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  John E. Allen (1866-1915) — of Westford, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Westford, Chittenden County, Vt., 1866. Republican. Farmer; surveyor; superintendent of schools; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Westford, 1910. Congregationalist. Died in 1915 (age about 49 years). Interment at Pleasant View Cemetery, Westford, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of John Allen (1840-1916) and Ellen M. Allen (1841-1899); married to Jennie M. Macomber (1870-1950).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Marshall Anderson (1807-1881) — also known as W. Marshall Anderson — of Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio; Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., January 24, 1807. Lawyer; explorer; surveyor; candidate for Congress from Ohio. Catholic. Died in Ohio, January 7, 1881 (age 73 years, 349 days). Interment at Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son-in-law of Duncan McArthur (1772-1839); son of Richard Anderson and Sarah (Marshall) Anderson; brother of Charles Anderson; granduncle of Larz Anderson; first cousin once removed of John Marshall.
  Political family: Anderson-Marshall family of Ohio and West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Shaw Arentz (1879-1934) — also known as Samuel S. Arentz; Ulysses Arentz — of Simpson (unknown county), Nev. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., January 8, 1879. Republican. Surveyor; engineer; mining superintendent; chief engineer for several Western railroads; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1921-23, 1925-33; defeated, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1922; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1928 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1932. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Reno, Washoe County, Nev., June 17, 1934 (age 55 years, 160 days). Interment at Masonic Memorial Gardens, Reno, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Charles Arentz and Mary M. (Shaw) Arentz; married, October 11, 1910, to Harriet Keep; father of Samuel Shaw Arentz (1913-1994).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  John Armstrong (1717-1795) — also known as "Hero of Kittanny" — of Pennsylvania. Born in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), October 13, 1717. Civil engineer; surveyor; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1778-80. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., March 9, 1795 (age 77 years, 147 days). Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James Armstrong ; married to Rebecca Lyon; father of James Armstrong (1748-1828) and John Armstrong, Jr.; great-grandfather of John Jacob Astor III; second great-grandfather of William Waldorf Astor; third great-grandfather of William Astor Chanler and Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler (1869-1942).
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Armstrong County, Pa. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edwin Prosper Augur (1847-1925) — also known as Edwin P. Augur — of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., January 31, 1847. School teacher and principal; surveyor; Middlesex County Surveyor, 1870; Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1886, 1888, 1896; engineer. Died in Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., January 29, 1925 (age 77 years, 364 days). Interment at Middlefield Cemetery, Middlefield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Lucy Eliza (Parmelee) Augur (1825-1895) and Phineas Miller Augur (1826-1891); brother of Alfred Henry Augur and Charles Parmelee Augur; married to Susan Buell Case (1848-1920); third cousin of Charles Pierson Augur; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Arnold; fourth cousin once removed of Israel Coe, Arthur Newton Holden, Rollin Usher Tyler (1864-1948) and George Henry Augur.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Augur family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Horace J. Austin (1837-1891) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak. Born in Washington County, N.Y., July 11, 1837. Republican. Surveyor; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1865-67; member Dakota territorial council, 1867-69, 1874-76; President of the Dakota Territorial Council, 1867-68; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 2nd District, 1891; died in office 1891. Member, Freemasons. Died in Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak., February 27, 1891 (age 53 years, 231 days). Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Married, March 21, 1870, to Rachel Ross (1838-1904).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822-1893) — Born in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1822. Surveyor; explorer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; led the experiment to use camels in the U.S. Army; during the Mexican War, made six trips between Washington, D.C. and the Pacific coast, relaying military information; thought to be the courier who brought news to Washington of the discovery of gold in California; Superintendent of Indian Affairs for California and Nevada, 1853-56; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1876-77. Died in Washington, D.C., April 22, 1893 (age 71 years, 77 days). Interment at Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of George Dixon Beale (1792-1835) and Emily (Truxton) Beale (1798-1885); married 1849 to Mary Edwards (1827-1902; daughter of Samuel Edwards); father of Truxtun Beale (1856-1936).
  Political families: Beale-Blaine-Edwards family of Chester, Pennsylvania; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Beale Air Force Base, near Marysville, California, is named for him.  — Beale Street, in San Francisco, California, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John S. Bender (b. 1827) — of Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind. Born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., January 26, 1827. School teacher; miller; surveyor; Starke County Clerk and Auditor; lawyer; newspaper publisher. Methodist. German ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Bender and Jane (Dobbs) Bender; married 1855 to Maggie Bowers (died 1856); married 1858 to Rachel Houghton.
  Harlan Page Bird (born c.1843) — also known as Harlan P. Bird — of Wausaukee, Marinette County, Wis. Born in Bradford County, Pa., about 1843. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; school teacher; surveyor; bookkeeper; lumber business; merchant; member of Wisconsin state senate 1st District, 1903-10. Burial location unknown.
  Henry Williams Blodgett (1821-1905) — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., July 21, 1821. Surveyor; lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1852-54; member of Illinois state senate, 1858-62; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1870-92. Died in Waukegan, Lake County, Ill., February 9, 1905 (age 83 years, 203 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Avis Hannah (Dodge) Blodgett (1796-1882) and Israel Porter Blodgett (1797-1861); brother of Asiel Z. Blodgett; married 1850 to Althea Crocker; uncle of Henry Williams Blodgett (1876-1959); first cousin of Foster Blodgett, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Edwin Ford Blodgett; second cousin once removed of Dwight Oscar Whedon; fourth cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett; fourth cousin once removed of Abijah Blodget and Frederic Holdrege Bontecou.
  Political family: Blodgett-Whedon family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile
  Gail Borden, Jr. (1801-1874) — Born in Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y., November 9, 1801. School teacher; surveyor; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Austin, 1833; newspaper publisher; Collector of Customs at Galveston for the Texas Republic, 1837-38 and 1841-43; in 1849, he invented a dehydrated beef product called a "meat biscuit", but it failed commercially; in 1853, he invented a process to make sweetened condensed milk, which could be transported without refrigeration, and developed sanitation practices to to prevent contamination. Died in Borden, Colorado County, Tex., January 11, 1874 (age 72 years, 63 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Gail Borden (1777-1863) and Philadelphia (Wheeler) Borden (1780-1828).
