Fonter

8 May 1773–
Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Fonter

When Fonter was born on 8 May 1773, in Winthrop, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, Timothy Foster, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Allen, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Foster
1745–1825
Abigail Allen
1750–1838
Otis Foster
1773–1859
Fonter
1773–
Daniel Foster
1775–1864
Elizabeth Foster
1777–1814
Mary Foster
1783–1854
Dolley Foster
1783–
Hannah Foster
1786–1876
Otis Foster
1796–1857

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1799

Age 26

Historical Boundaries - 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States

Name Meaning

Transferred use of the surname, an occupational name with at least four possible derivations: from Middle English foster ‘foster parent’, for(e)ster ‘forester’, fors(e)ter ‘shearer’, or fu(y)ster ‘saddle-tree maker’.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Fonter, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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