We are fortunate to have early drawings of the cemetery layout, one prepared by Elizabeth Foote Jenkins and her husband Edward Hopkins Jenkins. The second one was prepared by Harriet Ward Foote Taylor.
Current board members have come up with a layout showing what stones there are as of 2015. It shows the position of the graves of people who were not in the original plans above as they of course had not “arrived” yet. It also indicates some future reserved plots, and missing stones. Names in red are individuals who were known to be cremated (no coffin). Click to see larger version.
The gravestones have also been captured by photographers Jan Franco and Sharon Olson, who have posted them on findagrave.com under the entry for the individuals buried in the Foote-Ward Cemetery. You may examine them row by row in the following pdf files:
In addition, there are two obelisks which commemorate individuals buried in the cemetery, as well as those buried elsewhere. One of the obelisks is almost entirely illegible, but fortunately the wording had been captured in earlier times. See below this photo for a summary of the descriptive material on the two obelisks.
First monument, west side:
This side commemorates Andrew and Diana Ward, their daughter Roxana who married Eli Foote, Roxana and Eli’s oldest daughter Harriet, and Eli’s brother Justin.
Andrew Ward, died January 10, 1799 age 71
Diana Ward, died Feb. 7, 1798 age 65
Eli Foote, died Sept. 8, 1792, age 45 [buried near Murfreesboro, N. Carolina]
Justin Foote, died Dec. 8, 1810, age 48
Roxana W. Foote, died Oct. 30, 1840, age 89
Harriet Foote, died April 18, 1842, age 68
First monument, south side:
This side commemorates Eli and Roxana’s sons Andrew Ward Foote and William Henry Foote, who died as teenagers after carrying a coffin to the Guilford Green; their daughter Mary Ward Foote, who married John James Hubbard; their daughter Roxana, wife of Lyman Beecher; and their additional daughters Martha (died age 12) and Catharine (died age 19).
Martha Foote, died Sept. 23, 1793, age 12 [buried on Guilford Green]
Andrew W. Foote, died Sept. 20, 1794, age 18
William H. Foote, died Oct. 17, 1794, age 16
Catharine Foote, died Aug. 27, 1811, age 19
Mary W. Foote Hubbard, died Sept. 1, 1813, age 28 [buried at Litchfield, Conn.]
Roxana Foote Beecher, died Sept. 24, 1816, age 41 [buried at Litchfield, Conn.]
First monument, east side:
This side commemorates George Augustus Foote (son of Eli), his wife Elizabeth Spencer Foote, their son Andrew Ward Foote, their son George A. Foote, Jr., their daughter Harriet Ward Foote Hawley, and their son Samuel Edmund Foote.
George A. Foote, died Sept. 5, 1878, age 89
Eliza Spencer Foote, died Aug. 29, 1908, age 96
George A. Foote, Jr., died Nov. 13, 1869
Harriet Foote Hawley, died Mar. 3, 1886, age 54 [buried in Hartford, Conn.]
Samuel E. Foote, died May 4, 1887, age 44
Andrew Ward Foote, died Dec. 16, 1880, age 47
First monument, north side:
This side commemorates Eli and Roxana’s son John Parsons Foote, his wife Jane Warner Foote, their sons Edward Warner and Henry Ward who died young , and their daughter Mary Ward Foote and her husband John Shotwell.
Edward W. Foote, died Dec. 10, 1821, age 2
Henry W. Foote, died Sept. 5, 1822, age 5
John P. Foote, died July 11, 1865, age 62
Jane Warner Foote, died July 30, 1863, age 74
John J. Shotwell, died July 22, 1852, age 45
Mary W. Foote Shotwell, died May 24, 1861, age 48 [these six are buried at Cincinnati]
Foote monument, west side:
This side commemorates Eli and Roxana’s son Samuel E. Foote, his wife Elizabeth Betts Elliott Foote, and their son Harry Ward who died at age 28.
Samuel E. Foote, died Nov. 1, 1858, aged 71
Elizabeth E. Foote, died May 30, 1878, aged 70
Harry Ward Foote, born Aug. 5, 1844, died June 28, 1873.
Foote monument, south side:
This side commemorates Samuel E. Foote’s daughter Frances Elizabeth Foote, her daughter Elizabeth Elliott Godkin, who died at age 7, her son Ralph, who died as an infant, and her son Lawrence.
Frances E. Godkin, born Oct. 6, 1835, died April 12, 1875
Ralph Godkin, born July 7, died Sept. 12, 1868
Elizabeth E. Godkin, died April 2, 1873, age 7 years 11 months
Lawrence Godkin 1860-1929
Foote monument, east side:
This side commemorates Samuel E. Foote’s daughter Katharine Virginia Foote and her husband Alfred Perkins Rockwell.
Alfred Perkins Rockwell, died Dec. 24, 1903, age 68
Katharine Virginia Foote Rockwell, died Mar. 24, 1902, age 61
Foote monument, north side:
This side commemorates Katharine Virginia Foote and Alfred Perkins Rockwell’s daughter Mary, who died as an infant, and their son Samuel, who died at age 10. Their daughter Diana married Eliot Sumner and is buried with him in the Elliott family circle section of Alderbrook cemetery in Guilford.
Diana Ward Sumner, born July 28, 1873, died Jan. 23, 1936
Mary Foote Rockwell, born May 5th, died Aug. 2d. 1868
Samuel E. F. Rockwell, born July 28, 1873, died Mar. 18, 1884
[the four Rockwells are buried at Norwich, Conn.]