Category:Rensselaer William Foote Memorial
- 1 Chronology of the Life of Rensselaer William Foote
- 2 Biography
- 3 "Indian Words" Dictionary, 1839
- 4 Obituaries and Clippings
- 5 Artifacts in the Collection
- 6 War in Florida and the Western Frontier
- 7 References
- 8 Citations
- Charles Augustus Foote, father. He was a lawyer and member of the U.S. Congress, Delaware county District.
- Marie Baldwin, mother. She was the daughter of Jesse Baldwin and Margaretta De Hart, of Manhattan. Both she and Charles are buried in the family cemetery at Arbor Hill, Delhi, at the home of Charles father, Ebenezer.
- Ebenezer Foote, grandfather. Revolutionary War patriot and one of the founders of Delhi, New York. He built the family home, "Arbor Hill."
- Francis Foote, sister born 1809. She died 1891; married, in 1832, Charles Marvin of Delhi. Their daughter was Margaret Maxwell Marvin, who married Isaac Horton Maynard, a judge, from the Maynard family of nearby Bovina, New York.
- Harriet Foote, Sister. She married Bryan, then John Foote.
- Catherine Bruen Foote, Sister. Born 1811, died 1897; "Kate Foote" “Never married but spent her time and money on good works.” [Foote Gen.;205].
- Charles A. Foote, Brother. Business, including real estate, in Delhi and California.
- James Bruen Foote, brother born 1821; died 1910.
- Harriet Bryan Foote, aunt and adoptive mother, guardianship papers, Delhi, New York.
- Margaret Parsons Foote Williams, cousin. Daughter of Harriet and John Foote.
- James Buren uncle? listed as parent or guardian in Rensselaer's West Point paperwork.
- Margaret Parsons Foote Maxwell, aunt, married Rev. Ebenezer Maxwell. Had a son, Ebenezer Foote Maxwell. (This family also buried Arbor Hill.)
- Ebenezer Foote Maxwell, cousin who remained in the home at Arbor Hill, and carried on farming.
- Margaret [Foote] Montieth, Aunt. born 1814; she married Rev. Mr. Montieth of Fariday's Bush, N. Y.
- Aunt Vanderpoel. Harriet Baldwin, wife of Aaron Vanderpoel
- Aunt Thompson. Amelia DeHart Thompson, of Highland, West Point, New York. She was wife of United States Military Instructor Captain Alexander Thompson, and the mother of Colonel Alexander Ramsay Thompson a major in the U.S. Sixth Infantry, Rensselaer's cousin who died at the battle of Okeechobee, Florida, 1837.
- Emily Baldwin Plummer, cousin. Died in 1852.
- Jesse Baldwin, first cousin and business advisor, son of Jesse Baldwin's brother?.
- Caleb Baldwin, first cousin.
- Oliver B. Baldwin first cousin.
- H___? Baldwin first cousin.
- Roxanna Foote, cousin, wife of Lyman Beecher, (1775 – 1863) Presbyterian and Temperance Society leader. Roxanna was the mother of 13 children, many of whom became noted figures, including [Harriet Beecher Stowe], [Henry Ward Beecher], [Charles Beecher], [Edward Beecher], [Isabella Beecher Hooker], [[Catharine Beecher] and [Thomas K. Beecher].
- Frances Adeline Foote Seward, cousin, daughter of Judge Elijah Miller and Hannah Foote. Frances Foote Seward was wife of Governor of New York and U.S. Secretary of State William K. Seward.
- "Burnet, the President of the Republic of Texas is Grandma Baldwins' cousin—and Gen Austin is some relation" RWF letter 1836.
Associates and Friends with Correspondence to Rensselaer
- Col ___ Andrews/Maj. George Andrews, 7th U.S. Infantry?
- Lewis Addison Armistead
- Simon Bolivar Buckner
- Martin Van Buren
- David Gouveneur Burnet
- Lewis Cass Secretary of War under Andrew Jackson and Secretary of State under Buchanan.
- Harriet Eaton "Your attached and diminutive young Friend Harriet Eaton," calls R.W. the "highly esteemed friend of my parents" American Hotel, State Street Albany. 1857.
