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Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland

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James Madison James Madison (1751-1836) — also known as "Father of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights" — of Virginia. Born in Port Conway, King George County, Va., March 16, 1751. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state legislature, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1780-83, 1787-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1789-97 (at-large 1789-91, 5th District 1791-93, 15th District 1793-97); U.S. Secretary of State, 1801-09; President of the United States, 1809-17. Episcopalian. English ancestry. He was elected in 1905 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Died in Montpelier, Orange County, Va., June 28, 1836 (age 85 years, 104 days). Interment at Montpelier Plantation, Montpelier Station, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Madison (1723-1801) and Eleanor Rose (Conway) Madison (1731-1829); brother of William Taylor Madison; married, September 15, 1794, to Dolly (Payne) Todd (sister-in-law of Richard Cutts and John George Jackson); first cousin once removed of George Madison; first cousin twice removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin of Zachary Taylor; second cousin once removed of Nathaniel Pendleton and Coleby Chew; second cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Samuel Bullitt Churchill; second cousin thrice removed of George Cassety Pendleton, Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of Charles Sumner Pendleton and Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin of Clement F. Dorsey, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Andrew Dorsey, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, Gustavus Adolphus Henry, Alexander Warfield Dorsey, William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862) and Eli Huston Brown, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Madison counties in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Mont., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Tenn., Tex. and Va. are named for him.
  The city of Madison, Wisconsin, is named for him.  — Mount Madison, in the White Mountains, Coos County, New Hampshire, is named for him.  — Fort Madison (1808-13), and the subsequent city of Fort Madison, Iowa, were named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: James Madison BroomJames Madison Hite BealeJames Madison PorterJames M. BuchananJames Madison GreggJ. Madison WellsJames M. TarletonJames Madison HughesJames M. MarvinJames Madison GaylordJames M. LeachJames TurnerJames M. HarveyJames M. SeymourJames Madison BarkerJames Madison MullenJames Madison McKinneyJames M. MortonJames Madison Barrett, Sr.James M. Gudger, Jr.James Madison Morton, Jr.James Madison WoodardJames M. Waddell, Jr.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $5,000 bill in 1915-46.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about James Madison: Ralph Louis Ketcham, James Madison : A Biography — Garry Wills, James Madison — Robert Allen Rutland, The Presidency of James Madison — Charles Cerami, Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men. Their Impossible Plan and The Revolution That Created The Constitution — Samuel Kernell, ed., James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government — Kevin R. C. Gutzman, James Madison and the Making of America
  Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)
  Richard Ridgely (1755-1824) — of Maryland. Born in Anne Arundel County, Md., August 3, 1755. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1784-85; member of Maryland state senate, 1786-91; state court judge in Maryland, 1811. Died in Howard County, Md., February 25, 1824 (age 68 years, 206 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Howard County, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Greenberry Ridgely (1726-1783) and Lucy (Stringer) Ridgely (1738-1815); married to Elizabeth Dorsey (1759-1808); great-granduncle of Benjamin H. Ridgely; first cousin of Daniel Dorsey; first cousin once removed of Andrew Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Albin Owings, Jr. and Eli Huston Brown, Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Eli Huston Brown III; third cousin of Alexander Warfield and Thomas Beale Dorsey; third cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896); third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873), Alexander Warfield Dorsey and George Riggs Gaither, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936); fourth cousin of Clement F. Dorsey.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Dorsey (1757-1823) — of Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Elkridge, Howard County, Md., March 6, 1757. Member of New York state assembly from Ontario County, 1809-10. Died in Lyons, Wayne County, N.Y., May 16, 1823 (age 66 years, 71 days). Interment at South Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Dorsey (1730-1790) and Elizabeth (Ridgely) Dorsey (1737-1761); married, February 17, 1779, to Eleanor Dorsey (1761-1834); father of Andrew Dorsey; first cousin of Richard Ridgely; first cousin thrice removed of Benjamin H. Ridgely; second cousin of Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); second cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of George Riggs Gaither, Jr.; second cousin four times removed of Albin Owings, Jr., Eli Huston Brown, Jr. and Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; second cousin five times removed of Eli Huston Brown III and John T. Poffenbarger; third cousin of Alexander Warfield and Clement F. Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873) and Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936).
