Cynthia Foster

about 1820–3 April 1892 (Age 72)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Cynthia

Cynthia Foster was born about 1820, in New York City, New York, United States. She married Hosea Vaughan about 1841, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Big Flats, Chemung, New York, United States in 1850 and Flagg, Flagg Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 April 1892, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Flagg Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hosea Vaughan
Cynthia Foster
Marriage: about 1841
Rebecca Vaughan
Frances Vaughn
Maretta Vaughn
Mary Vaughan
Delos twin Vaughan
Delavan twin Vaughan
Catherine Vaughn
Joel R. Vaughan
Sarah Vaughn
Mary E. Vaughan

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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal
Age 0
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded
Age 13
Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
Age 26
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (17)

  • Cyntha Vauhgn in household of Hose Vauhgn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cynthia Vaughan in household of Hosea Vaughan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Cynthia Vaughn in household of Hosea Vaughn, "United States Census, 1870"

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