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Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky

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  William Smallwood (1732-1792) — of Charles County, Md. Born in Charles County, Md., 1732. Tobacco grower; merchant; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Governor of Maryland, 1785-88; member of Maryland state senate, 1791-92. Anglican. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Charles County, Md., February 14, 1792 (age about 59 years). Interment at Smallwood State Park, Rison, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Priscilla (Heaberd) Smallwood (1710-1798) and Bayne Smallwood (1711-1768); uncle of Alfred William Grayson; great-granduncle of Sophonisba Grayson Preston (1833-1876; who married Carter Henry Harrison); second great-granduncle of Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953); second cousin once removed of Samuel Nicholls Smallwood; second cousin four times removed of James Lester Smallwood.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Grayson (1736-1790) — of Virginia. Born in Prince William County, Va., 1736. Lawyer; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1784-85, 1788; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1785-87; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1789-90; died in office 1790. Died in Dumfries, Prince William County, Va., March 12, 1790 (age about 53 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Prince William County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grayson (1684-1757) and Susannah (Monroe) Grayson (1695-1752); married to Eleanor Smallwood (1744-1789); father of Alfred William Grayson; uncle of Alexander Dalrymple Orr and Beverly Robinson Grayson; grandfather of William Grayson Carter; second great-grandfather of Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953); second great-granduncle of John Brady Grayson; first cousin thrice removed of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton; first cousin five times removed of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Grayson counties in Ky. and Va. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Breckinridge (1760-1806) — of Kentucky. Born near Staunton, Augusta County, Va., December 2, 1760. Democrat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1793-94; Kentucky state attorney general, 1793-97; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1798-1801; Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1799-1801; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1801-05; U.S. Attorney General, 1805-06; died in office 1806. Presbyterian. Died, from a stomach infection, in near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., December 14, 1806 (age 46 years, 12 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Ky.; reinterment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Breckenridge (1712-1772) and Letitia 'Lettice' (Preston) Breckenridge (1729-1798); half-brother of Robert Breckinridge; brother of James Breckinridge; married, June 28, 1785, to Mary Hopkins Cabell (1769-1858); father of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson), Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); nephew of William Preston; uncle of James Douglas Breckinridge; grandfather of John Cabell Breckinridge, Mary Cabell Breckinridge (1826-1854; who married Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864)), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; great-grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; second great-grandfather of John Bayne Breckinridge; cousin *** of John Brown and James Brown; first cousin of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; first cousin once removed of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston and George Rogers Clark Floyd.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Breckinridge County, Ky. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Dalrymple Orr (1761-1835) — of Kentucky. Born in Virginia, 1761. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from Kentucky at-large, 1791-97. Died in 1835 (age about 74 years). Interment at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ky.
  Relatives: Nephew of William Grayson (1736-1790).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Nicholls Smallwood (1772-1824) — also known as Samuel N. Smallwood — of Washington, D.C. Born in Charles County, Md., September 5, 1772. Mayor of Washington, D.C., 1819-22, 1824. Died in Washington, D.C., September 29, 1824 (age 52 years, 24 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Smallwood (1748-1785) and Martha Ann (Berry) Smallwood (1752-1781); married, February 28, 1801, to Ruth Beall (1775-1806); second cousin once removed of William Smallwood; second cousin thrice removed of James Lester Smallwood; third cousin of Alfred William Grayson; third cousin once removed of Samuel Huntington; third cousin thrice removed of Carter Henry Harrison II; fourth cousin of Samuel H. Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of Nathaniel Huntington (1793-1828), James Huntington and Elisha Mills Huntington.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter Buell Porter (1773-1844) — also known as Peter B. Porter — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., August 4, 1773. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1801-02, 1828 (Ontario and Steuben counties 1801-02, Erie County 1828); U.S. Representative from New York, 1809-13, 1815-16 (15th District 1809-13, 21st District 1815-16); general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; fought a duel with Gen. Alexander Smyth; secretary of state of New York, 1815-16; candidate for Governor of New York, 1817; U.S. Secretary of War, 1828-29. Died in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., March 20, 1844 (age 70 years, 229 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Porter (1730-1825) and Abigail (Buell) Porter (1734-1797); brother of Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849); married, October 16, 1818, to Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; daughter of John Breckinridge; sister of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; widow of Alfred William Grayson); father of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); uncle of Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872) and Peter Buell Porter, Jr.; grandfather of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant; first cousin thrice removed of Frederick Dent Grant and Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin thrice removed of Asa H. Otis and Alvred Bayard Nettleton; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Frederick Webster, Lovel Davis Parmelee and Theron Ephron Catlin; third cousin of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin once removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Scudder, Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Abijah Blodget and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Jabez Williams Huntington, Abiel Case, Samuel George Andrews, Harrison Blodget, John Hall Brockway, Jairus Case, Lorenzo Burrows, Norman A. Phelps, Anson Levi Holcomb, George Smith Catlin, Waitman Thomas Willey, Lyman Trumbull, William Dean Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, William Gleason, Jr., Almon Case, James Phelps, Robert Coit, Jr., Samuel Lathrop Bronson, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and Allen Jacob Holcomb; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Creighton Stratton, Edmund Holcomb, Ira Chandler Backus, Calvin Tilden Hulburd, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, Charles Jenkins Hayden, John Leake Newbold Stratton, Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin, Judson B. Phelps, Edwin Carpenter Pinney, Timothy E. Griswold, Erskine Mason Phelps, William Walter Phelps, William Patrick Willey, Charles A. Hungerford, Walter Harrison Blodget, William Barret Ridgely, George Harrison Hall, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, Phineas Orange Small, Clement Phineas Kellogg, William Brainard Coit, Lafayette Blanchard Gleason (1863-1937), Arthur Eugene Parmelee, Austin Eugene Lathrop and Hiram Bingham; fourth cousin of Samuel H. Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Eli Thacher Hoyt, Nathaniel Huntington, Caleb Scudder, James Huntington, Charles Phelps Huntington, John Arnold Rockwell, Elisha Mills Huntington, Henry Titus Backus, Bailey Frye Adams and Henry Joel Scudder.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred William Grayson (1780-1810) — of Fayette County, Ky. Born in Prince William County, Va., April 16, 1780. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1809. Died October 10, 1810 (age 30 years, 177 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Grayson and Eleanor (Smallwood) Grayson (1744-1789); married, October 28, 1804, to Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; daughter of John Breckinridge; sister of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871); later married to Peter Buell Porter); nephew of William Smallwood; great-granduncle of Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin of Beverly Robinson Grayson; first cousin thrice removed of John Brady Grayson; second cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; third cousin of Samuel Nicholls Smallwood; third cousin thrice removed of James Lester Smallwood.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Douglas Breckinridge (1781-1849) — of Kentucky. Born in Woodville, Jefferson County, Ky., 1781. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1809-11; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1821-23; defeated, 1822. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., May 6, 1849 (age about 67 years). Original interment at St. John's Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; reinterment in 1867 at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Breckinridge (1752-1801) and Jane (Buchanan) Breckinridge (1760-1812); half-brother of John Floyd; married to Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; sister of Frederick William Spence Grayson and Peter William Grayson); married 1832 to Lucy Fry Speed (1811-1893); nephew of John Breckinridge; uncle of John Buchanan Floyd and George Rogers Clark Floyd; first cousin of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; first cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; first cousin twice removed of William Preston, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge (1867-1935), Henry Skillman Breckinridge and Joseph Weldon Bailey, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Francis Smith Preston and James Patton Preston; third cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell and John Smith Preston.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Desha-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Beverly Robinson Grayson (1782-1843) — also known as Beverly R. Grayson — Born in Prince William County, Va., September 3, 1782. Member Mississippi territorial council, 1814. Died in Benton County, Miss., July 29, 1843 (age 60 years, 329 days). Interment at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Midway, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Spencer Monroe Grayson (1734-1798) and Mary Elizabeth (Wagener) Grayson (1741-1810); married to Sarah Chew (1770-1843); nephew of William Grayson; great-granduncle of John Brady Grayson; first cousin of Alfred William Grayson; first cousin thrice removed of Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953); second cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick William Spence Grayson (1786-1827) — also known as Frederick W. S. Grayson — of Kentucky. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., October 10, 1786. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Kentucky state attorney general, 1825. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 27, 1827 (age 41 years, 17 days). Original interment at City Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.; reinterment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grayson (1761-1833) and Caroline Malinda (Taylor) Grayson (1765-1830); brother of Peter William Grayson (1788-1838) and Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; who married James Douglas Breckinridge); married to Sallie Ward (1788-1880).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Peter William Grayson (1788-1838) — also known as Peter W. Grayson; Peter Wagener Grayson — of Texas. Born in Bardstown, Nelson County, Ky., 1788. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Goliad, 1835; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1836, 1837; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1838. Died from self-inflicted gunshot, at Bean Station, Grainger County, Tenn., July 9, 1838 (age about 50 years). Interment at Eastern Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Grayson (1761-1833) and Caroline Malinda (Taylor) Grayson (1765-1830); brother of Frederick William Spence Grayson and Mary Elizabeth Grayson (1795-1830; who married James Douglas Breckinridge (1781-1849)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Grayson County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Joseph Cabell Breckinridge (1788-1823) — also known as Cabell Breckinridge — of Kentucky. Born in Albemarle County, Va., July 24, 1788. Speaker of the Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1817-18; secretary of state of Kentucky, 1820-23; died in office 1823. Presbyterian. Died in an epidemic, in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., September 1, 1823 (age 35 years, 39 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Ky.; reinterment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Breckinridge and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Brecinridge (1769-1858); brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge; married to Mary Clay Smith (1787-1864); father of John Cabell Breckinridge; uncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; grandfather of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; granduncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; first cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin once removed of William Cabell, Jr., Francis Smith Preston, William Henry Cabell, James Patton Preston, Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "The Righteous Shall Be In Everlasting Remembrance."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Grayson Carter (d. 1849) — Lawyer; member of Kentucky state senate, 1834-38. Died, of cholera, in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., July 11, 1849. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Carter and Hebe (Grayson) Carter; grandson of William Grayson (1736-1790).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Carter County, Ky. is named for him.
  Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871) — of Kentucky. Born near Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., March 8, 1800. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1825-28; ordained minister; president, Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1845-47; Kentucky superintendent of public instruction, 1849-53; candidate for delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., December 22, 1871 (age 71 years, 289 days). Interment at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Breckinridge and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Breckinridge (1769-1858); brother of Letitia Preston Breckinridge (1786-1831; who married Peter Buell Porter and Alfred William Grayson) and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge; married, March 11, 1823, to Ann Sophronisba Preston (1803-1844); married, April 1, 1847, to Virginia Hart Shelby (1809-1859); married, November 5, 1868, to Margaret F. White; father of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. and William Campbell Preston Breckinridge; uncle of John Cabell Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); grandfather of Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge and Henry Skillman Breckinridge; grandnephew of William Preston and William Cabell; granduncle of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge and Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin of James Douglas Breckinridge and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); first cousin once removed of William Cabell, Jr., William Henry Cabell, James Patton Preston, Carter Henry Harrison, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Earl Cabell and Carter Henry Harrison II; first cousin thrice removed of Earle Cabell; second cousin of William Campbell Preston, James McDowell, John Buchanan Floyd, John Smith Preston, George Rogers Clark Floyd and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin once removed of John William Leftwich.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Strother Pendleton (1802-1868) — also known as John S. Pendleton; "The Lone Star" — of Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va. Born near Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., March 1, 1802. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1830-33, 1836-39; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Chile, 1842-44; Argentina, 1851-54; U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1845-49. Died near Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., November 19, 1868 (age 66 years, 263 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Culpeper County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Pendleton (1779-1824) and Nancy (Strother) Pendleton (1784-1819); brother of Albert Gallatin Pendleton; married, December 2, 1824, to Lucy Ann Williams (1805-1872); granduncle of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of William Grayson; second cousin of Philip Coleman Pendleton; second cousin once removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton and Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison, George Madison, Alfred William Grayson and Beverly Robinson Grayson; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; third cousin of George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin once removed of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner, John Tyler (1790-1862) and Max Rogers Strother; fourth cousin of Coleby Chew; fourth cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner, George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), David Gardiner Tyler, James Francis Buckner, Hubbard T. Smith, Carter Henry Harrison II, Charles M. Pendleton, John Brady Grayson and Daniel Micajah Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Albert Gallatin Pendleton (1807-1875) — also known as Albert G. Pendleton — of Giles County, Va. Born in Culpeper County, Va., June 28, 1807. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Giles County, 1855-56. Died in Giles County, Va., June 19, 1875 (age 67 years, 356 days). Interment at Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Pendleton (1779-1824) and Nancy (Strother) Pendleton (1784-1819); brother of John Strother Pendleton; married to Elvina Chapman (1811-1868); grandfather of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro; great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin of Aylett Hawes Buckner; first cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Pendleton; first cousin thrice removed of William Grayson; second cousin of Philip Coleman Pendleton; second cousin once removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton, Nathanael Greene Pendleton and Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison, George Madison, Alfred William Grayson and Beverly Robinson Grayson; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker, John Tyler (1747-1813) and Francis Walker; third cousin of George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; third cousin once removed of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton; third cousin twice removed of Robert Brooke, Meriwether Lewis, Richard Aylett Buckner, John Tyler (1790-1862) and Max Rogers Strother; fourth cousin of Coleby Chew; fourth cousin once removed of Gabriel Slaughter, Thomas Walker Gilmer, Aylette Buckner, George Cassety Pendleton, James Benjamin Garnett (1845-1921), David Gardiner Tyler, James Francis Buckner, Hubbard T. Smith, Carter Henry Harrison II, Charles M. Pendleton, John Brady Grayson and Daniel Micajah Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Carter H. Harrison Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953) — also known as Carter H. Harrison — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 23, 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; real estate business; newspaper editor and publisher; mayor of Chicago, Ill., 1897-1905, 1911-15; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1900, 1916, 1920, 1932, 1936; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st Illinois District, 1933-44. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; Society of the Cincinnati; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Society of Colonial Wars; Society of the War of 1812; Military Order of the World Wars. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 25, 1953 (age 93 years, 246 days). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Carter Henry Harrison and Sophonisba Grayson (Preston) Harrison (1833-1876); married to Marguerite Stearns (1858-1887); married, December 14, 1887, to Edith Ogden (1862-1955; author); great-grandson of William Russell (1758-1825); great-grandnephew of Alfred William Grayson and Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862); second great-grandson of William Russell (1735-1793) and William Grayson; second great-grandnephew of Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791), William Cabell and William Smallwood; third great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin twice removed of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, William Lewis Cabell and George Craighead Cabell; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson, Carter Bassett Harrison, William Cabell, Jr., William Henry Cabell, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and Beverly Robinson Grayson; first cousin four times removed of Richard Bland, Peyton Randolph (1721-1775) and Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); second cousin once removed of John Cabell Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864), Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr., William Campbell Preston Breckinridge and Benjamin Earl Cabell; second cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr, John Scott Harrison and Edward Carrington Cabell; second cousin thrice removed of Theodorick Bland, Edmund Jenings Randolph, George Nicholas, Beverley Randolph, Wilson Cary Nicholas, John Nicholas and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin of Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925), Levin Irving Handy, Desha Breckinridge, Henry Skillman Breckinridge and Earle Cabell; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, John William Leftwich and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); third cousin twice removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Peyton Randolph (1779-1828), Henry St. George Tucker, Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857) and Stanley Matthews; third cousin thrice removed of Burwell Bassett and Samuel Nicholls Smallwood; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Henry De La Warr Flood, John Brady Grayson, Frederick Madison Roberts and Joel West Flood; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Marshall, James Keith Marshall, John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Peter Myndert Dox, Edmund Randolph, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, John Gardner Coolidge, Harry Flood Byrd and William Henry Harrison (1896-1990).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Robert E. Burke
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  John Brady Grayson (1871-1942) — also known as John B. Grayson — of Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Fauquier County, Va., May 14, 1871. Republican. Department store owner; postmaster; delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920. Died in Fauquier County, Va., 1942 (age about 71 years). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Grayson (1835-1919) and Mary Elizabeth (Brady) Grayson (1845-1923); married, September 14, 1914, to Frances Wilson (1890-1927; died while attempting trans-Atlantic flight); great-grandnephew of Beverly Robinson Grayson; second great-grandnephew of William Grayson; first cousin thrice removed of Alfred William Grayson; fourth cousin of Carter Henry Harrison II (1860-1953); fourth cousin once removed of John Strother Pendleton and Albert Gallatin Pendleton.
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family; Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky; Ewing-Matthews-Watterson-Harrison family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Lester Smallwood (1885-1969) — also known as James L. Smallwood — of Wabash, Wabash County, Ind. Born in Wabash County, Ind., May 29, 1885. Mayor of Wabash, Ind., 1952-55. Died in Wabash County, Ind., September 12, 1969 (age 84 years, 106 days). Interment at Matlock Cemetery, Wabash, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John M. Smallwood (1861-1953) and Ida (Dufton) Smallwood (1865-1950); married to Maude Marie Bechtol (1886-1949); second cousin thrice removed of Samuel Nicholls Smallwood; second cousin four times removed of William Smallwood (1732-1792); third cousin thrice removed of Alfred William Grayson.
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Grayson-Breckinridge-Smallwood family of Virginia and Kentucky; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro (1885-1971) — also known as Sidney F. Taliaferro — of Washington, D.C. Born in Salem, Va., March 4, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; banker; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1926-30; director, Washington Gas Light Co. and Georgetown Gas Light Co.; board member, Columbia Hospital. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Delta Chi; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., June 21, 1971 (age 86 years, 109 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Van Tromp Taliaferro (1836-1902) and Sallie (Pendleton) Taliaferro (1850-1940); married, October 3, 1916, to Elizabeth Kirkwood Fulton (1887-1938); grandson of Albert Gallatin Pendleton; grandnephew of John Strother Pendleton; third great-grandnephew of Edmund Pendleton; first cousin twice removed of Aylett Hawes Buckner; first cousin four times removed of Nathaniel Pendleton; first cousin five times removed of William Grayson; second cousin twice removed of Philip Coleman Pendleton; second cousin thrice removed of Philip Clayton Pendleton, Zachary Taylor, Edmund Henry Pendleton and Nathanael Greene Pendleton; second cousin four times removed of James Madison, William Taylor Madison, George Madison, Alfred William Grayson and Beverly Robinson Grayson; second cousin five times removed of John Walker, John Tyler and Francis Walker; third cousin once removed of Charles Rittenhouse Pendleton (1850-1914); third cousin twice removed of George Hunt Pendleton and Joseph Henry Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of William Barret Pendleton, Francis Key Pendleton and John Overton Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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