Edwin Foote

9 May 1805–1874 (Age 68)
Prince William, Virginia, United States

The Life of Edwin

When Edwin Foote was born on 9 May 1805, in Prince William, Virginia, United States, his father, William Alexander Foote, was 57 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Alexander, was 37. He married Ellen Lee Alexander on 27 May 1830, in Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 1, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Bewleyville, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died in 1874, in Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Foote
Ellen Lee Alexander
Marriage: 27 May 1830
Ludwell Alexander Foote
Virginia Foote
Virginius Foote
Ann Taylor Foote
Gerard Alexander Foote

Spouse and Children


    Ellen Lee Alexander


27 May 1830
Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States


    Ludwell Alexander Foote


    Virginius Foote


    Virginia Foote


    Ann Taylor Foote


    Gerard Alexander Foote


Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 7

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 19

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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)

  • E Foote, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edmon Foot, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Slaves owned by E(dwin) Foote, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860"

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