A rather inconspicuous man named Eli Foote is buried at Winton with two headstones from both sides of his family. Foote is the grandfather of famous author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Foote had traveled from New York to Hertford County to trade New England products in North Carolina markets. Eli and his brother Larry found strong markets for their products and decided to remain. Foote died in 1792 and was buried with a headstone from his New York family and his wife's North Carolina family.