FOSTER Diantha J.

Female 1841 - 1881  (40 years)


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  • Name FOSTER Diantha J. 
    Born 30 Apr 1841  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    CENSUS 23 Jul 1850  Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll: M432_362; Page: 255B; Image: 291
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI, Roll: M432_362; Page: 255B; Image: 291
    CENSUS 27 Jun 1860  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: M653_201; Page: 628; Image: 268; Family History Library Film: 803201
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: M653_201; Page: 628; Image: 268; Family History Library Film: 803201
    CENSUS 28 Jun 1870  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Occupation: Keeping House.
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755
    CENSUS 02 Jun 1880  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Occupation: Keeping House.
      The family of Diantha's sister Leantha shown living next door in this census.
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    Died 20 Sep 1881  [5
    Buried South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I181  Main
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 

    Father FOSTER George,   b. Abt 1802, Botetourt Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1868, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother SHEPARD Mary,   b. Abt 1804, Botetourt Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 20 Jan 1825  [6
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., 1885: George Foster, father of R. T., (should read R.F.--ed.) was a native of Virginia, born in Botetourt county. His wife, Mary Shepherd, was a native of the same place, and their marriage occurred January 20,1825. His death occurred January 26, 1868, and hers in 1855; they are 'buried at New Hope cemetery (now called Blandinsville South Cemetery--ed.). [7]
    • ...George Foster, a native of Virginia; he settled in Hire township, coming from Michigan here, and died at his home January 26,1868, having lost his wife in 1855, and both lie in Good Hope cemetery (Should read New Hope, also called Blandinsville South Cemetery--ed). [8]
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FISHER John K.,   b. 5 Mar 1833, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1891, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1859  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster - 1859
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster - 1859
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., IL 1885: John Fisher, the present supervisor of Hire township, is considered one of the best farmers in the county. He lives near Blandinsville, on section 10, and owns, in all, 369 acres of land, not one acre of which is untillable. His buildings are good and present a neat appearance. The house is two-stories, and the main part is 24x28 feet, with an addition 16x20 feet. His main barn is 38x48 feet. The main features of his farming consist of raising stock and feeding cattle for the eastern markets. He has some fine Norman and Clydesdale brood mares from which he raises some fine draft horses. John Fisher made his home with his parents until 20 years of age, when he went to Morgan county, Illinois, where he remained one year. He is the son of Thomas and Polly (Kells) Fisher, and was the ninth child of a family of 10 children, all of whom are now living,except William, tile eldest child. Thomas Fisher was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 1 March 11, 1791, and died at his home in Blandinsville, in 1868. He settled in McDonough county in 1844, coming from Hancock county, Illinois, where he had settled in 1840. His first wife died, and he was again married to Elizabeth Brown, by whom there were four children. Being a mechanic by trade, or rather a mill-wright, on coming to Blandinsville he built a saw and grist mill there, besides other mills in the county, working at the trade for nearly 20 years. John Fisher was married in 1857 to Diantha Foster, a native of Michigan. She died September 20, 1881, leaving six children-William, Frank, James, Charles, Mary and Martha. George, the oldest child, is deceased. [10]
    Children 
     1. FISHER George T.,   b. 23 Jan 1862, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1877  (Age 15 years)  [Birth]
    +2. FISHER William Henry,   b. Jul 1865, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. FISHER John Franklin,   b. 11 Oct 1866, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1885, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [Birth]
     4. FISHER James H.,   b. 17 Mar 1870, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1884  (Age 14 years)  [Birth]
    +5. FISHER Charles A.,   b. 25 Sep 1872, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1958, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     6. FISHER Mary L.,   b. 1 Jan 1875, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. FISHER Martha J.,   b. 23 Dec 1879, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 08:06:33 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 23 Jul 1850 - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1859 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 27 Jun 1860 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 28 Jun 1870 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Census: 1850 U.S. - Fawn River Township, St. Joseph Co., MI , (Ancestry.com), Roll: M432_362; Page: 255B; Image: 291 (Reliability: 3), 23 Jul 1850.

    2. [S87] Census: 1860 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry.com), Roll: M653_201; Page: 628; Image: 268; Family History Library Film: 803201 (Reliability: 3), 27 Jun 1860.

    3. [S84] Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755. (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 1870.

    4. [S86] Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789 (Reliability: 3), 02 Jun 1880.

    5. [s67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 644 (Reliability: 2).
      She died September 20, 1881

    6. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., p. 632 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    7. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 632 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    8. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 636 (Reliability: 2), 1885.

    9. [SR45] Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster, (Illinois State Board of Health), License No. 1341. (Reliability: 3), 8 Dec 1859.

    10. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 644 (Reliability: 2), 1885.