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John Adams John Adams (1735-1826) — also known as "His Rotundity"; "The Duke of Braintree"; "American Cato"; "Old Sink and Swim"; "The Colossus of Independence"; "Father of the American Navy" — of Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Braintree (part now in Quincy), Norfolk County, Mass., October 30, 1735. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1774-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; U.S. Minister to Netherlands, 1781-88; Great Britain, 1785-88; Vice President of the United States, 1789-97; President of the United States, 1797-1801; defeated (Federalist), 1800; delegate to Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1820. Unitarian. English ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. Died in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass., July 4, 1826 (age 90 years, 247 days). Original interment at Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Mass.; reinterment in 1828 at United First Parish Church, Quincy, Mass.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Adams (1691-1761) and Susanna (Boylston) Adams (1699-1797); married, October 25, 1764, to Abigail Quincy Smith (aunt of William Cranch); father of Abigail Amelia Adams (1765-1813; who married William Stephens Smith) and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) (who married Louisa Catherine Johnson); grandfather of George Washington Adams and Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886); great-grandfather of John Quincy Adams (1833-1894) and Brooks Adams; second great-grandfather of Charles Francis Adams (1866-1954); third great-grandfather of Thomas Boylston Adams; first cousin thrice removed of Edward M. Chapin; first cousin four times removed of Arthur Chapin; first cousin six times removed of Denwood Lynn Chapin; second cousin of Samuel Adams; second cousin once removed of Joseph Allen; second cousin twice removed of John Milton Thayer; second cousin thrice removed of William Vincent Wells; second cousin four times removed of Lyman Kidder Bass, Daniel T. Hayden, Arthur Laban Bates and Almur Stiles Whiting; second cousin five times removed of Charles Grenfill Washburn, Lyman Metcalfe Bass and Emerson Richard Boyles; third cousin once removed of Jeremiah Mason and George Bailey Loring; third cousin twice removed of Asahel Otis, Erastus Fairbanks, Charles Stetson, Henry Brewster Stanton, Charles Adams Jr., Isaiah Stetson, Joshua Perkins, Eli Thayer and Bailey Frye Adams; third cousin thrice removed of Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Caleb Stetson (1801-1885), Oakes Ames, Oliver Ames Jr., Benjamin W. Waite, Alfred Elisha Ames, George Otis Fairbanks, Austin Wells Holden, Horace Fairbanks, Ebenezer Oliver Grosvenor, Joseph Washburn Yates, Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, Franklin Fairbanks, Erskine Mason Phelps, Arthur Newton Holden, John Alden Thayer, Irving Hall Chase, Isaiah Kidder Stetson and Giles Russell Taggart.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Adams counties in Idaho, Iowa, Miss., Neb., Ohio, Pa., Wash. and Wis. are named for him.
  Mount Adams (second highest peak in the Northeast), in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS John Adams (built 1941-42 at Richmond, California; torpedoed and lost in the Coral Sea, 1942) was named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: John Adams HarperJohn A. CameronJohn A. DixJohn Adams FisherJohn A. TaintorJohn A. GilmerJohn A. PerkinsJohn Adams HymanJohn A. DamonJohn A. LeeJohn A. SandersJohn Adams Hurson
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about John Adams: John Ferling, John Adams: A Life — Joseph J. Ellis, The Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams — David McCullough, John Adams — Gore Vidal, Inventing A Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson — John Ferling, Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 — James Grant, John Adams : Party of One
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  John Brown (1736-1803) — of Rhode Island. Born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., January 27, 1736. Merchant; banker; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1782-84; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island at-large, 1799-1801. Slaveowner. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., September 20, 1803 (age 67 years, 236 days). Interment at North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of James Browne (1698-1739) and Hope (Power) Browne (1702-1792); uncle of Benjamin Brown; grandfather of John Brown Francis; second cousin twice removed of John Appleton (1804-1891) and Jane Pierce; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Parrish Witter and Arthur Taggard Appleton; third cousin twice removed of William Sprague (1799-1856); third cousin thrice removed of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague and William Sprague (1830-1915).
  Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Benjamin Brown (1756-1831) — of Massachusetts. Born in Swansea, Bristol County, Mass., September 23, 1756. Physician; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1809, 1811-12, 1819; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 16th District, 1815-17. Died in Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine, September 17, 1831 (age 74 years, 359 days). Interment at Waldoboro Cemetery, Waldoboro, Maine.
  Relatives: Nephew of John Brown (1736-1803).
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sprague family; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Brown Francis (1791-1864) — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 31, 1791. Democrat. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1821; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1831, 1845-56; Governor of Rhode Island, 1833-38; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1840; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1844-45. Died in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., August 9, 1864 (age 73 years, 70 days). Interment at North Burial Ground, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of John Francis (1763-1796) and Abigail (Brown) Francis (1766-1821); married 1822 to Anne Carter Brown (1794-1828); married 1832 to Elizabeth (Francis) Harrison (1796-1866); grandson of John Brown; grandnephew of Thomas Willing; great-grandson of Charles Willing; great-grandnephew of Edward Shippen (1703-1781) and William Shippen; third great-grandson of Edward Shippen (1639-1712); first cousin once removed of Charles Willing Byrd; first cousin twice removed of Edward Shippen (1729-1806) and Francis Fisher Kane; second cousin once removed of Edward Overton Jr.; second cousin twice removed of James Rieman Macfarlane; third cousin of Edward Shippen (1823-1904); third cousin once removed of Bertha Shippen Irving; fourth cousin of John Appleton (1804-1891) and Jane Pierce.
  Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article
  Chauncey Fitch Cleveland (1799-1887) — also known as Chauncey F. Cleveland — of Hampton, Windham County, Conn. Born in Canterbury, Windham County, Conn., February 16, 1799. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hampton, 1826-29, 1832, 1835-36, 1838; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1835-36, 1863; Governor of Connecticut, 1842-44; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1849-53; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1856 (Convention Vice-President; speaker), 1860. Died in Hampton, Windham County, Conn., June 6, 1887 (age 88 years, 110 days). Interment at South Cemetery, Hampton, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Cleveland (1756-1840) and Lois (Sharpe) Cleveland (1757-1811); married, December 13, 1821, to Diantha Hovey (1800-1867; first cousin once removed of Alfred Avery Burnham (1819-1879)); married, January 22, 1869, to Helen Cornelia Litchfield; father of Delia Diantha Cleveland (1825-1853; who married Alfred Avery Burnham (1819-1879)); first cousin once removed of Henry Sabin; second cousin once removed of Ira Chandler Backus and William Dean Kellogg; third cousin once removed of Ephraim Safford, Isaiah Kidder, Joshua Perkins, Edward Green Bradford, Stafford Canning Cleveland, Bailey Frye Adams, Orestes Cleveland, Lee Randall Sanborn and Nelson Appleton Miles; third cousin twice removed of Lyman Kidder, Ezra Kidder, David Kidder, Augustus Sabin Chase, Marden Sabin, Joseph Spalding, Edward Green Bradford II and James L. Sanborn; third cousin thrice removed of Irving Hall Chase, Walter Keene Linscott, Edward Green Bradford Jr., Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Grover Fredrick Cleveland; fourth cousin of Jonathan Usher, Jedediah Sabin, Caleb Blodgett, John Larkin Payson, Charles Stetson, James Safford, Luther Kidder and Isaiah Stetson (1812-1880); fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Hunt Mills, Alvan Kidder, Francis Kidder, Ira Kidder, Arba Kidder, Joseph Souther Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder, John Appleton, Jefferson Parish Kidder, John Palmer Usher, William Henry Barnum, Francis Landon Cleveland, Delos Abiel Blodgett, Charles Payson, Isaac Newton Blodgett, Robert Crawford Safford, Abner Coburn Cleveland, Robert Cleveland Usher, Isaiah Kidder Stetson and Edward Williams Hooker.
