James Foster

1 September 1779–3 December 1834 (Age 55)
Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James

When James Foster was born on 1 September 1779, in Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, James Foster, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Jewett, was 34. He married Asenath Pease about 1805, in Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 3 December 1834, in Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Forefathers Cemetery, Weston, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Foster
Asenath Pease
Marriage: about 1805
Daniel Foster
Hannah I. Foster
Augustus Pease Foster
Maria Foster
Calvin A Foster
Nancy Foster
Lucy Foster
James Foster

Spouse and Children

about 1805
Somers, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Hannah Jewett




    Jacob Foster


    Hannah Foster


    Jonathan Foster



    Lucy Foster


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 9

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 15

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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Sources (3)

  • James Foster in entry for Augustus P Foster, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • James Foster in entry for Augustus P Foster, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • James Foster in entry for Asenath Foster, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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