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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 730

J. T. FOSTER, merchant, Greenview; in Marion County, Ind., July 25, 1836, the subject of this sketch first saw the light; he is the son of Augustine E. and Permelia Foster, both natives of Kentucky; their removal from Kentucky to Indiana occurred in 1835; there they remained a few years and then returned to Kentucky; here they lived until their removal to Sangamon Co., Il., in 1843. The son was brought up to farm labor, in which he continued until 1865, when he engaged in mercantile business in the town of Greenview, Menard Co.; in this he has since continued. He was united in marriage with Martha E. Smith, April 10, 1865; she was born in Owen Co., Ind., July 28, 1837; eight children have been born to them, six of whom are now living -- Martha A., Rosetta P., Maggie E., Thomas L., Sarah E. and Addie M.; deceased, James A., and Lincoln J. Mr. Foster is a stanch Republican and a consistent member of the M. E. Church.

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