Thomas Foster

23 May 1708–
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Foster was born on 23 May 1708, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Foster, was 27 and his mother, Mercy Maccoon, was 26. 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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Thomas Foster
1708–
Alice Pearly
1710–1749
Marriage: 2 May 1731
John Foster
1732–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 May 1731
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 68

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 68

"""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."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 92

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Forster .2 English: nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’).3 Jewish: probably an Americanized form of one or more likesounding Jewish surnames, such as Forster .

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

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  • Thomas Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • 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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