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A
Alcott, Louisa May (Williams) Noted author
Appleseed, Johnny 
    Carter lineage
    Richardson lineage
(Carter, Richardson) Planted apple trees!
Appleton, Frances (Williams) Wife of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Arnold, Benedict (Lathrop) On one hand, we might not have won the Revolution without him. On the other hand, a treacherous traitor, whose name still conjures shame.
 

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B
Backus, Azel  Renowned preacher
Backus, Charles Renowned preacher
Backus Charles Chapman  Businessman, Entrepeneur; one of the founders of American Express
Backus, Isaac  Baptist preacher of note
Backus, James  Ohio pioneer
Backus, Jim Mr. Magoo!
Backus, John  Inventor of Fortran Computer language
Backus John C. President of Intelidata, Inc.
Baldwin, Isaac  Early pioneer of Chemung Co, New York, family survived Wyoming Massacre although daughter was taken, two sons Revolutionary war veterans
Baldwin, John Congressman
Baldwin, Loammi Chief Engineer of  Middlesex Canal, the proto-type for many to follow; progenitor of the Baldwin Apple; Revolutionary War leader at Lexington and later
Baldwin, Loammi II Son of Loammi Baldwin, Loammi II is considered to be the "father" of civil engineering in the United States. Learning about canal construction from his father, he went on to build many other public projects over his life.
Baldwin, Roger Sherman (NOT one of our Baldwins, he is in our Cutter line) Lawyer that defended the passengers of the Amistad slave ship, son-in-law of Roger Sherman, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Baldwin, Rufus Ebenezer Kansas Congressman
Barton, Clara - Bigelow

Barton, Clara - Learned

(Bigelow, Learned and Warren lines) Founder of Red Cross 
Bingham, Hiram  (Backus line) Explorer of ancient peoples in South America, early aviator, Connecticut Governor, Senator
Bostwick, Jabez Abel (Carter line) Early Oil Pioneer, Oil magnate with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil, father of Evelyn (Bostwick) Voronoff
Brinsmead, John (Carter line) Master Piano designer
Bryant, William Cullen (In-law to Backus, Hallock, Youngs) Poet, Newspaper publisher
Burr, Aaron  (In-law connection; descendant of Agnes Harris Spencer Edwards via her second husband, William Edwards ) Vice-President under Jefferson, killed Alexander Hamilton in duel, accused of treason in view of "land grab" deal in western states, found innocent.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (Allyn, Rose) Writer, creator of Tarzan, the man of the apes!
Bush, George (11 common lines) President of the United States
 

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C
Champion, Henry (Spencer) Revolutionary War General: Bunker Hill, Long Island, West Point, Stony Point
Chapman, John 
"Johnny Appleseed" 
    Carter line
    Richardson lineage
(Carter, Richardson) Planted apple trees in early America
Church, Benjamin Silliman (Backus) Chief engineer designing and     constructing the water aqueduct of New York city. Look at this guy's pedigree: great-grandson of John B. Church, a member of parliament in England, who came over with Lafayette, served with the French army, was commissary general in the Revolutionary war, and was married to Angelica, daughter of Gen. Philip Schuyler, and sister of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton. The mother of Benjamin Silliman Church was the daughter of Prof. Benjamin Silliman of Yale (the father of geology), and granddaughter of Jonathan Trumbull ("Brother Jonathan"), governor of Connecticut during the Revolution and confidant of George Washington. Whew!
Churchill, Winston 
    See Spencer English Line
    See Partridge/Tracy 
        (American) Line
    Southwick Line
(American side three common immigrant ancestors: Geo Partridge, Tracy, Southwick); English side: possibly Spencer) Prime Minister of England during WW II . 
Comstock, General Cyrus Ballou (Comstock) Civil War General - Union
Comstock, Henry Tompkins Namesake for the Comstock Lode silver mine (he didn't discover it)
Cook, Albert (Cooper) Educator
Cook, Francis Augustus (Cooper) Admiral
Cook, George Hammel (Cooper) Geologist
Coolidge, Calvin 

  Morse Line
  Child Line

(nine common lines) President of the United States 
Thomas Corwin (Hallock, Corwin) Governor of Ohio, Congressman, Statesman, Diplomat.
Crosby, Bing (Tracy) Singer extraordinaire! 
 

