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  Daniel Agnew (1809-1902) — of Beaver, Beaver County, Pa. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., January 5, 1809. Lawyer; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1837-38; district judge in Pennsylvania, 1851-63; justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1863-79; chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1873-79. Irish and Welsh ancestry. Died in Beaver, Beaver County, Pa., March 9, 1902 (age 93 years, 63 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Agnew (M.D.); grandson of Richard Howell (1754-1802).
  Political families: Brodhead-Taylor family of Easton, Pennsylvania; Davis-Howell-Morgan-Agnew family of New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Frank Houston Bassett (1873-1950) — of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky. Born in Stephensport, Breckinridge County, Ky., November 1, 1873. Democrat. Played and umpired professional baseball in the Cotton and Southern leagues; dry goods merchant; hardware business; physician; mayor of Hopkinsville, Ky., 1918-21; Christian County Court Clerk, 1922-34; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1928. Presbyterian. Welsh ancestry. Member, American Medical Association; Elks. Died in Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., August 5, 1950 (age 76 years, 277 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of James Hervey Bassett (1828-1914) and Georgia (Houston) Bassett (1832-1904); married, February 23, 1898, to Mamie Elizabeth Thompson (1871-1956); father of Frank Houston Bassett, Jr. (1906-1986).
  Political family: Bassett family of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George T. Beach (1843-1915) — of Covington, Kenton County, Ky. Born in Tredegar, Wales, February 2, 1843. Painter; banker; mayor of Covington, Ky., 1904-07. Welsh ancestry. Died in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., May 19, 1915 (age 72 years, 106 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Beach and Charlotte Beach.
  William Bebb (1802-1873) — of Ohio. Born near Shandon, Butler County, Ohio, December 8, 1802. Whig. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1844; Governor of Ohio, 1846-49. Welsh ancestry. Died October 23, 1873 (age 70 years, 319 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Ill.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Riley Alvin Bender (1890-1973) — also known as Riley A. Bender — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., July 8, 1890. Prize fighter; hotel manager; music store manager; seed wholesaler; candidate in Democratic primary for Illinois state senate 11th District, 1938; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1944, 1948, 1952. Church of Christ. German and Welsh ancestry. Died, in Illinois Central Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., March 6, 1973 (age 82 years, 241 days). Interment at Onarga Cemetery, Onarga, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Bender and Rachel Josephine 'Josie' (Davis) Bender.
  Edward Blythin (1884-1958) — of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Parma Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Born in Newmarket, Wales, October 10, 1884. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1941; common pleas court judge in Ohio, 1949. Welsh ancestry. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Freemasons; Shriners. Died February 14, 1958 (age 73 years, 127 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Peter Blythin and Elizabeth (Roberts) Blythin; married, April 5, 1913, to Jane Rankin.
  Daniel Boone (1734-1820) — Born in Berks County, Pa., November 2, 1734. Explorer and frontiersman; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781, 1787. English and Welsh ancestry. Died in St. Charles County, Mo., September 26, 1820 (age 85 years, 329 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, St. Charles County, Mo.; reinterment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Married to Rebecca Ann Bryan (1739-1813); father of Jessie Bryan Boone and Nathan Boone; grandfather of Harriett Morgan Boone (1794-1861; who married Hiram Howell Baber); granduncle of Levi Day Boone (1808-1882); second great-grandfather of Elmer Charless Henderson.
  Political families: Thomas-Smith-Irwin family of Pennsylvania; Boone family of St. Charles County, Missouri (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Boone counties in Ark., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mo., Neb. and W.Va. are named for him.
  The Daniel Boone National Forest (established 1937 as Cumberland National Forest; renamed 1966), in Bath, Clay, Estill, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe counties, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas E. Caldecott (1878-1951) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Chester, England, July 27, 1878. Pharmacist; mayor of Berkeley, Calif., 1930-32. Welsh ancestry. Died, of a heart attack, in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., July 23, 1951 (age 72 years, 361 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1910 to Eveline Grooms; father of Thomas William Caldecott (1914-1994).
  The Caldecott Tunnel, from Oakland to Orinda, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Theodore N. Chapin (b. 1862) — of Bellaire, Antrim County, Mich. Born in Grattan, Kent County, Mich., December 10, 1862. Republican. Antrim County Sheriff, 1911-14; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Antrim County, 1915-20. Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1883 to Vesta J. Hutchinson.
