Sarah Foster

1750–1827 (Age 77)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Foster was born in 1750, in Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Foster I, was 25 and her mother, Dorothy Gatewood, was 35. She married William Gatewood II in 1765, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1827, in Bedford, Trimble, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Bedford, Trimble, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gatewood II
1743–1789
Sarah Foster
1750–1827
Marriage: 1765
Nancy Gatewood
1770–1817
Reuben Gatewood
1775–1852
Edmund Gatewood
1778–1805
Judith Gatewood
1782–1816
Dolly Gatewood
1784–1805
William Gatewood III
1776–1840
William Wright
1776–1840
William Gatewood
1777–1885
Foster Gatewood
1780–1840

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1765
Amherst, Virginia, United States
children

(9)

    Female1770–1817Female

    Male1775–1852Male

    William Gatewood III

    Male1776–1840Male

    William Wright

    Male1776–1840Male

    William Gatewood

    Male1777–1885Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 8

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 30

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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)

  • Sarah Gatewood in entry for William Layne, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Sarah Foster Gatewood, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Gatewood in entry for Samuel Wright and Nancy Gatewood, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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