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Looking for Foss genealogy

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For years, i had contact with a cousin, Richard Colbrath, who had done extensive research into the Foss family lines extending from Denmark to the arrival of my ancestor, Johann (John) Foss in the 1600s to this country. Richard told me our common ancestor jumped ship in the Boston Harbor, swam ashore and made his way to Maine, where he married and lived out his days. I'd love to connect with more Foss cousins form this line and perhaps relocate that genealogy work that Richard did.

I have no idea what happened to Richard. I spoke to him on the phone a few years back when he lived in Portland, Maine.

I know the Foss family was scattered into Canada, through out New England. My ancestor, Lyman Peter Foss, was born in 1803 and migrated to Ohio where he married in 1830, I believe it was. They then moved to NE Indiana where they farmed and raised their family. They ended up in Marshall Co, I believe it was, where both he and hise wife are buried. He was married to Minerva Hussey - who I've had utterly no luck learning more about other than she apparently was the daughter or granddfaughter of a Fire and Brimestone minister from possibly Berks Co, PA.

From Lyman, I descend from William Adney Foss who married Lovinia Delphine (Dell) Youngs. They are buried in Marshall Co, Indiana. Their children were Roscoe, Moncton and Henry. Roscoe died young. Moncton married Harriette Lucinda Cox and they became my grandparents. My dad was Russell Myrl Foss, born in Culver, IN. Dad ended up being raised by his grandmother, Dell Foss, in Montana after the death of his mother when she was 29 and he was only about 6 years old. He remained in Montana with her until he was 18, when he returned to Culver, later moving to Porter, IN before marrying my mother and moving to Lake Co, IN.

Hoping to find some connections and some kin.

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on 2013-03-24 21:49:14

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