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Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia

Note: This is just one of 1,162 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.

  Carter Braxton (1736-1797) — of Virginia. Born in King and Queen County, Va., September 16, 1736. Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1761-75; Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia, 1775-76; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776. Died in Richmond, Va., October 10, 1797 (age 61 years, 24 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, King William County, Va.; memorial monument at Constitution Gardens, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of George Braxton and Mary (Carter) Braxton; married 1755 to Judith Robinson; married 1761 to Elizabeth Corbin; grandfather-in-law of William Brockenbrough; grandfather of Mary Page White (who married Andrew Stevenson); great-grandfather of John White Brockenbrough, John White Stevenson and Elliott Muse Braxton; ancestor *** of William Tyler Page (born1868).
  Political families: Tyler family of Virginia; Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Braxton County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Tyler (1747-1813) — of Charles City County, Va. Born in James City County, Va., February 28, 1747. Lawyer; planter; delegate to Virginia convention to ratify U.S. constitution from Charles City County, 1788; Governor of Virginia, 1808-11. Died in Charles City County, Va., January 6, 1813 (age 65 years, 313 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Charles City County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Tyler (1710-1773) and Anne (Contesse) Tyler (1718-1774); father of John Tyler (1790-1862) (who married Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler); grandfather of David Gardiner Tyler and Lyon Gardiner Tyler; second cousin once removed of George Madison; second cousin twice removed of Zachary Taylor; second cousin thrice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton and Aylett Hawes Buckner; second cousin four times removed of James Francis Buckner and Bronson Murray Cutting; second cousin five times removed of Sidney Fletcher Taliaferro and Max Rogers Strother; relative *** of William Tyler Page (born1868).
  Political families: Tyler family of Virginia; Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Tyler County, W.Va. is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Brockenbrough (1778-1838) — of Virginia. Born in Essex County, Va., July 10, 1778. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1802-03, 1807-09. Died in Richmond, Va., December 10, 1838 (age 60 years, 153 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father-in-law of Edward Colston; father of John White Brockenbrough (1806-1877); uncle of William Henry Brockenbrough; grandson-in-law of Carter Braxton.
  Political families: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Andrew Stevenson (1784-1857) — of Richmond, Va. Born in Culpeper County, Va., January 21, 1784. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1809-16, 1818-21; Speaker of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1812-15; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1821-34 (23rd District 1821-23, 16th District 1823-25, 9th District 1825-33, 11th District 1833-34); Speaker of the U.S. House, 1827-34; U.S. Minister to Great Britain, 1836-41. Slaveowner. Died in Albemarle County, Va., January 21, 1857 (age 73 years, 0 days). Interment at Enniscothy Cemetery, Albemarle County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James Stevenson and Frances (Littlepage) Stevenson; married to Mary Page White (granddaughter of Carter Braxton (1736-1797)) and Mary Schaff; married 1816 to Sarah Coles; father of John White Stevenson.
  Political family: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Edward Colston (1786-1852) — of Virginia. Born near Winchester, Frederick County, Va., December 25, 1786. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1812-14, 1816-17, 1823-28, 1833-35; U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1817-19. Slaveowner. Died in Berkeley County, Va (now W.Va.), April 23, 1852 (age 65 years, 120 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Berkeley County, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of William Brockenbrough; brother-in-law of Benjamin Watkins Leigh and John White Brockenbrough (1806-1877); nephew of John Marshall, James Markham Marshall and Alexander Keith Marshall (1770-1825); first cousin and second cousin of Thomas Alexander Marshall; first cousin of Thomas Francis Marshall, Alexander Keith Marshall (1808-1884), Charles Alexander Marshall and Edward Colston Marshall; first cousin once removed and nephew by marriage of Humphrey Marshall.
  Political families: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John White Brockenbrough (1806-1877) — of Virginia. Born in Hanover County, Va., December 23, 1806. Lawyer; newspaper editor; law professor; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1846-61; resigned 1861; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Confederate District Judge, 1861. Died in Lexington, Va., February 20, 1877 (age 70 years, 59 days). Interment at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Brockenbrough; brother-in-law of Edward Colston; great-grandson of Carter Braxton (1736-1797); first cousin of William Henry Brockenbrough.
  Political family: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  William Henry Brockenbrough (1812-1850) — also known as William H. Brockenbrough — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Born in Virginia, February 23, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1837; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Florida, 1838-40; member of Florida state senate, 1840-44; U.S. Representative from Florida at-large, 1846-47. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., January 28, 1850 (age 37 years, 339 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Nephew of William Brockenbrough; first cousin of John White Brockenbrough (1806-1877).
  Political families: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John White Stevenson (1812-1886) — also known as John W. Stevenson — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Richmond, Va., May 2, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1845-48; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1848, 1852, 1856, 1880 (Permanent Chair); delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1857-61; Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1867; Governor of Kentucky, 1867-71; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1871-77. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association. Slaveowner. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., August 10, 1886 (age 74 years, 100 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Stevenson; great-grandson of Carter Braxton (1736-1797).
  Political family: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS John Stevenson (built 1943 at Baltimore, Maryland; scrapped 1971) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
  Elliott Muse Braxton (1823-1891) — of Virginia. Born in Mathews, Mathews County, Va., October 8, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1852-56; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 1871-73. Slaveowner. Died in Fredericksburg, Va., October 2, 1891 (age 67 years, 359 days). Interment at Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Va.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Carter Braxton (1736-1797).
  Political family: Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Tyler Page (b. 1868) — of Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Md. Born in Frederick, Frederick County, Md., October 19, 1868. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2nd District, 1902; clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1919. Episcopalian. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Walker Yates Page and Nannie (Tyler) Page; married 1895 to Mary Anna Weigandt (1865-1929); descendant *** of Carter Braxton; relative *** of John Tyler (1747-1813).
  Political families: Tyler family of Virginia; Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Brockenbrough-Stevenson-Braxton-Tyler family of Virginia; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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