Lydia Foster

9 January 1831–25 September 1872 (Age 41)
Nelson, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia

When Lydia Foster was born on 9 January 1831, in Nelson, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Stephen Foster, was 34 and her mother, Sophia Briggs, was 33. She married George Robinson about 1851, in New Hampshire, United States. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 September 1872, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lee Robinson
Lydia Foster
Marriage: 16 February 1853
Amos Gilbert Robinson
Lydia Ann Robinson
George Alva Robinson
Emma Sophia Robinson
Steven Robinson
William Foster Robinson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    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.
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 2
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • Lydia Robinson in household of Joseph L Robinson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Lydia Foster in entry for William Foster Robinson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Lydia Robison in household of Jos L Robison, "United States Census, 1870"

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