American Biographical Notes

Being Short Notices of Deceased Persons,

Chiefly Those Not Included in Allen's or in Drake's

Biographical Dictionaries

Gathered From Many Sources and Arranged By

Franklin B. Hough

Albany:

Joel Munsell

1875

Preface

 

FOSTER, REV. CHARLES G., of the Tennessee conference; b. Sept., 16, 1820, d. Oct. 26, 1853. (Deems's Annals of Southern Methodism, p. 347.) Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, ENSIGN EBENEZER, Mass., killed in the revolution, Oct. 19, 1777. [p.146]

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FOSTER, EDWARD, and EDWARD JR., loyalists of Boston; blacksmiths; went to Halifax in 1776, and was proscribed and banished in 1778; they d. at Union Me.; the father d. July 17, 1822; a. 72. (Sabin Loyalists; Sibley's Hist. of Union, p. 333.)

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FOSTER, EPHRAIM H., d. at Nashville, Tenn.; Sept. 4, 1854; entered public life at an early age, and in 1829, was speaker of the house of representatives of Tennessee; in 1837, was elected to the U. S. senate; resigned in 1839, from having received instructions from the legislature which he could not obey; and in 1843, was elected to fill out the remainder of a term; in 1845, was unsuccessful candidate for governor. Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, FREDERICK, a loyalist from the states; settled in New Brunswick; and d. on the island of Grand Menan in 1834, a. 74. Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, HERMAN TEN EYCK, d. at Lakeland, on the east shore of Seneca Lake, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1869; b. in the city of New York, March 1, 1822; graduated at Columbia College., and settled as a farmer; took much interest in agricultural pursuits. (Memorial of H. T. E. F. by A. B. Conger, 1870.) Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, ISAAC, patriot and surgeon of the revolution; native of Charlestown Mass.; grad. at Harvard in 1758; studied medicine abroad and settled in his native town; he was a delegate to the co. convention, and prov. cong.; early in 1775, was appointed a surgeon and served professionally in camp and hospital till 1780; he d. in Feb. 1781 a. 45, of health impaired by intense service in discharge of duty. (Bradford's N. E. Biog.) Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, JUDGE JABEZ, b. Aug. 1, 1777, at Lebanon, Ct.; removed to Lewis co., and soon after to Jefferson co., N. Y.; he engaged largely in trade; was many years a county judge, and d. at Monroe, Mich., Dec. 10, 1847. (Hough's Hist. Jeff. Co. N. Y., p. 430.)

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FOSTER, T. HERON, d. at Pittsburg, Pa., April 21, 1868; b. at Greensburg, Va., in 1822; was a printer and established the Pittsburg Dispatch, in 1846.

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FOSTER, NATHANIEL, celebrated hunter in northern New York; b. in 1767; settled at Salisbury N. Y.; in 1834, he was tried for the murder of an Indian but acquitted; he died in Ava, N. Y., March, 1841, a. 74. (J. R. Simms's Trappers of N.Y., p. 175252.) Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, R. C., recorder of Nashville; d. at that place, Dec. 27, 1871.

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FOSTER, THEODORE, U. S. senator from R. I.; son of Jedediah F.; grad. at the coll. of R. I. in 1740; acquired a large legal practice in R. I. and was several years one of the overseers of the college; he was U. S. senator from 1790 to 1803. (Bradford's N. E. Biog.) Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, THOMAS F., b. in Greensborough, Ga., Nov. 23, 1790; grad. at Franklin Coll. in 1812; studied law at Litchfield, Conn., and was admitted to the bar in 1816; was many years in the Georgia legislature, and in congress from 1829 to 1835, and from 1841 to 1843; d. in 1847. Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, WILLIAM, was appointed Lieut. Col. of 1st royals, Dec. 24, 1755, and served at the siege of Louisburg in 1758; he served in 1759, on Lake Champlain; became a col. in the army in Feb., 1762, and is found on the army lists till 1768. Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.146

 

FOSTER, LIEUT. COL. WILLIAM, of 4th U. S. infantry, d. at Baton Rouge, La., Nov. 26, 1839. [p.147] Franklin B. Hough, American Biographical Notes, p.147

 

FOSTER, WILLIAM B., a prominent citizen of Philadelphia; vice pres. of the Penn. rail road, and formerly a civil engineer in the construction of that road; d. at Philadelphia, March 4, 1860, a. about 50; was elected a member of the state canal board, and served 3 y., ending Jan., 1847; was formerly a member of the select council from the 9th ward.

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