Daniel Foote* 

Daniel Foote, son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Smith) Foote, was born in 1652. The place of his birth has not been determined. He settled in Stratford, Conn., and was twice married, (1) to Sarah ----, whose maiden name has not been discovered. After her death he married (2) Mary ----. We have no record of either of his marriages, or that of his death.

Children

John b. June 17, 1680. m. July 13, 1715, Sarah Prindle of Newtown, Conn.

Settled in Newtown.

Daniel b. Jan. 10, 1682. m. Dorotha Blakeman, Jan. 2, 1705.

Hannah b. Feb. 13, 1684. m. Richard Beach of Stratford, Conn., Dec. 11, 1704.

Jehiel b. Mar. 17, 1687. m. Sussannah ---- d. Sept. 1740.

Peter b. ----, d. unmarried in 1753, leaving a will.

The Foote Genealogy, by Nathaniel Graham, 1849.

* See Nathaniel Foote

  

Daniel Foote 

Daniel Foote, son of Daniel and Sarah (----) Foote, was born at Stratford, Conn., January 10, 1682.

He married January 2, 1705, Dorotha, daughter of Ebenezer Blakeman of Stratford, Conn.

He removed from Stratford to Newtown, Conn., where he was one of the earliest in that town in 1711. The earliest record of Newtown begins September 24th of that year, on which date he is chosen one of the two "fence viewers" for the ensuing year, and his name appears frequently on the town records.

His wife, Dorotha died January 28, 1722, at the age of 39, and he afterwards married (2) Abigail Sheppard, widow of John Sheppard of Milford, Conn., and daughter of Gideon Allen, late of the same town, deceased.

He died in Newtown, Conn., but the date of his death is not known. There is no record of the death of his wife Abigail.

Children

By wife Dorotha

David b. July 7, 1707. m. Elanor Blakesley. She d. 1783, age 80.

He d. 1797, age 90.

John b. July 20, 1711. m. Amy ----. He d. 1762. Age 51.

Sarah b. June 16, 1713.

Abigail b. Oct. 16, 1714. Not named in father's will.

Daniel b. May 5, 1716. m. Sarah ----.

Jemima b. March 13, 1718. m. ---- Bristol.

Elizabeth b. August 1719. m. ----- Hubbard.

Ebenezer b. Sept. 22, 1720. m. Christine ----.

Tabitha b. Jan 1, 1722. m. Timothy Hurd, Dec. 24, 1741

of Woodbury, Conn.

By wife Abigail

Sarah b. Sept. 8, 1723. m. James Fairchild of Newtown, Conn.

George b. March 26, 1725. . Catherine Burritt, 1742. He d. April 12, 1818.

Dorotha b. March 21, 1729. m. Ruben Salmon Nov. 16, 1752

See "The Foote Family" by Nathaniel Graham, 1849.

 

Daniel Foote 

Daniel Foote, son of Daniel and Sarah (----) Foote, was born at Newton, Conn., May 5, 1716. He continued to reside there, and settled in that part of the town known by the name of Taunton.

In 1744 he married Sarah ----, whose maiden name is as yet unknown. No detail of his life, except as herein mentioned, has been handed down to us.

No record of his death, nor that of his wife, has been found.

Children

Abigail b. Oct. 6, 1745. m. July 10, 1766, Joel Roberts. She d. Jan. 15, 1807,

age 61. He d. Feb. 10, 1815, age 77.

James b. June 2, 1747. m. April 25, 1774, Adah Stilson. He d. Feb. 25, 1827.

She d. Aug. 9, 1834.

Mehitable b. Jan, 20, 1749. d. Jan. 31, 1749.

Samuel b. Jan. 24, 1750.

Mehitable b. Nov. 30, 1752.

George b. Nov. 18, 1754.

Dorothy b. June 4, 1756.

William b. Jan. 5, 1758.

Phidma b. Jan. 7, 1760.

Jehiel b. April 23, 1762.

Debora b. March 22, 1764.-twin

Ann b. March 22, 1764.-twin

Mary b. March 11, 1766.

Sarah b. Sept. 27, 1770.

See "The Foote Family" by Nathaniel Graham, 1849.

Waterbury, Connecticut, Vital Records, Vol. 2, pg. 191.

