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Foust Surname

The Foust surname is German in origin and the earliest members of the family come from a part of Germany called Hesse. In Germany and in early years of the family in the United States it seems that their name was originally spelled Faust.


1st Generation:

Hans Faust was born circa 1550 in Germany 9. He died in 1609 9.

He married to a woman named Margaret (Margarethe?). They had at least one child: Johann (see next generation). Hans apparently died in the year 1609 in Germany.
Hans married Margaret. He was born in 1545 9 and died in 15979 .

They had at least one child:

1 Johann Faust

2nd Generation:

Johann Faust was born circa 1580 in Germany. He lived in Hesse, Germany 9. He died on February 3, 1638/9 in Bindachsen, Hesse, Germany 9.

Father: Hans Faust
Mother: Margaret

Johann was married before the year 1611 but the name of his wife is not known. He had one known child: Hans (see next generation). Johann died on February 3, 1638/9 in Bindachsen, Hesse, Germany .
Johann married name unknown.

They had at least one child:

1 Hans Faust

3rd Generation:

Hans Faust was born circa 1611 in Wolferborn, Hesse, Germany 9. He died on January 2, 1679/80 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9.

Father: Johann Faust
Mother: Unknown

He was married to Elisabetha Fischer on March 2, 1639/40 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany. They lived in Langenselbold and had one known child: Johann (see next generation). Hans wife died in the 1650's and he died on January 2, 1679/80.
Hans married Elisabetha Fischer on March 2, 1639/40 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9. She was born circa 1615-1620 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9. She died between 1650-1653 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9.

They had at least one child:

1 Johann Faust

4th Generation:

Johann Faust was born in March 1642/43 in Langenselbold, Germany 9. He died on September 4, 1694 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9.

Father: Hans Faust
Mother: Elisabetha Fischer

Johann lived in Langenselbold his entire where he married Kunigunda Mohn on July 4, 1666. They had a son together named: Johann (see next generation). Johann died on September 4, 1694. His wife Kunigunda died in 1721.
Johann married Kunigunda Mohn on July 4, 1666 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9. She was born on May 7, 1646 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9. She died on October 29, 1721 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9.

They had at least one child:

1 Johann Peter Faust

5th Generation:

Johann Peter Faust was born on December 22, 1689 in Langenselbold, Germany 9,10. He died before November 26, 1745 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania.

Father: Johann Faust
Mother: Kunigunda Mohn

On January 5, 1712/3, Johann married Magdalena Adams but she died in 1714. Johann then married Anna Elisabeth Grauel on January 14, 1716/7. Together they had 7 children: Philip, Johann (see next generation), Michael, Peter, Anna Elizabeth, Matelina, and Johan Hendrick. In the 1730's Johann moved with his family to Pennsylvania where they settled in Berks County. Johann died there on before November 26, 1745. His wife died sometime after this.
Johann married first Magdalena Adams on January 5, 1712/3 9. She was born circa 1694 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9. She died on February 22, 1713/4 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 9,10.

They had one child:

1 Philip Lebs Foust was born in February 1712/3 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany. He died on April 19, 1786 in Bern Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. He married Magdalena Albrecht.
Johann married second Anna Elisabeth Grauel on January 14, 1716/7 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany 10. She was born on July 7, 1693 in Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany. She died after 1745 in Berks Co., Pennsylvania.

They had the following children:

1 Johan Foust
2 Michael Foust was born in 1720 in Germany 10. He died in 1782 in Pennsylvania 10.
3 Peter Foust was born in 1724 in Germany 10. He died after 1770.
4 Anna Elisabeth Foust was born circa 1728 in Germany 10. She died in 1793 in Orange Co., North Carolina 10. She married Philip Snotherly in Pennsylvania 10.
5 Matelina Foust was born circa 1730 in Germany 10. She died in 1733 at sea 10.
6 Johan Hendrick Foust was born circa 1731 in Germany 10. He died before 1745.

6th Generation:

Johan Foust was born on September 27, 1719 in Langenselbold, Germany 9. He died on December 12, 1789 in Orange (now Alamance) Co., North Carolina 9. He is buried in the Stoner's Church Cemetery, Alamance Co., North Carolina.

