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Puritan Politicians

Very incomplete list!

  Theophilus Eaton (1590-1658) — Born in Buckinghamshire, England, 1590. Co-founder and first Governor of New Haven Colony, 1639-58. Puritan. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., January 17, 1658 (age about 67 years). Original interment and cenotaph at New Haven Green, New Haven, Conn.; reinterment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.; cenotaph at Montowese Cemetery, North Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Eaton and Elizabeth (Sheapheard) Eaton; married 1629 to Ann (Lloyd) Yale; fifth great-grandfather of David Parmalee Kelsey; sixth great-grandfather of Walter Samuel Hine, Arthur Eugene Parmelee, Lovel Davis Parmelee, Frank Clark Woodruff and Watson Stiles Woodruff; seventh great-grandfather of Layton Archer Kelsey and Cleon Lorenzo Parmelee.
  Political family: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Eaton, New Hampshire, is named for him.
  Epitaph: "Eaton so fam'd so wise, so just, The Phoenix of our world, here lies his dust / This name forget, N. England never must."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Timothy Pickering (1745-1829) — of Salem, Essex County, Mass.; Luzerne County, Pa.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Salem, Essex County, Mass., July 17, 1745. Farmer; Essex County Register of Deeds, 1774-77; common pleas court judge in Massachusetts, 1775, 1802-03; member of Massachusetts state legislature, 1776; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1789; U.S. Postmaster General, 1791-95; U.S. Secretary of War, 1795; U.S. Secretary of State, 1795-1800; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1803-11; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1813-17 (at-large 1813-15, 2nd District 1815-17); member of Massachusetts Governor's Council, 1817-18. Puritan; later Unitarian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Censured by the Senate in 1811 for violating an injunction of secrecy. Died in Salem, Essex County, Mass., January 29, 1829 (age 83 years, 196 days). Interment at Broad Street Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Timothy Pickering (1703-1778) and Mary (Wingate) Pickering; married, April 8, 1776, to Rebecca White; granduncle of Dudley Leavitt Pickman; second great-granduncle of John Gardner Coolidge and Augustus Peabody Gardner; third great-granduncle of John Lee Saltonstall; fourth great-granduncle of Leverett Saltonstall, Richard Saltonstall, William Gurdon Saltonstall, John Lee Saltonstall Jr. and William Amory Gardner Minot; fifth great-granduncle of William Lawrence Saltonstall and John Forbes Kerry; ancestor *** of Susan Walker FitzGerald; first cousin once removed of John Wingate Weeks (1781-1853); first cousin thrice removed of John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926); first cousin four times removed of Charles Sinclair Weeks; second cousin twice removed of John Albion Andrew; second cousin thrice removed of Isaac Libbey, John Forrester Andrew and Henry Hersey Andrew; second cousin four times removed of Llewellyn Libby and William F. Nason; second cousin five times removed of Augustine B. Libby, Albanah Harvey Libby and Frederick Edwin Hanscom; third cousin once removed of Luther Walter Badger; third cousin twice removed of Amos Tuck; third cousin thrice removed of Hiram Augustus Huse (1840-1907) and Hiram Augustus Huse (1843-1902).
  Political families: Rodney family of Delaware; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Upham family; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Lawrence-Andrew-Rodney-Parrish family of Adel, Georgia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Timothy Pickering: David McLean, Timothy Pickering and the Age of the American Revolution — Gerald H. Clarfield, Timothy Pickering and the American Republic
Gurdon Saltonstall Gurdon Saltonstall (1666-1724) — of New London, New London County, Conn. Born in Haverhill, Essex County, Mass., April 7, 1666. Ordained minister; Colonial Governor of Connecticut, 1708-24. Puritan. Died in New London, New London County, Conn., October 1, 1724 (age 58 years, 177 days). Interment at Ancient Cemetery, New London, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth (Ward) Saltonstall; married to Jerusha Richards, Elizabeth Rosewell and Mary Whittingham; father of Gurdon Saltonstall (1708-1785); grandfather of Elizabeth Saltonstall Evards (who married Silas Deane); great-granduncle of Leverett Saltonstall (1783-1845); second great-granduncle of Leverett Saltonstall (1825-1895); third great-grandfather of James Rodes Saltonstall; third great-granduncle of John Lee Saltonstall; fourth great-granduncle of Leverett Saltonstall (1892-1979), Richard Saltonstall, William Gurdon Saltonstall and John Lee Saltonstall Jr.; fifth great-granduncle of William Lawrence Saltonstall.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Holden-Davis-Lawrence-Garcelon family of Massachusetts; Sullivan-Saltonstall family of Durham, New Hampshire; Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Public Library
  John Winthrop (1588-1649) — Born in Edwardstone, Suffolk, England, 1588. Colonial Governor of Massachusetts, 1629-34, 1637-40, 1642-44, 1646-49; died in office 1649. Puritan. Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., March 26, 1649 (age about 60 years). Interment at King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Adam Winthrop and Anne (Browne) Winthrop; father of John Winthrop (1606-1676); grandfather of Fitz-John Winthrop; third great-grandfather of Thomas Lindall Winthrop; fourth great-grandfather of Martin Chittenden, David Sears and Robert Charles Winthrop; fifth great-grandfather of Chittenden Lyon and Alvah Nash; sixth great-grandfather of Israel Coe; seventh great-grandfather of Lyman Wetmore Coe, Robert Cleveland Usher, Arthur Newton Holden, Allen Clarence Wilcox, Augustus Peabody Gardner, Charles Francis Adams and Charles Archibald Nichols; eighth great-grandfather of William Amory Gardner Minot, George Cabot Lodge and John Forbes Kerry.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Crowninshield-Adams family of Savannah, Georgia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
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