  Borden County, Tex. is named for him.
  The community of Borden, Texas, is named for him.  — The community of Gail, Texas, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert L. Bowser (born c.1936) — of East Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born about 1936. Democrat. City planner; surveyor; engineer; mayor of East Orange, N.J., 1998-2013; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000. African ancestry. Member, Lions; Kiwanis. Still living as of 2014.
  James D. Brackenrich (b. 1936) — also known as J. D. Brackenrich — of Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. Born in Greenbrier County, W.Va., January 23, 1936. Democrat. Engineer; surveyor; member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1987-93; resigned 1993. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Elks; National Rifle Association. Pleaded guilty on May 1, 1996 to a misdemeanor charge of filling wetlands without a Clean Water Act permit. Still living as of 1996.
  Relatives: Son of James Brackenrich and Helen Brackenrich; married 1958 to Patricia Griffith.
  Jacob Broom (1752-1810) — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Born in Wilmington, New Castle County, Del., October 17, 1752. Surveyor; postmaster at Wilmington, Del., 1776-92; member of Delaware state legislature, 1784-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; banker; cotton mill business. Lutheran. Member, Freemasons. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 25, 1810 (age 57 years, 190 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James Broom and Esther (Willis) Broom; married 1773 to Rachel Pierce; father of James Madison Broom (1776-1850); grandfather of Jacob Broom.
  Political family: Broom family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Curns Brown (1848-1921) — also known as James C. Brown — of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pa. Born in Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pa., April 29, 1848. Republican. Surveyor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884, 1900, 1920; postmaster at Bloomsburg, Pa., 1902-14. Died, from heart disease, in Black Creek Township, Luzerne County, Pa., January 8, 1921 (age 72 years, 254 days). Interment at Brown Cemetery, Mifflinville, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Nice Brown (1807-1876) and Loretta (Yonker) Brown (1817-1902).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Cole Bryan (1919-1997) — also known as Edward C. Bryan; Ed Bryan — of Ewa, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii; Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Born in Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, August 22, 1919. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; surveyor; electrical engineer; business executive; delegate to Hawaii state constitutional convention, 1950, 1968; Hawaii Territory Republican Party chair, 1957-58; housing director, Ewa Sugar Company; board member, St. Francis Hospital. Member, Rotary; Freemasons; Humane Society. Died in Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn., May 27, 1997 (age 77 years, 278 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Kenneth Cole Bryan and Mary (Hayes) Bryan; married to Shada I. Pflueger (1923-1973).
  William H. Cadwell (b. 1863) — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Connecticut, 1863. Democrat. Civil engineer; surveyor; architect; plumbing supplies manufacturer; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from New Britain, 1904, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Horace Carpenter (b. 1805) — of Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Locke, Cayuga County, N.Y., December 1, 1805. Carpenter; surveyor; supervisor of Pittsfield Township, Michigan, 1848-50; Washtenaw County Treasurer, 1863-64. Presbyterian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ezra Carpenter (died 1841); married, September 20, 1826, to Celia Bradley; married, October 1, 1879, to Ann A. Stevens.
  Richard Caswell (1729-1789) — of Dobbs County (part now in Lenoir County), N.C. Born in Harford County (part now in Baltimore County), Md., August 3, 1729. Lawyer; surveyor; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1774; Governor of North Carolina, 1776-80, 1785-87; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1776; member of North Carolina state senate from Dobbs County, 1780-84, 1788-89; died in office 1789. Died in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., November 10, 1789 (age 60 years, 99 days). Interment at Caswell Memorial Cemetery, Kinston, N.C.
  Caswell County, N.C. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Barzillai J. Chambers (1817-1895) — of Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex. Born in Montgomery County, Ky., December 5, 1817. Surveyor; lawyer; Greenback candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1880. Christian. Member, Freemasons. Died September 16, 1895 (age 77 years, 285 days). Interment at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Walker Chambers and Talitha Cumi (Mothershead) Chambers; married 1852 to Susan Wood; married 1854 to Emma Montgomery; married 1861 to Harriet A. Killough.
  Green Clay (1757-1826) — Born in Powhatan County, Va., August 14, 1757. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; surveyor; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1788-89; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1793-94; member of Kentucky state senate, 1795-98, 1807; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1799; general in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812. Member, Freemasons. Died in White Hall, Madison County, Ky., October 31, 1826 (age 69 years, 78 days). Interment at White Hall Family Cemetery, Richmond, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Clay (1716-1789) and Martha 'Patsy' (Green) Clay (1719-1793); brother of Matthew Clay (1754-1815); married, March 14, 1795, to Sally Lewis (1776-1867); father of Brutus Junius Clay (1808-1878) and Cassius Marcellus Clay; uncle of Matthew Clay (1795?-1827); grandfather of Green Clay Smith and Brutus Junius Clay (1847-1932); granduncle of Thomas Clay McCreery; first cousin once removed of Henry Clay (1777-1852) and Porter Clay; first cousin twice removed of Thomas Hart Clay, Henry Clay, Jr. and James Brown Clay; first cousin thrice removed of Henry Clay (1849-1884); first cousin four times removed of Oliver Carroll Clay; first cousin five times removed of Archer Woodford; second cousin once removed of Clement Comer Clay; second cousin twice removed of Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr..
  Political family: Clay family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Clay County, Ky. is named for him.
Powell Clayton Powell Clayton (1833-1914) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark.; Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Ark. Born in Bethel, Delaware County, Pa., August 7, 1833. Republican. Engineer; surveyor; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; planter; president and general manager, Eureka Springs Railway; Governor of Arkansas, 1868-71; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1871-77; delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1872 (delegation chair), 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896 (speaker), 1908, 1912; member of Republican National Committee from Arkansas, 1872-74, 1896-1912; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1897-98; U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, 1898-1905. Died in Washington, D.C., August 25, 1914 (age 81 years, 18 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Clayton and Ann (Clark) Clayton; married, December 14, 1865, to Adaline McGraw.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Verplanck Colvin (1847-1920) — also known as "Savior of the Adirondacks" — Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., January 4, 1847. Republican. Lawyer; surveyor; engineer; candidate for New York state engineer and surveyor, 1891. Superintendent of the Adirondack Survey; successfully advocated for the creation of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Died in 1920 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew James Colvin (1808-1889) and Margaret Crane (Alling) Colvin (1812-1900); great-grandson of John Colvin.
