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Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts

Note: This is just one of 1,130 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

This specific family group is a subset of the much larger Three Thousand Related Politicians group. An individual may be listed with more than one subset.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  Morris Woodruff (1777-1840) — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Morris, Litchfield County, Conn., September 3, 1777. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Litchfield, 1824-26, 1829-30, 1836-37; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1832. Died in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., May 17, 1840 (age 62 years, 257 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Woodruff (1749-1813) and Lucy (Morris) Woodruff (1754-1790); married to Candace Catlin (1786-1871); father of George Catlin Woodruff and Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff; grandfather of Edward Woodruff Seymour and Morris Woodruff Seymour; third cousin thrice removed of Ezekiel Gilbert Stoddard; fourth cousin of Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Silas Wright, Jr., Marshall Chapin and James Samuel Wadsworth; fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Dwight, Charles Robert Sherman, Eli Coe Birdsey, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859), William Chapman Williston, Charles Frederick Wadsworth, James Wolcott Wadsworth, William Sheffield Cowles, Franklin Darius Hale and George Harrison Hall.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Anson Levi Holcomb (1806-1869) — also known as Anson L. Holcomb — of Granby, Hartford County, Conn.; Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn. Born in North Granby, Granby, Hartford County, Conn., July 19, 1806. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Granby, 1835, 1838. Died in 1869 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Levi Holcomb (1767-1831) and Martha (Benjamin) Holcomb; married, March 31, 1831, to Abigail Benjamin (1813-1890); third cousin of Allen Jacob Holcomb; third cousin once removed of Parmenio Adams and Greene Carrier Bronson; third cousin twice removed of Oliver Ellsworth, Jonathan Elmer, Ebenezer Elmer, Eli Elmer, John Allen, Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) and Peter Buell Porter; third cousin thrice removed of Aaron Kellogg and Daniel Chapin; fourth cousin of Hezekiah Case, Oliver Owen Forward, Walter Forward, Abiel Case, Chauncey Forward, William Gleason, Jr. and Almon Case; fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Joseph Churchill Strong, Elisha Phelps, Amaziah Brainard, Luther Walter Badger, Daniel Kellogg, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus Elmer, Abijah Blodget, Augustus Seymour Porter (1798-1872), John William Allen, Peter Buell Porter, Jr., Oliver Dwight Filley, Peter Augustus Porter, Franklin Darius Hale and Lafayette Blanchard Gleason (1863-1937).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Samuel Wadsworth (1807-1864) — also known as James S. Wadsworth — of New York. Born in Geneseo, Livingston County, N.Y., October 30, 1807. Republican. Candidate for Governor of New York, 1862; general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Skull and Bones. Died of wounds received in the Battle of the Wilderness, in Spotsylvania County, Va., May 8, 1864 (age 56 years, 191 days). Interment at Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Wadsworth (1768-1844) and Naomi (Wolcott) Wadsworth (1776-1831); married, May 11, 1834, to Mary Craig Wharton (1814-1874); father of Charles Frederick Wadsworth and James Wolcott Wadsworth; grandfather of James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.; great-grandson of Erastus Wolcott; great-grandfather of James Jermiah Wadsworth; great-grandnephew of Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second great-grandson of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767); second great-grandfather of James Wadsworth Symington; first cousin once removed of Edward Oliver Wolcott; first cousin twice removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; second cousin thrice removed of William Pitkin; third cousin of John William Allen, Henry Titus Backus, Christopher Parsons Wolcott, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Roger Wolcott (1847-1900); third cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Samuel Clesson Allen, Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, William Wolcott Ellsworth, Eli Coe Birdsey (1799-1843), George Harrison Hall and Alfred Wolcott; third cousin twice removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799), Daniel Pitkin, Eli Coe Birdsey (1843-1929), Lawson Wooding Hall and Selden Chapin; third cousin thrice removed of Frederic Lincoln Chapin; fourth cousin of Morris Woodruff, Elisha Hunt Allen and George Washington Wolcott; fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Dwight, Timothy Pitkin, Charles Robert Sherman, Edmund Holcomb, George Catlin Woodruff, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, William Chapman Williston, William Fessenden Allen, Alfred Clark Chapin, Franklin Darius Hale, Adrian Rowe Wadsworth, Sr., Frederick Hobbes Allen (1858-1937) and Clarence Seymour Wadsworth.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Morris-Ingersoll family of New York and Connecticut; Wolcott-Wadsworth family of Connecticut and Maryland; Conger-Hungerford family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cyrus Orlando Godfrey (b. 1833) — also known as Cyrus O. Godfrey — of Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., February 21, 1833. Republican. Coal mine operator; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Godfrey (1785-1871) and Hannah (Shaw) Godfrey (1789-1851); uncle of Eugene Wallace Godfrey (1861-1940); first cousin once removed of Albert G. Godfrey; fourth cousin once removed of Franklin Darius Hale.
  Political family: Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Franklin Darius Hale (1854-1940) — also known as Franklin D. Hale — of Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine; Lunenburg, Essex County, Vt.; Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt. Born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., March 7, 1854. Republican. Lawyer; Essex County State's Attorney, 1883-89; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Lunenburgh, 1884; member of Vermont state senate from Essex County, 1886; Vermont state auditor of accounts, 1892-98; U.S. Consul in Coaticook, 1902-08; Charlottetown, 1908-09; Trinidad, 1909-12; Huddersfield, 1912-17. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Honor. Died, from uremia, due to chronic nephritis, in Lyndon Center, Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vt., April 21, 1940 (age 86 years, 45 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sprague Taylor Hale and Nancy May (Moulton) Hale; married, November 2, 1881, to Adeline 'Addie' Silsby; married, November 26, 1907, to Jennie A. Silsby; fourth cousin once removed of Morris Woodruff, Anson Levi Holcomb (1806-1869), James Samuel Wadsworth and Cyrus Orlando Godfrey.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Albert G. Godfrey (1855-1922) — of Taunton, Bristol County, Mass. Born in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., August 25, 1855. Republican. Real estate broker; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fourth Bristol District, 1904-05. Member, Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows. Died in Taunton, Bristol County, Mass., November 13, 1922 (age 67 years, 80 days). Interment at Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of George Frank Godfrey (1824-1856); married, January 1, 1882, to Ida Burt (1855-1940); first cousin once removed of Cyrus Orlando Godfrey; second cousin of Eugene Wallace Godfrey (1861-1940).
  Political family: Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Eugene Wallace Godfrey (1861-1940) — also known as Eugene W. Godfrey — of Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Ala. Born in Quincy, Adams County, Ill., March 14, 1861. Republican. Postmaster at Fort Payne, Ala., 1889-91. Died in Palmyra, Marion County, Mo., June 23, 1940 (age 79 years, 101 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Eugene Wallace Godfrey (1819-1862; Captain, U.S. Army, killed at battle of Shiloh, Tenn.) and Caroline Cobb (Savage) Godfrey (1820-1892); nephew of Cyrus Orlando Godfrey; second cousin of Albert G. Godfrey (1855-1922).
  Political family: Godfrey family of Taunton, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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