Isaac Foster

28 April 1737–26 March 1821 (Age 83)
Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Isaac

When Isaac Foster was born on 28 April 1737, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Captain John Foster, was 35 and his mother, Mary Osgood, was 32. He married Elizabeth Meyer about 1760, in Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 26 March 1821, in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Foster
1737–1821
Elizabeth Meyer
1740–1778
Marriage: about 1760
Abial Foster
1764–1841
Abraham Foster
1768–1858

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1760
Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Abial Foster

    Male1764–1841Male

    Male1768–1858Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 39

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1780

Age 43

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

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 (3)

  • Isaac Foster in entry for Isaac Foster, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Isaac/Foster in entry for Ann/Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Isaac Foster, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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