  John C. Clarke (1831-1906) — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Anglesey, Wales, February 17, 1831. Democrat. Sawmill owner; Marathon County Sheriff, 1859; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1876; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1877-78; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1882; postmaster. Welsh ancestry. Died December 14, 1906 (age 75 years, 300 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Married 1853 to Anna Margaret Gibson; married, October 31, 1854, to Rhoda Jane Putnam; married 1899 to Louisa Jane Walworth.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Marston Clough (1846-1924) — also known as David M. Clough — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn.; Everett, Snohomish County, Wash. Born in Lyme, Grafton County, N.H., December 27, 1846. Republican. Lumberman; member of Minnesota state senate 28th District, 1887-90; Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1893-95; Governor of Minnesota, 1895-99. Congregationalist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died August 28, 1924 (age 77 years, 245 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Elbridge Gerry Clough (1814-1886) and Sarah (Brown) Clough (1817-1851); married 1868 to Addie Barton (1849-1929); father of Nina M. Clough (1869-1953; who married Roland Hill Hartley); fourth cousin once removed of William Bradbury Small, George W. Clough, Harlan Page Andrews, Darvin Pratt Clough (1840-1910) and William Rockwell Clough.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Clough family of New Hampshire; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
S. J. Conklin Sylvester Jones Conklin (b. 1829) — also known as S. J. Conklin — of Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wis.; Watertown, Codington County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., May 5, 1829. Republican. Shoemaker; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1859, 1869; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1868; newspaper publisher; Adjutant General of South Dakota, 1901-03. Dutch, Welsh, and French ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1848 to Maria Wait; married 1884 to Mattie Greenslate; married 1895 to Anna Duff.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Joseph Parker Dando (1883-1954) — also known as Joseph P. Dando — of Branch Township, Schuylkill County, Pa. Born in Llewellyn, Schuylkill County, Pa., January 14, 1883. Democrat. Coal miner; engineer; member of Pennsylvania state senate 29th District, 1937-40. Welsh ancestry. Member, United Mine Workers. Died in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa., December 6, 1954 (age 71 years, 326 days). Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery, Minersville, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Dando (1839-1899) and Margaret A. (Fisher) Dando (1846-1920); married, October 25, 1904, to Anna R. James (1882-1964).
  William T. Davies (1831-1912) — of Bradford County, Pa. Born in Glamorganshire, Wales, December 20, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; Bradford County District Attorney, 1865-68; member of Pennsylvania state senate 23rd District, 1877-84; Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1887-91. Welsh ancestry. Died September 21, 1912 (age 80 years, 276 days). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Hamilton Daviess (1774-1811) — also known as Joe Daviess — of Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born in Bedford County, Va., March 4, 1774. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Kentucky, 1800-06; major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Around 1801, he served as a second to John Rowan in his duel with James Chambers; after Chambers was killed, he fled to avoid prosecution as accomplice to murder, and became a fugitive, but when Rowan was arrested, he returned to act as Rowan's legal counsel. Shot and killed in the Battle of Tippecanoe, in what is now Tippecanoe County, Ind., November 7, 1811 (age 37 years, 248 days). Interment at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park, Battle Ground, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother-in-law of John Marshall (1755-1835).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Biddle-Randolph family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Anderson-Marshall family of Ohio and West Virginia; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Daviess counties in Ind., Ky. and Mo., and Jo Daviess County, Ill., are named for him.
  David William Davis (1873-1959) — also known as D. W. Davis — of American Falls, Power County, Idaho; Orlando, Orange County, Fla. Born in Wales, April 23, 1873. Republican. Banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1912; member of Idaho state senate, 1912-14; Governor of Idaho, 1919-23; Commissioner of Reclamation and Director of Finance, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1924-32. Methodist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died August 5, 1959 (age 86 years, 104 days). Interment at Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Idaho.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James John Davis (1873-1947) — also known as James J. Davis; "Puddler Jim" — of Elwood, Madison County, Ind.; Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Tredegar, Wales, October 27, 1873. Republican. Madison County Recorder, 1903-07; U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1921-30; resigned 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928, 1936, 1940 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1930-45; defeated, 1944. Baptist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Moose; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Grotto; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Eagles; Foresters; Woodmen; Maccabees; Delta Sigma Phi. Died in a hospital at Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Md., November 22, 1947 (age 74 years, 26 days). Interment at Uniondale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of David James Davis and Esther Ford (Nicholls) Davis; married, November 26, 1914, to Jean Rodenbaugh.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  George A. Dix (1885-1959) — of near Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio. Born in Delaware County, Ohio, September 27, 1885. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940. Welsh, English, and German ancestry. Died, in Marion General Hospital, Marion, Marion County, Ohio, August 10, 1959 (age 73 years, 317 days). Interment at Radnor Cemetery, Radnor, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Charles David Franklin Dix (1851-1910) and Sarah (Price) Dix (1856-1910); married to Grace Evans (1883-1929) and Ruth Halliday (1902-1995); third cousin twice removed of Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-1897); fourth cousin once removed of Alexander Cook Thayer.
