Birth:   1642  Weymouth, Massachusetts

Death:  Jun 13 1732   Marshfield, Massachusetts

Buried:  Winslow Cemetery (on Winslow Cemetery Road)

Father:  Thomas FOSTER (1600-)

Mother:  Elizabeth FOSTER [MARRIED]




Mother:   Joan CHILLINGSWORTH (married name)



Elizabeth (1664-)

John (1666-)

Josiah (1669-)

Mary (1671-)

Joseph (~1673-)

Sarah (~1676-)

Collingsworth (1680-)

James (1683-)


















Above: map of USA highlighting Massachusetts.  Right: map of Massachusetts highlighting Marshfield area.
Information for John Foster
  • John Foster was one of 13 principal settlers of the town of Marshfield. Records indicate he was from Plymouth and he was a blacksmith. 
  • John Foster was ordained deacon of the First Church, Marshfield, Massachusetts. 
  • At one time he was a Selectman of the town. 
  • He was on the jury that laid out the highways of the town in 1692. 
  • Listed in 1670 as one of the Freemen of the town. 
  • His headstone reads: Deacon John Foster deceased June the 13th 1732 in the 91 years of his age and left 7 living children, 45 grand children, 83 great grandchildren and had 26 grand children die before himself. 
  • His first wife was Mary Chillingworth, daughter of Thomas Chillingsworth.
Picture right: Marshfield Massachusetts First Congregational Church.  Other pictures a collage of Marshfield