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42K. John Flewelling of Halton County, Ontario

  JOHN FLEWELLING married MARY, whose surname is said to have been WATT or WATTS. No dates are available for their births or deaths. They were born before 1780, and a case can be made for believing that John was born ca. 1768. On 7FEB1809, John and Mary sold 150 acres of the land he had inherited from his father near Kingston, Kings Co., NB to his brother, Thomas, Jr.; (deed of conveyance amongst papers of Obdur Alman Flewelling of Oak Point donated to the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John, NB.) This was most likely preparatory to their move to Upper Canada.
  In 1811, while in Grimsby Township, Lincoln Co., Ontario, a petition for land shows that John left New Brunswick about the time (probably shortly before) as his father's death. Also, that in 1811, he and Mary had ten children. By 1819, John was in Nelson Township, Halton Co., Ontario (still with ten children), and was there until at least 1835. While his children cannot be positively identified, some are most likely his children because of their association with Nelson Township.
  Some Flewelling grave sites in or near Halton Co. are reported at a Halton-Peel OGS web site at:
http://www.hhpl.on.ca/localhistory/metasearch.asp#Cem
to be in the following cemeteries:
FLEWELLING
Salem United, Lot 1 Conc 5, Nelson
East Plains United, Burlington, Nelson
Munn's United Church, Lot 15 Conc 1 SDS, Trafalgar
Boston Mills, Lot 33 Conc 3W, Chinguacousy
Brampton Public - Brampton, Lot 6 Blk A&C Plan BR13 Conc 1E, Chinguacousy
and another at:
FLEWELLYN
St Jude's - Oakville, Lot 17 Conc 4 SDS, Trafalgar
  Amongst their children are:
42K1. ELIZABETH FLEWELLING b. NB ca. 1787-90, d. ONT 4NOV1862 aet. 72 years, m. 1st ca. 1805 WILLIAM JOSIAH FOSTER, s/o Josiah and Sarah (Parks) Foster; m. 26APR1834 2nd ISAAC SMITH (b. NJ ca. 1779, d. Grimsby Twp. Lincoln Co., ONT 12AUG1840; m. 1st 12AUG1840 Elizabeth Pettit (b. 11SEP1784, d. 25MAR1832), d/o Andrew and Sarah (Smith) Pettit), s/o John and Hannah (Wilcox) Smith
42K2. MARY FLEWELLING m. (Spack Notes) 1815 JOHN ALBERT BASTEDO (b. Stamford, Welland Co., ONT ca. 1792, d. Woolich Twp., ONT 17DEC1844), s/o Jacob and Clarissa (Van Slyke) Bastedo
42K3. ABEL B. FLEWELLING b. 1800, m. ELIZABETH ("BETSEY") DOUGLAS (b. Scotland NOV1812 or Montgomery Co., NY 14DEC1806, d. Dereham Twp. Oxford Co., ONT 25FEB1866 or 24MAY1868), d/o John and Patience Douglass
42K4. MAPLET FLEWELLING b. in New Brunswick ca. 1800 (or 18MAR1797. [Census returns for Halton Co, and her death certificate make this date unlikely, and point to her having been born ca. 1800.]), d. Nelson Twp., Halton Co., ONT 16NOV1870, bur. Mount Vernon Cemetery, Nelson Twp., Halton Co., ONT, m. JOHN McCARTER (b. New Brunswick 23MAY1791, d. 25FEB1866), s/o Isaiah and Abigail (Land (m. 1st? _____ Birney)) McCarter
42K5. CALEB G. FLEWELLING b. 1802, d. 7DEC1877, m. LYDIA ZIMMERMAN (b. 1JUL1809 (ca. 1812 in 1881)), d/o Matthias P. and Annie (Cramer) Simmerman
42K6. JOSEPH A. FLEWELLING b. NB ca. 14JUN1805, d. Beamsville, Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co. ONT 25NOV1857 aet. 51 years. 5 months and 11 days, bur. First Baptist Cemetery in Beamsville, ONT, m. ca. 1826 MARTHA (or MARGARET) POWERS (b. ca. 1807-8, m. 2nd JAN1865 Arthur Hare), d/o Richard and Mary Powers
42K7. JOHN FLEWELLING b. ca. 1809, d. 8OCT1854, m. Grimsby, Lincoln Co., ONT (by the Rev. Black) 15APR1829 NANCY SHAW
"I just wanted to share with you some information which I have just uncovered and I would like your thoughts on it. In a book called "Men of Upper Canada Militia Nominal Rolls, 1828-1829" I found an Abel FLEWELLING listed. The information is as follows:
Under the "4th Regiment Lincoln Militia" (Residences of correspondents in the Adjutant General's incoming mail for 1824--1825 suggest that 4th Lincoln consisted of Grimsby and probably also Caistor, Clinton and Gainsborough. [RG9, IBI, Vols. 11 & 12]
[P. 325] "10th Company"
No. 438 FLEWELLING, John Age 19
No. 439 FLEWELLING, Abel Age 27

