Person:Rebecca Foote (1)

Rebecca Foote
b.abt 1634
m. bef 1618
  1. Elizabeth Foote1617/18 - 1700
  2. Nathaniel Foote, Jr1619/20 - abt 1655
  3. Mary Footeest 1622 - aft 1685
  4. Lieutenant Robert Footeest 1627 - 1681
  5. Frances Footeabt 1629 - aft 1678
  6. Sarah Footeabt 1632 - 1673
  7. Rebecca Footeabt 1634 - 1701
m. abt 1657
  1. Samuel Smith1658/59 - 1707
  2. Unknown Smithest 1660 - 1661
  3. Deacon John Smith1661 - 1727
  4. Jonathan Smith1663 - 1737
  5. Philip Smith1665 - 1725
  6. Rebecca Smith1669 - 1750
  7. Nathaniel Smith1671 - 1740
  8. Rev. Joseph Smith1674 - 1736
  9. Ichabod Smith1675 - 1746
m. 2 Oct 1688
Facts and Events
Name Rebecca Foote
Gender Female
Birth[2] abt 1634
Marriage abt 1657 to Deacon Philip Smith
Marriage 2 Oct 1688 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United Statesto Maj. Aaron Cooke
Death[4][5] 6 Apr 1701 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  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), 1:25, 1907.
  2. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:543.

    'REBECCA, b. about 1634 (aged "about 10" on 20 November 1644 [CCCR 1:463]); m. (1) by 1659 Philip Smith (eldest known child b. [blank] January 1659 [Wethersfield Hist 2:647]), son of SAMUEL SMITH {1634, Watertown}; m. (2) Hadley 2 October 1688 AARON COOKE {1630, Dorchester} [Pynchon VR 224; GMB 1:465].'

  3.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:180, 1862.

    "NATHANIEL (FOOTE), Watertown, brought from Eng. w. Elizabeth and ch. Nathaniel, Elizabeth Mary, Robert, Frances, and Sarah; had Rebecca, b. prob. at Watertown, freem. 3 Sept. 1634, rem. to Wethersfield 1636, of wh. he was rep. 1641-4, and in this last yr. d. leav. good est. to his ch. and wid. wh. was sis. of John Deming, and m. Thomas Welles, that afterwards was Gov. of the Col. and outliv. him (wh. d. early in 1660), and d. 28 July 1683. She made her will 16 Aug. 1682, from the lang. of wh. we infer that her s. Robert and all the ds. but Sarah were still liv. Elizabeth m. 1638, Josiah Churchill; Mary, m. 1642, John Stoddard, wh. d. 1664; and in 1674 she m. John Goodrich, wh. d. Mar. 1680; and last, after her mo.'s d. she m. Lieut. Thomas Tracy of Norwich; Frances m. 1648, John Dickinson, wh. rem. to Hadley, there d. bef. 1676, and in 1677, she m. Francis Barnard; Sarah m. 1652, Jeremiah Judson of Stratford, and d. bef. 1678, but her mo.'s will provides for; Rebecca m. 1657, Philip Smith of Wethersfield, wh. d. a. 1684; in 1688 she m. Maj. Aaron Cooke of Northampton, as his fourth w."

    "PHILIP (SMITH), Wethersfield, sec. s. of Samuel, brot. at one yr. old by his f. from Eng., made freem. 1654, m. 1657, Rebecca, youngest d. of Nathaniel Foote, soon rem. and is the same wh. in Hadley, among its new sett. took the freem.'s o. for Mass. 26 Mar. 1661; was rep. for Hadley 1677, 80-4, aft. wh. last he d. 10 Jan. foll. was selectman, lieut. of horse, and deac. yet "murder. with an hideous witchcraft, that fill. all those parts of N. E. with astonishment," as most minutely is told in the Magn. VI. 70. Still the wonder did not so far outrun conscience and common sense, as to prevail on the trial of Mary Webster, charg. for such clear malignities not only against Smith, the hypochondriac suffer. but others; even tho. she was before a jury at Boston, then peculiar. expos. to false impress., she was acquit. and d. peaceably at Hadley. Years more were need. for the full triumph of the devil and Cotton Mather. His Ch. were Samuel, b. Jan. 1659; John, 18 Dec. 1661; Jonathan, 1663; Philip, 1665; Rebecca, 1668; Nathaniel, 1671; Joseph, 1674, H. C. 1695; and Ichabod, 11 Apr. 1675 or 6; all the eight are ment. in his will. His wid. m. 2 Oct. 1688, Major Aaron Cook, of Northampton, wh. d. 6 Sept. 1690, and she d. at Il. 6 Apr. 1701. His only d. Rebecca early in 1686, m. George Stillman of H."

    "AARON (COOKE), Dorchester, freem. 6 May 1635, rem. 1636, with the gr. body of others, to Windsor, m. there a d. of Thomas Ford, had Joanna, bapt. 5 Aug. 1638; Aaron, 21 Feb. 1641; Miriam, 12 Mar. 1643; Moses, 16 Nov. 1645; Samuel, 21 Nov. 1650; Elizabeth 7 Aug. 1653; and Noah, 14 June 1657; the last three by sec. w. Joan, d. of Nicholas Denslow, wh. d. Apr. 1676. He had gr. at Mussaco, now Simsbury, but was discourag. prob. by a controversy and rem. to Northampton 1661, was a propr. 1667 at Westfield, rep. 1668; by a third w. Elizabeth m. 2 Dec. 1676, d. of John Nash of New Haven, had no ch.; m. fourth w. 1688, Rebecca, wid. of Philip Smith, d. of Nathaniel Foote; was capt. and major; and d. 6 Sept. 1690, aged 80. This last w. is by Stiles, in Hist. of W. 572, mistak. for a d. of Henry Smith, gr. d. of William Pynchon. Miriam m. 8 Nov. 1661, Joseph Leeds, and Elizabeth m. prob. Samuel Parsons."

  4. Aaron Cooke, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:465-66.

    'Rebecca (Foote) Smith ... although not mentioned in the will of her second husband, she survived him and died 6 April 1701.'

  5. Judd, Sylvester, and Lucius M. Boltwood. History of Hadley (Massachusetts): including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts. (Springfield, MA: H.R. Huntting & Co., 1905), Genealogies:123-24.

    'Philip [Smith], s. of Samuel, ... m. Rebecca, dau. of Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield. She m. (2) Oct. 2, 1688, Maj. Aaron Cook, and d. April 6, 1701.'

  6.   Rebecca Foote Smith Cooke, in Find A Grave.