Father: Johann Peter Faust
Mother: Anna Elisabeth Grauel

As a youth Johann moved with his family over the Atlantic Ocean and they settled in Pennsylvania. Johann was married in about 1740 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Anna Barbara Albright. Together they had 12 children: John Phillip, John, Jacob, John Christian (see next generation), Anna Barbara, Dirg, Judith, George, Peter, Marie Mabel, Daniel, and Heinrich.

Johann "John" and his family lived in Berks Co., Pennsylvania before moving to North Carolina in the 1700's. They settled in a part of Orange County that became Alamance County after their deaths. Johann died there on December 12, 1789 and Anna Barbara died there on March 1, 1802. Both were buried in the Stoner's Cemetery in the same county.

Johan married Anna Barbara Albright in 1740 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania 9. She was born on October 10, 1719 in Albright Castle, Germany 9,10. She died on March 1, 1802 in Orange (now Alamance) Co., North Carolina 9,10. She is buried in the Stoner's Church Cemetery, Alamance Co., North Carolina.

They had the following children:

1 John Philip Foust was born on March 26, 1742.
2 John Foust was born on May 26, 1744.
3 Jacob Foust was born on January 6, 1748/9.
4 John Christian Foust
5 Anna Barbara Foust was born on January 20, 1751/2.
6 Dirg Foust was born on January 1, 1753.
7 Judith Foust was born on August 1, 1754.
8 George Foust was born on June 29, 1756.
9 Peter Foust was born on September 15, 1759.
10 Marie Mabel Foust was born circa 1761.
11 Daniel Foust was born on May 18, 1762.
12 Heinrich Foust was born circa 1766.

7th Generation:

John Christian Foust was born on October 26, 1750 in Berks County, Pennsylvania 9,10. He died on March 26, 1823 in Guilford Co., North Carolina 9,10. He is buried in the Coble's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Alamance Co., North Carolina.

Father: Johan Foust
Mother: Anna Barbara Albright

As a youth, John, called Christian, moved with his family to North Carolina where they settled in Orange County. Christian was married on September 17, 1776 to Anna Maria Wolf in what is now Guilford County, North Carolina. They apparently lived the rest of their lives in the part of Orange County that became Guilford County, North Carolina.

Christian and Anna had 7 children: John, Elizabeth, Barbara, Jacob (see next generation), Christian, Sophia, and Sarah. Christian died in Guilford County on March 26, 1823. His widow Anna died in 1853. Both were buried in the Coble Lutheran Cemetery in Alamance County, North Carolina.

Christian married Anna Maria Wolf on September 17, 1776 in Orange (now Guilford) Co., North Carolina 9,10. She was born circa 1754. She died in 1853 in Guilford Co., North Carolina. She is buried in the Coble's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Alamance Co., North Carolina.

They had the following children:

1 John Foust was born on October 12, 1777 in Orange Co., North Carolina 10. He died on March 26, 1835 10. He married Margaret Phillippi on October 12, 1801 in Orange Co., North Carolina 10.
2 Elizabeth Foust was born on October 12, 1781 in Orange Co., North Carolina 10. She married John Phillippi circa 1801.
3 Barbara Foust was born circa 1782 in Orange Co., North Carolina. She married George Neece on October 14, 1802 in Orange Co., North Carolina 10.
4 Jacob Foust
5 Christian Foust was born on November 11, 1785 in Orange Co., North Carolina 10. He married Margaret Greeson on January 9, 1816 in Orange Co., North Carolina 10.
6 Sophia Foust was born circa 1790 in Orange Co., North Carolina. She married David Albright.
7 Sarah Foust was born circa 1792 in Orange Co., North Carolina. She married David Albright on March 19, 1812 10.

8th Generation:

(Note: it is not proven, only speculation, that Jacob Foust was the son of Christian and Anna Foust above.)

Jacob Foust was born circa 1785 in North Carolina 3,9. He died in 1863 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4.