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D
Dana, James Dwight (Spouse, Backus) Noted geologist and naturalist
Davenport, Nathaniel (Spouse, Ralph Partridge line) Commander of 5th Company in the Massachusetts Regiment for the Naragansett Campaign in King Philips' War. Killed in action Dec 19, 1675
Deane, Silas
(G. Partridge, R. Partridge, Tracy lines) One of the forgotten heroes of the Revolution! He was sent by Congress on a secret mission to Paris, France to obtain France aid. His efforts contributed to France's entry into the Revolution. But, he was maligned at home about his financial dealings and expenses and got embroiled in a bitter fight with Congress after the Revolution. He died in England in poverty. He was completely vindicated in 1843 by Congress and his family was furnished financial remuneration for the injustice done to this worthy patriot, our cousin! (Close cousin to Oxenbridge Thacher) 
Dewey, Governor Thomas (Allyn) Governor of New York, Republican nominee for president against FDR in 1944 and Truman in 1948.
Dickinson, Emily (Morse) Noted Poet
Dix, Dorothea (Bigelow, Flagg, Warren) One of the founders of the modern nursing profession, active in campaigning for better mental health facilities
Dulles, John Foster (Lathrop, two lines of descent) Secretary of State under Eisenhower.
Dyer, Eliphalet (Backus line) Revolutionary leader, Continental Congressman
 

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E
Edwards, Jonathan (Not a cousin to me, in-law connections to several lines) Noted religious leader, leading force in the "Great Awakening". In spite of what he started, it backfired on him. He was for returning to the more strict teachings of Puritanism. The Great Awakening provided the forum for New Englanders to break away, and the establishment of other protestant churches took place. He ended up being fired and a missionary to Indians. But, still one of the most respected names in theological thought, even until today.
Oliver Ellsworth (Father-in-law of Nancy Goodrich) Continental Congress delegate, Constituional Convention delegate, senator, Supreme Court Justice, Peace commision to France under Adams.
 

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F
Floyd, William (Spouse in Griggs line) Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Foote, Mary Ann (Hallock) Author and Illustrator
Franklin, Benjamin (Folger > Vail, grandnephew of Mary (Folger) Paine Vail, wife of Jeremiah Vail) Statesman, inventor. Our branch is not related, as we come from a different wife of Jeremiah Vail. He is a "step-cousin" to us.
French, Alice Author (1850- ??)
 

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G
Garfield, James (three common lines) President of the United States
Gates, Collinson Read (Gates) Military officer, namesake of Gatesville, Texas
Gates, Sir John (Possibly Gates) Put to death in connection with the Jane Grey affair in 1553.
Gates, William (Gates) Military officer, brevet brigadier general, governor of Tampico, Mexico
Glover, John 
   See Spencer
   See Read
(Spencer, Read) Revolutionary War General
Goodrich, B. F.  Founder of B. F. Goodrich Company
Goodrich, Chauncey Congressman, Senator, Lt. Gov of Connecticut
Goodrich, Chauncey Allen Son-in-law of Noah Webster, updated the Webster Dictionary
Goodrich, Elizur Congressman, presidential appointee
Goodrich, Samuel Griswold Noted author, pen name: Peter Parley
Goodyear, Charles (French line) Inventor of vulcanization of rubber
Grant, Ulysses (G. Partridge, Tracy) President of the United States
Greene, Nathanael (Southwick, step relationship, not blood - NOT of our Green line) Revolutionary War General. Considered second in importance to Washington as one of our great generals of that war.
 

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H
Hale, Nathan (Cutter line) "I regret that I have but only one life to give for my country".
Halleck, Fitz-Greene (Hallock line) Poet
Halleck, General Henry Wager Civil War General
   
