Letter to Robert D. Foster, 30 December 1839
JS, Letter, near Warrenton, PA, toRobert D. Foster,
14 Mar. 1811–1 Feb. 1878. Physician, land speculator. Born in Braunston, Northamptonshire, England. Son of John Foster and Jane Knibb. Married Sarah Phinney, 18 July 1837, at Medina Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church, before Oct. 1839. Ordained an elder,...View Full BioWashington DC, 30 Dec. 1839; Salt Lake Daily Herald, 16 Nov. 1883, pp. 4–5.
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