  Political family: Colvin family of Coeymans and Albany, New York.
  Franklin Pierce Combest (1853-1909) — also known as F. P. Combest — of Phil, Casey County, Ky. Born in Casey County, Ky., October 10, 1853. Republican. Surveyor; school teacher; banker; merchant; president, Green River Woolen Mills; member of Kentucky state house of representatives; elected 1892; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1908. Member, Freemasons. He and his brother Liberty Madison Combest incorporated the Green River Telephone Company. Died in Phil, Casey County, Ky., October 22, 1909 (age 56 years, 12 days). Interment at Antioch Christian Church Cemetery, Phil, Ky.
  Presumably named for: Franklin Pierce
  Elias Mulford Condit (1841-1932) — also known as Elias M. Condit — of West Orange, Essex County, N.J. Born in Orange, Essex County, N.J., May 22, 1841. Republican. Surveyor; real estate business; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Essex County, 1886-87; candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1892. Died in West Orange, Essex County, N.J., March 13, 1932 (age 90 years, 296 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ira Harrison Condit (1808-1906) and Phebe Farrand (Mulford) Condit (1808-1900); married, November 29, 1870, to Sarah Louise Beach (1842-1925); great-grandson of Aaron Kitchell; first cousin twice removed of John Condit; first cousin thrice removed of Silas Condict (1738-1801); second cousin of Albert Pierson Condit; second cousin once removed of Silas Condit; second cousin twice removed of Lewis Condict; second cousin four times removed of Abraham Davenport; third cousin of Amzi Condit; third cousin once removed of Israel Dodd Condit, Simeon Harrison and Alfred Henry Condict; third cousin thrice removed of John Davenport and James Davenport; fourth cousin of Augustus William Cutler and Fillmore Condit; fourth cousin once removed of Simeon Harrison Rollinson.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Condit family of Orange, New Jersey (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Ira Cook (1821-1902) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Union Center, Broome County, N.Y., October 6, 1821. Republican. Surveyor; banker; insurance and real estate business; mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, 1861. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, March 11, 1902 (age 80 years, 156 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Ira Cook (1780-1845) and Rachel (Faxon) Cook (1785-1837); married, April 25, 1854, to Mary C. Owens (1831-1918).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Whitney Cooke (b. 1856) — of Bowman's Creek, Wyoming County, Pa.; Johnson City, Washington County, Tenn. Born in Wyoming County, Pa., October 3, 1856. Engineer; surveyor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1891. English ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.
  Relatives: Married to Emma Florence Clark.
Caudy G. Davis Caudy George Davis (1886-1985) — also known as Caudy G. Davis — of Yellow Spring, Hampshire County, W.Va. Born in Yellow Spring, Hampshire County, W.Va., April 30, 1886. Democrat. School teacher; surveyor; justice of the peace; deputy sheriff; elected West Virginia state house of delegates from Hampshire County 1928. Died in Yellow Spring, Hampshire County, W.Va., September 18, 1985 (age 99 years, 141 days). Interment at Timber Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, High View, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of George Franklin Davis (1848-1927) and Hannah Caroline (Spaid) Davis (1849-1914); married, June 6, 1912, to Ada E. Spaid (1887-1961).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1929
  John Webster Davis (b. 1861) — also known as John W. Davis — of Fairlee, Orange County, Vt. Born in Fairlee, Orange County, Vt., July 17, 1861. Republican. Farmer; surveyor; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Fairlee, 1906, 1910. Protestant. Burial location unknown.
  Charles Doty (1824-1918) — of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wis.; Godfrey, Madison County, Ill. Born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., August 17, 1824. Whig. Surveyor; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1848; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Bay County, Fla., 1918 (age about 93 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Panama City, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Collins) Doty and James Duane Doty; married, December 24, 1846, to Sarah Jane Webster; grandson of Chillus Doty; first cousin once removed of Morgan Lewis Martin (1805-1887); third cousin thrice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis.
  Political family: Otis family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Alger Fancher (b. 1833) — also known as Isaac A. Fancher — of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County, Mich. Born in Florida, Montgomery County, N.Y., September 30, 1833. Republican. Lawyer; surveyor; postmaster; railroad promoter; Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney, 1865-66, 1871-72; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Midland District, 1873-74; member of Michigan state senate 26th District, 1875-76; law partner of Peter F. Dodds, 1875-82; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1878-80; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 21st Circuit, 1899. Member, Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Schuyler Fancher and Eunice (Alger) Fancher; married, June 6, 1860, to Althea May Preston.
  John Fay (1773-1855) — of Montgomery County, N.Y.; Jefferson County, N.Y. Born in Hardwick, Worcester County, Mass., February 10, 1773. Democrat. Surveyor; miller; postmaster; member of New York state assembly from Montgomery County, 1808-09, 1811-12; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1819-21; Jefferson County Sheriff, 1828-31; Presidential Elector for New York, 1844. Died in Northampton, Fulton County, N.Y., June 21, 1855 (age 82 years, 131 days). Interment at Old Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Northampton, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Leland Merritt Ford (1893-1965) — also known as Leland M. Ford — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Eureka, Eureka County, Nev., March 8, 1893. Republican. Surveyor; rancher; real estate broker; U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1939-43; defeated, 1942. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Eagles. Died, of a heart attack, at Santa Monica Hospital, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 27, 1965 (age 72 years, 264 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of James Green Ford and Anna L. (Ficklin) Ford; married 1914 to Elizabeth Beryl Seger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Carl Gunderson (1864-1933) — of Vermillion, Clay County, S.Dak.; Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak. Born near Vermillion, Clay County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), June 20, 1864. Republican. Engineer; surveyor; farmer; member of South Dakota state senate 2nd District, 1893-94, 1897-1902, 1917-18; President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1899-1900; Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota, 1921-25; Governor of South Dakota, 1925-27; defeated, 1926; candidate in inconclusive primary 1930. Baptist. Norwegian ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows; Elks; Freemasons; Kiwanis. Died in Mitchell, Davison County, S.Dak., February 26, 1933 (age 68 years, 251 days). Interment at Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Hans Gunderson and Isabel Johnson (Lee) Gunderson (1835-1931); married to Gertrude Bertlesen; nephew by marriage of Lyman Burgess (1822?-?); nephew of Andrew Ericson Lee.
