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THESE ARE THE FACTS ABOUT AILCY FOSTER

I was named for my
great-great grandmother,
Martha Ann Richardson.

I was told that
she was an
excellent horsewoman,
who always rode sidesaddle,
even into her eighties.

I was told that
when a cowboy
named Perry Thorne
saw her riding a steamboat
down the Red River,
he turned around,
and followed her into Texas.

I read that
Martha Ann was
born in Missouri
in 1854,
that her father’s name
was David Felder Richardson
and that her mother’s name
was Ailcy Foster.

I found
a few recorded facts
about Ailcy.

Her mother,
Elizabeth Anglin,
was born in 1804
in Virginia,
married William Foster
in Tennessee,
when she was
about 18.

Elizabeth’s father
was Adrian Anglin.

On a deed
recorded in Virginia
in 1802, is a mention of
“Sarah, the wife,”
of Adrian Anglin.
No maiden name
has ever been found.

Ailcy was born
in Tennessee
in 1825,
the first born of
William and Elizabeth.

She married David Felder
in 1850.
She was 25. He was 19.

Their first child,
James Daniel,
was born on April 3rd
in 1851.
He died
on August 5, 1868;
he was 17.
(I was born 75 years later,
to the day.)

Their second child,
Rachel Elizabeth,
was named for David’s mother,
Rachel Young (rumored to be Cherokee),
And Ailcy’s mother, Elizabeth.

Rachel was born
on the 12th of November
in 1852;
she died on the 21st of May
in 1883, at 31,
in childbirth.

My Martha Ann was
their third child,
born on the 7th of November
in 1854.

In 1854
Congress passed
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
And the Border War
Between the
Kansas Jayhawkers
and the
Missouri Bushwackers
began.

Between 1854 and 1856,
David Felder
moved his family
30 miles westward
to a farm
just outside
Osceola, Missouri,
on the Osage River.

Then came daughter
Delilah Ruth,
born on the 29th of March
in 1856;
Died on the 29th of October,
In 1857.
She was twenty months old.

Frances Young,
born on December 19
in 1858;
died in 1880, at 22,
in childbirth.

William Adrian
was born on Dec 13, 1859.
He died died on March 11, 1861;
he was fifteen months old.

Sarah Jane,
August 13th – 27th, 1861.

On September 13 of 1861,
Jim Lane’s Jayhawkers
sacked and burned
Osceola, Missouri.

Then David Felder enlisted
in the Confederate Army.
And Ailcy’s brothers enlisted
in the Union Army.

Lerelda Adeline
was born and died
on Oct 19,1862

On July 4, 1863,
David was captured
at the Battle of Helena,
in Arkansas,
and furloughed home.

Some records say
Ailcy gave birth
to an unnamed son,
born and died
some time in 1864.

On the first day of March in 1864,
David Felder Richardson
married
Mercy Baker Smith.

By 1868,
David’s family was in Paris, Texas,
near the Red River.

Two years later,
in 1870,
they had settled a farm
in Trinity County, Texas,
on Alabama Creek,
when Martha Ann married Perry Thorne.
They had 13 children together.
The oldest, Laura Euna Thorne,
was my great-grandmother.

Martha Ann lived
ninety years,
dying a month after I was born.

She was loved by her children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
My mother loved her so much,
she gave me her name.

There are many stories about her.

No one remembers Ailcy.
She was likely buried
in an unmarked grave,
which would now be
at the bottom
of the man-made Truman Lake,
outside Osceola, Missouri.

I am compelled
To find and tell
her story.

Ann Levingston Joiner


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Do you mean to say women were having children at 50?


Quite amazing!
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Ann,

Very nice. I love it. Did Alicy and my great-grandmother also born in Missouri, know each other? I wouldn't be surprised.

Alice's question has merit. I've been going into genealogy records on ancestry.com and found records of women who had babies when 50 and wondered if this was accurate info.

Oh, how I know of that compulsion to write about a woman who has gone before. I'm working on Hannah Sluman Ames right now, a woman who became despondent and committed suicide after the death of her young child. How sad those children who died. I don't think it was any easier because it happened oftener. Just another argument for not going back to the "good old days." I notice how often a mother dies in the year of a child's birth also. So sad.

Enjoy the writing, and those people standing over your shoulder, entering your dreams, I believe, are giving you truths not found on any site or in any public information.

Carol
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Alice wrote:
Do you mean to say women were having children at 50?


Quite amazing!

I didn't mean to. I may have put a wrong date down. Where did you see it?
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Alice,

Ahh, I found it. I think I've corrected it. Elizabeth was born in 1804. Her daughter, Ailcy, was born in 1825. Her granddaughter, Martha Ann, was born in 1854. I was using too many pronouns.

BTW, Ailcy is probably a nickname. Her mother's sister was named, get this, Alice. That Alice was sometimes listed as Alcy or Ailcy on the old records.

Carol,

It is hard to trust some of the records. I was thrown for a long time because the 1850 Missouri census, which said, quite clearly, that Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania. I kept trying to trace her parents with no luck. Moving from Pennsylvania to Tennessee just didn't happen in the early 1800's. When I finally found the rest of her family, I learned she was born in Pittsylvania County in Virginia. That census taker must have been hard of hearing.

Ann
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You wrote that in an interesting way, Ann. Good idea.
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Thank you, Dick.

It is a stark story, and seemed to deserve stark treatment.

Ann
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"Enjoy the writing, and those people standing over your shoulder, entering your dreams, I believe, are giving you truths not found on any site or in any public information."
Carol Troestler.


A while back, Carol searched for my family of old and found most of them, pictures and all. My memories of that family and those old times made me not want to look very far back. I found no good memories there.

Somewhere on this computer, those pictures may still be. I do not know where. I found that i seemed to dissolve, I could not look back into those faces that I no longer knew. It seemed a sham that they should be smiling when I was so hurt and invisible.

Out of that, I did find my sister, Nettie. She was almost as invisible as I.

Funny how the past of long ago is. Like a dream that takes on many facets and always with some hope to color it. We are human after all, and hope is the name of the game. Rose is a good color.

Love,
Betty
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Betty,

You are not invisible to us.

Our families are what they are. Each of us is an individual, a part of and a part from our families of old. Those families we did not choose.

And we have families of today, families we have chosen to be part of, lives we have chosen to live in a certain way.

You have become visible and I'm glad you met your sister.

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Betty wrote;

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Funny how the past of long ago is. Like a dream that takes on many facets and always with some hope to color it. We are human after all, and hope is the name of the game. Rose is a good color.

I think Ailcy had hope. I hear from everyone who knew her that her daughter, Martha Ann, my great-great grandmother, whom I am named for, was beautiful as a young woman, and kind and generous as she grew older. This picture of her wth her beloved husband Perry, was taken in 1918. She was a year younger than I am now. She looks so much like my mom did at 78, just before she died. Look at Martha Ann's hands. She had the family condition. They called it rheumatism. Mom's doctors called it rheumatoid arthritis.

Perry died a few years after this picture. Martha Ann lived to be 90, dying a monh after I was born. There is a wonderful family story about her stiil rding sidesaddle in her 80's. She was surely a woman with Betty's hope. She was only eight or nine when Ailcy died, in the middle of the Missouri Civil War with its terrorist "ruffians" fighting just miles from her home. If not Ailcy, maybe it was her grandmother, Elizabeth, who, incidentally, was also known as Betty, who gave her that hope.

Ann
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