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Anthony Foster was the youngest child of Anthony and Martha Foster. He was born March 13, 1740 Spotsylvania County, Virginia and died November 3, 1816 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
“Like a building with many pinnacles was the Foster family in former Nashville.
Among it numerous aspiring characters, any
one of which would have given distinction to the whole, towered the lofty
personality of its greatest individual member, Hon. Ephraim H. Foster.
The family structure has risen into the light of modern times from dim crypts of the moldy past deep down, in an age wherein Foster gentlemen were sons of King Pepin, of France, a Foster woman the wife of William the conqueror, and when Knights of the same name were Generals of the decisive battles of Europe.
As though with stone laid upon stone, though worthy deeds done by Fosters was builded up, in noble proportions, with Hon. Ephraim H. Foster as its tower of strength, in our good city.
For six generations, as we learn from the tombs in the City Cemetery, Fosters have lived and loved and died in Nashville. The first official assessment of property in the place (in 1787 listed the Fosters among the principal property owners of the town. They were not laggards in business matters, inactive men in community affairs.From the first they ranked among the most untiring servants of the public good.
In Revolutionary time, just prior to the battle of Yorktown, came Anthony Foster (second of his name), threading the wilderness from Virginia to the Cumberland settlement, bringing in his pocket written instructions from Gen. Washington to place military supplies in the new territory and containing an impressive stimulate to haste in the added suggestions from the chief – “If you get there in time you will make victory possible.” Foster, being a Foster, got there in time. The Indians of the borderland were held in check by the well armed frontiersmen, who thus gave the trained troops in front of Cornwallis uninterrupted opportunity for their task of defeating the British.
The above important letter is in the possession of a descendant of Anthony Foster in Nashville.
Again, he appears in history associated with Gens. Robertson and Sevier in making various Indian treaties and in other responsible capacities.Indeed, we do not find Anthony Foster at any time inactive until he lies at rest in the Nashville City Cemetery beside his wife, Rose Coleman Foster, daughter of Sir Robert Coleman (gentle Justice of the King’s Peace under George II) of Virginia…….”
|Children of Anthony and Virginia Rose Foster|
|1.||Anthony, III born ca 1763 Culpeper Co., VA; died ca 1825; buried Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, TN married Eleanor; buried Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, TN|
|2.||John born ca
1766 Culpeper Co., VA; died ca 1814 Logan Co., KY; married (1) February 20,
1792 Jefferson Co., KY Nancy Teavis.|
She was born ca 1765; died after 1801 (2) after 1800 Bardstown, Nelson Co., KY Nancy Favre. She was born 1773 Nelson Co., KY
Coleman born July 18, 1769 Culpeper Co., VA; died September 27, 1844 Nashville,
Davidson Co., TN; buried Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, TN; married March
She was born April 27, 1770 Danville, Pittsylvania Co., VA; died Bardstown, Nelson Co., TN
|4.||Thomas born ca 1771 Culpeper Co., VA; died ca 1848; married January 2, 1804 Susannah Cox|
|5.||Edmund born ca 1773 Culpeper Co., VA; married Miss Slaughter|
|6.||Sarah born ca 1775 Culpeper Co., VA; married Mr. Gray|
|7.||Hannah born December 11, 1775 Culpeper Co., VA; died August 28, 1883; married November 13, 1797 Thomas Stubblefied.|
|8.||Sarah born 1779 Culpeper Co., VA; married July 10, 1785 John Read|
|9.||Elizabeth born January 12, 1781 Culpeper Co., VA; died June 20, 1830 Bardstown, Nelson Co., TN; married John Slaughter Long, son of Gabriel and Anna Long|
|10.||Rosa born ca 1781 Culpeper Co., VA; married December 17, 1795 Francis Ray|
|11.||Mary Patsy born ca 1783 Culpeper Co., VA; married Mr. Ray|
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