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Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia

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  John Witherspoon (1723-1794) — of Princeton, Somerset County (now Mercer County), N.J. Born in Gifford, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, February 5, 1723. Presbyterian minister; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1776; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Somerset County, 1783, 1789; delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Somerset County, 1787. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Became blind in 1792. Died near Princeton, Mercer County, N.J., November 15, 1794 (age 71 years, 283 days). Interment at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Montgomery (1722-1789); married 1791 to Ann (Marshall) Dill (1768-1811); father of James Witherspoon (1751-1777; major in Continental army during the Revolutionary War; killed in action at the battle of Germantown, Pa.); great-grandfather of John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875); second great-grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Preston (1729-1783) — Born in County Donegal, Ireland, December 25, 1729. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765-68, 1769-71. Died while attending a muster of the militia, in Botetourt County, Va., June 28, 1783 (age 53 years, 185 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Preston (1700-1747) and Elizabeth (Patton) Preston (1700-1776); married, January 17, 1761, to Susanna Smith (1740-1823); father of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; uncle of John Breckinridge; grandfather of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd; granduncle of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); great-grandfather of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-granduncle of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second great-grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second great-granduncle of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Daniel Carroll (1730-1796) — of Maryland. Born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., July 22, 1730. Member of Maryland state senate, 1781-90; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1781-83; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1781; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from Maryland at-large, 1789-91. Catholic. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died in Rock Creek, Montgomery County, Md., May 7, 1796 (age 65 years, 290 days). Interment at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Forest Glen, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Eleanor (Darnall) Carroll (1703-1796) and Daniel Carroll (1707-1754); uncle of Richard Brent; great-grandfather of Charles Holker Carroll; first cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton; first cousin thrice removed of John Lee Carroll; first cousin four times removed of John Howell Carroll; first cousin five times removed of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975); second cousin of Charles Carroll, Barrister; second cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Alexander Contee Hanson and Alexander Contee Magruder; second cousin twice removed of John Lee; second cousin thrice removed of John Read Magruder; third cousin twice removed of Reuben Handy Meriwether; third cousin thrice removed of Levin Irving Handy.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Carroll family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Cabell (1730-1798) — of Amherst County (part now in Nelson County), Va. Born in Goochland County, Va., March 13, 1730. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765-75; member of Virginia state senate, 1776; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Amherst County, 1788. Died in Amherst County (part now in Nelson County), Va., March 23, 1798 (age 68 years, 10 days). Interment at Union Hill Cemetery, Near Wingina, Nelson County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Cabell (1699-1774) and Elizabeth (Burks) Cabell (1705-1756); married 1756 to Margaret Meredith Jordan (1742-1812); father of William Cabell Jr.; uncle of William Henry Cabell; grandfather of Paulina Cabell Rives (1796-1858; who married Richard Pollard); granduncle of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge and Edward Carrington Cabell; great-granduncle of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), William Lewis Cabell, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., George Craighead Cabell and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second great-granduncle of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Benjamin Earl Cabell, Carter Henry Harrison II, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; third great-granduncle of Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Russell (1735-1793) — Born in Culpeper County, Va., March 6, 1735. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1785; member of Virginia state senate, 1788-91. Died in Shenandoah County, Va., January 14, 1793 (age 57 years, 314 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1755 to Tabitha Adams (1740-1776); married 1783 to Elizabeth (Henry) Campbell (1749-1825; sister of Patrick Henry; widow of William Campbell); father of William Russell; great-grandfather of Carter Henry Harrison; second great-grandfather of Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Russell County, Va. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry (1736-1799) — of Prince Edward County, Va. Born in Studley, Hanover County, Va., May 29, 1736. Lawyer; planter; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Governor of Virginia, 1776-79, 1784-86; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Prince Edward County, 1788; member of Virginia state senate, 1799. Scottish and English ancestry. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1920. Died near Brookneal, Campbell County, Va., June 6, 1799 (age 63 years, 8 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Charlotte County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Henry (1704-1773) and Sarah (Syme) Henry (1710-1784); brother of Anne Henry (1738-1790; who married William Christian) and Elizabeth Henry (1749-1825; who married William Russell and William Campbell); married 1754 to Sarah Shelton (died 1775); married, October 25, 1777, to Dorothea Dandridge (1755-1831); father of Anne Henry (who married Spencer Roane); uncle of Priscilla Christian (who married Alexander Scott Bullitt) and Sarah Buchanan Campbell (1778-1846; who married Francis Smith Preston); grandfather of William Henry Roane; granduncle of Valentine Wood Southall, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-granduncle of Stephen Valentine Southall (1830-1913), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second great-granduncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; third great-grandfather of Robert Lee Henry; cousin *** of Isaac Coles.
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry counties in Ala., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mo., Ohio, Tenn. and Va. are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Patrick H. DavisPatrick HenryPatrick H. RochePatrick H. McCarrenPatrick H. McGarryPatrick HenryPatrick Henry McCarthyPatrick Henry CallahanPatrick H. KelleyPatrick H. O'BrienP. H. MoynihanPatrick H. QuinnPatrick H. DrewryPatrick Henry KennedyJ. H. CulkinDat Barthel
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Patrick Henry: Harlow Giles Unger, Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation — Thomas S. Kidd, Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) — of Maryland. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., September 19, 1737. Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1776-81; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Maryland state senate, 1777-1800; U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1789-92. Catholic. Slaveowner. Died in Baltimore, Md., November 14, 1832 (age 95 years, 56 days). Interment at Doughoregan Manor Chapel, Ellicott City, Md.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Carroll (1702-1783) and Elizabeth (Brooke) Carroll (1709-1761); married, June 5, 1768, to Mary Darnell (1749-1782); father of Catharine 'Kitty' Carroll (1778-1861; who married Robert Goodloe Harper); grandfather of Louisa Carroll (1797-1870; who married Isaac Rand Jackson), Mary Sophia Carroll (1804-1886; who married Richard Henry Bayard) and Harriet Julianna Carroll (1808-1881; who married John Lee); great-grandfather of John Lee Carroll and Helen Sophia Carroll (1841-1886; who married Charles Oliver O'Donnell); second great-grandfather of John Howell Carroll; third great-grandfather of Suzanne Howell Carroll (who married John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill); third great-granduncle of John Duffy Alderson (1896-1975); first cousin of Daniel Carroll; second cousin of Charles Carroll, Barrister; second cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Alexander Contee Hanson and Alexander Contee Magruder; second cousin thrice removed of John Read Magruder; third cousin twice removed of Reuben Handy Meriwether; third cousin thrice removed of Carter Henry Harrison and Levin Irving Handy.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Carroll family of Maryland; Eisenhower-Nixon family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Carroll counties in Ark., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Md., Miss., Mo., N.H., Ohio and Va., East Carroll Parish, La. and West Carroll Parish, La., are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Charles C. WalcuttCharles C. FitchCharles C. FrickCharles Carroll Glover, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Christian (c.1743-1786) — Born in Staunton, Va., about 1743. Lawyer; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1773-75; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Manx ancestry. Killed while fighting Indians in what is now Clark County, Ind., April 9, 1786 (age about 43 years). Interment at Bullitt Family Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Christian and Elizabeth (Starke) Christian (1720-1789); brother of Anne Christian (who married William Fleming); married to Anne Henry (1738-1790; sister of Patrick Henry); second great-granduncle of William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Christian counties in Ill., Ky. and Mo. are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Campbell (1745-1781) — Born in Augusta County, Va., 1745. Justice of the peace; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781. Died in Hanover County, Va., August 22, 1781 (age about 36 years). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Hanover County, Va.; reinterment in 1823 at Aspenvale Cemetery, Seven Mile Ford, Va.
