Alvia or Alvah Foster

8 March 1823–22 August 1869 (Age 46)
Roxbury, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Alvia or Alvah

When Alvia or Alvah Foster was born on 8 March 1823, in Roxbury, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Stephen Foster, was 27 and his mother, Sophia Briggs, was 25. He married Ann Scott on 3 January 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 22 August 1869, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvia or Alvah Foster
Ann Scott
Marriage: 3 January 1854
Harriet Page Young Foster
Jane Sophia Foster
Nancy Maria Foster
Ann Eliza Foster
Alvah Scott Foster
William Scott Foster
Mary Foster
Elizabeth Scott Foster

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 6
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: John Broadhead BIRTH 1827 DEATH 1829 (aged 1–2) BURIAL Nephi City Cemetery Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 185951302 · View Source
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 10
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 13
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Forster ‘worker in a forest’.English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’ (Old English fōstre, a derivative of fōstrian ‘to nourish or rear’). But other explanations are equally or more likely.English: from Old French forcetier ‘maker of scissors’; see Forster 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    ALVAH FOSTER - 1823-1869

    "I, Alvah Foster, son of Stephen Foster and Sophia Briggs (my father's father's name was Enoc Foster and his mother's name was Rebecca French). I was born March 8, 1823, in Roxbury, county of Che …

    Sources (27)

    • Alvah Foster, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Alva Foster, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alva Foster in entry for Maria Foster Russel, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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