  Political families: Greene-Lippitt family of Providence, Rhode Island; DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Sprague (1799-1856) — of Warwick, Kent County, R.I. Born in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., November 3, 1799. Whig. Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1832-35; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island at-large, 1835-37; Governor of Rhode Island, 1838-39; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1842-44; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1848. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 19, 1856 (age 56 years, 351 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Anna (Potter) Sprague (1767-1828) and William Sprague (1773-1836); married, December 23, 1821, to Mary Waterman (1801-1885); uncle of William Sprague (1830-1915); third cousin once removed of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague; third cousin twice removed of John Brown, Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969).
  Political family: Sprague family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Appleton (1804-1891) — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H., July 12, 1804. Lawyer; justice of Maine state supreme court, 1852-62; chief justice of Maine state supreme court, 1862-83. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, February 7, 1891 (age 86 years, 210 days). Entombed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of John Appleton (1763-1849) and Elizabeth (Peabody) Appleton (1778-1809); married 1834 to Sarah Newcomb Allen (1810-1874); married 1876 to Annie Greely; first cousin of Jane Pierce; first cousin once removed of Nathan Appleton, James Appleton, William Appleton and Nathan Dane Appleton (1794-1861); first cousin twice removed of Arthur Taggard Appleton; second cousin of John Appleton (1815-1864); second cousin twice removed of John Brown; second cousin thrice removed of Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall and Randolph Appleton Kidder; second cousin four times removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall; third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Parrish Witter; fourth cousin of Jabez Williams Huntington, John Brown Francis and Joshua Perkins; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Biddle, Charles Biddle, Enoch Woodbridge, John Appleton (1758-1829), Thomas Appleton, Timothy Pitkin, Leonard White, George Douglas Perkins and Albert Lemando Bingham.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Jane Pierce (1806-1863) — also known as Jane Means Appleton — Born in Hampton, Rockingham County, N.H., March 12, 1806. First Lady of the United States, 1853-57. Female. Died in Andover, Essex County, Mass., December 2, 1863 (age 57 years, 265 days). Interment at Old North Cemetery, Concord, N.H.
  Relatives: Daughter of Jesse Appleton (1772-1819) and Elizabeth (Means) Appleton (1779-1844); married, November 19, 1834, to Franklin Pierce (son of Benjamin Pierce); first cousin of John Appleton (1804-1891); first cousin once removed of Nathan Appleton, James Appleton, William Appleton and Nathan Dane Appleton; first cousin twice removed of Arthur Taggard Appleton; first cousin four times removed of John Forbes Kerry; second cousin of John Appleton (1815-1864); second cousin twice removed of John Brown; second cousin thrice removed of Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall and Randolph Appleton Kidder; second cousin four times removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall; third cousin once removed of Ebenezer Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Daniel Parrish Witter; fourth cousin of Jabez Williams Huntington, John Brown Francis and Joshua Perkins; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Biddle, Charles Biddle, Enoch Woodbridge, John Appleton (1758-1829), Thomas Appleton, Timothy Pitkin, Leonard White, George Douglas Perkins and Albert Lemando Bingham.
  Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
Salmon P. Chase Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873) — also known as Salmon P. Chase; "Old Mr. Greenbacks" — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cornish, Sullivan County, N.H., January 13, 1808. Republican. Liberty candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1846; U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1849-55, 1861; Governor of Ohio, 1856-60; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1856, 1860; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1861-64; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1864-73; died in office 1873. Episcopalian. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 7, 1873 (age 65 years, 114 days). Original interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Ithamar Chase (1762-1817) and Janette Chase (1777-1832); married to Eliza Ann Smith (1821-1845); father of Katherine Jane 'Kate' Chase (1840-1899; who married William Sprague (1830-1915)); nephew of Dudley Chase; cousin *** of Dudley Chase Denison.
  Political families: Sprague family; Chase family of Vermont (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Chase County, Kan. is named for him.
