When Elizabeth Scaife was born in 1797, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Scaife, was 22 and her mother, Margaret Terry, was 20. She married George Washington Foote about 1818. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died in June 1870, in San Augustine, Texas, United States, at the age of 73.
English (northern; Yorkshire): nickname from the northern English dialect word scafe ‘crooked, awry, awkward, wild’ (Old Norse skeifr).
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