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Clergyman

William Henry Foote, American clergyman. member Va.

Background

Foote, William Henry was born on December 20, 1794 in Colchester, Connecticut, United States. Son of Stephen and Hannah (Waterman) Foote.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1816.

Career

Teacher, Falmouth, Virginia, 1816-1818. Licensed to preach by Winchester (Virginia) Presbytery, 1819. Itinerant preacher in Virginia, 1819-1822.

Pastor, Woodstock, Virginia, 1822-1824, Romney congregation (included chs. of Romney, Moorefield and Springfield, Virginia), 1824-1838. Established an academic, Romney. Agent Central Board Foreign Missions, 1838-1845.

Pastor, Romney, 1845-1861. Principal Romney Classical Institute, 1845-1849. Founded Potomac Seminary for girls (under Presbyterian control), Romney, 1850.

Pastor several chs., Southern Virginia, 1861-1863. Hospital chaplain, Farmville and Petersburg, Virginia, 1864. Agent to raise funds for Hampden-Sydney College, 1865, trustee, 1851-1869.

Moderator home missions committee Winchester Presbytery, 1826, clerk, 1834-1838. Moderator Virginia Synod, 1839. Member Virginia.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical, 1846. Sketches of Virginia, Historical and Biographical, 1850, 55. The Huguenots, or Reformed French Church, 1870.

Membership

Member Va.

Connections

Married Eliza Wilson, February 21, 1822. Married second, Arabella Gilliam, October 31, 1839. Children: Ann, Eliza, Mary.

father:
Stephen Foote

mother:
Hannah (Waterman) Foote

spouses:
Eliza Wilson

Arabella Gilliam

children:
Ann Foote

Eliza Foote

Mary Foote