William H. Foster

Male 1813 - 1893


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  • Name  William H. Foster 
    Born  27 Dec 1813  Royton Manor, Lenham, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • "The Subject of the present sketch was born in Lenham, Kent County, England, on the 27th day of December, 1813. Both his parents were of Scotch extraction." [1]
    • According to his Oswego Daily obituary, the place of birth is noted as Hastings, England. [2]
    xxxxxxxx - Royton Manor (Chapel Farm) nr. Lenham, England
    xxxxxxxx - Royton Manor (Chapel Farm) nr. Lenham, England
    Some Account of the Fosters of Kent and Sussex Counties, England and Oswego County, New York, Bertram Grey Foster, (Self Published), sec.2, p.10-11
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  15 May 1814  Lenham Church, Rectory Lane, Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1HS, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptized 
    • Rev. Brook Ed. Bridges officiating. [6]
    Education  Abt.1823  Maidstone Grammar School, Barton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 7BT, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Education  Abt. 1828  Herstmonceux Church of England School, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Immigration  1830  [1, 2, 5
    • "William was one of a party of English people who emigrated to America. Just what caused these people to come, how many there were, or who were the leaders is not known. Among them however were Mr. Cossum, Mr. Mannington and Thomas Nowers, the last named, a nephew of William's mother, and therefore a cousin to William. Also in the company was William's older sister Decima who was engaged to be married to Thomas Nowers. It was very natural therefore that the youth of sixteen, fired by the prospects of life, adventure and the chances of success in a new land, siezed the opportunity to join the party. There are no details extant of the exact time or of the trip across the ocean, except that it required six weeks, nor are the reasons known that led the band up the Hudson River and thence no doubt by the Erie Canal to Utica, N.Y. It is quite probable however that the fact that the cousin Horace Foster was then living in that city had something to do with making it their destination. They evidently reached Utica in June of 1830, and their arrival marked a most important event in William's life, the meeting with the young lady, Mary Cramp, who was later to share as his wife, some of the hardships and many of the successes of his later life." [9]
    Occupation  Abt. 1830 - 1833  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    • According to the Rice compilation, the farm was of William's brother-in-law, Thomas Nowers. An extract from letters to William's grandsons, he's quoted as saying "After arriving on Lake Oneida, I was then 16, I worked on a farm two and a half years to pay passage money to New York and a pair of boots" [10]
    Occupation  1833-1835  Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Bookkeeper 
    • "Then I went in a store for $8. per month and board for 6 mo's. Then for 1 1/2 years I got $12. per month, then five months I had sole charge of tannery store. I straitened up the accounts which had been terribly mixed up, kept the books. I got $20. per month for that 5 mo's. work ... I wanted $40. -couldn't get it so I quit ..." [11]
    Occupation  Jan 1835 - Sep 1835  Shockoe, Richmond, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Burdick & Foster Store 
    • Traveling to Richmond, Foster partnered with William C. Burdick and opened a store in Shocke Hill, Richmond. Although the conditions to Mr. Foster where unfavorable, he sold his interest of the business to Mr. Burdick on September 12, 1835. [11]
    Residence  1835 - 1836  [1
    Old Dominion, Louisiana and Texas 
    • "... [Foster] left the Empire State and traveled in the Old Dominion. A little later, the mood for travel still on him, he visited Louisiana and Texas. In 1837, leaving the south, he took up his quarters in the north-west and spent the next two succeeding years in farming." [1]
    • "I went to Mobile, thence to N. Orleans. Staid there until my last shilling was gone, then went to work for my board. I did so well that when I got a chance to got up the Red River they gave me a new suit of clothes. We went up into the n. east part of Texas, staid there most a year. I recuperated some, had about as much as I had when I left Cleveland." [12]
    Residence  Jan 1837 - Sep 1837  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • During this time period, William married Mary and on September 11th, 1837 headed out to Illinois "leaving his bride at her parents' home in Oswego". [13]
    Residence  Oct 1837 - May 1839  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Point Pleasent, Indian Creek, Maysville 
    • According to the dates noted in the Rice essay, William and Mary where in Point Pleasent (Oct 1837), Indian Creek (Dec 1837), Point Pleasent (Feb 1939), Maysville (Oct 1938 - May 1939). Based on the diary entries and letters, this period saw many struggles and hardships. [14]
