|Name} Foust, Jonathan||Family History} Hancock|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 15 Oct 1802*||Place} Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 18 Apr 1824||Place} , Highland, Ohio (Link)|
|Death: Date} Fam 30 Mar 1890||Place} , Huntington, Indiana|
|Burial: Date} Cir 1 Apr 1890||Place} Batson Cemetery, Jackson, Wells, Indiana|
|Parents: } Jacob Foust & Anna Maria Catherine Laty |
Relationship No.} Pending
|1st Household No.}|
| Occupation 1} Farmer |
Schaffer, Anna Nancy|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: *One researcher gives Jonathan's birth date as 2 or 17 Aug 1802.|
In about 1818, Jonathan then a young man moved with his parents from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, to Highland County, Ohio. There in 1824 he married Anna Nancy Schaffer, a young mother with her daughter Rachel Schaffer. We assume that Rachel was then informally adopted by Jonathan.
Jonathan, at the time of his marriage, was a crew member on river barges that operated on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. He continued to work sporadically on the Ohio River and made his last trip in 1833. He and his companion, Jacob Stroup, journeyed by boat to St. Louis and worked in the lead mines at Galena, Illinois, and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. They returned by foot to their homes in Highland County, Ohio. From his savings, Jonathan purchased a farm near Dodsonville, Highland County, Ohio, on to which he and his wife moved and lived there until 1838.
In 1838, Jonathan took his family by team to Indiana and located on the old Foust farm in Salamonie Township, Huntington County, across the line from Jackson Township, Wells County. Jonathan had there 160 acres of heavily timbered land on which not a tree had been cut, and he immediately began clearing a space on which to build his cabin. He was a great worker, and before many years had his farm cleared and improved.
Jonathan was formerly a Democrat, but affiliated himself with the Republican party after its organization.
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|Confirm. Date}||Photo} None|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
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