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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Surname Saturday -- FOOTE (two generations)

Nathaniel Foote and his family establish a very old line in Connecticut.  He was born September 21, 1592 in Shalford, Colchester, Essex Co., England and settled in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  Nothing too unusual about that, other than the fact that both my parents can claim him as their 9th great-grandfather.  I am not sure how the calculation of Family Tree Maker determined that my parents are 6th cousins, perhaps it was through one of the two other lines in which they are also related, but I do know they claim Nathaniel Foote as an ancestor.  Nathaniel Foote is buried in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and I am anxious to go to that cemetery. But, I need to do some homework first, as there are 2,700+ stones there.

One of the links to Find-A-Grave gives me a good idea of what the cemetery looks like, and even provides an address where I can get a gravestone guide. I think I need to do that soon. The link for Nathaniel Foote is impressive, but there is no cemetery stone!

The Foote Family Association of America has a nice web site, if you are interested in this line. And, Foote family: comprising the genealogy and history of Nathaniel Foote, Volume 1 By Abram William Foote is free on Google books.

My Foote genealogy is below, and those in green are my direct lines. You can view my entire Foote tree on RootsWeb.

1. NATHANIEL FOOTE (ROBERT FOOTE1) was born ABT 1593 in Shalford, Colchester, Essex co., England, and died BEF 20 NOV 1644 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Behind Congregational Church, Wethersfield. He married ELIZABETH DEMING ABT 1615 in Shalford, Colchester, Essex co., England. She was born ABT 1595 in Colchester, Essex co., England, and died 28 JUL 1683 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Children of NATHANIEL FOOTE and ELIZABETH DEMING were:

+ 2 i. ELIZABETH FOOTE was born 8 SEP 1616 in Of Colchester, Essex, England, and died 8 SEP 1700 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
3 ii. Nathaniel FOOTE was born ABT 1620 in England, and died 1655. He married Elizabeth SMITH 1646 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Samuel SMITH.
+ 4 iii. MARY FOOTE was born ABT 1623 in England, and died AFT AUG 1685.
+ 5 iv. ROBERT FOOTE was born 8 DEC 1627 in England, and died 1681 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
+ 6 v. Frances FOOTE was born 1629 in England.
+ 7 vi. Sarah FOOTE was born ABT 1632 in England, and died 1673.
+ 8 vii. Rebecca FOOTE was born ABT 1634, and died 6 APR 1701 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.

Generation No. 2

2. ELIZABETH FOOTE (NATHANIEL FOOTE2, ROBERT FOOTE1) was born 8 SEP 1616 in Of Colchester, Essex, England, and died 8 SEP 1700 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married JOSIAH CHURCHILL 1638 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was born 1 JAN 1611/12 in England, and died 1 JAN 1686/87 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Children of ELIZABETH FOOTE and JOSIAH CHURCHILL were:

+ 9 i. MARY CHURCHILL was born 24 MAR in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1690 in Prob. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
+ 10 ii. Elizabeth CHURCHILL was born 15 MAY 1642.
11 iii. Hannah CHURCHILL was born 1 NOV 1644, and died BEF 11 NOV 1683.
12 iv. Ann CHURCHILL was born 1647. She married Mr. RICE.
13 v. Joseph CHURCHILL was born 2 DEC 1649, and died 1 APR 1699. He married Mary (__) w\o Joseph CHURCHILL 13 MAY 1664.
14 vi. Benjamin CHURCHILL was born 16 MAY 1652, and died 30 OCT 1712. He married Mary (__) w\o Benjamin CHURCHILL 1677. She was born ABT 1652.
15 vii. Sarah CHURCHILL was born 11 NOV 1657. She married Thomas WICKHAM 11 JUN 1673. He was born 15 OCT 1651 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 30 APR 1730 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

4. MARY FOOTE (NATHANIEL FOOTE2, ROBERT FOOTE1) was born ABT 1623 in England, and died AFT AUG 1685. She married Thomas TRACY. He was born in of Norwich, Connecticut, and died 7 NOV 1685. She married JOHN STODDARD ABT 1642 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was born ABT 1620 in of Watertown, Massachusetts, and died ABT 20 DEC 1664 in wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She married JOHN GOODRICH 4 APR 1674 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, son of JOHN GOODRICH and MARGERY HOW. He was born BET 1615 AND 1616 in Bury St. Edmunds, co. Suffolk England, and died 6 APR 1680 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.

Children of MARY FOOTE and JOHN STODDARD were:

+ 16 i. Mary STODDARD was born 12 MAR 1642/43 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 23 AUG 1683 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
+ 17 ii. JOHN STODDARD was born 12 APR 1646 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 4 DEC 1703 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
18 iii. Caleb STODDARD was born 12 SEP 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
19 iv. Joshua STODDARD was born 12 SEP 1648 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 1725. He married Bethia Goodwin SMITH 15 AUG 1684 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Richard SMITH.
20 v. Mercy STODDARD was born NOV 1652, and died 1715. She married Joseph WRIGHT 10 MAR 1684/85 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
21 vi. Elizabeth STODDARD was born JUL 1656. She married Mr. WRIGHT.
22 vii. Nathaniel STODDARD was born MAR 1660/61, and died 9 FEB 1713/14. He married Mary (__) w\o Nathaniel STODDARD BEF 1692 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. She died 17 JAN 1692/93. He married Eunice STANDISH 7 DEC 1693 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of THOMAS STANDISH and Susannah SMITH. She was born 1664, and died 5 AUG 1716.

5. ROBERT FOOTE (NATHANIEL FOOTE2, ROBERT FOOTE1) was born 8 DEC 1627 in England, and died 1681 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married SARAH POTTER BEF 1660 in New Haven / Branford, Connecticut, daughter of WILLIAM POTTER and FRANCIS (__) w\o WILLIAM POTTER. She was born ABT 22 AUG 1641 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died AFT AUG 1706 in (Prob.) Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.

Children of ROBERT FOOTE and SARAH POTTER were:

23 i. Nathaniel FOOTE was born 13 APR 1660 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1714 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut. He married Tabitha BISHOP. She was born 14 SEP 1657 in of Branford, Connecticut, and died 1715.
24 ii. Sarah FOOTE was born 12 FEB 1661/62 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. She married Isaac CURTIS 13 AUG 1682, son of Richard CURTIS. He was born in of Wallingford, Connecticut, and died 15 FEB 1711/12. She married Nathaniel HOW 9 AUG 1714. He was born in of Wallingford, CT.
+ 25 iii. ELIZABETH FOOTE was born 18 MAR 1662/63 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 14 MAY 1730 in Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
26 iv. Joseph FOOTE was born 6 MAR 1665/66 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 6 MAR 1750/51 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut. He married Abigail JOHNSON 1690. He married Sarah ROSE 1710. He married Susanna (Henbury) FRISBIE 8 SEP 1741.
27 v. Samuel FOOTE was born 14 MAY 1668 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1696 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Abigail BARKER.
+ 28 vi. John FOOTE was born 24 JUL 1670 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 1713 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
29 vii. Stephen FOOTE was born 14 DEC 1672 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 23 OCT 1762 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth NASH 1702. He married Hannah (__) HOWD 27 JUN 1739.
30 viii. Isaac FOOTE was born 14 DEC 1672 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 11 FEB 1758 in Branford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. He married Rebecca DICKERMAN 1709, daughter of ABRAHAM "Abram" DICKERMAN and MARY COOPER. She was born 27 FEB 1678/79 in New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 13 OCT 1757.