  Relatives: Married to Elizabeth Henry (1749-1825; sister of Patrick Henry; who later married William Russell); father of Sarah Buchanan Campbell (1778-1846; who married Francis Smith Preston); grandfather of William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandfather of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. (1833-1915) and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second great-grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Coles (1747-1813) — of Halifax County, Va.; Pittsylvania County, Va. Born in Richmond, Va., March 2, 1747. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; planter; member of Virginia state house of delegates from Halifax County, 1780-81, 1783-88; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Halifax County, 1788; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-91, 1793-97 (at-large 1789-91, 6th District 1793-97). Slaveowner. Died near Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Va., June 3, 1813 (age 66 years, 93 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Pittsylvania County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Coles (1706-1747) and Mary Ann (Winston) Coles (1721-1758); married 1771 to Elizabeth Lightfoot; father of Walter Coles; cousin *** of Patrick Henry (1736-1799).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Isaac Coles (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1967) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wade Hampton (1752-1835) — Born in Halifax County, Va., 1752. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1779-86, 1791; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1795-97, 1803-05; Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1800; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Reputed to be the wealthiest planter in America; owned more than 3,000 slaves in 1830. Slaveowner. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., February 4, 1835 (age about 82 years). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Hampton and Anne (Preston) Hampton; married 1783 to Martha (Epps) Howell (1753-1784); married, August 9, 1786, to Harriet Flud (1752-1794); married 1801 to Mary Cantey (1779-1863); father of Wade Hampton, Caroline Martha Hampton (1807-1883; who married John Smith Preston) and Susan Frances Hampton (1816-1845; who married John Laurence Manning); grandfather of Wade Hampton III (1818-1902).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Richardson-Manning family of South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Other politicians named for him: Wade H. GibbesWade H. FisherWade H. EllisWade H. LasseterWade H. HarrisWade H. KitchensW. H. PhillipsWade H. FowlerWade H. PepperWade H. Insley, Sr.Wade H. MassieWade H. GarrettWade H. CreekmoreWade H. Crowder, Jr.Wade H. McReynoldsWade H. BallardWade H. McCree, Jr.Wade H. Ballard IIIWade H. Franklin
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Breckinridge (1754-1833) — of Kentucky. Born in Virginia, 1754. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1792-95. Died in 1833 (age about 79 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Jefferson County, Ky.
  Relatives: Half-brother of John Breckinridge and James Breckinridge (1763-1833).
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Brown (1757-1837) — of Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Staunton, Va., September 12, 1757. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1784-88; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1787-88; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-92 (at-large 1789-91, 2nd District 1791-92); U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1792-1805. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 29, 1837 (age 79 years, 351 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Brown (1728-1803) and Margaret (Preston) Brown (1728-1802); brother of James Brown (1766-1835); married, February 21, 1799, to Margaretta Mason (1772-1838); father of Mason Brown; grandfather of Benjamin Gratz Brown; granduncle of Emily Todd Helm; cousin *** of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston.
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Russell (1758-1825) — of Fayette County, Ky. Born in Culpeper County, Va., March 6, 1758. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1790-91; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1792, 1796-1800, 1802, 1823; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Died in Fayette County, Ky., July 3, 1825 (age 67 years, 119 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Tabitha (Adams) Russell and William Russell; married to Anne 'Nancy' Price (1768-1830); grandfather of Carter Henry Harrison; great-grandfather of Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Lee-Randolph family; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Russell County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Cabell Jr. (1759-1822) — Born March 25, 1759. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1789-97; sheriff. Died November 22, 1822 (age 63 years, 242 days). Interment at Union Hill Cemetery, Near Wingina, Nelson County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Cabell; married, November 20, 1780, to Ann 'Nancy' Carrington (1760-1838; daughter of Paul Carrington); uncle of Paulina Cabell Rives (1796-1858; who married Richard Pollard); first cousin of William Henry Cabell; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871) and Edward Carrington Cabell; first cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), William Lewis Cabell, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., George Craighead Cabell and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin thrice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Benjamin Earl Cabell, Carter Henry Harrison II, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin four times removed of Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Breckinridge (1760-1806) — of Kentucky. Born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., December 2, 1760. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1793-94; Kentucky state attorney general, 1793-97; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1798-1801; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1799-1801; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1801-05; U.S. Attorney General, 1805-06; died in office 1806. Presbyterian. Slaveowner. Died, from a stomach infection, in near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., December 14, 1806 (age 46 years, 12 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Ky.; reinterment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Breckenridge (1712-1772) and Letitia 'Lettice' (Preston) Breckenridge (1729-1798); half-brother of Robert Breckinridge; brother of James Breckinridge; married, June 28, 1785, to Mary Hopkins Cabell (1769-1858); father of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); nephew of William Preston; uncle of James Douglas Breckinridge; grandfather of John Cabell Breckinridge (who married Mary Cyrene Burch), Mary Cabell Breckinridge (1826-1854; who married Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864)), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second great-grandfather of John Bayne Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown and James Brown; first cousin of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; first cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Breckinridge County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761-1816) — of Kentucky. Born near Dumfries, Prince William County, Va., 1761. Delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1792, 1799; member of Kentucky state senate, 1792-99; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1800-04. Died in Jefferson County, Ky., April 13, 1816 (age about 54 years). Interment at Oxmoor-Bullitt Family Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Helen (Scott) Bullitt (1739-1795) and Cuthbert Bullitt; married 1786 to Priscilla Christian (niece of Patrick Henry); great-grandfather of William Christian Bullitt (1856-1914), William Marshall Bullitt and Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932); second great-grandfather of William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967); first cousin thrice removed of Hugh Kennedy Bullitt.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Bullitt-Fry-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bullitt County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Spencer Roane (1762-1822) — Born in Tappahannock, Essex County, Va., April 4, 1762. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1783-84; member of Virginia Governor's Council, 1785-86; Judge, Virginia Court of Appeals, 1794-1822; died in office 1822. Presbyterian. Scottish ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Warm Springs, Bath County, Va., September 4, 1822 (age 60 years, 153 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Bath County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Roane and Judith (Ball) Roane; married 1787 to Anne Henry (1767-1799; daughter of Patrick Henry (1736-1799)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Roane County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Breckinridge (1763-1833) — of Virginia. Born near Fincastle, Botetourt County, Va., March 7, 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1789-1802, 1806-08, 1819-21, 1823-24; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1809-17 (4th District 1809-11, 5th District 1811-13, 4th District 1813-15, 5th District 1815-17); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Slaveowner. Died in Botetourt County, Va., May 13, 1833 (age 70 years, 67 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Botetourt County, Va.
  Relatives: Half-brother of Robert Breckinridge; brother of John Breckinridge; second great-granduncle of John Bayne Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown (1757-1837), Francis Smith Preston and James Brown.
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Walker-Helm-Lincoln-Brown family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Jabez Leftwich (1765-1855) — of Liberty (now Bedford), Bedford County, Va. Born in Bedford County, Va., September 22, 1765. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1801; U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 1821-25; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1830. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., June 22, 1855 (age 89 years, 273 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Augustine Leftwich (1712-1795) and Mary (Moxley) Leftwich (1718-1777); married to Delilah Stoval (1768-1846); great-granduncle of John William Leftwich (1826-1870).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836) — also known as Francis Preston — of Virginia. Born in Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va., August 2, 1765. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1788-89, 1816-20; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1793-97; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-14; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Slaveowner. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., May 26, 1836 (age 70 years, 298 days). Interment at Aspenvale Cemetery, Seven Mile Ford, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Preston (1729-1783) and Susanna (Smith) Preston (1740-1823); brother of James Patton Preston (1774-1853) and Letitia Preston (1776-1852; who married John Floyd); married, January 10, 1793, to Sarah Buchanan Campbell (1778-1846; daughter of William Campbell; niece of Patrick Henry); father of William Campbell Preston, John Smith Preston and Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston (1818-1852; who married Wade Hampton III); uncle of James McDowell, William Ballard Preston, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd and William Preston (1816-1887); grandfather of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown, James Breckinridge and James Brown; first cousin of John Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin thrice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Brown (1766-1835) — of Kentucky; New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., September 11, 1766. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1791; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1792-96; secretary of Orleans Territory, 1804; U.S. Attorney for Louisiana, 1805-08; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1813-17, 1819-23; resigned 1823; U.S. Minister to France, 1823-29. Slaveowner. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 7, 1835 (age 68 years, 208 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Brown and Margaret (Preston) Brown; brother of John Brown; married to Ann Hart; cousin *** of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836).