Hallock, Charles Author
Hallock, Gerard Journalist
Hallock, John Congressman
Hallock, Joseph Author and publisher
(Hallock) Foote, Mary Ann Author and illustrator
Hallock, William Educator
Hallock, William Allen Editor
Harrison, Benjamin (Hallock, Horton, King lines) President of the United States
Hart, John (Spouse in Betts line) Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Hawthorne, Nathaniel (Father-in-law to Lathrop). Noted 19th Century author.
Hickok, Wild Bill (Morse) Gunfighter of the Wild West
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (Sr) (Lathrop line) Author, Poet, Doctor
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (Jr) (Lathrop line) Supreme Court Justice
Hoover, Herbert (Richardson line) President of the United States
Howe, Elias (Bemis, Richardson) Inventor of the Sewing Macine
Huntington, Benjamin (In-law) Continental Congressman
Huntington, Daniel  (In-law) Famed 19th Century Artist
Huntington, Dewitt Clinton (Backus line) Noted preacher
Huntington, Ebenezer (Lathrop) Revolutionary War Officer, later General, Congressman
Huntington, Isaac (Lathrop) Served on Connecticut Convention that voted for Constitutional
Huntington, Jabez (Williams Spouse) Revolutionary War General
Huntington, Jabez Williams (Williams) US. Senator
Huntington, Jedidiah (Backus line) Revolutionary War General, Continental Congress
Huntington, Jedidiah Vincent (Lathrop, Backus) Author, Poet
Huntington, Joshua (Backus) Clergyman of note
Huntington, Samuel (In-law) First President of the United States (under the Articles of Confederation)
Hutchinson, Anne - article (Spencer - Europe) Early religious reformer, banished to Rhode Island by the Puritans of the Bay Colony, killed by Indians in New York
Hutchinson, Anne - lineage She is a Spencer from English stock
 

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I
Ingalls, Laura 
    Partridge lineage
    Tracy lineage
(G. Partridge, Tracy) Author of "Little House on the Prairie" books.
 

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K
Knight, Nehemiah Congressman, 1803-1808
Knight, Nehemiah Rice Governor of Rhode Island, 1817-1821
Knowlton, Charles Early proponent of birth control in the 1800's, correspondent with Annie Besant.
Marcus Perrin Knowlton Mass state senator and state supreme court justice (1839- ??)
Knowlton, Capt Thomas Revolutionary War Hero, Bunker's Hill, commander of Knowlton's Rangers, commander of Nathan Hale, killed in action at Battle of Long Island. He commanded the first group of men (Knowlton's Rangers) dedicated to obtaining intelligence, from which the CIA considers itself to have started.
 

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L
Learned, Amasa Constitutional Convention
Learned, Ebenezer Colonel in Revolution
Ledyard, William (Moore, Youngs) Martyred Commander of Fort Griswold during Arnold's campaign in Connecticut in the Revolution.
William Wadsworth Longfellow (Lathrop) Noted author
 

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M
Marcy, William Learned (Learned) Statesman, politician. Governor of New York for three terms, Secretary of War under Polk, Secretary of State under Pierce
Marsh, Othniel Charles (Marsh) Noted Paleontologist in the last half of the nineteenth century, first professor of Paleontology at Yale.
Maynard, Charles Johnson Naturalist, specialized in birds 1845- ??
Maynard, Edward Inventor, in both the dental field and in firearms. One of the first, if not the first, to use gold to fill teeth, offered position of court dentist by Emperor Nicholas I of Russia in 1845, invented many features for firearms. (1813-1891)
Maynard, George Willoughby Painter, artist - murals, portraits, teacher, interior designer, many honors (1843- ??)
Maynard, Horace Statesman; property in home state of Tennessee confiscated by the Confderacy in 1862, later attorney-general and Tennessee congresman, ambassador to Turkey, 1875-80, Postmaster of the United States, 1880-1881. (1814-1882)
Maynard, Washburn Naval officer in the last half of the nineteenth century, saw service in Spanish-American War (1844- ??)
McClellan, George 
    Backus Line
    Williams Line
(Backus, Williams) Civil War General (Union)
Morgan, John Pierpont, Jr. (Backus) Financier, philanthropist
Morse, Samuel Finley Breeze 
    French Line
    Child Line
(Child, French, Parmenter, Woods) Inventor of the telegraph
 

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N
Napoleon (Williams connection) Susan May Williams married Jerome Williams, nephew of Napoleon, c 1850. See this illustration of our relationship to Napoleon.
Nixon, Richard (Morse, Peirce, Southwick) President of the United States
 

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Partridge, George (Geo Partridge line) Continental Congressman, revolutionary leader.
Pierce, Franklin (Richardson line) President of the United States
Pope, John (Backus) Civil War General (Union)
Prescott, Oliver (Spouse - Baldwin) Revolutionary War General
 

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R
Reeve, Tapping (Cooper, Hallock, Horton) Chief Justice of Connecticut Supreme Court 1814- ??
Robinson, Jonathan (Cutter, Robinson, Williams) Vermont Supreme Court Justice 1801-1807; US Senator from Vermont 1807-1815; confidante of President Madison, 
Robinson, Moses (Cutter, Robinson, Williams) Continental Congress, Chief Justice of Vermont 1778-84, First US Senator from Vermont 1791-1796, Governor of Vermont 1789-90
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
    See Aldrich line
    See Comstock line

