Phebe Lawrence

Female2 September 1762–14 July 1812

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe Lawrence was born on 2 September 1762, in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, William Lawrence, was 39 and her mother, Love Lucy Adams, was 37. She married Rev Edmund Foster on 19 September 1783, in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 14 July 1812, in Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev Edmund Foster
Phebe Lawrence
Marriage: 19 September 1783
Edmund Foster
Edmond Daniel Foster
William Lawrence Foster
Sophia Foster
Charles Foster
Love M Foster
Charles Foster
Susannah Foster
Sarah Foster
John Foster
Harrison Foster
Sarah Bass Foster
Mary Ann Foster
Abel Lawrence Foster

Sources (47)

  • Phebe Lawrence, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Phebe Lawrence, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Phebe Foster, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 September 1783Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 14

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 14

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""


    Age 27

    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century AD ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz, Polish Wawrzyniec, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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