1826–1864
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July 4, 1826, Lawrenceburg, Pennsylvania.

January 13, 1864, New York City.

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.

  1. Beyond the Mystic River
  2. Friendship with Jesus
  3. Gone from the World
  4. My Old Kentucky Home
  5. Swanee River
  6. Why Will Ye Wander?