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Amoretta E. FOOTE (b. 1839)


Posted By: Linnie Howell (email)
Date: 5/31/2005 at 21:33:54

FOOTE, Amoretta E., widow (maiden name Rich); born in Madison Co., N. Y., July 3, 1839; came with her parents to Medina Co., Ohio, in 1844, and to Clayton Co., Iowa, in 1857. Was married in 1859 to Seth Foote. He was born in Huron Co., Ohio Jan. 25, 1834. Entered the army as 2d Lieutenant 8th Kan. V. I. in Aug. 1871; (obviously incorrect year but that's the way it is listed) served on frontier till 1863; was then transferred to the Army of the Southwest; served as A. D. C. to Gens. Rosecranz, McCook and Smith; had two horses shot from under him at the battle of Chickamauga; was severely wounded at Lookout Mountain; came home on furlough, where he died May 14, 1864. Mrs. Foote came to this place in 1861; owns property valued at $1,000. Has one son - Dellizon A., born April 14, 1860. They are both members of the M. E. Church.

1878 History of Fayette Co. Iowa - Fayette Township
Page 706


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