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Desha (1768-1842) — of Mayslick, Mason County, Ky. Born in Monroe County, Pa., December 9, 1768. Democrat. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1797; member of Kentucky state senate, 1803; U.S. Representative from Kentucky, 1807-19 (6th District 1807-13, at-large 1813-15, 4th District 1815-19); Governor of Kentucky, 1824-28. Slaveowner. Died in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., October 12, 1842 (age 73 years, 307 days). Interment at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Robert Desha; grandfather of Issa Desha (who married William Campbell Preston Breckinridge); great-grandfather of Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
William H. Cabell William Henry Cabell (1772-1853) — also known as William H. Cabell — of Virginia. Born in Cumberland County, Va., December 16, 1772. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1796-1805; Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1800, 1804; Governor of Virginia, 1805-08; state court judge in Virginia, 1808-11; Judge, Virginia Court of Appeals, 1830-51. Died in Richmond, Va., January 12, 1853 (age 80 years, 27 days). Interment at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Col. Nicholas Cabell (1750-1803) and Hannah (Carrington) Cabell (1751-1817); married 1795 to Elizabeth Cabell (1774-1801; his first cousin); married 1805 to Agnes Sarah Bell Gamble (1783-1863; sister-in-law of William Wirt); father of Edward Carrington Cabell; nephew of William Cabell and Paul Carrington; first cousin of William Cabell Jr.; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862) and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), William Lewis Cabell, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., George Craighead Cabell and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin thrice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Benjamin Earl Cabell, Carter Henry Harrison II, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin four times removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin once removed of Cameron Erskine Thom; second cousin twice removed of Erskine Mayo Ross.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cabell County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Huntington Through Seventy-Five Years (1947)
  Peter Buell Porter (1773-1844) — also known as Peter B. Porter — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., August 4, 1773. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1801-02, 1828 (Ontario and Steuben counties 1801-02, Erie County 1828); U.S. Representative from New York, 1809-13, 1815-16 (15th District 1809-13, 21st District 1815-16); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; fought a duel with Gen. Alexander Smyth; secretary of state of New York, 1815-16; candidate for Governor of New York, 1817; U.S. Secretary of War, 1828-29. Slaveowner. Died in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., March 20, 1844 (age 70 years, 229 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Porter (1730-1825) and Abigail (Buell) Porter (1734-1797); brother of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849); married, October 16, 1818, to Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; daughter of John Breckinridge; sister of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; widow of Alfred William Grayson); father of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); uncle of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872) and Peter Buell Porter Jr.; grandfather of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant; first cousin thrice removed of Frederick Dent Grant and Ulysses Simpson Grant Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin thrice removed of Asa H. Otis and Alvred Bayard Nettleton; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Frederick Webster, Lovel Davis Parmelee and Theron Ephron Catlin; third cousin of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin once removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Scudder, Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Abijah Blodget and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Jabez Williams Huntington, Abiel Case, Samuel George Andrews, Harrison Blodget, John Hall Brockway, Jairus Case, Lorenzo Burrows, Norman A. Phelps, Anson Levi Holcomb, George Smith Catlin, Waitman Thomas Willey, Lyman Trumbull, William Dean Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, William Gleason Jr., Almon Case, James Phelps, Robert Coit Jr., Samuel Lathrop Bronson, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and Allen Jacob Holcomb; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Creighton Stratton, Edmund Holcomb, Ira Chandler Backus, Calvin Tilden Hulburd, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, Charles Jenkins Hayden, John Leake Newbold Stratton, Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin, Judson B. Phelps, Edwin Carpenter Pinney, Timothy E. Griswold, Erskine Mason Phelps, William Walter Phelps, William Patrick Willey, Charles A. Hungerford, Walter Harrison Blodget, William Barret Ridgely, George Harrison Hall, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, Phineas Orange Small, Clement Phineas Kellogg, William Brainard Coit, Lafayette Blanchard Gleason (1863-1937), Arthur Eugene Parmelee, Austin Eugene Lathrop and Hiram Bingham; fourth cousin of Samuel H. Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of Leonard White, William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Eli Thacher Hoyt, Nathaniel Huntington, Caleb Scudder, James Huntington, Charles Phelps Huntington, John Arnold Rockwell, Elisha Mills Huntington, Henry Titus Backus, Bailey Frye Adams and Henry Joel Scudder.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Patton Preston (1774-1853) — also known as James P. Preston — of Richmond, Va. Born in Montgomery County, Va., June 21, 1774. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; crippled by injuries received in the war; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1816; Governor of Virginia, 1816-19; postmaster at Richmond, Va., 1824-37. Died in Montgomery County, Va., May 4, 1853 (age 78 years, 317 days). Interment at Preston Cemetery at Smithfield Plantation, Blacksburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Preston and Susanna (Smith) Preston (1740-1823); brother of Francis Smith Preston and Letitia Preston (1776-1852; who married John Floyd); married to Ann Barraud Taylor (1778-1861); father of William Ballard Preston; uncle of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd; granduncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-granduncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of John Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); first cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin thrice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Preston County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred William Grayson (1780-1810) — of Fayette County, Ky. Born in Prince William County, Va., April 16, 1780. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1809. Died October 10, 1810 (age 30 years, 177 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Grayson and Eleanor (Smallwood) Grayson (1744-1789); married, October 28, 1804, to Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; daughter of John Breckinridge; sister of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; later married to Peter Buell Porter); nephew of William Smallwood; great-granduncle of Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin of Beverly Robinson Grayson; first cousin thrice removed of John Brady Grayson; second cousin of James Monroe (1758-1831); second cousin once removed of Thomas Bell Monroe and James Monroe (1799-1870); second cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Victor Monroe; second cousin four times removed of Theodore Douglas Robinson (1883-1934), Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro and Corinne Robinson Alsop; second cousin five times removed of Corinne A. Chubb and John deKoven Alsop; third cousin of Samuel Nicholls Smallwood; third cousin thrice removed of James Lester Smallwood.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Douglas Breckinridge (1781-1849) — of Kentucky. Born in Woodville, Jefferson County, Ky., 1781. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1809-11; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1821-23; defeated, 1822. Slaveowner. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 6, 1849 (age about 67 years). Original interment at St. John's Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; reinterment in 1867 at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Breckinridge (1752-1801) and Jane (Buchanan) Breckinridge (1759-1812); half-brother of John Floyd; married to Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; sister of Frederick William Spence Grayson and Peter William Grayson); married 1832 to Lucy Fry Speed (1811-1893); nephew of John Breckinridge; uncle of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Preston, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935), Henry Skillman Breckinridge and Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr.; second cousin once removed of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; third cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell and John Smith Preston.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Thomas Hart Benton Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) — also known as "Old Bullion" — of Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn.; St. Louis, Mo. Born near Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C., March 14, 1782. Lawyer; newspaper editor; member of Tennessee state senate, 1809; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1821-51; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1853-55; Benton Democrat candidate for Governor of Missouri, 1856. Fought a duel with Andrew Jackson, who later became a political ally. In April, 1850, he caused a scandal with his attempt to assault Sen. Henry Stuart Foote, of Mississippi, during debate on the Senate floor; he was restrained by other senators. Foote had a cocked pistol in his hand and undoubtedly would have shot him. Slaveowner. Died in Washington, D.C., April 10, 1858 (age 76 years, 27 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Jesse Benton and Ann (Gooch) Benton; married 1821 to Elizabeth McDowell (1794-1854; sister of James McDowell); father of Jessie Benton (who married John Charles Frémont); uncle of Thomas Hart Benton Jr. (1816-1879); granduncle of Maecenas Eason Benton.
  Political family: Benton family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Benton counties in Ark., Ind., Iowa, Minn., Ore. and Wash. are named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $100 gold certificate in the 1880s to 1920s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  John Floyd (1783-1837) — of Newbern, Pulaski County, Va. Born in Jefferson County, Ky., April 24, 1783. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1810; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1817-29 (5th District 1817-21, 20th District 1821-29); Governor of Virginia, 1830-34; received 11 electoral votes for President, 1832. Slaveowner. Died in Sweetsprings, Monroe County, Va (now W.Va.), August 17, 1837 (age 54 years, 115 days). Interment at Lewis Family Cemetery, Sweetsprings, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Floyd (1750-1783) and Sallie Jane (Buchanan) Floyd (1759-1812); half-brother of James Douglas Breckinridge; married 1804 to Letitia Preston (1776-1852; sister of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston); father of John Buchanan Floyd (1806-1863) and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin twice removed of Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr..