  Political families: Saltonstall-Weeks family of Massachusetts; Weeks-Bigelow-Andrew-Prescott family; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Irving Edwards (1863-1931) — also known as Edward I. Edwards — of Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J. Born in Bergen town (now part of Jersey City), Hudson County, N.J., December 1, 1863. Democrat. General contractor; banker; New Jersey state comptroller, 1911-17; member of New Jersey state senate from Hudson County, 1919; Governor of New Jersey, 1920-23; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1920; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1923-29; defeated, 1928; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1928. Episcopalian. Welsh and English ancestry. Member, American Bankers Association; Zeta Psi; Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Eagles. Depressed over political and financial misfortunes, the deaths of those close to him, and his own poor health, he shot and killed himself, in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., January 26, 1931 (age 67 years, 56 days). Interment at Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of William W. Edwards and Emma J. (Nation) Edwards; brother of William D. Edwards (1853?-1916); married, November 14, 1888, to Jule Blanche Smith (died 1928).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William D. Edwards (c.1853-1916) — of Hudson County, N.J. Born about 1853. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state senate from Hudson County, 1887-89. Welsh and English ancestry. Died in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., March 6, 1916 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Edward Irving Edwards (1863-1931).
  Charles Evans (b. 1859) — of Tipton, Lenawee County, Mich. Born in Forden, Montgomeryshire, Wales, August 14, 1859. Republican. Livestock shipping business; banker; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Lenawee County 1st District, 1917-26; defeated, 1914. English and Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Thomas D. Evans — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Wales. Mayor of Wyandotte, Mich., 1882-85. Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Glenn Ford (1916-2006) — also known as Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford — Born in Quebec City, Quebec, May 1, 1916. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; film and television actor in dozens of roles; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1972. Welsh and English ancestry. Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., August 30, 2006 (age 90 years, 121 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Newton Ford and Hannah Ford; married, October 23, 1943, to Eleanor Powell (divorced 1959); married, March 27, 1966, to Kathryn Hays (divorced 1969); married, September 10, 1977, to Cynthia Hayward (divorced 1984); married, March 5, 1993, to Jeanne Baus (divorced 1994).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Lewis Griffiths (1855-1914) — also known as John L. Griffiths — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 7, 1855. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1887; Indiana reporter of state courts, 1889-93; U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1905-09; U.S. Consul General in London, 1909-14, died in office 1914. Congregationalist. Welsh ancestry. Died, of a heart seizure, in London, England, May 17, 1914 (age 58 years, 222 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of David G. Griffiths and Elizabeth (Hughes) Griffiths; married, June 5, 1889, to Caroline Henderson.
  George B. Guinnip (1794-1869) — of Salubria, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Hunterdon County, N.J., September 12, 1794. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from Tompkins County, 1834, 1836; member of New York state senate 26th District, 1850-51; resigned 1851; defeated, 1851. Welsh ancestry. Died in Watkins (now Watkins Glen), Schuyler County, N.Y., July 20, 1869 (age 74 years, 311 days). Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Sarah Hart (1798-1884); father of Ransom Hart Guinnip (1819-1892).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Abraham Oakey Hall (1826-1898) — also known as A. Oakey Hall; "Elegant Oakey" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., July 26, 1826. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1869-72; indicted and tried in 1871-73 on charges of covering up corruption during his mayoralty; acquitted. Presbyterian; later Catholic. English, Welsh, and French ancestry. Died, of heart disease, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 7, 1898 (age 72 years, 73 days). Entombed at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry LeRoy Heer (1873-1962) — also known as Harry L. Heer — of Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill. Born in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill., January 22, 1873. Mining engineer; lawyer; circuit judge in Illinois 15th Circuit, 1925. German and Welsh ancestry. Died in Hennepin County, Minn., November 12, 1962 (age 89 years, 294 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of David H. Heer (1836-1908) and Martha (Evans) Heer (1838-1922); married, April 21, 1914, to Myrtle L. Renwick (1877-1957).