Under "4th Regiment Lincoln Militia", 8th Company, there were a number of SNYDER's including an Adam.
No. 324 SNYDER, Adam Age 29"
42K8. GEORGE FLEWELLING b. ca. 1809, m. JERUSHA ZIMMERMAN (SIMMERMAN) (b. ca. 1811), d/o Matthias P. Simmerman
42K9. HIRAM FLEWELLING b. ca. 1813, m. AGNES _____ (b. ca. 1814-15)
  42K1. ELIZABETH FLEWELLING
  Elizabeth Flewelling b. NB ca. 1787-90, d. ONT 4NOV1862 aet. 72 years, m. 1st ca. 1805 William Josiah Foster (b. NB), s/o Josiah and Sarah (Parks) Foster; m. 2nd 26APR1834 Isaac Smith (b. NJ ca. 1779, d. Grimsby Twp. Lincoln Co., ONT 12AUG1840; m. 1st 27JAN1804 Elizabeth Pettit (b. 11SEP1784, d. 25MAR1832), d/o Andrew and Sarah (Smith) Pettit), s/o John and Hannah (Wilcox) Smith.
  Elizabeth is, perhaps, the most conjectural of John and Mary Flewelling’s children. It is not even certain that her maiden name was Flewelling; yet, there is no other rational reason why she should have had a son, John Flewelling Foster. Accepting that she was a Flewelling, time, circumstances and a process of elimination almost dictate that she was John Flewelling’s daughter; and it has been a bit of a puzzle as to why he did not have a daughter, Elizabeth.
  At the Ancestry.com, Lincoln Co. board, an anonymous person posted:
"Isaac Smith was the Widower. Isaac Smith b. in New Jersey, 17 Dec. 1779 d. 1840. Son of John Smith, Loyalist who was the son of Joseph & Rachel Smith and his wife Hannah d.o. Benjamin & Elsey (Lanning) Wilcox.(Smith info. goes from Pg. 41 to 59.)
Married Elizabeth, dau. of Andrew & Sarah Pettit, 26 Jan. 1804. They lived on Lot 20, Conc. I-II, Grimsby Township.
Elizabeth died in 1832 and Isaac md. secondly Elizabeth, widow of John Foster, April 26, 1834. John D. (Dorland) could have been Elizabeth's grandmother's name or Isaac's grandmother's name, or the name of one of his sponsors at his baptism but I would pick John Dorland as named after one of the Smith relatives, i.e. the naming pattern, eldest son named after father's father, eldest daughter named after mother's mother, etc."
  A more precise citation of some of the sources of information on Isaac Smith also comes from Anonymous (Ancestry.com, Lincoln County board, 19APR2004), who wrote:
Annals Of The Forty No. 8 - SMITH of Grimsby Twp.
JOHN SMITH son of Joseph & Rachel Smith, was born 22 Aug. 1754, came to Canada in 1787.died Aug.26, 1826 Location Ticket Lot 17, Conc. I & II Grimsby Twp. John married Hannah,b.13 Aug. 1759 d. 12 July 1838. d.o. Benjamin & Elsey (Lanning) Wilcox. Buried at the Fifty Burying Ground in Saltfleet Twp.
Children: ISAAC SMITH b. in New Jersey 17 Dec. 1779 d. 1840. Married Elizabeth d.o. Andrew & Sarah Pettit, 26 Jan. 1804. Res. Lot 20, Conc I-11, Grimsby Twp. Elizabeth d. in 1832 and Isaac md. secondly Elizabeth, widow of John Foster, April 26, 1834. (That's what it says but the Annals of the Forty were word of mouth and it could be incorrect).
One of Isaac Smith's daughters, Lavinah b. 27 March 1816, md. John Foster on 20 Oct. 1835. They lived in Nelson Twp. Halton County. The Annals Of The Forty No.8 contain pgs.41 to 59 on the various Smith Families.
  Another Isaac Smith appears in an entry of, Loyalist Lineages of Canada: 1783-1983, Toronto Branch, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, Generation Press, Agincourt, ONT, 1984, Lynn A. Morgan, MLS, general editor, p. 612. There, he is given as b. NJ ca. 1771, d. 11NOV1851, bur. Millgrove Cem., m. 1st Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT Anne Showers (b. Fort Wyoming, PA 24MAR1774, d. 22DEC1852, bur. Millgrove Cem.) They lived in Dundas, ONT; and their children were: Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary, John Franklin, Joseph, Ann, Martha, Rachael and Isaac Alexander Smith. Mary Smith m. Isaiah Karlie Millard, s/o David Millard and Mary Foster. Mary Foster was the d/o Elias and Ann Foster; where Elias may have been William Josiah Foster’s uncle, or even father. In any case, it becomes clear that William Josiah Foster was very likely related to Elias Foster, and a member of the same family.
  The information on Elizabeth and her descendants is based on a compilation by Jack W. Peltier of Calgary, Alberta, and sent 13OCT2003. Much of this is speculative, but based on reasonable premises.
  William Josiah Foster may be the same who, with Thomas Flewelling of Oak Point, his sons, and sons of John Flewelling, Jr., applied for land in Kings Co., NB in 1807. Jack Peltier notes a reference to this is at the PANB web site: "NB Provincial Archives, RS 108 Land Petitions: William Foster is named in an 1807 Petition in Kings Co, Microfilm F4171 Petition of Caleb Flewelling also named are Adam, Jacob, James, John & Thomas Flewelling."
  In the 1852 census of Grimbsy Twp., Lincoln Co., ONT were Isaac Smith (29, b. ONT; his wife, Mary A. (26, b. ONT) and probably his daughter, Keturia (1, b. ONT.) With them was Elizabeth Smith (65, b. NB a widow) and James G. Foster (28, farmer, b. ONT.)
  Jack Peltier notes that Marilyn Jackson (Referring to a, ‘Herbert V. Book’, published 1963, p. 303), that John Smith and Hannah Wilcox came to Upper Canada in 1787. Isaac Smith received a grant of land in Trafalgar Twp., Halton Co., ONT, and in 1831 gave this land to John Darlin Smith (p. 310.) Isaac’s daughter by his first marriage, Levinah (Lovina) Smith m. John Flewelling Foster, believed to have been Elizabeth’s son by her first marriage.
  Sarah Foster, believed to have been Elizabeth’s daughter, is, by the 1852 census, given as b. Ontario ca. 1806. This needs to be verified as the two most likely candidates as Elizabeth’s father are John Flewelling of Halton Co., ONT and James Flewelling, s/o John Flewelling, Jr. of Westfield Parish, Kings Co., NB. It can be shown that John was in NB as late as 1809, and that James was in NB as late as 1807.
  There is also the question as to when Elizabeth was born. The 1852 census gives her age as 65 years (b. ca. 1787) and the 1861 census, when she was with James G. Foster, gives her age as 74 (also b. ca. 1787.) Her age at death, in 1862, however, is given as 72 years (b. ca. 1790.)
  Two of William and Elizabeth’s children are found at one of Bill Martin’s sites. This one might be called, Early Records of St. Mark’s and St. Andrew’s Churches, Niagara, and were first published in, Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records, Volume 3, Toronto, 1901, pp. 7-73. These show the baptisms of Mary Ann Foster and William Josiah Foster, children of William and Elizabeth Foster, 13JAN1823. There is a note to the effect that this family was on 18 Mile Creek (between Jordan Harbour and Grimsby Creek.)
  Susan Wylie (New Brunswick GenForum, # 2682, 11APR2004) notes from, Early New Brunswick Probate Records, by R. Wallace Hale, p. 157:
"Josiah FOSTER
Grand Lake, parish of Waterborough, Queens Co. Will dated Oct. 11, 1833, proved Nov. 9, 1833
Son John FOSTER the upper lot of land and half the grist mill, he to support his mother during his life. Daughter Frances WOOD, the sawmill lot and the sawmill and the other half of the grist mill. Son Stephen FOSTER, the lot of land he has in his possession. Son Joshua FOSTER, 15 shillings. The heirs of my son William, 5 shillings, if demanded. Wife Sarah FOSTER "all my Chattle and Household property". John FOSTER and Doctor James WOOD, executors.
Witnesses: John ARMSTRONG, William MOWAT, David McINTOSH
INVENTORY: Dated Oct. 29, 1833, valued real and personal estate at 1,227 pounds by John ARMSTRONG and David McINTOSH."
An intriguing element of this record is that Josiah is shown to have had a son, William, who lived to marry and have children, was dead by 1833, and would have appeared to have left the province. This is consistent with William Foster in Lincoln Co., Upper Canada as late as 1823, when two of his children were baptized there, and who was dead by 1834, when his wife re-married.
  It becomes increasingly likely that William was the s/o:
JOSIAH FOSTER b. Elizabeth, New Jersey 11JUN1758 (this may be a baptism as he is given as b. in St. John’s Church), d. Waterborough Parish, Queens Co., NB 9NOV1833, m. SARAH PARKS (b. Kingswood Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ ca. 1763, age 76 years in 1839 in Queens Co., NB, living in 1843), d/o Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Parlee) Parks.
  Josiah and Sarah appear to have married shortly before 1783, as her 1838 petition says she came to NB with her husband.
"Josiah was a Corporal in the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers, came to New Brunswick with his regiment on the Duke of Richmond bound for the River Saint John. He received a grant of land above Fredericton, only to have it escheated. Josiah married Sarah Park and had nine children so states her petition for assistance in 1839, this was a pension given to 'Old soldiers and widows of the soldiers of the Revolutionary War'. (RS566I2/1 1839)"

Josiah was a Corporal in the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers, came to New Brunswick with his regiment on the ‘Duke of Richmond’ bound for the River Saint John. He received a grant of land above Fredericton, only to have it escheated. Josiah married Sarah Park and had nine children so states her petition for assistance in 1839, this was a pension given to 'Old soldiers and widows of the soldiers of the Revolutionary War'. (RS566 12/1 1839) Josiah later received three lots of land on the Grand Lake, very near to where some of the Parke family settled. This property had a nice stream running through it, so Josiah built the firs saw mill in the area and the village became known as 'Mill Cove'. The saw mill later burned and then Josiah built a grist mill on the same site. Josiah and Sarah's family scattered and the property was sold, the will probate only lists five children. Some may not be living at that time.
  Josiah in muster list of 2nd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers, 14JUL1784 at:
http://www.royalprovincial.com/genealogy/settle/lnd2njv.shtml
Also listed: Joseph Parks and Nathaniel Parks. Also, Josiah in muster list of Capt. John Barberie’s Company of the 3rd Battalion of the NJV, 24FEB-24APR1781, as a corporal at:
http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/musters/3njv/njvbarbarie1.htm
According to one of Sarah’s petitions for widow’s benefits, he served for seven years.
  Sarah owned Lots 3, 4 and 5 in Mill Cove, Waterborough Parish, Queens Co., NB. Her petition for relief as the widow of a Revolutionary soldier in 1838 is found at:
http://archives.gnb.ca/Documents/GovRecs/OldSoldiers/RS24/1838-Petition-146-p1.jpg
and lists relative to later disbursements give Josiah’s widow as age 74 in 1838 (b. ca. 1764), 76 in 1839 (b. ca. 1763), 77 in 1840 (b. ca. 1763) and 76 in 1842 (b. ca. 1766); therefore b. ca. 1763; therefore old enough to have had a son born roughly 1785. The original petition is said (by another transcription which I have amended from the original) to be headed or labeled:
Petition of Sarah Foster, widow of the late Josiah Foster who ???? with Revolutionary War pray my for Legislation aid. Discharge and certificate of character enclosed. Jan. 17, 1838.
and the body reads:
To His Excellency Major General, Sir John Harvey RCH and CB Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick & &
To the Hon’ble President and Members of Her Majesties Legislative Council and the Hon’ble The Speaker and Members of the House of Assembly.
    Humbly herewith,
                                 That your Petitioner is the widow of Corporal Josiah Foster who served for the term of Seven Years in the 2 Batt NJ Volunteers during the American Rebellion as by reference to the annexed discharge will more fully appear - That your Petitioner came to this Province with her late husband with the Loyalists, that she had reared a Family of nine children, that she is now upwards of seventy four years of age and is living on the affectionate bounty of one of her Sons - she therefore humbly trusts that the Liberality of the Legislature will be extended to her that may be afforded to persons in her situation and as in duty bound will ever pray.