Possible Father: John Christian Foust
Possible Mother: Anna Maria Wolf

Jacob was born and raised in North Carolina. As far as I know, there are no sources that connect him to his birth family or any of his relatives. It's only a circumstantial guess that he was the son of John Christian and Anna Maria Foust.

If the above was true, Jacob was probably born and raised in Guilford Co., North Carolina. Jacob was probably married in about 1803, but the name of his wife is unknown. Sometime between 1805 and 1809 they moved out west to Montgomery County, Tennessee; where Jacob remained until his death. Sometime during the 1820s, his first wife died and he remarried to Elizabeth "Bettie" Bristow. Jacob was a blacksmith and a farmer. In 1836, he owned 172 acres. In 1836 he owned one slave and in 1860 he owned 3 slaves. Overall though, it appears that Jacob was relatively poor. He left no estate record and has no surviving tombstone. He definitely died between 1860 and 1870. Some researchers have indicated he died in 1863 (source unknown).

Jacob is said to have had 21 children. The only known source that seems to confirm the relationship of his large family of children was the estate record of his oldest daughter Sarah Thompson, who died in 1879. Over the next few years, Sarah's estate was divided between her heirs: her 12 surviving siblings and the descendants of 4 additional siblings that predeceased her. This seems to prove that the following 17 people were siblings of each other and thus children of Jacob: John, William, Sarah Thompson, Mary Brown, Elijah, George, Elizabeth Turner, Jacob Jr, Jesse, Peter, Thomas, Nancy Heflin, Narcissa Hutchison, Robert, Katherine "Kitty" Smith, Virginia "Jenny" Heflin and Sandy. In addition, census records suggest that General and Cave (who died young), were also his children - bringing the number to 19. Armenta Foust Holt (who also probably died young and without issue), is also inferred to be his daughter; but she could have been a granddaughter or other relative (although the 1840 census suggests she was his daughter). The 1820 census suggests that there may have been an additional unknown son born to the first marriage, bringing the number to 21. It is also possible that there were additional children that died in infancy or childhood and that have been lost to time.

Jacob married first to name unknown circa 1803 in North Carolina. She was born circa 1785 in North Carolina and died circa 1823 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

Some researchers have proposed that her name was Patsy Ware Nelson, yet the evidence for or rationale behind that name is unknown. The names that were repeated among her granddaughters, and thus possibilities for her first name, were: Sarah (7 times), Mary (6 times), Elizabeth (4 times), Martha (4 times) and Margaret (3 times). However, since those names were very common, it doesn't help much. Although Patsy is usually a nickname for Martha, so that may give weight to that name. Also, the name Nelson does appear in the names of one grandson (Andrew Nelson Turner) and also her husband's son by his second marriage (Robert Nelson Foust).

They had the following children:
1 John Foust was born circa 1804 in North Carolina. He died between 1840-1850 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
He married Mary Thompson circa 1825 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
unknown female Foust died young
Margaret J. Foust (c. 1829-1895)
md. John Cooke
John T. Foust (c. 1832-1860s)
md. Sarah A. Hurt
2 William Foust was born on May 31, 1805 in North Carolina 4. He died on August 15, 1876 in Henry Co., Tennessee 4.
He married Melinda circa 1824 in Tennessee. She was born on August 12, 1803 in South Carolina and died on March 9, 1892 in Gibson Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
Jacob Foust (1826-1880)
md. Mary Ann Dunlap
Elijah Foust (c. 1828-1864)
md. Mary Matilda Calloway
William Foust (1832-1915)
md. Sarah Elizabeth Palmer
Sarah A. Foust (c. 1834-1850s)
md. James Powell
Mary F. Foust (c. 1836-1850s)
md. James G. Pettyjohn
Martha Jane Foust (1838-1930)
md. Joseph Martin Palmer
Lucinda Catherine Foust (1841-1928)
md. William J. Alexander
Mary Foust (c. 1842-???)
Malinda Rachel Foust (1843-1893)
md. Joseph Hedgecock

William is often listed with the middle initial "T." yet I can find no contemporary record that indicated he ever used a middle initial or name.

