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The Foster Family                       

Ancestors of Keziah Jane Foster

Generation No. 1

1. Keziah Jane Foster, born 27 March 1841 in Sugar Creek Township, Armstrong Co., PA, USA; died Abt. June 1919 in Butler Co., PA. She was the daughter of 2. Christopher Alexander Foster and 3. Isabel Morrison. She married (1) Thomas Hays 21 December 1865 in Cowansville, the old Foster homestead. He was born 19 January 1840 in Armstrong Co., PA. USA, and died 29 February 1920 in Butler Co., PA. He was the son of Robert Hays and Deborah Jane McKee.

Generation No. 2

2. Christopher Alexander Foster, born 1 April 1811 in PA; died 29 June 1892 in Cowansville, Armstrong Co., PA, USA. He was the son of 4. Alexander Foster and 5. Elizabeth Harrold. He married 3. Isabel Morrison 6 May 1840.

3. Isabel Morrison, born 3 August 1813 in Armstrong Co., PA; died 23 July 1854 in Cowansville, Armstrong Co., PA,USA. She was the daughter of 6. William Morrison and 7. Margaret Barnes.

Children of Christopher Foster and Isabel Morrison are:

          1 i. Keziah Jane Foster, born 27 March 1841 in Sugar Creek Township, Armstrong Co., PA, USA; died Abt. June 1919 in Butler Co., PA; married Thomas Hays 21 December 1865 in Cowansville, the old Foster homestead.

          ii. Phoebe Foster, born Abt. 1850; died Bef. 1914; married Mathew McGarvey 1882; died Bef. 1914.

          iii. Elizabeth Foster, born Abt. 1843; died in Cowansville, Armstrong Co., PA, USA; married C.W. Jordan; died in Cowansville, Armstrong Co., PA, USA.

          iv. Sarah Isabel Foster, born Abt. 1845; died Bef. 1914; married William Luton 12 June 1872; died in Cooperstown, Venango Co., PA.

          v. Nancy Foster, born Abt. 1846; died Abt. 1861.

          vi. Mary A. Foster, born Abt. 1847; died Abt. 1848.

          vii. Alice Foster, born Abt. 1849; died Abt. 1850.

           

Generation No. 3

4. Alexander Foster, born 1771 in Ireland; died 7 May 1831 in Armstrong County, PA. He was the son of 8. William Foster and 9. Martha GALLAGHER. He married 5. Elizabeth Harrold Abt. 1807 in Pennsylvania.

5. Elizabeth Harrold, born 23 January 1785 in Indiana County, PA; died 25 April 1864 in Armstrong Co., PA. She was the daughter of 10. Christopher Columbus HARROLD and 11. Elizabeth PAINTER.

Children of Alexander Foster and Elizabeth Harrold are:

          2 i. Christopher Alexander Foster, born 1 April 1811 in PA; died 29 June 1892 in Cowansville, Armstrong Co., PA, USA; married (1) Nancy McGarvey 1836; married (2) Isabel Morrison 6 May 1840; married (3) Esther Gibson 20 February 1855.

          ii. Martha Foster, born 19 October 1808; married James McGarvey.

          iii. Thomas Foster, born 16 January 1816; married Martha Morrison.

          iv. William Foster, born 13 June 1813; married Mary Ambrose.

          v. Katherine Foster, born 16 January 1816; died 15 July 1898 in Petrolia, Butler County, PA; married Mathew Brown.

          vi. Elizabeth Foster, born 9 November 1821; married Harrison Gibson.

          vii. Sarah Foster, born 3 May 1818; married William Morrison.

          viii. Phoebe Foster, born 9 April 1823; married Harvey McKee.

          ix. Margaret Foster, born 25 December 1825; married William McClatchey.

          x. Nancy Foster, born 2 June 1828; died in died young.

           

6. William Morrison, born 21 February 1780 in New Castle, DE; died 25 May 1862 in Armstrong Co., PA. He was the son of 12. Robert Morrison and 13. Elizabeth Culbertson. He married 7. Margaret Barnes October 1803.

