Amanda Foster

6 August 1810–15 June 1864 (Age 53)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Foster was born on 6 August 1810, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Delanson Foster, was 26 and her mother, Harriet Noble, was 22. She married Phineas Barnes on 3 June 1825, in Camillus, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hudson Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 15 June 1864, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in La Porte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Barnes
Amanda Foster
Marriage: 3 June 1825
Leva Barnes
Cynthia Barnes
Milana Barnes
Leonard Barnes
Albert Barnes
Wesley Phineas Barnes
Cynthia Barnes

Spouse and Children

    Phineas Barnes



3 June 1825
Camillus, Onondaga, New York, United States


    Leva Barnes



    Cynthia Barnes


    Leonard Barnes


    Albert Barnes


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 6

Indiana is the 19th state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 15

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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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Story Highlight

Barnes Family History Descendants of Phineas Barnes Compiled by Vicki L Swank Email her at Ms. Swank has extensive information on the previous gen …

Sources (3)

  • Amanda Barns in household of Phineus Barns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amanda Barnes in household of Phineas Barnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda Foster Barnes, "Find A Grave Index"

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