Cynthia Foster

Femaleabout 1820–3 April 1892

Brief Life History 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, Ogle, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 April 1892, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, 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
Maretta Vaughn
Mary Vaughan
Delos Vaughan
Delavan Vaughan
Frances Vaughn
Catherine Vaughn
Joel R. Vaughan
Sarah Vaughn
Mary E. Vaughan

Sources (17)

  • Cyntha Vauhgn in household of Hose Vauhgn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cyntha Vaughn, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Syl Forter in entry for Joel R Vaughn and Sarah Estes, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1841New York City, New York, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    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.


    Age 2

    Established in 1822.


    Age 26

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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