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816. Elizabeth Ann Bedwell was born on 19 Mar 1846 in Platte County, Missouri. She died on 25 Mar 1929 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

An item from a local news column in the The Globe, an Atchison, Kansas newspaper, published on July 22, 1881:

"Stephen Bedwell, living in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant, came in to-day to file an information of insanity against his daughter, Mrs. Nancy Foster, having been advised by her physicians that there is a possibility of recovery if she is taken from her husband, but that there is no prospect of an improvement so long as she remains at home."

From Susie Foster on a genealogy board: I have just started searching for information on the Foster side of my family. I believe that my fathers gg father was Pleasant Foster from Kentucky. Pleasant Foster's sons include L.W.(Bud) Foster, John Foster, , W.H. (Will)Foster, C.J. (Joseph) Foster, Edward Foster Albert Foster, Thomas Foster, and Stephen R. Foster, daughters include Mrs. S.C. Campbell, Mrs. Ella Roberts, and Mrs. J.M. Foster. Pleasant was born in Perryville, Ky in 1838 and he died in 1922 in Enid Oklahoma. He was married to Elizabeth Bedwell. Stephen had a son C.W. Foster. My Father's name is Tommy Leroy and his father was Cecil Mirl Foster who married Lula Pearl Parks. They lived in Enid and Stillwater Oklahoma.

Perhaps this is the same Stephen that you are searching for. Would appreciate any other information that someone else might have on my ancestors.

Information on middle names of children from Elona Hardnack, ResearchOurRoots@@aol.com.

Elizabeth Ann Bedwell and Pleasant Foster were married on 7 Apr 1863 in Atchison County, Kansas. Pleasant Foster (son of Abner Foster and Ellenor Moore) was born about 1838 in Boyle County, Kentucky. He died on 14 Aug 1922 in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma.

1900 Census for Frisco, Canadian County, Oklahoma, shows Pleasant Foster, born Feb 1838, a farmer who owns his own land, as head of household consisting of: wife Elizabeth Foster, born March 1846; son Eddie Lee, born Dec 1880; son Albert, born Feb 1883; and son Samuel, born Feb 1885. They have been married for 36 years. Elizabeth has had 13 children, 11 of whom were still living.

1910 Census for Marshall, Garfield County, Oklahoma, shows Pleasant Foster, age 72, a farmer who owns his own land, as head of this household: wife Elizabeth A., age (illegible), who has had 11 children with four still living; and grandson Cecil (hard to read; could be something else starting with C) M. Foster, age 11, born in Oklahoma. Something is odd here, as Pleasant lists his birthplace as Kansas, and Elizabeth shows hers as Tennessee.

1920 Census for Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, shows Pleasant Foster, age 81, born in Kentucky, and Elizabeth Foster, age 73, born in Tennessee. Occupation is listed as "none." They own their home.

Elizabeth Ann Bedwell and Pleasant Foster had the following children:



Malinda Parelee Foster.



Laurence Wheeler Foster.



Lucinda Ella Foster.



John Harvy Foster.



Stephen Robert Foster was born about 1871 in Kansas.



William Henry Foster was born about 1873 in Kansas.



Charles Joseph Foster was born about 1877 in Kansas.



Nannie Mae Foster was born on 3 Feb 1879 in Kansas. She died on 12 Jun 1953 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

from Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK:

"Nannie Mae Foster, the daughter of Elizabeth Ann and Pleasant Foster was born in Leavenworth County, Kansas February 3, 1879 and passed away June 12, 1953 at her home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 74 years, four months and nine days. She came with her parents and family as pioneers to the newly-opened Sac and Fox lands in Oklahoma during the early 1890's. Later the family moved to farms by Oklahoma City and Yukon, Oklahoma. She was united in marriage to James M. Lester at Yukon in December, 1897. To this union were born two daughters, Frankie and Ruth, and five sons, James Murl Jr., Wendell, Max, Clifford and Robert. She was preceded in death by her husband in July 1932, and her son, Max in January 1946, and her son Murl, in June, 1952. Mr. and Mrs. Lester lived in Oklahoma City, west of Enid, and near Nowata, Oklahoma before coming to Roger Mills County in February, 1908 where they continued to reside on a farm near Cheyenne until Mr. Lester's death. Mrs. Lester was an active worker in Baptist church, was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star lodge and past Noble Grand of the Rebekahs. Mrs. Lester lived in Cheyenne until 1942, when she moved to Shamrock, Texas to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Franie Bradford. In March, 1948, she established a home at 3333 N. W. 23rd St. in Oklahoma City, where she lived until her passing away. Besides her sons and daughters Mrs. Lester is survived by ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and four brothers: Will Foster of Council Grove, Kansas; Ed Foster of Kansas City, Missouri; Joe Foster of Hammon, Oklahoma and many friends. To some home is where one's hat is off, but not to this dear one, but home was Cheyenne with its old friends to whom she was attached. Burial Cheyenne cemetery, Cheyenne, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma."



Eddie Lee Foster was born in Dec 1880 in Kansas.



Albert Pleasant Foster was born in Feb 1883 in Kansas.



Samuel Thomas Foster.