                                                                                   her
                                                                         Sarah X Foster
                                                                                  mark
I hereby Certify that my Mother has resided with me since the death of my late Father and believe the facts stated in the above petition to be correct
                                                                            John Foster
  Josiah Foster also appears to have been the s/o:
Ebenezer Foster (s/o Stephen and Martha (Van Galen) Foster) b. ca. 1731 (or before), d. Kings Co., NB 10DEC1787 (or 1788), m. Essex Co., NJ 24AUG1750 Mary Beach (b. ca. 1729.)
  There was another William Foster on the Niagara Peninsula, in Louth Twp., Lincoln Co. Mary Burtch (Ancestry.com, Lincoln Co. board, 2MAY2004) notes what is likely his military service in the America Revolution:
Below is what I believe to be information about William Foster 1756-1849

In petition F11/48 he states that he went to New Brunswick with Fannings regiment in 1783 and came to Upper Canada in 1798 with 5 children

Film C-1897
F12/67 16 June 1819 petition of William Foster... inserted on the UE list served as a private soldier in the Kings American Regiment certificate stating that William Foster served in the Kings American R commanded Regiment commanded by Col Edmond. Discharged at the Reduction of said Regiment joined the Royal Standard at New York

The following information is taken from, Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War, 3 Vols. by Murtie June Clark. Baltimore: Genealogical Publising Co., Inc. 1981.
Vol. 3
p. 61 King's American Regiment Inspection Roll of Colonel's Company, King's American Regiment, Commanded by Colonel Edmund Fanning, Cantonment, Lloyd's Neck, November 15, 1779 Private Foster, William (PAC, RG81 "C" Series, Vol 1902)
p. 63 Muster Roll, Colonel Edmund Fanning's Company, King's American Regiment, Georgetown, SC, 24 February 1781 to 24
April 1781, 60 days inclusive Private Foster, William prisoner with rebels . (PAC, RG81 "C" Series, Vol 1902)
p. 65 Muster Roll, Colonel Edmund Fanning's Company, King's American Regiment, Savannah, Ga, 25 October 1781 to 24 December 1781, 61 days inclusive Private Foster, William prisoner with rebels (PAC, RG81 "C" Series, Vol 1902)
p. 68 Muster Roll, Colonel Edmund Fanning's Company, King's American Regiment, Commanded by Lieut Colonel George Campbell, Flushing Fly, January 1783 Private Foster, William prisoner with rebels (PAC, RG81 "C" Series, Vol 1903)
p. 122 King's American Regiment, Colonel Edmund Fanning, Commander, Abstract of pay for prisoners for the period ending 24 June 1782 Private Foster, William Taken prisoner 20 Feb 1781, 489 days (PAC, MG23, D1, Vol 30)p. 123 King's American Regiment, Colonel Edmund Fanning, Commander, Abstract of pay, 365 days due nine privates returned from being prisoners 25 June 1782 to 24 June 1783 Private Foster, William (PAC, MG23, D1, Vol 30)
While, at first glance, it seems unlikely that there might be a family relationship between the two William Foster’s, it is possible that the elder William was the younger’s uncle. William Foster, of the King’s American Regiment, very likely knew the four sons of Thomas Flewelling of Oak Point who served in that regiment. Those were Sgt. Thomas Flewelling, Jr., Enos Flewelling, William Flewelling (d. 2SEP1777) and one whose name has not been found. Thomas, Jr., died, while leading a reconnaissance party, in a skirmish. This appears to have occurred in 1779.
  William Foster, of the KAR, was likely taken prisoner at ". . . the great battle at Camden, South Carolina, on the 7th April 1781, where the Americans under General Greene were defeated with the loss of seventy officers and two thousand men killed, wounded and prisoners." (Provincial Regiments, The Queen's Rangers -- The King's American Regiments -- The New York Volunteers, which is part of a larger site from articles written by Raymond for the Woodstock, Dispatch, between 1894 and 1896. Parts of, A Raymond Scrapbook, were published in 1983 by Poverty Press.) Thomas Flewelling, Jr. is later in Capt. Thomas Chapman’s company, but he is first listed in what appears to be Col. Fanning’s personal staff, as is the same with William Foster. The Carolina campaign of 1779 is most likely when the first Thomas Flewelling, Jr. died.
  It seems possible that William Foster of Louth Twp., to distinguish him from the somewhat hypothetical William Josiah Foster (husband of the equally somewhat hypothetical Elizabeth Flewelling) may be he noted in Dr. Esther Clark Wright’s appendix to, Loyalists of New Brunswick, as:
William Foster, Westchester Loyalists (indicating an origin in Westchester Co., NY), to Westmorland Co., NB
although the regiment given is different. Also, it is worth noting Dr. Wright’s other entry:
Caleb Foster, possibly from New Jersey, King’s American Regiment, Sunbury Co., NB
Caleb Foster and a William Foster were amongst many petitioners in York Co., NB in 1784.  There is some indication that at least some of these were of the King’s American Regiment. I suspect that this William Foster was not connected, possibly an officer. In 1793, Caleb Foster was one of many petitioners for land in Sunbury Co., NB. This was apparently on behalf of the Anglican Church.
  Considering the necessity of examining the origins of William Josiah Foster in detail in order to verify the origins of Elizabeth Flewelling, the following is a theoretical composition of what I believe was the family of Ebenezer Foster, after which I hope to examine further the family of William Foster of Louth Twp., very possibly Ebenezer’s son.

  EBENEZER FOSTER

  Ebenezer Foster (s/o Stephen and Martha (Van Galen) Foster) b. ca. 1731 (or before), d. Kings Co., NB 10DEC1787 (or 1788), m. Essex Co., NJ 24AUG1750 Mary Beach (b. ca. 1729.)
  At:
http://www.barney.org/family/wga20.html#I3278

Ebenezer was of Dutch descent, born in the State of Connecticut. He was a Loyalist, and obtained land on an island in the Long Reach called the 'Isle of Pines'. This later became known as Foster's Island.