    Occupation  Oct 1838 - May 1839  Maysville, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Mill Operator 
    • "It appears that William in his final location apparently Maysville) operated a mill of some sort driven by water power. During his absence one day, a terrific storm washed away both dam and mill. The young wife was standing on one side of the stream dolefully viewing the scene of the catastrophe, when glan[...]ing up she saw her husband on the opposite bank watching her with an amused look. He cheered her up and announced that they would return east." [15]
    Membership  Abt. 1840  [5
    Whig Party 
    Occupation  1839 - 1843  Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Bookkeeper 
    Occupation  1851  Union Glass Company, Kathern and North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Partner 
    • "Among other enterprises in which he was engaged was tnat of the manufacture of glass, which has been so many years one of the most important industries of Oswego county. He was a stockholder in and one of the managers for years of one of the glass companies of the village of Cleveland, a business which is still one of the most important among the glass manufacturing concerns of this country." [16]
    Membership  Abt. 1854  [5
    Republican Party 
    • "The Senator has always taken a deep interest in politics. He was formerly a Whig, and gave his first vote, in 1840, for William Henry Harrison, for President. Subsequently he sympathized strongly with the anti-slavery movement, and became what was known as an Abolitionist. Since the formation of the Republican party he has been prominently identified with that organization." [1]
    • "In politics; Mr. Foster was always a republican. He hated slavery with all of his emphatic nature and when the party was organized which had for its foundation principles the equality of all men before the law, and liberty as the inalienable right of human beings, ?from that day down to his death that party did not have a firmer supporter in Oswego county than William Foster." [16]
    Occupation  1857-1858  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 17, 18
    Cleveland Village President 
    Occupation  1860  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Cleveland Village President 
    Occupation  1866 - 1867  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Foster and Farmer, Co-owner of a general merchandise store with Forris Farmer 
    Occupation  1863 - 1867  Caswell & Company, Clay Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 22
    Glass Factory Worker, Proprietor 
    1866-1867, Oswego Business Directory, Ad., Caswell & Company
    1866-1867, Oswego Business Directory, Ad., Caswell & Company
    1866 - 1867 Gazetteer and Business Directory for Oswego County, N.Y., (Hamilton Child), p.125
    Occupation  1871  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    Cleveland Village President 
    Occupation  1867 - 1873  [1, 5
    Director, New York, Ontaio and Western Railroad (Oswego Midland Railroad) 
    • "When the company was formed for the construction of a railroad direct from Oswego to New York, at first known as the ^Midland,", now as the New York, Ontario & Western railroad. Senator Foster, from his intelligence, business capacity and interest in the business prosperity of this city and of his own county and locality, was selected as one of the directors of that company, and for ten or more years,in association with
      the late Hon. D. C. Littlejohn, and the late Hon. Cheny Ames, he devoted his energy and we may perhaps add, much of his fortune, to the construction of that great work." [16]
    Occupation  1872 - 1873  [5, 16, 18, 23, 24
    New York State Senator, 21st District 
    • Elected by a majority of 4,130 over his Democratic opponent, he maintains the position of chairmanship over the Erection and Division of Towns and Counties and Poor Laws committees. He was also a member of the Committee on Railroads. [1]
    • "During his service he was Chairman of two Committees- Erection and Division of Towns and Counties, and Poor Laws. He was also a member of the Committee on Railroads and was instrumental in the passage of the laws permitting the erection of the Elevated Roads in New York City. He was also one of the Committee that investigated the notorious Tweed Ring." [18]
    Occupation  1877  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    General Merchant 
    Occupation  1843 - 1877  Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 19, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
    Owner 
    • The first business in Cleveland was the Eagle Tannery built in 1834 and owned by James Burke. William Foster was an Englishman who located in Cleveland and was a bookkeeper in the new tannery. Foster purchased the tannery upon the death of Mr. Burke and was succeeded by his son, William H. Foster.

      He also carried on a store, along with Forris Farmer. The tannery was located just east of the NYS dock and Rt. 49.

      The tannery provided much needed employment for the residents enhancing early growth and development. [20]
    • "While still a young man he became interested in the manufacture of leather, a business, which, in his hands, grew into large proportions, and by his energy and business tact he built it up into one of the largest and most successful tanneries in this section of the state." [2]
    • William Foster states in a letter dated March 4th, 1891:
      "I got $60, per month xxxx for two years from an appreciative employer. Then I was 30 years of age. I bought out the owner's interest and paid him a debt of $80,000 and interest at 7% in 7 years out of the business" [25]
    • According to the 1870 census, the tannery is valued at $50,000. [26]
    1867xxxx - Village of Cleveland (Map)
    1867xxxx - Village of Cleveland (Map)
    U.S. Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918
    Various publishers of County Land Ownership Atlases
    Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1867
    Collection: G&M_11; Roll Number: 11
    Membership  1875 - 1877  F. and A. M. Lodge #613, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Master of the Lodge 
    Residence  1839 - 1880  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34
    • Based on the information in the Cleveland Comprehensive Plan, the Towt-Foster-Edminster House was built around 1825 by John Towt. After his death in 1847, William Foster purchased the home.

      According to the 1850 census, the residence is valued at $20,000. Additionally, Mary Delahunt (16 years old) is noted as a resident with the Foster family. It is unclear if she is a servant or some other relation to the family.

      According to the 1870 census, the residence of the William and Mary is valued at $50,000 and personal assets valued at $30,000.

      According to the 1880 census, William and Mary had a servant by the name of Lewis Coon. [26, 27, 32, 33]
    1880 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.34
    1880 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.34
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; SD#: 8; ED#: 231; ED Date: 06/18/1880; Page: 34B
    1870 United States Federal Census - p.8
    1870 United States Federal Census - p.8
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/11/1870; Page: 8; Line: 6-12
    1860 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.14
    1860 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.14
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/22/1860; Page: 8; Line: 40
    1850 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.19
    1850 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.19
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; ED Date: 07/17/1850; Page: 19; Line: 9-17
    1840 United States Federal Census, Constantia - n.p.
    1840 United States Federal Census, Constantia - n.p.
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Date: 1840; Page: n.p.; Line: 5
    1993xxxx - Towt-Foster-Edminster House
    1993xxxx - Towt-Foster-Edminster House
    Cleveland Comprehensive Plan
    Appendix B, Photo
    Built by John Towt around 1825, William Foster purchased the home after John's death in 1847.
    Occupation  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 35
    Land Agent 
    • "[William Foster] was a land agent for the Roosevelt family for the sale of property all over the old town of Constantia" [20]
    Occupation  Union Glass Company, Kathern and North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Organizer and Operator 
    Occupation  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Supervisor, Town of Constantia 
    Membership  Abolitionist Party  [5
    Membership  1867 - 1893  St. James Episcopal Church, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 36, 37, 38
    Officer and Warden 
    • "As has been noted, his mother was evidently of a thoroughly religous nature, and no doubt trained her children in the Church of England, of which she was a member. His wife also was deeply religous, and all together it is not strange that the Episcopal Church of this country appealed to him. Originally there was none in the village of Cleveland, but services were occasionally conducted there, and when in 1867 a parish organization was effected, William was in charge of the meeting. He was elected its first senior Warden and continued in that office for many years. In time St. James Church was erected on a lot given by him. He was a constant attendant at Church services to the time of his death, and as a lay-reader conducted the services at St. James Church whenever there was no clergyman present." [36]
    Died  25 Jul 1893  106 Helen Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16, 35
    • Died at the home of his daughter, Ellen. [39]
    • "In the latter part of July, he became unwell. The physician called, did not consider his condition serious, and while he remained in his room, he was not confined to his bed. On July 26, 1893, he was still up and about his room, but became suddenly worse, and died at 3 P. M." [39]
    18930728 - Obituary: Hon. William Foster
    18930728 - Obituary: Hon. William Foster
    Oswego Daily Times
    07/28/1893, p.5
    Buried  29 Jul 1893  Riverside Cemetery, 4024 County Route 57, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16, 35
    • Funeral services took place at his daughter's, Mrs. I. Duncan, home in Syracuse. His remains where then transported via the Phoenix line to Oswego's Riverside Cemetery where they were met by "a committee of prominent citizens and old friends and associates of the late senator". [16, 35]
    Person ID  I41  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  8 Apr 2017 

