Abiah Foster

30 January 1749–
Ridgefield, Fayette, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Abiah

When Abiah Foster was born on 30 January 1749, in Ridgefield, Fayette, Georgia, United States, her father, Joseph Foster, was 31 and her mother, Zibiah Hyatt, was 30. She married Samuel Ingalls Butler on 4 April 1781, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Samuel Ingalls Butler
Abiah Foster
Marriage: 4 April 1781

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  • Marriage
    4 April 1781Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (8)

    Age 27
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 27
    Georgia is the 4th state.
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 32
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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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    Sources (3)

    • Abiah Foster, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Abiah Foster, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920

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