Susan Foster

6 July 1831–
Massena, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Foster was born on 6 July 1831, in Massena, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Captain Shadrack Foster, was 48 and her mother, Lucy Gambell, was 41. She lived in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Captain Shadrack Foster
1783–1835
Lucy Gambell
1790–1877
Sarah Foster
1811–1883
John Paige Foster
1813–1888
Franklin Foster
1814–
James Gardner Foster
1816–1904
Warren Foster
1818–1898
Edwin Foster
1820–
Julia E. Foster
1823–1889
Orin Foster
1825–
Aikins Foster
1827–1891
Aurilla Lucy Foster
1829–1912
Susan Foster
1831–
Diantha Foster
1835–1872

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Susan Foster in household of Hiram Swift, "United States Census, 1850"

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