Forsyth County - Families


On this page can be found many of the people who lived in Forsyth County. Included are descendancy charts, notes from family members, a few census listings, etc.
Feel free to send me your notes, descendancy charts, etc. for inclusion in this list.




Richard Fincher was the son of Johnathan Fincher and Jane Bushy of Chester Co.  S.C. (Johnathan son of John son of Francis)
Richard m Ann Forbeus July 2, 1772  Guilford Co. N.C
Their son was Jesse Fincher

Elias Fincher's wife was Mariann West, dau of John and Obedience "Bridget" West of Greenville, S.C.
1880 Census - Kaufman Co. - Texas
John W. Fincher 37 Ga. Ga. Tenn
Emily Jane 35 N.C. N.C. N.C.
Charley d. 14 Ga. Ga. "
Georgia d. 12 " " "
William 10 " " "
Robert A. 8 Ark " "
Paul 5 Ga. " "
Floyd 1 Tex " "

Another child, Addie Nora was born 9 Feb. 1887 in Corsicana, Navaroo Co. Tex.

I can find no record, yet, of Emily Fincher's death. Her grandson, Thomas Morley never saw her, and he was born in 1919.

John Wesley Fincher died in Slaton, Lubbuck Co. Tex. 6 June 1931. He is buried in Amarillo. He lived in Amarillo for a long time, I think.

Addie Nora Fincher married Edwin Morley, probably about 1914. Their third child, Thomas was born 27 July 1919 in Amarillo. Edwin Morley was born in Leeswood, Flint Co. Wales, 3 Feb. 1880, and died 31 May 1960 in Amarillo.

Addie Nora Morley died 4 March 1966 in Amarillo.

Thomas Arthur Morley married Doris Lorraine Long 24 July 1949 or 50.

Doris Lorraine Long born 24 July 1926, Hedley, Donlevy Co. Tex.

Her parants are John Arvel Long and Beatrice Bell.

Pamela Jane Morley, their second child, married my son, Kennth John Bennett, 8 April 1972.

Jesse Fincher aged 86 yrs. 2 mo. 6 dy
6 Mar 1775 - 22 May 1861
Tombstone at Corinth Church, Forsyth County, Co. Ga. (formerly Samples, then Williams family cemetery)

27 Dec. 1845 (Book H -468) Jesse Fincher Sr. deeded 7 town lots to:
David Hudgins of Ala.
Joseph Fincher H468, H469, I204,
Elias Fincher L148, L149, L175,
Elias Fincher, trustee for Jemima Calahan on pages above all deeded their share to William Fincher

Jesse Samples 25 Dec. 1808-25 Dec. 1867 Tombstones at Corinth

Phebe Samples 15 Sept. 1810- 5 Feb. 1901
Obituary for Phebe says nee Fincher, Dau of Jesse Fincher, moved with her family from NC - North Ga. Bapt. 15 Feb. 1901
Marion West Fincher died 4 Aug. 1856 - buried Cumming - Tombstone
Elias and Mariann West named in will of John West of Greenville, S.C. John West's wife was Bridget (Obedience).
(Greenville Dist. Probate Rec Apt 8 File 519)

FINCHER family. A Press, Inc. has sent me a flyer advertising Fincher in the USA 1623-1900. I have not seen this book, but it does contain a section on Elias Fincher of Whitfield County, Ga. which is apparently the same Elias Fincher who was here.
Direct all questions to A Press, Inc. P.O. Box 8796 Greenville, S.C., 29604


Descendants of Joseph D. Foster Jr.

Generation No. 1

1.  JOSEPH D. FOSTER1 JR. was born February 02, 1829 in Ga., and died July 17, 1887 in Cumming Ga..  He married MILLIE MALINDA ESTES Abt. 1850 in Cumming GA., daughter of MILES ESTES and MAHALA JORDAN.

Joseph D. Foster enlisted in the U S Army for the duration of the Mexican War at Forsyth Co. Ga. on August 10, 1847 and was inducted into service at Columbus Ga. on August 30, 1847. He was sent back after the war from Vera Cruz Mexico on June 25, 1848 to Mobile Al. and was mustered out of service July 13 1848. He held the rank of Pvt. in Co F of Calhouns Mounted Battalion Georgia Infantry . His age was aprox . 19 years.       He enlisted in the service for state of Georgia on August 17 ,1861 at Big Shanty and was mustered into Confederate Army on August 31, 1861 as First Lt. of  Company E 22nd Ga. Vol. Infantry was prometed to Capt. June 16 ,1862. The 22nd served in G.M.Sorrels Brigad e, Mahones Div. A.P.Hills Corps Army Of Northern Va. He Was Captured on July 3 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg and in prison at Johnsons Island Ohio for the duration of the war.Returned home married Margaret Evelyn Mcafee and had one child Charles C. Foster.    At the time J.D. enlisted in the Confederate Army he had three children and was a widower. He left these children in the care of his mother a widow who lived one mile south of Cumming. Her name was Mary Foster.

Children of JOSEPH JR. and MILLIE ESTES are:
 i. L. LUMPKIN2 FOSTER, b. November 30, 1852, Cumming GA.; d. December 02, 1901, Dallas, TX.

Lafayette  Lumpkin Foster left Georgia and went to Texas at the age of eighteen. He came to Horn Hill Texas and worked as a brick mason and farm hand to make a living. He saved enough money to continue his education at a Baptist School in Waco Texas, now Baylor Univ., and after two years he started a newspaper the Limestone New Era in Groesbeck Tx in 1876. He also at one time was part owner of the Dallas Evening Times in 1880. He served three terms in the Texas State House of Rep. and his third term he was speaker of the house.He was appointed railroad commissioner,he served as agriculture commissioner and finaly after being campaign manager for Gov Sayers who appointed him president of Texas A&M Colleege in 1898. He died  of pneumonia in Dallas Texas in 1901 while still in office at A&M .His body was taken back to College Station and he is buried on the campus at Texas A&M. He was also an ordained Baptist Minister and a Mason.

 ii. HENRY I. FOSTER, b. February 15, 1857, Cumming GA.; d. October 13, 1901, Cumming GA..
 iii. THOMAS FOSTER, b. 1859.
 iv. MILLIE FOSTER, b. May 1861, Ga.

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