Charles Evans Hughes Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y., April 11, 1862. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; Governor of New York, 1907-10; resigned 1910; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1908; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1910-16; resigned 1916; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1930-41; candidate for President of the United States, 1916; U.S. Secretary of State, 1921-25. Baptist. Welsh ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; Union League. Died in Osterville, Barnstable, Barnstable County, Mass., August 27, 1948 (age 86 years, 138 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Catherine (Connelly) Hughes (1830-1914) and Rev. David Charles Hughes (1832-1909); married, December 5, 1888, to Antoinette Carter (1864-1945); father of Charles Evans Hughes, Jr. (1889-1950); grandfather of Henry Stuart Hughes.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Hughes-Stuart family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: John F. Ahearn — Louis F. Haffen
  See also Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by Charles Evans Hughes: The Supreme Court of the United States: Its Foundation Methods and Achievements — Pan American Peace Plans (1929)
  Books about Charles Evans Hughes: Dexter Perkins, Charles Evans Hughes — Merlo J. Pusey, Charles Evans Hughes
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  Arthur Horace James (1883-1973) — also known as Arthur H. James; "Breaker Boy" — of Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., July 14, 1883. Republican. Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1927-31; superior court judge in Pennsylvania, 1933-39; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1939-43; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940. Methodist. Welsh ancestry. Died in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., April 27, 1973 (age 89 years, 287 days). Interment at Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pa.
  Thomas Lemuel James (1831-1916) — also known as Thomas L. James — of Tenafly, Bergen County, N.J.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., March 29, 1831. Republican. Canal toll collector; newspaper publisher; customs inspector; postmaster at New York City, N.Y., 1873-81; U.S. Postmaster General, 1881-82; bank director; mayor of Tenafly, N.J., 1896. Welsh ancestry. Member, Union League. Died, following several strokes of apoplexy, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 11, 1916 (age 85 years, 166 days). Entombed at Church of the Heavenly Rest, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William James and Jane Maria (Price) James; married 1852 to Emily Ida Freeburn (died 1895); married, April 29, 1896, to Jeane (Freeburn) Barden (sister of first wife; died 1902); married, February 3, 1904, to Edith Colbourne (died 1910); married, May 10, 1911, to Flora (MacDonnell) Gaffney; father of Ella James (who married Henry George Pearson (1844-1889)).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bela Whipple Jenks (1849-1930) — also known as Bela W. Jenks — of Harbor Beach, Huron County, Mich. Born in Essex County, N.Y., July 18, 1849. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1905-08; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1911. Welsh ancestry. Died in 1930 (age about 80 years). Interment at Rock Falls Cemetery, Harbor Beach, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Alma Stafford (1848-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Jones (1862-1921) — of Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio; Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio. Born in Ohio, December 12, 1862. Republican. Coal operator; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1908, 1920 (alternate). Welsh ancestry. Died, from stomach cancer, in Grant Hospital, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, February 3, 1921 (age 58 years, 53 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married to Lola Williams (1866-1956).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Wallace Jones (1804-1896) — also known as George W. Jones — of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., April 12, 1804. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Michigan Territory, 1835-36; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin Territory, 1836-39; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1848-59; U.S. Minister to New Grenada, 1859-61. Welsh ancestry. In 1861, was arrested in New York City by order of Secretary of State William H. Seward on a charge of disloyalty, based on correspondence with his friend Jefferson Davis; imprisoned for 64 days; released by order of President Abraham Lincoln. Died in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, July 22, 1896 (age 92 years, 101 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of John Rice Jones (1759-1824); brother-in-law of John Scott (1782-1861) and Andrew Scott; brother of Myers F. Jones and John Rice Jones (1792-1845); uncle of John Rice Homer Scott.
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  Jones County, Iowa is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  John Rice Jones (1759-1824) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; Vincennes, Knox County, Ind.; Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Ill.; Potosi, Washington County, Mo. Born in Mallwyd, Gwynedd, Wales, February 11, 1759. Lawyer; member Indiana territorial council, 1805-08; member of Missouri territorial legislature, 1814; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from Washington County, 1820; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1820-24; appointed 1820; died in office 1824. Welsh ancestry. Died in St. Louis, Mo., February 1, 1824 (age 64 years, 355 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Jones; married 1781 to Eliza Powell (died 1787); married, February 11, 1791, to Mary Barger; father of Rice Jones (murdered 1808), John Rice Jones and George Wallace Jones (1804-1896); grandfather of John Rice Homer Scott.
