Descendants of Foster

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  HENRY PRENTICE1 FOSTER1 died Unknown.  He married ELVIRA1.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for HENRY PRENTICE FOSTER:

A series of letters by Elizabeth (Foster) Huntoon's brother Charles Foster has been posted on the Kansas State Genweb. The introduction says that Charles is the son of Henry Prentice Foster. One of the letters posted is from A. J. Huntoon to Katie Foster (probably Catherine Foster, Elizabeth's sister).

 

Children of HENRY FOSTER and ELVIRA are:

                   i.    CHARLES2 FOSTER1, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    CATHERINE FOSTER1, d. Unknown.

2.              iii.    ELIZABETH P. FOSTER, b. 12 Nov 1829, Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire; d. 01 Apr 1891.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ELIZABETH P.2 FOSTER (HENRY PRENTICE1)1 was born 12 Nov 1829 in Walpole, Cheshire County, New Hampshire1,2, and died 01 Apr 18913,4.  She married ANDREW JACKSON HUNTOON5 22 Nov 18545,6, son of LEMUEL HUNTOON and SIBYL PALMER.  He was born 29 Feb 1832 in Unity, Sullivan County, New Hampshire7,8,9, and died 27 May 190210,11.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH P. FOSTER:

Chronology of Elizabeth P. Foster (from Allan F. Abrahamse):

[U.S. Federal Census, 1850, roll 428, page 54R.]

1850 census in Walpole, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire: Elizabeth Foster, age 20, lived in a household headed by Henry P. Foster, age 53, and Elvira Foster, age 49, and included Chas M. Foster, age 8 and Catharine J. Foster, age 5. All were born in New Hampshire.

[Daniel T. V. Huntoon, Philip Hunton and his Descendants,  (Cambridge: University Press, 1881 [from Allan F. Abrahamse]), pg. 78.]

1854: she was "of Walpole, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire" when she married Andrew.

[Topeka State Journal, Topeka, Kansas, 2 April 1891.]

2 Apr 1891, obituary published in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: Mrs. Huntoon, wife of Dr. A. J. Huntoon, died at the family residence, at the corner of Fourth and Harrison, at two o'clock this morning. She had been ill for some time with a complicated disease. Mrs. Huntoon was a native of New Hampshire, and was sixty-two years of age. Dr. and Mrs. Huntoon were among the first settlers of Topeka, and her death though not unexpected, will be mourned by hundreds of friends in this city.

[Topeka State Journal, Topeka, Kansas, 3 April 1891, pg. 5.]

3 Apr 1891, obituary published in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: The funeral of Mrs. A. J. Huntoon took place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.... Mrs. Huntoon was born at Walpole, New Hampshire... [She] came to the country with her husband from New Hampshire in 1857... Her husband, Dr. A. J. Huntoon, and daughter Julia, who recently married Mr. T. E. Pounds, have the sympathy of the entire community. 2186

Burial: Unknown, Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas12,13

 

Notes for ANDREW JACKSON HUNTOON:

Chronology of Andrew Jackson Huntoon (from Allan F. Abrahamse):

[The United States Biographical Dictionary, Kansas Volume (Chicago and Kansas City, S. Lewis & Co., Publishers, 1879), 133-134.]

Article published in 1879: Andrew Jackson Huntoon was born in the town of Unity, Sullivan county, New Hampshire, February 29, 1832. His father, Lemuel Huntoon, was a native of the same town, married Sibyl Palmer, of Langdon, in the same county, and spent his life in his native place.

Andrew was educated in the common schools at Unity until he was prepared to enter the academy of Alstead, and upon leaving that institution, pursued his studies at Unity and Newport. In the spring of 1851 he entered the office of Dr. L. J. Graves, of Langdon, with whom he studied three years, attended, in the meantime, two courses of medical lectures at Vermont University, Woodstock, Vermont, and two at the Dartmouth Medical College, Hanover, New Hampshire, from which institution he graduated in the spring of 1854. From May to November of that year, he practiced medicine at Bellows Falls, Vermont, and then started for the West, but stopping at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to visit a brother, he was persuaded to remain there, and opened a drug and book store, which he kept for two and a half years....on April 1, 1857, he started for his future home, ariving in Topeka twenty-three days afterward....

November 22, 1854, Dr. Huntoon was married to Lizzie P., daughter of Henry P. and Philena Foster, of Walpole, Cheshire county, New Hampshire. They have had four children, only one of whom is now living, Julia L., eight years old. Dr. Huntoon has entirely abandoned his profession, for the practice of which, in all save surgery, he entertains a positive disrelish. He has built good stables in Topeka, and is devoting his attention to breeding the finer grades of brood mares and raising blooded horses, and occupation in which he takes great delight, and is quite successful...

[A letter dated 25 Aug 1859 from Ellery Albee of Chester, New Hampshire, to Andrew Jackson Huntoon Huntoon M.D., of Williamsport, Kansas, (now in the possession of Allan Abrahamse), 25 Aug 1959.]

25 Aug 1859, in Williamsport, Shawnee Co., Kansas: Ellery Albee, of Winchester, New Hampshire, wrote a letter to A. J. Huntoon, M. D., calls him "Friend Jackson."

[Graden, Debra, ed. Kansas Adjutant General Roll, Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.]

16 Jul 1861, Williamsport, Shawnee Co., Kansas: A. J. Huntoon enlisted as a private and eventually promoted to assistant surgeon.

[Historical Data Systems, comp. Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA. Ancestry.Com record 474200, 1747911.]