  Chase Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Salmon P. Chase (built 1942 at Portland, Oregon; scrapped 1960) was named for him.
  Politician named for him: Chase S. Osborn
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on various U.S. currency, including $1 and $10 notes in the 1860s, and the $10,000 bill from 1918 to 1946.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Salmon P. Chase: Frederick J. Blue, Salmon P. Chase : A Life in Politics — John Niven, Salmon P. Chase : A Biography — Albert B. Hart, Salmon P. Chase — Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., June 24, 1813. Republican. Minister; orator; abolitionist; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention 2nd District, 1867; in 1872, he was accused of an adulterous affair with Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of a friend of his; Beecher's church conducted an investigation and declared him innocent; in 1874, Elizabeth Tilton's husband Theodore sued Beecher; a highly-publicized months-long trial took place in 1875; the jury was unable to reach a verdit. Presbyterian; later Congregationalist. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 8, 1887 (age 73 years, 257 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; memorial monument at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Beecher (1775-1863) and Roxana Ward (Foote) Beecher (1775-1816); brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896; author of Uncle Tom's Cabin); married, August 3, 1837, to Eunice White Bullard (1812-1897); uncle of George Buckingham Beecher; second cousin twice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer and Eli Elmer; second cousin thrice removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr.; third cousin of Leveret Brainard; third cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard and Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, John Allen, Frederick Wolcott, Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Frances Payne Bolton; third cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg, Daniel Chapin and Oliver Payne Bolton; fourth cousin of Ambrose Tuttle, Joseph H. Elmer and George Frederick Stone; fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Gideon Hotchkiss, Asahel Augustus Hotchkiss, John William Allen, Julius Hotchkiss, Giles Waldo Hotchkiss, Charles Francis Chidsey, Ernest Harvey Woodford and Samuel Russell Chidsey.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry Ward Beecher (built 1942 at Terminal Island, California; scrapped 1969) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eli Thayer (1819-1899) — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Mendon, Worcester County, Mass., June 11, 1819. Republican. School teacher and principal; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1853-54; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 9th District, 1857-61; defeated, 1872; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1860. Died in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., April 15, 1899 (age 79 years, 308 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Cushman Ferdinando Thayer (1795-1818) and Miranda (Pond) Thayer (1797-1878); married, August 6, 1845, to Caroline Maria Capron (1826-1908); father of John Alden Thayer; second cousin thrice removed of Ralph Waldo Hungerford; third cousin once removed of Staley N. Wood; third cousin twice removed of John Adams; fourth cousin of John Milton Thayer (1820-1906) and James Abram Garfield; fourth cousin once removed of John Quincy Adams, Elijah Hunt Mills, George Bailey Loring, Alexander Wheelock Thayer, William Aldrich, Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, Edward M. Chapin, Harry Augustus Garfield and James Rudolph Garfield.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Davis family of Massachusetts; Thayer-Capron-Aldrich-Stetson family; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Augustus Brown Reed Sprague (1827-1910) — also known as Augustus B. R. Sprague — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Ware, Hampshire County, Mass., March 7, 1827. General in the Union Army during the Civil War; furniture merchant; mayor of Worcester, Mass., 1896-97. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Loyal Legion. Died in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., May 17, 1910 (age 83 years, 71 days). Interment at Worcester Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Lee Sprague (1798-1877) and Lucia (Snow) Sprague (1805-1864); married, December 23, 1846, to Eliza Jane Rice (1826-1889); married 1891 to Mary Jennie Barbour (1857-1927); third cousin once removed of William Sprague (1799-1856); third cousin thrice removed of John Adams (1735-1826) and John Brown; fourth cousin of William Sprague (1830-1915); fourth cousin once removed of Eli Thayer, Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Charles Arthur Sprague.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut; Fairbanks-Adams family of Massachusetts; Sprague family; Ames family of North Easton, Massachusetts; Baldwin-Yates-Adams family of Maine; Adams-Waite-Forshee-Cowan family of Dexter, Michigan; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Adams-Baldwin-Otis family of Boston, Massachusetts; Adams-Rusling family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Sprague (1830-1915) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I.; Narragansett, Washington County, R.I. Born in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., September 12, 1830. Republican. Governor of Rhode Island, 1860-63; resigned 1863; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1863-75. Died, from meningitis, in Paris, France, September 11, 1915 (age 84 years, 364 days). Entombed at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of Amasa Sprague (1798-1843; murdered) and Fanny Francis (Morgan) Sprague (1805-1883); married, November 12, 1863, to Katherine Jane 'Kate' Chase (1840-1899; daughter of Salmon Portland Chase); married, March 8, 1883, to Dora Inez Calvert; nephew of William Sprague; third cousin thrice removed of John Brown; fourth cousin of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague; fourth cousin once removed of Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969).
