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Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine

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  Aaron Burr (1756-1836) — also known as Aaron Edwards — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 6, 1756. Democrat. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1784-85, 1797-99, 1800-01 (New York County 1784-85, 1797-99, Orange County 1800-01); New York state attorney general, 1789-91; appointed 1789; U.S. Senator from New York, 1791-97; Vice President of the United States, 1801-05. Presbyterian. Killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, July 11, 1804. Tried for treason in 1807 and acquitted. Died, after several strokes, at the Winants or Port Richmond Hotel, Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., September 14, 1836 (age 80 years, 221 days). Interment at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Burr (1716-1757) and Esther (Edwards) Burr (1732-1758); brother of Sarah Burr (1754-1797; who married Tapping Reeve); married, July 2, 1782, to Theodosia (Bartow) Prevost (1746-1794; first cousin twice removed of Francis Stebbins Bartow); married 1833 to Eliza (Bowen) Jumel (1775-1865); father of Theodosia Burr (1783-1813; who married Joseph Alston); nephew of Pierpont Edwards; third great-grandson of Thomas Willett; ancestor of Karla Ballard; first cousin of Theodore Dwight and Henry Waggaman Edwards; first cousin four times removed of Anson Foster Keeler (1887-1943); second cousin of John Davenport and James Davenport; second cousin once removed of Theodore Davenport; second cousin twice removed of Charles Robert Sherman; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman and Evert Harris Kittell; second cousin four times removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew, Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard, Stillman Stephen Light and Blanche M. Woodward; second cousin five times removed of Alfred Walstein Bangs, John Clarence Keeler, Louis Ezekiel Stoddard, John Cecil Purcell and Arthur Callen Kittell, Jr.; third cousin of Benjamin Tallmadge; third cousin once removed of Frederick Augustus Tallmadge; third cousin twice removed of Eli Thacher Hoyt, George Smith Catlin, John Appleton, Howkin Bulkley Beardslee, Joseph Pomeroy Root and Edward Williams Hooker; third cousin thrice removed of Greene Carrier Bronson, Abijah Catlin, David Munson Osborne, George Landon Ingraham, Dwight Arthur Silliman and Charles Dunsmore Millard; fourth cousin of Noah Phelps and Hezekiah Case; fourth cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Ambrose Tuttle, Jesse Hoyt, Abiel Case, Henry Fisk Janes, Jairus Case, George Washington Wolcott, William Dean Kellogg and Almon Case.
  Political families: 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).
  Cross-reference: Jonathan Dayton — Nathaniel Pendleton — John Smith — John Tayler — Walter D. Corrigan, Sr. — Cowles Mead — Luther Martin — William P. Van Ness — Samuel Swartwout — William Wirt — Theophilus W. Smith
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Aaron Burr: Milton Lomask, Aaron Burr: The Years from Princeton to Vice President, 1756-1805 — Milton Lomask, Aaron Burr: The Conspiracy and Years of Exile, 1805-1836 — Joseph Wheelan, Jefferson's Vendetta : The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary — Buckner F. Melton Jr., Aaron Burr : Conspiracy to Treason — Thomas Fleming, Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America — Arnold A. Rogow, A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr — H. W. Brands, The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr — David O. Stewart, American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America — Donald Barr Chidsey, The great conspiracy: Aaron Burr and his strange doings in the West
  Fiction about Aaron Burr: Gore Vidal, Burr
  Nathan Read (1759-1849) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass.; Belfast, Waldo County, Maine. Born in Warren, Worcester County, Mass., July 2, 1759. School teacher; apothecary; iron foundry business; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts at-large, 1800-03; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1803. Died near Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, January 20, 1849 (age 89 years, 202 days). Interment at Grove Cemetery, Belfast, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben Read (1730-1803) and Tamsen (Meacham) Read (1731-1811); married to Elizabeth Jeffrey (1771-1855); great-grandfather of Charles Kirk Tilden; first cousin twice removed of John Hill Walbridge and Henry E. Walbridge (1850-1927); second cousin once removed of John Adams Dix; second cousin twice removed of Charles Otis Nason; third cousin once removed of Timothy Bigelow, Rufus Heaton, Alexander Wheelock Thayer and John Ogden Bigelow; third cousin twice removed of Cheney Ames, Leonard Ames, Jr., Edgar Weeks, John Wingate Weeks and Alexander Cook Thayer; third cousin thrice removed of William Greene Dows, Bernard Forrest Bemis, John A. Weeks and Charles Sinclair Weeks; fourth cousin of John Prescott Bigelow; fourth cousin once removed of Alvarus Payson Adams.
  Political families: Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ezra Butler (1763-1838) — of Waterbury, Washington County, Vt. Born in Lancaster, Worcester County, Mass., September 24, 1763. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1794-97, 1799-1804, 1807-08; county judge in Vermont, 1803-06; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1804, 1820, 1828, 1832; U.S. Representative from Vermont at-large, 1813-15; delegate to Vermont state constitutional convention, 1822; Governor of Vermont, 1826-28. Died in Waterbury, Washington County, Vt., July 12, 1838 (age 74 years, 291 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Waterbury, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Asaph Butler (1729-1806) and Jane (McAllister) Butler (1731-1770); father of Fanny Butler (1800-1881; who married Henry Fisk Janes); third cousin twice removed of Beman Brockway (1815-1892); third cousin thrice removed of Charles Mann Hamilton.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Sherman family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Daniel Kellogg
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Sears (1787-1871) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., October 8, 1787. Merchant; real estate developer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1820; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1840; philanthropist. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 14, 1871 (age 83 years, 98 days). Entombed at Christ Church, Brookline, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of David Sears (1752-1816) and Ann (Winthrop) Sears (1755-1789); married, June 13, 1809, to Miriam Clarke Mason (1789-1870); nephew of Thomas Lindall Winthrop; great-grandfather of Augustus Peabody Gardner and Charles Francis Adams; second great-grandfather of George Cabot Lodge; second great-grandnephew of Fitz-John Winthrop; third great-grandson of John Winthrop (1606-1676); third great-grandfather of William Amory Gardner Minot; fourth great-grandson of John Winthrop (1588-1649); first cousin of Robert Charles Winthrop; first cousin four times removed of John Forbes Kerry; third cousin once removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin and Henry Barrett Crosby; third cousin twice removed of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); third cousin thrice removed of James Kilbourne, Isaiah Kidder Stetson, Charles Sumner Hamlin and Ruth Baker Pratt.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Stephen Emery (1790-1863) — of Paris, Oxford County, Maine. Born in Minot, Androscoggin County, Maine, April 29, 1790. Maine state attorney general, 1839-40. Died in Paris, Oxford County, Maine, 1863 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ruth (Bodwell) Emery (1751-1834) and Moses Emery; married, February 27, 1825, to Jennette Loring (1800-1858); father of Ellen Vesta Emery (1835-1925; who married Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891)); grandfather of Hannibal Emery Hamlin.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Henry Fisk Janes (1792-1879) — of Waterbury, Washington County, Vt. Born in Brimfield, Hampden County, Mass., October 10, 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; lawyer; postmaster; member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1830-34; U.S. Representative from Vermont 5th District, 1834-37; Vermont state treasurer, 1838-41; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1854-55, 1861-62. Died in Waterbury, Washington County, Vt., June 6, 1879 (age 86 years, 239 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Waterbury, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Janes (1748-1812) and Beulah (Fiske) Janes (1757-1848); married 1827 to Fanny Butler (1800-1881; daughter of Ezra Butler); third cousin once removed of Carlos Coolidge; third cousin twice removed of John Mason, Jr. and William Henry Harrison Stowell; fourth cousin once removed of Aaron Burr, Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872), Hannibal Hamlin and George Pickering Bemis.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carlos Coolidge (1792-1866) — of Windsor, Windsor County, Vt. Born in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., June 25, 1792. Whig. Lawyer; Windsor County Attorney, 1831-36; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1834-37, 1839-42; Speaker of the Vermont State House of Representatives, 1836-37; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1844; Governor of Vermont, 1848-50; member of Vermont state senate, 1855-57. Died in Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., August 15, 1866 (age 74 years, 51 days). Interment at Old South Church Cemetery, Windsor, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Nathan Coolidge (1766-1836) and Betsey (Curtis) Coolidge (1768-1822); married, October 22, 1817, to Harriet Bingham (1798-1877); third cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes; fourth cousin once removed of John Mason, Jr. and William Henry Harrison Stowell (1840-1922).