    Father  John Foster,   b. 7 Apr 1757,   d. 9 Mar 1823 
    Mother  Elizabeth Nowers,   d. 23 Apr 1860 
    Married  9 Feb 1793  [7, 40
    • In addition to William, John and Elizabeth have 14 other children: 13 older and 1 younger. [7]
    Documents
    xxxxxxxx - Foster Births
    xxxxxxxx - Foster Births
    Foster Berths by B.G. Foster
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Cramp,   b. 7 May 1812, Otford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1883, Camden, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 Jun 1837  Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 41
    • Taken from the diary of Mary Cramp:
      "June 1837, Monday 5th. We were married by the Rev. Mr. McCarty at eight o'clock in the evening. Visitors present, Dr. and Mrs. Van Schaick, Mr. and Mrs. Isaacs, Miss Robertson, Miss Broadhead, Mrs. Andrew McCarty (Isaacs Isaacs groomsman) Mr. Casy, Mr. Perham, Mrs. Neil Major Cochran." [41]
    Children 
    >1. Ellen Foster,   b. 16 May 1838, Ottawa, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1897, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Marian Foster,   b. 24 Apr 1840, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1917, Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. William Henry Foster, Jr.,   b. 21 Sep 1842, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1887, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Anna Foster,   b. 23 Sep 1844, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Emily Foster,   b. 10 Mar 1846, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1871, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Cramp Foster,   b. Abt. 1848, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Foster,   b. 30 Sep 1850, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1850, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Ada Foster,   b. 23 Aug 1852, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Larned, Pawnee, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Edward Collins Foster,   b. 19 Sep 1854, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1855
    Last Modified  17 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptized - 15 May 1814 - Lenham Church, Rectory Lane, Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1HS, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Abt.1823 - Maidstone Grammar School, Barton Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 7BT, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Abt. 1828 - Herstmonceux Church of England School, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - Abt. 1830 - 1833 - Constantia, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1833-1835 - Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Burdick & Foster Store - Jan 1835 - Sep 1835 - Shockoe, Richmond, Richmond, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1837 - Oswego, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1837 - Sep 1837 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1839 - 1843 - Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Partner - 1851 - Union Glass Company, Kathern and North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cleveland Village President - 1857-1858 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cleveland Village President - 1860 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Foster and Farmer, Co-owner of a general merchandise store with Forris Farmer - 1866 - 1867 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cleveland Village President - 1871 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - General Merchant - 1877 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Owner - 1843 - 1877 - Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1839 - 1880 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Land Agent - - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Organizer and Operator - - Union Glass Company, Kathern and North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Supervisor, Town of Constantia - - Constantia, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - Officer and Warden - 1867 - 1893 - St. James Episcopal Church, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jul 1893 - 106 Helen Street, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Jul 1893 - Riverside Cemetery, 4024 County Route 57, Oswego, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1931xxxx - William H. Foster, Sr. and Jr., circa. 1844
    1931xxxx - William H. Foster, Sr. and Jr., circa. 1844
    Some Account of the Fosters of Kent and Sussex Counties, England and Oswego County, New York, Bertram Grey Foster, (Self Published), sec.2 p.39-40

    Documents
    18760922 - The Lateral Canals
    18760922 - The Lateral Canals
    Oswego Daily Times
    09/22/1876, n.p.
    Meeting of the State Commissioners in Utica - The Chenango Under Consideration

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      Constantia

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      Cleveland Village

    32. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 34B (Reliability: 2), 18 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; SD#: 8; ED#: 231; ED Date: 06/18/1880; Page: 34B

    33. [S34] Village of Cleveland Comprehensive Plan, Village of Cleveland, Appendix B (Reliability: 2).
      Towt-Foster-Edminster House

    34. [S42] 1840 United States Federal Census (Reliability: 1), 1840.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Date: 1840; Page: n.p.; Line: 5

    35. [S37] Oswego Daily Palladium, 8 (Reliability: 2), 28 Jul 1893.
      Death of Ex-Senator Foster

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    37. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 29 Apr 1882.

    38. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 31 Mar 1883.

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    40. [S9] Personal Document (Reliability: 2).
      Foster Births, compiled by B.G. Foster

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