Individual Record 1484

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
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 754 = Biography
Source 2} 1062=1850 USA cen
Source 3} 616 = Obituaries
Source 4} 578 = Family history
Source 5} 649 = Family history
Source 6} 1061=Family history
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Parents: } Jacob Foust & Anna Maria Catherine Laty
   Relationship No.} Pending
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} 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.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
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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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Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 31 May 2008
Date Created}  15 Feb   2005
Copyright © 2008 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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