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872) — also known as Elijah L. Hamlin — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, March 29, 1800. Candidate for Governor of Maine, 1848, 1849; mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1851-52. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 16, 1872 (age 72 years, 109 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Hamlin (1769-1829) and Anna (Livermore) Hamlin (1775-1852); brother of Hannibal Hamlin; father of Augustus Choate Hamlin; uncle of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); grandfather of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; great-grandfather of Clarence Cutting Stetson; first cousin once removed of John Appleton; first cousin twice removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin once removed of David Sears; fourth cousin of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes, John Mason, Jr., William Henry Harrison Stowell, Walter S. Bemis and Eldred C. Pitkin.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Hannibal Hamlin Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891) — of Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine; Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Paris, Oxford County, Maine, August 27, 1809. Farmer; surveyor; compositor; lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1836-41, 1847; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1837, 1839-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1840; U.S. Representative from Maine 6th District, 1843-47; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1848-57, 1857-61, 1869-81; Governor of Maine, 1857; Vice President of the United States, 1861-65; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1864, 1868; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865-66; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1881-82. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 4, 1891 (age 81 years, 311 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine; statue at Kenduskeag Parkway, Bangor, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Hamlin (1769-1829) and Anna (Livermore) Hamlin (1775-1852); brother of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; married, December 10, 1833, to Sarah Jane Emery (1815-1855; daughter of Stephen Emery); married 1856 to Ellen Vesta Emery (1835-1925; half-sister of first wife); father of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); granduncle of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; great-granduncle of Clarence Cutting Stetson; first cousin once removed of John Appleton; first cousin twice removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin once removed of David Sears; fourth cousin of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes, John Mason, Jr., William Henry Harrison Stowell, Walter S. Bemis and Eldred C. Pitkin.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hamlin County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  The town of Hamlin, Maine, is named for him.  — The town of Hamlin, New York, is named for him.  — The city of Hamlin, Kansas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Hannibal Hamlin (built 1942, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about Hannibal Hamlin: Charles Eugene Hamlin, The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin — Mark Scroggins, Hannibal
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  John Appleton (1815-1864) — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Born in Beverly, Essex County, Mass., February 11, 1815. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper editor; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Bolivia, 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1851-53; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1860-61. Died in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, August 22, 1864 (age 49 years, 193 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of John White Appleton (1780-1862) and Sophia (Williams) Appleton (1786-1860); married 1840 to Susan Lovering Dodge; nephew of James Appleton and Nathan Dane Appleton; first cousin once removed of Nathan Appleton, William Appleton, Elijah Livermore Hamlin and Hannibal Hamlin; first cousin thrice removed of Randolph Appleton Kidder; second cousin of John Appleton (1804-1891) and Hannibal Emery Hamlin; second cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; second cousin twice removed of Arthur Taggard Appleton and Clarence Cutting Stetson; second cousin thrice removed of Pierpont Edwards, Leverett Saltonstall and Richard Saltonstall; second cousin four times removed of William Lawrence Saltonstall; third cousin of Edward Williams Hooker; third cousin twice removed of John Davenport, Aaron Burr, James Davenport, Theodore Dwight and Henry Waggaman Edwards; fourth cousin once removed of John Appleton (1758-1829), Thomas Appleton, Jedediah Sabin, Charles Robert Sherman, Theodore Davenport, Chauncey Fitch Cleveland and George Pickering Bemis.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Sprague family of Providence, Rhode Island; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Maxwell Stowell (1823-1907) — also known as John M. Stowell — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Alexander, Genesee County, N.Y., March 9, 1823. Democrat. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1862; mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., 1882-84. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., April 30, 1907 (age 84 years, 52 days). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Azel Stowell (1782-1865) and Abigail (Maxwell) Stowell (1782-1852); married, July 10, 1849, to Eliza Ellen Downey (1824-1909); third cousin once removed of Merrick Stowell (1838-1921); fourth cousin once removed of William Henry Harrison Stowell.
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Thomas Averill (1825-1889) — also known as John T. Averill — of Wabasha County, Minn.; St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Alna, Lincoln County, Maine, March 1, 1825. Republican. Member of Minnesota state senate 12th District, 1859-60; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Republican National Committee from Minnesota, 1868-80; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1871-75 (2nd District 1871-73, 3rd District 1873-75). Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., October 3, 1889 (age 64 years, 216 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  Relatives: Father of Anna May Averill (who married Edwin Ames Jaggard) and Emma Clara Averill (who married William Henry Harrison Stowell (1840-1922)).
