Philip Foster (1805 - 1884)

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Birthplace: Bangor, Maine
Death: Died in Eagle Creek, Clackamas, Oregon
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About Philip Foster

Philip FOSTER (January 29, 1805- March 17, 1884): b. at Bangor, Maine, d. at Eagle Creek, Clackamas County, Oregon. m1. 1828 Fannie CUMMINS; m2. 1834 Mary Charlotte PETTYGROVE; s/o William and Lucy (Spencer) Foster; Philip & Mary Charlotte Foster emigrated from Maine, but arrived 19 May 1843 from the Sandwich Islands on the bark "Fama"; the family settled at Oregon City until 1847 when Philip purchased a claim at Eagle Creek; involved in establishing Barlow Road; operated a store at Eagle Creek that served the emigrants; established a post office there in 1867; Mary Charlotte provided the Oregon Territory with starts of lilac, apple and pear tree she brought from Maine; the farm is a national historic monument open to the public in the summer Philip Foster Farm.

The farm was listed on the National Record of Historic Places in 1980.

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Philip Foster's Timeline

1805
January 29, 1805
Bangor, Maine
1828
1828
Age 22
1829
1829
Age 23
Maine
1834
July 9, 1834
Age 29
Washington, Maine
1835
April 25, 1835
Age 30
Washington, Maine
1837
September 7, 1837
Age 32
Washington Co, Maine
1839
April 20, 1839
Age 34
Washington, Maine
1841
June 1, 1841
Age 36
Washington, Maine
1844
February 23, 1844
Age 39
Oregon City, Oregon Territory
1846
May 24, 1846
Age 41
Eagle Creek, Clackamas, OT