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Clinton-DeWitt family of New York

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  Charles De Witt (1727-1787) — of Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., August 15, 1727. Newspaper editor; member of New York state assembly from Ulster County, 1781-85, 1787; died in office 1787; Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1784. Died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., August 27, 1787 (age 60 years, 12 days). Interment at Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Hurley, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Maria 'Mary' (Brodhead) DeWitt (1699-1755) and Johannes DeWitt (1701-1731); married, December 20, 1754, to Blandina DuBois (1731-1765); father of Margaret DeWitt (1758-1827; who married Johannes Bruyn); grandfather of Charles D. Bruyn and Charles Gerrit De Witt; great-grandfather of David Miller De Witt (1837-1912); first cousin once removed of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr. and Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin twice removed of George William Clinton; first cousin six times removed of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Clinton (1736-1812) — of Ulster County, N.Y.; Orange County, N.Y. Born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., August 9, 1736. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly, 1787-88, 1800-01 (Ulster County 1787-88, Orange County 1800-01); delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Ulster County, 1788; member of New York state senate Middle District, 1788-92; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1801. Died in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., December 22, 1812 (age 76 years, 135 days). Original interment at Clinton Cemetery, Little Britain, N.Y.; reinterment in 1879 at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Clinton (1690-1773) and Elizabeth (Denniston) Clinton; brother of George Clinton; married to Mary DeWitt (1737-1795); father of Charles Clinton (1767-1829), De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr., Mary Clinton (1773-1808; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)), Katherine Clinton (1778-1837; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)) and James Graham Clinton; grandfather of George William Clinton (1807-1885).
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
George Clinton George Clinton (1739-1812) — of Ulster County, N.Y.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., July 26, 1739. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1775-76; Governor of New York, 1777-95, 1801-04; delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Ulster County, 1788; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1800-01; Vice President of the United States, 1805-12; died in office 1812. Christian Reformed. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1812 (age 72 years, 269 days). Original interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1908 at Old Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Clinton (1690-1773) and Elizabeth (Denniston) Clinton (1701-1779); brother of James Clinton; married, February 7, 1770, to Cornelia Tappen (1744-1800); father of Catherine Clinton (1770-1811; who married Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr.) and Elizabeth Denniston Clinton (1780-1825; who married Matthias Burnett Tallmadge); uncle of Charles Clinton (1767-1829), De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr. (1771-1809), Mary Clinton (1773-1808; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)), Katherine Clinton (1778-1837; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)) and James Graham Clinton; granduncle of George William Clinton.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Clinton counties in N.Y. and Ohio are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about George Clinton: John P. Kaminski, George Clinton : Yeoman Politician of the New Republic
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr. (1762-1848) — of Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Croton, Westchester County, N.Y., August 29, 1762. Lawyer; banker; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County, 1791-92, 1793-95; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1811-13; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Presidential Elector for New York, 1840. Slaveowner. Died in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y., July 13, 1848 (age 85 years, 319 days). Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt town, Westchester County, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre Van Cortlandt and Joanna (Livingston) Van Cortlandt (1722-1808); brother of Philip Van Cortlandt; married 1801 to Catherine Clinton (1770-1811; daughter of George Clinton); married to Anne Stevenson (1774-1821); nephew of Robert Gilbert Livingston; grandson of Gilbert Livingston; grandnephew of John Livingston and Robert Livingston (1688-1775); great-grandson of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Robert Livingston the Elder and Abraham de Peyster; great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724), Jacobus Van Cortlandt, Johannes de Peyster and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin once removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, Philip John Schuyler, Stephen John Schuyler and Hamilton Fish (1808-1893); first cousin twice removed of Robert Livingston the Younger, Johannes DePeyster, Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746), Gilbert Livingston Thompson, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish Jr. (1849-1936); first cousin thrice removed of David Davidse Schuyler, Myndert Davidtse Schuyler, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Hamilton Fish Jr. (1888-1991); first cousin four times removed of Guy Vernor Henry, Montgomery Schuyler Jr. and Hamilton Fish Jr. (1926-1996); first cousin five times removed of Hamilton Fish (born1951) and Alexa Fish Ward; second cousin of Nicholas Bayard, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Henry Brockholst Livingston, Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and James Parker; second cousin once removed of James Jay, Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800), Philip P. Schuyler, Henry Rutgers, John Jay, Frederick Jay, Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843), Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, William Alexander Duer, John Duer, Philip Schuyler, James Alexander Hamilton, William Jay, Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873) and John Cortlandt Parker; second cousin twice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840), William Duer, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, Denning Duer, John Jay II, James Adams Ekin, John Jacob Astor III, Richard Wayne Parker and Charles Wolcott Parker; second cousin thrice removed of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, William Waldorf Astor, Robert Ray Hamilton, John Sluyter Wirt, John Kean, Hamilton Fish Kean and Charles Ludlow Livingston (born1870); second cousin four times removed of Herbert Livingston Satterlee, William Astor Chanler, Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler, Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933), Peter Goelet Gerry, Ogden Livingston Mills, John Eliot Thayer Jr., Robert Reginald Livingston, Bronson Murray Cutting, Robert Winthrop Kean and Brockholst Livingston; second cousin five times removed of Thomas Howard Kean; third cousin of Volkert Petrus Douw, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, James Livingston, John Stevens III, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Killian Killian Van Rensselaer and Philip DePeyster; third cousin once removed of Leonard Gansevoort, Leonard Gansevoort Jr., Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Maturin Livingston, George Washington Schuyler and Philip N. Schuyler; third cousin twice removed of Peter Gansevoort, Gerrit Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Eugene Schuyler; third cousin thrice removed of Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer and Karl Cortlandt Schuyler.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848) — of Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y.; Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., December 13, 1765. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Columbia County, 1793-94; member of New York state senate, 1795-1802 (Eastern District 1795-97, Middle District 1797-1802); member of New York council of appointment, 1797, 1801; New York state attorney general, 1802-04; appointed 1802; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1804-23; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1821; mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1824-26; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1829-31. Slaveowner. Died in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y., March 13, 1848 (age 82 years, 91 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Spencer and Abigail (Moore) Spencer; married, February 18, 1784, to Laura Canfield (1768-1807); married 1808 to Mary (Clinton) Norton (1773-1808; daughter of James Clinton (1736-1812); half-sister of James Graham Clinton (1804-1849); sister of Charles Clinton (1767-1829), De Witt Clinton (1769-1828) and George Clinton Jr. (1771-1809); niece of George Clinton (1739-1812)); married 1810 to Katharine (Clinton) Norton (1778-1837; sister of second wife; daughter of James Clinton (1736-1812); half-sister of James Graham Clinton (1804-1849); sister of Charles Clinton (1767-1829), De Witt Clinton (1769-1828) and George Clinton Jr. (1771-1809); niece of George Clinton (1739-1812)); father of John Canfield Spencer and Abby Spencer (who married John Townsend); grandfather of Julia Isabella Townsend (1824-1906; who married Allen Munroe (1819-1884)).
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Clinton (1767-1829) — of Orange County, N.Y. Born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., February 18, 1767. Member of New York state assembly from Orange County, 1801-02. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 20, 1829 (age 62 years, 61 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Clinton and Mary (De Witt) Clinton (1737-1795); half-brother of James Graham Clinton; brother of De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr., Mary Clinton (1773-1808; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)) and Katherine Clinton (1778-1837; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)); nephew of George Clinton; uncle of George William Clinton (1807-1885); first cousin of Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin once removed of Charles De Witt; first cousin five times removed of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot; second cousin once removed of Charles D. Bruyn and Charles Gerrit De Witt; second cousin twice removed of David Miller De Witt.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
De_Witt Clinton De Witt Clinton (1769-1828) — also known as "Father of the Erie Canal" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Napanoch, Ulster County, N.Y., March 2, 1769. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1797-98; member of New York state senate Southern District, 1798-1802, 1805-11; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1801; member of New York council of appointment, 1801; U.S. Senator from New York, 1802-03; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1803-07, 1808-10, 1811-15; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1811-13; candidate for President of the United States, 1812; Governor of New York, 1817-23, 1825-28; died in office 1828. Member, Freemasons. Chief advocate for the Erie Canal, completed 1825. Slaveowner. Died, from heart failure, in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., February 11, 1828 (age 58 years, 346 days). Original interment at Clinton Cemetery, Little Britain, N.Y.; reinterment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Clinton and Mary (De Witt) Clinton (1737-1795); half-brother of James Graham Clinton; brother of Charles Clinton, George Clinton Jr., Mary Clinton (1773-1808; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)) and Katherine Clinton (1778-1837; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)); married, February 13, 1796, to Maria Franklin (1775-1818); married, May 8, 1819, to Catherine Livingston Jones (1775-1870); father of George William Clinton (1807-1885); nephew of George Clinton; first cousin of Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin once removed of Charles De Witt; first cousin five times removed of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot; second cousin once removed of Charles D. Bruyn and Charles Gerrit De Witt; second cousin twice removed of David Miller De Witt.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Peter Gansevoort
  Clinton counties in Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Mich., Mo. and Pa., and DeWitt County, Ill., are named for him.
  The township and city of DeWitt, Michigan, are named for him.  — The city of De Witt, Iowa, is named for him.  — The village of DeWitt, Illinois, is named for him.  — The city of De Witt, Missouri, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: De Witt C. StevensDeWitt C. WalkerDe Witt C. StanfordDe Witt C. LittlejohnDe Witt C. GageDeWitt C. ClarkDe Witt C. LeachDewitt C. WestJohn DeWitt Clinton AtkinsDeWitt C. WilsonDe Witt C. MorrisD. C. GiddingsDeWitt C. HoughDeWitt C. JonesDe Witt C. TowerD. C. CoolmanDeWitt Clinton CregierDeWitt C. HoytDeWitt Clinton SenterDe Witt C. RuggDeWitt C. AllenDeWitt C. PeckDeWitt C. RichmanDewitt C. AldenDeWitt C. CramDe Witt C. BoltonDeWitt C. HuntingtonDeWitt C. JonesDeWitt C. PondDe Witt C. CarrDeWitt C. PierceDe Witt C. BadgerDeWitt C. DominickDeWitt C. BeckerDe Witt C. TitusDe Witt C. WinchellDewitt C. TurnerDewitt C. RuscoeDeWitt C. BrownDeWitt C. FrenchDe Witt C. FlanaganDeWitt C. ColeDeWitt C. TalmageDewitt Clinton ChaseDe Witt C. Poole, Jr.DeWitt C. CunninghamDewitt C. Chastain
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $1,000 note in 1898-1905.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about De Witt Clinton: Evan Cornog, The Birth of Empire : DeWitt Clinton and the American Experience, 1769-1828
  Image source: New York Public Library
  George Clinton Jr. (1771-1809) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 6, 1771. Democrat. Delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1801; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1803-05; U.S. Representative from New York, 1805-09 (3rd District 1805, 2nd District 1805-09). Slaveowner. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 16, 1809 (age 38 years, 102 days). Interment at St. Peters Episcopal Churchyard, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Clinton and Mary (De Witt) Clinton (1737-1795); half-brother of James Graham Clinton; brother of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, Mary Clinton (1773-1808; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)) and Katherine Clinton (1778-1837; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)); nephew of George Clinton; uncle of George William Clinton (1807-1885); first cousin of Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin once removed of Charles De Witt; first cousin five times removed of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot; second cousin once removed of Charles D. Bruyn and Charles Gerrit De Witt; second cousin twice removed of David Miller De Witt.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Matthias Burnett Tallmadge (1774-1819) — also known as Matthias B. Tallmadge — of Herkimer, Herkimer County, N.Y. Born in Stanford, Dutchess County, N.Y., March 1, 1774. Lawyer; member of New York state senate Western District, 1802-05; U.S. District Judge for New York, 1805-14; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York, 1814-19; resigned 1819. Died in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., October 1, 1819 (age 45 years, 214 days). Interment at Old Baptist Burying Ground, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Tallmadge and Anna (Sutherland) Tallmadge (1754-1847); brother of James Tallmadge Jr.; married 1803 to Elizabeth Denniston Clinton (1780-1825; daughter of George Clinton); nephew of Solomon D. Sutherland (1762-1802); first cousin of Joel Tallmadge Jr., Jacob Livingston Sutherland and Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Tallmadge, John James Tallmadge, Isaac Smith Tallmadge and Daniel Webster Tallmadge; second cousin of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; second cousin twice removed of Millard Ellsworth Lane.
  Political families: Tallmadge-Floyd family of New York; Thompson-Sutherland family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  John Townsend (1783-1854) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Orange County, N.Y., June 14, 1783. Whig. Foundry business; banker; mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1829-31. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., August 26, 1854 (age 71 years, 73 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Townsend and Mary (Bennett) Townsend; married, July 7, 1810, to Abby Spencer (1790-1839; daughter of Ambrose Spencer; sister of John Canfield Spencer); father of Julia Isabella Townsend (1824-1906; who married Allen Munroe (1819-1884)).
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt (1784-1867) — also known as Jacob H. DeWitt — of Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Marbletown, Ulster County, N.Y., October 2, 1784. Farmer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1819-21; member of New York state assembly from Ulster County, 1839, 1847. Slaveowner. Died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., January 30, 1867 (age 82 years, 120 days). Original interment at Houghtaling Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y.; reinterment at Old Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas DeWitt (1741-1809) and Elsie (Hasbrouck) DeWitt (1750-1832); married to Sarah Ann Sleight (1801-1872); grandnephew of Abraham Hasbrouck; first cousin of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton and George Clinton Jr.; first cousin once removed of Charles De Witt, Joseph Hasbrouck (1743-1808) and George William Clinton; first cousin five times removed of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot; second cousin of Abraham Joseph Hasbrouck and Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck; second cousin once removed of Charles D. Bruyn and Charles Gerrit De Witt; second cousin twice removed of David Miller De Witt; third cousin once removed of Abraham Elting Hasbrouck and Solomon Hasbrouck; fourth cousin of Abraham A. Deyo; fourth cousin once removed of Abraham A. Deyo Jr..
  Political family: DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles D. Bruyn (1784-1849) — of Shawangunk, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Shawangunk, Ulster County, N.Y., December 12, 1784. Member of New York state assembly, 1821-22, 1826 (Sullivan and Ulster counties 1821-22, Ulster County 1826); postmaster. Died in Shawangunk, Ulster County, N.Y., February 9, 1849 (age 64 years, 59 days). Interment at Bruynswick Rural Cemetery, Bruynswick, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Johannes Bruyn and Margaret (De Witt) Bruyn (1758-1827); married to Maria Hasbrouck (1793-1851); nephew of Jacobus S. Bruyn, Severyn Tenhout Bruyn and Cornelius Bruyn; grandson of Charles De Witt; first cousin of Charles Gerrit De Witt and Andrew De Witt Bruyn; first cousin once removed of David Miller De Witt (1837-1912); second cousin once removed of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr. and Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; third cousin of George William Clinton.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Owen Rowlett (c.1786-1847) — also known as Daniel Rowlett — of Texas. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., about 1786. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38, 1839-40, 1843-44. Baptist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Fannin County, Tex., December 2, 1847 (age about 61 years). Interment at Inglish Cemetery, Bonham, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of William Rowlett (1761-1850) and Jemima (Owen) Rowlett (1765-1828); brother of Joseph Rowlett; married to Mary Anne Jones (1814-1892); uncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895); granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911) and Reed Owen Smoot; great-granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot.
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Canfield Spencer (1788-1855) — also known as John C. Spencer — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y., January 8, 1788. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1817-19; member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1819-21, 1831, 1833; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1820; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1825-28; secretary of state of New York, 1839-42; U.S. Secretary of War, 1841-43; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1843-44. Methodist. Slaveowner. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 18, 1855 (age 67 years, 130 days). Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Ambrose Spencer and Laura (Canfield) Spencer (1768-1807); brother of Abby Spencer (1790-1839; who married John Townsend); uncle of Julia Isabella Townsend (1824-1906; who married Allen Munroe (1819-1884)); first cousin twice removed of Charles Willoughby Dayton.
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS John C. Spencer (built 1943 at Houston, Texas; scrapped 1962) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Gerrit De Witt (1789-1839) — also known as Charles G. De Witt — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Greenhill, Ulster County, N.Y., November 7, 1789. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1829-31; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Central America, 1833-39. Died on board a river steamer on the Hudson River near Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., April 12, 1839 (age 49 years, 156 days). Interment at Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Hurley, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Garrit V. De Witt (1762-1846) and Catherine (Ten Eyck) De Witt (1765-1840); married to Catherine Bogert Godwin; grandson of Charles De Witt (1727-1787); first cousin of Charles D. Bruyn; first cousin once removed of David Miller De Witt; second cousin once removed of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr. and Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; third cousin of George William Clinton.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Joseph Rowlett (1793-1865) — of Kentucky. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., February 23, 1793. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1838-50. Died in Henry County, Ala., December 21, 1865 (age 72 years, 301 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Rowlett (1761-1850) and Jemima (Owen) Rowlett (1765-1828); brother of Daniel Owen Rowlett; uncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895); granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911) and Reed Owen Smoot; great-granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot.
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Graham Clinton (1804-1849) — also known as James G. Clinton — of New York. Born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., January 2, 1804. Democrat. Common pleas court judge in New York, 1830; U.S. Representative from New York, 1841-45 (6th District 1841-43, 9th District 1843-45). Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 28, 1849 (age 45 years, 146 days). Original interment at Clinton Cemetery, Little Britain, N.Y.; reinterment at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Clinton and Mary (Little) Clinton; half-brother of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr., Mary Clinton (1773-1808; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)) and Katherine Clinton (1778-1837; who married Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)); nephew of George Clinton (1739-1812); uncle of George William Clinton.
  Political families: Tallmadge-Floyd family of New York; Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  George William Clinton (1807-1885) — also known as George W. Clinton — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., April 24, 1807. Democrat. Mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., 1842-43; Buffalo superior court judge, 1854-77; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867. Died in Menands, Albany County, N.Y., September 7, 1885 (age 78 years, 136 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of De Witt Clinton and Maria (Franklin) Clinton (1775-1818); married, May 15, 1832, to Laura Catharine Spencer (1810-1891); nephew of Charles Clinton, George Clinton Jr. and James Graham Clinton; grandson of James Clinton; grandnephew of George Clinton; first cousin once removed of Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin twice removed of Charles De Witt (1727-1787); second cousin four times removed of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot; third cousin of Charles D. Bruyn and Charles Gerrit De Witt; third cousin once removed of David Miller De Witt.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Munroe (1815-1869) — of Elbridge, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Elbridge, Onondaga County, N.Y., November 24, 1815. Member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1852-55. Died in Elbridge, Onondaga County, N.Y., June 7, 1869 (age 53 years, 195 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Munroe (1791-1839) and Cynthia (Champlin) Munroe (1796-1877); brother of Allen Munroe (1819-1884); married to Caroline A. Clark.
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895) — also known as Abraham O. Smoot; A. O. Smoot — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah; Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Owenton, Owen County, Ky., February 17, 1815. Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1857-66; mayor of Provo, Utah, 1868-81; banker; lumber business. Mormon. Died in Provo, Utah County, Utah, March 6, 1895 (age 80 years, 17 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Washigton Smoot (1785-1842) and Nancy Ann (Rowlett) Smoot (1787-1871); married, November 11, 1838, to Margaret Thompson McMeans (1809-1884); married, February 17, 1856, to Anna Kirstine Mauritzdatter (1833-1894); father of Abraham Owen Smoot and Reed Owen Smoot; nephew of Daniel Owen Rowlett and Joseph Rowlett; grandfather of Abraham Owen Smoot III (1879-1937) and Isaac Albert Smoot.
  Political families: Bullock family of Massachusetts; Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building (opened 1962), at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Allen Munroe (1819-1884) — of Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. Born in Onondaga County, N.Y., March 9, 1819. Merchant; grain milling business; banker; vice-president, Oswego and Syracuse Railroad; mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., 1854; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1860-63; member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1876. Presbyterian. Died in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., October 5, 1884 (age 65 years, 210 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Munroe (1791-1839) and Cynthia (Champlin) Munroe (1796-1877); brother of James Munroe (1815-1869); married 1846 to Julia Isabella Townsend (1824-1906; daughter of John Townsend; niece of John Canfield Spencer; granddaughter of Ambrose Spencer).
  Political family: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Kimball Bullock (1821-1901) — also known as Benjamin K. Bullock — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Grafton, Grafton County, N.H., January 27, 1821. Mayor of Provo, Utah, 1855-60, 1863; appointed 1863. Died in Provo, Utah County, Utah, March 22, 1901 (age 80 years, 54 days). Interment at Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Bullock (1792-1852) and Dorothy (Kimball) Bullock (1799-1853); brother of Isaac Bullock; married, January 26, 1851, to Martha Elizabeth Hart (1837-1912); married, February 20, 1856, to Ann Sykes (1827-1906); granduncle of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot; great-grandfather of James Robert Bullock (1916-1999); first cousin thrice removed of Stephen Bullock; third cousin once removed of Nathaniel Bullock; fourth cousin of Richmond Martin Bullock, Jonathan Russell Bullock and Alexander Hamilton Bullock.
  Political family: Bullock family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Bullock (1824-1891) — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Grafton, Grafton County, N.H., October 21, 1824. Mayor of Provo, Utah, 1863; resigned 1863. Died in Provo, Utah County, Utah, March 16, 1891 (age 66 years, 146 days). Interment at Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Bullock (1792-1852) and Dorothy (Kimball) Bullock (1799-1853); brother of Benjamin Kimball Bullock; married, December 14, 1856, to Electa Wood (1834-1911); grandfather of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot; great-granduncle of James Robert Bullock (1916-1999); first cousin thrice removed of Stephen Bullock; third cousin once removed of Nathaniel Bullock; fourth cousin of Richmond Martin Bullock, Jonathan Russell Bullock and Alexander Hamilton Bullock.
  Political family: Bullock family of Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  David Miller De Witt (1837-1912) — also known as David M. De Witt — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., November 25, 1837. Democrat. Lawyer; Ulster County District Attorney, 1863-70; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1873-75; member of New York state assembly from Ulster County 2nd District, 1883; Ulster County Surrogate, 1885-86. Died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., June 23, 1912 (age 74 years, 211 days). Interment at Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lydia A. (Miller) DeWitt (1797-1849) and Moses Edward DeWitt (1799-1871); married to Mary Antoinette MacDonald (1844-1923); great-grandson of Charles De Witt; first cousin once removed of Charles D. Bruyn and Charles Gerrit De Witt; second cousin twice removed of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr. (1771-1809) and Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; third cousin once removed of George William Clinton.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Willoughby Dayton (1846-1910) — also known as Charles W. Dayton — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 3, 1846. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1881; Presidential Elector for New York, 1884; postmaster at New York City, N.Y., 1893-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1907-10; defeated, 1901; died in office 1910. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died, of pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 7, 1910 (age 64 years, 65 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Abram Child Dayton (1818-1877) and Maria Annis (Tomlinson) Dayton; married 1874 to Laura Augusta Newman; second great-grandson of Andrew Adams (1736-1797); first cousin twice removed of John Canfield Spencer; third cousin thrice removed of Nathan Appleton; fourth cousin once removed of Rhamanthus Menville Stocker.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Wildman family of Danbury, Connecticut; Beakes-Greene-Witter family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911) — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, March 11, 1856. Member of Utah state senate, 1890. Died in Provo, Utah County, Utah, May 22, 1911 (age 55 years, 72 days). Interment at Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Owen Smoot and Diana (Eldredge) Smoot (1837-1914); half-brother of Reed Owen Smoot; married, October 30, 1878, to Electa Bullock (1859-1887); married, June 6, 1894, to Zina Melinda Huntington (1869-1922); father of Abraham Owen Smoot III (1879-1937) and Isaac Albert Smoot; grandnephew of Daniel Owen Rowlett and Joseph Rowlett.
  Political families: Bullock family of Massachusetts; Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Reed Smoot Reed Owen Smoot (1862-1941) — also known as Reed Smoot — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, January 10, 1862. Republican. U.S. Senator from Utah, 1903-33; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1908, 1912, 1916 (speaker), 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee), 1924, 1928 (chair, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1932; member of Republican National Committee from Utah, 1912-20. Mormon. Norwegian ancestry. Died in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., February 9, 1941 (age 79 years, 30 days). Interment at Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895) and Anna Kristina (Mauritzdatter) Smoot (1833-1894); half-brother of Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911); married, September 17, 1884, to Alpha May Eldredge (1863-1928); married, July 2, 1930, to Alice (Taylor) Sheets; half-uncle of Abraham Owen Smoot III and Isaac Albert Smoot (1880-1957); grandnephew of Daniel Owen Rowlett and Joseph Rowlett.
  Political families: Bullock family of Massachusetts; Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Abraham Owen Smoot III (1879-1937) — also known as A. O. Smoot — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, September 9, 1879. Mayor of Provo, Utah, 1934-35. Died in Provo, Utah County, Utah, July 16, 1937 (age 57 years, 310 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911) and Electa (Bullock) Smoot (1859-1887); brother of Isaac Albert Smoot; half-nephew of Reed Owen Smoot; grandson of Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895) and Isaac Bullock; grandnephew of Benjamin Kimball Bullock; great-grandnephew of Daniel Owen Rowlett and Joseph Rowlett; first cousin five times removed of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr. and Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin six times removed of Charles De Witt (1727-1787); second cousin four times removed of George William Clinton.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Isaac Albert Smoot (1880-1957) — also known as I. A. Smoot — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Provo, Utah County, Utah, November 3, 1880. Democrat. Member of Utah state house of representatives, 1928-32; postmaster at Salt Lake City, Utah, 1933-50 (acting, 1933-34); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1952. Mormon. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 12, 1957 (age 76 years, 129 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Owen Smoot (1856-1911); brother of Abraham Owen Smoot III; half-nephew of Reed Owen Smoot; grandson of Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895) and Isaac Bullock; grandnephew of Benjamin Kimball Bullock; great-grandnephew of Daniel Owen Rowlett and Joseph Rowlett; first cousin five times removed of Charles Clinton, De Witt Clinton, George Clinton Jr. and Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin six times removed of Charles De Witt (1727-1787); second cousin four times removed of George William Clinton.
  Political families: Clinton-DeWitt family of New York; DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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