Winthrop was part of the Kennebec Purchase awarded by the Plymouth Council for New England. First called Pondtown for its lakes and ponds, it was settled by Timothy Foster in 1765.
Captain Timothy Foster was born on 14 May 1720 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.1 He married Silber Freeman in 1744 at Attleborough, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Captain Timothy Foster died on 3 April 1785 at Winthrop, Kennebec Co., Maine, at age 64.1
>> Timothy Foster moved from Attleborough, MA with ten children in 1765. Another child was born after they had moved. "He was a member of the first board of selectmen of Winthrop, and frequently re-elected to that and various other public offices in his town." Was Founder of Winthrop, Maine.
(History of Leeds).
Children of Captain Timothy Foster and Silber Freeman
◦Timothy Foster Jr.+1 b. c 21 Mar 1744/45, d. 1 Aug 1825
◦Billy Foster1 b. 24 Sep 1747, d. c 1775
◦Eliphalet Foster1 b. 27 Jul 1749, d. c 1775
◦Susan Foster+1 b. 15 Apr 1751, d. 8 Jan 1838
◦David Foster+1 b. 26 Mar 1753, d. 3 Jan 1820
◦Thomas Foster1 b. 23 May 1755, d. c 1775
◦Stuart Foster1 b. 8 Apr 1757
◦John Foster1 b. 20 Apr 1759, d. c 1775
◦Oliver Foster1 b. 5 May 1761
◦Sibler Foster1 b. 27 Apr 1763
◦Stephen Foster1 b. 28 Feb 1766
1.[S1725] Duran Paul Perkins, GEDCOM
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