George Poindexter Foster

Brief Life History of George Poindexter

When George Poindexter Foster was born in 1808, in Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Isaac H Foster, was 51 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 36. He married Susan Mclendon on 31 March 1844, in Fort Bend, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fort Bend, Texas, United States in 1860. He died on 5 January 1895, in Brazos, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Poindexter Foster
1808–1895
Susan Mclendon
1817–
Marriage: 31 March 1844
Gibeon Ainsworth Foster
1838–1915
Ainsworth Hadwin Foster
1841–1865
Angles Arwood Foster
1843–1843
Calvin Augustus Foster
1845–1919
George Quin Foster
1846–
Laura Foster
1846–1846
Virgil W. Foster
1849–1919
Freeman Wesley Foster
1852–1854
Chaney Brynum Foster
1854–1866
Eliza Emma Foster
1857–1932

Sources (12)

  • Geo Foster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George P Foster, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • George Poindexter Foster, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1820

Historical Boundaries 1820: Province of Texas (Mexico) 1836: Republic of Texas 1841: Brazos, Texas, United States

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

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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