Olive Foster

31 July 1751–
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Olive

When Olive Foster was born on 31 July 1751, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, John Foster, was 23 and her mother, Rachel Reed, was 21. She married Andrew Comstock on 22 December 1772, in Providence, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Comstock
1743–1794
Olive Foster
1751–
Marriage: 22 December 1772
Mary Comstock
1773–1799
William Comstock
1775–1868
Henrietta Comstock
1777–1778
John Comstock
1779–1869
Andrew Comstock
1782–1864
Olive Comstock
1784–

Spouse and Children

Children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(5)

World Events (2)

1763 · First Synagogue in America
Age 12
The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair
Age 21
On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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.

Possible Related Names

Forster

Sources (15)

  • Olive Foster, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Olive Foster, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Olive Foster, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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