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829) — also known as Charles Ridgely Carnan; Charles Ridgely of Hampton — of Maryland. Born in Baltimore, Md., December 6, 1760. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1790-95; member of Maryland state senate, 1796-1800; Governor of Maryland, 1816-19. Episcopalian. Died in Baltimore County, Md., July 17, 1829 (age 68 years, 223 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Baltimore County, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Carnan (1726-1762) and Achsah (Ridgely) Carnan (1729-1789); married, October 17, 1782, to Priscilla Hill Dorsey (1762-1814); father of Prudence Gough Ridgely (1791-1847; who married George Howard); great-grandfather of George Riggs Gaither, Jr. (1858-1921).
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William Taylor Madison (1762-1843) — also known as William Madison — of Madison County, Va. Born in Orange County, Va., May 1, 1762. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1791-94, 1804-11 (Culpeper County 1791-94, Madison County 1804-11); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Madison County, Va., July 19, 1843 (age 81 years, 79 days). Interment at Montpelier Plantation, Montpelier Station, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Madison (1723-1801) and Eleanor Rose (Conway) Madison (1731-1829); brother of James Madison (1751-1836); married, December 20, 1783, to Francis Throckmorton (1769-1843); first cousin once removed of George Madison; first cousin twice removed of Edmund Pendleton; second cousin of Zachary Taylor; second cousin once removed of Nathaniel Pendleton and Coleby Chew; second cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Samuel Bullitt Churchill; second cousin thrice removed of George Cassety Pendleton, Hubbard T. Smith, Charles M. Pendleton, Elliot Woolfolk Major, Edgar Bailey Woolfolk and Daniel Micajah Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of Charles Sumner Pendleton and Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin of Clement F. Dorsey, Philip Clayton Pendleton, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Andrew Dorsey, Philip Coleman Pendleton, George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry, Gustavus Adolphus Henry, Alexander Warfield Dorsey, William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton, Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862) and Eli Huston Brown, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Willing Byrd.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Madison (1763-1816) — of Kentucky. Born in Augusta County (part now in Rockingham County), Va., June, 1763. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Kentucky auditor of public accounts, 1796-1816; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of Kentucky, 1816; died in office 1816. Died of tuberculosis, in Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., October 14, 1816 (age 53 years, 0 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Madison (1724-1783) and Agatha (Strother) Madison (1728-1822); married, February 11, 1796, to Jane Smith (1777-1811); first cousin once removed of James Madison and William Taylor Madison; first cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner; second cousin once removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813), Francis Walker, Clement F. Dorsey and Zachary Taylor; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Dorsey, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Aylett Hawes Buckner; second cousin thrice removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Eli Huston Brown, Jr., Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro and Max Rogers Strother (1908-1982); second cousin five times removed of Albin Owings, Jr. and Eli Huston Brown III; third cousin of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner and John Tyler (1790-1862); third cousin once removed of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner and David Gardiner Tyler; third cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith, Key Pittman, Vail Montgomery Pittman and Bronson Murray Cutting.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Warfield (1764-1835) — Born in Sams Creek, Frederick County, Md., March 31, 1764. Member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1819-20. Methodist. Died in Sams Creek, Frederick County, Md., January 6, 1835 (age 70 years, 281 days). Interment at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, New Windsor, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Warfield (1738-1790) and Elizabeth (Warfield) Warfield (1747-1817); married to Jemima Dorsey (1775-1847); grandfather of Alexander Warfield Dorsey; first cousin thrice removed of Albin Owings, Jr.; first cousin four times removed of George William Owings, Jr.; third cousin of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) and Andrew Dorsey; third cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873) and George Riggs Gaither, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936) and Benjamin H. Ridgely.