Amos Foster

12 July 1827–28 December 1853 (Age 26)
Roxbury, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Amos

When Amos Foster was born on 12 July 1827, in Roxbury, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Stephen Foster, was 31 and his mother, Sophia Briggs, was 29. He lived in Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 28 December 1853, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 26.

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Stephen Foster
Sophia Briggs
Elisha Briggs Foster
Nancy Foster
Alvia or Alvah Foster
Nancy Briggs Foster
Amos Foster
Lydia Foster
Louisa Maria Foster

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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 3
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
Age 6
In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 9
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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Sources (3)

  • Amos W. Foster, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Foster Genealogy being the record of the posterity of Reginald Foster
  • 'History of the Town of Gilsum New Hampshire From 1752 To 1879', Silvanus Hayward A.M., 1881, p. 309

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