 

Abigail Foote 

Abigail Foote, daughter of Daniel and Sara (----) Foote, was born at Newtown, Conn., October 6, 1745.

At the age of twenty-one she married, July 10, 1766, Joel Roberts, son of Abial and Hepzibah (Prindle) Roberts, and settled in Waterbury, Connecticut.

After the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, and during the darkest hour of the struggle for liberty, her husband, Joel, at the age of forty-one, joined the army, leaving her at home to care for their five children, the youngest of whom was about fourteen months old. for three years the mother kept the little family together, until the return of the father in 1780.

Abigail (Foote) Roberts was the mother of ten children, of most of whom, at this time we have little knowledge. She died at Waterbury, Conn., January 15, 1807, aged 61 years (G.S.)

She lies by the side of her husband in the old Grand Street Cemetery. This cemetery is now the site of Bronson Park, in the heart of the city, where is located the Bronson Library. Some years ago the old stones were laid flat and covered with earth, after the inscriptions had been recorded. The following insciption is copied from this record:

In

Memory of

Joel Roberts

who died Feb. 10, 1815

also

Abigail his wife

who died Jan. 15, 1807

Age 61

See "Ancient Burial Grounds of the Town of Waterbury, Connecticut" from copy in Bronson Library.

 

Joel Roberts

 Joel Roberts, son of Abial and Hepzibah (Prindle) Roberts, was born at Wallingford, Conn., July 4, 1736. (Wallingford, Conn., Vital Records, Vol. 5, pg. 535.)

He was a soldier in the French and Indian War, and at the age of 17 was a private in the 2nd Company, under Nathan Whiting, having enlisted April 11, 1755, and discharged November 12 of the same year.

The following year he was a member of the 6th Company, 2nd Regiment under Capt. Israel Woodward, from April 4, to December 2, 1756, and took part in the expedition against Crown Point. In 1757 came the alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry and adjacent places, and he enlisted for eighteen days in the company commanded by Capt. Lewis, and later in the same year enlisted for seventeen days in Capt. Whitman's Company. In 1759, from April 12 to December 1, he was a privat in the 7th Company, Capt. Amos Hitchcock, Col. Nathan Whiting's Regiment, and in 1760 was in the same Company under command of Capt. Lewis. The following year, 1771, he was a Corporal in Capt. Lewis' 7th Company, having enlisted March 17, and discharged December 3. (See "Record of Connecticut Men in the Revolution")

At the age of twenty-eight he married, July 10, 1766, Abigail Foote, eldest daughter of Daniel and Sarah (----) Foote, of Newton, Connecticut.

Very little is known at this time of the life of Joel Roberts other than his Military record, and the few facts mentioned in this sketch. He was a Revolutionary Soldier, and served as a private in the Company of Capt. Daniel Smith, from April 7, 1777 to April 7, 1780. This Company was part of the 8th Regiment Connecticut Line, Commanded by Col. John Chandler, afterwards by Col. Giles Russell, and later by Col. Isaac Sherman. This Regiment went into the field at Camp Peekskill in the spring of 1777, was ordered to Pennsylvania in September, fought at Germantown in October, and a detachment of this Regiment assisted in the defense of Fort Miffin at Mud Island in November. The Regiment wintered at Valley Forge, 1777-8, and on June 28 following, was present at the battle of Manmouth. In the summer was encamped at White Plains, and wintered 1778-9 at Redding, Conn. In the summer of 1779 was on the Hudson, a portion of the Regiment being engaged in the storming of Stony Point, July 15, 1779. Wintered 1779-80 at Morristown Huts. Capt. Daniel Smith, writing from the Camp at Valley Forge, under date of January 18, 1778, made a return of the names of persons under his command from Waterbury, and name Joel Roberts as one of the eleven there. (Bronson's History of Waterbury, Conn., page 345)

Anderson's History of Waterbury, Conn., Page 459-60, has the following story of Joel Roberts: "He was very ill with "camp distemper", and death seemed so imminent that his companions dug his grave. Joel Cook and Capt. Camp were with him to watch over his last moments. When they awoke Cook cried out, "Where is the camphor?" A pint bottle of camphor had disappeared. "Took it" whispered Roberts. "Then you are a dead man" exclaimed Cook. "Bet-ter" whispered Roberts, and he soon recovered".

