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Thomas D. Bradstreet Thomas Dudley Bradstreet (b. 1841) — also known as Thomas D. Bradstreet — of Thomaston, Litchfield County, Conn. Born in Thomaston, Litchfield County, Conn., August 1, 1841. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; vice-president and general manager, Seth Thomas Clock Company; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1886; member of Connecticut state senate, 1903-05; Connecticut state comptroller, 1907-13; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1912. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Sons of the Revolution; Grand Army of the Republic. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Thomas J. Bradstreet and Amanda (Thomas) Bradstreet; married, March 23, 1864, to Sarah M. Perry.
  Image source: Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut 1907-08
  Irving Hall Chase (1858-1951) — also known as Irving H. Chase — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., May 13, 1858. Republican. Secretary and treasurer, Waterbury Clock Company; vice-president, Waterbury Manufacturing Company; president, A.S. Chase Company; secretary, Chase Rolling Mill Company; diretor, Waterbury Hotel Corporation, American Printing Company, Waterbury Buckle Company, Smith and Griggs Manufacturing Company, and Waterbury National Bank; member of Connecticut state senate 15th District, 1907-08; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1912, 1916. Died March 14, 1951 (age 92 years, 305 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Waterbury, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus Sabin Chase (1828-1896) and Martha Clark (Starkweather) Chase (1830-1906); married, February 28, 1889, to Elizabeth Hosmer Kellogg (1864-1944; daughter of Stephen Wright Kellogg); father of Eleanor Kellogg Chase (1894-1961; who married Charles Phelps Taft II); uncle of Augustus Sabin Chase (1897-1970); grandfather of Seth Chase Taft (born1922); second cousin once removed of Marden Sabin and Joseph Spalding; second cousin twice removed of George Anson Starkweather, Samuel Starkweather and David Austin Starkweather; second cousin thrice removed of Alvah Sabin; third cousin once removed of Henry Howard Starkweather; third cousin twice removed of Henry Dodge, Daniel Chapin, Martin Olds and Nelson Appleton Miles; third cousin thrice removed of John Adams, Elijah Abel and Chauncey Fitch Cleveland; fourth cousin of Charles Henry Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; fourth cousin once removed of Augustus Caesar Dodge, Chauncey Brewer Sabin and Edgar Weeks.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Starkweather-Pendleton family of Preston, Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sylvester Levin Giering (1823-1891) — also known as Sylvester L. Giering — of Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., May 31, 1823. Clock and watch maker; postmaster at Emmaus, Pa., 1856-60, 1861-78, 1879-85. Died, from dropsy, in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa., December 13, 1891 (age 68 years, 196 days). Interment at Emmaus Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Giering (1796-1882) and Mary Elizabeth (Houser) Giering (1803-1873); married to Caroline Elizabeth Stahl (1828-1911); father of Isaac Thomas Giering (1853-1895); nephew of John J. Giering.
  Political family: Giering family of Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Moses Hall (1777-1857) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury (part now in Wolcott), New Haven County, Conn., March 19, 1777. Farmer; clock salesman; warden (borough president) of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1830-31. Died January 29, 1857 (age 79 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Curtiss Hall and Rachel (Beecher) Hall; married, February 26, 1803, to Olive Porter.
  Lemuel Harrison (1765-1857) — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn., November 17, 1765. Clock manufacturer; warden (borough president) of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1828-30. Member, Freemasons. Died in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., November 25, 1857 (age 92 years, 8 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Lemuel Harrison ; married, March 4, 1790, to Sarah Clark.