William moved to Henry County, Tennessee as a young man, where he remained. He was a blacksmith.

3 Sarah "Sallie" Foust was born circa 1805 in North Carolina 3. She died in June 1879 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
She married Frederick Thompson circa 1823 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. He was born circa 1805 in North Carolina and died between 1870 and 1878 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
They had one child (although she may have been Frederick's child from an earlier marriage):
Sarah Thompson (1823-1896)
md. William Lewis Johnson

Frederick wrote his will on December 22, 1868, in which he left $700 to his daughter Sarah Johnson and the residue to his wife Sarah. He directed that after his wife's death, additional funds be given to a servant named Lucy, and to two different churches.

Sarah probably died between June 13 and June 25, 1879. She died without a will, and her brother Jacob Foust Jr. was appointed administrator of her estate on July 2, 1879. Part of her estate included the division of about $500 between her surviving heirs. There were no funds dispersed to Sarah Johnson, which may have been because she was already provided for out of Frederick's estate or because she was not Sarah's daughter.

Her estate was divided between her 12 surviving siblings (Jacob, Sandy, George, Mary, Peter, Nancy, Jesse, Virginia, Robert, Kitty, Narcissa, and Elizabeth) who each received $34. Additional funds were left to descendants of her dead brothers John, William, Thomas and Elijah.

4 Mary Foust
5 Elijah Foust was born on September 17, 1810 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 3. He died on October 7, 1879 in Henry Co., Tennessee. He is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Henry Co., Tennessee.
He married first Zelday Ann before 1836 in Tennessee. She was born circa 1817 in Tennessee and died on December 30, 1856 in Henry Co., Tennessee. She is buried in the Shiloh Cemetery, Henry Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
William A. Foust (1836-1911)
md. 1st Sarah Ann Palmer
md. 2nd Artie Mary Combs
Mary E. Foust (1839-1909)
md. 1st Newton Jasper Barham
md. 2nd William Cates
George W. Foust (1841-1842)
Sarah Ann Foust (c. 1844-aft. 1882)
md. John R. Crosswell
Barzena P. Foust (c. 1846-1870s)
md. William Jasper Morphis
Eliza J. Foust (1849-1910)
md. Perry Kemp
Martha R. Foust (1853-1862)
Zilda Frances Foust (c. 1855-aft. 1882)
He married second Ann M. Davison on November 17, 1857 in Henry Co., Tennessee 8. She was born circa 1818 in Tennessee and died after 1870 in Henry Co., Tennessee.
They had one child:
Emma R. Foust (1859-1868)

Elijah was a farmer and also a butcher. He followed in the footsteps of several of his brothers and moved to Henry County, Tennessee as a young man, where he remained.

