Attempting to locate the origins of the middle name FOOTE for several of my ancestors. Elial Todd Foote Valentine (1820-1892) was the son of Robert Valentine (1785-1832) and Joanna Owen (1788-1832. Elial Todd Foote Valentine married Helen Mar Parmelee (1828-1897). He is buried in Warren, PA. Elial Thomas Foote Valentine (the former's nephew)(1849-1896) was born in Tidioute, Warren Co, PA. He was the son of John Owen Valentine (1822-1903) who was born in Deerfield, Warren Co, PA, and Emily S. Lytle (1831-1888). who was born in Panama, NY. Elial Thomas Foote Valentine married Ellen Wren (1858-1918) on 8 May 1875 in Rock Island, IL. These were my paternal G Grandparents.
Have always wondered about the middle name FOOTE for these two men. Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom