Biography of Cyrus Foster
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Foster, Cyrus, was born in Clarendon, September 5, 1835. His father, Michael, was a son of Talcott. a native of Massachusetts, and came to Penfield, Monroe county, in 1810. Michael settled in Byron in 1818 and came to Clarendon, and here lived till 1857, when he removed to Marilla Erie county, and died there in 1864. He married Mehitable Jennison of Gainesville, Wyoming county, and their children were: Artlissa, Ursula, Elizabeth, Alvira, Miranda, Leroy, Orrin, Cyrus, Henry, Gustavus, Adelaide and Ellen, all of whom arrived at maturity. Artlissa married Isaac Swan of Clarendon, and settled in Michigan; Ursula married Ambrose Warren, and settled in illinois; Elizabeth married Henry Rice, and settled in Illinois; Alvira, married Charles James of Byron; Miranda married Jerome Brewer of Clarendon; Leroy settled in Erie county and married Maria Olds; Orrin settled in Michigan and married Sarah Rich; Henry enlisted in the Union army in 1863 and was killed at the battle of Petersburg, June 18, 1864; Gustavus married Jane Olds and settled in Erie county. Adelaide married first, Delos Kelsey, and second, David Ford, and for her third husband she married Charles Cook of Clarendon, and settled in Byron; Ellen married Richard Ikens and settled in Michigan. Cyrus Foster has always resided in Clarendon, and follows agriculture. In 1860 he married Melinda Webster of Clarendon.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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