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Rice Jones (1792-1845) — of Texas. Born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., January 8, 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; Texas Republic Postmaster General, 1835-36, 1839-41. Welsh ancestry. Died in Fayette County, Tex., 1845 (age about 53 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Fayette County, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Rice Jones and Mary (Barger) Jones; brother of George Wallace Jones (1804-1896); married to Ruth Mary Hawkins (1800-1837) and Sarah Fidelia Heard; uncle of John Rice Homer Scott.
  Political family: Jones family of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Richard Jones Richard Jones (b. 1887) — of Kempton, Grand Forks County, N.Dak.; Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Born in Brisbin, Clearfield County, Pa., August 14, 1887. Telegraph operator; secretary and president, Duluth Federated Trades Assembly; lawyer; member of Minnesota state senate 58th District, 1915-18. Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Image source: Minnesota Legislative Manual 1917
  William Jones (1753-1822) — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in Newport, Newport County, R.I., October 8, 1753. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; justice of the peace; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1809-10, 1810-11; Governor of Rhode Island, 1811-17. Congregationalist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; American Antiquarian Society. Died April 9, 1822 (age 68 years, 183 days). Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
  Relatives: Son of William Jones and Elizabeth (Pearce) Jones; married, February 28, 1787, to Anne Dunn (1765-1852); grandfather of Anna Jones Hoppin (1815-1884; who married Elisha Dyer); great-grandfather of Elisha Dyer, Jr. (1839-1906); third great-grandfather of Walter Gurnee Dyer.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Jones (1790-1867) — of Washington, D.C. Born near Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., April 12, 1790. Democrat. Physician; postmaster at Washington, D.C., 1829-39, 1841-45, 1858-61. Episcopalian. Welsh ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., June 25, 1867 (age 77 years, 74 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Evan Jones and Mary (O'Neale) Jones; married, December 21, 1821, to Sarah L. Corcoran (1797-1843).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Willie Jones (1741-1801) — of North Carolina. Born in Surry County, Va., May 25, 1741. Delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1776; member of North Carolina state legislature, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1780. Welsh and English ancestry. Died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., June 18, 1801 (age 60 years, 24 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Brother of Allen Jones (1739-1798).
  The town of Jonesborough, Tennessee, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  David W. Lewis (b. 1863) — of Clarion County, Pa. Born in Dewlais, Wales, April 9, 1863. Democrat. Merchant; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Clarion County, 1909. Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Francis Lewis (1713-1803) — of New York. Born in Llandaff, Wales, March 21, 1713. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1775; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776. Welsh ancestry. Died December 30, 1803 (age 90 years, 284 days). Interment at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Morgan Lewis (1754-1844).
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Gerry family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Lynn J. Lewis (1876-1938) — of Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich.; South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Born in Bangor, Van Buren County, Mich., June 3, 1876. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Van Buren County, 1915-20; mayor of South Haven, Mich.; elected 1935. Welsh and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Odd Fellows. Died in 1938 (age about 62 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abel J. Lewis and Imogene (Sackett) Lewis; married, October 12, 1895, to Nellie Gray.
  Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) — of Missouri. Born near Ivy, Albemarle County, Va., August 18, 1774. Governor of Louisiana (Missouri) Territory, 1807-09; died in office 1809. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Commanded expedition with William Clark to Oregon, 1803-04. Died from gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances (murder or suicide?) at Grinder's Stand, an inn on the Natchez Trace near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn., October 11, 1809 (age 35 years, 54 days). Interment at Meriwether Lewis Park, Near Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of William Lewis (1733-1779) and Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis (1852-1837); first cousin once removed of John Walker, David Meriwether (1755-1822), James Meriwether (1755-1817), Francis Walker and George Rockingham Gilmer; first cousin five times removed of Arthur Sidney Demarest; second cousin of James Meriwether (1788-1852), David Meriwether (1800-1893) and James Archibald Meriwether; second cousin once removed of George Washington, Thomas Walker Gilmer and Reuben Handy Meriwether; second cousin thrice removed of Hubbard T. Smith; second cousin four times removed of Archer Woodford; third cousin of Theodorick Bland, Robert Brooke, Bushrod Washington, George Madison and Richard Aylett Buckner; third cousin once removed of John Randolph of Roanoke, Henry St. George Tucker, John Thornton Augustine Washington, Zachary Taylor and Aylette Buckner; third cousin twice removed of John Strother Pendleton, Albert Gallatin Pendleton, Aylett Hawes Buckner and Nathaniel Beverly Tucker; third cousin thrice removed of James Francis Buckner, Key Pittman and Vail Montgomery Pittman.
