Nancy Sween writes in 2007:
John A. George, a farmer, was born in 1794 in VA. He married Sarah J. Foster (born 1796 VA) on July 5, 1817 in Butler County, OH. [This was per Virginia Barta of Kennewick, WA, back in 1996. The marriage record is on CD 002 Nov '94 Edition of Ohio Marriages, Butler Co OH (1803-40) SNDX=FZ36]
Mary Jane Rieth, a George family researcher, had a letter from Andrew Foster who wrote Enoch Jackson George in 1855. Andrew had seen Isaac (Foster? George?) at Union (Pike County, IN) and John George at Pendleton (Madison Co) IN. Andrew's trip was from Hamilton to Berrien Co, MI where Foster's and DeArmonds from Butler County OH had moved. [I don't know how or if Andrew Foster was related to the George family, and I don't know if John George was related or just knew E. J. George. There had been two other George families, Alexander and James George, who lived in Butler County OH in the early 1800s. I don't know how - or even IF - they were related to Reuben George Sr.]
James and Grisella (Handley) Foster were E.J. George's father Joshua George's 1st cousins, but they had no child named Sarah Foster.
There are several George families and some Foster families in the Madison Co censuses.
A search of the 1870 census for Berrien Co MI has several Foster families.
"My" Isaac N. GEORGE" lived and died three miles north of Topeka Kansas. He was a fine Christian gentleman." This was according to his niece, Fannie GEORGE (daughter of my gr gr grandfather John F. GEORGE), who wrote those words on the back of a photograph of Isaac N. GEORGE.
The census records I've found show Isaac primarily living in Soldier Township, Shawnee County Kansas. I believe he died April 1, 1909 in Leavenworth, KS and is buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery (a U.S. Veterans cemetery).
John A. GEORGE and family may have moved to Madison Co, IN by 1840. The 1840 census shows a John GEORGE with several other persons living in his household. The age range of that John GEORGE coincides with that of John A. GEORGE. However, there is no indication of a woman living in the household who would have been the age of his wife Sarah. Nor is their a male child of the age of son Isaac N. GEORGE.
By the 1850 census, John A. George, 56 years old, and wife Sarah, 54 years old are living in Madison Co, IN along with son Isaac N. GEORGE, 19 years old, and daughter (?) Clarissa, age 11 (?) -- difficult to read. Son John F. GEORGE likely was married to Margaret JONES by then, but I can find them nowhere in any 1850 census.
Parents John A. GEORGE and Sarah (nee FOSTER) GEORGE remained in Madison Co, IN until their deaths in 1862 and 1869 respectively (per the records of Grovelawn Cemetery). I live about an hour away from that cemetery and will try to go there to photograph the graves. Census records indicate both were born in Virginia.
Their son Isaac N. GEORGE moved to Kansas, where he died. I am trying to get his death certificate to prove the connection to the parents John A. GEORGE and Sarah (nee FOSTER) GEORGE.
Their other son (my great great grandfather) John F. GEORGE died in 1891 (per his headstone in Grovelawn Cemetery, Madison Co, IN). I have a photograph of his headstone. He is buried some distance from his wife and their unmarried children. (Although they all died at least 9 years later, and maybe there was no more space in the "family" plot as it existed when John F. GEORGE died. Who knows?) No death certificate exists (because of the courthouse fire), and I have been unsuccessful to date in locating an obituary.
John E. GEORGE|
Although John E. GEORGE lived in Andrew County, MO when Reuben GEORGE Jr. and Enoch GEORGE did, there is no indication that John was related to these brothers from Butler County, OH
John E. GEORGE was made guardian of William, Jasper, James T. and Margaret June Davison in Andrew Co MO on 8 February 1848.
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