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Minnesota Legislator record
  George Washington Bemis (1826-1905) — also known as George W. Bemis — of Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa. Born in Spencer, Worcester County, Mass., October 13, 1826. Iowa state treasurer, 1877-81. Died in Buchanan County, Iowa, September 24, 1905 (age 78 years, 346 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Independence, Iowa.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of Eleazer Bemis (1794-1873) and Susanna (Hartwell) Bemis (1802-1834); married, April 11, 1855, to Hannah Narcissa Rebecca Therese Roszell (1829-1899); fourth cousin of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Walter S. Bemis (1858-1925) and Eldred C. Pitkin.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Augustus Choate Hamlin (1829-1905) — also known as A. C. Hamlin — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Columbia, Washington County, Maine, 1829. Republican. Mayor of Bangor, Maine, 1877-78. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, November 18, 1905 (age about 76 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872).
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Mason, Jr. (1834-1907) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in San Juan, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico, March 6, 1834. Vice-Consul for Brazil in Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-99; Vice-Consul for Portugal in Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-1906. Died, from heart disease, in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 29, 1907 (age 73 years, 268 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Mason (1802-1874) and Mary Eliza (Babson) Mason (1803-1890); married, February 23, 1865, to Mary Bleight Hazlehurst (1845-1932); third cousin twice removed of Henry Fisk Janes; third cousin thrice removed of Arthur Taggard Appleton; fourth cousin of William Henry Harrison Stowell; fourth cousin once removed of Carlos Coolidge, Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872), Hannibal Hamlin and George Pickering Bemis.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Pickering Bemis (1838-1916) — also known as George P. Bemis — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 15, 1838. Republican. Mayor of Omaha, Neb., 1892-96. Died in Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., December 11, 1916 (age 78 years, 271 days). Interment at Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Emery Bemis (1800-1882) and Susannah (Pickering) Bemis (1807-1887); married, June 8, 1870, to Julia Frances Brown; second cousin once removed of Walter S. Bemis; third cousin once removed of Eldred C. Pitkin; third cousin twice removed of Bernard Forrest Bemis; fourth cousin of Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin and George Washington Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes, John Appleton, John Mason, Jr., William Henry Harrison Stowell and Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938).
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merrick Stowell (1838-1921) — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Born in Scriba, Oswego County, N.Y., October 3, 1838. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Oswego County Judge, 1899; delegate to New York state constitutional convention 35th District, 1915. Died in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., May 9, 1921 (age 82 years, 218 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Shubael Westcott Stowell (1809-1880) and Dolly (Spencer) Stowell (1820-1890); married, July 7, 1863, to Melinda W. Everts; third cousin once removed of John Maxwell Stowell (1823-1907).
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William Henry Harrison Stowell (1840-1922) — also known as William H. H. Stowell — of Burkeville, Nottoway County, Va.; Appleton, Outagamie County, Wis.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn.; Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass. Born in West Windsor, Windsor County, Vt., July 26, 1840. Republican. U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1871-77; Virginia Republican state chair, 1872-73; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1876; founder, secretary-treasurer, Fox River Pulp Co., Atlas Paper Co., Duluth Iron and Steel Co.; president of Manufacturers Bank of West Duluth, 1889-1895. Episcopalian. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars. Died in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., April 27, 1922 (age 81 years, 275 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: William Henry Harrison
  Relatives: Son of Sylvester Stowell (1808-1888) and Fanny Chandler (Bowen) Stowell (1810-1893); married, November 13, 1873, to Emma Clara Averill (1852-1911; daughter of John Thomas Averill); third cousin twice removed of Henry Fisk Janes; fourth cousin of John Mason, Jr.; fourth cousin once removed of Carlos Coolidge, Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872), Hannibal Hamlin, John Maxwell Stowell, George Pickering Bemis, Blake C. Fisk and Claude Vinton Stowell.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938) — also known as Hannibal E. Hamlin — of Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. Born in Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine, August 22, 1858. Republican. Lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1893-95; member of Maine state senate, 1899-1901; Maine state attorney general, 1905-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1924 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, American Bar Association. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 6, 1938 (age 79 years, 196 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Hannibal Hamlin and Ellen V. (Emery) Hamlin (1835-1925); nephew of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; grandson of Stephen Emery (1790-1863); first cousin once removed of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; first cousin twice removed of Clarence Cutting Stetson; second cousin of John Appleton; second cousin once removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin twice removed of David Sears; fourth cousin once removed of George Pickering Bemis.
