Thomas Foster

22 May 1700–
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Foster was born on 22 May 1700, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Foster, was 21 and his mother, Mercy Macoone, was 19. He married Alice Pearly on 2 May 1731, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Foster
1700–
Alice Pearly
1710–1749
Marriage: 2 May 1731
John Foster
1732–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1731Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1776
    Age 76
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 76
    """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."""""""
    1791
    Age 91
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Fewster
    Forster

    Sources (7)

    • Thomas Foster, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Thomas Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
    • Thomas Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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