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James Foster; Pennsylvania Canal

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James Foster; Pennsylvania Canal

Posted: 17 Mar 2013 7:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Foster
Does anyone have any information about this James Foster family or about the canal in the Huntingdon County area?

James Foster. Born on 18 Sep 1800 in Ireland. James died in Alexandria, Huntingdon  County, Pa., on 4 Apr 1854; he was 53. Occupation: Raftman; boatman; carpenter.

In 1825 when James was 24, he married Catherine Corter in Stormstown, Halfmoon Twp., Centre County, Pennsylvania. Born on 16 Jan 1802 in Mill Hall, Centre Co., (Clinton), Pennsylvania. Catherine died in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, on 10 Jan 1875; she was 72.

They had the following children:
i. Mary Jane. Born in 1830.
On 3 Nov 1846 when Mary Jane was 16, she married William Cook Duncan in Centre Co., Pennsylvania.
2 ii. John Corter (1833-1872)
3 iii. Harris Lee (1835-1915)
iv. George. Born in 1841.
v. Thomas Benton. Born in 1845.
vi. Elliot James. Born on 26 Feb 1850 in Alexandria, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Elliot James died in Los Angeles, California, on 5 Aug 1916; he was 66.
Elliot James married Sarah Jane Gray. Born on 13 Sep 1856 in Noble, Indiana. Sarah Jane died in Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan, on 28 Jun 1920; she was 63.
vii. Lavina.
viii. James.
On 4 Jan 1883 James married Elizabeth C. Irvin in Huntingdon County, Pa.

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