- Mrs. Gould, and her children, including Jay, disgraced financier.
- Winfield Scott Hancock, U.S. 6th Infantry
- Thomas Hendrickson
- Edward Johnson Brevet Major
- Henry Judah
- Charles Swain Lovell, US 6th, Commander of Fort Humboldt, California (1811-1871) A career U.S. Army Infantry Officer who served in the Second Seminole War, the Mexican War and the U.S. Civil War. He rose through the enlisted ranks in the 6th United States Infantry as a commissioned officer to the rank of brevet Brigadier General. in the 6th U.S. Infantry.
- Thomas Sweeny
- J.L. Tidsall, U.S. 6th Infantry
- Martin Van Buren A friend of Charles A. Foote, while they were in Washington, DC.; he wrote a letter of introduction for Rensselaer to the Secretary of War, resulting in his enlistment the US 6th Infantry.
- Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893) in same class at West Point.
Rensselaer William Foote, was born Delhi, New York [as "William Rensselaer Foote" according to family record], 12 Nov., 1815 to Charles Augustus Foote (US Congress from Delhi) and Maria (Margaret) Baldwin. [Foote Fam;205, foote fam rec ms] [www.mainstreetmuseum.org Main Street Museum].
Orphaned at age 13, he was apprenticed to a printer as a child. He attended West Point in 1834 at age 18. He entered service in the United States 6th Infantry in 1838, where he served in Florida, Missouri, Minnesota, the "Dakotahs" (Nebraska Territory), Arizona, and California. Illness called him home to Delhi, New York on more than one occasion, and in 1861 he was on sick leave in New York City when his regiment was transferred from California to the Army of the Potomac. He met his regiment in Manhattan, and travelled with them to the Peninsular Campaign.
He died at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, 26 June, 1862, æ. 46. Memorial stone at Woodlawn Cemetery, Delhi, New York.
The Official Record states, [June] 26 to July 1—Seven Days Battles/The Seven Days' Retreat. Army of the Potomac, Maj.-Gen. George B. McClellan commanding, including engagements known as Mechanicsville or Ellison's Mills on the 26th, Gaines’ Mills or Cold Harbor and Chickahominy on the 27th, Peach Orchard and Savage Station on the 29th, White Oak Swamp, also called Charles City Cross Roads, Glendale, Nelson's Farm, Frazier's Farm, Turkey Bend and New Market Cross Roads on the 30th and Malvern Hill…” from his, the Sixth Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. Franklin, there were 245 killed, 1,313 wounded, 1,179 missing. The Sixth Corps, in the entire series of battles lost; Total 1,582 killed. 7,709 wounded, 5,958 missing.
“Capt. in 6th Infantry U.S. Army, Brevet Major and Acting Col. in the first battle in which he took part, and in which he was killed, Gaines’ Mill. Was stationed in Arizona when war broke out."
Charles Augustus Foote born 1785 to Ebenezer Foote and Jerusha Purdy. He died at Delhi, N. Y. 1828. He married 1808, Maria Baldwin, daughter of Jesse Baldwin and Margaretta de Hart of New York City, or Newark, New Jersey. Their children were:
- i. Francis Foote, b. 1 Aug., 1809; she d. 27 July, 1891; she m. 15 Oct.,1832 Charles Marvin. Their daughter Margaret Maxwell Marvin, b. 9 Aug., 1840, m. 28 June, 1871 Isaac Horton Maynard,
- ii. Catherine Bruen Foote, b. 14 Sept., 1811 [f.f.pp.]; died Nov., 1897; “Never married but spent her time and money on good works.” [Foote Gen.;205].
- iv. Rensselaer William Foote, b. 12 Nov., 1815.
- v. Charles Augustus Foote, b. 18 March, 1818; died 28 Feb., 1896 at Delhi; married 11 Sept., 1844 Adelia Johnson. their daughter was Katherine Adelia Foote, b. 27 Sept., 1845. "Kitty Foote" was the writer and editor of a book on her gr. grandfather, Ebenezer Foote a family, and political historian. Ebenezer Foote, the founder; being an epistolary light on his time as shed by letters from his files, selected by his great-granddaughter Katherine Adelia Foote Delhi, 1927.
