James Foster

Brief Life History of James

When James Foster was born on 12 September 1777, in Wilmington, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Edward Foster I, was 39 and his mother, Deborah Bangs, was 33. He died on 25 October 1781, in his hometown, at the age of 4.

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Family Time Line

Edward Foster I
1738–1828
Deborah Bangs
1744–1829
Seth Foster
1764–1810
John Chilman Foster
1784–1861
Tilley Foster
–1810
Deborah Foster
1766–1859
Edward Foster II
1769–1809
James Foster
1771–1776
Hopestill Foster
1773–1776
Lydia Foster
1775–1776
James Foster
1777–1781
Lydia S. Foster II
1780–1859
Hopestill Foster II
1783–1869

Sources (6)

  • James Foster, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • James Foster, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • James Foster, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

World Events (1)

1781 · The First Constitution

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.

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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