Biography of James G. Foskett
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Foskett, James G., was born in Walworth December 29, 1848, son of Hiram and Jane (Laird) Foskett, he a native of Walworth, born on the farm now owned by our subject May 8, 1815, and she of New Jersey, born April 9, 1810. She had been previously married to Asaph G. Foskett, a brother of Hiram Foskett, and had one child. Asaph G. Foskett was killed by a threshing machine on the homestead. The paternal grandfather was David Foskett, born in Massachusetts, who came to Walworth in 1811 and settled on the farm owned by subject. He owned about 300 acres, was assessor for sixteen years, justice of the peace eight years, and died September 15, 1849, aged seventy one years. His wife was Naamah Robinson, a native of Vermont. The father of subject owned 150 acres of land now owned by subject. He died July 28, 1892, and his wife October 15, 1888. Our subject was reared on the farm he owns and educated at Macedon Academy and Lima Seminary, owns 150 acres and now lives retired. He has built a new barn and made other improvements. He married, February 15, 1883, Charlotte M. Johnson, a native of Macedon, and daughter of Herman and Bell (Packard) Johnson. He was station agent at Macedon and died in 1873.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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