  Political family: Lee-Gunderson family of Vermillion, South Dakota.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Philip Hager, Jr. (1872-1966) — of Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va. Born in Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va., February 23, 1872. Republican. Surveyor; engineer; lumber business; director, Farmers and Merchants Bank; member of West Virginia state senate 5th District, 1921-24; chair of Lincoln County Republican Party, 1922-24. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Died in Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va., 1966 (age about 94 years). Interment at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Hamlin, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Philip Hager (died 1917) and Elizabeth Jane (Dalton) Hager; married, July 12, 1894, to Sarah J. Ferrell (died 1902); married, September 1, 1923, to Yantus Johnson (1897-1982).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Hannibal Hamlin Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891) — of Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine; Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in Paris, Oxford County, Maine, August 27, 1809. Farmer; surveyor; compositor; lawyer; member of Maine state house of representatives, 1836-41, 1847; Speaker of the Maine State House of Representatives, 1837, 1839-40; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1840; U.S. Representative from Maine 6th District, 1843-47; U.S. Senator from Maine, 1848-57, 1857-61, 1869-81; Governor of Maine, 1857; Vice President of the United States, 1861-65; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1864, 1868; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1865-66; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1881-82. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, July 4, 1891 (age 81 years, 311 days). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine; statue at Kenduskeag Parkway, Bangor, Maine.
  Relatives: Son of Cyrus Hamlin (1769-1829) and Anna (Livermore) Hamlin (1775-1852); brother of Elijah Livermore Hamlin; married, December 10, 1833, to Sarah Jane Emery (1815-1855; daughter of Stephen Emery); married 1856 to Ellen Vesta Emery (1835-1925; half-sister of first wife); father of Hannibal Emery Hamlin (1858-1938); granduncle of Isaiah Kidder Stetson; great-granduncle of Clarence Cutting Stetson; first cousin once removed of John Appleton; first cousin twice removed of Charles Sumner Hamlin; third cousin once removed of David Sears; fourth cousin of George Pickering Bemis; fourth cousin once removed of Henry Fisk Janes, John Mason, Jr., William Henry Harrison Stowell, Walter S. Bemis and Eldred C. Pitkin.
  Political families: Appleton family of Massachusetts; Hamlin-Bemis-Stowell-Appleton family of Bangor, Maine; Kidder family of Connecticut; Winthrop-Hamlin family of Massachusetts and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hamlin County, S.Dak. is named for him.
  The town of Hamlin, Maine, is named for him.  — The town of Hamlin, New York, is named for him.  — The city of Hamlin, Kansas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Hannibal Hamlin (built 1942, scrapped 1971) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about Hannibal Hamlin: Charles Eugene Hamlin, The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin — Mark Scroggins, Hannibal
  Image source: James G. Blaine, Twenty Years of Congress, vol. 2 (1886)
  Merton Ray Hodge (1892-1967) — also known as Merton R. Hodge — of Burlington, Hartford County, Conn.; Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Burlington, Hartford County, Conn., January 20, 1892. Democrat. Engineer; surveyor; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Burlington; defeated, 1922, 1924; elected 1934; defeated, 1936. Died May 7, 1967 (age 75 years, 107 days). Interment at Center Cemetery, Burlington, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Gaylord Hodge (1860-1930) and Lena (Alderman) Hodge (1867-1964); nephew of Sereno Alderman (1853-1932) and Elliott Alderman; first cousin of Arthur Richmond Alderman and Howard Everett Alderman.
  Political family: Alderman family of Burlington, Connecticut.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas A. Holmes (1804-1888) — of Sauk Rapids, Benton County, Minn.; Shakopee, Scott County, Minn. Born in Pennsylvania, 1804. Democrat. Surveyor; member of Minnesota territorial House of Representatives 6th District, 1849-50; postmaster at Shakopee, Minn., 1853. Died in Cullman, Cullman County, Ala., 1888 (age about 84 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Samuel Clarence Hyde (1842-1922) — also known as Samuel C. Hyde — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Born in Fort Ticonderoga, Essex County, N.Y., April 22, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; surveyor; lawyer; Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney, 1880-86; U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1895-97; defeated, 1896. Died in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., March 7, 1922 (age 79 years, 319 days). Interment at Fairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Wash.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Jackson (1809-1887) — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Born in County Monaghan, Ireland, 1809. Surveyor; merchant; mayor of Tampa, Fla., 1862. Died November 4, 1887 (age about 78 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1847 to Ellen Maher (died 1906).
  See also Wikipedia article
  William Terry Jackson (1794-1882) — of Havana, Chemung County (now Montour Falls, Schuyler County), N.Y. Born in Chester, Orange County, N.Y., December 29, 1794. School teacher; surveyor; merchant; justice of the peace; U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1849-51. Died in Havana (now Montour Falls), Schuyler County, N.Y., September 15, 1882 (age 87 years, 260 days). Interment at Montour Cemetery, Montour Falls, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Silas Dewey Kellogg (b. 1786) — also known as Silas D. Kellogg — of Hampton, Washington County, N.Y. Born in Hampton, Washington County, N.Y., June 23, 1786. Surveyor; justice of the peace; member of New York state assembly, 1821-22, 1824 (Washington and Warren counties 1821-22, Washington County 1824). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jason Kellogg and Mariam (Dewey) Kellogg (1758-1789); married to Polly E. French; granduncle of Charles Collins Kellogg; first cousin once removed of Charles Adams, Jr.; second cousin once removed of Orsamus Cook Merrill and Timothy Merrill; second cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin of Farrand Fassett Merrill; third cousin once removed of Charles Kellogg (1773-1842), Daniel Fiske Kellogg and William Pitt Kellogg; third cousin twice removed of Henry Theodore Kellogg; fourth cousin of Luther Walter Badger, Greene Carrier Bronson, Chester Ashley, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg (1793-1868), Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); fourth cousin once removed of Gaylord Griswold, Jeremiah Mason, Stephen Daniel Tilden, Elisha Phelps, Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918) and Selah Merrill.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Ephraim Kibbey (1756-1809) — of Deerfield, Hamilton County (now South Lebanon, Warren County), Ohio. Born in Somers, Tolland County, Conn., November 20, 1756. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; surveyor; member of Northwest Territory legislature, 1802; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1803-04. Died in Deerfield, Hamilton County (now South Lebanon, Warren County), Ohio, April 22, 1809 (age 52 years, 153 days). Interment at Deerfield Cemetery, South Lebanon, Ohio.
  James Kilbourne (1770-1850) — of Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., October 19, 1770. Democrat. Surveyor; merchant; U.S. Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1813-17; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1820; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1823. Episcopalian. Died April 9, 1850 (age 79 years, 172 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Church Burying Ground, Worthington, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Kilbourne (1730-1814) and Anna (Neal) Kilbourne (1734-1832); married, November 8, 1789, to Lucy Fitch (1769-1807); married 1808 to Cynthia Goodale (1775-1861); father of Byron H. Kilbourn; grandfather of James Kilbourne; second cousin once removed of Charles H. Eastman (1819-1879); second cousin twice removed of Robert Cleveland Usher; second cousin four times removed of James Warren Driver; third cousin of John Taintor, Roger Taintor, Solomon Taintor and Jonathan Stratton; third cousin once removed of John Adams Taintor and Henry G. Taintor; third cousin twice removed of Lemuel Stetson, Samuel Lount Kilbourne and George Eastman; third cousin thrice removed of Warren Walter Rich and Charles Dudley Kilbourn; fourth cousin of Jonathan Brace, Samuel Clesson Allen and Greene Carrier Bronson; fourth cousin once removed of Gold Selleck Silliman, Benjamin Silliman, Thomas Kimberly Brace, Theodore Davenport, Millard Fillmore, Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley, Elisha Hunt Allen and William Alfred Buckingham.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Flanders family of Vermont; Rowell family of Maine (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Lord (1831-1880) — also known as Sam Lord — of Marion Township, Olmsted County, Minn.; Mantorville, Dodge County, Minn. Born in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa., July 26, 1831. Republican. Lawyer; surveyor; school teacher; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 8, 1857-58; member of Minnesota state senate 15th District, 1866-67, 1870-71; district judge in Minnesota 5th District, 1872-80. Died February 12, 1880 (age 48 years, 201 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Mantorville, Minn.
  Relatives: Son of Enoch W. Lord (1799-1846) and Eleanor (Warren) Lord (1805-1874); married to Louisa Maria Compton (1834-1879); father of Samuel Lord (1859-1925); first cousin four times removed of Matthew Griswold (1714-1799); second cousin thrice removed of Roger Griswold; third cousin twice removed of Henry Titus Backus; fourth cousin once removed of Thomas Hale Sill, Frederick William Lord, John William Allen, Theodore Sill, Matthew Griswold (1833-1919) and Charles Newhall Taintor.
  Political families: Kidder family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial — Minnesota Legislator record
  Nehemiah Homand Losey (1804-1875) — also known as Nehemiah H. Losey — of Galesburg, Knox County, Ill. Born in Montgomery, Orange County, N.Y., March 4, 1804. Democrat. School teacher; surveyor; college professor; postmaster at Galesburg, Ill., 1837-40. Died in Galesburg, Knox County, Ill., June 1, 1875 (age 71 years, 89 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery, Galesburg, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1831 to Lucretia Hitchcock (1810-1891).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norman H. Macdonald (b. 1863) — Born in New Zealand, 1863. Not U.S. citizen; surveyor; land agent; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Apia, 1910-14. Burial location unknown.
  J. Hugh Malone (1944-2001) — of Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska; Douglas, Juneau, Alaska. Born in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., January 22, 1944. Democrat. Surveyor; member of Alaska state house of representatives 11th District, 1973-84; Speaker of the Alaska State House of Representatives, 1977-78; Alaska Commissioner of Revenue, 1986-90. Main author of the Alaska Permanent Fund. Hit by a large wave on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, fell, and killed when his head struck rocks, near Riomaggiore, Italy, March 7, 2001 (age 57 years, 44 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of F. J. Malone and Cate Malone.
  Robert P. Marren (1918-1990) — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., March 10, 1918. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; civil engineer; surveyor; candidate for New York state senate 48th District, 1954; member of city council, Auburn, N.Y., 1957-63. Died, from complications of diabetes, in a hospital at Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y., January 26, 1990 (age 71 years, 322 days). Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.
  Lewis Maxwell (1790-1862) — of Virginia. Born in Chester County, Pa., April 17, 1790. Lawyer; surveyor; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1821-24; U.S. Representative from Virginia 21st District, 1827-33. Died in West Union, Doddridge County, Va (now W.Va.), February 13, 1862 (age 71 years, 302 days). Interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery, West Union, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Maxwell (1767-1796) and Jane (Lewis) Maxwell (1767-1835); married, February 10, 1846, to Sophronia M. Wilson (died 1850); married, January 29, 1857, to Elizabeth Jane Pritchard (1840-1921); uncle of Edwin Maxwell; granduncle of Haymond Maxwell (1879-1958).
  Political family: Haymond family of West Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William McFarland (1774-1840) — of San Augustine, San Augustine County, Tex.; Belgrade, Newton County, Tex. Born in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., May 8, 1774. Surveyor; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Ayish Bayou, 1832; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Member, Freemasons. Died in Belgrade, Newton County, Tex., August 16, 1840 (age 66 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas McFarland and Hannah (Stuart) McFarland; married to Ann Singer (died 1817); father of Thomas Stuart McFarland (1810-1880).
  John J. McMahon (d. 1995) — of Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Surveyor; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1952. Died November 25, 1995. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, Macomb County, Mich.
  Relatives: Married, April 3, 1937, to Janet Moffat.
