Today I began putting a narrative together for Israel Foss. I like to use the format from the series “Maine Families in 1790”. I like being able to read the sources as I read the narrative. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as nice on wordpress as it does in MS Word.
Israel and Betsey had 13 children. I think that documenting them in this narrative will be my focus for the next several weeks. For this week I have only added their first child, Charles. I am a descendant of Charles and Sarah (Davis) Foss.
Israel Foss, b at Machias ME, c 1772-1773 son of Benjamin and Sarah (Mitchell) Foss of Scarborough ME and Machias ME. (ae 77y in 1850 USC, Machias; his parents’ marriage in Scarborough on 7 Nov 1762 recorded in Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder Volume 4 p. 32): d Machias 29 May 1857 and buried at the Court Street Cemetery, Machias (MOCA, Special Publication No. 14, p. 568): m Machias Betsey Conners (Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias, hereafter Machias OR, p. 19, page torn no date) she b Machias 04 May 1787 dau of Patrick & Sarah (-) Conners (Machias OR, p. 57)
Children, b Machias: births in Machias OR, p. 117
i. Charles, b 13 Dec 1805: m (1) 11 Apr 1827 Mary C Bowers (Machias OR, p. 57), b 11 Jan 1806 dau of Samuel & Mary (Cheney) Bowers (Machias OR, p. 64), d 20 May 1830 (Machias OR, p. 117). He m (2) Sara Davis (George W. Drisko, Narrative of the town of Machias , hereafter Drisko’s Machias, p. 426), b 4 Nov 1809 dau of Samuel & Lois (-) Davis (Recorded as Sally in Machias OR, p. 69).
Here is a list of items that I need to find information and sources on for this narrative:
- Source for last name of Betsey Conner’s mother Sarah
- Birth, Marriage, and Death dates and sources for Patrick & Sarah (-) Conners
- Marriage date and source for Israel Foss and Betsey Conners
- Death date and source for Betsey (Conners) Foss
- Marriage date and source for Charles Foss and Sarah Davis
- Death dates and sources for Charles and Sarah (Davis) Foss
- Source for last name of Sarah Davis’s mother Lois
- Birth, Marriage, and Death dates and sources for Samuel & Lois (-) Davis
created: 05 Dec 2010