James S Foster

1847–1887 (Age 40)
Linden, Cass, Texas, United States

The Life 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–
William Hatley Foster
1879–1946
Joetta Foster
1882–
Beulah Foster
1886–1963
Letha Ann Foster
1888–1981

Spouse and Children

    Male1847–1887Male

    Sarah Comfort Roundtree

    Female1849–Female

MARRIAGE
1868
Hughes Springs, Cass, Texas, United States
children

(9)

    Jennie Foster

    Female1869–1942Female

    Sarah Emma Foster

    Female1871–1940Female

    Male1872–1941Male

    Margaret M Foster

    Female1875–1930Female

    Christina L. Foster

    Female1877–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Sarah E. Foster

    Female1844–Female

    Male1847–1930Male

    Male1847–1887Male

    Ellen Foster

    Female1851–Female

    Franklin Pierce Foster

    Male1853–1919Male

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

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.
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.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Forster .2 English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’).3 Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James S Foster, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J S Foster in household of T J Foster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jim Foster in entry for John Fredrick Foster, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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