  Property in Middlesex Co., New Jersey confiscated 1MAY1787. See:
http://www.royalprovincial.com/genealogy/confiscations/nj/confmidd.shtml
Made a claim, probably page 754 of Fraser’s 1903 report.
  Probably from Studholme’s report:
St. John’s River, June 30th, 1783.
To Major Studholme, Commandant at Fort Howe, &c.
SIR:-Agreeable to your instructions on the 15th Inst., we proceeded up the River St. Johns on the 24th, and have endeavored in the most accurate manner to collect the best information that was possible respecting the titles, claims, characters, principles and deserts of those people settled on the lands commonly known by the appellation of Amesbury tract, the townships of Gage, Burton, Sunbury, Newtown, and the lands formerly granted to one McNutt, and after full examination report as follows:
[Then follow reports on the various settlers, those given below being of special interest in this connection.]
5. Stephen Dow, has a wife; is settled on Musquash Island (Township of Gage,) has no claim but possession. Has built a log house and cleared about 3 acres of land. Came from Passamaquadde about 4 years past and says he was drove off by the rebels.
19. Daniel Rolf an aged man, has a wife and one child. Came on last spring from Passamaquoddie. He came on to this river about 4 years past and has cleared 1 ½ acres of land.
20. Jeremiah Frost has a wife and four children. Purchased the improvements of William Curtis. Has a log house and about 12 acres of land cleared. Came from Passamaquoddie.
24. Israel Kinney has a log house and framed barn, and about 15 acres of cleared land, which as chiefly done by the French and Indians. Has been on about 15 years and was a committee man.
The foregoing are all the persons that are settled on the lands at Amesbury and Gagetown and all that we could find that have the least reasonable pretence of claim. Those that we thought worthy of any particular favor for their loyalty, attachment or any services to the government we have properly noticed and refer the whole to the determination of the authority proper to decide.
The returns of Burton, Sunbury, Newtown and McNutts shall be handed you as soon as compleat.
We have the honour to be &c.
                                                              EBENEZER FOSTER,
                                                              FYLER DIBBLEE,
                                                             JAMES WHITE,
                                                             GERVICE SAY.
This was in the Right Rev. W. O. Raymond’s, The Old Settlers of Passmaquody, ‘St. Croix Courier’, St. Stephen, NB, 1MAR1894, and reproduced at:
http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/NewBrunswick/Glimpses/CV.html
which continues with:
"Ebenezer Foster was a member for Kings county in the first house of assembly."
See also, 1783 Studholm Report, transcribed by George H. Hayward, foreword by Cleadie B. Barnett, C.G.(C), at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~cannb/NB_Census_1783Studholm_Report.htm
  David Graham Bell’s, "Early Loyalist Saint John":
Ebenezer Foster, with a wife and 3 children over 10 years of age.
Elias Foster, wife, 2 children over 10, 3 children under 10.
Jacob Foster, wife, adult female (mother?, still there MAY1784, not present by JUN1784), 1 child under 10, a servant in 1783, not there in 1784.
Joshua Foster, single, adult male.
Lawrence Foster, single, adult male.
Stephen Foster, single, adult male.
With Ebenezer were 3 children, plus Elias, Joshua, Stephen (2), Lawrence and Josiah was with the NJV. This gives 8 living children in 1783 in NB Assuming two of the 3 un-named children in 1783 are Margaret and James (2); this leaves one unknown in 1783. Of the 10 children listed below, Hannah, James (1) and Stephen (1) died young; before 1783. These 3, plus the 8 in 1783, give 11 children, one of whom appears to have been unknown, and to be the same unknown who went to NB in 1783. Could this be the Isaiah Foster who petitioned for land in Kings Co., NB (with others) in 1798 and in Carleton Co., NB in 1813?
  Dr. Esther Clark Wright’s, "Loyalists of New Brunswick":
Caleb Foster, possibly from New Jersey, King’s American Regiment, Sunbury Co., NB
Charles Foster, to Fredericton, York Co., NB; to Carleton Co., NB
Elias Foster, Sr., to Long Reach (probably Kings Co.)
Elias Foster, Jr., to Long Reach (probably Kings Co.)
Jacob Foster, Gagetown, NB
Josiah Foster, corporal 2nd Battalion New Jersey Volunteers, Kennebecasis (Kings Co., NB), possibly to Carleton Co.
Joshua Foster, to Long Reach
Stephen Foster, Commissary-General’s Department, Kingston, Kings Co., NB
William Foster, Westchester Loyalists (indicating an origin in Westchester Co., NY), to Westmorland Co., NB
  Sharon Dubeau’s, "New Brunswick Loyalists", has one entry for Foster: Ebenezer Foster from Woodbridge, NJ, where he had been a judge of the inferior court, moved to Staten Island then Long Island in 1776, came to NB in MAY1783, settled in Kings Co., was a member of the House of Assembly for Kings Co. in 1787, and died in 1788. Two of his sons were Stephen who settled in Kingston Parish (Kingston Peninsula), and Lawrence who settled in Norton Parish Kennebecasis.)
  Ebenezer apparently had some claim to Lot 7 of Micheau’s survey in Sunbury Co., NB, but did not take it up as in 1786 Duncan Colquhoon asked for it. In 1802, Benjamin Foster and others headed by William Crandlemire asked for vacant land on the Oromocto River. William Crandlemire may well be an ancestor of the Crandlemire’s in Carleton Co., NB connected to the family of George S. Flewwelling. Especially as in 1799, William was associated with William Boone of the Keswick area. Another associated with early land petitions in Sunbury Co. was Benen Foster, (not related; a Loyalist from Maine.) In 1799, Ezekiel Foster, Ezekiel Foster, Jr., Isaiah Foster and Seth Foster, together, ask for land on the Oromocto River. In 1803, In Sunbury Co., Susannah Foster asked for permission to sell part of her land to settle her late husband’s debts.
  Carol Lorraine Sutton, Tharp GenForum # 1056, 30JUN2001:
Re: Elizabeth MAXSON m. John DAVIS 1715
Posted by: Verna L. Benedict Date: May 20, 2000
In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth MAXSON m. John DAVIS 1715 by Vicki Davis

