Susan Caroline Blackburn

11 September 1831–22 January 1920 (Age 88)
Cannon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Susan Caroline

When Susan Caroline Blackburn was born on 11 September 1831, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States, her father, Andrew Thomas Blackburn, was 20 and her mother, Frances Elizabeth Eddings, was 20. She married William T. Foster on 20 December 1849, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Gatesville Township, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 22 January 1920, in Muskogee, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William T. Foster
1832–1888
Susan Caroline Blackburn
1831–1920
Marriage: 20 December 1849
Bodkin Davis Foster
1851–1890
Clark Foster
1864–1896
Sara Jane Foster
1854–
Thomas E. Foster
1855–1936
John Wesley Foster
1857–1920
William Franklin Foster
1861–1896
Mary Frances Foster
1861–1939
Andrew McAllister Foster
1865–1942
Evaline Foster
1870–1896
Loretta Fardel Foster
1872–
Bedford Leon Foster
1877–1923

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 December 1849
Marion, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
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.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 25

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Foster in household of William Foster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan C Foster in household of Frank Owens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Foster in household of Frank Owen, "United States Census, 1920"

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