  Political family: Sprague family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Justin E. Colburn
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Buckingham Beecher (1841-1925) — also known as George B. Beecher — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, September 7, 1841. Republican. Minister; offered prayer, Republican National Convention, 1876. Presbyterian. Died in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, April 1, 1925 (age 83 years, 206 days). Interment at Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of George Beecher (1809-1843) and Sarah Sturges (Buckingham) Beecher (1817-1901); married, November 20, 1873, to Ann Price 'Nannie' O'Hara (1850-1929); nephew of Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896; author of the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin) and Henry Ward Beecher; second cousin thrice removed of Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer and Eli Elmer; second cousin four times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott Sr. (1726-1797); third cousin once removed of Leveret Brainard; third cousin twice removed of Amaziah Brainard and Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer; third cousin thrice removed of Oliver Wolcott Jr., Roger Griswold, John Allen and Frederick Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of Ambrose Tuttle, Joseph H. Elmer, George Frederick Stone, Walter Keene Linscott, Sidney Smythe Linscott and Frances Payne Bolton.
  Political families: Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Conger-Hungerford family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Bolton-Whitney-Brainard-Wolcott family of Cleveland, Ohio; Wolcott-Griswold-Packwood-Brandegee family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Daniel P. Witter Daniel Parrish Witter (1852-1930) — also known as Daniel P. Witter — of Berkshire, Tioga County, N.Y. Born in Richford, Tioga County, N.Y., July 2, 1852. Republican. Farmer; member of New York state assembly from Tioga County, 1896-1900, 1916-29. Died in Berkshire, Tioga County, N.Y., January 9, 1930 (age 77 years, 191 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Asa Witter (1798-1884) and Delia (Torrey) Witter (1819-1909); married, March 1, 1876, to Sarah M. Belden (1857-1937); first cousin six times removed of William Greene; second cousin once removed of Samuel Austin Gager; second cousin twice removed of Abel Madison Scranton; second cousin four times removed of John Brown; second cousin five times removed of William Greene Jr. and Andrew Adams; third cousin of Howkin Bulkley Beardslee; third cousin twice removed of John Appleton (1804-1891) and Jane Pierce; third cousin thrice removed of John Strong, Waightstill Avery, Ebenezer Huntington, Elijah Hunt Mills and Gideon Hard; fourth cousin of George Mortimer Beakes, Chauncey C. Pendleton, Cornelia Cole Fairbanks and Llewellyn James Barden; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Babbitt, Albert Bliss, Joshua Perkins, Bradford Kirk Durfee, Samuel Willard Beakes and Charles W. Durfee.
  Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1924
  Menzo Clinton Beardsley (1859-1946) — also known as Menzo C. Beardsley — of White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y.; Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.; Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in Catharine (now Watkins Glen), Schuyler County, N.Y., October 5, 1859. Insurance agent; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1902 (19th District), 1910 (33rd District); Prohibition candidate for New York state assembly, 1911 (Chemung County), 1914 (Chemung County), 1920 (Queens County 4th District); Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1916. Died in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., August 23, 1946 (age 86 years, 322 days). Entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James E. Beardsley (1829-1912) and Letitia P. (Coe) Beardsley (1830-1915); married to Florence May Capitola Patterson; third cousin once removed of Walter Keene Linscott (1872-1933) and Sidney Smythe Linscott.
  Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Walter Keene Linscott (1872-1933) — also known as Walter K. Linscott — of Independence, Montgomery County, Kan. Born in Washington County, Iowa, April 14, 1872. U.S. Consular Agent in Coatzacoalcos, as of 1898-99. Member, Freemasons. Died, from a cerebral hemorrhage, in Yates Center, Woodson County, Kan., January 19, 1933 (age 60 years, 280 days). Interment at Holton Cemetery, Holton, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Shepard Keene Linscott (1837-1906) and Josephine Maria (Mallett) Linscott (1845-1923); brother of Sidney Smythe Linscott; married, September 23, 1899, to Josephine Bowman Tingley; third cousin once removed of Menzo Clinton Beardsley; third cousin twice removed of William Sprague (1799-1856) and Henry Ward Beecher; third cousin thrice removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; fourth cousin of Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969); fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, William Sprague (1830-1915) and George Buckingham Beecher.
  Political family: Sprague family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Among Familiar Names To Rest."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sidney Smythe Linscott (1883-1968) — also known as Sidney S. Linscott — of Erie, Neosho County, Kan. Born in Holton, Jackson County, Kan., November 20, 1883. Democrat. Banker; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1944. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Erie, Neosho County, Kan., April 12, 1968 (age 84 years, 144 days). Interment at Holton Cemetery, Holton, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Shepard Keene Linscott (1837-1906) and Josephine Maria (Mallett) Linscott (1845-1923); brother of Walter Keene Linscott; married, October 8, 1913, to Laura Irene Tribble (1893-1966); father of Sidney Smythe Linscott, Jr. (1917-1942; Lieutenant, U.S. Army, killed at Guadalcanal); third cousin once removed of Menzo Clinton Beardsley; third cousin twice removed of William Sprague (1799-1856) and Henry Ward Beecher; third cousin thrice removed of Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; fourth cousin of Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969); fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague, William Sprague (1830-1915) and George Buckingham Beecher.
  Political family: Sprague family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Taggard Appleton (1884-1961) — also known as Arthur T. Appleton — of Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H., May 8, 1884. Republican. Electrical contractor; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council 4th District; elected 1938. Died in Dublin, Cheshire County, N.H., August 16, 1961 (age 77 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Francis Appleton (1856-1943) and Lillian Gertrude (Jones) Appleton (1857-1932); married, September 26, 1908, to Alice Ethel Fox (1883-1972); first cousin twice removed of John Appleton (1804-1891) and Jane Pierce; first cousin thrice removed of Nathan Appleton, James Appleton, William Appleton and Nathan Dane Appleton; second cousin twice removed of John Appleton (1815-1864); second cousin four times removed of John Brown and Erastus Fairbanks; third cousin thrice removed of Ebenezer Huntington, Horace Fairbanks, Franklin Fairbanks and John Mason Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall and Randolph Appleton Kidder.
  Political families: Sprague family; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Witter family; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles Arthur Sprague (1887-1969) — also known as Charles A. Sprague — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Born in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., November 12, 1887. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; Governor of Oregon, 1939-43. Presbyterian. Member, Sigma Delta Chi; Rotary. Died in Salem, Marion County, Ore., March 13, 1969 (age 81 years, 121 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Allen Sprague (1856-1911) and Caroline (Glasgow) Sprague (1857-1896); married, August 8, 1912, to Blanche Chamberlain (1881-1976); third cousin twice removed of William Sprague (1799-1856); fourth cousin of Walter Keene Linscott and Sidney Smythe Linscott; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Brown Reed Sprague (1827-1910) and William Sprague (1830-1915).
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Sprague family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles A. Sprague High School (opened 1972), in Salem, Oregon, is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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