  Archibald M. McPherson (born c.1802) — of Altenburg, Perry County, Mo. Born in North Carolina, about 1802. Surveyor; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 26th District, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Edwin Leard Mechem (1912-2002) — also known as Edwin L. Mechem; "Big Ed" — of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M. Born in Alamogordo, Otero County, N.M., July 2, 1912. Republican. Surveyor; FBI agent; lawyer; member of New Mexico state house of representatives, 1947-48; Governor of New Mexico, 1951-55, 1957-59, 1961-62; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1952, 1956; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1962-64; defeated, 1964; U.S. District Judge for New Mexico, 1970-82; took senior status 1982. Died, of congestive heart failure, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., November 27, 2002 (age 90 years, 148 days). Interment at Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, N.M.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Mechem and Eunice (Leard) Mechem; married, December 30, 1932, to Dorothy Ellen Heller; nephew of Merritt Cramer Mechem (1870-1946).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
  Edwin Atkins Merritt (1828-1916) — also known as Edwin A. Merritt — of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Sudbury, Rutland County, Vt., February 26, 1828. Republican. Surveyor; engineer; member of New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County 2nd District, 1860-61; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867-68; candidate for New York state treasurer, 1875; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1878-81; U.S. Consul General in London, 1882-85. Died December 26, 1916 (age 88 years, 304 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nodiah Merritt and Relief (Parker) Merritt; father of Edwin Albert Merritt, Jr. (1860-1914).
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Mitchell (1781-1849) — of Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. Born near Newport, Perry County, Pa., March 8, 1781. Democrat. Engineer; surveyor; Centre County Sheriff, 1818; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1822-23; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1825-29. Died in Bridgewater, Beaver County, Pa., August 3, 1849 (age 68 years, 148 days). Interment at Old Beaver Cemetery, Bridgewater, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Ellis Niblack (1822-1893) — also known as William E. Niblack — of Martin County, Ind.; Vincennes, Knox County, Ind. Born in Portersville, Dubois County, Ind., May 18, 1822. Democrat. Surveyor; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1849-50, 1863; member of Indiana state senate, 1850-52; circuit judge in Indiana, 1854-57; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1857-61, 1865-75; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864, 1868, 1880 (member, Credentials Committee); member of Democratic National Committee from Indiana, 1864-72; justice of Indiana state supreme court, 1877-89. Scottish and English ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 7, 1893 (age 70 years, 354 days). Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Mason Jenks Niblack (1857-1926); cousin *** of Silas Leslie Niblack.
  Political family: Niblack family of Vincennes, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Abijah O'Neall (1798-1874) — of Montgomery County, Ind. Born in Newberry District (now Newberry County), S.C., December 9, 1798. Miller; merchant; surveyor; farmer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1839-40; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1849. Quaker; later Universalist. Irish ancestry. Sheltered escaping slaves as part of the "Underground Railroad" before the Civil War. Died in 1874 (age about 75 years). Original interment at Yountsville Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.; reinterment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of Thomas H. O'Neall; father of John Kelly O'Neall (1829-?); second great-grandfather of Marabeth Thomas (who married Bruce Charles Savage); cousin *** of John F. O'Neall; first cousin of John Belton O'Neall.
  Political family: O'Neall family of Indiana.
  Philo Orton (1778-1856) — of Pomfret town, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born September 9, 1778. Surveyor; member of New York state assembly from Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara counties, 1818-19. Died in Pomfret town, Chautauqua County, N.Y., August 12, 1856 (age 77 years, 338 days). Interment at West Main Street Cemetery, Pomfret town, Chautauqua County, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Orton (1734-1780) and Sarah (Atwood) Orton (1750-1839); married 1802 to Irene Hurd; married 1818 to Clarissa Sage; father of Charles Jackson Orton (1808-1886).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  James N. Paul (1839-1922) — of St. Paul, Howard County, Neb. Born in Beaver County, Pa., September 23, 1839. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; surveyor; newspaper editor; lawyer; member of Nebraska state senate, 1885-86; district judge in Nebraska 11th District, 1901-17. Member, Freemasons. Died in St. Paul, Howard County, Neb., March 9, 1922 (age 82 years, 167 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Nicholas Jay Paul (1841-1921).
  The city of SAINT Paul, Nebraska, is partly named for him.
  Richard Franklin Pettigrew (1848-1926) — also known as Richard F. Pettigrew — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born in Ludlow, Windsor County, Vt., July 23, 1848. Lawyer; surveyor; real estate business; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1872; member Dakota territorial council, 1877-79, 1885-86; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Dakota Territory, 1881-83; defeated, 1882; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1889-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1904, 1908. Member, Freemasons. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., October 5, 1926 (age 78 years, 74 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pettigrew and Hannah B. (Sawtelle) Pettigrew; married, February 27, 1879, to Bessie V. Pittare.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Daniel Longfellow Plumer (1837-1920) — also known as Daniel L. Plumer — of Wausau, Marathon County, Wis. Born in Epping, Rockingham County, N.H., July 3, 1837. Surveyor; lumber manufacturer; banker; mayor of Wausau, Wis., 1878-79, 1882-84. Died November 20, 1920 (age 83 years, 140 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Plumer and Sarah (Longfellow) Plumer; married, September 13, 1869, to Mary Jane Draper.