(Comstock, Aldrich) Vice-president under Ford
Rogers, Horatio (Rogers) Breveted Brigadier General in Civil War, attorney general of Rhode Island, 1864-6, 1868, state assemblyman, associate justice of Rhode Island Supreme Court (1836-1904)
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (Lathrop, Spencer lines) President of the United States
 

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S
Seabury, Samuel (Seabury, R. Partridge) First Episcopalean Bishop in America, noted clergyman and author
Shattuck, Aaron Draper Artist
Shattuck, Lemuel State legislator, author
Sherman, John (Goodrich) Brother of General William Tecumseh Sherman, Senator from Ohio, secretary of treasury under Hayes and secretary of state under McKinley
Sherman, Roger (Cutter) Signer of Declaration of Independence
William Tecumseh Sherman (Goodrich) Civil War General
Silliman, Benjamin (Backus Spouse) Father of the science of geology, Yale professor
Silsbee, Nathaniel (Silsbee) US Senator 1826-35
David Souter (G. Partridge, Tracy) Supreme Court Justice
Spencer, Ambrose Judge, Congressman
Spencer, Princess Diana Princess of Wales
Spencer, John C. Secretary of War and Treasury under Tyler
Spencer, General Joseph Revolutionary War General, Continental Congressman
Spencer, Selden Palmer US Senator, Missouri (1918-1925)
Spencer, William Augustus Titanic passenger
Spencer, William Brainerd Civil War veteran (Confederacy), Congressman, Louisiana Supreme Court
William Stoughton (Stoughton line) Chief Justice of the Mass Supreme Court, presided over the Salem Witch Trials, included in this list of notables as unnoble as he was.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (Spencer line) Wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Stringham, Silas Horton (Hallock, Horton, Vail lines) US Admiral during the Mexican-American and Civil Wars
Sumner, Charles (Joslin) Anti-slavery leader, Elected Senator four times
 

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T
Taft, William Howard (Aldrich, Morse line) President of the United States
      See Aldrich line
Thacher, Oxenbridge (R Partridge, G Partridge, Tracy lines) Communicator and agitator during the years leading to the Revolution. Cousin of Silas Deane
Trumbull, Jonathan, Sr. (In-law, Williams and Backus) Governor of Connecticut during the Revolution, friend and confidant of George Washington
Trumbull, Jonathan, Jr. (In-law, Backus) Senator, Governor of Connecticut
Trumbull, John (In-law)  One of our nations most noteworthy early American artists, known for his historical scenes of the American Revolution.  The Declaration of Independence (1794, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.), is one of his most notable works.
 

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V
Vail, Alfred Worked with Samuel Morse in inventing the telegraph, invented the Morse Code
Vail, Henry Hobart Publisher
Vail, Jonathan Harned Scientist, collaborator of Thomas Edison
Vail, Stephen Founder of Speedwell Iron Works
Vail, Theodore Newton First president of ATT - visionary that created the monopoly of AT&T.
Voronoff, Evelyn (Bostwick) (Carter line) Nurse in Boer War and World War I, early involvement in Girls Guides movement, Medical scientist involved with husband in early grafting and transplantation procedures.
 

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Warren, General Joseph (Williams line) Revolutionary War general and martyr killed at Bunker Hill
Washington, George (Spencer line, maybe) President of the United States
Whitney, Eli - Inventor (We Kansas Pioneer descendants share perhaps two dozen immigrant ancestors with Eli Whitney.) Inventor of the cotton gin, contributor to the industrial revolution with advancements in assembly line production
Whitney, Josiah Dwight, Jr. Namesake of Mount Whitney, tallest peak in the United States, not counting Alaska
Wilder, Laura Ingalls 
    Partridge lineage
    Tracy lineage
(G. Partridge, Tracy) Author of "Little House on the Prairie" books
Williams, Tennessee 
     See Comstock Line
     See Spencer Line
(NOT from our Williams line, but is from Comstock, Elderkin, Spencer) One of the premier playrights of the twentieth century. (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, etc.)
William Williams Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Woodbridge, William (Backus line) Governor of Michigan
Wright Brothers (Williams) Inventors of the flying machine!
 

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