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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Family Time Line

James S Foster
1847–1887
Sarah Comfort Roundtree
1849–
Marriage: 1868
Jennie Foster
1869–1942
Sarah Emma Foster
1871–1940
John Frederick Foster
1872–1941
Margaret M Foster
1875–1930
Christina L. Foster
1877–1946
William Hatley Foster
1879–1946
Joetta Foster
1882–
Beulah Foster
1886–1963
Letha Ann Foster
1888–1981

Sources (10)

  • James S Foster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James S Foster - Government record: birth: about 1849; Linden, Cass, Texas, United States
  • James Foster, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

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.

1852

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

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

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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