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Record for the service of
Lt. John Hardin Foster and Martha Wingfield Foster

Submitted by: Houston Foster

 

State of Georgia     S S
Walton County               
On this the twenty fifth day of July in the year Eighteen hundred and forty four (1844) personally appeared before the Honorable the Inferior Court of the County and State aforesaid Martha Foster aged seventy seven years a resident of said County and State who being duly sworn on her oath making the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the pension made by the act of congress passed on the seventh day of July in the year eighteen hundred and Thirty eight 1838 entitled an act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows. That she was married in due form of law in Wilks County and said State on the first day of January seventeen hundred and eighty five to John H. Foster otherwise called John Foster a native of the state of Virginia. That she lived with him as his wife until the eighteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and one (1801) when he departed this life at his residence in the said County of Wilks and state first aforesaid. That she is still the widow of the said John Foster having never since his death married. That the said John H. Foster entered the Army revolutionary war of the U.S. about the beginning of the revolution in  1776 in an infantry company from Prince Edward County Virginia Commanded by Captain Ballard Smith and that he served during the whole war as Ensign or Lieutenant or during part of said time in one year and part of the time in the other and the said Martha Foster further declares that about the year eighteen hundred 1800 the said John Foster received from the government of the United States of America in consideration of his services rendered in and during the war of the revolution a bounty in land of one thousand acres located in the State of Ohio and she refers to this grant as evidence of the services of the said John Foster as above set forth. She also refers to the certificate herewith annexed from the auditor of the State of Virginia, In proof of her lawful intermarriage with the said John Foster.  She refers to the certification herewith annexed she having no better evidence in her possession.
Sworn to and subscribed in open Court this day and year above written.
                                                                                                                                Martha Foster
Attest   W.W. Terrill CLK Inf. CT
(Transcribed by Houston Foster)

 
 

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