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Johnston family of Abingdon, Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Floyd County, Ind. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick William Spence Grayson (1786-1827) — also known as Frederick W. S. Grayson — of Kentucky. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., October 10, 1786. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Kentucky state attorney general, 1825. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 27, 1827 (age 41 years, 17 days). Original interment at City Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; reinterment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grayson (1761-1833) and Caroline Malinda (Taylor) Grayson (1765-1830); brother of Peter William Grayson (1788-1838) and Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; who married James Douglas Breckinridge); married to Sallie Ward (1788-1880).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Roane (1787-1845) — also known as William H. Roane — of Virginia. Born in Virginia, September 17, 1787. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-15; U.S. Representative from Virginia 22nd District, 1815-17; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1837-41. Slaveowner. Died in Tree Hill, Henrico County, Va., May 11, 1845 (age 57 years, 236 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Hanover County, Va.
  Relatives: Grandson of Patrick Henry (1736-1799).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter William Grayson (1788-1838) — also known as Peter W. Grayson; Peter Wagener Grayson — of Texas. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., 1788. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Goliad, 1835; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1836, 1837; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1838. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, at Bean Station, Grainger County, Tenn., July 9, 1838 (age about 50 years). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grayson (1761-1833) and Caroline Malinda (Taylor) Grayson (1765-1830); brother of Frederick William Spence Grayson and Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; who married James Douglas Breckinridge (1781-1849)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Grayson County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1788-1823) — also known as Cabell Breckinridge — of Kentucky. Born in Albemarle County, Va., July 24, 1788. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1817-18; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1820-23; died in office 1823. Presbyterian. Died in an epidemic, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., September 1, 1823 (age 35 years, 39 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Ky.; reinterment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Breckinridge and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Brecinridge (1769-1858); brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; married to Mary Clay Smith (1787-1864); father of John Cabell Breckinridge (who married Mary Cyrene Burch); uncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; granduncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin once removed of William Cabell Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell, James Patton Preston, Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "The Righteous Shall Be In Everlasting Remembrance."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Walter Coles (1790-1857) — of Virginia. Born in Coles Ferry, Halifax County, Va., December 8, 1790. Democrat. Member of Virginia state legislature, 1830; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1835-45 (4th District 1835-37, 3rd District 1837-39, 4th District 1839-41, 6th District 1841-43, 3rd District 1843-45). Slaveowner. Died near Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Va., November 9, 1857 (age 66 years, 336 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Pittsylvania County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Coles (1747-1813).
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
George McDuffie George McDuffie (1790-1851) — of Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C. Born in Columbia County, Ga., August 10, 1790. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1818-20; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1821-34 (6th District 1821-23, 5th District 1823-34); Governor of South Carolina, 1834-36; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1842-46. Slaveowner. Died in Sumter District (now Sumter County), S.C., March 11, 1851 (age 60 years, 213 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Sumter County, S.C.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Singleton McDuffie (1830-1874; who married Wade Hampton III (1818-1902)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Richardson-Manning family of South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  McDuffie County, Ga. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  Wade Hampton (1791-1858) — of Richland District (now Richland County), S.C. Born in Richland District (now Richland County), S.C., April 21, 1791. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; planter; member of South Carolina state senate from Richland, 1826-29. Slaveowner. Died in Mississippi, February 9, 1858 (age 66 years, 294 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Hampton and Harriet (Flud) Hampton (1768-1794); brother of Caroline Martha Hampton (1807-1883; who married John Smith Preston) and Susan Frances Hampton (1816-1845; who married John Laurence Manning (1816-1889)); married, March 6, 1817, to Ann Fitzsimons (died 1833); father of Wade Hampton III.
  Political families: Richardson-Manning family of South Carolina; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Valentine Wood Southall (1793-1861) — of Albemarle County, Va. Born in Goochland County, Va., 1793. Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861. Died in Charlottesville, Va., August 22, 1861 (age about 68 years). Interment somewhere in Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Father of Stephen Valentine Southall (1830-1913); grandnephew of Patrick Henry; second cousin of William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; second cousin once removed of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second cousin twice removed of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge.
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862) — also known as Benjamin W. S. Cabell — of Danville, Va. Born in Buckingham County, Va., May 10, 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1820; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1829-30. Died in Pittsylvania County, Va., March 19, 1862 (age 68 years, 313 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, Danville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Pocahontas Rebecca (Bolling) Cabell (1754-1803) and Joseph Cabell (1762-1831); married 1816 to Sarah Epes 'Sallie' Doswell (1802-1874; sister-in-law of Collin Buckner); father of William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; grandfather of Benjamin Earl Cabell (1858-1931); grandnephew of William Cabell; great-grandfather of Earle Cabell; great-granduncle of Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of William Cabell Jr., William Henry Cabell, John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin thrice removed of Henry De La Warr Flood and Joel West Flood; first cousin four times removed of Harry Flood Byrd; first cousin five times removed of Harry Flood Byrd Jr.; second cousin of Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke and John William Leftwich; second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Beverley Randolph and Edith Wilson; third cousin once removed of Martha Jefferson Randolph, John Wayles Eppes and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Jones Hardeman, Bailey Hardeman, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Douglass Townshend Bolling.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Campbell Preston (1794-1860) — also known as William C. Preston — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 27, 1794. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1828-34; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1833-42; resigned 1842. President of South Carolina College 1845-51. Slaveowner. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., May 22, 1860 (age 65 years, 147 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Smith Preston and Sarah Buchanan (Campbell) Preston (1778-1846); brother of John Smith Preston and Margaret Buchanan Preston Preston (1818-1852; who married Wade Hampton III); married to Missouri Maria Coalter; nephew of James Patton Preston; uncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; grandnephew of Patrick Henry (1736-1799); granduncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Valentine Wood Southall and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Stephen Valentine Southall; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James McDowell (1795-1851) — of Rockbridge County, Va. Born in Rockbridge County, Va., October 13, 1795. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1831-35, 1838; Governor of Virginia, 1843-46; U.S. Representative from Virginia 11th District, 1846-51. Slaveowner. Died in Rockbridge County, Va., August 24, 1851 (age 55 years, 315 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Preston) McDowell (1767-1841) and James McDowell (1770-1835); brother of Elizabeth McDowell (1794-1854; who married Thomas Hart Benton); married to Susan Preston (1800-1847); father of Sally McDowell (who married Francis Thomas); nephew of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston (1774-1853); grandson of William Preston; first cousin of William Campbell Preston, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925) and William Henry Prague; third cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  McDowell County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Thomas (1799-1876) — of Frederick, Frederick County, Md.; Frankville, Garrett County, Md. Born in Frederick County, Md., February 3, 1799. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1822, 1827-29; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1829; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1831-41, 1861-69 (4th District 1831-33, 7th District 1833-35, 6th District 1835-41, 5th District 1861-63, 4th District 1863-69); Governor of Maryland, 1842-45; delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1850; U.S. Minister to Peru, 1872-75. Episcopalian. Slaveowner. Killed by a locomotive while walking on railroad tracks near Frankville, Garrett County, Md., January 22, 1876 (age 76 years, 353 days). Interment at St. Mark's Apostolic Church Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Thomas and Eleanor (McGill) Thomas; married to Sally McDowell (daughter of James McDowell (1795-1851)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Benton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871) — of Kentucky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., March 8, 1800. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1825-28; ordained minister; president, Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1845-47; Kentucky superintendent of public instruction, 1849-53; candidate for delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., December 22, 1871 (age 71 years, 289 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Breckinridge and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Breckinridge (1769-1858); brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married, March 11, 1823, to Ann Sophronisba Preston (1803-1844); married, April 1, 1847, to Virginia Hart Shelby (1809-1859); married, November 5, 1868, to Margaret F. White; father of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; uncle of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; granduncle of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin once removed of William Cabell Jr., William Henry Cabell, James Patton Preston, Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862) — of Texas. Born in Washington, Mason County, Ky., February 2, 1803. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; wounded in a duel with Texas Gen. Felix Huston, Februay 7, 1837; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1838-40; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Shot and killed while leading his forces at the Battle of Shiloh, Hardin County, Tenn., April 6, 1862 (age 59 years, 63 days). He was the highest-ranking officer on either side killed during the war. Original interment at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans, La.; reinterment in 1867 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.; statue at South Mall, University of Texas, Austin, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. John Johnston and Abigail (Harris) Johnston; half-brother of Josiah Stoddard Johnston; married 1829 to Henrietta Preston (sister of William Preston); married 1843 to Eliza Griffin; grandfather of Henrietta Preston Johnston (who married Henry St. George Tucker (1853-1932)).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Johnston-Preston family of Kentucky and Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Politician named for him: Albert S. J. Lehr
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Hart Clay (1803-1871) — also known as Thomas H. Clay — of Kentucky. Born in Fayette County, Ky., September 22, 1803. Farmer; U.S. Minister to Nicaragua, 1863; Honduras, 1863. Died near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., March 18, 1871 (age 67 years, 177 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Lucretia (Hart) Clay (1781-1864); brother of Henry Clay Jr. and James Brown Clay; married, October 5, 1837, to Maria Russell Mentelle (1806-1891); father of Lucretia Clay (1839-1860; who married William Campbell Preston Breckinridge); nephew of Porter Clay; uncle of Henry Clay (1849-1884); first cousin twice removed of Matthew Clay (1754-1815) and Green Clay; second cousin once removed of Matthew Clay (c.1795-1827), Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay; third cousin of Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); third cousin once removed of Clement Comer Clay; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; third cousin thrice removed of Archer Woodford; fourth cousin of Clement Claiborne Clay Jr..
  Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Ballard Preston (1805-1862) — of Virginia. Born in Montgomery County, Va., November 25, 1805. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1830-32, 1844-45; member of Virginia state senate, 1840-44; U.S. Representative from Virginia 12th District, 1847-49; U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1849-50; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862; died in office 1862. Slaveowner. Died in Montgomery County, Va., November 16, 1862 (age 56 years, 356 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of James Patton Preston; nephew of Francis Smith Preston; cousin by marriage of Waller Redd Staples (1826-1897); distant cousin *** of Walter Preston.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Staples family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Buchanan Floyd (1806-1863) — also known as John B. Floyd — of Virginia. Born in Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Va., June 1, 1806. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1847-48; Governor of Virginia, 1849-52; U.S. Secretary of War, 1857-60; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died near Abingdon, Washington County, Va., August 26, 1863 (age 57 years, 86 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery, Abingdon, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Letitia (Preston) Floyd (1776-1852) and John Floyd; brother of George Rogers Clark Floyd; married to Sarah 'Sally' Preston (1802-1879); adoptive father of Eliza M. Johnston (who married Robert William Hughes); nephew of Francis Smith Preston, James Patton Preston and James Douglas Breckinridge; grandson of William Preston; first cousin of William Campbell Preston (1794-1860), James McDowell and John Smith Preston; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS John B. Floyd (built 1942 at Richmond, California; scrapped 1965) was named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Smith Preston (1809-1881) — also known as John S. Preston — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., April 20, 1809. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state senate, 1848-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1860; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Richland, 1861-62; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., May 1, 1881 (age 72 years, 11 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Smith Preston and Sarah Buchanan (Campbell) Preston (1778-1846); brother of William Campbell Preston (1794-1860); married, April 28, 1830, to Caroline Martha Hampton (1807-1883; daughter of Wade Hampton (1752-1835); sister of Wade Hampton (1791-1858); aunt of Wade Hampton III); nephew of James Patton Preston; uncle of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; grandnephew of Patrick Henry; granduncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Valentine Wood Southall and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Stephen Valentine Southall; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); third cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Rogers Clark Floyd (1810-1895) — also known as George R. C. Floyd — of Logan County, W.Va. Born in Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Va., September 10, 1810. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Logan County; elected 1872. Died in Logan County, W.Va., May 7, 1895 (age 84 years, 239 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Floyd; brother of John Buchanan Floyd; nephew of Francis Smith Preston, James Patton Preston and James Douglas Breckinridge; grandson of William Preston; first cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell and John Smith Preston; first cousin once removed of John Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935) and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) and Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edward Carrington Cabell (1816-1896) — also known as Edward C. Cabell — of Jefferson County, Fla.; Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Richmond, Va., February 5, 1816. Lawyer; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Jefferson County, 1838-39; U.S. Representative from Florida, 1845-46, 1847-53 (at-large 1845-46, 1847-51, 1st District 1851-53); colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state senate 32nd District, 1879-82. Slaveowner. Died in St. Louis, Mo., February 28, 1896 (age 80 years, 23 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Cabell and Agnes Sarah Bell (Gamble) Cabell (1783-1863); married to Anna Marie Wilcox (1830-1873); grandnephew of William Cabell and Paul Carrington; first cousin once removed of William Cabell Jr. and John Wirt Randall; first cousin twice removed of Hannah Parker Lowndes; second cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862) and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), William Lewis Cabell, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., George Craighead Cabell and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second cousin twice removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Benjamin Earl Cabell, Carter Henry Harrison II, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of Cameron Erskine Thom; third cousin once removed of Erskine Mayo Ross.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Preston (1816-1887) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 16, 1816. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Kentucky, 1839 (speaker); colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1850, 1868-69; member of Kentucky state senate, 1851-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1852-55; defeated, 1854; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856, 1880 (speaker); U.S. Minister to Spain, 1859-61; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Slaveowner. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 21, 1887 (age 70 years, 340 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Henrietta Preston (who married Albert Sidney Johnston); nephew of Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836); grandfather of Preston Davie (who married May Preston Davie).
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  John Laurence Manning (1816-1889) — also known as John L. Manning — of Fulton, Clarendon District (now Clarendon County), S.C. Born in Clarendon District (now Clarendon County), S.C., January 29, 1816. Democrat. Planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1842-46, 1865-67; member of South Carolina state senate, 1846-52, 1861-65, 1878 (Clarendon 1846-52, 1861-65, Clarendon County 1878); resigned 1852, 1865; Presidential Elector for South Carolina, 1848, 1856, 1884; Governor of South Carolina, 1852-54; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Clarendon, 1860-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1868. Episcopalian. Member, Odd Fellows; Society of the Cincinnati; Grange. Slaveowner. Died in Camden, Kershaw County, S.C., October 29, 1889 (age 73 years, 273 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Irvine Manning (1789-1836) and Elizabeth Peyre (Richardson) Manning (1794-1873); brother of Richard Irvine Manning (1817-1861); married, April 11, 1838, to Susan Frances Hampton (1816-1845; daughter of Wade Hampton (1752-1835); sister of Wade Hampton (1791-1858); aunt of Wade Hampton III); married 1848 to Sallie Bland Clarke (died 1884); nephew of John Peter Richardson (1801-1864); uncle of Richard Irvine Manning (1859-1931); grandnephew of Richard Richardson Jr. and James Burchill Richardson; great-grandson of Richard Richardson; first cousin of John Peter Richardson (1831-1899); first cousin once removed of William McDonald and Edward Richardson Jr.; second cousin twice removed of James Haselden Manning; second cousin thrice removed of James Douglass Manning.
  Political families: Richardson-Manning family of South Carolina; Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
Wade Hampton Wade Hampton III (1818-1902) — also known as "Savior of South Carolina" — of Columbia, Richland County, S.C.; Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 28, 1818. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state senate, 1858; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Governor of South Carolina, 1876-79; defeated, 1865; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1879-91; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1880; U.S. Railroad Commissioner, 1893-97. Episcopalian. Awarded the Confederate Medal of Honor by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Lost a leg in an accident in 1878. Slaveowner. Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., April 11, 1902 (age 84 years, 14 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.; statue at State House Grounds, Columbia, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Wade Hampton (1791-1858) and Ann (FitzSimons) Hampton; married, October 10, 1838, to Margaret Buchanan Frances Preston (1818-1852; daughter of Francis Smith Preston; sister of William Campbell Preston (1794-1860)); married 1858 to Mary Singleton McDuffie (1830-1874; daughter of George McDuffie); nephew of Caroline Martha Hampton (1807-1883; who married John Smith Preston) and Susan Frances Hampton (1816-1845; who married John Laurence Manning); grandson of Wade Hampton (1752-1835).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hampton County, S.C. is named for him.
