Sophia Minerva Foster

12 April 1810–1 September 1898 (Age 88)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Sophia Minerva

When Sophia Minerva Foster was born on 12 April 1810, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Orrin Stone Foster, was 34 and her mother, Rachel S Crampton, was 32. She married Harrison Burgess on 1 July 1835, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 1 September 1898, in Woodruff, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Woodruff Cemetery, Woodruff, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Harrison Burgess
Sophia Minerva Foster
Marriage: 1 July 1835

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1835Geauga, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 26
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Sophia M Burgess

    A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF SOPHIA M. BURGESS (Sister of Clarissa Amelia Foster b. 1812) Pine Valley 1887 Washington County Utah Territory A brief sketch of the life of Sophia M. Burgess …

    Sources (36)

    • Sophia M Burgess in household of Harrison Burgess, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sophia M Foster, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Sophia M Burgess in household of Isaac Phippin, "United States Census, 1860"

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