After his discharge from the Army he returned to his home at Waterbury, Conn., where he continued to reside during the remainder of his life. His wife, Abigail, died January 15, 1807. He survived her eight years and died February 10, 1815. He was buried in the Grand Street Cemetery, the present site of the Bronson Library. His name appears upon the Memorial Tablet on the wall of the Library.

Children

Abial b. Feb. 19, 1768.

Amasa b. Aug. 4, 1769. d. Sept. 20, 1848. m. (1) Lucy Paine who d.

July 25, 1821, aged 40. m. (2) Nov. 9, 1822, Luce Brace of

Middlebury, Connecticut.

Joel b. December 22, 1771.

Sarah b. Jan. 27, 1774, m. Aug. 13, 1801, Isaac Allyn.

Lois b. February 4, 1776.

Amos b. Sept. 17, 1782, d. Feb. 15, 1858, age 75. m. (1) Lucy ----,

d. Aug. 2, 1842, age 57. m. (2) Rebecca H. , d. Sept. 5, 1854,

age 58.

Jerusha b. October 24, 1784.

Hepsibah b. June 26, 1786.

Elizabeth b. August 13, 1788, d. January 6, 1807.

Data from Anderson's History of Waterbury, Conn.; Bronson's History of Waterbury, Conn.; Wallingford, Conn. Vital Records; "Ancient Burial Grounds of the Town of Waterbury, Conn."

 

Amasa Roberts 

Amasa Roberts, son of Joel and Abigail (Foote) Roberts, was born at Waterbury, Conn., August 4, 1769.

He married Lucy Paine, duaghter of David and Submit (Hotchkiss) Paine, of Waterbury, Conn., but as far as known, no record of the marriage has been found.

He was a blacksmith by trade, and resided in Waterbury, Conn., where all of his children were born. Very little information regarding his life has come down to us.

His wife Lucy died at Waterbury, July 25, 1821, at the age of 40, and the following years he married as his second wife, Luce Brace of Middlebury, Conn. They were married by Rev. Samuel Potter, pastor of the church at Woodbridge and Salem, Conn., November 9, 1822.

Amasa Roberts evidently removed to Middlebury near the latter part of his life, probably soon after his marriage to Luce Brace in 1822. He died there Sept. 20, 1848, aged 79. His children are all by his wife Lucy Paine.

Children

Julia b. Mar. 9, 1796. m. Jeremiah Peck Jan. 16, 1822. She d. at

New Haven, Conn., Oct. 30, 1866.

Merritt -twin b. Sept. 7, 1801. d. June 7, 1875, age 74 years.

Elizabeth-twin b. Sept. 7, 1801. m. Erastus Potter Sept. 1826, son of Lemuel.

Lucius b. ---- d. ---- m. Mary Peck, dau. Titus, and granddaughter

of Samuel and Mary (Beach) Peck, Res. Bethany, Conn.

David b. ---- d. June 1827.

Lucy b. Oct. 1811. m. Selden Lewis. d. at Naugatuck, Conn.

March 16, 1887.

Sarah b. Mar. 14, 1814. d. unmarried, March 8, 1894,

Waterbury, Conn.

Ann b. ----1816. d. unmarried at Long Lake, N.Y. Aug. 23, 1899.

Res. Waterbury, Conn.

Marriage to Luce Brace recorded Middlebury, Conn., Vital Records, Vol.1, pg 110. His death recorded same, Vol. 1, pg. 58-59.

 

Lucy Paine

Lucy Paine was the daughter of David and Submit (Hotchkiss) Paine, of Waterbury, Conn. She was born in 1781, but as far as known, her birth record has not been found. The date is computed from the grave stone record.

About 1795 she became the wife of Amasa Roberts, son of Joel and Abigail (Foote) Roberts, of Waterbury, Conn. No record of their marriage has been discovered.

She was the mother of eight children. The family resided in Waterbury, where she died in 1821, at the age of forty years.