  The town of Hampton, South Carolina, is named for him.  — Wade Hampton High School (built 1960, rebuilt 2006), in Greenville, South Carolina, is named for him.  — The Wade Hampton State Office Building (opened 1940), in Columbia, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Wade Hampton: Walter Brian Cisco, Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman
  Image source: William C. Roberts, Leading Orators (1884)
  Walter Preston (1819-1867) — of Virginia. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., 1819. Candidate for Virginia state attorney general, 1857; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64. Died in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., 1867 (age about 48 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Distant cousin *** of William Ballard Preston (1805-1862).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Staples family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Reuben Handy Meriwether (b. 1820) — also known as R. H. Meriwether — of Decatur, Macon County, Ill. Born in Howard County, Md., June 20, 1820. Mayor of Decatur, Ill., 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Beale Dorsey Meriweather (1786-1836) and Maria (Handy) Meriweather (1795-1847); married, December 3, 1846, to Hester Austin; first cousin twice removed of David Meriwether (1755-1822) and James Meriwether (1755-1817); second cousin once removed of Meriwether Lewis, James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; third cousin of George Rockingham Gilmer and Frances Meriwether (1848-1940; who married Anson Rainey); third cousin twice removed of Daniel Carroll, Charles Carroll of Carrollton and Theodorick Bland; fourth cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker and Levin Irving Handy (1861-1922).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Lee-Randolph family; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Cabell Breckinridge (1821-1875) — also known as John C. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 16, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1849-51; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1851-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856; Vice President of the United States, 1857-61; Southern Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 1860; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1861; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Confederate Secretary of War, 1865. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Expelled from the U.S. Senate on December 4, 1861 for his participation in the Confederate military. Fled to Cuba at the end of the war, and lived in England and Canada until 1869. Slaveowner. Died, from lung disease and liver cirrhosis, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., May 17, 1875 (age 54 years, 121 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Clay (Smith) Breckinridge (1787-1864) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married 1840 to Elizabeth Lucas (1825-1889); married, December 12, 1843, to Mary Cyrene Burch; father of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Witherspoon; great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Cabell Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Breckenridge, Missouri, is named for him.  — The city of Breckenridge, Colorado, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John C. Breckinridge (built 1943 at Savannah, Georgia; scrapped 1960) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — BillionGraves burial record — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about John C. Breckinridge: William C. Davis, An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government — Frank Hopkins Heck, Proud Kentuckian, John C. Breckinridge, 1821-1875 — William C. Davis, Breckinridge : Statesman, Soldier, Symbol
  Robert William Hughes (1821-1901) — of Virginia. Born in Powhatan County, Va., January 16, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1871-73; candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1873; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1874-98; retired 1898. In a duel in 1869, he shot and wounded William E. Cameron. Died near Abingdon, Washington County, Va., December 10, 1901 (age 80 years, 328 days). Interment at Sinking Spring Cemetery, Abingdon, Va.
  Relatives: Married 1850 to Eliza M. Johnston (adoptive daughter of John Buchanan Floyd (1806-1863); niece of Joseph Eggleston Johnston); father of Robert Morton Hughes.
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Johnston family of Abingdon, Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Carter Henry Harrison (1825-1893) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 15, 1825. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 2nd District, 1875-79; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1879-87, 1893; died in office 1893; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1880, 1884; candidate for Governor of Illinois, 1884. Slaveowner. Shot and killed at his home, by Patrick Eugene Prendergast, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., October 28, 1893 (age 68 years, 255 days). Prendergast, who was defended by famed trial lawyer Clarence Darrow, was tried for murder, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Carter Henry Harrison (1796-1825) and Caroline Evaline (Russell) Harrison (1797-1875); married to Sophonisba Grayson Preston (1833-1876; great-grandniece of William Smallwood); father of Carter Henry Harrison II; grandson of William Russell (1758-1825); great-grandson of William Russell (1735-1793); great-grandnephew of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) and William Cabell; second great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862) and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Jefferson, Carter Bassett Harrison, William Cabell Jr., William Henry Cabell and William Henry Harrison (1773-1841); first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland, Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) and Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), William Lewis Cabell, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., George Craighead Cabell and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of Martha Jefferson Randolph, Dabney Carr, John Scott Harrison, Edward Carrington Cabell, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Benjamin Earl Cabell, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, George Nicholas, Beverley Randolph, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas, John Randolph of Roanoke and Earle Cabell; third cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, John William Leftwich and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); third cousin once removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), Henry St. George Tucker, Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857), Stanley Matthews, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Russell Benjamin Harrison and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin twice removed of Burwell Bassett, John Gardner Coolidge, Edith Wilson and William Henry Harrison (1896-1990); third cousin thrice removed of Charles Carroll of Carrollton; fourth cousin of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Peter Myndert Dox, Edmund Randolph and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of John Wayles Eppes, Fitzhugh Lee, Connally Findlay Trigg, John Augustine Marshall, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Harry Bartow Hawes, William Welby Beverley and James Harlan Cleveland Jr..
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Robert E. Burke
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John William Leftwich (1826-1870) — also known as John W. Leftwich — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Liberty (now Bedford), Bedford County, Va., September 7, 1826. Democrat. Merchant; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 8th District, 1866-67; mayor of Memphis, Tenn., 1868-69, 1869-70. Died in Lynchburg, Va., March 6, 1870 (age 43 years, 180 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Joel Leftwich (1801-1866) and Mary L. (Thorpe) Leftwich (1809-1857); married, December 17, 1854, to Gertrude Aurelia Wendle (1832-1908); great-grandnephew of Jabez Leftwich; second cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; third cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), William Lewis Cabell, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., George Craighead Cabell and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; third cousin once removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Benjamin Earl Cabell (1858-1931), Carter Henry Harrison II, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; third cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Waller Redd Staples (1826-1897) — of Virginia. Born in Patrick Court House (now Stuart), Patrick County, Va., February 24, 1826. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1853-54; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; justice of Virginia state supreme court, 1870-82. Died in Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Va., August 20, 1897 (age 71 years, 177 days). Interment at Fair View Cemetery, Roanoke, Va.
  Relatives: Brother of Samuel Granville Staples; cousin by marriage of William Ballard Preston; second cousin once removed of John Norman Staples (1846-1920).