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Clement F. Dorsey (1778-1846) — of Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Md. Born in Anne Arundel County, Md., 1778. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1807-13, 1818-19, 1821-23; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Maryland state senate, 1816-18; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1825-31; district judge in Maryland, 1832-46. Died while holding court session, Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md., August 8, 1846 (age about 68 years). Interment at Summerseat Cemetery, Laurel Grove, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Dorsey (1736-1810) and Mary (Hammond) Dorsey (1738-1783); married, December 12, 1799, to Priscilla Hebb (1780-1802); married to Dicandia Ireland (1776-1839); first cousin once removed of Andrew Dorsey; first cousin thrice removed of Eli Huston Brown, Jr.; first cousin four times removed of Albin Owings, Jr. and Eli Huston Brown III; first cousin five times removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; first cousin six times removed of John T. Poffenbarger; second cousin once removed of George Madison; second cousin twice removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin of James Madison, Daniel Dorsey, William Taylor Madison and Thomas Beale Dorsey; third cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896); third cousin twice removed of George Riggs Gaither, Jr.; fourth cousin of Richard Ridgely.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) — also known as Thomas B. Dorsey — of Maryland. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., October 17, 1780. Lawyer; planter; U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1810-12; Maryland state attorney general, 1822-24; Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1824-51. Died in Ellicott City, Howard County, Md., December 26, 1855 (age 75 years, 70 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Ellicott City, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Worthington Dorsey (1751-1823) and Comfort (Worthington) Dorsey (1759-1837); married, January 28, 1808, to Milcah Goodwin (1782-1850); father of Mary Ann Tolley Worthington Dorsey (1815-1877; who married Gilbert Livingston Thompson); uncle of Caleb Dorsey; granduncle of George Riggs Gaither, Jr.; second cousin of Daniel Dorsey and Andrew Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; second cousin five times removed of John T. Poffenbarger; third cousin of Richard Ridgely, Alexander Warfield and Clement F. Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873) and Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936), Benjamin H. Ridgely, Albin Owings, Jr. (1870-1953) and Eli Huston Brown, Jr.; fourth cousin of Joseph Maull.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Maull (1781-1846) — of Delaware. Born in Sussex County, Del., September 6, 1781. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; physician; Governor of Delaware, 1846; died in office 1846. Episcopalian. Died in Lewes, Sussex County, Del., May 3, 1846 (age 64 years, 239 days). Interment at St. Peter's Churchyard, Lewes, Del.
  Relatives: Son of John Maull (1742-1832) and Mary (Marsh) Maull (1752-1790); married 1802 to Penelope Shields; married 1820 to Sarah Davis Watson; granduncle of Charles Henry Maull and Franklin Charles Maull; great-granduncle of James Miller Tunnell (1879-1957) and George Clifton Maull; second great-granduncle of James Miller Tunnell (1910-1986), H. Edward Maull, Sr. and Harold Vincent Maull; fourth cousin of Thomas Beale Dorsey and Trusten Polk; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896).
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Dorsey (1786-1842) — of Calhoun County, Mich. Born in Libertytown, Frederick County, Md., April 25, 1786. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County, 1838. Died in Homer, Calhoun County, Mich., April 12, 1842 (age 55 years, 352 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Homer Township, Calhoun County, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Dorsey and Eleanor (Dorsey) Dorsey (1761-1834); married to Ruth Shekel (1785-1865); first cousin once removed of Richard Ridgely and Clement F. Dorsey; first cousin four times removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; first cousin five times removed of John T. Poffenbarger; second cousin of Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); second cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of George Madison, George Riggs Gaither, Jr., Benjamin H. Ridgely and Eli Huston Brown, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Albin Owings, Jr. and Eli Huston Brown III; third cousin of Alexander Warfield; third cousin once removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Yates (1815-1873); third cousin thrice removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936).
