of 2d Ave and Elm Street in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.59 She had two furnished rooms for rent on 2 Oct 1902 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.60 Mary Crawford was listed as a 62 year old female head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1905 Kansas census living in Dodge City, Kansas. Also living in the household was 21 year old Nelson Crawford. Probably boarders in the household were C M Sumwalt, Grace Sumwalt and Clare Sumwalt.61 She lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1906.62

     Mary  sold by warranty deed to Peter Hinemann for $2000 the SE 1/4 Sect 31 Twp 28 Range 26 on 18 Oct 1907 in Ford, Kansas, United States.40 She sold land being lot 6 of block 47 on 30 Jan 1909 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States to Nelson Garfield Crawford.40

     Mary Crawford was listed as a 67 year old widowed head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1910 census in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Also living in the household was a 24 year old female border, Mary Jones.63

     She witnessed the marriage of George James Allen and Bernice Crawford on 10 Nov 1911 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.6466

     Mary Crawford was listed as a 72 year old head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1915 Kansas census living in Dodge City, Kansas.6768 Mary lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1919.69 Mary Crawford was listed as a 77 year old widowed head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1920 census in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Mary Crawford was living at 911 Second Street. Also listed at that address were Charles and Leona Ramsey..7072

     She  visited West Lebanon, Indiana in Sep 1920.73

     She lived at 911 2nd in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1924.74 Mary Crawford as an 82 year old female head of household who was born in Indiana on the 1925 Kansas census living in Dodge City, Kansas.75

     Mary died on 21 Jan 1929 at the age of 86 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.6,1213,35,7682 She was buried on 23 Jan 1929 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.35,76,8384

        1. 1895 Kansas Census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas state census, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]); Kansas State Historical Society. [FileNumber]

        2. , 1905 Kansas State Census, , , . (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), Ford Co. page 43, line 1, dwelling #295, family #319 (Doc. #: CRAWFORD.CEN.006).

        3. 1925 Kansas Census, Ford County Kansas, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID] Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]). [FileNumber]

        4. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Mary Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.KS.150)

        5. Crawford, Mary, death certificate #229 880 (23 January 1929), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

        6. Illustriana Kansas (: , 1933)

        7. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Mary Crawford.

        8. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 7.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        9. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_49; Line: 28.

        10. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Roll: ks1915_88; Line: 27.

        11. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1895 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: v115_48; Line: 7.

        12. “Death Message,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 26 January 1929, page 11; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2019).

        13. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 19 December 2020), memorial for Mary Foster Crawford (1842-1929), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110358672, created by Marcia Philbrick, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Tim Tompkins, Mary Foster Crawford.

        14. 1850, Warren County Indiana, Population Schedule, Pike Township, Warren County, Indiana, Page 6 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], family 56, Zebulon Foster; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432

        15. 1850, Warren County Indiana, Population Schedule, [CivilDivision:Abbrev], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID:Abbrev], [Person].[FileNumber]

        16. 1860 U.S. Census, Warren County, Indiana, population schedule, Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana, page 23, household 161, Washington Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

        17. Certified Copy of Marriage License, Warren County, Indiana, Washington M Crawford / Mary Foster.

        18. Indiana WPA, compiler, Index to Marriage Records Warren County, Indiana 1853-1920 (: , 1939), book 4, page 377 (Crawford.IN.042).

        19. “Warren Republican”, (Warren County Indiana), Obituary of Marian Crawford 5 Sept 1889;

        20. Marriage Record, (Crawford.IN.094).

        21. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 2005.

        22. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford (: U.S. Government), Affidavit of Cobrath Hall.

        23. Washington Marion Crawford family, The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments with the Apocrypha (Philadelphia: John Edwin Ptter, 1865); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS. Hereinafter cited as Family Bible Washington M. Crawford.

        24. “Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Washington Crawford.

        25. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (December 2018), Mary Foster.

        26. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        27. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, Affidavit of James A Miller.

        28. 1880 U.S. Census, Williamsport, Warren, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, SD 4, ED 64, page 20 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 223, Marion Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2016); NARA microfilm publication T9

        29. 1885 Kansas State Census, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas state census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Page 23, household 6, M Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        30. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Carrie A. Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.Washington.NOTEBOOK).

        31. Obituary, Dodge City Democrat, Dodge City, KS, 24 July 1886, Page 3, col 3, (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.015).

        32. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, (Doc. Crawford.KS.151).

        33. “Miss Carrie Crawford …,” digital image, Dodge City Times (Dodge City, Kansas), 22 July 1886; digital image, Chronicling America (chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : viewed online April 2017).

        34. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online November 2016), memorial for Carrie A. Crawford (?-1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. #112673752,

        35. Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

        36. “Dust to Dust,” obituary Carrie Crawford, Dodge City Times (Dodge City, Kansas), 27 July 1886, page 5; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        37. “Miss Carrie Crawford,” page 4.

        38. “Dust to Dust,” The Dodge City Globe (Dodge City, Kansas), 27 July 1886, page 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        39. “Real Esate Transfers,” page 2.

        40. Ford County Kansas, , [VolumePage]; [ItemOfInterest], [RecordDate]; Register of Deeds, Dodge City Kansas.

        41. , “”, Treesearcher : April 1967, vol. 9 no. 2.

