David Foster came to Johnson, Vt. from New Hampshire in 1790, and settled in the southeastern part of the town, where he resided until his death, at an advanced age, having reared a family of six children. Obadiah, his second son, born in 1771, resided in the town until his death, in 1850. Seven of his eight children became residents of the town. Obadiah, Jr., was born in 1811, and died here in 1870. One of his two sons, Roswell, born in 1838, now resides here, on Railroad street.