Title:  James Ellison & Martha Ann Hoggatt Foster Bible Record
Submitter:  Delores Sanders
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James Ellison & Martha Ann Hoggatt Foster Bible Record

Note: It is not known who wrote the following not or who copied this Bible.
      This Bible is in extremely bad condition and the records are written
in pencil on the inside front cover and first four pages.  The writing on these
pages is unfortunately very faded, almost to the point of being unreadable.
      The story behind this Bible's condition is as follows:  The owner,
Ellison Foster was, in his elderly years, a widower, and his housekeeper
brought her children to the house and allowed them to ransake and tear up
valuable library of books, including this Bible.  contrary to many family
Bibles, theis one is rather small, about the size of a normal paperback book
only much thicker.
      The owner, James Ellison Foster, was a very prominent farmer and
landowner in the Stronghope - Beaver Dam area near Wesson, Ms.  The son of
Joseph Allen Foster (24 Feb, 1824 - 29 Dec, 1898) and Palentine Crawford ,he
was the first millwright and owned the first telephine in the area.  For a
while there was a "Foster" post office at the mill.
      Off all the children born to James Ellison Foster (8 Nov, 1850 -12 Jy,
1932) and Martha Ann Hoggatte / Hoggatte (25 Jan, 1851 -14 Jan, 1909) only
is presently (1974) living: Mrs. mattie (Martha) L. Foster Hynum, 502 Anita
St., space 64, Chula Vista, Ca. 92011 and she is the present owner of her
father's Bible.  J. E. Foster, his wife M. A. Foster, and many of his
descendants are buried in the Stronghope Baptist Church Cemetery southwest
Rockport, Copiah Co., Ms.

James Ellison Foster was b. 8 Nov, 1850
Martha Ann Foster was b. 25 Jan, 1851
J. E. Foster & M. A. Hoggatte married 25 Jan, 1872
Moses Lee Foster was b. 1 Mar, 1874
Emma Salena Foster was b. 25 Jan, 1877
David Eugene Foster was b. 12 OCt, 1878
Mary Elizabeth Foster was b. 5 Feb, 1880
Susa Anna Foster was b. 18 May, 1881
Martha Lusendy Foster was b. 16 Nov, 1884
Ethel Ma Foster was b. 3 Mar, 1886
Cornelia Mabell Foster was b. 28 Jan, 1892
John Ellison Foster was b. 28 Jan, 1894
John Ellison Foster departed 6 Jy, 1895 his life