5989. Francis A. FOUST was born on 29 December 1846 in TN.1406,2299 She died in Brownsville, Linn Co., OR.2300
Francis A. FOUST and Judge David Rull N. BLACKBURN were married on 18 July 1866 in TN. They appeared in the census in 1880 in Albany, Linn Co., OR.2299 D. Rull BLACKBURN Self M M W 34 TN Occ: Lawyer Fa: KY Mo: VA
Francis A. BLACKBURN Wife F M W 33 TN Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
Archie Wm. BLACKBURN Son M S W 12 TN Occ: At School Fa: TN Mo: TN
James BLACKBURN Son M S W 11 TN Occ: At School Fa: TN Mo: TN
Judge David Rull N. BLACKBURN2301 was born on 25 August 1845 in New Market, Jefferson Co., TN.2299,2301 He served in the military in 1862 in Civil War.2302 "DAVID R. N. BLACKBURN, a son-in-law of Captain Wiley C. and Eliza Sawyers Foust, like thousands of loyal East Tennesseans, left his home and started to Kentucky for the purpose of enlisting in the Union Army, but when near Woodson's Gap in Cumberland Mountain, he was captured by Ashby's Confederate Cavalry, April 26, 1862, and sent to prison at Madison, Ga. When released he returned home and on the 20th of July enlisted as a private in Company C, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, U. S. A. Promoted to First Lieutenant, and on the 27th of October, 1863, was appointed Adjutant of his regiment. Was in the siege of Knoxville in November, 1863, and in December of the same year went with his regiment to Camp Nelson, Kentucky, with a lot of Confederate prisoners. Resigned in April, 1864, and returned home, where he
was again captured and sent south to prison but made his escape from the train as he was being transferred from one prison to another. He was alone in a strange country among his enemies, but after a month spent in the mountains in an effort to reach his home he fortunately came across Colonel Kirk's 2nd North Carolina (Union) regiment, and returned to Knoxville. During the time he was hiding out in the mountains the weather was bitter cold and he suffered greatly from cold and hunger, as he was compelled to stay in the woods and outbuildings to prevent capture."
In 1880 he was an a lawyer in Linn Co., OR.2299 David died on 23 October 1904 at the age of 59 in Albany, Linn Co., OR.2300,2301 "David R. N. Blackburn was born August 25, 1845, in New Market. Jefferson
County, Tennessee; died October 23, 1904, at Albany, Oregon. In 1874 he came to Oregon, locating first in Eugene. Later he moved to Brownsville and then came to Albany. He was admitted to the bar in Tennessee in 1867, and followed the legal profession all his life. He was considered an excellent lawyer and has been in the best law firms in Albany. In fact, Judge Blackburn was one of the best authorities in constitutional law. He was elected county judge of Linn County, Oregon, in 1888, serving very .successfully, and since that time has been known as Judge Blackburn. The climax of Judge Blackburn's political career was his election to the position of Attorney-General of Oregon in 1898. He served his state most faithfully and successfully in this most important position for four years and was generally regarded as one of the best officials who ever served Oregon in the position of Attorney-General.
Francis A. FOUST and Judge David Rull N. BLACKBURN had the following children: