Individual Record 1472

Name}   Foust, Jonathan Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 28 Jul   1838 Place}   , Highland, Ohio
Marr.: Date} Fam 31 Dec  1857 Place}   , Wells, Indiana     (Link)
Marr.: Date} Fam 12 Feb  1867 Place} Salamonie, Huntington, Indiana     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 14 Nov 1904 Place} Springdale, Washington, Arkansas
Burial: Date} Cir   16 Nov 1904 Place}
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 1062=1850 USA cen
Source 2} 753 = Biography
Source 3} 1064=Biography
Source 4} 754 = Biography
Source 5} 1063=Bible record
Source 6} 648 = Obituary
Source 7} 546 = Family history
Source 8} 649 = Family history
Source 9} 1061=Family history
Source 10} 
Parents: } Jonathan Foust & Anna Nancy Schaffer
   Relationship No.} 533
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Christian Church
Spouses:    First} Neff, Sarah E.
              Second} McElhaney, Matilda E.
 Total Number of} 2
Notes:  Jonathan was born of German-English ancestry.  When he was 8 or 9 years old he was moved by his parents to Salamonie Township, Huntington County, Indiana.  His parents were among the first settlers of that county.  Jonathan was reared on the old homestead amid scenes of pioneer life, assisting in making a farm out of the forest and living with his parents until after his marriage.

Upon his marriage in 1857 Jonathan moved to a 40-acre tract of timberland which he owned in Salamonie Township.  That was where his wife died in 1864.

Jonathan was a soldier in the Civil War and a member of Company I, 75th Indiana Infantry, and was in the Fourteenth Army Corps.  He was in all the engagements of the Atlanta campaign, and was with Sherman on his march from Atlanta to the sea and through the Carolinas to Washington, where he participated in the grand review at the close of the war.

Afterwards Jonathan sold his land and bought 80 acres one mile north, which he owned for about four years.  In 1867 he married his second wife.  He soon bought 235 acres along the Salamonie River in Jackson Township, Wells County, where he lived until November 1885.  He then sold his land and moved to Washington County, Arkansas, were he acquired a 95-acre farm located 8 miles east of Fayetteville and in the White River Valley.

Jonathan succeeded in farming and stock raising and made a specialty of raising thoroughbred Poland-China hogs.  He was a Democrat and a member of the Christian Church.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photo} None
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service} Infantry     for the State of} Indiana
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}  8 Jun 2008
Date Created}   7 Jun 2008
Copyright © 2008 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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