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Davie family of Maryland

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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.

  William Richardson Davie (1756-1820) — also known as "Father of the University of North Carolina" — of Halifax, Halifax County, N.C. Born in Egremont, England, June 22, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; Governor of North Carolina, 1798-99. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Land's Ford, Chester County, S.C., November 5, 1820 (age 64 years, 136 days). Interment at Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, The Waxhaws, S.C.
  Relatives: Ancestor of Preston Davie (who married May Preston Davie (1895-1975)).
  Political families: Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Davie family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Davie County, N.C. is named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography
Albert Gallatin Albert Gallatin (1761-1849) — also known as Abraham Albert Alphonse de Gallatin — of Fayette County, Pa.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 1761. Democrat. Delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1790; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1790-92; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1793-94; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1795-1801; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1801-14; U.S. Minister to France, 1815-23; Great Britain, 1826-27. Swiss ancestry. Died in Astoria, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., August 12, 1849 (age 88 years, 195 days). Entombed at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Treasury Building Grounds, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Gallatin and Sophia Albertina Rolaz du Rosey Gallatin; married 1789 to Sophie Allègre (1766-1789); married, November 11, 1793, to Hannah Nicholson (1766-1849); second great-grandfather of May Preston Davie; cousin by marriage of Joseph Hopper Nicholson (1770-1817).
  Political families: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland; Davie family of Maryland (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John L. Dawson
  Gallatin counties in Ill., Ky. and Mont. are named for him.
  The city of Gallatin, Tennessee, is named for him.  — The village of Galatia, Illinois, is named for him.  — The Gallatin River, which flows through Gallatin County, Montana, is named for him.  — Gallatin Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Albert Gallatin (built 1941 at Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California; torpedoed and sunk 1944 in the Arabian Sea) was named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Albert Galliton HarrisonAlbert G. JewettAlbert G. HawesAlbert G. WakefieldAlbert Gallatin TalbottAlbert G. DowAlbert G. DoleAlbert Gallatin KelloggAlbert Gallatin MarchandAlbert G. BrownAlbert G. Brodhead, Jr.Albert G. AllisonAlbert G. RiddleAlbert Galiton WatkinsAlbert G. PorterAlbert Gallatin EgbertAlbert Gallatin JenkinsAlbert Gallatin CalvertAlbert G. LawrenceAlbert G. FosterAlbert G. Simms
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $500 note in 1862-63.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Albert Gallatin: John Austin Stevens, Albert Gallatin: An American Statesman — L. B. Kuppenheimer, Albert Gallatin's Vision of Democratic Stability — Nicholas Dungan, Gallatin: America's Swiss Founding Father — Raymond Walters, Albert Gallatin: Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Joseph Hopper Nicholson (1770-1817) — of Queen Anne's County, Md. Born in Chestertown, Kent County, Md., May 15, 1770. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates from Queen Anne's County, 1796-98; U.S. Representative from Maryland, 1799-1806 (6th District 1799-1801, at-large 1801-06); Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1806-17; died in office 1817; served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Episcopalian. Slaveowner. Died in Baltimore County, Md., March 4, 1817 (age 46 years, 293 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Talbot County, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Nicholson and Elizabeth (Hopper) Nicholson; married, October 10, 1793, to Rebecca Lloyd (sister-in-law of Francis Scott Key); cousin by marriage of Albert Gallatin (1761-1849).
  Political family: Davie family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Francis Scott Key Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) — of District of Columbia. Born in Carroll County, Md., August 1, 1779. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1833-41. During the war of 1812, while on a mission to obtain the release of a prisoner from British forces, witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry from the deck of the British ship Surprise; that night, September 13-14, 1814, he wrote a poem "The Spangled Banner". The poem was published soon afterward, rapidly gained popularity, and became the lyrics to the U.S. national anthem. Died, from pleurisy, in Baltimore, Md., January 11, 1843 (age 63 years, 163 days). Originally entombed at Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.; later interred in 1866 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Md.; memorial monument at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Ross Key (1754-1821) and Ann (Charlton) Key (1756-1830); brother of Anne Phoebe Charlton Key (1783-1855; who married Roger Brooke Taney); married, January 19, 1802, to Mary 'Polly' Lloyd (1784-1859; sister-in-law of Joseph Hopper Nicholson); father of Philip Barton Key (1818-1859) and Mary Alicia 'Alice' Key (1824-1886; who married George Hunt Pendleton (1825-1889)); nephew of Philip Barton Key (1757-1815); grandfather of Francis Key Pendleton; first cousin once removed of Philip Key; third cousin twice removed of Vinson Martlow Whitley.
  Political family: Pendleton-Lee family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John Smith
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: National Park Service
  William Preston (1816-1887) — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 16, 1816. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Kentucky, 1839 (speaker); colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1849; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1850, 1868-69; member of Kentucky state senate, 1851-53; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1852-55; defeated, 1854; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1856, 1880 (speaker); U.S. Minister to Spain, 1859-61; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Slaveowner. Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 21, 1887 (age 70 years, 340 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Brother of Henrietta Preston (who married Albert Sidney Johnston); nephew of Francis Smith Preston (1765-1836); grandfather of Preston Davie (who married May Preston Davie).
  Political families: Brown-Breckinridge family of Lexington, Kentucky; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell family of Virginia; Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  May Preston Davie (1895-1975) — also known as Eugénie Mary Ladenburg; Mrs. Preston Davie — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 31, 1895. Republican. Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1960 (alternate). Female. Died, of heart failure, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 19, 1975 (age 80 years, 231 days). Interment at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Adolph Stevens Ladenburg (died at sea, 1896) and Emily (Stevens) Ladenburg; married, May 31, 1930, to Preston Davie (1881-1967; grandson of William Preston; descendant *** of William Richardson Davie (1756-1820)); second great-granddaughter of Albert Gallatin.
  Political family: Davie family of Maryland (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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