7. Margaret Barnes, born 20 September 1779 in Westmoreland Co., PA?; died 24 September 1848 in Armstrong Co., PA. She was the daughter of 14. William Barnes and 15. Jane (Barnes).

Children of William Morrison and Margaret Barnes are:

          3 i. Isabel Morrison, born 3 August 1813 in Armstrong Co., PA; died 23 July 1854 in Cowansville, Armstrong Co., PA,USA; married Christopher Alexander Foster 6 May 1840.

          ii. William Morrison, born 4 April 1818 in Slate lick, Armstrong Co., PA; died 18 December 1887 in Armstrong Co., PA; married Mary Hall 7 July 1840; born 31 August 1819; died 28 October 1904 in Armstrong Co., PA.

          iii. Mary Morrison, born Abt. 1814.

          iv. Martha Morrison, married Thomas Foster; born 16 January 1816.

           

Generation No. 4

8. William Foster, born Abt. 1750 in Scotland or Ireland/Scotland; died Unknown. He was the son of 16. ? FOSTER and 17. Wife of ? Foster. He married 9. Martha GALLAGHER Bef. 1778 in Donegal County, Ireland.

9. Martha GALLAGHER, born Abt. 1750 in probably Ireland; died Aft. 1780.

Child of William Foster and Martha GALLAGHER is:

          4 i. Alexander Foster, born 1771 in Ireland; died 7 May 1831 in Armstrong County, PA; married Elizabeth Harrold Abt. 1807 in Pennsylvania.

           

10. Christopher Columbus HARROLD, born 1758 in Bethel Township, Berks County, PA; died 5 November 1828 in Center Township, Indiana County, PA. He was the son of 20. George Christopher HOEROLDT, Jr and 21. Maria Catharina PONTIUS. He married 11. Elizabeth PAINTER 1779 in Westmoreland County, PA.

11. Elizabeth PAINTER, born 1764; died 13 February 1817 in Center Township, Indiana County, PA. She was the daughter of 22. Jacob PAINTER.

Children of Christopher HARROLD and Elizabeth PAINTER are:

          5 i. Elizabeth Harrold, born 23 January 1785 in Indiana County, PA; died 25 April 1864 in Armstrong Co., PA; married Alexander Foster Abt. 1807 in Pennsylvania.

          ii. Lucinda Harrold

          iii. Christopher Harrold, died in Wayne Co., Ohio.

          iv. Sally Harrold

          v. Mattie Harrold

           

12. Robert Morrison, born 8 January 1748/49 in Clogharee, Kerry, Ireland or Ayr, Scotland/Ayr, Scotland; died 18 September 1832 in Greene Co., PA. He was the son of 24. William Morrison and 25. Elizabeth Hamilton. He married 13. Elizabeth Culbertson 1771.

13. Elizabeth Culbertson, born 1753 in New Castle Co., Delaware; died 14 March 1816 in PA. She was the daughter of 26. Robert Culbertson and 27. Sarah Seeley.

Children of Robert Morrison and Elizabeth Culbertson are:

          i. William Morrison, born 21 February 1780 in New Castle, DE; died 25 May 1862 in Armstrong Co., PA; married Margaret Barnes October 1803.

          ii. Thomas Morrison, b.bet. 1772 - 1790

Robert Morrison (grandson of Robert Morrison and Elizabeth Culbertson, b. March 15, 1822, m. Flora Bomberger) in his auto-biography, published in "The Scroll" for April, 1897, page 411, says:

"Robert Morrison, my grandfather, was of Scotch-Irish parentage. He was born in County Derry, Ireland. The family was of the middle class, neither poor nor rich, and was connected in marriage with the Hamiltons in Scotland. In 1765, when Robert was sixteen years old, with his brothers older than himself, he came to America and settled in Delaware. Some of them emigrated to the Valley of Virginia; one kept on south; another wing went west to Vincennes, Kaskasia and St. Louis.