She is buried in the Grand Street Cemetery in the heart of Waterbury, now the site of Bronson Park. Some years ago the stones were laid flat on the ground, after the inscriptions were recorded, and the stones were covered with soil and grassed over. Bronson Library now (1926) occupies a corner of this Park. The following inscription was copied from that record:

In

Memory of

Lucy, wife of

Amasa Roberts

who died

July 25, 1821

Aged 40

(From Ancient Burial Grounds in the Town of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1917) 

 

Julia Roberts 

Julia Roberts, daughter of Amasa and Lucy (Paine) Roberts, was born at Waterbury, Conn., March 9, 1796. She was the eldest in a family of eight, and her life previous to her marriage was spent at home, assisting in the care of the family and younger children.

Her mother died at their home in Waterbury during the summer of 1821. The following winter she was married to Jeremiah Peck, youngest son of Samuel and Mary (Beach) Peck of Bethany, Conn. They were married January 16, 1822, at Waterbury, by the Rev. Samuel Potter, pastor of the church at Woodbridge and Salem, Conn.

The continued to reside at Waterbury, where she became the mother of eight children, all of whom, but one, grew to adulthood, and whom she lived to see established in their own homes.

She was a woman of large, heavy build, in contrast to her husband, who was small in size, and whose weight never exceeded a hundred pounds in his life.  

The family removed to New Haven about the year 1845, where she died October 30, 1866, in her 71st year. The funeral was from the home of her son Milo Peck on George Street. She was laid to rest in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.


Jeremiah Peck

Jeremiah Peck was the youngest son of Samuel and Mary (Beach) Peck, and was born on his father's farm at Bethany, Conn., October 17, 1793.

His father died before he was two years old, and the farm was carried on by his mother, with the aid of the older children, until about 1812, when the farm was disposed of, and his mother, married again. She removed with her second husband, Josiah Heath, to Homer, New York.

As a young man he worked on neighboring farms during the summers, and followed mechanical pursuits during the winter months. He eventually removed to Waterbury, Conn., where he became a wood turner, and started in business for himself.

He was married on January 16, 1822, by Rev. Samuel Potter, pastor of the Baptist church in Woodbridge and Salem, to Julia Roberts, daughter of Amasa and Lucy (Paine) Roberts of Waterbury, Conn.

They remained in Waterbury several years, and removed to New Haven, Conn., about the year 1845, where he carried on a machine shop. In 1848 he entered into a partnership with his sons Robert and Charles, which continued for several years.

His wife died October 30, 1866, at their home, 294 Elm Street, New Haven, and after her death he sold the home to his son Charles, in whose family he lived during most of the latter part of his life. After the death of his son Charles in 1877, he went to live with his daughter, Sarah Aggatte. He died January 3, 1883, and is buried by the side of his wife in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.

Children-All born at Waterbury, Connecticut

Robert b. Nov. 23, 1823. m. Lucona Gillette Hamlin of Plainville, Conn.

He d. Oct. 13, 1857. His widow m. (2) Josiah Dow, Plainville, Conn.

Milo b. May 28, 1824, m. Nov. 27, 1855, Susan DeWolf of Conway, Mass.

He d. Feb. 14, 1877. She d. June 5, 1919. Res. New Haven, Conn.

Charles b. April 27, 1826. m. Mary Elizabeth Munson, March 7, 1853. He d.

April 16, 1877. She d. Jan. 29, 1918, Miami, Florida.

Jane b. March 12, 1828. m. (1) Sept. 9, 1849, Henry Dyer. m. (2) Charles

Morris, Dec. 24, 1860. She d. May 7, 1886.

Abigail b. Nov. 2, 1830. m. Sept. 7, 1856, Royal Lewis of Thompson, Illinois.

He d. Sept. 1, 1888. She d. March 31, 1890.

Emily b. March 4, 1833. d. December 2, 1835.

Sarah b. Feb. 29, 1836. m. Dec. 24, 1868, Rufus Aggatte, New Haven, Conn.

He d. Feb. 9, 1900. She d. April 14, 1918.


Charles Peck

 

Charles Peck, youngest son of Jeremiah and Julia (Roberts) Peck, was born at Waterbury, Conn., April 27, 1827.

 

Leaving school at the age of twelve, he became a blacksmith's helper in the shops of the Schoville Manufacturing Company in Waterbury. He learned the machinist trade, and for a time was employed in Troy, New York, afterwards removing to New Haven, Conn., where he, his brother Robert, and their father formed a partnership and operated a machine shop.