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Walter S. Bemis (1858-1925) — of Harmony, Somerset County, Maine. Born in Wellington, Piscataquis County, Maine, 1858. Republican. Member of Maine state senate 8th District, 1921-22. Died in Maine, 1925 (age about 67 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Reuben Bemis (1818-1912) and Mary (Lawrence) Bemis (1821-1894); married, October 18, 1881, to Nettie R. Collins (1860-1926); second cousin once removed of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin of Eldred C. Pitkin; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin (1800-1872), Hannibal Hamlin, George Washington Bemis and Bernard Forrest Bemis.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Isaiah Kidder Stetson (1858-1940) — also known as Isaiah K. Stetson — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Maine, April 3, 1858. Republican. Wholesale lumber business; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1896. Died July 14, 1940 (age 82 years, 102 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Stetson (1807-1891) and Adeline (Hamlin) Stetson (1826-1910); married, November 30, 1882, to Clara Cooper Sawyer (1858-1931); nephew of Charles Stetson and Isaiah Stetson; uncle of Clarence Cutting Stetson; grandson of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; grandnephew of Isaiah Kidder and Hannibal Hamlin; first cousin of Carolyn Pierce Stetson (1843-1924; who married Franklin Augustus Wilson); first cousin once removed of Hannibal Emery Hamlin and Charles Stetson Wilson; second cousin once removed of Caleb Stetson, Luther Kidder and John Appleton; second cousin twice removed of Ezra Kidder; third cousin of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin once removed of Lemuel Stetson, Arba Kidder and Joseph Souther Kidder; third cousin twice removed of Ephraim Safford, Lyman Kidder and David Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of John Adams and David Sears; fourth cousin once removed of Jonathan Usher, Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Alvan Kidder, James Safford, Francis Kidder, Ira Kidder, Pascal Paoli Kidder, Emerson Wight, Jefferson Parish Kidder, David Thayer Bunker, Harvey Edward Kidder (1875-1946), Clarence Patch Kidder and Alton Festus Hayden.
  Political family: Kidder family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edwin Ames Jaggard (1859-1911) — also known as Edwin A. Jaggard — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., June 21, 1859. District judge in Minnesota 2nd District, 1899-1904; justice of Minnesota state supreme court, 1905-11; died in office 1911. Died, of heart failure, in Hamilton, Bermuda, February 13, 1911 (age 51 years, 237 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Clement Jaggard and Annie Jane (Wright) Jaggard; married 1890 to Anna May Averill (daughter of John Thomas Averill (1825-1889)).
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Charles Sumner Hamlin (1861-1938) — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; Washington, D.C. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 30, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Massachusetts state senate, 1887; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1892 (alternate), 1904; candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts, 1892; assistant secretary of U.S. Treasury, 1893-97; various assignments as diplomatic commissioner, 1897; delegate to three peace conferences in 1907-11; member, Federal Reserve Board, 1914-36. Died in Washington, D.C., April 25, 1938 (age 76 years, 238 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
  Presumably named for: Charles Sumner
  Relatives: Son of Edward Sumner Hamlin (1830-1888) and Anna Gertrude (Conroy) Hamlin; married, June 4, 1898, to Huybertie Lansing Pruyn; first cousin twice removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin and Hannibal Hamlin; second cousin once removed of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); third cousin of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; third cousin once removed of Clarence Cutting Stetson; third cousin thrice removed of David Sears.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bernard Forrest Bemis (1868-1956) — also known as Bernard F. Bemis — of Harrisville, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in Chesham, Harrisville, Cheshire County, N.H., December 28, 1868. Democrat. Candidate for New Hampshire state senate 11th District, 1916. Died in 1956 (age about 87 years). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Chesham, Harrisville, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dana Bemis (1833-1918) and Calista Mary (Russell) Bemis (1841-1918); married, September 23, 1896, to Sarah Bertha Starkey (1873-1902); married, June 15, 1904, to Bertha Cornelia White (1870-1953); first cousin twice removed of Casper Crowninshield Bemis, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of George Pickering Bemis (1838-1916); third cousin thrice removed of Nathan Read; fourth cousin once removed of Walter S. Bemis and Eldred C. Pitkin.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Eldred C. Pitkin (1870-1956) — of Marshfield, Washington County, Vt. Born in Marshfield, Washington County, Vt., November 29, 1870. Republican. Butter box manufacturer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Marshfield, 1910. Methodist. Died, from acute myocarditis and dementia, in the Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vt., August 6, 1956 (age 85 years, 251 days). Interment somewhere in Marshfield, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Bemis Pitkin (born c.1831) and Sylvia (Martin) Pitkin (born c.1836); first cousin five times removed of William Pitkin; first cousin six times removed of Roger Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Pitkin; second cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; third cousin of Clarence Horatio Pitkin and Carroll Peabody Pitkin; third cousin once removed of George Pickering Bemis; third cousin thrice removed of Timothy Pitkin; fourth cousin of Caleb Seymour Pitkin and Walter S. Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Elijah Livermore Hamlin, Hannibal Hamlin, George Washington Bemis, Frederick Walker Pitkin, Luther S. Pitkin (1849-?), George Eastman and Bernard Forrest Bemis.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Blake C. Fisk (1873-1967) — of Plainview, Wabasha County, Minn. Born in Plainview Township, Wabasha County, Minn., May 22, 1873. Farmer; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 3, 1923-26; member of Minnesota state senate 3rd District, 1931-34; defeated, 1934. Died in Olmsted County, Minn., March 3, 1967 (age 93 years, 285 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Plainview, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Chauncey Fisk (1843-1907) and Sarah (Finch) Fisk (1848-1918); married 1899 to Grace Ada Landon (1874-1959); third cousin of Claude Vinton Stowell (1882-?); fourth cousin once removed of William Henry Harrison Stowell.
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Claude Vinton Stowell (b. 1882) — also known as Claude V. Stowell — of Corning, Steuben County, N.Y. Born in Lindleytown, Steuben County, N.Y., July 26, 1882. Lawyer; Steuben County District Attorney; Prohibition candidate for New York state attorney general, 1916; candidate in Prohibition primary for New York state comptroller, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Henry Stowell (1853-1919) and Alice (Harris) Stowell; married, November 4, 1907, to Elizabteh Jane Harrison (1884-1909); married, January 15, 1914, to Mary Wasson; third cousin of Blake C. Fisk; fourth cousin once removed of William Henry Harrison Stowell (1840-1922).
  Political family: Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  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); 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: Kidder family of Connecticut; Sprague family of Providence, Rhode Island; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Appleton family of Massachusetts; Beakes-Greene-Jennings family of Michigan; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
Clarence C. Stetson Clarence Cutting Stetson (1884-1950) — also known as Clarence C. Stetson — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, March 11, 1884. Republican. Lawyer; attaché at the U.S. Embassy in London during World War I; general secretary of the Blockade Commission at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919; served on European Relief Council under Herbert Hoover, 1920-21; timberlands dealer; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1940 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business). Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, August 12, 1950 (age 66 years, 154 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Stetson (1854-1913) and Edith Holland (Lobdell) Stetson; nephew of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; grandnephew of Charles Stetson and Isaiah Stetson; great-grandson of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; great-grandnephew of Isaiah Kidder and Hannibal Hamlin; first cousin twice removed of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); second cousin of Charles Stetson Wilson; second cousin twice removed of Caleb Stetson, Luther Kidder and John Appleton; second cousin thrice removed of Ezra Kidder; third cousin once removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin twice removed of Lemuel Stetson, Arba Kidder and Joseph Souther Kidder; third cousin thrice removed of Ephraim Safford, Lyman Kidder and David Kidder.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: U.S. passport application (1918)
  Casper Crowninshield Bemis, Jr. (1909-1971) — also known as Casper C. Bemis, Jr. — of Harrisville, Cheshire County, N.H. Born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., June 14, 1909. Republican. Candidate for New Hampshire state house of representatives from Harrisville, 1956. Died in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., 1971 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Casper C. Bemis (1881-1936) and Mary (Felch) Bemis (born 1882); first cousin twice removed of Bernard Forrest Bemis (1868-1956).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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