Hi Vicki--I found a Benjamin Tharp in New Jersey involved with an Ebenezer Foster. This Loyalist lived as a farmer in Woodbridge, N.J. and was Judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas. The schedule of his property indicates prosperity, etc. The persons from whom Foster bought his property are recorded in one document. With this is the original indenture of March 25, 1773, of Benjamin Thorp, a poor child, of Woodbridge, to Ebenezer Foster, farmer, with the original signatures of Samuel Barron and David Alston, both Justices of the Peace. This all had to do with Foster's being a Loyalist and being kept a "prisoner". This was from a book called "The Loyalists of New Jersey in the Revolution". Of course, this is just the name of Benjamin Thorp in an area from which this group, ie, Davis and Maxson, all came from and doesn't prove anything.
Cleadie B. Barnett’s typescript extract, "Kings County Marriage Register: 1812-1828", has a few entries:
Samuel Foster m. Allida Sherwood, both of Hampton Parish, Kings Co., NB, 12NOV1819
Mary Foster of Springfield Parish m. Richard Cropley of the same, 5FEB1822. [Mary Anne Foster b. ca. 1805, m. Richard Charles Cropley (1786-1877), later lived in Fosterville (York Co.?), NB. Fosterville probably found by Irish Foster’s; but it is suggested that it was founded by David and Josiah Foster. Should check this. See:
   http://www.fosterville.ca/database/wga18.html
   and:
   http://www.fosterville.ca/documents/fosterville.html
   for more.]
John Foster of Kingston Parish m. Margaret Rogers of Springfield Parish, 3OCT1822
Lydia Foster and Jonathan Fenwick of Sussex Parish, m. 21MAR1825; witness: Ezekiel Foster
John Foster of Westfield Parish m. Catherine Armstrong of the same parish, 3APR1826 (3APR1825 in the Anglican parish records for Greenwich and Westfield Parishes.)
Sarah Foster and Mather McFarland of Sussex Parish m. 1827; Jonathan Fenwick was a witness, so Sarah probably sister to Lydia.
Hannah Foster and William Kelly of Sussex Parish m. 12SEP1827; witnesses: Jonathan Fenwick and Ezekiel Foster; suggesting that Hannah, Ezekiel, Lydia and Sarah were siblings.
John Foster of Sussex Parish m. Margaret Heany of the same, 20NOV1828
  Ezekiel Foster was one of those assessed in Sussex Parish in 1800, appears to be the only Foster so assessed at the time, so may be the father of the brides mentioned above; and similarly those grooms from that parish. I don’t see him in a similar assessment of 1790, so he presumably moved there between 1790 and 1800. "The Story of Sussex and Vicinity", by Grace Aiton tells me that Ezekiel also had a daughter, Mary, who m. William McLeod. Aiton’s work is un-indexed, making it hard to search, but she suggests a connection to Millstream; and Millstream I associate with Kingston on the peninsula.
  Ebenezer Foster petitioned for land in Kings Co. in 1785, 1787 and in 1790 with Elias Foster, Joshua Foster, Josiah Foster, Laurence Foster and Margaret Foster. If Margaret was his daughter, this suggests she was unmarried at the time.
  Children found at:
http://www.barney.org/family/wga20.html#I3278
children:
1. ELIAS FOSTER b. Elizabeth, New Jersey 24APR1754, d. Norfolk Co., ONT 1833, m. 1st? ANN _____ (b. ca. 1758); m. 2nd? MARY BEECHER (possibly a confusion with his mother?) At least five children by first marriage, b. roughly 1780-1788.
  Egbert Americus Owen, in, "Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement", mentions an Elias Foster (d. 1833) from New Brunswick to Norfolk Co., Ontario in 1800. He mentions sons, Edward (b. ca. 1792) and Daniel B. Foster; and daughters; Lucy and Harriet. Anecdote suggests they were of Dutch descent, natives of Amsterdam, Holland (unlikely except by marriage), early settled on Long Island, NY (very likely), that Elias was a Loyalist and settled first nine miles from Fredericton (probably down river), m. 1st an un-named lady in New York (probably on Long Island), and married 2nd in NB. A daughter (Mary?) by his first wife m. David Millard, and lived near St. Catharines on the Niagara Peninsula. The Norfolk Co. Fosters (by the second marriage) knew little about the children of the first marriage. I suspect this was Elias, Sr. with a wife and five children in 1783; the first wife probably dying in NB, and the elder children probably remaining (for a while) in NB.
  This raises the question, "Was William Josiah Foster the son of Elias?" If so, then he was not one of the five children in 1783; therefore most likely one of the children by Elias’ 2nd marriage, but not noted by Owen. We know Josiah had a least nine children, so not all are named and Josiah did have a son, William, named in his will. On the other hand, we seem to have some evidence of members of the Foster family going to Upper Canada, to Norfolk Co. and the Niagara Peninsula in 1800.
  A message posted by J. Millard and J. Duarte suggests that Elias was Ebenezer’s son, and brother to Joshua, Lawrence and Stephen. The give Elias’ second wife as Mary Beecher. Following a link the above posting recommends:
www.barney.org/family/wgasurs.html
to the index for, Bissett Cook Family, there is a summary of Ebenezer Foster and his family.
  Elias apparently made his will 31JAN1827, and it was probated 7FEB1831. He was, when he made the will, a resident of Walsingham Twp., Norfolk Co., ONT. Edward Foster, his son, was named as executor. Mentioned were his sons; Daniel B. Foster and Samuel Foster; and his daughters; Susan Harriet Soper and ‘Sophland’ Ann Baumwart. Witnesses were John Burger, Stephen Burger and Jacob Burger.
  There is a hint that Elias served in the ‘Royal Regiment’, but the designation is hardly specific. John Helmut Merz wrote (Rootsweb, United Empire Loyalists Archives, 6NOV1999) of his source:
". . . from a small book written by Professor Wilbur H. Siebert, and presented by Dr. W. D. LeSueur, F.R.S.C., (Read May Meeting, 1915), it is hardbound in a blue cover has no title and I think is part of a larger book, because it has those notes: Section II, 1915, Trans. R.S.C. and starts with page 79 - The Loyalists and Six Nation Indians in the Niagara Peninsula. But on page 122 it has the following article on the Long Point Settlement . . . ."
  From John Cardiff’s, Norfolk Genealogy, site, at:
http://www.nornet.on.ca/~jcardiff/b-m-d/index.html
Partial article transcription from page 1 of 30 Jun 1898 Simcoe Reformer.
Queer Old Documents
Found in the Attic a Grimsby Residence Over 100 Years Old
Pt. Dover Maple Leaf
Jasper Smith, who lives where his father and grandfather lived before him, about two miles this side of Grimsby, made a peculiar historic find the other day while hunting through the attic of an original portion of the family residence. The part in which he was making his search is all of 115 years old and as he clambered through it he discovered a previously unknown cupboard. In this cupboard hanging from a rafter he found a pair of saddle bags, which are supposed to have come from New Jersey over 130 years ago. Taking the relic down Mr. Smith examined it closely and found in its pockets some papers. One of these was a crown land grant large and bulky, made of parchment paper and carrying with it the great wax seal of King George III.
This document recites that the King has been pleased, of his own certain knowledge, special grace and mere motion to grant to one James McCartney 276 acres of land in the ninth concession of Grimsby township, 39 3-7 acres being reserved for clergy purposes. The date of the grant is the year 1797 and Peter Russell was the auditor general who signed the big document.
Along with this in the saddle bags was found another parcel of papers. The first one of these is a copy of an address to Mr. Justice Thorpe from the grand jurors of the district of London. It was presented on Sept. 7th, 1796 [Sic. See note below]. The second is a copy of Justice Thorpe's reply and the third is a petition of a grand jury of the new lieutenant governor, Francis Gore. The names of the jurors are as follows: Jonathan Williams, Abraham A. Rapelge, Peter Walker, Hugh Alexander, Wynant Williams, Henry Van Allen, Wm. Parke, Thomas Bowlby, John Coltman, John Haverland, Peter Teeple, Ephraham Tisdale, Benjamin Carlyle, Walter Anderson, Titus Finch, Elias Foster, Joseph Ryerson, John Backhouse and Daniel Rapelge.
This petition deals entirely with the grievances of the U.E. Loyalists...
[Balance of article not transcribed.]
Transcriber's Comment: Noted Norfolk genealogy researcher Robert Mutrie questions the validity of this date, pointing out that the London District Court wasn't established until 1 Jan 1800, so there were no grand jurors in 1796. Furthermore, "new lieutenant governor" Francis Gore wasn't appointed until 1806.
Added to Robert Mutrie’s comments is that Elias does not appear to have been in the area before 1800. Otherwise, whoever composed the article, or supplied the information had some notion of what they were doing as the names are very real.
  Elias was a Justice of the Peace, and there are transcripts of marriage records, where he performed the ceremonies, and probate records of which he was the auditor.
  Joanne Millard (Ancestry.com, Norfolk County board, 21JUL1999) wrote:
FOSTER, Elias, b. ca 1750 (CT? NJ?), d. ca 1830 (Walsingham TWP)
m. (1) name unknown, 5 children, names unknown, first wife died after 1783 in NB
m. (2) Mary Beecher in NB; children (all born in NB, d. in Norfolk): Edward b. 1792, m. Lury HOY; Samuel; Daniel Beecher b. 1794 d. 1869 m. Elizabeth BEAMAN; Nancy Ann b. 1795 d. 1835 M. Henry BAUMWART; Susan Harriet m. John SOPER
Elias originally from NJ, fled to Staten Island in the Rev. War where he was imprisoned, went to NB in spring 1783 with family (wife and 2 children over 10, 3 children under 10), got a grant of 200 acres in Sunbury County (nr. present day Fredericton), came to Long Point in 1800 with new family, located to crown grant in Walsingham in 1802, served as JP and various other posts.
One daughter from the first family is possibly Mary, who m. David MILLARD (date unknown)(source: Pioneer Sketches of Long Point)
David Millard & Mary Foster (Elias' daughter??)had son Isaiah Karlie Millard b. 1802, NJ (this I know for sure)
  Some children (the 1783 lists suggest others) appear to have been:
1st
11. ELIAS FOSTER, may have stayed in NB long enough to be noted by Dr. Wright as Elias, Jr. An Elias Foster petitioned for land in York Co., NB in 1861 and 1863.
12. MARY FOSTER m. DAVID MILLARD, lived near St. Catharines on the Niagara Peninsula. An Edward Foster also m. ‘Amanda Millard of Walsingham, 24 May 1848. Witnesses: L. S. Lemon; John Becker.’
  Isaac Smith appears in an entry of, Loyalist Lineages of Canada: 1783-1983, Toronto Branch, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada, Generation Press, Agincourt, ONT, 1984, Lynn A. Morgan, MLS, general editor, p. 612. There, he is given as b. NJ ca. 1771, d. 11NOV1851, bur. Millgrove Cem., m. 1st Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT Anne Showers (b. Fort Wyoming, PA 24MAR1774, d. 22DEC1852, bur. Millgrove Cem.) They lived in Dundas, ONT; and their children were: Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary, John Franklin, Joseph, Ann, Martha, Rachael and Isaac Alexander Smith. Mary Smith m. Isaiah Karlie Millard, s/o David Millard and Mary Foster.
children:
121. ISAIAH KARLIE MILLARD b. 1802, m. 5OCT1823 MARY SMITH (b. Dundas, ONT 2JAN1800, d. 12MAR1829), d/o Isaac and Ann (Showers) (or, and Elizabeth (Pettit)) Smith. Isaac Smith being the 2nd husband of Elizabeth Flewelling who m. 1st William Josiah Foster.
13.
14.
2nd
child
child