5 Jan 1862, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: He enlisted as a surgeon at the age of 27, and was described as having a drk complexion, black eyes, black hard, an five fee seven inches tall.
20 Mar 1863, St. Helena, Philips Co., Arkansas: Discharged.

[U.S. Federal Census, 1870, roll 442, page 182.]

1870 census in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: Andrew J. Huntoon, age 38, lived with Lizzie P. Huntoon, age 49, and Julia S. Huntoon, age 1, and five adults, including Charles M. Foster age 28, born in New Hampshire, a lawyer (there is little doubt he is Elizabeth's brother, who was 8 years old when we find Elizabeth in the 1850 census). Andrew and Lizzie were born in New Hampshire, Julia in Kansas. Andrew calls himself a farmer.

[F. H. Woodbury, compiler and publisher, Topeka City Cirectory, 1874-5 (Topeka, Swayze, 18874). [Transcribed and posted on the internet at the Kansas Genweb, 2003].]

1874 directory listing in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: Dr. A. J. Huntoon, "res[idence] w[est] s[outh] Harrison bet[ween] 3d and 4th. A few lines below, Lizzie P. Huntoon is listed, "res cor Harrison and 3rd."

[U.S. Federal Census, 1880, roll 397, page 159A.]

1880 census in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: A. J. Huntoon, a "livery man," age 48, lived with his wife Lizzie Huntoon, age 50. Both were born in New Hampshire, as were both of their parents. They live with their daughter, Julia, age 11, born in Kansas, and four other unrelated individuals.

[Daniel T. V. Huntoon, Philip Hunton and his Descendants,  (Cambridge: University Press, 1881 [from Allan F. Abrahamse]), pg. 78.]

1881 he was said to be living in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas. 1277

[A letter from Andrew Jackson Huntoon to Catherine J. Foster (transcribed and posted on the Kansas Genweb site), 10 Mar 1883.]

10 Mar 1883, in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: He wrote a letter to his sister-in-law, Katie J. Foster, of Walpole, New Hampshire. He mentioned his wife Lizzie and daughter Julia: "Lizzie has been free from colds. and escaped her usual sever hard cough. Parties and lunches and teas. have occupied much of her attention. Julia is quite a young lady for her age. Has been a reall swell. growing radidly and strong. Attends school regularly. and doing very well. In music, she is really excelling. much to the surprise of all of us. She is splendid company. being full of spirits. and life."

[Topeka State Journal, Topeka, Kansas, 27 May 1902. There is no record that he had a brother named George. He did have a brother named Joel who lived in Topeka, and the author of this obituary may have been referring to Joel when he wrote about George.]

27 May 1902, obituary published in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: Dr. Andrew Jackson Huntoon, a pioneer Kansan, formerly surgeon and captain in the army and who participated in the border troubles of Kansas, died early this morning after several months' illness, at the age of seventy years, at his home at No. 333 Harrison Street....
Dr. Huntoon was the father of a family of four children. Only one child is living, Mrs. Julia Pounds, wife of Thos. E. Pounds, a mine owner of Joplin Mo. He has a brother living, Col. George Huntoon of No. 219 Huntoon street. Charles Foster was a brother-in-law. Dr. Huntoon's wife, and Mrs. Foster were brother and sister....
Dr. Huntoon was one of twins, the twins being a boy and a girl. They were born on the 29th of February, 1832, leap year, therefore having a birthday only once every four years.

Burial: Unknown, Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas14,15

       

Children of ELIZABETH FOSTER and ANDREW HUNTOON are:

                   i.    PRENTICE L.3 HUNTOON, b. 01 Aug 1860, Williamsport, Shawnee County, Kansas; d. 03 Jul 1864.

                  ii.    KATIE BELL HUNTOON, b. 17 Oct 1863, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas; d. 07 Jul 1864.

                 iii.    LIZZIE JANE HUNTOON, b. 17 Oct 1863; d. 23 Oct 1868.

                 iv.    JULIE LENA HUNTOON, b. 28 Oct 1868, Kansas; d. Aft. 1902.


Endnotes

 

1.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

2.  Debra Graden, ed., Kansas Settlers, 1854-1879, Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999 [database online] (from Allan F. Abrahamse), Taken from: Gleed, Charles S., ed. Kansas Memorial, A Report of the Old Settlers' Meeting Held at Bismark Grove, Kansas, September 15th and 16th, 1879. Kansas City: - , 1879.

3.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

4.  Register of Internments, Topeka Cemetery,  (Microfilm LM 62, Kansas Genealogical Society, Topeka, Kansas, provided by Jill Herzog).

5.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

6.  Daniel T. V. Huntoon, Philip Hunton and his Descendants,  (Cambridge: University Press, 1881 [from Allan F. Abrahamse]), pg. 78.

7.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

8.  Daniel T. V. Huntoon, Philip Hunton and his Descendants,  (Cambridge: University Press, 1881 [from Allan F. Abrahamse]), pg. 78.

9.  1880 US Federal Census, Roll 768, pg. 331B.

10.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

11.  Register of Internments, Topeka Cemetery,  (Microfilm LM 62, Kansas Genealogical Society, Topeka, Kansas, provided by Jill Herzog).

12.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

13.  Register of Internments, Topeka Cemetery,  (Microfilm LM 62, Kansas Genealogical Society, Topeka, Kansas, provided by Jill Herzog).

14.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

15.  Register of Internments, Topeka Cemetery,  (Microfilm LM 62, Kansas Genealogical Society, Topeka, Kansas, provided by Jill Herzog).

16.  Allan F. Abrahamse, Eight Generations of Descendants of Philip Huntoon, Long Beach Calif: to appear, 2004; preliminary draft September 2003.

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