 

In 1849, at the age of 23, he shipped before the mast on the schooner "Alfred" at New Haven, CT, bound for California via Cape Horn, enroute for the newly discovered gold fields. He remained in California three years, then returned to New Haven, where he resided during the remainder of his life.

 

On March 7, 1853, he married, at New Haven, Mary Elizabeth Munson, daughter of Harvey and Lucretia (Sears) Munson.

 

He continued in the machine business, and later formed a partnership with his brother Milo, under the firm name of Milo Peck & Co., which continued until about the year 1875, when he sold his interest to his brother Milo. He then accepted a position as Superintendent of the New Haven Water Company, which he held about two years, and was preparing to go to Illinois and engage in the canning business when he was taken sick, and after an illness of about two weeks, died April 16, 1877.

 

He was a prominent Odd Fellow, a member of City Lodge No. 1, and a member of Sassacus Encampment No. 36, and at the time of his death held the office of Grand Patriarch. He was also a member of the City Council for several years, and was a Police Commissioner in 1867.

 

 

Mary Elizabeth Munson 

Mary Elizabeth Munson, eldest daughter of Harvey and Lucretia (Sears) Munson, was born at Meredith, Delaware County, New York, March 20, 1830.

When about three years of age, her parents removed to eastern Pennsylvania, to a place called Zeconia, the location of which is now uncertain. In 1835 they returned to New York and bought a farm near Waterloo, later removing to Mecklinburg, New York.

At twelve years of age she accompanied her parents and younger sister to New Haven, Conn., on a visit to her father's parents, Joseph and Hannah (Higgins) Munson. Their farm (in 1926) is now covered by the immense plant of the Winchester Arms Company.

On the return of the family to Mecklinburg, Libbie, as she was called, was left in New Haven in charge of her grandparents, and attended school there during the following three years.

About this time (1844), her uncle, Amos Munson, conceived the idea of establishing a Pie Bakery. The first batch of pies made up were mince pies, and were made and baked in his mother's kitchen, and Libbie, while chopping mince meat, accidentally chopped her thumb. She carried the scar during the remainder of her life, a souvenir of the humble beginning of a large and successful business which continued for more than a half a century.

In 1848, when she was eighteen years of age, her father died in New Haven, and the mother and her two daughters remained there near his relatives. Both she and her mother were members of the First Baptist Church on Woster Street. While attending here she first made the acquaintance of Charles Peck. After his return from California they were married March 7, 1853, at the home of Mr. Peter Durham on East Street, a relative in whose family her mother was living with at the time.

For twenty-four years Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Charles, lived happily together in New Haven. They had four children, two of whom died in infancy. She was a devoted wife and mother, her outstanding characteristic was her love for her family. When her husband died, April 17, 1877, the loss was a blow from which she never fully recovered. At the time of the father's death, Emily Frances was 23 years of age, and Robert 15. Emily later went to Long Lake, New York, where she taught school, married David K. Mix, and settled there. In 1880 Robert also removed to Long Lake where he remained several years. Soon after this, Mary Elizabeth made her home with her daughter Emily until about 1892, when they all removed to Cocoa, Florida, where her son Robert, having previously married, was then living.

She divided her time between the two families until after the death of her daughter in 1911, when she went to live with her son, who at that time was living in Miami, Florida. She died at his home January 29, 1918, and is buried in the family lot in the cemetery at Cocoa, Florida She was nearly 88 years of age at the time of her death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children

 

Emily Frances b. May 27, 1854. m. David Keller Mix of Long Lake, NY,

Dec. 12, 1882. Children: Mattie Isadore, b. Nov. 24, 1884

d. Feb. 20, 1975;

Rosie G. b. Aug. 7, 1886 d. June 3, 1887;

Helen Winifred b. Mar. 30, 1888, d. Aug. 13, 1971;

Stella Elizabeth, b. April 18, 1889, d. Feb. 1, 1963.

Charles Harvey b. July 22, 1857 d. Oct. 26, 1858.

Willie Frank b. Sept. 26, 1859 d. Feb. 4, 1860.

Robert Jeremiah b. April 22, 1862, m. Martha Ann Chase October 15, 1890,

d. September 24, 1929.