1826–1864

Introduction

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Born: Ju­ly 4, 1826, Law­rence­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 13, 1864, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Al­le­ghe­ny Ce­me­te­ry, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Foster is best known as a com­pos­er of po­pu­lar mu­sic, such as Swa­nee River. How­ev­er, his work has al­so been adapt­ed to hymns and Gos­pel songs.

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