6 Elizabeth Foust was born on December 4, 1812 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. She died on October 16, 1891 in Carroll Co., Tennessee. She is buried in the New Hope Cemetery, Vale, Carroll Co., Tennessee.
She married Jesse Turner. He was born on March 25, 1813 in Tennessee and died on October 27, 1893 in Carroll Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
Mary Jane Turner
Sarah Ann Turner
Jacob Turner
Eliza Catherine Turner
Martha Frances Turner
James Franklin Turner
Margaret Evelyn Turner
Riley Thompson Turner
Mahala Elizabeth Turner
William Jesse Turner
Andrew Nelson Turner
7 Jacob Foust was born circa 1815 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 3. He died on August 2, 1884 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
He married Elizabeth S. Morrow circa 1836 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. She was born in 1819 and died on October 9, 1888 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
Frederick Thompson Foust (c. 1838-1893)
md. Emma Landon
Elizabeth E. Foust (c. 1840-aft. 1860)
William Morrow Foust (1842-1931)
md. Laura Christina Holland
Amanda J. Foust (c. 1848-aft. 1860)
Finis Ewing Foust (1851-1921)
md. Mary A. Horsley
8 Jesse Foust was born on March 21, 1817 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 5. He died on April 27, 1888 in Weakley Co., Tennessee 5.
He married Martha Rial in June 1838 in Henry Co., Tennessee 6.
They had the following children:
Mary Elizabeth Foust (1839-1903)
md. William Warren Womble
William Jabez Foust (1841-1920)
md. Mary E. Swaim
John Foust (1842-1925)
md. Paralee Gibson
Jesse Foust (1846-1917)
md. Mary Cordelia Plunkett
Martha J. Foust (1851-1902)
Allen Foust (c. 1853-1910)
md. Mary Brooch
Emerson Warren Foust (1857-1930)
md. Nancy A. Baker
Sarah Foust (1860-1917)
md. Columbus Frank Usery
9 unknown male Foust
The 1820 census suggest that there may have been an additional son born between 1810 and 1820. If so, he likely died young and without having married or left children.
10 Peter Foust was born circa 1821 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 3. He died after 1880 in Weakley Co., Tennessee.
He married Sarah C. Rials on October 20, 1840 in Henry Co., Tennessee 6.
They had one child:
Ann Foust (1869-1870s)
11 George Foust was born circa 1823 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. He died on September 6, 1886 in Henry Co., Tennessee.
He married first Malinda Anna Brown on January 15, 1842 in Henry Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
Margaret Foust (c. 1846-aft. 1880)
md. William J. Taylor
Jacob T. Foust (1848-1922)
md. 1st Mary J. Holcomb
md. 2nd Fannie Neal
Sarah A. Foust (c. 1854-aft. 1900)
md. Samuel Crawford Holcomb
Alice Jerome Foust (1855-1926)
md. John William Holcomb
Edward Emmett Foust (1861-1943)
md. Martha Geraldine Cole
He married second Mary Susan Carter, widow of ??? Cole, on December 18, 1878 in Henry Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
Viola Frances Foust (1879-1953)
md. W. J. Hastings
Nola Quince Foust (1881-1961)
md. B. A. Hayse
Mary Gerline Foust (1883-1950)
md. M. N. Fletcher
George Thomas Foust (1887-1959)
md. Luna Joe

Various researchers have proposed that George died in Scott County, Tennessee. Yet that is apparently confusing him with a different George Foust. That George Foust was born circa 1815 in Kentucky, and was from a different family.

George probably moved to Henry County, Tennessee during the early 1840s. There he married Malinda Brown in 1842. Strangely, both he and his brother William apparently married women named Malinda Brown. Although George apaprently spent most of his adulthood in Henry County, Tennessee; he apparently lived briefly with his family in Mississippi and Arkansas during the 1850s and 1860s.

Jacob married second to Elizabeth Bristow circa 1826 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. She was born circa 1805 in Tennessee 3 and died sometime between 1870 and 1880 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

Elizabeth was probably closely related to Joseph W. Bristow (born circa 1812, died 1879 in McCracken County, Kentucky) based on the fact that she and her heirs were involved in a lawsuit regarding his estate. If so, she may have been his sister and thus the daughter of John and Sarah Bristow of Montgomery County, Tennessee.

Elizabeth usually went by the pet name "Bettie" (probably also to differentiate herself from her step-son's wife Elizabeth Morrow Foust who went by "Eliza"). Elizabeth was married to Jacob Foust sometime between 1820 and 1830. Since we do not know exactly when the marriage occurred, it is possible that George and Peter could have been Elizabeth's children.

They had the following children:
12 Thomas Foust was born circa 1827 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 3. He died circa 1859 in Weakley Co., Tennessee.
He married Elizabeth B. Hutchinson on September 21, 1850 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 7. She was born circa 1829 in Tennessee and died after 1886 in Illinois.
They had the following children:
Willie Ellen Foust (c. 1853-aft. 1910)
md. Moses Walter Fisher
Atlas Walton Foust (1854-1940)
md. 1st Martha E. Shoemaker
md. 2nd Dora Emaline Morgan
Silas Thomas Foust (1856-1933)
md. Amanda Caroline Baker

Thomas and his wife may have briefly lived in Kentucky (probably Ballard County) during the 1850s. They apparently settled in Weakley County, Tennessee by the late 1850s. Thomas probably died there, sometime before his wife remarried in January 1860.

