Nathaniel III FOOTE

Male 1648 - 1703  (55 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel III FOOTE  [1, 2, 3
    Born 10 Jan 1647/8  Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence Abt 1674  Removed from Hatfield to Springfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Abt 1681  Removed to Wethersfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 12 Jan 1702/3  Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from "Descendants of Nathaniel Foote Sr. & Elizabeth Deming" by Ellwood Count Curtis:
      Nathaniel Foote was born at Wethersfield on 14(sic) January 1648. He settled in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and married on 2 May 1672 Margaret Bliss, daughter of Nathaniel Bliss, of Springfield. After residing in Hatfield two years, he removed to Springfield, like every householder, he was called into the service of his country against the Indians, and was actively engaged in the bloody and successful attack on their encampment at the falls in the Connecticut River a few miles above Deerfield, since called Turner's Falls, in commemoration of the brave Captain Turner, who commanded the expedition. From Springfield, Mr. Foote removed to Stratford, where his house lot of one acre was on Main Street, directly east of the old burial ground near the present Congregational Church. This lot he conveyed in March 1680 to Benjamin Lewis, having decided to move with his family to Branford, where, in February 1679, he was admitted as a planter of the town, and a home lot was granted to him "on the condition that it should have a tenantable house built upon it within two years, and that he come to settle amongst us, or else the lot to return to the town again." In pursuing his manifest destiny to migrate, Mr. Foote conveyed his lot with sundry other lots to which he had become possessed, to Jonathan Pitman, of Stratford, and moved to Wethersfield, where he continued to reside till his death, although he had, previous to that event, planned another removal to a new settlement begun under his enterprise, a Jeremy's Farm, since and now called Colchester, on the road from Hartford to New London. An order authorizing a settlement at this place was made by the General Court in October 1698, and the new settlement was made to embrace the territory bounded north by Twenty-mile River, south by Lyme, west by Haddam and Middletown, and east and northeast by Lebanon and Norwich. This land was conveyed by Owaneco, Sachem of Mohegan, for the consideration of love and affection by Nathaniel Foote, to be distributed by him according to his discretion, except for fifty acres to be selected by himself, which he had the privilege of reserving to himself and his heirs forever. The settlement was commenced in 1701, but on account of failing health, Mr. Foote did not remove. He died 12 January 1703, leaving a widow and nine children, four sons and five daughters. His widow and four youngest children, three sons and one daughter, subsequently moved to Colchester. Mrs. Foote died on 3 April 1745 at the age of 95. The children all married, and settled in the neighborhood of each other in the new town."
      Nathaniel was mainly a house carpenter but also practiced as an attorney in the colonial courts.
    Person ID I22784  Main Tree
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2016 

    Father Nathaniel FOOTE, Jr.,   b. Abt 1620, Colchester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1655, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth SMITH,   b. Bef 28 Jan 1627, St. Mary the Virgin, Hadleigh, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 05 Jan 1702, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1646  Poss. Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Family ID F08489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret BLISS,   b. Abt 1650,   d. 03 Apr 1745, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married 02 May 1672  Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Sarah FOOTE,   b. 25 Feb 1672/3, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1756  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
     2. Margaret FOOTE,   b. 01 Dec 1674, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Elizabeth FOOTE,   b. 23 Jun 1677, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     4. Mary FOOTE,   b. 24 Nov 1679, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     5. Nathaniel IV FOOTE,   b. 09 Sep 1682, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1774  (Age 91 years)  [Natural]
     6. Ephraim FOOTE, Sr.,   b. 13 Feb 1685, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1765, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Natural]
     7. Josiah FOOTE,   b. 27 Sep 1688, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1788, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)  [Natural]
     8. Joseph FOOTE,   b. 28 Dec 1690, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1756, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Natural]
     9. Eunice FOOTE,   b. 10 May 1694, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F08568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S01698] Ancestry of Bob & Mary Beth Wheeler@ gendex.com.

    2. [S00084] "The Descendants of Nathaniel Foote Sr. & Elizabeth Deming" Compiled by Ellwood Count Curtis.

    3. [S02364] Genealogies of Hadley Families, Lucius M. Boltwood.

    4. [S03431] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Wethersfield.

    5. [S02018] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines Volume II by Mary Walton Ferris.