  William Polke (c.1775-1843) — of Knox County, Ind. Born in Brooke County, Va. (now W.Va.), about 1775. Farmer; surveyor; member of Indiana territorial House of Representatives, 1814-15; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1816; member of Indiana state senate, 1816-21; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, 1822; probate judge in Indiana, 1829-31. Baptist. Swedish ancestry. Died in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., April 26, 1843 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Augustus Seymour Porter (1769-1849) — also known as Augustus Porter — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Born in Salisbury, Litchfield County, Conn., January 18, 1769. Surveyor; member of New York state assembly from Genesee and Ontario counties, 1802-03; postmaster at Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1836. Died in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y., June 10, 1849 (age 80 years, 143 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Porter (1730-1825) and Abigail (Buell) Porter (1734-1797); brother of Peter Buell Porter; married, March 10, 1796, to Lavinia Steele; married, January 24, 1801, to Jane Howell (1779-1841; sister of Nathaniel Woodhull Howell); father of Augustus Seymour Porter and Peter Buell Porter, Jr.; uncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1827-1864); granduncle of Peter Augustus Porter (1853-1925); first cousin twice removed of Ulysses Simpson Grant; first cousin thrice removed of Frederick Dent Grant and Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr.; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huntington; second cousin thrice removed of Asa H. Otis and Alvred Bayard Nettleton; second cousin four times removed of Daniel Frederick Webster, Lovel Davis Parmelee and Theron Ephron Catlin; third cousin of John Davenport, Joshua Coit, James Davenport, Henry Huntington, Gurdon Huntington, Samuel Lathrop and Abel Huntington; third cousin once removed of Samuel Huntington, Henry Scudder, Ebenezer Huntington, Gaylord Griswold, Benjamin Trumbull, Parmenio Adams, Elisha Phelps, Lancelot Phelps, Theodore Davenport, Abijah Blodget and Benjamin Nicoll Huntington; third cousin twice removed of Jabez Williams Huntington, Abiel Case, Samuel George Andrews, Harrison Blodget, John Hall Brockway, Jairus Case, Lorenzo Burrows, Norman A. Phelps, Anson Levi Holcomb, George Smith Catlin, Waitman Thomas Willey, Lyman Trumbull, William Dean Kellogg, John Smith Phelps, William Gleason, Jr., Almon Case, James Phelps, Robert Coit, Jr., Samuel Lathrop Bronson, Abial Lathrop, Roger Wolcott and Allen Jacob Holcomb; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Creighton Stratton, Edmund Holcomb, Ira Chandler Backus, Calvin Tilden Hulburd, Albert Asahel Bliss, Philemon Bliss, Charles Jenkins Hayden, John Leake Newbold Stratton, Bushrod Ebenezer Hoppin, Judson B. Phelps, Edwin Carpenter Pinney, Timothy E. Griswold, Erskine Mason Phelps, William Walter Phelps, William Patrick Willey, Charles A. Hungerford, Walter Harrison Blodget, William Barret Ridgely, George Harrison Hall, Clayton Hyde Lathrop, Phineas Orange Small, Clement Phineas Kellogg, William Brainard Coit, Lafayette Blanchard Gleason (1863-1937), Arthur Eugene Parmelee, Austin Eugene Lathrop and Hiram Bingham; fourth cousin of Samuel H. Huntington; fourth cousin once removed of William Woodbridge, Isaac Backus, Eli Thacher Hoyt, Nathaniel Huntington, Caleb Scudder, James Huntington, Charles Phelps Huntington, John Arnold Rockwell, Elisha Mills Huntington, Henry Titus Backus, Bailey Frye Adams and Henry Joel Scudder.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Frank F. Rogers Frank Foster Rogers (b. 1858) — also known as Frank F. Rogers — of Marlette, Sanilac County, Mich.; Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Raisin Township, Lenawee County, Mich., August 30, 1858. Surveyor; civil engineer; Michigan state highway commissioner, 1913-28. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Ada E. Lee.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
  Adam L. Roof (1810-1885) — of Lyons, Ionia County, Mich. Born in New York, February 22, 1810. Lawyer; surveyor; Ionia County Register of Deeds; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Ionia District, 1845; member of Michigan state senate 7th District, 1849-50. Died January 26, 1885 (age 74 years, 339 days). Interment at Lyons Township Cemetery, Lyons, Mich.
  Relatives: Married to Carrisa Knox; father of Albert K. Roof (1841-1917).
  Thomas F. Schweigert (1917-2001) — of Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., September 29, 1917. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; forester; surveyor; member of Michigan state senate, 1961-70 (29th District 1961-64, 37th District 1965-70). Christian Scientist. Member, Freemasons; Kiwanis; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, of respiratory failure, at Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey, Emmet County, Mich., 2001 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  John B. Shea (b. 1854) — of Fordham, New York, New York County (now Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y. Born in Fordham, Westchester County (now part of Bronx, Bronx County), N.Y., 1854. Democrat. Surveyor; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 24th District, 1885-88. Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Robert V. Short (b. 1823) — of Yamhill County, Ore. Born in Pennsylvania, 1823. Republican. Surveyor; delegate to Oregon state constitutional convention from Yamhill County, 1857. Burial location unknown.
  John C. Smallwood (1797-1878) — of Deptford, Gloucester County, N.J.; Woodbury, Gloucester County, N.J. Born in New Jersey, February 2, 1797. Surveyor; member of New Jersey state senate from Gloucester County, 1845-48. Presbyterian. Died September 18, 1878 (age 81 years, 228 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1822 to Mary Dunham (1803-1874).
  Daniel Smith (1748-1818) — of North Carolina; Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tenn. Born in Stafford County, Va., October 29, 1748. Democrat. Surveyor; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to North Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1789; delegate to Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1796; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1798-99, 1805-09; resigned 1809. Died near Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tenn., June 16, 1818 (age 69 years, 230 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Sumner County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Smith (1715-1791) and Sarah (Crosby) Smith (1718-1756); married to Sarah Michie (1755-1831); grandfather of Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Caffery family of Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John William Smith (1792-1845) — also known as John W. Smith; William John Smith; "El Colorado" — of Ralls County, Mo.; San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Virginia, March 4, 1792. Ralls County Sheriff and Tax Collector, 1823-26; merchant; surveyor; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; mayor of San Antonio, Tex., 1837-38, 1840-41, 1842-44; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bexar, 1842-45; died in office 1845. Catholic. In 1836, he was the last messenger from the Alamo, San Antonio Tex., before it fell to the Mexican Army in the battle there. Died, probably of pneumonia, in Washington, Washington County, Tex., January 12, 1845 (age 52 years, 314 days). Original interment at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, Washington, Tex.; reinterment at Washington Cemetery, Washington, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of John Smith and Isabel Smith; married 1821 to Harriet Stone; married 1830 to Maria de Jesús Delgado Curbelo.
  See also Wikipedia article
Dave Sypolt Dave Sypolt (b. 1964) — of Kingwood, Preston County, W.Va. Born September 28, 1964. Republican. Surveyor; member of West Virginia state senate 14th District, 2007-. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha; National Rifle Association; Farm Bureau. Ham radio operator KC8YSO. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Charles R. Sypolt and Alice Sypolt.