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Howard (1789-1846) — of near Woodstock, Howard County, Md. Born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 21, 1789. Whig. Governor of Maryland, 1831-33; Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1836, 1840; delegate to Whig National Convention from Maryland, 1839 (Convention Vice-President). Episcopalian. Died near Woodstock, Howard County, Md., August 2, 1846 (age 56 years, 254 days). Entombed at Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of John Eager Howard and Margaret Oswald 'Peggy' (Chew) Howard (1760-1827); brother of Benjamin Chew Howard; married 1811 to Prudence Gough Ridgely (1791-1847; daughter of Charles Carnan Ridgely); grandson of Benjamin Chew; first cousin once removed of John Lee Carroll; first cousin twice removed of John Howell Carroll; third cousin of Edward Shippen; third cousin once removed of Montgomery Blair, William Julian Albert, Francis Preston Blair, Jr. and Bertha Shippen Irving; third cousin twice removed of Talbot Jones Albert, James Lawrence Blair, Francis Preston Blair Lee, Gist Blair and Ethel Gist Cantrill (1876-1954); third cousin thrice removed of Edward Brooke Lee; fourth cousin once removed of Edward Tilghman Paca.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gilbert Livingston Thompson (1796-1874) — also known as Gilbert L. Thompson — Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., June 20, 1796. U.S. Special Diplomatic Agent to Cuba, 1821; Mexico, 1844. Died July 4, 1874 (age 78 years, 14 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Ellicott City, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Thompson and Sarah (Livingston) Thompson (1777-1833); married, June 17, 1818, to Arietta Minthorne (Tompkins) Tompkins (1800-1837; daughter of Daniel D. Tompkins); married, February 23, 1839, to Mary Ann Tolley Worthington Dorsey (1815-1877; daughter of Thomas Beale Dorsey); grandfather of Guy Vernor Henry; great-grandnephew of Robert Gilbert Livingston; second great-grandson of Gilbert Livingston; second great-grandnephew of John Livingston and Robert Livingston (1688-1775); third great-grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder; third great-grandnephew of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724) and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); first cousin of Jacob Livingston Sutherland; first cousin twice removed of Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775) and William Livingston; first cousin four times removed of Robert Livingston the Younger and Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746); first cousin five times removed of David Davidse Schuyler and Myndert Davidtse Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Enos Thompson Throop, George Bliss Throop, Hamilton Fish (1808-1893) and Israel Thompson Hatch; second cousin twice removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Henry Brockholst Livingston and Edward Livingston (1764-1836); second cousin thrice removed of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler, Philip P. Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; third cousin of Israel Dodd Condit, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); third cousin once removed of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Peter Augustus Jay, Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, William Jay, Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873), Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991); third cousin twice removed of Nicholas Bayard, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792), James Livingston, Peter Samuel Schuyler, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, Mary Mather Hooker, Montgomery Schuyler, Jr. and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996); third cousin thrice removed of Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward; fourth cousin of Philip Schuyler, Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Edward Livingston (1796-1840), Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, John Jay II and John Jacob Astor III; fourth cousin once removed of Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847), Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Maturin Livingston, James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878), George Washington Schuyler, Philip N. Schuyler, Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, William Waldorf Astor, John Kean, Jacob Clark Pike, Hamilton Fish Kean and Charles Ludlow Livingston (1870-?).
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Yates (1815-1873) — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Warsaw, Gallatin County, Ky., January 18, 1815. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1842-45, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1851-55 (7th District 1851-53, 6th District 1853-55); Governor of Illinois, 1861-65; U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1865-71. Died in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1873 (age 58 years, 313 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill.
  Relatives: Father of Richard Yates; granduncle of Richard Yates Rowe; third cousin twice removed of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, Alexander Warfield, Thomas Beale Dorsey and Andrew Dorsey; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896).
