Shirley (and listers),
I have seen reference to Caleb Foster before, AND, it is interesting how you made the
connection to Watson Foster on the 1790 census. I have been looking for some information
(anything) about this Watson Foster. I have another Watson Foster (my 3 gr grandfather),
born about 1816 in Greene County, which I believe must have some connection to the
earlier. I think that the earlier one you refered to was probably in the Revolution,
there is a reference to a Watson Forster in "NY in the Revolution" by Roberts.
I have seen nothing that connects this Watson to Caleb, but it makes sense doesn't
FYI, the Watson Foster of the 1790 census is also in 1810 in Westerlo, Albany County. I
think that Watervliet took up most of rural Albany County and was eventually split off
into other townships. I think that a Caleb Foster was also in the Westerlo census
(can't remember the year).. Same one?
Something to think about.
Well, this has little to do with Columbia County, but maybe since your Bethany Foster was
born in Kinderhook, maybe there is some record of Watson Foster somewhere in Columbia