Betsey Foster

8 December 1797–
Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Betsey

When Betsey Foster was born on 8 December 1797, in Ashby, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Foster, was 48 and her mother, Dorothy Jenkins, was 41.

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Family Time Line

John Foster
1749–1825
Dorothy Jenkins
1755–1845
Elizabeth Foster
1777–1778
Eliab Foster
1777–
John Foster
1778–1868
Joseph Foster
1779–1817
Dolly Foster
1781–
Benjamin Foster
1783–1867
Rebecca Foster
1786–1851
Jonathan Foster
1788–1856
Eliab Foster
1790–
Elizabeth Foster
1790–
Sally Foster
1793–1869
Isaac Foster
1795–1838
Betsey Foster
1797–

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.
1803

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 6

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

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 (1)

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

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