George Augustus Foote, 1789-1878 married Elizabeth Spencer, 1812-1908 [portrait in charcoal by Mary Hallock Foote] According to Foote Family: comprising the genealogy and history of Nathaniel Foote, George Augustus Foote was “Colonel of Militia, held many town and county offices, and was First Representative (Whig) in the State Legislature five terms. He was Senior Warden of the Episcopal Church from 1861 to 1874, when he resigned from old age. He did all within his means toward building the church edifice.” In Old Paths and Legends of the New England Border there is a photo of the Foote homestead build by George Augustus Foote on the land where the General Andrew Ward farmhouse formerly stood. It is remarked there that George Augustus “afterward removed to Mulberry Farm giving the Nutplains farm to his sons,” and that he was quoted as saying, “Farming is the only business a man ought to follow.” George Augustus and Elizabeth are buried in the General Andrew Ward Cemetery. They had ten children.
Donations WelcomeThe General Andrew Ward Cemetery Association includes among its members the descendants of General Andrew Ward and their families. We welcome donations from members and from the public. All donations go directly to the upkeep of this special place. If you would like to make a contribution you may send it to our caretaker and secretary/treasurer Mary Rounsavall, 7224 Old Clore Lane, Prospect KY 40059.