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Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)

Foster, Stephen Collins. A famous American song-writer and composer; born at Pittsburgh, PA, July 4, 1826; died in New York City, Jan. 13, 1864. He was educated at Athens Academy and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania. He composed the music and wrote the words of over 125 popular songs and melodies, among which are: ‘Old Folks at Home’; ‘Nelly Ely’; ‘Old Dog Tray’; ‘Come Where my Love Lies Dreaming’; ‘Suwanee River’; etc.