Abiah Foster

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

The Life 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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4 April 1781
Middletown, 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

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

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