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Politician named for him: Richard Y. Rowe
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Alexander Warfield Dorsey (1828-1868) — also known as Alexander W. Dorsey — of Westminster, Carroll County, Md. Born in Maryland, December 27, 1828. Whig. Druggist; postmaster at Westminster, Md., 1849-53. Died in Westminster, Carroll County, Md., January 2, 1868 (age 39 years, 6 days). Interment at Westminster Cemetery, Westminster, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Green Dorsey (1799-1832) and Honor (Warfield) Dorsey (1803-1882); married, October 23, 1849, to Mary Rebecca Webster; grandson of Alexander Warfield; second cousin twice removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin thrice removed of George Madison; third cousin once removed of Andrew Dorsey and Albin Owings, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of James Madison, Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, William Taylor Madison, Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) and George William Owings, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey and Eli Huston Brown, Jr..
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Caleb Dorsey (1833-1896) — of Pike County, Mo.; Stanislaus County, Calif. Born in Patapsco, Anne Arundel County, Md., September 7, 1833. Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; livestock raiser; bank director; member of California state assembly 5th District, 1877-80. Member, Freemasons. Shot and killed by his mining partner, J. T. Newcomer, at Snell Mine, near Columbia, Tuolumne County, Calif., April 21, 1896 (age 62 years, 227 days). Newcomer claimed self-defense, but was convicted of murder and sentenced to prison. Interment at Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Worthington Dorsey (1793-1858) and Eleanor Elizabeth (Brown) Dorsey (1804-1892); nephew of Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); first cousin once removed of George Riggs Gaither, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Daniel Dorsey and Andrew Dorsey; third cousin once removed of Richard Ridgely, Alexander Warfield and Clement F. Dorsey; third cousin thrice removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Maull, Richard Yates and Alexander Warfield Dorsey.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Riggs Gaither, Jr. (1858-1921) — also known as George R. Gaither — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Howard County, Md., February 28, 1858. Republican. Maryland state attorney general, 1899; candidate for Governor of Maryland, 1907. Episcopalian. Died in Catonsville, Baltimore County, Md., October 17, 1921 (age 63 years, 231 days). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  Relatives: Son of George Riggs Gaither, Sr. (1831-1899) and Rebecca Hanson (Dorsey) Gaither (1833-1916); married, February 16, 1882, to Fannie Imogen Granger; grandnephew of Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); great-grandson of Charles Carnan Ridgely; first cousin once removed of Caleb Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Dorsey and Andrew Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of Richard Ridgely, Alexander Warfield and Clement F. Dorsey.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Richard Yates (1860-1936) — of Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., December 12, 1860. Republican. County judge in Illinois, 1894-97; Governor of Illinois, 1901-05; defeated, 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904; U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1919-33; defeated, 1932. Methodist. Died in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., April 11, 1936 (age 75 years, 121 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Yates and Catherine (Geers) Yates (1822-1908); married, October 23, 1888, to Helen 'Nellie' Wadsworth (1865-1943); first cousin once removed of Richard Yates Rowe; third cousin thrice removed of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey, Alexander Warfield, Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855) and Andrew Dorsey.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
George Poffenbarger George Poffenbarger (1861-1951) — of Mason County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Mason County, Va. (now W.Va.), November 24, 1861. Republican. School teacher; Mason County Sheriff; lawyer; judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1901-22; resigned 1922. Presbyterian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Odd Fellows; Freemasons. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., March 20, 1951 (age 89 years, 116 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Clinton Poffenbarger and Mary (Lewis) Poffenbarger; married, May 10, 1894, to Livia Simpson Poffenbarger (1861-1937); father of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger and Perry Simpson Poffenbarger; third cousin once removed of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger; third cousin twice removed of John T. Poffenbarger; fourth cousin once removed of Noland I. Poffenberger.
