Stuck in Fosterland

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I have found what I think was our owner, through my DNA.  I thought I'd look and compare the 1860 slave schedule and 1870 census and see if I could connect the dots.  I do know that they remained in Georgia until my grandfather's generation so that helped.  I couldn't make the connection. There's just not enough detail in these records online.  Anyone know about the family of William Sims Foster?
in Genealogy Help by Kimberly Foster G2G Rookie (280 points)
Which one of the children does your grandfather descend from? Looks like they are all in the same cemetery.
Not sure that we do descend from the children.  My DNA matches William so I'm thinking we're the product of his, how do I put it nicely, liasons with the slaves?  Long tradition of Mulattos in the family, including me.  I'm trying to find out about the slaves he owned and see if I can't get past this block.  I can't get past 1900.  I wouldn't have even known about William had it not been for the DNA test.
Have you thought about an mtDNA test to trace the female line back?
No, I'm not sure how much help that would be.  But perhaps?

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William Sims Foster

Birth:  Sep. 11, 1826
Death:  Aug. 4, 1877
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Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ellen Arnold Foster (1833 - 1904)
 
 Children:
  John Richard Foster (1849 - 1910)*
  S. E. Foster Mitchell (1851 - 1914)*
  George Washington Foster (1854 - 1936)*
  William David Foster (1858 - 1915)*
  Cornelius Neil Foster (1874 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Camp United Methodist Church Cemetery 
Carroll County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: HighCottonHeritage
Originally Created by: Stacey Bland
Record added: Mar 24, 2007 
Find A Grave Memorial# 18576960
William Sims Foster
Added by: Sgt Ed Elstan
 
William Sims Foster
Added by: Stacey Bland
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)

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