"After the Revolutionary War, in which Robert had a share as one of the 'blue hen's chickens,' as soldiers from Delaware were called, he concluded to take his young wife, Elizabeth Culbertson, an English woman, and two little children, as I believe, and go west. General Washington asked him to take his tract of 600 acres in the north western part of Fayette County, Pa., lying on the Youghiogheny river. He went and looked at the land, but thought it too much exposed to incursions from the Indians, and continued his journey about fifty miles southwest into Green county, and bought out the McClungs, who took their slaves and went to Kentucky, as Pennsylvania had in 1780 passed an ordinance of gradual emancipation. There my grandfather lived and reared a family of ten children and died at the age of eighty-two. There my father, Thomas Morrison (brother of William Morrison), was born and reared."

Source: A Genealogical History of the Jennings Families in England and America, First to third generation, page 25

 

14. William Barnes, born Bef. 1760; died Aft. 1780 in Unity Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA. He married 15. Jane (Barnes).

15. Jane (Barnes)

Child of William Barnes and Jane (Barnes) is:

          7 i. Margaret Barnes, born 20 September 1779 in Westmoreland Co., PA?; died 24 September 1848 in Armstrong Co., PA; married William Morrison October 1803.

           

Generation No. 5

16. ? FOSTER, born Unknown in Scotland probably; died Unknown. He married 17. Wife of ? Foster Unknown.

17. Wife of ? Foster, born Unknown in Scotland probably; died Unknown.

Child of ? FOSTER and Wife Foster is:

          8 i. William Foster, born Abt. 1750 in Scotland or Ireland/Scotland; died Unknown; married Martha GALLAGHER Bef. 1778 in Donegal County, Ireland.

           

20. George Christopher HOEROLDT, Jr, born 22 October 1723 in Steinheim an der Mur, Kreis Neckar, Wurettemberg, Germany; died 1 April 1787 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA. He was the son of 40. George Christopher HOEROLDT, Sr and 41. Maria Catharina SCHEELKOPF. He married 21. Maria Catharina PONTIUS 1744 in Berks County, PA.

21. Maria Catharina PONTIUS, born Abt. 1725; died Bet. 1787 - 1800. She was the daughter of 42. Johan Peter PONTIUS and 43. Anna Rosina Catharina HAUCH.

Child of George HOEROLDT and Maria PONTIUS is:

          10 i. Christopher Columbus HARROLD, born 1758 in Bethel Township, Berks County, PA; died 5 November 1828 in Center Township, Indiana County, PA; married Elizabeth PAINTER 1779 in Westmoreland County, PA.

           

22. Jacob PAINTER, born Bet. 1713 - 1742; died Bet. 1767 - 1827.

Child of Jacob PAINTER is:

          11 i. Elizabeth PAINTER, born 1764; died 13 February 1817 in Center Township, Indiana County, PA; married Christopher Columbus HARROLD 1779 in Westmoreland County, PA.

           

24. William Morrison, born Bet. 1705 - 1725 in Ayr, Scotland; died Aft. 1760 in Ireland or Scotland. He was the son of 48. John MacPherson Morrison. He married 25. Elizabeth Hamilton 1743.

25. Elizabeth Hamilton, born Bet. 1710 - 1730 in Ireland; died Aft. 1760. She was the daughter of 50. Rev. John Hamilton.

Children of William Morrison and Elizabeth Hamilton are:

          12 i. Robert Morrison, born 8 January 1748/49 in Clogharee, Kerry, Ireland or Ayr, Scotland/Ayr, Scotland; died 18 September 1832 in Greene Co., PA; married Elizabeth Culbertson 1771.

          ii. Samuel Morrison, born 1758; died 1814 in New Castle, DE; married Jane Willson; born 2 January 1760; died 6 May 1812 in New Castle, DE.

