From the publication "Indiana Genealogy", page 114; (Articles appearing in the Indianapolis Sunday Star, originally edited by Mrs. Harvey Morris. Cf. pref. Mounted newspaper clippings.)
#202. The children of Daniel Fosher and his wife Marvillis Echols, as follows:
1) John, born May 17, 1786, died Sept 12, 1865; married Elizabeth Landis, 1804;
2) Susanna, born 1788, married _____ Pagin;
3) Mathias, born 1790, died 1884, married Elizabeth Rife, served in war of 1812;
4) Mary, born 1792, married David Hale;
5) Elizabeth, born 1794, died 7 years old;
6) Catherine, born 1796, married Stephen Hicks;
7) Saloma, born 1798,married John Drook;
8) Jacob, born 1800, died 1894, married Elizabeth Brewington;
9) Anna, born 1803, married _____ Stanton, remarried in Virginia;
10) David, born 1806, married Elizabeth Tlivibbles.
The descendents of David spell the name Foshier, as they claim that they are French. One family tradition is that Daniel Fosher was the son of a French nobleman who came to America during the revolution. It is said he was an officer in the colonial army. He was so pleased with America that when the independence was won he settled in Westmoreland county, Virginia, where he built a large practice as a physician. This record sent by Mrs. Glenn Curtis, Charlton, Ia., a descendant. Among descendants living in Wayne county, Indiana are Mrs. Katherine Dye, of Centerville, the Rev. Elmer Hale of Boston, Frank Hale of Abington.
Inscription on his tombstone, "Daniel Fosher, M. D. Born May 12, 1763, died Aug 4, 1849--87 years, 2 months, 23 days. Soldier of the revolutionary war", and it seems conclusive that he served in the continental army or Virginia militia. It probably was but a few months before the close of the struggle, as he was but 19 years of age when the war ended with the fall of Yorktown.--Harry Dorsey Bertch, Centerville, Ind. in the Old Trails Echo. Oct 30, 1931.
hello friends and cousins. re daniel fosher/foshier/fascher. he was a hessian conscript who deserted and fought on the american side. b5/12/1762, d 8/4/1849. he was part of my hale/fosher family group that left virginia and migrated to ohio and indiana after the war of 1812. there were several errors in the original posting. I have an autobiography of my ancestor john hale b 1825. daniel fosher was the father in law of john hale b 1793,not david hale. daniel foshier was the father of mary/polly fosher who married john hale b 1793. she died and the children were taken to live with their grandfather at richmond indiana. they were salome, daniel, david and judy. john hale 2nd wife was asenaath searl, daughter of elisha searl, mother of john hale b 1825, who was the writer. daniel fosher was a hero, doctor, founding member of the 4 mile church of the brethren, many records of this church exist. he also was a member of the underground railroad. he was a man to be proud of. so I am not directly descended dna wise but proud to be part of his family. sara crystal, email@example.com