Although the above three children were definitely children of Thomas and Elizabeth, Silas was not raised by Elizabeth after her remarriage. It is possible that there was an additional son named Finas [Finis] Foust. Finas Foust was a surviving heir of Sarah Foust Thompson who lived out of the state of Tennessee in 1880. His identity is unknown.

13 Nancy Ann Foust was born on August 16, 1829 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4. She died on March 17, 1896 in Graves Co., Kentucky 4.
She married David Heflin on September 25, 1845 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4.
They had the following children:
Alice Ann Heflin (c. 1846-???)
Aquila Ervin Heflin (c. 1849-???)
Silas Franklin Heflin (1852-1930)
Garlin Heflin (c. 1853-???)
Simon Mitchel Heflin (1857-1932)
John Thomas Heflin (1859-1940)
Ella Heflin (c. 1862-???)
Georgiana Heflin (c. 1865-???)
Beulana Heflin (c. 1867-???)
William Heflin (c. 1871-???)
Jennie B. Heflin (c. 1875-???)
14 Narcissa Frances Foust was born on May 18, 1832 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4. She died on January 30, 1910 in Ballard Co., Kentucky 4.
She married William L. Hutchison on May 30, 1848 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 7.
They had the following children:
Eli Jefferson Hutchison (1849-1924)
md. Mary Elizabeth Shoemaker
Iverson Wright Hutchison (c. 1853-c. 1889)
md. Malvina Powell
Elizabeth Ann Hutchison (1853-1912)
md. Andrew Jackson Ramey
Sister Hutchison (1856-1934)
md. Daniel Reeves
Eliza Jane Hutchison (1859-1946)
md. Jesse Martin Harris
Willie Ellen Hutchison (1861-1944)
md. William Reeves
William Henry Hutchison (1864-1922)
md. Eliza Belle Holt
Alice Mariah Hutchison (1865-1936)
md. James Lige Yarbrough
Nancy Jane "Emma Lou" Hutchison (1869-1967)
md. Henry W. Gray
Addie Bell Hutchison (1872-1947)
md. Thomas I. Gray
Andrew Jackson Hutchison (1875-1942)
md. 1st Minnie B. Roark (divorced)
md. 2nd Anna B. Craven (divorced)
15 Armenta F. Foust was born circa 1834 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. She died after 1849.
She married William F. Holt on or shortly after March 13, 1849 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 7.
They had no children.

Armenta probably died before 1880 when she was not given funds as a surviving heir of her half-sister Sarah Foust Thompson. And because no funds were left to any of her descendants; she probably had no surviving children. She probably died prior to 1854, when William Holt (probably her husband) was remarried to Elizabeth Easley Marshall. According to some family, she died in Ballard County, Kentucky (where her sister Narcissa lived and also possibly her brother Thomas); but the source of that is unknown.

16 Robert Nelson Foust was born on April 5, 1838 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 1. He died on March 28, 1917 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 1. He is buried in the Sango Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
He married first Elizabeth Smith on November 22, 1866 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 7. She was born on November 14, 1848 and died on July 28, 1886.
They had the following children:
David Thompson Foust (1868-1936)
md. 1st Harriett Ellen Gray
md. 2nd Mary G. Hogan
md. 3rd Madeline Stewart
md. 4th Minnie Mahala Bowers
Lucy Ann Foust (1871-1931)
md. John Harvey Weakley
Lawrence Crosby Foust (1875-1931)
md. Tommie Walker
John Harvey Foust (1877-1922)
md. Annie Moody Hooper
Mary Frances Foust (1882-1976)
md. William Burton Langford
He married second Isabel Jarrell on September 4, 1889 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee. She was born on August 15, 1858 and died on March 29, 1900 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
Robert Devona Foust (1891-1981)
md. John Patrick Roberts
Clyde Nelson Foust (1894-1967)
md. Bertha E. Felts
17 General M. Foust was born circa 1841 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 3. He died after 1860.

General was last found living in his parents' household in 1860. He probably died before 1880 when he was not given funds as a surviving heir of his half-sister Sarah Foust Thompson. Because no marriage record has been located for him, and because no funds were left to any surviving children; General probably died unmarried and without children. Some family trees indicate that General died in Marshall County, Kentucky. That is possible, since at least one of his siblings moved there, but has not been corroborated by any known records.

