William Foster Jr
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William Foster Jr

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Mr. William K. Foster Jr
Born 1960s.
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Father of [private son (1980s - unknown)], [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Hi William!

As always, thank you for your participation with Team Virginia in the January 2022 Connect-A-Thon. You helped bring Team Virginia to an amazing 2nd place finish. We could not have done it without you! This year's Thon members added over 85,000k new Profiles to the Global Shared Tree!!

William Foster Jr participated with The Virginia Connectors during the 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 38 connections.

Mindy and & Sandy ~ Team Virginia

P.S. Our Discord Channel is also active all year, not only during Thons. Drop in and say hi!

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
edited by Sandy (Craig) Patak
I think William is the best teacher for people like me, that require lots of patience. I learned how to navigate moving my ancestors here and confirming our DNA connections from Gedcom.

Whew, the teaching was awesome and his generosity of time outstanding. William should be awarded the Super Star, I guess thats awarded differently. I was unable to give an award badge! Thank you, William!

posted by Celeste Yamamoto
edited by Celeste Yamamoto
William -

Registration for the 1st 2022 Connect-A-Thon is open. Can't have a Team Virginia Thon without ya... you are Mr. Virginia! :)

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Thanks for joining Team Virginia on the 2021 Source-A-Thon.  Our Team finished in 1st place by sourcing over 6,600 Profiles!  That is an amazing job!! 

We couldn't do it without you & look forward to you joining us on the 2022 Clean-A-Thon!

Mindy & Sandy - Team Virginia Co Captains

...see ya around "the Colonies"

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Lula Tuttle Sinnott.

Hello William, Sorry, I did not mean to imply another merger for there is none. I had just reviewed the Joel Knight profile and since He has the same birthday thought it could happen. Maybe I should stop looking. : > ) Do you mind if I write a biography for Joel King? Lula Tuttle Sinnott

posted by Lula (Tuttle) Sinnott
There is no Joel Knight with the same birthdate, it is an error of transcription by Boddie that wrongly led people to think he existed.

Yes, please work on the biography for Joel King.



posted by William Foster Jr
Lula Tuttle Sinnott

Hi again, William Foster,

I looked at the Joel Knight profile and I believe it to be a legitimate person, with all the right information. Just that the Joels got mixed up but haven’t figured how yet. I hope a further merger is not pursued. This concerns me. Lula Tuttle Sinnott

posted by Lula (Tuttle) Sinnott
I do not understand you and am not aware of any other Knight/King merges related to Joel.
posted by William Foster Jr
Hi William!

Thank you for your participation on Team Virginia in the July 2021 Connect-A-Thon. You helped bring Team Virginia to an amazing 2nd place finish. We could not have done it without you! This year's Thon members added over 74,000k new Profiles to the Global Shared Tree. Team Virginia is always great with you on the team!!

William Foster Jr participated with The Virginia Connectors during the 2021 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 35 connections.

Mindy and & Sandy ~ Team Virginia

Save the Date: October 1st through 4th, Source-A-Thon (with amazing prizes!)

posted by Sandy (Craig) Patak
Hi, William,

You will notice that Amy Lynn Hunt has just joined your project. She joined Wikitree "hoping to learn something new" (I have no idea what). The instruction to new members is "start with your own family," so she has been painstakingly adding her family, which is now on FamilySearch. And not surprisingly got very frustrated. It would be nice if you coud take a look at her profile and her family, and then send her some encouraging words. Familysearch is a lot easier if I all want to do is create a family tree, but Wikitree is a lot friendlier, a lot more interesting, and a lot more fun. --Thank you.

posted by Joyce Vander Bogart
Hi, William!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi William in reply to your comment. Sorry about the deletion, I must be getting tired, done for today.
posted by Ellen Gustafson
No problem, just wanted to be sure you were aware as the wikitree markup can be tricky. I know I've made my share of mistakes.
posted by William Foster Jr
By the way, a new feature was added to wikitree not too long ago permitting you to reply to comments in place and give notification to the person you are replying too (like I've done here to your message). This helps keep conversations together instead of split across profiles.
posted by William Foster Jr
Hello, William!

Thanks for your participation during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. I hope you’ll join us for the Source-a-thon this fall.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I like to join to join this project. I have tons of Virginia family. I also ask to join the google group.


Virginia Pre-1776 or Post-1776 or both?
posted by William Foster Jr
edited by William Foster Jr
Both I have them in many areas. I added few weavers I found out Virginia stickers on already.


I sent a private message requesting your email.
posted by William Foster Jr
I sent you privet message with my email for Virginia projects.


Thank you very much for all the work you did for the Obaha family. Now I know, we are fifth cousins! :)
posted by Luka Zibelnik
Thanks William, I now know the importance of spelling out completely locations.
posted by Earl Langford
Hi! I just replaced Magna Carta Project with Virginia Project as manager of George Wyatt & removed PPP & Magna Carta Project as manager of his brother Edward. Posting here in case you wanted to add Virginia Project as manager of Edward too (or remove it from George).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks, William, for your prompt and very helpful facilitation for me joining the Virginia Project!

Your mentorship is much, much appreciated, and I look forward to contributing!

Cheers, Mark

posted by Mark Todd
Hi William,

Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your patience with my utter confusion coming into Wikitree. You are the BEST!!!

posted by Amanda (Moyer) Torrey
Hi William,

We had a lot of fun during the 2019 Spring Clean-a-Thon!! I'm excited to co-captain with you for the first ever Connect-a-Thon where we will be adding new profiles to our Global Tree. I know you are just as excited and will be joining me in cheering on Team Virginia!! I'll see you there!

Mindy Co-Captain of Team Virginia

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posted by Mindy Silva
I am not sure about father of Moses Tharp but it was NOT Solomon of MD/DE. Is this what you were asking me?
posted by Marj Adams

Am a descendant of many earlier West Virginia settlers who came during the time of the creation of the state--late 1700's to 1863. This creates problems because of the way it was create from part of Virginia, then it was broken down into counties overtime. What this did had settlers who lived in the same area but birth/death/married/events as location changed across creation time of the state until 1863. Catherine Hardman-881 is and example. Is there a way we could created a subcategory to help folks in research since the West Virginia records are kept in the final location of the person. Here are sources with the date of county formation after the breakup of the District of West Augusta in 1784 which became Monongalia, Ohio and Youghany which was the parent counties https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_West_Virginia.

posted by Sharon (Hardman) West