           

26. Robert Culbertson, born Abt. 1692 in Darby, Kerry, Ireland; died in PA?. He was the son of 52. William Culbertson. He married 27. Sarah Seeley Bef. 1753.

27. Sarah Seeley, born Abt. 1724; died Aft. 1753 in PA?. She was the daughter of 54. Rev. Rev. Thomas Seeley and 55. Sarah Campbell.

Child of Robert Culbertson and Sarah Seeley is:

          13 i. Elizabeth Culbertson, born 1753 in New Castle Co., Delaware; died 14 March 1816 in PA; married Robert Morrison 1771.

           

Generation No. 6

40. George Christopher HOEROLDT, Sr, born 25 December 1688 in Steinheim an der Mur, Kreis Neckar, Wurttemberg, Germany; died 27 October 1749 in Heidelberg Township, Lancaster/Berks County, PA. He was the son of Hans Michel HOEROLDT and Margaretha KLEIN. He married 41. Maria Catharina SCHEELKOPF 15 August 1719 in Zweibrucken, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany.

41. Maria Catharina SCHEELKOPF, born Bet. 1682 - 1708 in Germany; died Abt. 1760 in Heidelberg Township, Lancaster/Berks County, PA.

Child of George HOEROLDT and Maria SCHEELKOPF is:

          20 i. George Christopher HOEROLDT, Jr, born 22 October 1723 in Steinheim an der Mur, Kreis Neckar, Wurettemberg, Germany; died 1 April 1787 in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA; married Maria Catharina PONTIUS 1744 in Berks County, PA.

           

42. Johan Peter PONTIUS, born 1685 in Eborn, Birkenfeld, Rhine, Germany; died 1736 in Berlangenbach, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany. He was the son of Hans Nickel PONTIUS and Anna Margaratha HOFFMAN. He married 43. Anna Rosina Catharina HAUCH 1715 in Berlangenbach, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.

43. Anna Rosina Catharina HAUCH, born 31 January 1693/94 in Berlangenbach, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany; died Aft. 1738 in Berks County, PA. She was the daughter of Hans Nickel HAUCH and Anna Maria ROTHUS.

Child of Johan PONTIUS and Anna HAUCH is:

          21 i. Maria Catharina PONTIUS, born Abt. 1725; died Bet. 1787 - 1800; married George Christopher HOEROLDT, Jr 1744 in Berks County, PA.

           

48. John MacPherson Morrison, born Bet. 1670 - 1705 in Scotland; died in Scotland.

Children of John MacPherson Morrison are:

          24 i. William Morrison, born Bet. 1705 - 1725 in Ayr, Scotland; died Aft. 1760 in Ireland or Scotland; married Elizabeth Hamilton 1743.

          ii. Samuel Morrison, born Bet. 1705 - 1725.

          iii. Robert Morrison, born Bet. 1705 - 1725.

           

50. Rev. John Hamilton, born Bet. 1680 - 1710 in Scotland; died Aft. 1710 in Ayr, Scotland.

Child of Rev. John Hamilton is:

          25 i. Elizabeth Hamilton, born Bet. 1710 - 1730 in Ireland; died Aft. 1760; married William Morrison 1743.

           

52. William Culbertson, born Abt. 1654 in Ireland.

Child of William Culbertson is:

          26 i. Robert Culbertson, born Abt. 1692 in Darby, Kerry, Ireland; died in PA?; married Sarah Seeley Bef. 1753.

           

54. Rev. Rev. Thomas Seeley, born Bet. 1680 - 1715; died Aft. 1757 in New Castle Co., Delaware. He married 55. Sarah Campbell.

55. Sarah Campbell, born Bet. 1680 - 1715 in Cambellton, Scotland; died in Philadelphia, PA?. She was the daughter of John Campbell and Julyan (Campble).

Child of Rev. Seeley and Sarah Campbell is:

          27 i. Sarah Seeley, born Abt. 1724; died Aft. 1753 in PA?; married Robert Culbertson Bef. 1753.

 
Updated: 2008-01-15