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Foster, William Nathan

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Foster, William Nathan
March 10, 2007 06:55PM
Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, John M. Gersham
Co., Chicago - Philadelphia 1896, Southern Historical Press 1980. Green

WILLIAM NATHAN FOSTER, an able lawyer of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of John
Stanford Foster and Eliza Fulks, was born December 18, 1857, in Green
County, Kentucky. He was educated in the country schools of Green County
and in the academy at Canner [sic - Canmer], Hart County, Kentucky. After
leaving school in July, 1881, he taught in the Green County District
schools for three years; read law with Judge Towles of Greensburg;
received license January 1885, and began to practice in January, 1886, in
partnership with his brother, Robert L. Foster, and this arrangement
continued until the fall of 1886, when it was dissolved on account of his
brother being elected county attorney. He is a Republican and a member of
the Republican National League Club, and of the Baptist Church. He
married, December 10, 1891, Miss Sallie C. Vaughn of Green County,
daughter of W. N. Vaughn and Amanda Moore. She was educated at the
Greensburg high school, graduating in 1883, and is a member of the
Methodist Church. They have one child, Herman S., born June 25, 1895.
John S. Foster (father) was born in 1882 in Orange County, Virginia,
and was educated in the county schools there. He came with his parents,
in 1831, to Green (now Taylor) County. He was a farmer and originally a
Henry Clay Whig, but in 1856 became a Republican, and was one of the four
men in Green County who voted for Abraham Lincoln in 1860. He is a member
of the Baptist Church; married Miss Eliza Fulks in February, 1845, and
they celebrated their golden wedding in 1895.
J. S. Foster is a son of Josiah Foster and Biddie Mitchell of Orange
county, Virginia. Josiah Foster was in the War of 1812. He was the son
of Robert Foster, who came to America from Scotland in 1773; settled in
Orange County, Virginia, and married Annie Monroe in 1778.
Mrs. Eliza Fulks Foster (mother) was a daughter of Nathan Fulks of
Culpeper County, Virginia, and Fannie Richardson of Prince Edward County,
Virginia. Eliza Foster was born September, 1822, and was educated in
Virginia and Kentucky. She came to Kentucky with her parents in 1835,
when they settled in Green County. She is still living on the farm, eight
miles west of Greensburg, on Green river, and is a devout member of the
Baptist Church. By her marriage with John S. Foster she had nine
children, eight of whom are living: Josiah Foster, who joined the Federal
army when sixteen years old, in October, 1862, and served until the close
of the war, and is now a farmer in Green County; James E. Foster, also a
farmer in Green County; Mary E., wife of W. J. Sidebottom, a Green County
farmer; Alice wife of N P Gunun of Summerville, Kentucky; William Nathan,
lawyer, Greensburg, Kentucky; Robert L. was three times elected county
attorney, the youngest the state has ever had. He was considered one of
the best lawyers of his age in Kentucky. He was born February 22, 1859;
died April 20, 1895; Sallie, wife of S. T. Gorin; Fannie, wife of J. S.
Mears, and John Marshall Foster, farmer of Green County.
Nathan Fulks (father of Mrs. Eliza Foster) was a son of Jackson Fulks
of Ireland, who settled in Culpeper County, Virginia, when a young man;
came to America in 1767, and married Dora Robertson in 1775.

Foster Towles Vaughn Moore Clay Lincoln Fulks Mitchell Monroe Richardson
Sidebottom Gunun Gorin Robertson
Canmer-Hart-KY Orange-VA Taylor-KY Culpeper-VA Prince_Edward-VA

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