15. EDWARD FOSTER b. 17APR1792, d. 27FEB1878, m. LURA (LUCY) ANN HOY (b. Oxford Co., Upper Canada 9JUL1797, d. Walsingham Twp., Norfolk Co., ONT 27JAN1885), d/o Joshua and Phoebe (Burdick) Hoy.
  In the 1881 census of Walsingham Twp., Norfolk Co., ONT, a ‘Laury’ Foster, widow, b. ONT ca. 1799, was living with Nelson (b. ONT ca. 1840) and ‘Arabel’ (b. NS ca. 1840, described as American) Foster. The IGI gives Nelson as m. Elgin, ONT 23DEC1861 Annabella Cohoon. Children of Nelson and Arabelle (or Annabella) were: Freeman (17) and Charles D. (12). Arabella Cohoon, 64, wife of H. N. Foster, died 3 Apr 1904. John Cardiff’s, Norfolk Genealogy, site indicates that a Edgar Coohon m. Alice Foster.
16. DANIEL BEECHER FOSTER b. ca. 1794, d. 1869, m. ELIZABETH BEAMAN
17. NANCY (‘SOPHLAND’) ANN FOSTER b. ca. 1795, d. 1835, m. M. HENRY BAUMWART
18. LUCY FOSTER
19. SUSAN HARRIET FOSTER b. ca. 1798, m. JOHN SOPER (b. ca. 1788), s/o Gilbert and Elizabeth Soper. It is not inconceivable that Susan and John were distant cousins as Amos Soper m. Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, NY 25AUG1736 Bethiah Foster.
1J. SAMUEL FOSTER
2. JAMES FOSTER (1st) b. Elizabeth, New Jersey 29AUG1755, d. 5MAY1759
3. JOSIAH FOSTER b. Elizabeth, New Jersey 11JUN1758 (this may be a baptism as he is given as b. in St. John’s Church), d. Waterborough Parish, Queens Co., NB 9NOV1833, m. SARAH PARKS (b. Kingswood Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ ca. 1763, age 76 years in 1839 in Queens Co., NB, living in 1843), d/o Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Parlee) Parks.
  I assume, below, that Samuel Foster was one of their children. One which I have not so included was James Foster who was granted 200 acres in Wickham Parish, Queens Co., NB 10DEC1828. The size of the grant suggests someone recently married.
  There were more children than listed below as Sarah, in a petition of 1838 declared she raised nine children.
children:
31. SAMUEL FOSTER m. 27AUG1801 ANNE SIMS. Samuel Foster and Anne Sims of Waterborough Parish, Queens Co., NB were married probably in Gagetown Anglican Church. See:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbqueens/gage-ang-m.htm
It is assumed here, because of the time and location, that Samuel was Josiah’s son. This assumption may not be correct. A Samuel Foster petitioned for land in Queens Co. with Patrick O’Hara in 1804; and alone in 1818. Other petitions were in 1822 in Kings Co. and in 1857 in Kings Co. The 1822 petition seems to have been granted, resulting in 200 acres in Sussex Parish granted to Samuel Foster 18OCT1822. In 1868, in Carleton Co., Samuel Foster with: Jerusha Foster, John B. Foster, Maria Foster, Maude Foster and Sarah Foster petitioned for land.
32. JOSHUA FOSTER b. ca. 1792. With Josiah Foster and William Peters, a Joshua Foster petitioned for land in Queens Co. in 1815; and in Queens Co. in 1820, with Josiah Foster, William Peters, Charlotte Peters and James Brittain. In 1824, Joshua Foster applied for land in Queens Co. with Josiah Foster, Cushi Hatheway, James Brittain and William Peters. It is not clear if this Joshua was Josiah’s son, or the uncle of the same name. Joshua Foster petitioned alone in Queens Co. in 1847.
33. JOHN FOSTER b. ca. 1794, d. Mill Cove, Waterborough Parish, Queens Co., NB 1860. A John Foster m. Westfield Parish, Kings Co., NB 3APR1825 Catherine Armstrong. Both were of Westfield Parish. Whether this is the same John is uncertain. Another, or the same, John Foster m. 22NOV1832 Sarah Tufts. Again, both were of Westfield Parish. Witnessed his mother’s receipt for her £10 pension in Queens Co., NB in 1839.
34. STEPHEN FOSTER b. ca. 1794, m. St. John’s Anglican Church, Gagetown, NB (or in Wickham Parish, Queens Co., NB) 25FEB1812 CATHERINE EVANS.
  Stephen Foster, presumably s/o Josiah, Ebenezer’s son, was apparently living in Waterborough Parish, Queens Co., NB in 1816, with a wife, Catherine, when his son, William Josiah Foster (b. SEP1814) was baptized in Gagetown in 1816. Obviously, this William was too young to be the one we seek, but suggests we are on the right track. Clues suggest that it may be Stephen’s will of 1833 (rather than Josiah’s) that mentioned that his brother (after whom he may have named his son), William, pre-deceased him. (Hence, that William d. before 1833.) The marriages in St. John’s Anglican Church, Gagetown, NB indicate that Stephen m. Catherine Evans 25FEB1812, and they were, at that time, of Wickham Parish, Queens Co., NB.
children:
341. ELIZABETH FOSTER bpt 20JUN1813
342. WILLIAM JOSIAH FOSTER b.SEP1814, bpt. 1816
343. NATHAN ALEXANDER FOSTER b. 17NOV1816, bpt. 1819
344. STEPHEN JAMES FOSTER b. 3APR1819, bpt. 1819. Stephen J. Foster petitioned for land in Queens Co. in 1867.
35. WILLIAM FOSTER b. ca. 1794, d. before 1833. Possibly William Josiah Foster m. Elizabeth Flewelling.
  In a petition for land made in Greenwich Parish, Kings Co., NB 2JUN1807 (a copy of which was provided by Dorena Flewelling.) The petition can also be found on PANB microfilm F-4171. Included in this petition are: Caleb Flewelling, Jacob Flewelling, Thomas Flewelling, Thomas Flewelling Jr., John Flewelling, John Flewelling, Adam Flewelling and James Flewelling. Most of these can easily be identified as Thomas Flewelling of Oak Point and his sons: Caleb, Jacob, Thomas Jr., John and Adam. This leaves another John Flewelling and a James Flewelling not so easily accounted for. The extra John could be the son of Abel Flewwelling, but this is unlikely as the latter was almost certainly in St. Mary’s Parish, York Co., NB about this time. The only remaining John Flewelling of an appropriate age is John Flewelling III. For James Flewelling, the other two known to exist at this time were sons of Adam and of Caleb. Both were infants, and unlikely to have been petitioning for land. This suggests that James Flewelling was a member of John Flewelling, Jr.’s family. The question is, whether he was John’s son, or the James, son of James, mentioned in Maria Philip’s letter? This younger James was likely fairly young, and he may have been over 18 or 21 years of age in 1807, but there is some reason to believe he was born ca. 1795. At least for now, it seems more likely that the James Flewelling in 1807 was the son of John and Deborah (Denton) Flewelling. (The petition was for unused lands southwest of Kembles’ Manor, and five miles west of Long Reach. It was presented by Caleb Flewelling and Michael Clarke on behalf of themselves and twenty-two others. These, in addition to the Flewellings, were: Joseph Clarke, Michael Clarke, Stephen Crab, Charles Brittain, Joseph Brittain, Isaac Haveland, Silvanus Haveland, Giliad Secord, Elijah Secord, Thomas Lowder, Isaac Haveland, Jr., William Foster, Robert Clarke, Donald Urquhart, Daniel Urquhart, William Urquhart and Stephen Crate.) The inclusion of the Brittain’s in this petition recalls the James Brittain who was associated with Josiah Foster is several land petitions. Caleb Flewelling had married a Brittain. Jacob Flewelling married a Secord. Adam Flewelling married a Clarke. The Crabb’s were originally next-door neighbours of Thomas Flewelling. The implication is that most of these people were neighbours, relatives and in-laws. This suggests that William Foster was in one of these categories as well.
  The Rev. H. A. Cody, in writing about Adam Flewelling, mentions that when Adam’s brother, Enos, went to the Kingston Peninsula, Adam went with him, settling briefly at a place called Foster’s Mountain; but soon returned to Oak Point.
36. FRANCES FOSTER b. ca. 1801, m. Grand Lake, Queens Co., NB 3OCT1829 Dr. JAMES WOOD (b. Canning Parish, Queens Co., NB ca. 1804)
37. ELIZABETH FOSTER b. ca. 1812-3, m. Wickham Parish, Queens Co., NB by the Rev. Samuel R. Clarke 27OCT1831 BENJAMIN TITUS (b. ca. 1805-8), s/o Silas and Rachel (Parks) Titus. A witness to their marriage was John ‘Forster’. Benjamin Titus, parish of Fredericton, to Elizabeth Foster, parish of Wickham, by licence with consent of parents, 27 October 1831, by Rev. Samuel R. Clarke. Wit. John Clark, John Foster (Forster.)
