11th - 11th - 11th great Grandparents
IV. Nathaniel FOOTE I - b abt 1593 Colchester, Essex, Eng; d 20 Dec 1644 Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; m abt 1615 at Shalford, Eng to Elizabeth DEMING b Oct 1595 Shalford, Essex Eng / Pitminster, Colchester, England; d 28 Jul 1683 Wethersfield, Hartford, CT; she was dau of Johnthan and Elizabeth (GILBERT?) DEMING and the sister of John DEMING who is also our 10th great Grandfaother; Other spouse Elizabeth Deming married second to Governor Thomas Welles. Thomas Welles was born 1590 at Stourton, Whichford, Warwickshire, England and died 14 January 1659/60 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT. He had first married Alice Tomes c5 July 1615 in England they had eight children; Ch of Elizabeth DEMING FOOTE and Gov. Thomas WELLS were: none.
1. Elizabeth FOOTE - b 14 Jan 1617/18 Shalford, Eng; d 8 Sep 1700; m abt 1638 Wethersfield, CT to Josiah CHURCHILL died Jan 1686/87 Wethersfield, CT; Children: Mary married Samuel CHURCH; Elizabeth married Henry BUCK; Hannah married Samuel ROYCE; Ann married Mr. RICE; Joseph married Mary; Benjamin married Mary; and Sarah married Thomas WICKAM.
2. Nathaniel FOOTE II - b 5 Mar 1619/20; Married 1646, Elizabeth SMITH (bap. Jan. 28, 1626/7, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England), daughter of Lt. Samuel and Elizabeth SMITH.
3. Mary FOOTE - b abt 1623 Shalford; d. Jul. 31, 1721, Norwich, CT. Married first 1642 John STODDARD; second Apr. 4, 1674, Wethersfield, CT, John GOODRICH (b. 1623; d. Apr. 1680), son of John GOODRICH and Margery HOW; and third about 1681 Thomas TRACY (b. 1623; d. Nov. 7, 1685). Children of Mary and John STODDARD: Mary married Joseph WRIGHT; John married Elizabeth CURTIS; Caleb died young; Joshua married Berthia SMITH; Mercy married Joseph WRIGHT; Elizabeth married Mr. WRIGHT; and Nathaniel married first Mary, and second Eunice STANDISH.
4. Lt. Robert FOOTE - b 5 Mar 1626/27 Shalford; d abt 1681 New Haven, CT; m abt 1659 at New Haven to Sarah POTTER, daughter of William and Frances of New Haven, CT.; died May 1730 Guilford, CT; Ch were: (a) Nathaniel FOOTE b 13 Apr 1660 New Haven, CT; d bef 1715; m Tabitha BISHOP; (b) Sarah FOOTE b 12 Feb 1661/62 New Haven, CT, Sarah married first Isaac CURTIS, and second Nathaniel HOW; (c) Elizabeth FOOTE b 8 Mar 1663/64 New Haven, CT, Elizabeth married John GRAVES; (d) Joseph FOOTE b 6 Mar 1665/66 New Haven; d 6 Mar 1750/51; Joseph married first Abigail JOHNSON, second Sarah ROSE, and third Susannah (?) FRISBIE widow of John FRISBIE; (e) Samuel FOOTE b 14 May 1668 New Haven; d 1696; m Abigail BARKER; (f) John FOOTE b 24 Jul 1670; m 1696 to Mary (???); (g) Stephen FOOTE b 14 Dec 1672; d 23 Oct 1762; spouses were Elizabeth NASH, Hannah (?) HOWD widow of Lt. John Howd; (h) Dr. Isaac FOOTE b 14 Dec 1672; d 11 Feb 1758; m 1709 to Rebecca DICKERMAN
6. Sarah FOOTE - b abt 1632; d 1673; m 1652 at Stratford, Fairfield Co, CT to Jeremiah JUDSON of Stratford; d 15 May 1701; Children: Isaac; Mary; Elizabeth; Sarah; Mercy; and Jeremiah.
7. Rebecca FOOTE - b 3 Sep 1634 Watertown, MA; d 6 Apr 1701 Hadley, Hampshire Co, MA; m Mar 1658/59 at Hadley to Lt. Philip SMITH b 30 Apr 1633 Eng; d 10 Jan 1684/85 Hadley, MA - he was son of Samuel and Elizabeth (CHILEAB) SMITH; Other spouse was Maj. Aaron COOKE; Ch were: (a) Samuel SMITH b Jan 1658; d 1707; (b) Baby SMITH b 1661; d 22 Jan 1660/61; (c) Deacon John SMITH I b 18 Dec 1661 Hadley, MA; d 27 Apr 1727; m 29 Nov 1683 to Joanna KELLOGG; (d) Jonathan SMITH b 1663; d 1725; (e) Philip SMITH II b 1665; d 1725; (f) Rebecca SMITH b 1668; d 7 Oct 1730; m 1686 George STILLMAN; (g) Nathaniel SMITH b 1671 Hadley, MA; d 1740; m 6 Feb 1695/96 to Mary DICKINSON; (h) Joseph SMITH b 1674; d 1736; (i) Ichabod SMITH b 11 Apr 1675; d 1746
NOTES: Nathaniel Foote "The Settler" - came to New England with his wife Elizabeth. He was one of the first ten settlers (known as "adventurers) in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Elizabeth was the sister of Mr. John Deming, also one of Wethersfield's first settlers.
In the original layout of the town, 1640, Nathaniel received a home-lot of ten acres, and gradually over the years he became owner of over 400 acres. He represented the town in the General Court - this is evidence that he was held in respect and confidence by his fellow townsmen.
In May 1637, when the little army under Capt. John Mason was being provisioned for the memorable Pequot campaign, it was "ordered y that there shalbe 1 hogg p'vided att Wythersfeild for the design in hand, wch is conceived to be Nathaniell Footes"----a compliment, certainly from the Col. authorities, to Mr. Foote's ability in raising good pork!
From an abstract of the record of the apprenticeship agreement of our Nathaniel Foote from the Court Rolls of the Borough of Colchester is as follows: "Nathaniel Foote aged 16 years, son of Robert Foot of Shalford in Com. Essex yeoman doth put himself apprentice to Samuel Croylye of Colchester, aforesaid grocer and Free Burgess from the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel last past for the term of eight years. Dated 21 Sept. V James I (1608). Sealed and delivered in the presence of me Robert Foot and of me George Lumpkin."
This family, as a whole, had a large share in the tragedies of that early day for Philip Smith, husband of Rebecca Foote, was announced to have been "murdered with an hideous witchcraft";
Trouble with Indians: among the members of the early generations, Nathaniel Foote had, (a), a daughter-in law and two of her children taken captive by the Indians and another child killed; (b), a daughter and three of her children killed, while (c), her husband and two other children were made captives; and (d), two more of her children wounded; and Frances Foote lost two husbands by the Indians as well as one son-in-law killed and another, with four of his children, taken into captivity.
Sir Thomas Foote, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1649, was a first cousin of Nathaniel Foote, the settler. Sir Thomas Foote was buried in the parish church of All Saints of West Ham, now a part of the City of London. He lived to the great age of ninety-six years. There is a very pretentious monument to his memory erected in the church.