Alpha Luranda Foster

Female1808–15 November 1891

Brief Life History of Alpha Luranda

When Alpha Luranda Foster was born in 1808, in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Titus Foster, was 35 and her mother, Sally Crampton, was 22. She married Abraham Maine on 3 January 1828, in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She lived in Madison Township, Lake, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 November 1891, in Madison, Lake, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Chauncey Shelley
Alpha Luranda Foster
Marriage: 24 December 1829
Mary Ann Shelley
Sarah Ann Shelley
Charles Shelley
Altha Louisa Kelley

Sources (15)

  • Altha Milley in household of B C Milley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Record of births and deaths, v. 1-2, 1867-1908
  • Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1829Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 2

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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