Jedediah Foster was born October 10, 1726 in Andover, MA. He
graduated from Harvard in 1744, studied law and practiced at
Brookfield. In 1749, Jedediah Foster married Dorothy Dwight, daughter
of General Dwight.
Judge Jedediah Foster was a member of the Worcester County Convention
and delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1774, a member of the
convention that framed the constitution of Massachusetts, and a member
of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was also appointed
judge of probate and common pleas for Worcester and justice of the
Superior Court of Massachusetts. His notes on the 1778 murder trial of
Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner are of particular interest. His family
correspondence is noteworthy.