Mary Ann Fellows

7 July 1816–
Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Fellows was born on 7 July 1816, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Linus Harlow Fellows, was 25 and her mother, Cornelia White, was 24. She married John A Foster on 25 December 1835. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

John A Foster
1810–
Mary Ann Fellows
1816–
Marriage: 25 December 1835
Frederick Frank "Fred" Foster
1836–
Frances Cornelia Foster
1841–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1835
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 13
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1848 · Slavery is Abolished
    Age 32
    In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 3033;2007: 5753; 2010: 7948)English: patronymic from Fellow, from Middle English felau(e) ‘partner, co-worker, companion’ (late Old English fēolaga, from Old Norse félagi, which is composed of ‘fee, money’ + legja ‘to lay, place, put’). In Middle English the term was used in the general sense of a companion or comrade, and the surname thus probably denoted a (fellow) member of a trade guild. Compare Fear 1.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Fear
    Fieldhouse

    Sources (2)

    • Mary A Foster in household of John A Foster, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary A Foster in household of John Foster, "United States Census, 1870"

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