Elizabeth Scaife

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Scaife was born in 1797, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Scaife, was 24 and her mother, Margaret Terry, was 20. She married George Washington Foote about 1818. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died in June 1870, in San Augustine, Texas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Foote
Elizabeth Scaife
Marriage: about 1818
Walton Gilbert Foote
Martin VanBuren Foote
Levingston B Foote
Margaret Terry Foote

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Foote, "United States Census, 1850"
  • U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
  • 1850 Census Slave Schedule

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (northern; Yorkshire): nickname from the northern English dialect word scafe ‘crooked, awry, awkward, wild’ (Old Norse skeifr).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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