Phebe Lawrence

2 September 1762–14 July 1812 (Age 49)
Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Lawrence was born on 2 September 1762, in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Lawrence, was 39 and her mother, Love Lucy Adams, was 37. She married Rev. Edmond Foster on 30 October 1783, in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 14 July 1812, at the age of 49, and was buried in Old Burying Ground, Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Rev. Edmond Foster
Phebe Lawrence
Marriage: 30 October 1783
Edmond Daniel Foster
William Lawrence Foster
Sophia Foster
Charles Foster
Love Foster
Charles Foster
Susannah Foster
Sarah Foster
John Foster
Harrison Foster
Sarah Bass Foster
Mary Ann Foster
Abel Lawrence Foster

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30 October 1783
Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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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 (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a 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 (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phoebe Lawrence, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phebe in entry for Charles Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phebe Foster in entry for Sally Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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