Saturday, October 29, 2016

Charles Foote, Sr., of Colchester, Connecticut. Revolutionary War Veteran.




Gravestone of Charles Foote, Sr.
Old Cemetery, Colchester, Connecticut
Revolutionary War Veteran



My ancestral grandfather Charles Foote, Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran, served as a private in Captain Hezekiah Parsons’ (10th) Company, Colonel Benjamin Hinman’s Fourth Connecticut Regiment of 1775, Continental, taking part in the Siege of Boston, serving from 13 May 1775 to 3 December 1775.[1] He was born 10 November 1723;[2] the son of Nathaniel Foote and Ann Clark;[3] he died at Colchester, Connecticut, 25 August 1795;[4] he married October 1750, Jerusha Chamberlain,[5] daughter of John Chamberlain and Eunice Johnson.[6] 

Their daughter Jerusha Foote married Joseph Johnson of Colchester, Connecticut (see The Lost Trumbull).


Gravestone of Jerusha (Chamberlain) Foote, wife of Charles Foote, Sr.
Old Cemetery, Colchester, Connecticut

Charles Foote, Sr., was the great great grandson of Nathaniel Foote, "the Settler", and his wife Elizabeth Deming, and the great grandson of Nathaniel Foote and his wife Elizabeth Smith.



Monument to Nathaniel Foote, "The Settler"
Wethersfield Green, Wethersfield, Connecticut 

Charles Foote, Sr., was the grandson of Nathaniel Foote "The Quartermaster" and his wife Margaret Bliss. Charles was most likely born in the Nathaniel Foote House in Colchester, Connecticut. The house was started by his grandfather in 1699, and finished by his father in 1702. 




My first visit to the Nathaniel Foote House in Colchester, Connecticut. 




The Nathaniel Foote House
Colchester, Connecticut

The Town of Colchester Tricentennial Colonial Encampment on the Colchester Green, Colchester, Connecticut, June 5-7, 1998. The General Israel Putnam Branch #4 of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution held a Patriot grave marking ceremony for Charles Foote, Sr. and Joseph Johnson in the Old Cemetery on June 6, 1998. 










Endnotes:

1. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, Adjutants General, Hartford, 1889, 62.
2. Abram W. Foote, Foote Family comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn. and His Descendants, 2 vols (Rutland, VT.: Tuttle Company, 1907), 1:48.
3. Ibid., 33.
4. Ibid., 48.
5. Ibid., 48.
6. Chamberlain Association News, Series II, Volume 6, Number 1, 1986.


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