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Hitt-Gray family of Mt. Morris, Illinois

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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  George Zabriskie (1790-1849) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., February 17, 1790. Whig. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1825, 1837-39. Died in Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Mich., September 9, 1849 (age 59 years, 204 days). Interment at First Reformed Church Cemetery, Hackensack, N.J.
  Relatives: Grandfather of John Clinton Gray (1843-1915).
  Political family: Hitt-Gray family of Mt. Morris, Illinois.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Robert R. Hitt Robert Roberts Hitt (1834-1906) — also known as Robert R. Hitt — of Mt. Morris, Ogle County, Ill. Born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, January 16, 1834. Republican. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, 1881; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1882-1906 (5th District 1882-83, 6th District 1883-95, 9th District 1895-1903, 13th District 1903-06); died in office 1906. Died in 1906 (age about 72 years). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, Ill.
  Relatives: Married to Sally A. Reynolds; father of Robert Stockwell Reynolds Hitt (1876-1938).
  Political family: Hitt-Gray family of Mt. Morris, Illinois.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)
John Clinton Gray John Clinton Gray (1843-1915) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 4, 1843. Democrat. Lawyer; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1888-1913; appointed 1888. Episcopalian. Died in Newport, Newport County, R.I., June 28, 1915 (age 71 years, 206 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Susan Maria (Zabriskie) Gray (1814-1904) and John Alexander Clinton Gray (1815-1898); married, April 18, 1871, to Henrietta Pauline Gunther (1848-1883); married, March 24, 1890, to Grace Townsend (1846-1930); father of Edith Romeyn Gray (1883-1964; who married Robert Stockwell Reynolds Hitt (1876-1938)); grandson of George Zabriskie.
  Political family: Hitt-Gray family of Mt. Morris, Illinois.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Robert Stockwell Reynolds Hitt (1876-1938) — also known as R. S. Reynolds Hitt — of Mt. Morris, Ogle County, Ill.; Washington, D.C. Born in Paris, France, June 7, 1876. U.S. Minister to Panama, 1909-10; Guatemala, 1910-13. Member, Psi Upsilon. Died, from pneumonia, in Washington, D.C., April 16, 1938 (age 61 years, 313 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Roberts Hitt and Sally (Reynolds) Hitt; married, December 23, 1902, to Edith Romeyn Gray (1883-1964; daughter of John Clinton Gray (1843-1915)).
  Political family: Hitt-Gray family of Mt. Morris, Illinois.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
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