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~nbpast/family/begin/E-1.htm
(Queens County Marriages)
Benjamin Titus, parish of Fredericton, to Elizabeth Foster, parish of Wickham, by licence with consent of parents, 27 October 1831, by Rev. Samuel R. Clarke. Wit. John Clark, John Foster (Forster)
http://www.barney.org/family/wga51.html
Benjamin Titus was a witness to the marriage of Olivia Day Titus in 1824. In March, 1829 he was twice sued. Jonathan Yerxa of Douglas Parish [York Co., NB] asked to be paid £15 for diverse goods he had furnished, while John Simpson of Fredericton demanded £44 payment for the same from Benjamin and George Titus.
In 1831 Benjamin married his cousin Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Josiah Foster and Sarah Parks. After their marriage, Benjamin Titus, Jr. purchased land on the Den Road in Cambridge parish. He and his sons were listed as farmers there in 1861.
Benjamin Titus died sometime between 1871, when he was still living with his family in Cambridge, and 1881 when Elizabeth was enumerated as a widow, supported by the labour of her sons Benjamin and Charles, still resident on the homestead. She died before 1891, when the family disappears from the Queens County census, probably before 1884, when her sons moved to Saint John.
children:
371. GEORGE W. TITUS b. ca. 1835-6
372. STEPHEN FOSTER TITUS b. ca. 1836-7
373. CATHERINE MATILDA TITUS b. 15MAR1840
374. ELIZABETH TITUS b. ca. 1842-3, m. WILLIAM CAMERON
375. JULIA ELVIRA TITUS b. ca. 1843-4, d. 1903, m. JAMES ARTHUR MOLASKY
376. BENJAMIN A. TITUS b. ca. 1846-7, m. 1884 MARGERY A. BOYDIED
377. MARY ANN TITUS b. ca. 1847-8
378. CHARLES H. TITUS b. ca. 1854-5, m. SARAH _____
4. HANNAH FOSTER b. 3OCT1759, d. 10DEC1762
5. STEPHEN FOSTER (1st) b. OCT1760, d. 10DEC1762
6. JAMES FOSTER (2nd) b. Elizabeth, New Jersey 29MAR1761
7. MARGARET FOSTER b. ca. 1763, d. New York State 19FEB1838, m. _____ KETCHUM
8. JOSHUA FOSTER b. ca. 1763.
  Joshua Foster was granted a half of 200 acres on the Long Reach, Sunbury Co. 3AUG1784. This was re-granted under NB administration 10JUN1785. Obviously, Long Reach lies in Kings Co. now. This suggests that Joshua was unmarried in 1784.
  A Joshua Foster, with others, petitioned for land in Kings Co., NB in 1785, and with Ebenezer and siblings in 1790. With Josiah Foster and William Peters, he petitioned for land in Queens Co. in 1815; and in Queens Co. in 1820, with Josiah Foster, William Peters, Charlotte Peters and James Brittain. Joshua Foster applied for land in Queens Co. with Josiah Foster, Cushi Hatheway, James Brittain and William Peters. The 1815, 1820 and 1824 petitions may refer to Josiah and his son, Joshua.
9. STEPHEN FOSTER (2nd) b. ca. 1763. Possibly he who was with the Commissary-General’s Department, and went to Kingston, Kings Co., NB. A Stephen Foster was granted half of 200 acres (an unmarried man’s portion) on the Grand Lake, Queens Co., NB 8JUN1786; with a large number of others. This suggests a military grant. It is questionable as to whether he ever took up his share. See his brother, Josiah.
  Stephen apparently died in Kingston 1789, when administration of his estate was granted to his brother, Lawrence Foster. Susan Wylie (New Brunswick GenForum, # 2682, 11APR2004) notes from, Early New Brunswick Probate Records, by R. Wallace Hale, p. 157:
Stephen FOSTER
parish of Kingston, Kings Co. Died intestate. Administration of estate granted Aug. 7, 1789 to Laurence FOSTER, gentleman. Fellow bondsmen, John COFFIN and Abel FLEWELLING, Esquires, all of Kings County.
Updated Inventory valued at 36 pounds by Samuel WIGGINS, John BULYEA, and Simon FLAGLOR.
The participation of Abel Flewwelling, in this case, may reflect an acquaintance with the Foster’s, but more likely indicates Abel’s position as magistrate, rather than a relationship. However, Julia Elvira (Titus) Molasky [375] above, also suggests, by her name, a relationship to Abel Flewwelling. Abel's daughter-in-law, Julia Elvira (Canfield) Flewwelling [438A] left many bequests to her nieces and nephews, and several persons in both the Flewwelling and Canfield families were named after her. That there were connections between the Foster’s and Flewwelling’s is evident as Abel’s daughter, Charlotte, m. Samuel Purdy, s/o Henry and Mary (Foster) Purdy.
J. LAWRENCE FOSTER b. Elizabethtown, New Jersey 18JUN1765, d. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 8JAN1839, m. SARAH KENT.
  Lawrence was granted 200 acres in ‘Kingston Township’, Sunbury Co., NB 10FEB1785, which he shared with Richbell Mott (of the Hempstead, Long Island, NY Mott’s.) I suspect this was the town of Kingston, Kingston Parish, Kings Co., NB. That he had have a lot suggests that, was probably about 21 years of age at the time, he was likely unmarried. This had originally been granted (while New Brunswick was still part of Nova Scotia) 14JUN1784; and the new grant reflected the new administration.
children:
J1. ELIZABETH FOSTER m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 1FEB1813 WILLIAM BRUNDAGE. Elizabeth is not listed in the web site from which much of this family is taken. B. Wood-Holt’s, "Early Marriage Records of New Brunswick", indicates that, on 1FEB1813, Elizabeth Foster m. William Brundage, a blacksmith, both of Saint John. A witness was L. Foster, and Wood-Holt’s very difficult and unfortunate system of indexing suggests this was Lawrence Foster. William Brundage was, 20JUL1813, to witness the marriage of Mary Foster and George Taylor, of Saint John. Another source indicates that Elizabeth was Lawrence’s daughter. Presumably Mary was as well.
J2. MARY FOSTER m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 20JUL1813 GEORGE TAYLOR
J3. STEPHEN KENT FOSTER b. ca. 1803, m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 4JUL1832 LOUISA WHITACKE (WHITTAKER) (b. ca. 1811)
J4. MARGARET FOSTER b. ca. 1805, m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 22JUN1830 CHARLES J. MELLICK (b. ca. 1805)
J5. ANN ISABELLA FOSTER b. ca. 1807, m. Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 5JAN1834 HENRY MELLICK (b. ca. 1808)
  William Foster of Louth Twp., given as b. ca. 1756, could easily fit in amongst the children of Ebenezer Foster in the composition above. Whether this is the case or not is not evident. The following is an attempt a creating a similar composition on this William and his family. Much is taken from postings by ANON at the Ancestry.com, Lincoln Co. board. Another source is Bill and Laura Lenson’s, A Genealogy of the Lenson and Baird Families, (29APR2004), especially at:
http://www.lensonbaird.com/family/fam/fam00293.html
  WILLIAM FOSTER OF LOUTH TWP., LINCOLN CO., UPPER CANADA
WILLIAM FOSTER b. ca. 1756, d. 20SEP1849 age 93 years, bur. Gregory Cem., Lot 8, Con. 3, Louth Twp., Lincoln Co., ONT, m. HANNAH _____ b. ca. 1764, d. 6NOV1829 age 65 years, bur. Gregory Cem., Lot 8, Con. 3, Louth Twp., Lincoln Co., ONT.)
  "They lived on Lot 13 Conc. II, Louth Twp, original land grant of Joseph Smith. William & Hannah are buried in the Gregory Family Burying Ground. Two of their children were baptised by Addison at the 18 Mile Creek." "The Original Property was a Crown Grant to Joseph SMITH. Butler's Ranger. Alvah Foster, son of William & Hannah Foster, his wife Elizabeth and 5 of their children are buried in that Baptist Burying Ground, although the Church burned down sometime around 1840." "The Baptist Church on 13th St. Louth, Jordan Station, was established by William Purdy and William Foster in 1826. The records for this Church are in McMaster Divinity College." [The Purdy’s were elsewhere connected to the Oak Point Flewelling’s, and originated in Connecticut and Rye, Westchester Co., NY.]
Burials in the Baptist Churchyard:
FOSTER, Alvah, died Aug. 12, 1855. age 58 yrs.
FOSTER, Elizabeth, died July 9, 187l, age 74 yrs.
FOSTER, Thomas, s.o. Alvah & Elizabeth d. July l, 1847, age 16 yr.4m.13d.
FOSTER, Hannah, d.o. A & E Foster died Aug. 18, 1851 age 26 yrs.
FOSTER, Amanda d. Mar., 1868 age l yr.3m.15 dy.
d.o Absolam & Elizabeth Foster
FOSTER, Jane d.o. of Alvah & Elizabeth d. Sept.20, 1834.

