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Henry R. Foote
Monona Twp.

Henry R. Foote was born in Huron County, Ohio, July 14, 1837, and was a son of Moses and Maria (Pulmer) Foote, natives of New York. There was a family of five children, two of whom are living -- David and Henry R. Moses Foote left New York in 1830 and went to Huron County, O., where he entered land and remained until 1855, when he sold out and removed to Clayton County, locating in Wagner Township. A few years later he moved to Lodomillo Township, and is at present a resident of Cherokee County, Ia. The subject of this memoir came to this county with his parents in 1855. When twenty-three years of age he took a trip to Pike's Peake, California and Montana, where he spent ten years in mining. In the fall of 1872 he returned to Clayton County and purchased a farm in Giard Township. In February, 1871, he married Julia I. Burnham. She was born in Orange County, VT., June 20, 1847. Of three children born of this union two are living -- Theron A. and Flavilla S. Mr. Foote has a farm of 70 acres, valued at $50 per acre. His brother, who went to Pike's Peake with him, enlisted in the Eighth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, and was wounded at the battle of Missionary Ridge by the explosion of a shell, which eventually caused his death. He was Lieutenant of his company.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1041
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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