James Crockett Foster


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James Crockett Foster

  • Born: 18 Aug 1880, Denton, Texas
  • Marriage: Edna M. Fralin circa 1906 in Denton, Texas
  • Died: 27 Nov 1968, Roanoke, VA at age 88
  • Buried: Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke City, VA

bullet  General Notes:

The 1900 Federal Census for Justice Precinct 4, Denton Co., Texas, District 53, page 219B records Crocket Foster (August 1880 - TX/TX/Missouri) as head of household with his sister, Ellen (April 1887) - TX/TX/Missouri) and brothers Samuel Foster (Nov 1888 - TX/TX/Missouri), and Wade Foster (August 1896 - TX/TX/Missouri). Also in the household is grand mother Elizabeth Douglas (May 1824 - Illinois/KY/KY). Elizabeth has had 9 children but only 2 are still living.

See general notes on his wife, Edna Fralin, for additional census facts.

The WWI Draft Registration Card for James Crockett Foster taken Sept 12, 1918 in Denton, Texas records his date of birth as August 18, 1880 and married to Edna Foster. His physical description is medium height and slender build with blue eyes and brown hair.

The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for James Crockett Foster taken April 27, 1942 taken in Roanoke, VA lists his date of birth as August 18, 1880 in Denton, Texas. He is living at 2306 Clover Avenue, Wmsn Road [Williamson] in Roanoke, VA. His nearest relative is listed as his son-in-law, Dwight B. Ferguson of the same address. He is working for G. B. Parker at Stall# 38 at the City Market and his physical description is 5' 11", 135 lbs with blue eyes, gray hair and ruddy complexion.

bullet  Research Notes:

Researching the 1870 and 1880 census records for the parentage for James Crockett Foster seem to point to Henry and Eliza Foster. These two are living next to Richard B. Foster and family in 1880 and in 1870 Henry appears to be the brother of Richard Foster living with their parents Richard B. and Martha Foster:
The 1880 Federal Census for Justice Precinct 4, Denton Co., Texas, District 106, page 152B records Henry J. (20 - TX/TN/TX) and Eliza (18 - Missouri/TN/Missouri) Foster living next door to Richard B. (31 - TN/VA/TN) and Mahala (27 - Missouri/Indiana/Indiana) Foster and their children Thomas (4 - TX/TN/Missouri), John (2 - TX/TN/Missouri) , and Margaret (2/12 - TX/TN/Missouri). Next door is the widow Martha J. Foster (55 -TN/TN/KY) with daughter Mary Louisa (16 - TX/TN/TN).
The 1870 Federal Census for Justice Precinct 4, Denton Co., Texas, District 18, page 200B records Richard (48 - VA) and Martha J. (42 - TN) Foster with children Richard B. (21 - TN), Wm C. (14 - TN), Henry (9 - TX), and Mary (5 - TX). Richard has real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate at $1,275.
The 1860 Federal Census for Grayson Co., Texas, Sheman Texas P. O., page 34 records R. B. Foster (38 - VA) with his wife Martha J. (33 - TN) and children Margaret (13 - TN), R. B. Jr. (10 - TN), Martha (8 - TN), Wm C. (5 - TN), and Thomas (2 - TX). Richard has real estate valued at $4,220 and a personal estate at $5,700 which includes 5 slaves.
The 1850 Federal Census for Giles Co., Tennessee, District 14 records Richard B. (27 - VA) and Martha (23 - TN) Foster with children Margaret (5), James (3), and Booker (1). Richard is employed as a Constatble and has real estate valued at $1,000.

Henry Foster's wife, Eliza, appears to be the daughter of Samuel and Ann Elizabeth Douglass. That family can be found in Collin Co., Texas in 1870 and in Wise Co., Texas in 1880.

From Ancestry World Tree Project - DTharpTX@aol.com
ID: I1513
Name: Richard Booker FOSTER Sr
Birth: 1822 in Tennessee
Death: 15 DEC 1872 in Denton County, Texas
Burial: Wolfe-Foster Cemetery, Denton County, Texas

Marriage 1 Martha Jane CAMPBELL b: 1828 in Tennessee
Martha FOSTER b: in Campbellsville, Giles, Tennessee
Margaret Ann FOSTER b: 1 AUG 1845 in Campbellsville, Giles, Tennessee
Richard Booker FOSTER Jr b: 6 Jul 1849 in Campbellsville, Giles, Tennessee
William Crockett FOSTER b: 7 FEB 1855 in Campbellsville, Giles, Tennessee


James married Edna M. Fralin, daughter of John Peter David Fralin and Virginia Ossie Belcher, circa 1906 in Denton, Texas. (Edna M. Fralin was born on 1 Apr 1889 in Snow Creek, Franklin Co., VA, died on 27 Mar 1982 in Roanoke, VA and was buried in Evergreen Burial Park, Roanoke City, VA.)

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