Saturday, April 21, 2012

Surname Saturday ~ Foote of Salem, Massachusetts

You can see Winter Island at the top.
This is where Pasco Foote was granted land.
I still have relatives living on Salem Neck! 

Pasco Foote arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts aboard the “Ann” about 1630.  He removed to Salem by 1636 and was granted 40 acres of land.  On 16 January 1636/7 the town of Salem granted him another half acre on Winter Island.  He was a fisherman and merchant.   On 14 March 1640 he signed a petition to remove to Jefferyes Creek (later known as Manchester.)  On 26 April 1649 he took the oath of fidelity and was sworn as constable of Manchester.  He lived in Manchester from 1649 to 1652, then removed back to Salem.  On 6 February 1653 he joined the First Church of Salem (1st Church, Salem, Church Records).  Pasco Foote had eight of his children baptized 6 December 1653: John, Malachi, Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, Isaac, Pasco, and Abigail. (Essex Institute Vol IV, (5 Oct 1864) page 243).

His will was proven on 30 April 161 and mentions his son (one unnamed, probably Isaac,  Samuel and Pasco, and his daughters Elizabeth, Mary, and Abigail.   My ancestor, Isaac Foot, lived in Salem and was made a freeman in 1678.  He was also a fisherman.

There are two Foote compiled genealogy books, The Foote Genealogy by Nathaniel Goodwin, 1849 and The Foote Genealogy by Abram W. Foote, 1907.  Ed Strickland of the Foote Family Association is working on an update to the book by Abram Foote.

The Foote Family Association has information on Nathaniel Foote of Connecticut and a small portion of the website devoted to Pasco Foote at this link  Harriet Rockwell, of the FFA, is interested in hearing from descendants of Pasco Foote at her snail mail address 1177 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC  27312.  Her email is   It has not been proven that Nathaniel of Connecticut is related to Pasco Foote.

My lineage from Pasco Foote

Generation 1: Pasco Foote, born about 1608 in England, died 28 September 1670 in Salem, Massachusetts; married to Unknown.  Eight children.

Generation 2: Isaac Foot, born about 1644, died 1741; married Abigail Jeggles, daughter of Thomas Jeggles.  She was born 21 July 1648 in Salem and died after 1741.

Generation 3: Elizabeth Foot, born April 1675; married Nathaniel Felton, son of John Felton and Mary Tompkins.

Generation 4. Malachi Felton m. Abigail Jacobs
Generation 5. Sarah Felton m. Robert Wilson
Generation 6. Robert Wilson m. Mary Southwick
Generation 7. Mercy F. Wilson m. Aaron Wilkinson
Generation 8. Robert Wilson Wilkinson m. Phebe Cross Munroe
Generation 9. Albert Munroe Wilkinson m. Isabella Lyons Bill
Generation 10. Donald Munroe Wilkinson m. Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)


Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. I'm also descended from Pasco Foote, through his son Samuel (1637-1690) who married Hannah CURRIER.