Adoniram FOOTE

Male 1780 - 1866  (85 years)


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  • Name Adoniram FOOTE  [1
    • "Foote Family" by Abram W. Foote: .....He was the father of a large family of 13 children, nine of whom lived to adult years. When he came into the county of Lewis that rich valley was but little known, and its resources were mostly undeveloped. He entered at once, and heartily, into every public enterprise calculated to promote the interests of the county. He received a military commission from Governor Tompkins, in 1812, and occupied several other offices of public trust from time to time. He was identified with those institutions whose motto speaks for the common brotherhood of mankind He early connected himself with the anti-slavery movements of the country, as early as 1838, and in the Presidential contest of 1840 cast his vote for James G. Birney. He was independent in expression and faithful in prayer for the slaves; yet he was not rash, not fanatical; never joined those who denounced the church and all other institutions for not moving so rapidly in this direction as he desired. He has often thanked God that he was permitted to live to hear freedom proclaimed throughout all the land. His Christian life in its outward manifestations was such as to bring honor to the name of Christ He gave himself into God's guidance at the time of a general religious revival in 1830-31 Mr. Foote at once joined himself to the Presbyterian Church, at Martinsburg, and became one of the working men of the church; he was ordained an Elder in that church, Oct 12, 1832. He was many times member of Presbytery and Synod and was a delegate to the General Assembly that met at Philadelphia in 1843, and in the home work he was always diligent and faithful. His place at the weekly pray-meeting was seldom vacant. No day was allowed to pass without the observance of family prayer; and on this point he was very decided and strict, and several incidents are mentioned showing that he placed his service to God above his earthly cares and gains. He gave liberally for the support of the Gospel and for the great benevolent enterprises of the Christian church. [1]
    Born 10 Jul 1780  Arlington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Apr 1866  Turin, Lewis County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I68504  Main Tree
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2012 

    Father John FOOTE,   b. 14 Jul 1754,   d. 16 Jun 1826, Arlington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Ruth SEARL,   b. 9 Oct 1756,   d. 29 Jan 1846, Arlington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1775  [1
    Family ID F27588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy DOTY,   b. 14 Apr 1778, Salem, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1815, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1804  [1
    Children 
     1. George D. FOOTE,   b. 1 Feb 1805, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Norman FOOTE,   b. 15 Aug 1806, Salem, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1815  (Age 8 years)
     3. Child FOOTE,   d. infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Jane FOOTE,   b. 9 Oct 1809, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1877, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Giles FOOTE,   b. 15 Jun 1811, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Adoniram FOOTE,   b. 11 May 1815, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F27586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emily BRAINERD,   b. 1 Jun 1789,   d. 27 May 1854  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1817  [1
    Children 
     1. Amanda FOOTE,   b. 6 Oct 1817, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1818  (Age 0 years)
     2. Emily FOOTE,   b. 31 Oct 1818, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1846, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. Norman B. FOOTE,   b. 2 Dec 1820, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Duane D. FOOTE,   b. 13 May 1822, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nancy Maria FOOTE,   b. 27 May 1824, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1870, St. Albans, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. John Bartlit FOOTE,   b. 1 Jul 1826, Martinsburg, Lewis Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F27587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jul 1780 - Arlington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1866 - Turin, Lewis County, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4858] "Foote Family" Comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn. and his Descendants Vol. I, Abram W. Foote, (Marble City Press - The Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont 1907).