  Political family: Staples family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mary Breckinridge (1826-1907) — also known as Mary Cyrene Burch — Born in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., August 16, 1826. Second Lady of the United States, 1857-61. Female. Died in Bronx, New York County (now Bronx County), N.Y., October 8, 1907 (age 81 years, 53 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Clifton Rodes Burch and Althea (Viley) Burch; married, December 12, 1843, to John Cabell Breckinridge (son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1788-1823); grandson of John Breckinridge); mother of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  William Lewis Cabell (1827-1911) — also known as "Old Tige" — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Danville, Va., January 1, 1827. Democrat. General in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1874-76, 1877-79, 1883-85; defeated, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1884, 1892. Member, United Confederate Veterans. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., February 22, 1911 (age 84 years, 52 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862) and Sarah Epes (Doswell) Cabell (1802-1874); brother of George Craighead Cabell; father of Benjamin Earl Cabell; nephew of Martha Doswell (1794-1877; who married Collin Buckner); grandfather of Earle Cabell; great-grandnephew of William Cabell; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Cabell Jr., William Henry Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of Edward Carrington Cabell, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin twice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry De La Warr Flood and Joel West Flood; second cousin thrice removed of Theodorick Bland, Beverley Randolph and Harry Flood Byrd; second cousin four times removed of Harry Flood Byrd Jr.; third cousin of John William Leftwich; third cousin once removed of Edith Wilson; third cousin twice removed of Martha Jefferson Randolph, John Wayles Eppes and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864) — also known as Peter A. Porter — of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Black Rock (now part of Buffalo), Erie County, N.Y., July 17, 1827. Member of New York state assembly from Niagara County 2nd District, 1862; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Episcopalian. Killed by enemy gunshot while leading troops in battle, Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Va., June 3, 1864 (age 36 years, 322 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Buell Porter and Letitia Preston (Breckinridge) Porter (1786-1831); married, March 30, 1852, to Mary Cabell Breckinridge (1826-1854; granddaughter of John Breckinridge); married, November 9, 1859, to Josephine Morris (1832-1892); father of Peter Augustus Porter; nephew of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter Jr., John Cabell Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Cabell Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Edward Carrington Cabell, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Frederick Dent Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant Jr. and Earle Cabell; second cousin thrice removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin of John William Leftwich; third cousin once removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Scudder, Asa H. Otis and Alvred Bayard Nettleton; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Frederick Webster, Lovel Davis Parmelee and Theron Ephron Catlin; fourth cousin of Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Abijah Blodget and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel H. Huntington, Jabez Williams Huntington, Abiel Case, Samuel George Andrews, Harrison Blodget, John Hall Brockway, Jairus Case, Lorenzo Burrows, Norman A. Phelps, Anson Levi Holcomb, George Smith Catlin, Waitman Thomas Willey, Lyman Trumbull, William Dean Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, William Gleason Jr., Almon Case, James Phelps, Robert Coit Jr., Samuel Lathrop Bronson, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and Allen Jacob Holcomb.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stephen Valentine Southall (1830-1913) — also known as S. V. Southall — of Charlottesville, Va. Born in Charlottesville, Va., April 27, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1876; delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Virginia, 1896. Died in Lynchburg, Va., March 20, 1913 (age 82 years, 327 days). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Valentine Wood Southall and Martha (Cocke) Southall (1799-1874); married, February 8, 1866, to Emily Gordon Voss (1838-1902); great-grandnephew of Patrick Henry; second cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; third cousin of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; third cousin once removed of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935) and Henry Skillman Breckinridge.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. (1833-1915) — also known as Robert J. Breckinridge, Jr. — of Kentucky. Born in Baltimore, Md., September 14, 1833. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; common pleas court judge in Kentucky, 1876. Died March 13, 1915 (age 81 years, 180 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge and Ann Sophonisba (Preston) Breckinridge (1803-1844); brother of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; nephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; uncle of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; grandnephew of James Patton Preston; great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of William Cabell Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of Valentine Wood Southall, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich and Stephen Valentine Southall.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Craighead Cabell (1836-1906) — also known as George C. Cabell — of Danville, Va. Born in Danville, Va., January 25, 1836. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1875-87. Died in Baltimore, Md., June 23, 1906 (age 70 years, 149 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell and Sarah Epes (Doswell) Cabell (1802-1874); brother of William Lewis Cabell; married to Mary Harrison Baird (1838-1891); nephew of Martha Doswell (1794-1877; who married Collin Buckner); uncle of Benjamin Earl Cabell; granduncle of Earle Cabell; great-grandnephew of William Cabell; first cousin once removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); first cousin twice removed of William Cabell Jr., William Henry Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of Edward Carrington Cabell, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin twice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry De La Warr Flood and Joel West Flood; second cousin thrice removed of Theodorick Bland, Beverley Randolph and Harry Flood Byrd; second cousin four times removed of Harry Flood Byrd Jr.; third cousin of John William Leftwich; third cousin once removed of Edith Wilson; third cousin twice removed of Martha Jefferson Randolph, John Wayles Eppes and Henry St. George Tucker; fourth cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1837-1904) — also known as William C. P. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Baltimore, Md., August 28, 1837. Democrat. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1876, 1880; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1885-95; defeated (Gold Democratic), 1896. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. In 1894, he was successfully sued for breach of promise by a former mistress; he acknowledged the affair, affair, but the scandal ended his political career. Slaveowner. Died, of apoplexy, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 18, 1904 (age 67 years, 82 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge and Ann Sophonisba (Preston) Breckinridge (1803-1844); brother of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr.; married, March 17, 1859, to Lucretia Hart Clay (1839-1860; daughter of Thomas Hart Clay); married, September 19, 1861, to Issa Desha (1843-1892; granddaughter of Joseph Desha); married to Louisa Rucks (Scott) Wing (1845-1920); father of Desha Breckinridge; nephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; uncle of Levin Irving Handy and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; grandnephew of James Patton Preston; granduncle of John Bayne Breckinridge; great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin once removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, George Rogers Clark Floyd, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of William Cabell Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin once removed of Valentine Wood Southall, Edward Carrington Cabell, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Earle Cabell; third cousin of John William Leftwich and Stephen Valentine Southall.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clifton Rodes Breckinridge (1846-1932) — also known as Clifton R. Breckinridge — of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark.; Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., November 22, 1846. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; planter; U.S. Representative from Arkansas, 1883-89, 1890-95 (at-large 1883-85, 2nd District 1885-89, 1890-95); U.S. Minister to Russia, 1894-97; delegate to Arkansas state constitutional convention, 1917. Died in Wendover, Leslie County, Ky., December 3, 1932 (age 86 years, 11 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Cabell Breckinridge and Mary Breckinridge; married, November 21, 1876, to Catherine B. Carson (1853-1921); grandson of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; grandnephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Breckinridge; second great-grandson of John Witherspoon; second great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin once removed of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925) — also known as Peter A. Porter — of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., October 10, 1853. Banker; newspaper editor; village president of Niagara Falls, New York, 1878; member of New York state assembly from Niagara County 2nd District, 1886-87; U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1907-09. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., December 15, 1925 (age 72 years, 66 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Cabell (Breckinridge) Porter (1826-1854) and Peter Augustus Porter; married 1887 to Alice Adele Taylor (1853-1934); grandson of Peter Buell Porter; grandnephew of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; great-grandson of John Breckinridge; second great-grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; first cousin once removed of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), Peter Buell Porter Jr., John Cabell Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell and James Patton Preston; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin four times removed of Benjamin Huntington; third cousin of Ulysses Simpson Grant, Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Frederick Dent Grant, Ulysses Simpson Grant Jr. and Earle Cabell; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington and Henry Scudder; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Asa H. Otis, Abijah Blodget, Benjamin Nicoll Huntington and Alvred Bayard Nettleton.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Benjamin Earl Cabell (1858-1931) — also known as Ben E. Cabell — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Ark., November 18, 1858. Mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1900-04. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., February 8, 1931 (age 72 years, 82 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Harriette (Rector) Cabell (1827-1887) and William Lewis Cabell; father of Earle Cabell; nephew of George Craighead Cabell; grandson of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., William Campbell Preston Breckinridge and Carter Henry Harrison II; second cousin twice removed of Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin thrice removed of John Randolph of Roanoke; second cousin four times removed of Theodorick Bland and Beverley Randolph; third cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Henry De La Warr Flood and Joel West Flood; third cousin twice removed of Harry Flood Byrd; third cousin thrice removed of Martha Jefferson Randolph, John Wayles Eppes, Henry St. George Tucker and Harry Flood Byrd Jr.; fourth cousin of Edith Wilson.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Carter H. Harrison Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953) — also known as Carter H. Harrison — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 23, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate business; newspaper editor and publisher; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1897-1905, 1911-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1900, 1916, 1920, 1932, 1936; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st Illinois District, 1933-44. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Society of Colonial Wars; Society of the War of 1812; Military Order of the World Wars. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 25, 1953 (age 93 years, 246 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Carter Henry Harrison and Sophonisba Grayson (Preston) Harrison (1833-1876); married to Marguerite Stearns (1858-1887); married, December 14, 1887, to Edith Ogden (1862-1955; author); great-grandson of William Russell (1758-1825); great-grandnephew of Alfred William Grayson and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); second great-grandson of William Russell (1735-1793) and William Grayson; second great-grandnephew of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791), William Cabell and William Smallwood; third great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin twice removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson, Carter Bassett Harrison, William Cabell Jr., William Henry Cabell, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and Beverly Robinson Grayson; first cousin four times removed of Richard Bland, Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) and Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr., William Campbell Preston Breckinridge and Benjamin Earl Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Martha Jefferson Randolph, Dabney Carr, John Scott Harrison and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin thrice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, George Nicholas, Beverley Randolph, James Monroe (1758-1831), Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge, Henry Skillman Breckinridge and Earle Cabell; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, John William Leftwich and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); third cousin twice removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), Henry St. George Tucker, Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857), Thomas Bell Monroe, James Monroe (1799-1870) and Stanley Matthews; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett and Samuel Nicholls Smallwood; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Henry De La Warr Flood, John Brady Grayson, Frederick Madison Roberts and Joel West Flood; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Victor Monroe, Peter Myndert Dox, Edmund Randolph, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, John Gardner Coolidge, Edith Wilson, Harry Flood Byrd and William Henry Harrison (1896-1990).
