JOHN FOSTER-This highly respected pioneer of Benton county, a brief sketch of whose life we now give to the
reader, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, March 3, 1822, where he resided until he reached the age of 13 years,
when he accompanied his parents to Platte county, Missouri, where he remained until the spring of 1845, when his
father, mother, one sister and two brothers started with ox teams to cross the plains to Oregon. Upon arrival in
the fall of that year, Andrew Foster, the father, took up his donation claim about eight miles southwest of the
present site of Corvallis, and there resided until his demise. In the spring of 1846 our subject located on his
present farm, a claim of 640 acres, to which having added, he now owns 2200, on which he is engaged in general
farming, and largely so in stock raising. He married in the spring of 1846, Miss Mary A. Lloyd, who crossed the
plains to Oregon in 1845 and died in 1853. Married, secondly, Miss Eliza Buchanan. His family consists of five
children, viz: William, Jasper T., Mary A., Thomas W., Ella, and Emma (deceased.) Mr. Foster is one of the "solid"
men of Benton county, and is now able, after long years of toil, to surround himself with the conforts which his
integrity and uprightness entitle him to.
History of Benton County, Oregon
Published by: David D. Fagan
A. G. Walling, Printers, Lithograohers, Ect.
Portland, Oregon 1885
Benton County, Or
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