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Nathaniel Foote, III

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America
Death: January 12, 1703 (56)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America
Place of Burial: Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Foote, II and Elizabeth Gull
Husband of Margaret Foote
Father of Sarah Olcott (Foote); Margaret Foote; Elizabeth Blisson Turner; Mary Rust; Nathaniel Foote, IV and 4 others
Brother of Samuel Foote; Daniel Foote, of Wethersfield and Elizabeth Belding
Half brother of Mary Bardwell; Anna Gull; Esther Gillett (Gull) and Mercy Alvord

Occupation: Carpenter, Lawyer, Indian War Vet
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About Nathaniel Foote, III

Nathaniel Foote

  • Birth: Jan 10 1647 - Wethersfield, CT
  • Parents: Nathaniel Foote, Elizabeth Smith
  • Wife: Margaret Bliss
  • Death: Jan 12 1703 - Wethersfield, CT

He served in King Philip's War and participated in Turner's Falls Fight while under Capt. William Turner.


Nathaniel Foote was born at Wethersfield, Jan. 14, 1648. He settled in Hatfield, Mass., and married. May 2, 1672, Margaret Bliss, dau. of Nathaniel Bliss, of Springfield. After residing in Hatfield two years, he removed to Springfield, like almost every householder, he was called into the service of his country against the Indians, and was actively engaged in the bloody and success- ful attack on their encampment at the falls in Connecticut river, a few miles above Deerfield, since called Turner's Falls, in commemoration of the brave Capt. Turner, who commanded the expedition. From Springfield, Mr. I'oote 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 con- veyed in March, 1680, to Benjamin Lewis, having decided to move with his family to Branford, where, in February, 1679, he was admitted "a, planter" of the town, and a "home lot" was granted to him, "on 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 "mani- fest destiny" to migrate, Mr. Foote conveyed this lot with sundry other lots of 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, pre- vious to that event, planned another removal to a new settlement begun under his enterprise, at "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," to Nathaniel Foote, to be distributed by him "according to his discretion," except 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 Jan. 12, 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 Apr. 3, 1745, at the age of 95. The children all married, and settled in the neighborhood of each other in the new town.

Although a house carpenter by trade, and as such was employed to repair the Meeting House at Bradford, Mr. Foote, after his return to Wethersfield, appears to have pursued the practice of the law, — his name frequently appearing on the records of the County Court as Attorney in cases before that court.

21. i. Sarah, b. Feb. 25, 1672; m. Nov., 1691, Thomas Olcott. She d.

July 24, 1756. He d. Nov. 30, 1691. Ch.: (1) Abigail, b. Aug. 4, 1692; d. Aug. 17, 1710. (2) Sarah, b. Dec. 12, 1694. (3) Mary, b. Nov. 21, 1696. (4) Cullick, b. Apr. 18, 1699; d. 1732. (5) Nathaniel, b, Sept. 11, 1701. (6) Josiah, b. March 2, 1703.

(7) Margaret, b. April 12, 1705. (8) Hannah, b Aug, 4, 1707. (9) Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1709; d. Feb. 11, 1804. (10) Thomas, b. 1713.

22. ii. Margaret, b. Dec. 1, 1674.

23. iii. Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1677; m. June, 1701, Eobert Turner. He

d. abt. 1745. Ch.: (1) Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1703. (2) Habakuk, b. June 18, 1705. (3) John, b. June 7, 1707. (4) Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1711. (5) Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1713. (6) Joseph, b. June 6, 1716. (7) Samuel, b. March 26, 1719.

24. iv. MARY, b. Nov. 24, 1679; m. May 14, 1706, Daniel Rose, Jr., b.

Aug. 20, 1667, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Rose. Ch.: (1) Ruth, b. Oct. 14, 1706. (2) Jehiel, b. Sept. 8, 1708. (3) Daniel, b. Aug. 29, 1710. (4) Josia, b. Nov. 27, 171'^. (5) Lydia, b. Oct. 1, 1714. (6) Ruth, b. March, 13, 1717. (7) Mary, b. Feb. 6, 1719; m. James Wright, and d. Nov. 19, 1797.

