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.
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.
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