John FOSTER 1
- Born: 8 Aug 1828, Albany Co, NY 2
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth SICKLES on 17 Nov 1849 in NY 1
- Died: 18 Aug 1880, Greene Co, NY at age 52 3
- Buried: Medway Hill Cem, New Baltimore, Greene Co, NY 3
NY, TOWN CLERKS' REGISTERS OF MEN WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR, ca 1861-1865:
Name: John Foster
Birth Date: 8 Aug 1828
Father: Richard Foster
Mother: Sarah Dawson
Residence Place: Coxsackie
Enlistment Date: 19 Sep 1861
Enlistment Location: Greenville, Greene, New York
Regiment: 20th Regiment
Marital Status: Married
Relief Granted to Family by Town: None
Note: Deserted - in Jan. 1863 or 64. Was taken back to his Regiment and served out his time. Was Pardoned by the President he says.
"this story told me from Jennie Foster's great grandchild. John was in the Civil War and several famous battles including Bull Run. He grew tired of fighting and wanted to return home to family. He went AWOL and was captured. He was later pardoned by the President - President Abraham Lincoln"
FIND A GRAVE:
Medway Hill Cem, New Baltimore, Greene Co, NY:
1823 - Aug 18, 1880 (note: is it possible that 1828 looked like 1823 on tombstone?)
Note: Co. C 20th Reg. NY Vol.
John married Elizabeth SICKLES, daughter of Harmanus "Herman" SICKLES and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" WICKHAM, on 17 Nov 1849 in NY.1 (Elizabeth SICKLES was born about 1832 in NY 1 and died after 1880 in probably Greene Co, NY 4.)