Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth Deming

Nathaniel Foote and his wife Elizabeth Deming arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts around 1630. They were from Shalford, which is a town near Colchester, Essex, England. Nathaniel’s profession was listed as Grocer. By 1635 they had moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut where they were among the first settlers. Much more information about Nathaniel, including a list of his property, can […]

Josiah Churchill and Elizabeth Foote

Josiah Churchill, born 1613, was among the first settlers of Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was a sailor from Muston, Dorset, England (I believe this is actually Winterborne Muston, located between Dorchester and Poole) who arrived about 1635. Josiah married Elizabeth Foote, daughter of Nathaniel Foote, became Town Surveyor, and invested heavily in Wethersfield real estate. By the time of his […]