John Henry Foote

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Foote was born on 22 September 1831, in Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Simeon Foote Jr., was 27 and his mother, Anne Ferguson, was 27. He married Juliet Rosengrant on 9 March 1854, in Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Forkston, Forkston Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Forkston Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 2 February 1901, in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Kasson Brook Cemetery, Forkston, Forkston Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Henry Foote
Juliet Rosengrant
Marriage: 9 March 1854
Alonzo Lou Foote
Almedia Foote
Elnora Foote
Thomas Jefferson Foote
Harriett Janette Foote
Urban Foote
Perry G. Foote
George D. Foote
William Monroe Foote
Nancy Isabell Foote
Sarah Mae Foote
Delmer Foote
Urban Norman Foote

Sources (14)

  • John H Frost, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Henry Foote, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John H Toole in entry for Thomas J Toole and Ella L Darrow, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1842: Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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