James S Foster


Brief Life History of James S

When James S Foster was born in 1847, in Linden, Cass, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Foster, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Beaty, was 17. He married Sarah Comfort Roundtree in 1868, in Hughes Springs, Cass, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1880. He died in 1887, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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James S Foster
Sarah Comfort Roundtree
Marriage: 1868
Jennie Foster
Sarah Emma Foster
John Frederick Foster
Margaret M Foster
Christina L. Foster
William Hatley Foster
Joetta Foster
Beulah Foster
Letha Ann Foster

Sources (10)

  • James S Foster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Foster, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Jas F Foster in entry for W H Foster, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1868Hughes Springs, Cass, Texas, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1850 · Compromise of 1850

    Age 3

    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Cass, Texas, United States 1861: Davis, Texas, United States 1871: Cass, Texas, United States

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    Age 14

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.

    English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.

    English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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