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1917
  Benjamin H. Ridgely (1861-1908) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Caroline County, Md., July 13, 1861. Newspaper editor; U.S. Consul in Geneva, 1893-1900; Malaga, 1900-02; Nantes, 1902-04; U.S. Consul General in Barcelona, 1904-08; Mexico City, 1908, died in office 1908. Died, from heart failure, en route to Mexico City, in a Pullman railroad car at Monterrey, Nuevo León, October 10, 1908 (age 47 years, 89 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick W. Ridgely and Harriet (Isett) Ridgely (1833-1920); married, January 5, 1891, to Kate Ewing Eaches; great-grandnephew of Richard Ridgely; first cousin thrice removed of Daniel Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Dorsey; third cousin thrice removed of Alexander Warfield and Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855).
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Livia Simpson Poffenbarger (1861-1937) — also known as Olivia Nye Simpson; Mrs. George Poffenbarger — of Point Pleasant, Mason County, W.Va.; Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, March 12, 1861. Republican. Newspaper editor; historian; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1924. Female. Presbyterian. Member, Colonial Dames; Daughters of the American Revolution. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 27, 1937 (age 76 years, 229 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Daughter of George Perry Simpson and Phoebe Almeda (Kennedy) Simpson; married, May 10, 1894, to George Poffenbarger; mother of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger and Perry Simpson Poffenbarger (1899-1997).
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albin Owings, Jr. (1870-1953) — also known as "Bud" — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Maryland, January 12, 1870. Member of Maryland state house of delegates from Baltimore city 6th District, 1927-37. Died in Baltimore, Md., October 6, 1953 (age 83 years, 267 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albin Owings (1838-1914) and Margery Eleanor 'Emma' (Plummer) Owings (1843-1896); married 1895 to Mabel Owings; first cousin thrice removed of Alexander Warfield; first cousin four times removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin once removed of George William Owings, Jr.; second cousin thrice removed of Andrew Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Richard Ridgely and Daniel Dorsey; second cousin five times removed of George Madison (1763-1816); third cousin once removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Beale Dorsey; fourth cousin once removed of Eli Huston Brown, Jr..
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mabel Owings (1874-1951) — also known as Mabel Roberta Gaines; Mrs. Albin Owings; "Birdie" — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Rockingham County, Va., August 10, 1874. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1928. Female. Died in Baltimore, Md., August 15, 1951 (age 77 years, 5 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Robert Brown Gaines (1831-1876) and Margaret Jane (Van Pelt) Gaines (1831-1912); married 1895 to Albin Owings, Jr. (1870-1953).
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Eli Huston Brown, Jr. (1875-1945) — of Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., May 3, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; officer and general counsel to oil companies; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1899-1906; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1904-06. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Alpha Order. Died, from heart disease, in Norton Infirmary, Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 13, 1945 (age 70 years, 163 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Huston Brown (1841-1911) and Nancy Washington (Dorsey) Brown (1845-1885); married, December 17, 1902, to Rose McKnight Crittenden (1873-1953); father of Eli Huston Brown III; first cousin thrice removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey and George Madison; third cousin thrice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison and Thomas Beale Dorsey (1780-1855); fourth cousin once removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey and Albin Owings, Jr..
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Maull family of Lewes, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Richard Yates Rowe (1888-1973) — also known as Richard Y. Rowe — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., December 12, 1888. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1943; Illinois Republican state chair, 1944; secretary of state of Illinois, 1944-45; Illinois state treasurer, 1947-49. Member, American Legion; Rotary. Died in a hospital at Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., March 19, 1973 (age 84 years, 97 days). Interment at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill.
  Presumably named for: Richard Yates
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Harvey Rowe (1857-1958) and Marietta Yates (Mathers) Rowe (1857-1931); married to Sarah Jane Harris (1888-1979); grandnephew of Richard Yates (1815-1873); first cousin once removed of Richard Yates (1860-1936).
