Huger Lee Foote
Huger Lee Foote (1854–1915) was an American planter and politician. He served in the Mississippi Senate. He later sold his plantations to pay for his gambling debts.
Huger Lee Foote
|Born||April 24, 1854|
|Died||July 18, 1915|
|Occupation||Planter, politician, poker player|
|Children||Shelby Dade Foote|
|Parent(s)||Hezekiah William Foote|
Lucinda Frances Dade Foote
|Relatives||Shelby Foote (grandson)|
Huger Lee Foote was born on April 24, 1854 in Macon, Mississippi. His father, Hezekiah William Foote, was a planter and politician. His mother, Lucinda Frances Dade Foote, inherited 3,000 acres of land in Issaquena County, Mississippi. She died when he was two years old. He was educated at Chillicothe Business College in Ohio and in Texas.
Foote managed his father's four large plantations in the Mississippi Delta:
- the Mounds Plantation near Rolling Fork in Sharkey County, Mississippi.
- the Egremont Plantation in Egremont, Mississippi.
- the Hardscramble Plantation.
- the Mount Holly Plantation in Foote, Mississippi.
His father willed him the Mount Holly Plantation in the late 1880s. He later inherited the other plantations, but sold them to pay for his gambling debts. Indeed, by then, he had moved to Greenville, Mississippi, where he played poker at the Elks Club.
Death and legacyEdit
Foote died on July 18, 1915 in Greenville, Mississippi.
- Jim Fraiser, The Majesty of the Mississippi Delta, Pelican Publishing, 2002, p. 47 
- Woody Woods, Delta Plantations - The Beginning, 2010, p. 40
- Justin Glenn, The Washingtons: A Family History: Volume 1: Seven Generations of the Presidential Branch, Savas Publishing, 2014, p. 1895 
- Robert L. Phillips, Jr., Shelby Foote: Novelist and Historian, Oxford, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 2009, pp. 50-51