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Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky

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.

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  Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) — of Kingston, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Amesbury, Essex County, Mass., November 21, 1729. Physician; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Hampshire, 1775-76, 1778; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1776-84; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1779; common pleas court judge in New Hampshire, 1779-82; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1782-90; chief justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1790; President of New Hampshire, 1790-93; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1792; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1792; Governor of New Hampshire, 1793-94. Congregationalist. Died in Kingston, Rockingham County, N.H., May 19, 1795 (age 65 years, 179 days). Interment at Plains Cemetery, Kingston, N.H.; statue at Public Square, Amesbury, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Bartlett and Hannah (Webster) Bartlett; married, January 15, 1754, to Mary Bartlett; father of Josiah Bartlett, Jr. and Ezra Bartlett; great-grandfather of Edward Theodore Bartlett (1841-1910) and John Davis O'Rear.
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Josiah Bartlett, Jr. (1768-1838) — of Stratham, Rockingham County, N.H. Born in Kingston, Rockingham County, N.H., August 29, 1768. Member of New Hampshire state senate 1st District, 1809-11, 1824-25; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire at-large, 1811-13; Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1824. Died in Stratham, Rockingham County, N.H., April 16, 1838 (age 69 years, 230 days). Interment at Old Congregational Cemetery, Stratham, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ezra Bartlett — of New Hampshire. Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 1828. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  Wesley R. Orear (born c.1821) — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., about 1821. Whig. Postmaster at Danville, Ky., 1849-69. Died in Franklin County, Ky. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Orear (1796-1871) and Mahala (Rowland) Orear (1798-1846); half-brother of Edward Clay O'Rear; uncle of James Bigstaff O'Rear (1892-1975).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  Edward Theodore Bartlett (1841-1910) — also known as Edward T. Bartlett — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, N.Y., June 14, 1841. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1891; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1894-1910; died in office 1910. French and English ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Union League. Died, of heart disease, in Albany Hospital, Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 3, 1910 (age 68 years, 323 days). Interment somewhere in Skaneateles, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Levi Bartlett (physician) and Harriette Elizabeth (Hopkins) Bartlett; great-grandson of Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  James Hervey Hazelrigg (1848-1924) — of Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., December 6, 1848. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; county judge in Kentucky, 1882-86; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1893-1900. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., November 28, 1924 (age 75 years, 358 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Fourth cousin by marriage of Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961) — also known as Edward C. O'Rear — of Montgomery County, Ky.; Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky. Born in Camargo, Montgomery County, Ky., February 2, 1863. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1884; Montgomery County Judge, 1894-98; Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1907-11; candidate for Governor of Kentucky, 1911; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1916. Episcopalian. Died in Woodford County, Ky., September 12, 1961 (age 98 years, 222 days). Interment at Machpelah Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel O'Rear (1796-1871) and Sibba (Mineer) O'Rear (1828-1901); half-brother of Wesley R. Orear; married, November 29, 1882, to Virginia Lee Hazelrigg (1863-1944); father of James Bigstaff O'Rear (1892-1975); third cousin of John Davis O'Rear; fourth cousin by marriage of James Hervey Hazelrigg.
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  John Davis O'Rear (1870-1918) — also known as John D. O'Rear — of Mexico, Audrain County, Mo. Born in Audrain County, Mo., March 21, 1870. U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1913-18, died in office 1918. Died of smallpox, in La Paz, Bolivia, July 14, 1918 (age 48 years, 115 days). Interment somewhere in La Paz, Bolivia.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Josiah Bartlett; third cousin of Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  James Bigstaff O'Rear (1892-1975) — also known as James B. O'Rear — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., June 19, 1892. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., April 19, 1975 (age 82 years, 304 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Virginia Lee (Hazelrigg) O'Rear (1863-1944) and Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961); nephew of Wesley R. Orear.
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
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