        42. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Marion Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.Washington.NOTEBOOK).

        43. Dropped Dead, Ford County Republican, Dodge City, Kansas, Aug 21 1889, Aug. 21, 1889, vol. 3 no. 43,.

        44. Obituary, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, 5, col. 4 (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        45. Report of Coroner’s Inquest in death of Washington M. Crawford: Report of Coroner’s Inquest (Crawford.Washington.Notebook), (23 Aug 1889). Hereinafter cited as Coroner’s Inquest Death of Washington M. Crawford.

        46. “United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004763357_00251?cc=1913388 : accessed 12 February 2016), Cooper, A. D. – Dery, Edward > image 251 of 876; citing NARA microfilm publication M1845 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

        47. Resolution, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, 5, (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        48. Ancestry.com, Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; NAI Number: 616171; Record Group: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92; Series Number: M1845; Roll: 5.

        49. “Mustered Out,” The National Tribune (Washington, District of Columbia), 17 October 1889; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online February 2019).

        50. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online March 2019), memorial for Washington Marion Crawford (1838-1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110358581,

        51. Ford County Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 21 August 1889, page 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        52. “Zebulon Foster,” Obituary, The Warren Republican,  (Warren County, Indiana), 19 September 1889; Public Member Story, kygranny_1, submitter,  linked to Zebulon Foster, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com,  posted 31 Jan 2012.

        53. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Crawford, Mary, 1889 Nov 23; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).

        54. 1895 Kansas Census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas state census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, page 34, household 266, Mrs Mary Crawford.

        55. “Voters Register, 1886-1902,” ; microfilm, page 27; Records of the City of Dodge City, Kansas 1875-1928; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas. 1897 Ladies.

        56. “Local Brevities,” The Globe-Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 26 January 1899, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        57. 1900 U.S. Census, Warren County, Indiana, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, ED 49, Sheet 1B Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 273, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T623

        58. [ArticleTitle], Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, [Date], [Page], 14 March 1901 page 5 col. 4 (Crawford.KS.129).

        59. “Local,” The Globe-Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 29 August 1901, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        60. Local News, Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, October 2, 1902, page 5, (Doc. #: CRAWFORD.KS.139).

        61. 1905 Kansas State Census, Ford County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], image 28 of 42, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : vieewd online October 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        62. “Watseka Republican”, (Watseka, Illinois), “Obituary of Mrs. Harriet Foster Fleming” 7 March 1906;

        63. 1910 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Ward 3, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, Ed 46, sheet 11B, household 16, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); NARA microfilm publication T624

        64. Crawford, Judson F., Judson F. Crawford Family Bible (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS, photocopy in Crawford.Washington.Notebook. Hereinafter cited as Family Bible Judson F. Crawford.

        65. Dodge City Globe Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), Dodge City, Kansas, 16 Nov 1911, page 5, col. 1 (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.013).

        66. Ford County Kansas Marriage Records: License Book 1903-1912 p447 / Affidavit Book C p 447, Ford County Clerk, Dodge City, Kansas

        67. Dodge City Directory (: ), 1915-1916 Vol. 1, p.39

        68. 1915 Kansas State Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, page 33 Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 254, Crawford Mary; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        69. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, [ItemofInterest], [RecordDate]; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]). Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture.

        70. , Etrick’s Directory of Ford County 1920 (Dodge City, Kansas: Etrick Printery, 1920), ; digital image, Heritage Quest (interactive.ancestryheritagequest.com : accessed ). (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), viewed online; September 2016; 27; Crawford.

        71. 1920 U.S. Census, Ford County, Kansas, population schedule, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, ED 55, sheet 5B Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 127, Mary Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625

        72. “Injury Fatal to M. R. Crawford”, Dodge City Journal, (Dodge City Kansas), 29 July 1920, p. 1 col. 1; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        73. “Local News,” West Lebanon Gazette (West Lebanon, Indiana), 30 September 1929, page 1; digital image, Newspaper Archives (www.newspaperarchive.com : viewed online August 2019).

        74. Ford County (Kansas) Directory (: , ), 1924, City of Dodge City (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.008).2

        75. 1925 Kansas Census, Ford County Kansas, Dodge City, page 4 (image 92 of 202), 911 2nd, Mary Crawford.

        76. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Mary Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.KS.151).

        77. Dodge City Daily Globe, , “Funeral Wednesday for Mrs. Crawford” 22Jan 1929, page 1, col. 3.

        78. [Name], [Jurisdiction] death certificate [CertificateNo] ([Date]).

        79. Hulpieu Swaim Funeral Home Records [Dodge City, Kansas] (: ), 1926-1930  (Crawford.KS.075)

        80. “Dodge City Journal”, (Dodge City, Kansas), “Mr. Mary Crawford, Pioneer Is Dead,” 24 Jan 1929;

        81. “Death Comes Suddenly to Mother of Dodge Postmaster,” obituary, Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kansas), 22 January 1929; online image, MyHeritage (www.myheritage.com : viewed online May 2016).

        82. “Attica,”  Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 28 January 1929, page 7; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2019).

        83. Computer Printout for Maple Grove Cemetery (Dodge City, KS: Dodge City, Kansas, 5/29/1985), Record #13017 Z2, Lot 7 Block 60 WGAR (Crawford.KS.080)

        84. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Mary Foster Crawford (1842-1929), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110358672,

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