A rich and powerful Danish noble, Anacher,
was made the "Great Forrester" by Charlemagne. Duty
was guardian of the governmental lands and game animals. Forrester
transformed to Forester and Foster. This particular family lineage
comes from Ipswich, England
Susanna [Roberts] and Joseph
- Susanna [1730-1800] from Billerica MA married Joseph about
1750 in Hardwick MA. Eight children, Eunice , Susanna [1755-1819],
- , Joseph Jr [1759-1839], Asa  Peter ,
Anna  and Abigail 
Experience [Gray] and John Foster [1757-1848]
- Experience [1761-1826] was originally from Ware, Massachusetts.
Married John 1781 in Barnard VT, Nine children, Abigail 
John Foster [1784-1834], Sarah , Susannah ,
Louisa , Experience  Anna , Moses  and
Mahala [Richmond] and John Foster
- Married 1809 in Bristol RI, Mahala [1783-1838] was daughter
of Amasiah Richmond of Woodstock, Vermont, died in Wolfe Cress
- 10 Children, Mahala [1810-1859], Minerva [1812-1906], Lionel
[1813-1879], Lenora [1815-1893], Alonzo
[1817-1890], Julia Ann, Charlotte, Maria, Emily, Angeline.
Caroline M. [Sampson] and Lionel Foster
- Caroline  was born in Canada although parents were
from MA and NY. Lionel born in Vermont, went to Canada and there
married Caroline. They had 5 children - Mary M. , "M.
A." , Theophilus Gates [1848-1911], William P ,
and (Caroline) Emma . They immigrated back to Wolfe Point
Iowa in 1856, and in the 1860 census he declared a worth of $12,600.
In May 1864 Lionel enlisted for the Union army and served a couple
of months before the unit mustered out. Prior to 1870 census
the family moved to Burlington IA ,perhaps this is where Lionel
died in 1879, anyway his occupation was life insurance salesman.
Theo was deputy clerk of the district court and Will was printer.
- In 1900 census Will was in Burlington IA where he was bank
cashier, a position he held for at least 40 years at the 1st
National Bank of Iowa. He was unmarried and living with sisters
Mary and Emma, who was now a drawing instructor. Later he married
Julia about 1902 and had son William P.