Family:Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Deming (1)

d. bet 1 Aug 1644 and 20 Nov 1644
b. bef 1598
d. bet 16 Aug 1682 and 3 Sep 1683 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
m. bef 1618
Facts and Events
Marriage[2][4] bef 1618
chr. 14 Jan 1617/18 Shalford, Essex, England
chr. 5 Mar 1619/20 Shalford, Essex, England
aft Aug 1685
est 1627 England
aft 28 Mar 1678
abt 1632 England
abt 1634


Nathaniel and Elizabeth are ancestors of Rutherford B. Hayes (through daughter Elizabeth Foote Churchill) and George H.W. and George W. Bush (through daughter Rebecca Foote Smith). Nathaniel's sister Mary is the ancestor of William Howard Taft and Richard Nixon

Disputed Lineages

Apparently, the association of Person:Joanna Foote (1) with this family is incorrect. None of the sources listed here identify her as part of this family.

  1.   Foote, Abram William. Foote Family: Comprising the Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, Conn., and his Descendants; Also a Partial Record of Descendants of Pasco Foote of Salem, Mass., Richard Foote of Stafford County, Va., and John Foote of New York City. (Rutland, Vermont: Marble City Press, 1907-1932), 1:17-19, 1849.
  2. Nathaniel Foote, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), 2:542.

    (Nathaniel Foote married) by 1617 Elizabeth -----, probably Elizabeth Deming, sister of John Deming {1636, Wethersfield} [TAG 55:28-31]. She married (2) Thomas Welles.

  3.   Foote Family Association of America.
  4. The 1849, 1907 and 1932 family genealogies all state, without qualification, that Nathaniel Foote's wife was Elizabeth Deming. However, this does not necessarily indicate that they had sources proving this, as many 19th and early 20th century authors simply did not acknowledge which "facts" were the result of reasonable conclusions or speculation. In The Great Migration series, Robert Charles Anderson calls her, in the Nathaniel Foote sketch, 2001, "Elizabeth -----, probably Elizabeth Deming, sister of John Deming …." In the Thomas Welles sketch, 2011, he calls her, "Elizabeth (Deming?) Foote, widow of Nathaniel Foote … and possibly sister of John Deming ….

    The entire discussion of whether Elizabeth's maiden surname is "probably/possibly" Deming, comes from the entry in Elizabeth Welles' will, "my beloved Brother Mr John Deming sen." as an overseer of Elizabeth's estate. No other evidence has come to light.