- vi. James Buren Foote, b. 16 April, 1821; died 13 May, 1910. He married and had a daughter.
Journal and Letters
Letters of Rensselaer William Foote
- Letters of Rensselaer William Foote; the 1830s
- Letters of Rensselaer William Foote; the 1840s
- Letters of Rensselaer William Foote; the 1850s
- Letters of Rennselaer William Foote; the 1860s
- Obituaries and Other Published Records
The Journal of Rensselaer William Foote was written, mainly in central Florida at various U. S. Army encampments, in 1839-42 when Foote was a young man, in his 20s. He was a Captain, 6th Infantry U.S. Army, in the Seminole Wars. After a term of service that included duty in California, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico and Wyoming territories, he died, æ. 46 at the battle of Gaine’s Mill. It was the first battle he participated in during the American Civil War.
Dictionary of words and phrases, created in a hand-made book by Rensselaer Foote, while stationed at Clark's Place, St. Andrew's Bay, Bay County, near Panama City, Florida
Artifacts in the Collection
- Belt for Federal Cavalry Uniform worn by Rensselaer William Foote, 1861–1862.
- Black Felt Officers Hat of Rensselaer William Foote 1861–1862.
- Epaulets of Rensselaer William Foote, three sets, 1850?–1862.
- Velvet Cadets Cap from West Point ca. 1835.
Contacts with Creek, Chickasaw and other Native American Women
- Four small, circular Braids of Hair (tied with string and saved in folded paper):
- Hair, labelled "Eliza Nichols, Creek Indian"
- Loosely Bound Hair "Malichia"
- Tightly Tied Circle of Braided Hair "Malachia — Chickasaw"
- "Phebe, 1847"
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War in Florida and the Western Frontier
Federal Troops included:
- United States 2nd Infantry
- United States 5th Infantry
- United States 6th Infantry
- United States 7th Infantry
- Letter to Charles Foote, New York State Library, ms. 11640, 1851.
- John D. Clarke, Congressman Thirty-fourth District, 1921–1925, Arbor Hill, 1797–1925, with pl. Reprinted from an article by Floyd H. Lincoln and published in “The Walton Reporter,” June 6, 1925.
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1744–1989, Bicentennial Edition, Washington, U S Government Printing Office, 1989 [alphabetical entries]
- Dorman S. Purdy, “Descendants of Francis Purdy”, ms., New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, date, folder number.
- Ebenezer Foote and Spencer, 1802, nypl ms.
- Margaret Maxwell Marvin [Maynard], through Frances Maynard [Ford] pp., copies of Bible of other records of births and marriages. Collection Main Street Museum.
- Katherine Adelia Foote, Ebenezer Foote, the Founder; Being an Epistolary Light on His Time as Shed by Letters From His Files; Selected by his Great Granddaughter... Delhi, 1927.
- Foote Family Record, embroidered sampler showing the children of C. A. Foote, ms. Main Street Museum.
- Abram W. Foote, The Foote Family, Comprising The Genealogy and History of Nathaniel Foote Of Weathersfield, Conn. And His Descendants..., two vols. Rutland, 1907.
- W. H. Munsell & Co. [publishers], History of Delaware County, N.Y., With Illustrations, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Some Pioneers and Prominent Residents, N.Y.C., 1880.
- Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Wethersfield, N. Y., 1904.
- Jay Gould, History of Delaware County, and Border Wars of New York: Containing a sketch of the early settlements in the county, and a history of the late anti-rent ... miscellaneous matter 1856.
- Mr. Abbot, “The Crisis of the Revolution”
- pictures from the Florida Legislature Archives
- Fort Ridgely in Minnesota.
From Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, New York:
- Foote, Katherine, Charles Augustus, Adelia, Capt. Rensselaer W.
- Ford, Frances Maynard, Louisa
- Harris, Lucy Ford
- Maynard, Isaac Horton, Margaret Marvine
- Marvin, Charles Augustus, Francis, Charles, George E., Charles Augustus, (Babies)
- Marvine, Francis, Charles, Charles E., George E.
- Maynard, Isaac Horton, Margaret Marvin
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