From: H. David Russell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:00 PM
Subject: Robert Foust/TN
My wife and I believe that one of the Robert Fousts in Anderson County
in 1920 is the younger brother of my wifeâ€™s great grandfather, Isaac
McClellan Foust. Robert Foust and his brothers, their mother and their
stepfather are listed in the 1880 census for Knox County, district 5, NA
film number T9-1265, page 241A. Isaac, age 18, and Robert, age 14, are
living with their older brother Absolum, age 21, their mother (Eliza)
Jane (Kirkpatrick) Foust, age 49, now apparently married to William
Garrett, age 27. The father of Absolum, Isaac and Robert was Isaac
Foust, born about 1832. The date or place of their fatherâ€™s death is
The existence of Isaac McClellan Foustâ€™s brother Robert was further
confirmed in the obituary for Isaac McClellan Foust appearing in the
Knoxville Journal and Tribune of April 30, 1920, page 3, column 1.
Isaac died on April 25,1920. The obituary mentions two brothers, Robert
Foust of Edgmour (Edgemoor), Abb Foust of Knoxville and one sister Mrs.
Margaret Garrett of this place (Clear Springs, Tennessee). Margaret
Foust married John Garrett on May 11, 1871 in Knox County.
The 1920 census in which the Robert and Martha J. Foust family is found
only identifies the enumeration district as district 9 of Anderson
County. I do not know if the community of Edgemoor was in District 9.
We suspect that the Robert Foust listed as being married to a Martha
Jane Roach on 16 August 1891 in Knox County is probably the Robert Foust
who is the youngest son of Isaac and Eliza Jane Kirkpatrick Foust. At
this point, we do not have any corroborating evidence.
I have quite a bit of information about the ancestors of Isaac McClellan
Foust that I would be happy to share with anyone interested in this
You could be correct. Here is what I found when I looked up the info on your Foust family.
1860 Knox TN census p 181
Isasc Foust 28 M farmhand from TN
Jane 28 F TN
Rachel 7 F "
Jane 5 F "
Absolom 2 M "
Georgena 8/12 F "
The following information found on www.familysearch.com
William GARETT Self M Male W 27 TN Laborer TN TN
Jane GARETT Wife M Female W 47 TN Keeps House TN TN
Abner FOUST SSon S Male W 21 TN Laborer TN TN
Isac FOUST SSon S Male W 18 TN Laborer TN TN
Robert FOUST SSon S Male W 14 TN Laborer TN TN
Census Place District 5, Knox, Tennessee
Family History Library Film 1255265
NA Film Number T9-1265
Page Number 241A
I assume the "Abner" listed above is Absolom.