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Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794) — of Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., January 20, 1732. Democrat. Planter; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1774-79, 1784-85, 1787; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1777, 1780, 1785; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1789-92. Died in Westmoreland County, Va., June 19, 1794 (age 62 years, 150 days). Interment at Burnt House Field Cemetery, Near Hague, Westmoreland County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lee (1690-1750) and Hannah Harrison (Ludwell) Lee (1701-1750); brother of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; married, December 5, 1757, to Ann Aylett (1738-1768); married 1769 to Ann (Gaskins) Pinckard (1745-1796); great-grandfather of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second great-grandfather of Edward Brooke Lee; third great-grandfather of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; first cousin once removed and father-in-law of Charles Lee; first cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Richard Bland Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; first cousin twice removed of John Lee; first cousin thrice removed of Fitzhugh Lee; first cousin four times removed of Samuel Bullitt Churchill and John Lee Carroll; first cousin six times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; second cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin thrice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson (1796-1876); second cousin four times removed of Abraham Lincoln, James Sansome Lakin, Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk; second cousin five times removed of Robert Todd Lincoln, Harrison Moore Lakin and James Offutt Lakin.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Lee counties in Ga. and Ill. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Richard Henry Lee: Oliver P. Chitwood, Richard Henry Lee : Statesman of the Revolution
  Image source: The South in the Building of the Nation (1909)
  Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797) — of Virginia. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., October 14, 1734. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1764; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1775-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of Virginia state senate, 1778. Died, from pleurisy, in Richmond County, Va., January 11, 1797 (age 62 years, 89 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Richmond County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lee (1690-1750) and Hannah Harrison (Ludwell) Lee (1701-1750); brother of Richard Henry Lee and Arthur Lee; great-granduncle of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second great-granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; third great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; first cousin twice removed of John Lee; first cousin thrice removed of Fitzhugh Lee; first cousin four times removed of Samuel Bullitt Churchill and John Lee Carroll; first cousin six times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; second cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin thrice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson (1796-1876); second cousin four times removed of Abraham Lincoln, Elliot Woolfolk Major, James Sansome Lakin and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk; second cousin five times removed of Robert Todd Lincoln, Harrison Moore Lakin and James Offutt Lakin.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Arthur Lee (1740-1792) — of Virginia. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., December 20, 1740. Physician; lawyer; member of Virginia state legislature, 1781; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1782. Died in Middlesex County, Va., December 12, 1792 (age 51 years, 358 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lee (1690-1750) and Hannah Harrison (Ludwell) Lee (1701-1750); brother of Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee; great-granduncle of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second great-granduncle of Edward Brooke Lee; third great-granduncle of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; first cousin twice removed of John Lee; first cousin thrice removed of Fitzhugh Lee; first cousin four times removed of Samuel Bullitt Churchill and John Lee Carroll; first cousin six times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; second cousin once removed of Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin thrice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson (1796-1876); second cousin four times removed of Abraham Lincoln, Elliot Woolfolk Major, James Sansome Lakin and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk; second cousin five times removed of Robert Todd Lincoln, Harrison Moore Lakin and James Offutt Lakin.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Sim Lee (1745-1819) — of Maryland. Born near Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., October 29, 1745. Governor of Maryland, 1779-82, 1792-94; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1782-83; delegate to Maryland convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1792; member of Maryland state senate, 1794. Anglican; later Catholic. Died in Middleton Valley, Frederick County, Md., November 9, 1819 (age 74 years, 11 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Prince George's County, Md.; reinterment in 1888 at Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Upper Marlboro, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lee (1713-1745) and Christiana (Sim) Lee; married to Mary Digges (1745-1805); father of John Lee; great-grandfather of John Lee Carroll; third great-grandfather of Outerbridge Horsey; first cousin of Richard Potts; first cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; second cousin of Alexander Contee Hanson, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Alexander Contee Magruder; second cousin once removed of Daniel Carroll and Charles Carroll of Carrollton; second cousin twice removed of John Read Magruder, Fitzhugh Lee and Francis Preston Blair Lee; second cousin thrice removed of Edward Brooke Lee; second cousin four times removed of Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr. (1917-2004); third cousin of Zachary Taylor; third cousin once removed of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; third cousin twice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson; third cousin thrice removed of Abraham Lincoln, James Sansome Lakin, Elliot Woolfolk Major, John Howell Carroll and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Levi Lincoln (1749-1820) — of Massachusetts. Born in Hingham, Plymouth County, Mass., May 15, 1749. Democrat. State court judge in Massachusetts, 1775; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1779; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1781; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1796; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1797; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1800-01; U.S. Secretary of State, 1801; U.S. Attorney General, 1801-05; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1807-09; Governor of Massachusetts, 1808-09. Died April 14, 1820 (age 70 years, 335 days). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch Lincoln (1720-1802) and Rachel (Fearing) Lincoln (1721-1782); married to Martha Waldo (1761-1828); father of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln (1788-1829); great-granduncle of Frederick Robie (1822-1912); second cousin twice removed of Lansing Edgar Lincoln; second cousin thrice removed of Burr Buchanan Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of James Helme Lincoln; third cousin twice removed of Abraham Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Robert Todd Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Lee (1756-1818) — also known as "Light Horse Harry" — of Westmoreland County, Va. Born in Prince William County, Va., January 29, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1786-88; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Westmoreland County, 1788; Governor of Virginia, 1791-94; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1799-1801. Eulogized George Washington as "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.". Died in Cumberland Island, Camden County, Ga., March 25, 1818 (age 62 years, 55 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Camden County, Ga.; reinterment in 1913 at Lee Memorial Chapel, Lexington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Lee (1730-1787) and Lucy (Grymes) Lee (1734-1792); brother of Charles Lee, Richard Bland Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; married 1782 to Matilda Ludwell Lee (1764-1790); married, June 18, 1793, to Ann Hill Carter (1773-1829); father of Robert E. Lee (1807-1870; Confederate general); grandfather of Fitzhugh Lee and William Henry Fitzhugh Lee; grandnephew of Richard Bland; great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Theodorick Bland (1742-1790); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Thomas Sim Lee, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph, John Lee and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; second cousin twice removed of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second cousin thrice removed of John Lee Carroll and Edward Brooke Lee; second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley (1889-1969), Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; third cousin of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Dabney Carr, Theodorick Bland (1776-1846), Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Zachary Taylor; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Edmund Randolph and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin thrice removed of Abraham Lincoln, John Gardner Coolidge, James Sansome Lakin, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk, William Marshall Bullitt, Alexander Scott Bullitt and Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin of John Wayles Eppes.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Lee County, Va. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Charles Lee (1758-1815) — Born in Westmoreland County, Va., July, 1758. Lawyer; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1789; U.S. Attorney General, 1795-1801; U.S. Secretary of State, 1800. Died in Fauquier County, Va., June 24, 1815 (age 56 years, 0 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Lee (1730-1787) and Lucy (Grymes) Lee (1734-1792); brother of Henry Lee (1756-1818), Richard Bland Lee and Edmund Jennings Lee; married 1789 to Anne Lee (second cousin; died 1804); married 1809 to Margaret Scott; grandnephew of Richard Bland; granduncle of Fitzhugh Lee; great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed and son-in-law of Richard Henry Lee; first cousin once removed of Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Theodorick Bland (1742-1790); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Thomas Sim Lee, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph (1754-1797), John Lee and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; second cousin twice removed of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second cousin thrice removed of John Lee Carroll and Edward Brooke Lee; second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley, Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; third cousin of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Dabney Carr, Theodorick Bland (1776-1846), Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Zachary Taylor; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Edmund Randolph and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin thrice removed of Abraham Lincoln, John Gardner Coolidge, James Sansome Lakin, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk, William Marshall Bullitt, Alexander Scott Bullitt and Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin of John Wayles Eppes.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ballard-Gadsden-Randolph family of West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Edmund Jennings Lee (1772-1843) — of Alexandria, D.C. (now Va.). Born in Prince William County, Va., May 20, 1772. Lawyer; mayor of Alexandria, D.C., 1815-18. Died in Alexandria, Va., May 30, 1843 (age 71 years, 10 days). Interment at Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Lee (1730-1787) and Lucy (Grymes) Lee (1734-1792); brother of Henry Lee (1756-1818) and Charles Lee; married to Sarah Caldwell Lee (1775-1837); grandnephew of Richard Bland; granduncle of Fitzhugh Lee; great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee and Theodorick Bland (1742-1790); first cousin twice removed of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second cousin of Thomas Sim Lee, John Randolph of Roanoke and Henry St. George Tucker; second cousin once removed of Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Jenings Randolph, Beverley Randolph, John Lee and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; second cousin twice removed of Francis Preston Blair Lee; second cousin thrice removed of John Lee Carroll and Edward Brooke Lee; second cousin four times removed of William Welby Beverley, Blair Lee III and Edward Brooke Lee, Jr. (1917-2004); second cousin five times removed of Outerbridge Horsey; third cousin of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Dabney Carr, Theodorick Bland (1776-1846), Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Zachary Taylor; third cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Edmund Randolph and Carter Henry Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, John Augustine Marshall, Carter Henry Harrison II and Frederick Madison Roberts; third cousin thrice removed of Abraham Lincoln, John Gardner Coolidge, Elliot Woolfolk Major, James Sansome Lakin, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk, William Marshall Bullitt, Alexander Scott Bullitt and Francis Beverley Biddle; fourth cousin of John Wayles Eppes.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Muhlenberg-Hiester family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Levi Lincoln, Jr. (1782-1868) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., October 25, 1782. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state senate, 1812-13, 1844-45; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1814-22; Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1822-23; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1820; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1823-24; justice of Massachusetts state supreme court, 1824-25; Governor of Massachusetts, 1825-34; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 5th District, 1834-41; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1841-43; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1848-49; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1864. Died in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., May 29, 1868 (age 85 years, 217 days). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Lincoln and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln (1761-1828); brother of Enoch Lincoln; married to Penelope Winslow Sever (1786-1872); granduncle of Frederick Robie (1822-1912); third cousin once removed of Lansing Edgar Lincoln; third cousin twice removed of Burr Buchanan Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of James Helme Lincoln; fourth cousin once removed of Abraham Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) — also known as "Old Rough and Ready" — Born in Orange County, Va., November 24, 1784. Whig. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; general in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; President of the United States, 1849-50; died in office 1850. Episcopalian. Died, probably of gastroenteritis, in the White House, Washington, D.C., July 9, 1850 (age 65 years, 227 days). Based on the theory that he was poisoned, his remains were tested for arsenic in 1991; the results tended to disconfirm the theory. Original interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1926 at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Taylor (1744-1829) and Sarah Dabney (Strother) Taylor (1760-1822); married, June 21, 1810, to Margaret Mackall 'Peggy' Smith (1778-1852; niece of Benjamin Mackall IV and Thomas Mackall); father of Sarah Knox Taylor (who married Jefferson Finis Davis); granduncle of Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr.; ancestor *** of Victor D. Crist (1957-); first cousin twice removed of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of Elliot Woolfolk Major and Edgar Bailey Woolfolk; second cousin of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; second cousin once removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Arthur Lee, Nathaniel Pendleton, George Madison, Coleby Chew, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Thomas Leonidas Crittenden; second cousin twice removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; second cousin thrice removed of George Cassety Pendleton, Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton, Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro, Daniel Micajah Pendleton and Max Rogers Strother; second cousin four times removed of Charles Sumner Pendleton; third cousin of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Richard Bland Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner, John Lee, John Tyler (1790-1862), Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Hancock Lee Jackson, Fitzhugh Lee, William Barret Pendleton, James Francis Buckner, Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton, John Overton Pendleton and Francis Preston Blair Lee; third cousin thrice removed of Abraham Lincoln, John Lee Carroll, Charles Kellogg, James Sansome Lakin and Edward Brooke Lee; fourth cousin of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner and David Gardiner Tyler; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: David R. Atchison — Thomas Ewing
  Taylor counties in Fla., Ga., Iowa and Ky. are named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Zachary T. CoyZachary T. BielbyZachary T. Harris
  Campaign slogan (1848): "General Taylor never surrenders."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Zachary Taylor: K. Jack Bauer, Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest — Elbert B. Smith, The Presidencies of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Enoch Lincoln (1788-1829) — of Paris, Oxford County, Maine. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., December 28, 1788. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1818-21; U.S. Representative from Maine, 1821-26 (at-large 1821-25, 5th District 1825-26); Governor of Maine, 1827-29; died in office 1829. Died October 8, 1829 (age 40 years, 284 days). Entombed in mausoleum at State of Maine Burial Ground, Augusta, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Lincoln and Martha (Waldo) Lincoln (1761-1828); brother of Levi Lincoln, Jr.; granduncle of Frederick Robie (1822-1912); third cousin once removed of Lansing Edgar Lincoln; third cousin twice removed of Burr Buchanan Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of James Helme Lincoln; fourth cousin once removed of Abraham Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Lincoln, Maine, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Rittenhouse Porter (1788-1867) — of Pennsylvania. Born near Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., October 31, 1788. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1819; member of Pennsylvania state senate 8th District, 1836-38; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1839-45. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., August 6, 1867 (age 78 years, 279 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Porter (1743-1813) and Elizabeth (Parker) Porter (1750-1821); brother of George Bryan Porter and James Madison Porter; married to Josephine McDermett (1802-1872); father of Horace Porter (1837-1921); granduncle of Mary Ann Todd (who married Abraham Lincoln); great-granduncle of Robert Todd Lincoln and Martha Dee Todd.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Bryan Porter (1791-1834) — also known as George B. Porter — Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., February 9, 1791. Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1824-29; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1827; Governor of Michigan Territory, 1831-34; died in office 1834. Presbyterian. Died in a cholera epidemic in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., July 6, 1834 (age 43 years, 147 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Porter (1743-1813) and Elizabeth (Parker) Porter (1750-1821); brother of David Rittenhouse Porter and James Madison Porter; uncle of Horace Porter (1837-1921); great-granduncle of Robert Todd Lincoln and Martha Dee Todd.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Madison Porter (1793-1862) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., January 6, 1793. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; law professor; U.S. Secretary of War, 1843-44; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1849. Presbyterian. Founder, in 1826, of Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Died in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., November 11, 1862 (age 69 years, 309 days). Interment at Easton Cemetery, Easton, Pa.
  Presumably named for: James Madison
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Porter (1743-1813) and Elizabeth (Parker) Porter (1750-1821); brother of David Rittenhouse Porter and George Bryan Porter; married to Eliza Michler (1803-1866); uncle of Horace Porter (1837-1921); great-granduncle of Robert Todd Lincoln and Martha Dee Todd.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) — also known as "Honest Abe"; "Old Abe"; "The Rail-Splitter"; "The Illinois Baboon" — of New Salem, Menard County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in a log cabin, Hardin County (part now in Larue County), Ky., February 12, 1809. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; postmaster; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1834-41; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1847-49; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1856; candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1858; President of the United States, 1861-65; died in office 1865; His election as president in 1860 precipitated the Civil War; determined to preserve the Union, he led the North to victory on the battlefield, freed the slaves in the conquered states, and in doing this, redefined American nationhood. He was. English ancestry. Elected in 1900 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Shot by the assassin John Wilkes Booth, during a play at Ford's Theater, in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1865; died at Peterson's Boarding House, across the street, the following day, April 15, 1865 (age 56 years, 62 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.; memorial monument at National Mall, Washington, D.C.; statue erected 1868 at Judiciary Park, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851) and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln (1784-1818); married, November 4, 1842, to Mary Ann Todd (1818-1882; sister-in-law of Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809-1889); half-sister-in-law of N. H. R. Dawson; aunt of Martha Dee Todd; grandniece of David Rittenhouse Porter); father of Robert Todd Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee and Arthur Lee; third cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Sim Lee, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, Edmund Jennings Lee and Zachary Taylor; fourth cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political families: Lincoln-Lee family; Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. — Isham N. Haynie — William M. Stone — John Pitcher — Stephen Miller — John T. Stuart — William H. Seward — Henry L. Burnett — Judah P. Benjamin — Robert Toombs — Richard Taylor Jacob — George W. Jones — James Adams — John G. Nicolay — Edward Everett — Stephen T. Logan — Francis P. Blair — John Hay — Henry Reed Rathbone — James A. Ekin — Frederick W. Seward — John H. Surratt — John H. Surratt, Jr. — James Shields
  Lincoln counties in Ark., Colo., Idaho, Kan., La., Minn., Miss., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.M., Okla., Ore., Wash., W.Va., Wis. and Wyo. are named for him.
  The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is named for him.  — Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, Tennessee, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, in Jefferson City, Missouri, is named for him.  — Lincoln University, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Abraham L. KeisterAbraham L. TuckerAbraham L. BrickAbraham L. KelloggAbraham Lincoln BernsteinA. Lincoln ReileyA. L. HelmickAbraham L. SuttonA. Lincoln AckerAbraham L. OsgoodAbraham L. WitmerAbraham L. PhillipsAbraham L. PaytonA. L. AuthA. Lincoln MooreA. Lincoln NiditchAbraham L. RubensteinAbraham L. Davis, Jr.Abraham L. FreedmanA. L. MarovitzLincoln GordonAbraham L. BannerAbraham Lincoln Tosti
  Coins and currency: His portrait has appeared on the U.S. penny (one cent coin) since 1909, and on the $5 bill since 1913. From the 1860s until 1927, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $1 to $500.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Abraham Lincoln: David Herbert Donald, Lincoln — George Anastaplo, Abraham Lincoln : A Constitutional Biography — G. S. Boritt, ed., The Lincoln Enigma : The Changing Faces of an American Icon — Albert J. Beveridge, Abraham Lincoln 1809-1858 — Geoffrey Perret, Lincoln's War : The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief — David Herbert Donald, We Are Lincoln Men : Abraham Lincoln and His Friends — Edward Steers, Jr., Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln — Mario Cuomo, Why Lincoln Matters : Today More Than Ever — Michael W. Kauffman, American Brutus : John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Joshua Wolf Shenk, Lincoln's Melancholy : How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness — John Channing Briggs, Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered — Ronald C. White, Jr., The Eloquent President : A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words — Harold Holzer, Lincoln at Cooper Union : The Speech That Made Abraham Linco ln President — Michael Lind, What Lincoln Believed : The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Michael Burlingame, ed., Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay — Thomas J. Craughwell, Stealing Lincoln's Body — Roy Morris, Jr., The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America — John Stauffer, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln — Karen Judson, Abraham Lincoln (for young readers) — Maira Kalman, Looking at Lincoln (for young readers)
  Critical books about Abraham Lincoln: Thomas J. DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln : A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
  Fiction about Abraham Lincoln: Gore Vidal, Lincoln: A Novel
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Ninian Wirt Edwards (1809-1889) — also known as Ninian W. Edwards — of Sangamon County, Ill. Born April 15, 1809. Democrat. Illinois state attorney general, 1834-35; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-41, 1849-53; member of Illinois state senate, 1845-49; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Sangamon County, 1847; Illinois superintendent of public instruction, 1854-57. Died September 2, 1889 (age 80 years, 140 days). Interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Ninian Edwards; married, February 18, 1832, to Elizabeth P. Todd (sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Harlan (1820-1899) — of Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. Born in Clark County, Ill., August 26, 1820. Republican. Iowa superintendent of public instruction, 1847; president of Iowa Wesleyan College, 1853-55, 1869-70; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1855-57, 1857-65, 1867-73; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1865-66; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1868. Methodist. Died in Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, October 5, 1899 (age 79 years, 40 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
  Relatives: Father of Mary Harlan (who married Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926)).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The city of Harlan, Iowa, was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  N. H. R. Dawson — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860; Speaker of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1880. Episcopalian. Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  Relatives: Married to Elodie Breck Todd (half-sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Edwards-Cook family of Illinois and Nebraska; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Frederick Robie (1822-1912) — of Maine. Born August 12, 1822. Governor of Maine, 1883-87. Died February 3, 1912 (age 89 years, 175 days). Interment somewhere in Gorham, Maine.
  Relatives: Grandnephew of Levi Lincoln, Jr. (1782-1868) and Enoch Lincoln; great-grandnephew of Levi Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Horace Porter Horace Porter (1837-1921) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa., April 15, 1837. Republican. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; received the Medal of Honor for action at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863; executive secretary to Pres. Ulysses S. Grant, 1869-73; vice-president, Pullman Palace Car Co. (railroad cars); president, New York West Shore & Buffalo Railroad; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1897-1905. Member, Union League. Died May 29, 1921 (age 84 years, 44 days). Interment at Old First Methodist Churchyard, West Long Branch, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of David Rittenhouse Porter; nephew of George Bryan Porter (1791-1834) and James Madison Porter; uncle of Emma Porter (who married John Martin Poyer).
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1902
  Lansing Edgar Lincoln (1842-1916) — also known as Lansing E. Lincoln — of Mason, Ingham County, Mich.; Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich.; Omer, Arenac County, Mich. Born in Groton, Tompkins County, N.Y., November 23, 1842. Progressive. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; farmer; livestock dealer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Huron County, 1885-88; defeated, 1914. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. While entering a country store, he slipped and fell, never regained consciousness, and died soon after, in Omer, Arenac County, Mich., November 4, 1916 (age 73 years, 347 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Omer, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Milton Luvane Lincoln (1795-1877) and Sarah (Carpenter) Lincoln (1800-1845); married, July 23, 1879, to Philura Buchanan (1851-1939); father of Burr Buchanan Lincoln; grandfather of James Helme Lincoln (1916-2011); second cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin once removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) — Born in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., August 1, 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1880; U.S. Secretary of War, 1881-85; U.S. Minister to Great Britain, 1889-93; president (1897-1911) and chairman (1911-26) of the Pullman Palace Car Company, makers of railroad cars; part owner of Chicago Edison Company electric utility. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Manchester, Bennington County, Vt., July 25, 1926 (age 82 years, 358 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary (Todd) Lincoln; married, September 24, 1868, to Mary Eunice Harlan (1846-1937; daughter of James Harlan); great-grandnephew of David Rittenhouse Porter, George Bryan Porter and James Madison Porter; first cousin of Martha Dee Todd; second cousin once removed of Arthur Rumney Ringwalt; second cousin five times removed of Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797) and Arthur Lee; third cousin thrice removed of Levi Lincoln.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Jackson-Lee family of Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Robert T. Lincoln: Jason Emerson, Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
  Martha Dee Todd (1858-1909) — also known as M. D. Todd — of Cynthiana, Harrison County, Ky. Born in Kentucky, September 19, 1858. Postmaster at Cynthiana, Ky., 1887-89. Female. Died in Harrison County, Ky., January 12, 1909 (age 50 years, 115 days). Interment at Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of George Rogers Clark Todd (1825-1900) and Anna H. (Curry) Todd (1828-1903); niece of Mary Ann Todd (1818-1882; who married Abraham Lincoln); great-grandniece of David Rittenhouse Porter, George Bryan Porter and James Madison Porter; first cousin of Robert Todd Lincoln; second cousin once removed of Arthur Rumney Ringwalt (1899-1981).
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Martin Poyer (1861-1922) — also known as John M. Poyer — of Washington, D.C. Born in 1861. U.S. Navy commander; Governor of American Samoa; received the Navy Cross for protecting American Samoa from the 1918 influenza epidemic. Died in Washington, D.C., May 12, 1922 (age about 60 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Emma Porter (niece of Horace Porter (1837-1921)).
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Burr Buchanan Lincoln (1881-1937) — also known as Burr B. Lincoln — of Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich. Born in Mason, Ingham County, Mich., December 16, 1881. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Huron County, 1926; Michigan agriculture commissioner, 1937. Collapsed and died, from a cerebral embolism, on a downtown street in Flint, Genesee County, Mich., May 27, 1937 (age 55 years, 162 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Lansing Edgar Lincoln and Philura (Buchanan) Lincoln (1851-1939); married to Esther Elizabeth Hoare (1879-1961); father of James Helme Lincoln (1916-2011); second cousin thrice removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin twice removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Rumney Ringwalt (1899-1981) — also known as Arthur R. Ringwalt — of Washington, D.C. Born in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., February 24, 1899. U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1928-32; Yunnanfu, 1934, 1938; U.S. Consul in Kweilin, 1943-44; chief, U.S. State Department Division on Chinese Affairs, 1946. Died in Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., February 14, 1981 (age 81 years, 356 days). Cremated.
  Relatives: Son of John Rumney Ringwalt (1857-1931) and Mary McFarland (Carr) Ringwalt (1866-1939); married, May 15, 1938, to Mildred Minor Teusler (1907-1994); second cousin once removed of Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) and Martha Dee Todd.
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Lincoln-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Helme Lincoln (1916-2011) — also known as James H. Lincoln — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich. Born in Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich., August 26, 1916. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1953; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1957, 1959; Wayne County Probate Judge, 1960-77; candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1980. Died in Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich., July 23, 2011 (age 94 years, 331 days). Interment at Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Esther Elizabeth (Hoare) Lincoln (1879-1961) and Burr Buchanan Lincoln; married, June 21, 1941, to Mary F. Kimmerling; grandson of Lansing Edgar Lincoln; second cousin four times removed of Levi Lincoln; third cousin thrice removed of Levi Lincoln, Jr. (1782-1868) and Enoch Lincoln.
  Political family: Lincoln-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The James H. Lincoln Hall of Juvenile Justice, in Detroit, Michigan, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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