  Jacob Hostetter (1754-1831) — of Hanover, York County, Pa. Born near York, York County, Pa., May 9, 1754. Democrat. Clockmaker; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1797-1802; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1818-21. Died in Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, June 29, 1831 (age 77 years, 51 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Elisha Hotchkiss Jr. (1787-1882) — of Bristol, Hartford County, Conn.; Burlington, Hartford County, Conn.; Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Burlington, Hartford County, Conn., May 4, 1787. Clock manufacturer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bristol, 1828. Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., May 9, 1882 (age 95 years, 5 days). Interment somewhere in Burlington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Elisha Hotchkiss (1753-1838) and Lydia (Lee) Hotchkiss (1759-1829); married, August 22, 1813, to Lodema Upson (1795-1845); fifth great-grandson of Thomas Welles; second cousin once removed of Charles M. Hotchkiss; third cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill, Luther Hotchkiss, Timothy Merrill, William Judson Clark, Charles Hull Clark and Rowland Case Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Josiah Cowles, John Alsop, John Strong, Return Jonathan Meigs, Sr. and Josiah Meigs; fourth cousin of Elisha Hotchkiss (1778-1858) and Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859); fourth cousin once removed of Ebenezer Hazard, Daniel Chapin, Samuel Strong, Martin Chittenden, Return Jonathan Meigs Jr., Benjamin Hard, Henry Meigs, Daniel Upson, Reuben Bostwick Heacock, Gideon Hard, Graham Hurd Chapin, Edwin P. Hotchkiss and Henry DeWitt Hotchkiss.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Chauncey Jerome (1793-1868) — of Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn.; Bristol, Hartford County, Conn.; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.; Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn.; Ansonia, New Haven County, Conn.; New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn., June 10, 1793. Whig. Clockmaker; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Bristol, 1834; Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1852; mayor of New Haven, Conn., 1854-55. Congregationalist. Died in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., April 20, 1868 (age 74 years, 315 days). Interment at Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Lyman Jerome (1766-1804) and Sarah 'Sally' (Noble) Jerome (1777-1837); married, April 9, 1814, to Salome Smith (1794-1854); father of Chauncey Jerome Jr. (c.1821-1853).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frank Charles Lee (b. 1891) — also known as Frank C. Lee — of Salida, Chaffee County, Colo. Born in Norfolk, Madison County, Neb., August 14, 1891. Jeweler; watchmaker; U.S. Vice Consul in Bordeaux, 1916; Petrograd, 1916-18; Moscow, 1918; Malmo, 1918; U.S. Consul in Bradford, 1923-25; U.S. Consul General in Singapore, 1927-29; Halifax, 1930-31; Prague, 1931-34. Member, Phi Gamma Delta. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John T. Lee and Agnes (Greenwald) Lee; married, November 17, 1923, to Olga Pilson.
  Noah Allen Plympton (1841-1911) — also known as Noah A. Plympton — of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass.; Wellesley, Norfolk County, Mass. Born in Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Mass., September 7, 1841. Watchmaker; jeweler; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1880; Massachusetts Democratic state chair, 1884; insurance business; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Ninth Norfolk District, 1905. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons. Died September 9, 1911 (age 70 years, 2 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley, Mass.
  Relatives: Married 1862 to Helen Marion Flint (1842-1920).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Rittenhouse (1732-1796) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Germantown (now part of Philadelphia), Philadelphia County, Pa., April 8, 1732. Astronomer; mathematician; financier; clockmaker; surveyor; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1777-89; first director of the U.S. Mint. Member, American Philosophical Society. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 26, 1796 (age 64 years, 79 days). Original interment in unknown location; reinterment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Matthias Rittenhouse (1702-1792) and Elizabeth (Williams) Rittenhouse (1705-1792); married to Eleanor Coulston and Hannah Jacobs (1735-1799); father of Elizabeth Rittenhouse (1767-1836; who married Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant (1746-1793)); second great-granduncle of Barton Myers; third great-granduncle of Robert Baldwin Myers.
  Political families: Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family of Connecticut and New York; Rockefeller family of New York City, New York; Wise-Sergeant-Rockefeller family; Sergeant-Whitehill-Kunkel-Spencer family of Pennsylvania; Myers family of Norfolk, Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Rittenhouse Square (originally Southwest Square; renamed 1825) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is named for him.  — Rittenhouse, a crater on the Moon, about 26 km (16 miles) in diameter, is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Mitchell Lamson Scovill (b. 1789) — also known as James M. L. Scovill — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., September 4, 1789. Co-founder of Scovill Manufacturing Co., makers of brass buttons, fasteners, looms, and clocks; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Waterbury, 1826, 1846, 1849; member of Connecticut state senate 5th District, 1834. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Crawford Sites (1864-1935) — also known as Frank C. Sites — of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pa., December 24, 1864. Democrat. Watchmaker; jeweler; postmaster at Harrisburg, Pa., 1913-22; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1923-25; defeated, 1924, 1926; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924. Died in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., May 23, 1935 (age 70 years, 150 days). Interment at East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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