Horatio Seymour

by follers on August 24, 2017

Birth Name: May 31, 1810

Place of Birth: Pompey Hill, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: February 12, 1886

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, some Dutch, distant Welsh and German

Horatio Seymour was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he was Governor of New York, from January 1, 1853 to December 31, 1854, and again, from January 1, 1863 to December 31, 1864.

He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1868.

Horatio was the son of Mary Ledyard (Forman) and Henry Seymour, a merchant, banker, and politician. He was married to Mary Bleecker Seymour.

Horatio’s paternal grandfather was Moses Seymour (the son of Moses Seymour and Rachel Goodwin). Horatio’s grandfather Moses was born in Connecticut. Horatio’s great-grandfather Moses was the son of John Seymour and Elizabeth Webster, whose parents were English. Rachel was the daughter of Nathaniel Goodwin and Sarah Easton.

Horatio’s paternal grandmother was Molly Marsh (the daughter of Ebenezer Marsh and Deborah Buell). Molly was born in Connecticut. Ebenezer was the son of John Marsh and Elizabeth Pitkin. Deborah was the daughter of John Buell and Mary Loomis.

Horatio’s maternal grandfather was General Benjamin Forman (the son of Samuel Forman and Helena Denyse). Benjamin was born in New Jersey. Samuel was the son of Jonathan Forman and Margaret Wyckoff. Helena was the daughter of Teunis Dionijsen de Nyse/Denyse and Catherine Tryntje van Dyck.

Horatio’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ledyard (the daughter of Youngs Ledyard and Mary Avery). Horatio’s grandmother Mary was born in Connecticut. Youngs was the son of John Ledyard, who was born in Bristol, England, and of Deborah Youngs. Horatio’s great-grandmother Mary Avery was the daughter of Ebenezer Avery and Lucy Latham.

Source: Genealogy of Horatio Seymour – https://www.geni.com


Ulysses S. Grant

by tttyyy on November 21, 2012

Birth Name: Hiram Ulysses Grant

Date of Birth: April 27, 1822

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: July 23, 1885

Place of Death: Wilton, New York, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scots-Irish/Northern Irish/Scottish/Irish, English, Welsh, distant French Huguenot and Belgian Walloon

Ulysses S. Grant was an American general and politician. A Republican, he served as the 18th President of the United States, from March 4, 1869 to March 4, 1877. He was elected to the position in 1868 and 1872. President Grant was previously the 6th Commanding General of the United States Army, from March 9, 1864 to March 4, 1869.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1880.

President Grant was the son of Hannah (Simpson) and Jesse Root Grant, a tanner and merchant. He was married to Julia Boggs (Dent) Grant, with whom he had four children.

President Grant’s paternal grandfather was Noah Grant (the son of Noah Grant and Susannah Delano). President Grant’s grandfather Noah was born in Connecticut. President Grant’s great-grandfather Noah was the son of Noah Grant and Martha Huntington. Susannah was the daughter of Jonathan Delano and Amy Hatch.

President Grant’s paternal grandmother was Rachel Kelley or Miller.

President Grant’s maternal grandfather was John Simpson (the son of John Simpson and Hannah Roberts). President Grant’s grandfather John was born in Pennsylvania. President Grant’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Simpson and Jane Hines. Hannah was the daughter of Lewis Roberts and Mary.

President Grant’s maternal grandmother was Rebecca Weir (the daughter of Samuel Weir and Mary). Rebecca was born in Pennsylvania. Samuel was born in Ulster, Ireland, the son of John Weir.

President Grant was a fourth cousin, once removed, of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Jonathan Delano and Mercy Warren, were also President Roosevelt’s maternal four times great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogies of President Grant – http://www.geni.com


Andrew Johnson

by follers on October 10, 2012

Date of Birth: December 29, 1808

Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.

Date of Death: July 31, 1875

Place of Death: Elizabethton, Tennessee, U.S.

Ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Dutch, 1/256th Bohemian Czech

Andrew Jackson was an American politician. As a member of the National Union Party, and then the Democratic Party, he served as the 17th President of the United States, from April 15, 1865 to March 4, 1869. He was previously the 16th Vice President of the United States, from March 4, 1865 to April 15, 1865. He was elected to the position in 1864. He took over as President upon Abraham Lincoln’s death.

He was previously also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee, from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1853, the 15th Governor of Tennessee, from October 17, 1853 to November 3, 1857, a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, from October 8, 1857 to March 4, 1862, and again from March 4, 1875 to July 31, 1875, and a Military Governor of Tennessee, from March 12, 1862 to March 4, 1865.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1860 and 1868.

President Johnson was the son of Mary (McDonough) and Jacob Johnson. He was married to Eliza McCardle Johnson, with whom he had five children.

President Johnson’s paternal grandfather was Andrew William Johnston (the son of Arthur Johnson and Margaret Phares). Andrew was born in Virginia. Arthur was the son of John Johnston, who was born in New Leslie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Margaret was the daughter of John Phares, whose mother was Scottish, and of Agnes Margaret Johnson.

President Johnson’s paternal grandmother was Hannah Henkel (the daughter of Johann Justus Hinckel and Maria Magdalena Eschmann). Hannah was born in Pennsylvania. Johann was born in Mosbach, Kurpfalz, Germany, the son of The Rev. Anthonius Jacobus Henckel and Maria Elisabeth Dentzer. Maria Magdalena was the daughter of Abraham Eschmann/Ashman, who was of German origin, and of Elizabeth Ellis.

President Johnson’s maternal grandfather was Andrew C. McDonough (the son of Andrew McDonough and Mary Odeon). President Johnson’s grandfather Andrew was born in North Carolina. President Johnson’s great-grandfather Andrew was born in Ballyclare, Tyrone, Ireland, the son of Andrew McDonough.

President Johnson’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ruth Lindley (the daughter of James Lindley and Mary Cox). President Johnson’s grandmother Mary Ruth was born in North Carolina. James was the son of Thomas Lindley, who was born in County Wicklow, Leinster, Ireland, and of Ruth Hadley, who was born in Moate, County Westmeath, Leinster. President Johnson’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of William Cox, who was born in England, and of Catherine Kinkey.

Sources: Genealogy of President Johnson – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of President Johnson (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Photo By Mathew Brady, Retouched by Mmxx [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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