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|Posted: Tue Feb 12th, 2008 03:35 pm||
I haven't made a study of Admiral Foote's genealogy, but I have read in more than one place about the variation of the name. So, I'll present some sources and you might find them credible or not.
Admiral Foote's father was Samuel Augustus Foote. (1780-1846). He was a member of Congress, and so a Congressional biography of him exists. It gives the Foot variation.
FOOT, Samuel Augustus - Biographical Information
Just to confuse matters, Appleton's gives it as Foote.
The Political Graveyard (scroll down to bottom)- gives both variations!
The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Foltz to Foot
The Cheshire Historical Society mentions the Foote House (see #8). It gives the admiral's grandfather as Rev. John Foot, but his father as Samuel Augustus Foote. Very confusing . Who was the culprit here?
As for Thomas Welles the politician, I have read elsewhere that he is Gideon Welles' ancestor. This bio of him identifies your Elizabeth Deming Foote as his second wife.
Very interesting fellow.
Last edited on Tue Feb 12th, 2008 05:10 pm by Texas Defender