  Political families: Demarest-Meriwether family of New Jersey; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George F. Shannon
  Lewis counties in Idaho, Ky., Mo., Tenn. and Wash. are named for him; Lewis and Clark County, Mont. is named partly for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Meriwether Lewis RandolphMeriwether Lewis Walker
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared (along with Clark's) on the $10 U.S. Note from 1898 to 1927.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Meriwether Lewis: Thomas C. Danisi, Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis — Donald Barr Chidsey, Lewis and Clark: The Great Adventure
  Hugh Shepperd Darby Mallory (1848-1920) — also known as H. S. D. Mallory — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Talladega County, Ala., February 6, 1848. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Selma, Ala., 1885-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912. Baptist. Scottish, English, and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Honor; Odd Fellows. Died in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., March 10, 1920 (age 72 years, 33 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of James Mallory and Ann Maria (Darby) Mallory; married, October 15, 1872, to Jacqueline Louisa Billingslea.
  Frank Marsh (1924-2001) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Norfolk, Madison County, Neb., April 27, 1924. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; secretary of state of Nebraska, 1953-71; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska, 1971-75; Nebraska state treasurer, 1975-81, 1987-91; defeated, 1990. Methodist. Welsh and English ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Sertoma; Alpha Phi Omega. Died, of pulmonary fibrosis, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., March 10, 2001 (age 76 years, 317 days). Interment at Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.
  Relatives: Married, March 5, 1942, to Shirley Marsh (1924?-).
  George Washington Martin (1841-1914) — of Junction City, Madison County, Mo. Born in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa., June 30, 1841. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Junction City, Kan., 1864-65; Kansas state printer, 1873-81; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1883; mayor of Junction City, Kan., 1883-84. Presbyterian. Scotch-Irish and Welsh ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows. Died March 27, 1914 (age 72 years, 270 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of David Martin and Mary (Howell) Martin; married, December 20, 1862, to Lyida Coulson (died 1900); married, October 10, 1901, to Josephine Blakely.
  Harold Carlton Mason (1888-1964) — also known as Harold C. Mason — of Blissfield, Lenawee County, Mich.; Huntington, Huntington County, Ind.; Winona Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind. Born in Kunkle, Williams County, Ohio, November 9, 1888. School teacher; minister; Prohibition candidate for Michigan state senate 19th District, 1914; bishop; college professor; president, Huntington College, 1932-39. Free Methodist. German, Scottish, English, and Welsh ancestry. Died, from a myocardial infarction, in Winona Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind., June 2, 1964 (age 75 years, 206 days). Interment at Waldron Cemetery, Waldron, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Emmit Carlton Mason (1865-1941) and Virginia Elizabeth 'Libby' (Munson) Mason (1867-1946); married, December 25, 1909, to Alta Elvida McFate.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Stephen Mathias (1844-1917) — also known as D. S. Mathias — of Rosedale (now part of Kansas City), Wyandotte County, Kan. Born in Wales, January 6, 1844. Mayor of Rosedale, Kan., 1877-78. Welsh ancestry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 5, 1917 (age 73 years, 333 days). Interment at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of David Mathias (1820?-?); married to Tryphena Jones (1848-1930).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Morgan (1736-1802) — of Virginia. Born in Hunterdon County, N.J., 1736. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; U.S. Representative from Virginia at-large, 1797-99. Presbyterian. Welsh ancestry. Died July 6, 1802 (age about 66 years). Original interment at Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Winchester, Va.; reinterment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.; statue at Morgan Square, Spartanburg, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Morgan (1710-1782); father of Nancy Morgan (who married Presley Neville (1756-1818)).
  Morgan counties in Ala., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., Mo., Ohio, Tenn. and W.Va. are named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albert Morris (1840-1923) — of Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y. Born in Milford, Otsego County, N.Y., January 2, 1840. Mayor of Oneonta, N.Y., 1910-11. Welsh ancestry. Died in Oneonta, Otsego County, N.Y., March 17, 1923 (age 83 years, 74 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Boles Morris (1811-1877) and Zilpha (Westcott) Morris (born 1820); married to Mary J. Birdsall (1850-1916).
