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French ancestry Politicians in Delaware

  Henry DuPont (1812-1889) — Born in New Castle County, Del., August 8, 1812. Republican. Adjutant General of Delaware, 1846-61; head of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours gunpowder manufacturing firm; candidate for Presidential Elector for Delaware, 1868, 1876, 1880, 1888. French ancestry. Died in New Castle County, Del., August 8, 1889 (age 77 years, 0 days). Interment at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Eleuthere Irenee DuPont (1771-1834) and Sophia Madeline (Dalmas) DuPont (1775-1828); married to Louisa Gebhard (1816-1900); father of Henry Algernon du Pont; granduncle of Thomas Coleman du Pont, Alfred Irénée du Pont, Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954), Francis Irenee du Pont, Edward Green Bradford, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; great-granduncle of Francis Victor du Pont, Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., Lammot du Pont Copeland, Thomas Francis Bayard III, Reynolds du Pont and Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard; second great-granduncle of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont, Pierre Samuel du Pont IV and Richard Henry Bayard; first cousin of Charles Irénée du Pont.
  Political families: DuPont family of Wilmington, Delaware; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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  Joshua Hopkins Marvil (1825-1895) — of Laurel, Sussex County, Del. Born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., September 3, 1825. Governor of Delaware, 1895; died in office 1895. Methodist. English and French ancestry. Died, from heart disease and erysipelas, in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., April 8, 1895 (age 69 years, 217 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel, Del.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Marvil; married 1849 to Sarah M. Sirman.
  Ruby Ross Vale (1874-1961) — also known as Ruby R. Vale — of Milford, Sussex County, Del. Born in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., October 19, 1874. Republican. School principal; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1912 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1916, 1948 (alternate). Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; American Historical Association; Phi Kappa Psi; Theta Nu Epsilon; Freemasons; Union League. Died January 2, 1961 (age 86 years, 75 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Griffith Vale (1837-1902) and Sarah Ruby (Eyster) Vale (1845-1892); married, January 21, 1901, to Maria Elizabeth Williams (1878-1920; granddaughter of Peter Foster Causey (1801-1871)).
  Political family: Polk family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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