Some online family trees claim he is the same person as William Morrow Foust (1842-1931). In reality, they were different people. That person was the son of General's half-brother Jacob Foust Jr.

18 Katherine "Kitty" or "LuKitty" Ellen Foust was born in February 1843 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 3. She died shortly before May 20, 1909 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
She married Thomas Smith on February 16, 1865 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 8. He was born circa 1824 in Tennessee and died sometime between 1880 and 1900 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
They had the following children:
Luke W. Smith (c. 1864-1928)
Sarah J. Smith (1866-1917)
John Smith (c. 1868-1892)
Mary O. Smith (c. 1875-aft. 1880)
Emma E. Smith (1878-1923)
md. 1st Leander Martin
md. 2nd T. E. Murphy
Mary A. Smith (1879-aft. 1880)
19 Virginia Artanet Foust was born on January 21, 1848 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4. She died on September 7, 1909 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4. She is buried in the Heflin Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
She married Thomas Heflin in 1868 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 7.
They had the following children:
William Dallas Heflin (1869-1935)
Robert Lee Heflin (1871-1944)
Ada E. Heflin (1873-1935)
md. William R. Wallace
Joel Oscar Heflin (1878-1962)
Newton Thomas Heflin (1882-1963)
Laura Heflin (1889-1954)
Her name has varied wildly in surviving records and has been listed as: Artanet, Riggie, Jenny, Jeny, Virginia, Eugenia, Euginia, Tainett, Tainetta and Mary. She is often confused with her half-niece Amanda J. Foust (daughter of Jacob Jr.), yet they were different people.
20 Sandy Johnson Foust was born on October 15, 1848 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 4. He died on March 29, 1921 in Marshall Co., Kentucky 4.
He married first Elizabeth Holt in 1867 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 7.
They had one child:
unknown infant Foust died young
He married second Susan Elizabeth Pugh on February 11, 1873 in Marshall Co., Kentucky 11.
They had the following children:
Robert Johnson Foust (1874-1947)
Delsena Foust (1877-)
Rollie Alto Foust (1879-1949)
Lease Johnson Foust (1880-1947)
Sandy Ross Foust (1884-1919)
Maurine Hula Foust (1887-)
Charlie Foust (1889-)
Lena Mae Foust (1892-)
Claude Clay Foust (1894-)
Tilman Ray Foust (1897-)
21 Cave J. Foust was born circa April 1850 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 3. He died between 1850-1860 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

9th Generation:

Mary Foust was born on February 26, 1809 in Montgomery County, Tennessee 1. She died on January 23, 1883 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee 1,2. She is buried in the Sango Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

Father: Jacob Foust
Mother: Unknown

Mary was one of the oldest children in her family. She spent all of her life in Montgomery County, Tennessee. She was married to Nelson Brown in about 1828. They settled on land southeast of Clarksville, Tennessee, in an area referred to as both Excell and the Rudolph neighborhood. Sometime in late 1882, Mary suffered from a fall and never recovered. She died at her home on January 23, 1883, at the age of 73. She was buried in the Sango Cemetery, Sango, Tennessee. Her obituary stated that she was "greatly respected by her acquaintances."

Mary married Nelson Brown circa 1828 in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
For information on their children, see his page.

Sources:

1. Tombstone inscriptions, Sango Cemetery, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
2. Death notice of Mary Brown, Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, January 26, 1883
3. Assorted US Federal census records
4. Online gedcom family files
5. Online cemetery index, Patterson Cemetery, Wheatley Co., Tennessee
6. International Genealogical Index
7. Marriage records, Montgomery Co., Tennessee
8. Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900. (Ancestry.com)
9. Noah, Larry. Descendants of Hans Foust. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~lrnoah/faubk.htm
10. Foust, Mozette. The Family of John Foust and Anna Barbara Albright and Allied Families. Mozette Faust-Foust, Thornton, TX.
11. Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900. (Ancestry.com)