  John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) — also known as John S. Mosby; "The Gray Ghost" — of Bristol, Va.; Warrenton, Fauquier County, Va. Born in Powhatan County, Va., December 6, 1833. In 1852, he shot and wounded George R. Turpin, with whom he had quarreled; arrested and tried, ultimately convicted only of the misdemeanor charge of unlawful shooting and sentenced to one year in jail; pardoned by Gov. Joseph Johnson in 1853; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, 1878-85. Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., May 30, 1916 (age 82 years, 176 days). Interment at Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Alfred Daniel Mosby and Virginia (McLaurine) Mosby; married, December 30, 1857, to Pauline Clarke (1837-1876; daughter of Beverly Leonidas Clarke (1809-1860)).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Abner Nash (1740-1786) — of Jones County, N.C. Born near Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., August 8, 1740. Lawyer; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1761-65; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1777-78, 1782, 1784-85; member of North Carolina state senate from Jones County, 1779; Governor of North Carolina, 1780-81; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1782-86; died in office 1786. Welsh ancestry. Died while attending a session of the Continental Congress, in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 2, 1786 (age 46 years, 116 days). Original interment at St. Paul's Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment at Pembroke Plantation Cemetery, New Bern, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Nash (1685-1732) and Elizabeth (Hinton) Nash (1688-1711); brother of Francis Nash (1742-1777); married 1766 to Justina Davis Dobbs (1747-1771); married 1774 to Mary Whiting Jones (1757-1799).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Abner Nash (built 1942, scrapped 1964) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Nash (1742-1777) — of Hillsborough, Orange County, N.C. Born in Prince Edward County, Va., 1742. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1764; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Welsh ancestry. During the Battle of Germanown, he was hit by cannonball and musket shot, was mortally wounded, and died soon after, in Montgomery County, Pa., October 7, 1777 (age about 35 years). Interment at Towamencin Mennonite Churchyard, Near Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Abner Nash (1685-1732) and Elizabeth (Hinton) Nash (1688-1711); brother of Abner Nash (1740-1786); married to Sally Moore.
  Nash County, N.C. is named for him.
  The city of Nashville, Tennessee, is named for him.  — The town of Nashville, North Carolina, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James L. Nash (1829-1896) — of Sullivan County, Ind. Born in Haddon Township, Sullivan County, Ind., March 16, 1829. Democrat. Farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1875. Disciples of Christ. Welsh ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Paxton, Sullivan County, Ind., October 10, 1896 (age 67 years, 208 days). Burial location unknown.
Harry S. New Harry Stewart New (1858-1937) — also known as Harry S. New — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 31, 1858. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1896, 1912, 1920, 1924; member of Indiana state senate, 1897-99; served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; member of Republican National Committee from Indiana, 1900-12; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1907-08; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1917-23; U.S. Postmaster General, 1923-29. Disciples of Christ. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Sigma Chi. Died in Baltimore, Md., May 9, 1937 (age 78 years, 129 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Chalfant New (1831-1906) and Melissa (Beeler) New.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, July 1908
  John Chalfant New (1831-1906) — also known as John C. New — of Marion County, Ind. Born in Vernon, Jennings County, Ind., July 6, 1831. Republican. Banker; newspaper publisher; lawyer; member of Indiana state senate, 1863; Treasurer of the United States, 1875-76; Indiana Republican state chair, 1880-82. Disciples of Christ. English and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., June 4, 1906 (age 74 years, 333 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of John Bowman New and Mariah (Chalfant) New; married 1854 to Melissa Beeler (died 1867); married to Elizabeth McRae; father of Harry Stewart New (1858-1937).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877) — also known as Robert D. Owen — of New Harmony, Posey County, Ind. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, November 9, 1801. Democrat. Farmer; author; newspaper editor; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1836-39, 1851-52; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1843-47; defeated, 1839, 1847; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1848; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Two Sicilies, 1853-54; U.S. Minister to Two Sicilies, 1854-58. Scottish and Welsh ancestry. Aided his father in the establishment of the New Harmony social experiment. Died in Lake George, Warren County, N.Y., June 24, 1877 (age 75 years, 227 days). Original interment at Village Cemetery, Lake George, N.Y.; reinterment at Maple Hill Cemetery, New Harmony, Ind.