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Robert E. Burke
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
Levin Irving Handy Levin Irving Handy (1861-1922) — also known as L. Irving Handy — of Newark, New Castle County, Del. Born in Berlin, Worcester County, Md., December 24, 1861. Democrat. School teacher and principal; Kent County Superintendent of Free Schools, 1887-90; lawyer; Delaware Democratic state chair, 1892-96; newspaper editorial writer; lecturer; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1897-99; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1900, 1904 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1908; candidate for Delaware state attorney general, 1904. Died in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., February 3, 1922 (age 60 years, 41 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. William Collins Handy (1835-1909) and Marie (Breckinridge) Handy (1836-1905); married, January 25, 1887, to Mary Corbit Bell (1857-1930); nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell; third cousin thrice removed of Daniel Carroll and Charles Carroll of Carrollton; fourth cousin once removed of Reuben Handy Meriwether.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
Joseph W. Bailey Joseph Weldon Bailey (1862-1929) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey — of Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex.; Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born near Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Miss., October 6, 1862. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1888; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1891-1901; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1901-13; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1904 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1920. Died, from a coronary embolism, in a courtroom while defending a client, in the Grayson County Courthouse, Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., April 13, 1929 (age 66 years, 189 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey (1835-1906) and Harriett Lucinda (Dees) Bailey (1840-1906); married to Ellen Beaty Murray (1859-1926); father of Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr. (1892-1943).
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, August 1902
Robert L. Henry Robert Lee Henry (1864-1931) — also known as Robert L. Henry — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex.; Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in Linden, Cass County, Tex., May 12, 1864. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Texarkana, Tex., 1890-91; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1897-1917 (7th District 1897-1903, 1st District 1903-05, 11th District 1905-17); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business; speaker). Died from the accidental discharge of a pistol, in Houston, Harris County, Tex., July 9, 1931 (age 67 years, 58 days). Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, Tex.
  Relatives: Third great-grandson of Patrick Henry (1736-1799).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
  Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935) — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., August 5, 1867. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; director, the First National Bank of Lexington; director, Fayette Home Telephone Company; director, Phoenix Hotel Company; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920, 1928, 1932. Presbyterian. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., February 18, 1935 (age 67 years, 197 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge and Issa (Desha) Breckinridge (1843-1892); married, November 17, 1898, to Madeline McDowell (1872-1920; social reformer); nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr.; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge, Francis Smith Preston and Joseph Desha; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Levin Irving Handy and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell (1858-1931) and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Our boast of you is that we found you brave."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Prague (1867-1935) — also known as William H. Prague — of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Tex.; Lewisville, Denton County, Tex. Born in Parker County, Tex., November 18, 1867. Carpenter; hotel manager; mayor of Lewisville, Tex., 1931-32. Died in Aubrey, Denton County, Tex., February 17, 1935 (age 67 years, 91 days). Interment at Springtown Cemetery, Springtown, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Grant Prague (1835-1912) and Mariah Louisa 'Marie' (Vardy) Prague (1840-1918); married, August 12, 1896, to Ethel Gertrude Ballard (1875-1965); second cousin twice removed of James McDowell (1795-1851).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Benton family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Skillman Breckinridge (1886-1960) — also known as Henry Breckinridge; Henry Breckenridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Fresh Meadows, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., May 25, 1886. Democrat. Assistant Secretary of War, 1913-16; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; attorney for Charles A. Lindbergh, 1932; Constitutional candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1934; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1936. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution; Military Order of the World Wars; American Legion; Loyal Legion; Navy League. Died, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 3, 1960 (age 73 years, 344 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1842-1921) and Louise Ludlow (Dudley) Breckinridge (1849-1911); married, July 7, 1910, to Ruth (Bradley) Woodman (divorced 1925); married, August 5, 1927, to Aida (de Acosta) Root (divorced 1947); married, March 27, 1947, to Margaret Lucy Smith; nephew of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandson of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); grandnephew of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1788-1823), William Campbell Preston and John Smith Preston; great-grandson of John Breckinridge and Francis Smith Preston; great-grandnephew of James Patton Preston; second great-grandson of William Preston and William Campbell; second great-grandnephew of William Cabell and Patrick Henry; first cousin of Levin Irving Handy and Desha Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge, Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin thrice removed of William Cabell Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); second cousin once removed of Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Valentine Wood Southall and Edward Carrington Cabell; third cousin of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of John William Leftwich, Stephen Valentine Southall and Earle Cabell.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Weldon Bailey Jr. (1892-1943) — also known as Joseph W. Bailey, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., December 15, 1892. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Texas at-large, 1933-35; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Presbyterian. Died in military service, of pneumonia following injuries he suffered in a collision, in the military hospital at Camp Howze, near Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., July 17, 1943 (age 50 years, 214 days). Original interment at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Tex.; reinterment in 1958 at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Weldon Bailey (1862-1929) and Ellen (Murray) Bailey; married, November 6, 1924, to Roberta Lewis; first cousin twice removed of James Douglas Breckinridge and John Floyd; second cousin once removed of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
  Political family: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  May Preston Davie (1895-1975) — also known as Eugénie Mary Ladenburg; Mrs. Preston Davie — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 31, 1895. Republican. Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1960 (alternate). Female. Died, of heart failure, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 19, 1975 (age 80 years, 231 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Adolph Stevens Ladenburg (died at sea, 1896) and Emily (Stevens) Ladenburg; married, May 31, 1930, to Preston Davie (1881-1967; grandson of William Preston; descendant *** of William Richardson Davie (1756-1820)); second great-granddaughter of Albert Gallatin.
  Political family: Davie family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Earle Cabell (1906-1975) — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas County, Tex., October 27, 1906. Democrat. Mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1961-64; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1965-73; defeated, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, Elks. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., September 24, 1975 (age 68 years, 332 days). Interment at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Sadie (Earle) Cabell (1869-1921); married, February 22, 1932, to Elizabeth Holder (1906-1991); grandson of William Lewis Cabell; grandnephew of George Craighead Cabell; great-grandson of Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell; third great-grandnephew of William Cabell; first cousin thrice removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); first cousin four times removed of William Cabell Jr. and William Henry Cabell; second cousin twice removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Carter Henry Harrison, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; second cousin thrice removed of Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin four times removed of John Randolph of Roanoke; second cousin five times removed of Theodorick Bland and Beverley Randolph; third cousin of Carter Henry Harrison II; third cousin once removed of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; third cousin twice removed of John William Leftwich; fourth cousin of Henry De La Warr Flood and Joel West Flood; fourth cousin once removed of Edith Wilson and Harry Flood Byrd.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Monroe-Grayson-Roosevelt-Breckinridge family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Bayne Breckinridge (1913-1979) — also known as John B. Breckinridge — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Washington, D.C., November 29, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 49th District, 1956-59; Kentucky state attorney general, 1960-64, 1968-72; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1971; defeated, 1963; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1973-79; defeated in primary, 1978. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Kappa Alpha Order. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 29, 1979 (age 65 years, 242 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1837-1904); second great-grandson of John Breckinridge; second great-grandnephew of James Breckinridge.
  Political families: Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia; Clay family of Kentucky; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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