Family Sketches by Thomas Boyd Foster Now available! This book referred to in Bernard Caperton's The Caperton Family was originally printed in 1893 has been incredibly difficult to obtain. The reprint is now available in the Society Bookstore. Thomas B. Foster married Eleanor Susan Cowan E-2212, daughter of Elizabeth Caperton and Samuel M. Cowan. This charming little book is full of Foster and Caperton information, and the stories of their settlement in Alabama and trips to Texas are fascinating. Thomas Foster was 83 years old when these "Family Sketches" were published. It is a true and typical account of a family migration from Virginia to Tennessee, and then to Alabama. 6" x 9" format, 48 pages.