Gideon Foote

17 April 1799–10 October 1851 (Age 52)
Windsor, Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Gideon

When Gideon Foote was born on 17 April 1799, in Windsor, Orange, New York, United States, his father, Simeon Foote, was 34 and his mother, Louisa Bacon, was 33. He married Lavina Gillett on 22 October 1818, in Unadilla, Unadilla, Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nicholson Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1840 and Lenox, Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 10 October 1851, in Lenox Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 52.

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Gideon Foote
Lavina Gillett
Marriage: 22 October 1818
Ebenezar Foote
Child Foote
William G Foote
Nathaniel H. Foote
Simeon Foote
Gideon Foote Jr.
Lucy Ann Foote
Louisa Statira Foote

Spouse and Children

22 October 1818
Unadilla, Unadilla, Otsego, New York, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 13

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

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 (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)

  • Gideon Foot, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Gdion Foot, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Gideon Foot, "United States Census, 1820"

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