(8) Esther, b. Aug. 3, 1721. Esther's great great grandson is A.R. Robinson; is a resident of Wethersfield, Ct.

25. V. NATHANIEL, b. Sept. 9, 1682; m. Ann Clark and Hannah Cole-

man, 73-82. EPHRAHAM, b. Feb. 13, 1685; m. Sarah Chamberlain, 83-91. JOSIAH, b. Sept. 27, 1688; m. Sarah Welles, 92-102. JOSEPH, b. Dec. 28, 1690; m. Ann Clothier and Hannah

Northam, 103-7.

29. ix. EUNICE, b. May 10, 1694; m. Dec. 3, 1712, Michael Taintor, Jr.,

son of Michael and Mary Taintor. He was b. Sept., 1680; d. March 11, 1771. Ch.: (1) Eunice, b. Apr. 18, 1714. (2) Michael, b. Dec. 31, 1719. (3) Charles, b. Feb. 28, 1723. (4) John, b. Feb. 23, 1725. (5) Mary, b. Nov. 7, 1727. (6) Prudence, b. Dec. 9, 1729. (7) Sarah, b. Apr. 3, 1731. (8) Ann, b. Oct. 31, 1734; d. Jan. 31, 1755, unm.

10. SAMUEL FOOTE, (3, 1,) b. May 1, 1649; m. 1671, Mary, dau. of Thomas and Mary Merrick. She d. Oct. 3, 1690. He d. Sept. 7, 1689; res., Hatfield, Mass. _____________________________________________________________________________

The American generational descent from Thomas Sr. Bliss of Hartford to Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, is

Gen. 1: Thomas Sr. of Hartford and Margaret (Hulins) Bliss;

Gen. 2: Nathaniel and Catherine (Chapin) Bliss;

Gen. 3: Margaret (Bliss) and Nathaniel III Foote;

Gen. 4: Nathaniel IV and Ann (Clark) Foote;

Gen. 5: Daniel and Margaret (Parsons) Foote;

Gen. 6: Eli and Roxana (Ward) Foote; Gen. 7: Roxana (Foote) and Rev. Lyman Beecher;

Gen. 8: Harriet Elizabeth (Beecher) and Prof. Calvin Ellis Stowe:

For links and details see the Descendancy Links of Laurence Overmire:


Harriet Beecher Stowe and Floyd Bliss Hanson are 6th Cousins Thrice Removed.

Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (This book helped abolish slavery in the Southern State of the U.S., Abolitionist;

When Harriet Beecher Stowe was introduced to President Lincoln in 1862 during the great Civil War, he remarked, "So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!".


Nathaniel Foote, III Memorial

Birth: Jan. 10, 1647 Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA Death: Jan. 12, 1703 Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA

Nathaniel Foote (Foot) was the son of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Smith. On 2 May 1672 in Springfield, MA, he married Margaret Bliss. He served in King Philip's War and participated in Turner's Falls Fight while under Capt. William Turner. No gravestone.

Family links:

 Nathaniel Foote (1619 - 1655)
 Elizabeth Smith Gull (1627 - 1668)

 Margaret Bliss Foote (1649 - 1745)*
 Margaret Bliss Foote (1649 - 1745)*

 Sarah Foote Olcott (1672 - 1756)*
 Nathaniel Foote (1682 - 1774)*
 Eunice Foote Taintor (1694 - 1771)*

 Nathaniel Foote (1647 - 1703)
 Samuel Foot (1649 - 1689)*
 Daniel Foot (1651 - 1704)*
 Daniel Foot (1652 - 1709)*
 Elizabeth Foote Belden (1654 - 1696)*
 Mary Gull Bardwell (1656 - 1726)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Wethersfield Village Cemetery Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA

Created by: GWC Record added: Jul 08, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 39217190

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Nathaniel Foote, III's Timeline

January 10, 1647
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America
February 25, 1672
Age 25
Hatfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 1, 1674
Age 27
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
June 23, 1677
Age 30
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
November 24, 1679
Age 32
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 9, 1682
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
February 13, 1684
Age 37
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 27, 1688
Age 41
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
December 28, 1690
Age 43
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony