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Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut

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  Theophilus Eaton (1590-1658) — Born in Buckinghamshire, England, 1590. Co-founder and first Governor of New Haven Colony, 1639-58. Puritan. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., January 17, 1658 (age about 67 years). Original interment and cenotaph at New Haven Green, New Haven, Conn.; reinterment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.; cenotaph at Montowese Cemetery, North Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Eaton and Elizabeth (Sheapheard) Eaton; married 1629 to Ann (Lloyd) Yale (1591-1658); fifth great-grandfather of David Parmalee Kelsey; sixth great-grandfather of Walter Samuel Hine (1863-1950), Arthur Eugene Parmelee, Lovel Davis Parmelee, Frank Clark Woodruff and Watson Stiles Woodruff; seventh great-grandfather of Layton Archer Kelsey and Cleon Lorenzo Parmelee.
  Political families: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Eaton, New Hampshire, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Eaton so fam'd so wise, so just, The Phoenix of our world, here lies his dust / This name forget, N. England never must."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Josiah Hornblower (1729-1809) — of Essex County, N.J. Born in Staffordshire, England, February 23, 1729. Engineer; hardware merchant; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1779-80; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1785-86; county judge in New Jersey, 1789-1809. Died in Newark, Essex County, N.J., January 21, 1809 (age 79 years, 333 days). Interment at Dutch Reformed Churchyard, Belleville, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hornblower (c.1696-1762) and Rebecca (Haywood) Hornblower; married 1755 to Elizabeth Kingsland (1734-1808); father of Joseph Coerten Hornblower; grandfather of Harriette Burnet Hornblower (1810-1868; who married Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff), Mary Hornblower (1816-1896; who married Joseph Philo Bradley) and William Henry Hornblower; great-grandfather of William Butler Hornblower (1851-1914).
  Political family: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Dwight (1764-1846) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn.; Albany, Albany County, N.Y.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., December 15, 1764. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1806-07; member of Connecticut council of assistants, 1809-15. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 12, 1846 (age 81 years, 179 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Dwight (1726-1777) and Mary (Edwards) Dwight (1734-1807); married to Abigail Alsop (1765-1846); nephew of Pierpont Edwards; third great-grandson of Thomas Willett; first cousin of Aaron Burr and Henry Waggaman Edwards; second cousin of John Davenport and James Davenport; second cousin once removed of Theodore Davenport; second cousin thrice removed of Evert Harris Kittell; second cousin five times removed of Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr.; third cousin of Benjamin Tallmadge and Greene Carrier Bronson; third cousin once removed of Charles Robert Sherman, Frederick Augustus Tallmadge and Elisha Hunt Allen; third cousin twice removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, John Appleton, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman, Joseph Pomeroy Root, William Chapman Williston, William Fessenden Allen, Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937) and Edward Williams Hooker; third cousin thrice removed of Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard, Maurice Lauchlin Wright, George Landon Ingraham, George Williston Nash, Charles Dunsmore Millard, Franklin Clark Pomeroy and Blanche M. Woodward; fourth cousin of Noah Phelps and Hezekiah Case; fourth cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams, Morris Woodruff, Elisha Phelps, Ambrose Tuttle, Jesse Hoyt, Abiel Case, Silas Wright, Jr., Jairus Case, James Samuel Wadsworth, George Washington Wolcott, William Dean Kellogg and Almon Case.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Orsamus Cook Merrill (1775-1865) — of Bennington, Bennington County, Vt. Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., June 18, 1775. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; lawyer; postmaster at Bennington, Vt., 1809-12; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1817-20 (at-large 1817-19, 1st District 1819-20); delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1822; probate judge in Vermont, 1822-23; Bennington County State's Attorney, 1823-25; member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1824-27; member of Vermont state senate, 1836; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1839. Died in Bennington, Bennington County, Vt., April 12, 1865 (age 89 years, 298 days). Interment at Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of James Merrill (1751-1807) and Jerusha (Seymour) Merrill (1754-1827); brother of Timothy Merrill; married, August 18, 1805, to Mary 'Polly' Robinson (1781-1831; daughter of Jonathan Robinson); uncle of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); fourth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin of Jason Kellogg; second cousin once removed of Aaron Kellogg, Silas Dewey Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923); second cousin twice removed of William Pitt Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1898-1986); second cousin thrice removed of Charles Collins Kellogg and Henry Theodore Kellogg; second cousin four times removed of Irene Ellis Murphy; third cousin of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Josiah Cowles, Thomas Seymour, Moses Seymour, Luther Walter Badger, Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr., Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); third cousin twice removed of Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill, Rowland Case Kellogg, Arthur Burnham Woodford and Benjamin Baker Merrill; third cousin thrice removed of William Lucius Case, Frank Billings Kellogg, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Edward Russell Kellogg, Edward Stanley Kellogg, Franklin Warren Kellogg and Donald Barr Chidsey; fourth cousin of Daniel Chapin, Abel Merrill, Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Stephen Daniel Tilden, Morris Woodruff, Horatio Seymour (1778-1857), Elisha Phelps, Henry Seymour, Oliver Owen Forward, Daniel Upson, Walter Forward and Chauncey Forward; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Hezekiah Case, Joseph Churchill Strong, Calvin Frisbie, Amaziah Brainard, DeGrasse Maltby, Samuel Clement Fessenden, Henry Taintor, Silas Wright, Jr., John Adams Dix, Marshall Chapin, Graham Hurd Chapin, David Lowrey Seymour, John Arnold Rockwell, Origen Storrs Seymour, Daniel Rose Tilden, George Catlin Woodruff, Norman A. Phelps, Thomas Henry Seymour, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), Hezekiah Cook Seymour, John Smith Phelps, George Seymour, Russell Sage, Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, McNeil Seymour, Ayres Phillips Merrill and Henry William Seymour.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Coerten Hornblower (1777-1864) — also known as Joseph C. Hornblower — of Belleville, Essex County, N.J. Born in Belleville, Essex County, N.J., May 6, 1777. Republican. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1820; chief justice of New Jersey state supreme court, 1832-46; delegate to New Jersey state constitutional convention, 1844; law professor; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1856 (Convention Vice-President). Died in Belleville, Essex County, N.J., June 11, 1864 (age 87 years, 36 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Hornblower and Elizabeth (Kingsland) Hornblower; married, April 9, 1803, to Mary Burnet (died 1836); married, March 9, 1840, to Mary Ann Kinney; father of Harriette Burnet Hornblower (1810-1868; who married Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff), Mary Hornblower (1816-1896; who married Joseph Philo Bradley) and William Henry Hornblower; grandfather of William Butler Hornblower (1851-1914).
  Political family: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Morris Woodruff (1777-1840) — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Morris, Litchfield County, Conn., September 3, 1777. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Litchfield, 1824-26, 1829-30, 1836-37; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1832. Died in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., May 17, 1840 (age 62 years, 257 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Woodruff (1749-1813) and Lucy (Morris) Woodruff (1754-1790); married to Candace Catlin (1786-1871); father of George Catlin Woodruff and Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff; grandfather of Edward Woodruff Seymour and Morris Woodruff Seymour; third cousin thrice removed of Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard; fourth cousin of Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Silas Wright, Jr., Marshall Chapin and James Samuel Wadsworth; fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Dwight, Charles Robert Sherman, Eli Coe Birdsey, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859), William Chapman Williston, Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth, William Sheffield Cowles, Franklin Darius Hale and George Harrison Hall.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Bennet Bicknell (1781-1841) — of Madison County, N.Y. Born in Mansfield, Tolland County, Conn., November 14, 1781. Democrat. Newspaper editor; member of New York state assembly from Madison County, 1811-12; member of New York state senate Western District, 1814-18; Madison County Clerk, 1821-25; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1837-39. Died in Morrisville, Madison County, N.Y., September 15, 1841 (age 59 years, 305 days). Interment at Morrisville Rural Cemetery, Morrisville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Huldah (Field) Bicknell (1743-1809) and Moses Bicknell (1744-1807); married, April 28, 1802, to Lucinda Crane (1783-1827); grandfather of Herschel Harrison Hatch; second cousin once removed of Simeon W. Spafard; third cousin once removed of Ira Sherwin Hazeltine; third cousin twice removed of David Thayer Bunker; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Ingersoll, Jared Ingersoll, Walter Samuel Hine, Frank Clark Woodruff, Watson Stiles Woodruff and John Brown Judson, Jr.; fourth cousin of Samuel Clement Fessenden (1784-1869); fourth cousin once removed of Willard J. Chapin, William Pitt Fessenden, Samuel Clement Fessenden (1815-1882), Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden, Joseph Palmer Fessenden, Alvred Bayard Nettleton (1838-1911), Oscar Sherman Gifford and Everett Chamberlin Benton.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Timothy Merrill (1781-1836) — of Vermont. Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., March 16, 1781. Secretary of state of Vermont, 1831-36. Died in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., July 27, 1836 (age 55 years, 133 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Merrill (1751-1807) and Jerusha (Seymour) Merrill (1754-1827); brother of Orsamus Cook Merrill; father of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); fourth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin of Jason Kellogg; second cousin once removed of Aaron Kellogg, Silas Dewey Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923); second cousin twice removed of William Pitt Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1898-1986); second cousin thrice removed of Charles Collins Kellogg and Henry Theodore Kellogg; second cousin four times removed of Irene Ellis Murphy; third cousin of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842) and Daniel Fiske Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Josiah Cowles, Thomas Seymour, Moses Seymour, Luther Walter Badger, Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr., Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); third cousin twice removed of Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill, Rowland Case Kellogg, Arthur Burnham Woodford and Benjamin Baker Merrill; third cousin thrice removed of William Lucius Case, Frank Billings Kellogg, Clement Phineas Kellogg, Edward Russell Kellogg, Edward Stanley Kellogg, Franklin Warren Kellogg and Donald Barr Chidsey; fourth cousin of Daniel Chapin, Abel Merrill, Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Stephen Daniel Tilden, Morris Woodruff, Horatio Seymour (1778-1857), Elisha Phelps, Henry Seymour, Oliver Owen Forward, Daniel Upson, Walter Forward and Chauncey Forward; fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Hezekiah Case, Joseph Churchill Strong, Calvin Frisbie, Amaziah Brainard, DeGrasse Maltby, Samuel Clement Fessenden, Henry Taintor, Silas Wright, Jr., John Adams Dix, Marshall Chapin, Graham Hurd Chapin, David Lowrey Seymour, John Arnold Rockwell, Origen Storrs Seymour, Daniel Rose Tilden, George Catlin Woodruff, Norman A. Phelps, Thomas Henry Seymour, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), Hezekiah Cook Seymour, John Smith Phelps, George Seymour, Russell Sage, Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, McNeil Seymour, Ayres Phillips Merrill and Henry William Seymour.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Martin Keeler (1781-1860) — of Delaware County, N.Y. Born in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn., July 3, 1781. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from Delaware County, 1816-17; Delaware County Sheriff, 1819; common pleas court judge in New York, 1820. Died in South Kortright, Delaware County, N.Y., April 1, 1860 (age 78 years, 273 days). Interment somewhere in South Kortright, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jabez Keeler (1750-1825) and Sarah (Benedict) Keeler (born 1753); married, June 1, 1802, to Patience Mace (1784-1876); father of Stephen Hiram Keeler; first cousin thrice removed of Burr L. Castle and Anson Foster Keeler; second cousin twice removed of Alfred Walstein Bangs and John Clarence Keeler; second cousin thrice removed of Tracy R. Bangs, Frank D. Bangs and Asbury Elliott Kellogg; second cousin four times removed of George A. Bangs; third cousin once removed of William Anson Floyd, Elijah Hunt Mills, Daniel Darling Whitney and Edwin Olmstead Keeler (1846-1923); third cousin thrice removed of Walter Samuel Hine, Frank Clark Woodruff and Watson Stiles Woodruff; fourth cousin of Nicoll Floyd, Thaddeus Betts and Silas Wright, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Samuel Huntington, Charles Albert Floyd, Frederick Augustus Tallmadge, David Gelston Floyd, John Gelston Floyd and William Chapman Williston.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles Robert Sherman (1788-1829) — of New Lancaster (now Lancaster), Fairfield County, Ohio. Born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn., September 17, 1788. Lawyer; justice of Ohio state supreme court, 1823-29; died in office 1829. Died in Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio, June 24, 1829 (age 40 years, 280 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Taylor Sherman (1758-1815) and Elizabeth (Stoddard) Sherman (1769-1848); married, May 8, 1810, to Mary Hoyt (1787-1852); father of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman and John Sherman; grandfather of Mary Hoyt Sherman (1842-1904; who married Nelson Appleton Miles); fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Phineas Taylor Barnum; second cousin twice removed of Pierpont Edwards, Aaron Burr, Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard and Blanche M. Woodward; second cousin thrice removed of Louis Ezekiel Stoddard; third cousin once removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight, Henry Waggaman Edwards, Philo Fairchild Barnum and Andrew Gould Chatfield (1810-1875); third cousin twice removed of Chauncey Goodrich, Elizur Goodrich and Chauncey Mitchell Depew; third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Huntington; fourth cousin of Theodore Davenport and David Lowrey Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Gershom Birdsey, Morris Woodruff, Benjamin Hard, Gideon Hard, James Samuel Wadsworth, Alfred Peck Edgerton, John Appleton, Joseph Ketchum Edgerton, Joseph Pomeroy Root, Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin, Caleb Seymour Pitkin and Edward Williams Hooker.
  Political families: Otis family of Connecticut; Sherman family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Silas Wright, Jr. Silas Wright, Jr. (1795-1847) — of Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., May 24, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; St. Lawrence County Surrogate, 1821-24; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1824-27; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1827-29, 1829-30; New York state comptroller, 1829-34; U.S. Senator from New York, 1833-44; resigned 1844; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1844; Governor of New York, 1845-47; defeated, 1846. Died in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., August 27, 1847 (age 52 years, 95 days). Interment at Silas Wright Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.; memorial monument at Weybridge Town Center, Weybridge, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Wright (1760-1843) and Eleanor (Goodale) Wright (1762-1846); second cousin thrice removed of Henry Merrill Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of Charles Ellsworth Goodell; third cousin once removed of Elijah Hunt Mills; fourth cousin of Morris Woodruff, Martin Keeler, Marshall Chapin and William Dean Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Dwight, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Greene Carrier Bronson, Charles Phelps Huntington, George Catlin Woodruff, Stephen Hiram Keeler, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Edmund Gillett Chapin, William Chapman Williston, Zenas Ferry Moody, Charles Edward Phelps, Arthur Chapin and John Wingate Weeks.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Wright counties in Minn. and Mo. are named for him; Wright County, Iowa may have been named for him.
  Wright Peak, in the Ardirondack Mountains, Essex County, New York, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $50 gold certificate from the 1880s until 1913.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
  Marshall Chapin (1798-1838) — of Michigan. Born in Bernardston, Franklin County, Mass., February 27, 1798. Mayor of Detroit, Mich., 1831, 1833. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 26, 1838 (age 40 years, 302 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Caleb Chapin (1759-1838) and Mary (Wright) Chapin (1765-1827); father of Louisa Chapin (who married Theodore Henry Hinchman (1818-1895)); great-grandfather of Theodore Henry Hinchman (1869-1936); first cousin twice removed of John W. Chapin; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Chapin (1761-1821); third cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin (1791-1878), Graham Hurd Chapin, Edmund Gillett Chapin and Zenas Ferry Moody; third cousin thrice removed of Selden Chapin; fourth cousin of Morris Woodruff, Silas Wright, Jr., Chester William Chapin, John Hall Brockway, John Putnam Chapin and William Dean Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, Elijah Boardman, John Allen, William Bostwick, Peter B. Garnsey, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Daniel Warner Bostwick, Charles Phelps Huntington, George Catlin Woodruff, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Charles Edward Phelps and Andrew Bliss Chapin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Simon Cameron (1799-1889) — also known as "The Czar of Pennsylvania" — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., March 8, 1799. Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, 1829-30; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1845-49, 1857-61, 1867-77; resigned 1861, 1877; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1860; U.S. Secretary of War, 1861-62; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1862. Member, Freemasons. Died near Maytown, Lancaster County, Pa., June 26, 1889 (age 90 years, 110 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Cameron and Martha (Pfoutz) Cameron; brother of William Cameron; married to Margaret Brua; father of Virginia Rolette Cameron (who married Isaac Wayne MacVeagh) and James Donald Cameron (1833-1918); grandfather of Joseph Gardner Bradley.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Cameron family of Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cameron counties in La. and Pa. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Eli Coe Birdsey (1799-1843) — also known as Eli C. Birdsey — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born December 21, 1799. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Meriden, 1834. Died October 9, 1843 (age 43 years, 292 days). Interment at East Cemetery, Meriden, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Gershom Birdsey and Lucy (Coe) Birdsey (1780-1863); married to Rebecca Cook Wilcox (1805-1888); father of Eli Coe Birdsey; fourth great-grandnephew of Robert Treat; fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Benjamin Hard; third cousin once removed of Victory James Birdseye, James Samuel Wadsworth and Arthur Julius Birdseye; fourth cousin of Israel Coe, Charles Frederick Wadsworth, Jethro Ayers Hatch, James Wolcott Wadsworth and George Harrison Hall; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth (1791-1868), Gideon Hard, Francis William Kellogg, Lyman Wetmore Coe, Robert Cleveland Usher, Isaac Washington Birdseye, Arthur Newton Holden, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. and Lawson Wooding Hall.
  Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881) — also known as Origen S. Seymour — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., February 9, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1842, 1849-50, 1880; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1850; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1851-55; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1855-63; candidate for Governor of Connecticut, 1864, 1865; justice of Connecticut state supreme court, 1870-74; chief justice of Connecticut Supreme Court, 1873-74. Episcopalian. Died in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., August 12, 1881 (age 77 years, 184 days). Interment at East Cemetery, Litchfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Ozias Seymour (1776-1851) and Selima (Storrs) Seymour (1786-1814); brother of Henrietta Sophronia Seymour (who married George Catlin Woodruff (1805-1885)); married, October 5, 1830, to Lucy Morris Woodruff (1807-1894; sister of George Catlin Woodruff (1805-1885)); father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and Morris Woodruff Seymour; nephew of Horatio Seymour (1778-1857) and Henry Seymour; grandson of Moses Seymour; first cousin of Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) and George Seymour; first cousin once removed of Joseph Battell and Horatio Seymour, Jr.; second cousin of McNeil Seymour and Henry William Seymour; second cousin once removed of Norman Alexander Seymour; second cousin twice removed of Thomas Seymour; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Hezekiah Cook Seymour; third cousin once removed of Silas Seymour, William Chapman Williston and Augustus Sherrill Seymour; third cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles, Daniel Pitkin and Orlo Erland Wadhams; third cousin thrice removed of Dalton G. Seymour (1908-1981); fourth cousin of David Lowrey Seymour and Thomas Henry Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill and Caleb Seymour Pitkin.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams 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
  George Catlin Woodruff (1805-1885) — also known as George C. Woodruff — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., December 1, 1805. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Litchfield, Conn., 1832-42, 1842-46; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1851, 1866, 1874; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1861-63. Died in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., November 21, 1885 (age 79 years, 355 days). Interment at East Cemetery, Litchfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Woodruff and Candace (Catlin) Woodruff (1786-1871); brother of Lucy Morris Woodruff (1807-1894; who married Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881)) and Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff; married, September 28, 1829, to Henrietta Sophronia Seymour (sister of Origen Storrs Seymour (1804-1881)); uncle of Edward Woodruff Seymour (1832-1892) and Morris Woodruff Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Silas Wright, Jr., Marshall Chapin and James Samuel Wadsworth.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Floyd-Woodbridge-Edwards family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-1864) — also known as James S. Wadsworth — of New York. Born in Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y., October 30, 1807. Republican. Candidate for Governor of New York, 1862; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Skull and Bones. Died of wounds received in the Battle of the Wilderness, in Spotsylvania County, Va., May 8, 1864 (age 56 years, 191 days). Interment at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Wadsworth (1768-1844) and Naomi (Wolcott) Wadsworth (1776-1831); married, May 11, 1834, to Mary Craig Wharton (1814-1874); father of Charles Frederick Wadsworth and James Wolcott Wadsworth; grandfather of James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.; great-grandson of Erastus Wolcott; great-grandfather of James Jermiah Wadsworth; great-grandnephew of Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); second great-grandfather of James Wadsworth Symington; first cousin once removed of Edward Oliver Wolcott; first cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of John William Allen, Henry Titus Backus, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Eli Coe Birdsey (1799-1843), George Harrison Hall and Alfred Wolcott; third cousin twice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Daniel Pitkin, Eli Coe Birdsey (1843-1929), Lawson Wooding Hall and Selden Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Frederic Lincoln Chapin; fourth cousin of Morris Woodruff, Elisha Hunt Allen and George Washington Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Dwight, Timothy Pitkin, Charles Robert Sherman, Edmund Holcomb, George Catlin Woodruff, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, William Chapman Williston, William Fessenden Allen, Alfred Clark Chapin, Franklin Darius Hale, Adrian Rowe Wadsworth, Sr., Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937) and Clarence Seymour Wadsworth.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff (1809-1875) — also known as Lewis B. Woodruff — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., June 19, 1809. Lawyer; common pleas court judge in New York, 1849-55; superior court judge in New York, 1856-61; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1868-69; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 2nd Circuit, 1869-75; died in office 1875. Died in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., September 10, 1875 (age 66 years, 83 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Woodruff and Candace (Catlin) Woodruff (1786-1871); brother of George Catlin Woodruff; married, November 4, 1835, to Harriette Burnet Hornblower (1810-1868; daughter of Joseph Coerten Hornblower; sister-in-law of Joseph Philo Bradley; sister of William Henry Hornblower; aunt of William Butler Hornblower; granddaughter of Josiah Hornblower); uncle of Edward Woodruff Seymour and Morris Woodruff Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Silas Wright, Jr., Marshall Chapin and James Samuel Wadsworth.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Philo Bradley (1813-1892) — also known as Joseph P. Bradley — Born in Berne, Albany County, N.Y., March 14, 1813. Lawyer; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1870-92; died in office 1892. Christian Reformed. As the only politically independent member of the Electoral Commission to settle the disputed 1876 presidential election, he cast the deciding vote to award all of the disputed electoral votes to the Republican candidate, Rutheford B. Hayes. Died in Washington, D.C., January 22, 1892 (age 78 years, 314 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Philo Bradley and Mercy (Gardiner) Bradley; married, October 23, 1844, to Mary Hornblower (1816-1896; daughter of Joseph Coerten Hornblower; sister-in-law of Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff; sister of William Henry Hornblower; aunt of William Butler Hornblower (1851-1914); granddaughter of Josiah Hornblower); grandfather of Joseph Gardner Bradley.
  Political family: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859) — also known as Farrand F. Merrill; Ferrand Fassett Merrill — of Vermont. Born in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., October 24, 1814. Lawyer; secretary of state of Vermont, 1849-53; Washington County State's Attorney, 1854-56; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1856-57. Died, from a stroke or heart attack, in his law office, Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., May 2, 1859 (age 44 years, 190 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Merrill and Clara (Fassett) Merrill (1783-1857); married to Eliza Wright (1818-1881); nephew of Orsamus Cook Merrill; fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Jason Kellogg; second cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin of Silas Dewey Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923); third cousin once removed of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842), Daniel Fiske Kellogg, William Pitt Kellogg and William Sheffield Cowles (1898-1986); third cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles, Thomas Seymour, Moses Seymour, Charles Collins Kellogg and Henry Theodore Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Irene Ellis Murphy; fourth cousin of Luther Walter Badger, Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr., Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); fourth cousin once removed of Daniel Chapin, Abel Merrill, Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Stephen Daniel Tilden, Morris Woodruff, Horatio Seymour, Elisha Phelps, Henry Seymour, Oliver Owen Forward, Daniel Upson, Walter Forward, Chauncey Forward, Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill, Rowland Case Kellogg, Arthur Burnham Woodford and Benjamin Baker Merrill (1871-1951).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Henry Hornblower (1820-1883) — Born in Belleville, Essex County, N.J., March 21, 1820. Republican. Minister; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1860. Presbyterian. Died in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., July 16, 1883 (age 63 years, 117 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Coerten Hornblower and Mary Dickerson (Burnet) Hornblower (1778-1836); brother of Harriette Burnet Hornblower (1810-1868; who married Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff) and Mary Hornblower (1816-1896; who married Joseph Philo Bradley); father of William Butler Hornblower; grandson of Josiah Hornblower (1729-1809).
  Political family: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr. (1828-1898) — also known as Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 29, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1853-55; U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1869-85; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1880, 1884; U.S. Secretary of State, 1885-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1892; U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1893-97. Died in Dedham, Norfolk County, Mass., September 28, 1898 (age 69 years, 334 days). Interment at Old Swedes Church Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of James Asheton Bayard, Jr. and Anne (Francis) Bayard; married 1856 to Louisa Lee; married, November 7, 1889, to Mary W. Clymer; father of Thomas Francis Bayard, Jr.; nephew of Richard Henry Bayard (1796-1868); grandson of James Asheton Bayard, Sr.; grandfather of Mabel Bayard Warren (who married Joseph Gardner Bradley), Thomas Francis Bayard III and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard (1918-1985); great-grandson of Richard Bassett; great-grandfather of Richard Henry Bayard (1949?-); great-grandnephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; fourth great-grandnephew of Nicholas Bayard (1644?-1707); fifth great-grandnephew of Pieter Stuyvesant; second cousin once removed of Littleton Kirkpatrick; second cousin four times removed of Stephanus Bayard; third cousin of Andrew Kirkpatrick; third cousin thrice removed of Nicholas Bayard (1736-1802); fourth cousin of John Sluyter Wirt.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mount Bayard, on the border between British Columbia, Canada, and the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  William Chapman Williston (1830-1909) — also known as W. C. Williston — of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn. Born in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, S.C., June 22, 1830. Lawyer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 16, 1873-74; member of Minnesota state senate 16th District, 1876-77; district judge in Minnesota 1st District, 1891. Died in Goodhue County, Minn., June 22, 1909 (age 79 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William King Williston (1796-1879) and Annis (Chapman) Williston (1796-1863); married, April 12, 1854, to Mary E. Canfield (1835-1915); first cousin thrice removed of Moses Seymour; second cousin once removed of George Williston Nash; second cousin twice removed of Horatio Seymour (1778-1857) and Henry Seymour; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of Origen Storrs Seymour, Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), George Seymour, McNeil Seymour and Henry William Seymour; third cousin twice removed of Theodore Dwight, Elijah Hunt Mills, Greene Carrier Bronson (1789-1863) and Chester Wentworth; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles, Aaron Kellogg and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin of Edward Woodruff Seymour, Joseph Battell, Morris Woodruff Seymour, Horatio Seymour, Jr. and Norman Alexander Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Martin Keeler, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, Silas Wright, Jr. and James Samuel Wadsworth.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edward Woodruff Seymour (1832-1892) — also known as Edward W. Seymour — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., August 30, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Litchfield, 1859-60, 1870-71; member of Connecticut state senate 15th District, 1876; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1883-87; justice of Connecticut state supreme court, 1889. Episcopalian. Died in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., October 16, 1892 (age 60 years, 47 days). Interment at East Cemetery, Litchfield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Origen Storrs Seymour and Lucy Morris (Woodruff) Seymour (1807-1894); brother of Morris Woodruff Seymour; married, May 12, 1864, to Mary Floyd Tallmadge (1831-1917; daughter of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge); nephew of George Catlin Woodruff and Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff (1809-1875); grandson of Morris Woodruff; grandnephew of Horatio Seymour (1778-1857) and Henry Seymour; great-grandson of Moses Seymour; first cousin once removed of Horatio Seymour (1810-1886) and George Seymour; second cousin of Joseph Battell and Horatio Seymour, Jr.; second cousin once removed of McNeil Seymour and Henry William Seymour; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Seymour; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Norman Alexander Seymour; third cousin once removed of Hezekiah Cook Seymour; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin of Silas Seymour, William Chapman Williston and Augustus Sherrill Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of David Lowrey Seymour, Thomas Henry Seymour and Orlo Erland Wadhams.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Frederick Wadsworth (1835-1899) — also known as Charles F. Wadsworth — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 6, 1835. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1886. Died in York, Livingston County, N.Y., November 13, 1899 (age 64 years, 38 days). Interment at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Samuel Wadsworth and Mary Craig (Wharton) Wadsworth (1814-1874); brother of James Wolcott Wadsworth; married, September 29, 1864, to Jessie Burden (1840-1917); uncle of James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.; granduncle of James Jermiah Wadsworth; great-granduncle of James Wadsworth Symington; second great-grandson of Erastus Wolcott; second great-grandnephew of Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin of Edward Oliver Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of John William Allen, Henry Titus Backus, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin twice removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799) and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin of Eli Coe Birdsey (1799-1843), George Harrison Hall and Alfred Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Elisha Hunt Allen, George Washington Wolcott, Eli Coe Birdsey (1843-1929), Lawson Wooding Hall and Selden Chapin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Morris Woodruff Seymour (1842-1920) — also known as Morris W. Seymour — of Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn. Born October 6, 1842. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state senate, 1881-82 (10th District 1881, 14th District 1882); candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1888 (Democratic), 1896 (Gold Democratic). Episcopalian. Member, Society of Colonial Wars; Society of the Cincinnati. Died October 27, 1920 (age 78 years, 21 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Origen Storrs Seymour; brother of Edward Woodruff Seymour; nephew of George Catlin Woodruff and Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff (1809-1875); grandson of Morris Woodruff; grandnephew of Horatio Seymour (1778-1857) and Henry Seymour; great-grandson of Moses Seymour; first cousin once removed of Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), George Seymour and Julia Catherine Seymour (1827-1893; who married Roscoe Conkling); second cousin of Joseph Battell, Emma Seymour Battell (who married John Wolcott Stewart) and Horatio Seymour, Jr.; second cousin once removed of McNeil Seymour and Henry William Seymour; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Seymour; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Norman Alexander Seymour; third cousin once removed of Hezekiah Cook Seymour; third cousin thrice removed of Josiah Cowles and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin of Silas Seymour, William Chapman Williston and Augustus Sherrill Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of David Lowrey Seymour, Thomas Henry Seymour and Orlo Erland Wadhams.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard (1844-1923) — also known as Ezekiel G. Stoddard — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Seymour, New Haven County, Conn., November 14, 1844. Banker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1886. While horseback riding at Bell Ranch, he fell or was thrown from the horse, fractured his ankle, probably suffered some heart trouble, and died six hours later without regaining consciousness, in Tucumcari, Quay County, N.M., September 18, 1923 (age 78 years, 308 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Stoddard (1813-1887) and Esther Ann (Gilbert) Stoddard (1820-1896); married, January 10, 1871, to Mary DeForest Burlock; father of Louis Ezekiel Stoddard; seventh great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin twice removed of Charles Robert Sherman (1788-1829); second cousin four times removed of Pierpont Edwards and Aaron Burr; third cousin once removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Blanche M. Woodward; third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport, James Davenport, Daniel Chapin, Theodore Dwight, Morris Woodruff and Henry Waggaman Edwards.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Wolcott Wadsworth (1846-1926) — also known as James W. Wadsworth — of Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 12, 1846. Republican. Major in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of New York state assembly from Livingston County, 1878-79; New York state comptroller, 1880-81; U.S. Representative from New York, 1881-85, 1891-1907 (27th District 1881-85, 31st District 1891-93, 30th District 1893-1903, 34th District 1903-07); defeated, 1906; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884, 1904; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 43rd District, 1915. Died in Washington, D.C., December 24, 1926 (age 80 years, 73 days). Interment at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Samuel Wadsworth and Mary Craig (Wharton) Wadsworth (1814-1874); brother of Charles Frederick Wadsworth; married 1876 to Louisa Travers (1848-1931; granddaughter of Reverdy Johnson); father of James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.; grandfather of James Jermiah Wadsworth; great-grandfather of James Wadsworth Symington; second great-grandson of Erastus Wolcott; second great-grandnephew of Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); first cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin of Edward Oliver Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of William Pitkin; third cousin once removed of John William Allen, Henry Titus Backus, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin twice removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth and William Wolcott Ellsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799) and Daniel Pitkin; fourth cousin of Eli Coe Birdsey (1799-1843), George Harrison Hall and Alfred Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Elisha Hunt Allen, George Washington Wolcott, Eli Coe Birdsey (1843-1929), Lawson Wooding Hall and Selden Chapin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Wolcott-Packwood-Griswold family of Connecticut; Hosmer-Griswold-Parsons family of Middletown, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Sheffield Cowles (1846-1923) — also known as William S. Cowles — of Farmington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Farmington, Hartford County, Conn., August 1, 1846. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Farmington, 1917-20. Died in Washington, D.C., May 1, 1923 (age 76 years, 273 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Farmington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Cowles (1809-1884) and Elizabeth Eels (Sheffield) Cowles (1821-1884); married, November 25, 1895, to Anna L. Roosevelt (1855-1931; sister of Theodore Roosevelt); father of William Sheffield Cowles; second cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill; second cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); third cousin twice removed of Thomas Seymour and Moses Seymour; fourth cousin once removed of Timothy Pitkin, Morris Woodruff, Horatio Seymour, Henry Seymour, Charles Upson, Calvin Josiah Cowles, Gad Ely Upson and Addison Beecher Colvin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
William B. Hornblower William Butler Hornblower (1851-1914) — also known as William B. Hornblower — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., May 13, 1851. Democrat. Lawyer; nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1893, but not confirmed; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1914; appointed 1914; died in office 1914. Member, American Bar Association. Died, from myocarditis, in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., June 16, 1914 (age 63 years, 34 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Hornblower (1820-1883) and Matilda (Butler) Hornblower; married, April 26, 1882, to Susan Craney Sanford (1855-1886); married, January 31, 1894, to Emily Allis (Sanford) Nelson (1848-1930; sister of first wife); nephew of Harriette Burnet Hornblower (1810-1868; who married Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff) and Mary Hornblower (1816-1896; who married Joseph Philo Bradley); grandson of Joseph Coerten Hornblower; great-grandson of Josiah Hornblower.
  Political family: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  Franklin Darius Hale (1854-1940) — also known as Franklin D. Hale — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine; Lunenburg, Essex County, Vt.; Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., March 7, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Essex County State's Attorney, 1883-89; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Lunenburgh, 1884; member of Vermont state senate from Essex County, 1886; Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1892-98; U.S. Consul in Coaticook, 1902-08; Charlottetown, 1908-09; Trinidad, 1909-12; Huddersfield, 1912-17. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Honor. Died, from uremia, due to chronic nephritis, in Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., April 21, 1940 (age 86 years, 45 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sprague Taylor Hale and Nancy May (Moulton) Hale; married, November 2, 1881, to Adeline 'Addie' Silsby; married, November 26, 1907, to Jennie A. Silsby; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Anson Levi Holcomb (1806-1869), James Samuel Wadsworth and Cyrus Orlando Godfrey.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  George Harrison Hall (1854-1921) — also known as George H. Hall — of Bristol, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Bristol, Hartford County, Conn., November 26, 1854. Republican. Coal and firewood merchant; fire chief; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bristol, 1895-98; member of Connecticut state senate 5th District, 1907-08. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias. Died September 10, 1921 (age 66 years, 288 days). Interment at West Cemetery, Bristol, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Dickerman Hall (1824-1904) and Laura Amanda (Hall) Hall (1828-1897); married, March 19, 1873, to Jessie A. Wooding (1856-1935); father of Lawson Wooding Hall; third cousin once removed of James Samuel Wadsworth; third cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Brace, Joshua Coit, Augustus Seymour Porter, Samuel Lathrop (1772-1846) and Peter Buell Porter; fourth cousin of Eli Coe Birdsey (1799-1843), Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth and Arthur Eugene Parmelee; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Eli Coe Birdsey (1843-1929) and James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr..
  Political families: Conger-Hungerford family; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walter Samuel Hine (1863-1950) — also known as Walter S. Hine — of Orange, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Orange, New Haven County, Conn., September 19, 1863. Republican. Farmer; first selectman of Orange, Connecticut, 1926-27; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Orange and West Haven; elected 1934. Died in Orange, New Haven County, Conn., August 26, 1950 (age 86 years, 341 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Treat Hine (1837-1891) and Fidelia (Crofut) Hine (1838-1915); married, April 18, 1890, to Alice Corrine 'Cora' Treat (1868-1944); sixth great-grandson of Theophilus Eaton; second cousin of Frank Clark Woodruff and Watson Stiles Woodruff (1869-1930); third cousin thrice removed of Martin Keeler and Bennet Bicknell.
  Political families: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Frank Clark Woodruff (1866-1944) — also known as Frank C. Woodruff — of Orange, New Haven County, Conn.; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Orange, New Haven County, Conn., October 27, 1866. Republican. Seed merchant; member of Connecticut state senate 14th District, 1911-12; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1912. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., September 7, 1944 (age 77 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Stiles Denison Woodruff (1837-1906) and Elizabeth Maria (Clark) Woodruff (1839-1906); brother of Watson Stiles Woodruff (1869-1930); married, February 14, 1889, to Julia Alling (1867-1930); sixth great-grandson of Theophilus Eaton; second cousin of Walter Samuel Hine; third cousin thrice removed of Martin Keeler and Bennet Bicknell.
  Political families: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Keeler-Floyd-Sherman-Bangs family of New York; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut; Fessenden family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Watson Stiles Woodruff (1869-1930) — also known as Watson S. Woodruff — of Orange, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Orange, New Haven County, Conn., April 8, 1869. Republican. Seed merchant; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Orange, 1907-08; member of Connecticut state senate 14th District, 1919-20. Died in Orange, New Haven County, Conn., September 4, 1930 (age 61 years, 149 days). Interment at Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Stiles Denison Woodruff (1837-1906) and Elizabeth Maria (Clark) Woodruff (1839-1906); brother of Frank Clark Woodruff; married 1893 to Harriet 'Hattie' Hotchkiss (1870-1936); sixth great-grandson of Theophilus Eaton; second cousin of Walter Samuel Hine; third cousin thrice removed of Martin Keeler and Bennet Bicknell (1781-1841).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hatch family of Connecticut; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Fessenden family; Galloway family of Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Gardner Bradley (b. 1881) — also known as J. G. Bradley — of Dundon, Clay County, W.Va. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., September 12, 1881. Republican. Coal mining magnate; organizer of Elk River Coal and Lumber Co.; organizer of the Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad; director, Central Iron and Steel Co.; created the town of Widen, W.Va.; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916, 1928; chair of Clay County Republican Party, 1917. Episcopalian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Hornblower Bradley and Eliza McCormack (Cameron) Bradley; married to Mabel Bayard Warren (granddaughter of Thomas Francis Bayard, Sr.); grandson of Simon Cameron and Joseph Philo Bradley (1813-1892).
  Political family: Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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