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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Timothy Foster
Abigail Allen
Otis Foster
Daniel Foster
Elizabeth Foster
Mary Foster
Dolley Foster
Hannah Foster
Otis Foster

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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."""""""

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.

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

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