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J. ROBERT FOSTER was born October 12, 1819, near Oak Grove, Christian Co., Ky., and while young removed with his parents to Todd County, Ky., where he grew to manhood and at present resides. His father, John Foster, was born January 8, 1785, in South Carolina, and died 1873. His wife, Elizabeth (Hill), was born 1781, and died in 1863. They were married in 1809, and the union was blessed with four sons and four daughters. The parents were both acceptable members of the Baptist Church. Subject was married September, 1840, to Maria, daughter of John and Mary Waugh, both natives of Virginia. She was born January 29, 1817, in Hopkinsville. To her and husband were born: Anna, September 22, 1842; Robert Ellen, June 16, 1845; Georgie E., February 28, 1848; Mary W., November 23, 1850. Subject is a farmer by profession, having settled on his present place in 1840, where he owns 135 acres of good land in fair state of cultivation. Mrs. Foster is a member of the Baptist Church. Subject, who was the second son, lives within sight of the old homestead, where his parents died. This was comparatively a new country when they moved here, with plenty of wild turkey, deer, etc., all driven away before the advance of civilization.