Lois Foote

Female5 April 1746–11 June 1815

Brief Life History of Lois

When Lois Foote was born on 5 April 1746, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Foote, was 26 and her mother, Lois Loomis, was 21. She married Eleazer Merrill on 29 May 1765, in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 11 June 1815, in Gloversville, Fulton, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Kingsborough, County Offaly, Ireland.

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John Wells
Lois Foote
Marriage: October 1770
Lucy Wells
Rhoda "Electa" Wells
John Wells
John Hill Wells
Melinda "Lindy" Wells
Lucy Wells
Eleazer Merrill Wells
Clarissa Wells
Nathan Perkins Wells ‘Welles’

Sources (7)

  • Lois Foot, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lois Foote Welles, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lois Foot, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1770
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    World Events (6)


    Age 30

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 30

    New York is the 11th state.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 37

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Middle English fot ‘foot’ (Old English fōt), sometimes translated in medieval documents by Latin cum pede ‘with the foot’. Probably a nickname for someone with a deformity of the foot or with large feet.

    English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English personal name Fot, from Old Norse Fótr, originally a nickname with the same sense as 1 above.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.

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

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