Disciples Churchyard (Snure Cemetery) in Jordan, just south of the No. 8 Hwy (Reg.Rd. 81) has the following Fosters
FOSTER, William, b.1815 d. Apr.22, 1884, age 68 yrs. 9m.l5d. FOSTER, Anna b. 1815, d. Oct. ll, 1882 (burial date)
FOSTER, Eliza b. 1838 died May 8, 1885, age 46 y.llm 20d.
FOSTER, Alvah b. 1838 d. Nov.30, 1882, age 84 yrs.
FOSTER, Gordon, 1868-1902/3 wife Carrie 1870-1926
FOSTER Vera (McTague) 1899-1938
FOSTER, Gordon R. 1896-1976- age 84 yrs.

GREGORY CEMETERY, Lot 8 Conc. 3, Louth Twp.
FOSTER, William died Sept. 20, 1849 age 93 yrs.
(another Stone says Wm.Foster 1756-1849)
FOSTER, Hannah wife of William Foster, d. Nov. 6, 1829, age 65 yrs.
FOSTER, Jane, d.o. Wm. & Hannah died Jan. 5/7, 1802, age 14 yrs. 9 dys.

The rest of the Fosters are buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Jordan Station, Victoria Lawn Cemetery
Loyalists In Ontario - Sons & Daughters Of American Loyalists by Wm. D. Reid.
FOSTER, William of Louth
Children: Anne Foster md. Robert Dederick of Grantham O.C. 19 May 1819
Alvah Foster of Louth Twp.O.C. 8 Sept. 1819
Rachel Foster md. Jacob Haines of Grantham O.C. 22 May 1820
Clarinda Foster md. Barnabas Gregory of Louth, O.C. 29 Sept. 1821
Elizabeth md. Peter Haines of Louth, O.C. 19, Sept. 1821
Shirley Dumma, in a posting in 2002, mentions:
. . . records of a Sgt. William FOSTER who left New York in June 1783 for Port Roseway in the company of a woman and a child.
  There was a William Foster in Capt. Alan Cameron’s company of the New York Volunteers, 29NOV1779, stationed in Savannah, Georgia.
children:
1. JANE FOSTER b. 29DEC1787, d. 7JAN1802 (or 5JUL1802 or 7MAY1802) age 14 years and 9 days, bur. Gregory Cem., Lot 8, Con. 3, Louth Twp., Lincoln Co., ONT
2. ALVAH FOSTER b. ca. 1797, d. 12AUG1855, bur. Baptist Cem., Jordan Station, Louth Twp., Lincoln Co., ONT, m. ELIZABETH SINGER (b. ca. 1797, d. 9JUL1871, bur. Baptist Cem., Jordan Station, Louth Twp., Lincoln Co., ONT), d/o John and Susannah (Overholt) Singer
children:
21. ALVAH FOSTER b. 1838, d. 30NOV1882 age 44 years, bur. Disciples’ Churchyard (Snure Cem.), Jordan, ONT
3. ANNE FOSTER m. ROBERT DEDERICK. (O.C. Louth Twp., 8SEP1819.)
4. RACHEL FOSTER m. JACOB HAINES of Grantham Twp. (O.C. 22MAY1820.)
5. CLARINDA FOSTER m. BARNABAS GREGORY of Louth Twp., Lincoln Co., ONT (b. 15MAY1788, d. 1APR1851.) (O.C. Louth Twp., 29SEP1821.)
6. ELIZABETH FOSTER m. PETER HAINES. (O.C. Louth Twp., 19SEP1821.)
  Elizabeth Flewelling? and William Foster’s children are believed to have been:
42K11. _____ (daughter?) FOSTER m. _____ MARSH
42K12. SARAH (SALLY) FOSTER b. ONT ca. 1806, m. Ancaster, ONT 6MAR1829 BENJAMIN SCHANCK (b. US ca. 1802.)
42K13. JOHN FLEWELLING FOSTER b. Stoney Creek, ONT 4MAR1813, d. Grimsby Twp. Lincoln Co., ONT 29OCT1886, m. Grimsby Twp. Lincoln Co., ONT 20OCT1836 LAVINA (LOVINA/LEVINAH) SMITH (b. 27MAR1818 (27MAR1816 in baptismal record), bpt. MAR1817 (Lavina, d/o Isaac and Elizabeth Smith of Grimsby), d. Grimsby Twp. Lincoln Co., ONT 15JAN1894), d/o Isaac and Elizabeth (Pettit) Smith
42K14. ISAAC BROCK FOSTER b. ONT ca. 1816, m. by the Rev. S. Belton 30JAN1839 ALMIRA JANE TRAVIS (b. Lincoln Co., ONT 15MAR1821), d/o (granddaughter?) Caleb and Sarah (Hodgkins) Travis
42K15. MARY ANN FOSTER bpt. 13JAN1823. See:
http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/niag-bap.htm
42K15. WILLIAM JOSIAH FOSTER bpt. 13JAN1823
42K17. JAMES G. FOSTER b. Nelson Twp., Halton Co., ONT ca. 1823, m. 1st 1860 SARAH ANN PETTIT (b. 8DEC1829, d. Grimsby Twp. Lincoln Co., ONT 20FEB1862 aet. 32 years, bur. St Andrew's Anglican Church Cemetery, Grimsby Twp, Lincoln Co., 23FEB1862), d/o John Smith and Mary Ann (Glover) Pettit; m. 2nd 20OCT1863 MARTHA C. Van BUSKIRK (b. Otterville, Oxford Co., ONT ca. 1847), d/o Lawrence and Elizabeth Catherine A. (Smith) Van Buskirk