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger (1898-1962) — also known as Nathan S. Poffenbarger — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Spring Hill, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in West Virginia, August 4, 1898. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1948. Died July 19, 1962 (age 63 years, 349 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Livia Simpson Poffenbarger and George Poffenbarger; brother of Perry Simpson Poffenbarger; fourth cousin of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger (1903-1983); fourth cousin once removed of John T. Poffenbarger.
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Perry Simpson Poffenbarger (1899-1997) — also known as Perry S. Poffenbarger — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Born November 24, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1960. Died April 20, 1997 (age 97 years, 147 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Livia Simpson Poffenbarger and George Poffenbarger; brother of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger; married to Helen Reid Wood (1907-2004); fourth cousin of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger (1903-1983); fourth cousin once removed of John T. Poffenbarger.
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger (1903-1983) — also known as L. F. Poffenbarger — of Dunbar, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Maryland, December 17, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1950. Died in Kanawha County, W.Va., October 20, 1983 (age 79 years, 307 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Albertus Poffenberger (1861-1920) and Anna (Murray) Poffenberger (1863-1935); married to Virginia E. Jarrett (1911-2004); father of John T. Poffenbarger; first cousin four times removed of Andrew Dorsey; first cousin five times removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Dorsey and Thomas Beale Dorsey; third cousin once removed of George Poffenbarger (1861-1951); third cousin thrice removed of Caleb Dorsey; fourth cousin of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger and Perry Simpson Poffenbarger.
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Eli Huston Brown III (b. 1906) — also known as Eli H. Brown III — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 5, 1906. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, 1938-45. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Eli Huston Brown, Jr. and Rose McKnight (Crittenden) Brown; married, April 27, 1935, to Mavin Hamilton; first cousin four times removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin thrice removed of Andrew Dorsey; second cousin five times removed of Richard Ridgely, Daniel Dorsey and George Madison (1763-1816).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Noland I. Poffenberger (1906-1995) — also known as Ira Noland Poffenberger — of Midland, Midland County, Mich. Born in Ohio, December 13, 1906. Chemical engineer; mayor of Midland, Mich., 1953-54. Died in Midland, Midland County, Mich., December 4, 1995 (age 88 years, 356 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Besse Poffenberger and John William Poffenberger (1882-1968); fourth cousin once removed of George Poffenbarger (1861-1951).
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Books by Noland Poffenberger: The Compressibility of Propane (1934)
  George William Owings, Jr. (1907-1984) — also known as George W. Owings, Jr. — of Owings, Calvert County, Md. Born in Calvert County, Md., June 29, 1907. Democrat. Member of Maryland state house of delegates from Calvert County, 1939-41; served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Died in Calvert County, Md., February 3, 1984 (age 76 years, 219 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George William Owings (1871-1945) and Ida (Insley) Owings (1874-1965); married to Mary Maxwell (1916-1996); first cousin four times removed of Alexander Warfield; second cousin once removed of Albin Owings, Jr. (1870-1953); third cousin twice removed of Alexander Warfield Dorsey.
  Political families: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "Husband - Father - Grandfather - Veteran"
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John T. Poffenbarger (b. 1935) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va.; Dunbar, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., October 15, 1935. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1964; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1967-74; defeated, 1974 (8th District), 1980 (17th District). Presbyterian. Member, Phi Alpha Delta. Still living as of 1980.
  Relatives: Son of Leonard Franklin Poffenbarger and Virginia (Jarrett) Poffenbarger (1911-2004); married, April 7, 1961, to Susan Gidley; first cousin five times removed of Andrew Dorsey; first cousin six times removed of Clement F. Dorsey; second cousin five times removed of Daniel Dorsey and Thomas Beale Dorsey; third cousin twice removed of George Poffenbarger (1861-1951); fourth cousin once removed of Nathan Simpson Poffenbarger and Perry Simpson Poffenbarger.
  Political family: Dorsey-Poffenbarger family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
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