The subject of these notes was born in the State of Vermont, and settled in
Havana in 1835. He was one of the colony comprising Adams, Rockwell, Kemp , and
others referred to, in the sketch of Kemp and of Rockwell in this book.
On the location of Mr. Foster in Havana, he engaged in the business of hotel
keeping, and ultimately bought a farm three miles northeast of Havana, where he
resided to the time of his death, which occurred December 17, 1843, at the age
of thirty-two years, one month and ten days.
Mrs. Foster was born in New York. They were married before their removal to
Mason county, in 1835, and survived her first husband many years. She leaves
four children by her first husband -- Judson R. Foster, grain dealer, of the
firm of McFadden, Low & Co, of this city, George H. Foster, Mrs. Jacob Wheeler
and Mrs. Nash, of this city.
By her second marriage, with Mr. Low, there are two sons, Mr. Anson Low, of the
grain firm before named, and Mr. Rufus Low, of this city. Mr. J. R. Foster and
the Messrs. Low are among the substantial business men of Havana.
Contributed by: Jeanie Lowe