  Image source: West Virginia Legislature
  Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (1738-1810) — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Born in Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y., August 27, 1738. Democrat. Merchant; surveyor; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly from Albany County, 1788-89; U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1789-91; Presidential Elector for New York, 1800; Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1801-04. Died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., February 19, 1810 (age 71 years, 176 days). Original interment at Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.; reinterment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Engeltie 'Angelica' (Livingston) Van Rensselaer (1698-1747) and Johannes Van Rensselaer (1708-1783); brother of Robert Van Rensselaer; married, July 3, 1760, to Judith Bayard (died 1764); married 1764 to Helena Lansing (1743-1795); father of Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer; uncle of Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer and Philip Jeremiah Schuyler; grandson of Robert Livingston the Younger; granduncle of James Alexander Hamilton and Philip Schuyler; great-grandson of Pieter Schuyler (1657-1724); great-grandnephew of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, Robert Livingston the Elder, Jacobus Van Cortlandt and Johannes Schuyler (1668-1747); great-granduncle of Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer; second great-granduncle of Robert Ray Hamilton; third great-granduncle of John Eliot Thayer, Jr.; first cousin of Volkert Petrus Douw, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, James Livingston and Killian Killian Van Rensselaer; first cousin once removed of Philip P. Schuyler, Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813), Leonard Gansevoort, Leonard Gansevoort, Jr., Edward Livingston (1764-1836), Peter Robert Livingston (1766-1847) and Maturin Livingston; first cousin twice removed of John Livingston, Robert Livingston (1688-1775), Gilbert Livingston, Johannes Schuyler (1697-1746), Peter Robert Livingston (1789-1859), Peter Gansevoort, Gerrit Smith and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; first cousin thrice removed of David Davidse Schuyler, Myndert Davidtse Schuyler and John Jacob Astor III; first cousin four times removed of William Waldorf Astor; first cousin five times removed of William Astor Chanler, Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler, Robert Reginald Livingston and John Hubner II; second cousin of Pieter Schuyler (1746-1792) and Peter Samuel Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Stephanus Bayard, Robert Livingston (1708-1790), Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Robert Gilbert Livingston, Philip Livingston, Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775), William Livingston, James Jay, Philip John Schuyler, Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800), Stephen John Schuyler, John Jay, Frederick Jay, Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer and Henry Walter Livingston; second cousin twice removed of Edward Livingston (1796-1840) and Henry Bell Van Rensselaer; second cousin thrice removed of Charles Pinckney Brown and Kiliaen Van Rensselaer; second cousin four times removed of Charles Ludlow Livingston (1870-?) and Bronson Murray Cutting; second cousin five times removed of Brockholst Livingston; third cousin of Nicholas Bayard, Peter Robert Livingston (1737-1794), Walter Livingston, Philip Peter Livingston, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Matthew Clarkson (1758-1825), Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr., Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843) and William Jay; third cousin once removed of Rensselaer Westerlo, Edward Philip Livingston, Charles Ludlow Livingston (1800-1873), Hamilton Fish, George Washington Schuyler, John Jay II and Philip N. Schuyler; third cousin twice removed of Gilbert Livingston Thompson, James Adams Ekin, Eugene Schuyler, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); third cousin thrice removed of John Sluyter Wirt, John Kean, Hamilton Fish Kean, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, Karl Cortlandt Schuyler, Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933) and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991).
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; Roosevelt family of New York City, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony Wayne (1745-1796) — also known as "Mad Anthony" — of Chester County, Pa.; Chatham County, Ga. Born in Chester County, Pa., January 1, 1745. Surveyor; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1774-80, 1784; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; delegate to Georgia convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1791-92. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Fort Presque Isle (now Erie), Erie County, Pa., December 15, 1796 (age 51 years, 349 days). Original interment at Garrison Hill, Erie, Pa.; reinterment in 1809 at Old St. David's Church Cemetery, Radnor, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Wayne (1699-1774) and Elizabeth (Eddings) Wayne; married 1766 to Mary Penrose; father of Isaac Wayne (1772-1852).
  Wayne counties in Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Mich., Miss., Mo., Neb., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa. and Tenn. are named for him.
  Fort Wayne (1794), and the subsequent city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, were named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nelson Platt Wheeler (1841-1920) — also known as Nelson P. Wheeler — of Endeavor, Forest County, Pa.; Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Portville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., November 4, 1841. Republican. Surveyor; civil engineer; lumber business; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1878-79; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 28th District, 1907-11. Died in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., March 3, 1920 (age 78 years, 120 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of William French Wheeler (1811-1892) and Flora (Atkins) Wheeler (1815-1850); brother of William Egbert Wheeler; father of Alexander Royal Wheeler; first cousin thrice removed of Hezekiah Case; first cousin four times removed of Noah Phelps; first cousin five times removed of Erastus Wolcott and Oliver Wolcott, Sr.; second cousin once removed of Asahel Pierson Case; second cousin twice removed of Parmenio Adams and Amos Pettibone; second cousin thrice removed of Gaylord Griswold and Elisha Phelps; second cousin four times removed of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Roger Griswold and Frederick Wolcott; third cousin once removed of Hiram Bidwell Case; third cousin twice removed of Norman A. Phelps, John Smith Phelps and Almon Case; third cousin thrice removed of Augustus Pettibone and Rufus Pettibone; fourth cousin of Joseph Wells Holcomb, William Lucius Case and Arthur Burnham Woodford; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Creighton Stratton, Edmund Holcomb, Francis William Kellogg, John Leake Newbold Stratton, Selah Merrill, William Walter Phelps, Edmond Alfred Holcomb, Leonard Leach Case (1900-1978) and Donald Barr Chidsey.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  H. Laban White, Jr. (b. 1916) — of Clarksburg, Harrison County, W.Va. Born in Spencer, Roane County, W.Va., May 1, 1916. Democrat. School teacher; surveyor; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Harrison County, 1957-68; Speaker of the West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1965-67. Baptist. Member, Elks; Moose; Lions; American Bar Association; American Legion; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of H. Laban White, Sr. and Nannie Leigh (Cox) White; married, December 23, 1943, to Gwendolyn Beall.
  Elias Williams (1830-1904) — of Stonington, New London County, Conn. Born in Stonington, New London County, Conn., January 19, 1830. Republican. Meat business; lumberman; wagon master; surveyor; farmer; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Stonington, 1880, 1896. Congregationalist. Died in Stonington, New London County, Conn., 1904 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Stanton Williams and Julia Ann (Gallup) Williams; married 1885 to Sarah Palmer.
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