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Free Genealogy Biography of Isaiah Foose
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Isaiah G. Foose

David G. Foose, son of Isaiah and Margaret (Fagan) Foose, was born in Perry County, Penn., February 4, 1845, and after attending several terms at public school in his native township, began to learn the trade of blacksmith (with his father), and after working ten years, began on his own account, in 1873, at his present stand on Harrisburg Pike, near York.

David Foose was married, September 16, 1869, to Margaret A. Harley, daughter of Rudolf and Rebecca (Cramer) Harley, of Chambersburg, Franklin County. Two children were born to them--Mary Carrie and Martha Rebecca. His paternal ancestors came from Germany and his maternal ancestors from England.

Isaiah Foose, the father of our subject, was a gallant soldier in the late war; he enlisted in the Two Hundred and Eighth Regiment, 208th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Gen. Hartranft's Division, and after participating in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged, and being present at the surrender of Gen. Lee, April 9, 1865, he was honorably discharged from the service. He married Margaret Fagan, and their marriage was blessed with seven children: Rachel J. (deceased), David G., Sarah Ann, Enoch T., Martin M., James M. and John Wesley. Isaiah Foose, our subject's father, died January 6, 1879, from heart disease, aged fifty-six years five months and one day. Margaret (Fagan) Foose, his wife, died April 9, 1870, aged about fifty years.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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