Absolem Mathis Foster

Male2 May 1857–7 July 1937

Brief Life History of Absolem Mathis

When Absolem Mathis Foster was born on 2 May 1857, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Edmond W Foster, was 23 and his mother, Nancy Jane Eller, was 18. He married Martha Ann Hubbard on 21 November 1875, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 7 July 1937, in Lewis Fork Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Absolem Mathis Foster
Martha Ann Hubbard
Marriage: 21 November 1875
Susannah Jane Foster
William Hayes Foster
Arthur Garfield Foster I
Gilbert Monroe Foster
Elsora Foster
Furches Olin Foster
Beulah Eulala Foster
Kinsa Octavia Foster
Arpha Louraine Foster

Sources (37)

  • Abslom M Foster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Abraham Foster, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • A. M. Foster, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1875Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

    Age 5

    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 24

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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