Asa Foote


Based on demographics from the census of 1800 entry, Asa Foote was born after 1756. Perhaps he was the son of Ephraim and Lydia Cushman Foote. That New England family eminated from Connecticut.

In January 1790, he married Catalyntie David (perhaps Davis) at the Albany Dutch church. By 1803, four children had been christened at the church.

In 1799, his house and lot in the first ward was accorded a moderate assessment. However, his personal property was valued separately (just below his holdings on the tax list) in association with innkeeper Izrahiah Wetmore. The next year, he was listed as the head of a household probably on Court Street. That household consisted of four boys and two adult women.

We have uncovered no community-based references for Asa Foote after the christening of his last child in 1803.

He probably was not the close kinsman of Albany resident Ebenezer Foote - an attorney and a founder of the Albany Academy for Girls who died in 1814.

Perhaps Asa Foote re-located to Baltimore, Maryland, married twice, and died there.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Asa Foote is CAP biography number 8069. This note is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. The Foote Family connects this individual to a New England family but does not follow him closely.

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