Stephen Collins Foster

In 1833, seven year old Stephen Collins Foster left Pittsburg, with his sister Henrietta and his Mother, on the steamer Napoleon, bound for Cincinnati.

“Their first stop was at Augusta, a village on the Kentucky side of the river, sixty five miles east of Cincinnati. This was the home of two brothers of Mrs. Foster, the Reverend Joseph S. Tomlinson, a graduate of Transylvania College, Lexington, who was the president of the Augusta Female College; and Professor of William Tomlinson. The visitors were the guests of the president.


from Stephen Foster, Youth's Golden Gleam, Raymond Walters, 1936