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French ancestry Politicians in Virginia

  Simeon Buford, Sr. (1756-1835) — of Barren County, Ky.; Warren County, Ky. Born in Culpeper County, Va., December 19, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; farmer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1801-03; a founder of the Kentucky horse racing industry. French and English ancestry. Died in 1835 (age about 78 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Barren County, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of John Buford (1707-1787) and Judith (Early) Buford (1718-1782); married 1777 to Margaret Kirtley (born 1760); father of John Buford, Sr.; grandfather of Thomas Jefferson Buford and James Monroe Buford (1832-?).
  Political family: Buford family of Rock Island, Illinois.
  Leo George Cyr (1909-2003) — also known as Leo G. Cyr — of Maine; Sterling, Loudoun County, Va. Born in Limestone, Aroostook County, Maine, July 28, 1909. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Tangier, 1957; U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 1966-71. French Canadian ancestry. Died, while suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in Sterling, Loudoun County, Va., July 27, 2003 (age 93 years, 364 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Louis A. Cyr (1875-1945) and Laura A. (Franck) Cyr (1878-1943); married, April 30, 1941, to Katherine McCormick (1915-2011).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Leo G. Cyr: Madawaskan Heritage
  Mary Reamey Few (1885-1971) — also known as Mary Reamey Thomas; Mrs. W. P. Few — of Durham, Durham County, N.C. Born in Martinsville, Va., 1885. Republican. Member of Republican National Committee from North Carolina, 1944-54; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1948, 1952 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker). Female. Methodist. French Huguenot and English ancestry. Member, American Association of University Women; Daughters of the American Revolution; Colonial Dames. Died in Durham, Durham County, N.C., January 12, 1971 (age about 85 years). Interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
  Relatives: Daughter of Lyne Starling Thomas and Elizabeth Ann (Sheffield) Thomas; married, August 17, 1911, to William Preston Few (1867-1940; president of Duke University, 1924-40; second great-grandnephew of William Few (1748-1828)).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Maury (1746-1840) — of Virginia; Liverpool, England. Born in Albemarle County, Va., February 3, 1746. U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1790-1812, 1815-29. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 23, 1840 (age 94 years, 20 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James Maury (1718-1769) and Mary (Walker) Maury (1724-1798); married to Catherine Armistead and Margaret Rushton; granduncle of John Walker Maury and Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900); second great-granduncle of Fontaine Maury Maverick; third great-granduncle of Fontaine Maury Maverick, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Abram Poindexter Maury.
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Barbour Pedigo (1870-1932) — also known as W. B. Pedigo; "Bill Bob" — of Patrick County, Va.; Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va.; Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born, in a log cabin, at Elamsville, Patrick County, Va., January 28, 1870. Republican. Lawyer; Patrick County Commonwealth Attorney, 1895-99; candidate in primary for West Virginia state house of delegates, 1906; mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 1907-11. Baptist. French ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla., October 23, 1932 (age 62 years, 269 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa, Fla.
  Daniel Roberdeau (1727-1795) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in St. Christopher, 1727. Merchant; member of Pennsylvania state legislature, 1756; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1777-79; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. French and Scottish ancestry. Died in Winchester, Va., January 5, 1795 (age about 67 years). Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Roberdeau (c.1690-1743) and Mary (Cunyngham) Roberdeau (1699-1771); married, October 3, 1761, to Mary Bostwick; married, December 2, 1778, to Jane Milligan; great-grandfather of Josephine May Wheat (who married Francis Edwin Shober); second great-grandfather of Francis Emanuel Shober (1860-1919).
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Shober-Roosevelt-Wheat-Roberdeau family of Salisbury, North Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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