NameJesse Eli Foster, 1C4R
Birth25 Feb 1879, Morgan or Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death12 Feb 1964, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialForest Lawn Cemetery, Morehead, Ky
FatherMilton Jonathan Foster (1839-1896)
MotherEmily Ellen Jones (1845-1883)
Marriage24 Dec 1908, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseDella Jane Smedley, Half 2C4R
Birth25 Mar 1888, Rowan Co., Kentucky9
Death2 Jan 1984, Morehead, Rowan Co., Kentucky9
BurialForest Lawn Cemetery, Morehead, Ky
FatherDaniel Boone Smedley (1858-1947)
MotherMary Eliza Ellington (1861-1941)
Birth21 Sep 1909, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 Aug 1993, Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio
Birth19 Apr 1911, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death16 Oct 1982, Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio
Birth16 Aug 1913, Clearfield, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death4 Feb 2002, Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio
4 FFerna Foster, 2C3R
Birth14 May 1916 (?), Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death17 Mar 2007, Middletown, Butler Co., Ohio
SpouseMr. Day
Birth22 Oct 1917, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death31 Oct 1919, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth4 Aug 1921, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death8 May 1990, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseCorda Brown , 3C2R
Notes for Jesse Eli Foster
His WW I draft registration card, filed 12 Sep 1918, records Jesse Foster, age 39, residence Craney, Rowan Co., Ky, born 25 Feb 1879, occupation railroading, employer M. & N.F. R.R., Clearfield, Rowan Co., Ky, nearest relative Della Foster, same address.
In the 1900 census, Jesse is living as a boarder with the family of William John Jones and Mary Lou Hall. Jesse’s mother Emily Ellen Jones is an aunt of William’s father James Boyd Jones.
Notes for Della Jane Smedley
Her father’s 1947 obituary listed her as a surviving daughter Della Foster of Clearfield.
Notes for Jesse Eli & Della Jane (Family)
Rowan Co. marriage book 6, p. 493, records marriage on 24 Dec 1908 of Jesse Foster, 29, b. Morgan Co., s/o Milt & Ellen Foster, to Della Smedley, 20, residence Paragon, d/o D. B. & Eliza Smedley, at D. B. Smedley's by J. H. Hall, witnesses D. B. Smedley & J. C. Pelfrey.

Although the marriage record says that Jesse was born in Morgan County, it may be incorrect, since his parents were in the Rowan County census in both 1870 and 1880, in the same location judging by neighbors.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearcy precinct, enumerated 20 April, lists on p. 3A as family # 28/31:
Foster, Jesse, 31, railroad construction; Della, wife, 22, first marriage for both, married 1 year, mother of 1 child, 1 living; Roy, son, 7/12. All born Ky Ky Ky.

1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearcy precinct, enumerated Jan 19, lists on p. 5A as family #92/99:
Foster, Jesse, 38, farmer; Della, wife, 31; Roy A., son, 10; Baldine, son, 8; Ruby E., dau, 6; Ferna, dau, 3 6/12. All born Ky Ky Ky.

1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearcy precinct, enumerated 7 April, lists on p. 3A as family #43:
Foster, Jesse, 51, age at first marriage 29, farmer; Della, wife, 42, age at first marriage 20; Roy, son, 21; Blaine, son, 19; Ruby, dau, 16; Ferna, dau, 14; Denzil, son, 8. All born Ky Ky Ky.
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