  Cross-reference: Morris Birkbeck
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  John Pendry (1848-1928) — of Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa. Born in Wales, 1848. Republican. Undertaker; mayor of Johnstown, Pa., 1902-05. Welsh ancestry. Died in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pa., December 23, 1928 (age about 80 years). Interment at Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Pa.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Danges (1856-1919).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Vernon Phillips (1875-1931) — also known as W. Vernon Phillips — of Yeadon, Delaware County, Pa. Born in Wales, November 18, 1875. Iron and steel business; bank director; burgess of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, 1923-31; died in office 1931. Episcopalian. Welsh ancestry. Member, Union League. Died, from heart disease, in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 2, 1931 (age 55 years, 226 days). Interment at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Frederick Richard Phillips (1849-1904) and Emily Mary (Jenkins) Phillips (1849-1929); married 1912 to Florence Louise Starr (1885-1975).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John T. Pritchard John T. Pritchard (1883-1965) — of Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis. Born in Caernarvon, Wales, December 20, 1883. Farmer; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1933-54, 1957-62 (Eau Claire County 1933-54, Eau Claire County 2nd District 1957-62); defeated (Republican), 1954. Welsh ancestry. Died in 1965 (age about 81 years). Interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire, Wis.
  Epitaph: "Devoted Public Servant."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Wisconsin Blue Book 1940
John J. Rees John J. Rees (b. 1839) — of Powell, Edmunds County, S.Dak.; Ipswich, Edmunds County, S.Dak. Born in Wales, January, 1839. Republican. Farmer; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 37th District, 1899-1900, 1903-04. Welsh ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
Ellis H. Roberts Ellis Henry Roberts (1827-1918) — also known as Ellis H. Roberts — of Oneida County, N.Y. Born in Utica, Oneida County, N.Y., September 30, 1827. Republican. Newspaper editor; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1864, 1868; member of New York state assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1867; U.S. Representative from New York, 1871-75 (21st District 1871-73, 22nd District 1873-75); defeated, 1874; banker; Treasurer of the United States, 1897-1905. Presbyterian. Welsh ancestry. Member, Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Skull and Bones; American Historical Association. Died in 1918 (age about 90 years). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Watkin Roberts and Gwen (Williams) Roberts; married, June 24, 1851, to Elizabeth Morris.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
Henry Roberts Henry Roberts (1853-1929) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 22, 1853. Republican. President, Hartford Woven Wire Mattress Company; director, Hartford Electric Light Company; also director of several banks; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford, 1899-1900; member of Connecticut state senate 1st District, 1901-02; Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, 1903-05; Governor of Connecticut, 1905-07. Congregationalist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Society of Colonial Wars. Died, from respiratory failure, in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., May 1, 1929 (age 76 years, 99 days). Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of George Roberts (1810-1878) and Elvira (Evans) Roberts (1812-1910); married, October 5, 1881, to Carolyn Elizabeth Smith (1859-1952).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: Taylor's Legislative History and Souvenir (1903)
  Ann Romney (b. 1949) — also known as Ann Lois Davies — of Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., April 16, 1949. Republican. Speaker, Republican National Convention, 2012. Female. Mormon. Welsh ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Daughter of Edward Roderick Davies (1915-1992) and Lois Davies; married, March 21, 1969, to Willard Mitt Romney; mother of Craig Romney (1981-).
  Political family: Romney family.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Isaac Shelby (1750-1826) — Born in Frederick County (part now in Washington County), Md., December 11, 1750. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1779; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1782; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1792; Governor of Kentucky, 1792-96, 1812-16; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Welsh and English ancestry. Died of a broken blood vessel in the head, in Lincoln County, Ky., July 18, 1826 (age 75 years, 219 days). Interment at Shelby Traveller's Rest Burying Ground, Stanford, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Evan Shelby (1720-1794) and Letitia 'Leddy' (Cox) Shelby (1727-1777); married, April 19, 1783, to Susannah Hart (1764-1833); father of Susanna Hart Shelby (1791-1868; who married James Shannon); grandfather of Anna Nelson Shelby (1818-1880; who married Beriah Magoffin (1815-1885)); great-grandfather of Beriah Magoffin, Jr..
  Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
  Shelby counties in Ala., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Mo., Ohio, Tenn. and Tex. are named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Harry S. Toy (b. 1892) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Elkhorn, McDowell County, W.Va., January 12, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-34; Michigan state attorney general, 1935; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1935-36; appointed 1935; defeated, 1936; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1938; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948. German and Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Izaak Walton League; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Aaron Milton Wilkins (1854-1910) — also known as Aaron M. Wilkins — of Amherst, Hillsborough County, N.H. Born in Amherst, Hillsborough County, N.H., January 22, 1854. Republican. Farmer; member of New Hampshire state senate 15th District, 1903-04. Congregationalist. Welsh ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Odd Fellows. Died in Amherst, Hillsborough County, N.H., May 27, 1910 (age 56 years, 125 days). Interment at Meadow View Cemetery, Amherst, N.H.
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