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
Elizabeth Meyer
Marriage: about 1760
Abial Foster
Abraham Foster

Spouse and Children

about 1760
Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Abial Foster



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World Events (6)


Age 39

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

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.

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.

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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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