William Foster

Brief Life History of William

When William Foster was born on 22 October 1801, in Georgia, United States, his father, Jesse Foster, was 25 and his mother, Margaret Robinson, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Foster
1777–1850
Margaret Robinson
1780–1860
Jeremiah Foster
1799–1862
Pointon Sanders Foster
1818–1900
Francis Marion Foster
1826–1864
Shepherd Foster
1801–
William Foster
1801–
Stephen Foster
1809–1875
Lucinda Foster
1810–1866
Jackson Foster
1817–1818
Elizabeth Foster
1818–1898
Henry C Foster
1824–1824
Frances Foster
1825–

Sources (1)

  • Jesse Foster in the Alabama, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1753

World Events (3)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.

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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