John Henry Foote

22 September 1831–2 February 1901 (Age 69)
Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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, at the age of 69.

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John Henry Foote
Juliet Rosengrant
Marriage: 9 March 1854
Alonzo 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
Ervin or Urban Foot

Spouse and Children

9 March 1854
Tunkhannock, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

English (Somerset):1. nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the foot, from Middle English fot (Old English fōt), or in some cases from the cognate Old Norse byname Fótr. 2. 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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Sources (3)

  • John H Frost, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John H Foot, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John N Foot, "United States Census, 1900"

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