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Joseph FOOS
Rebecca STROUP
Husband:  Joseph FOOS
Birth:  26 Aug 1826, Madison Co., OH
Death:  1871 or 1875, near Winfield, Cowley Co., KS
Father:  Gen. Joseph FOOS (c1771-1832), Ohio State Senator
Mother:  Margaret "Peggy" PHIFER / PFIFER / FIFER (1792-1834)
Marriage:  10 Dec 1846, Madison Co., OH
Wife:  Rebecca STROUP "said to be the first woman to use the overland stage route to California"
Birth:  ca. 1827, OH
Father:  John STROUP, Jr.
Mother:  Isabella WINTHROP
Adopted Children:
1.  Ada FOOS, b. 1850/1, Australia
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kansas, Ohio

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Joseph FOOS
Spouse: Rebecca STROUP
Marriage: 10 Dec 1846, Madison, Ohio
Source: Marriage Records, 1810-1867. Ohio. Probate Court (Madison County)

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #199 of 392):  Springfield P.O., City of Springfield (Ohio Ward), Clark Co., OH, Roll M593_1180 (Book 1), p. 310A, PN 79, 510/567, enumerated 21 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 19
510 567 Foos Joseph 43 M W Retd Farmer 10,000 Ohio     /
    ____ Rebecca 40 F W Keeping House   Ohio      
    ____ Ada 19 F W Helps Mother   Australia / /  

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Rebecca not found, at least not as Widow FOOS.

6.  Gene Carlton Smith.  1997.  FOOSE / FUSS / FOOS / FAUS / FUSE:  A Chronology of events with Sources (online at members.aol.com/gsmithsan/foose1.htm).

7.  Tom Moore.  Descendants of Nicholas FOOSE (online at www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/4694/foosdesc.html#foot198):  says Rebecca's mother was Isabella HUME.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Email from Shane WALSH (12 Aug 2010):
"Joseph Foos went to Australia in about 1853 and spent many years there as a hotel entrepreneur with gold mining interests.  He returned to America around the 1870's."
The census records suggest he left before 1850 and returned by 1870 (see above).

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