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Capt. Seth Foster

Male 1770 - 1827  (56 years)


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  • Name Seth Foster 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 21 June 1770  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 April 1827  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Seth succeeded his father in building vessels at the Foster yard. There, in 1825 was built the Smyrna, the first American vessel to carry the Stars and Stripes into the Black Sea (in 1830), and in 1826 the ship Lagoda, owned by Seth and Samuel Foster and Thomas Otis. In 1841 the Lagoda was purchased by Thomas Bourne of New Bedford for a whaler, and in 1890 she was still whaling in the Arctic in her 64th year. A model of this whaler, one fourth her size, the largest ship model in the world, is in the ship museum of the Dartmouth Historical Society in New Bedford [as of 1936].

      Seth and Abigal lived on River Street, Norwell. [2]
    Person ID I1201  Schirado
    Last Modified 24 July 2012 

    Father Elisha Foster,   b. 28 April 1745, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 July 1827, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Grace Barstow,   b. 27 May 1748, Hanover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 December 1834, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 19 October 1769  First Congegational Church of Hanover Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID F2262  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Abigail Otis,   b. 11 October 1773, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 September 1848, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 15 December 1800  the Second Church of Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Caroline Foster,   b. 18 September 1801, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 January 1822, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Alfred Brunson Foster,   b. 23 July 1803, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. September 1832, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Charlotte Otis Foster,   b. 4 April 1806, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 June 1831, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     4. Harriet Foster,   b. 17 January 1808, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 June 1830, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +5. Jane Foster,   b. 1 October 1810, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. James Otis Foster,   b. 17 May 1813, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1838, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Family ID F27  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    2. [S3] L. Vernon Briggs, (1938).

    3. [S706] L. Vernon Briggs, (Boston: W. Spooner, 1895).


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