Absolem Mathis Foster

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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Family Time Line

Absolem Mathis Foster
1857–1937
Martha Ann Hubbard
1858–1909
Marriage: 21 November 1875
Susannah Jane Foster
1877–1971
William Hayes Foster
1879–1938
Arthur Garfield Foster I
1881–1940
Gilbert Monroe Foster
1882–1975
Elsora Foster
1883–1885
Furches Olin Foster
1889–1953
Beulah Eulala Foster
1889–1975
Kinsa Octavia Foster
1891–1978
Arpha Louraine Foster
1894–1981

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"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

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.

1863

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

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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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