David Davis

Date of Birth: March 9, 1815

Place of Birth: Cecil County, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Death: June 26, 1886

Place of Death: Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, likely Welsh

David Davis was an American politician. He was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from October 17, 1862 to March 4, 1877, a U.S. Senator from Illinois, from March 4, 1877 to March 4, 1883, and President pro tempore of the United States Senate, from October 13, 1881 to March 3, 1883.

He was the Labor Reform Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1872, before withdrawing his candidacy. While he was not on the ballot, he received an electoral vote for President in the 1872 election.

Justice Davis was the son of Ann (Mercer) and David Davis. He was married to Sarah Woodruff Walker, with whom he had two children.

Justice Davis was a first cousin, three times removed, of President George H. W. Bush. Justice Davis’ maternal grandparents were also President Bush’s three times maternal great-grandparents. Justice Davis was therefore also a first cousin, four times removed, of President George W. Bush and Governor of Florida Jeb Bush, and a first cousin, five times removed, of politician George P. Bush and teacher, author, and journalist Jenna Bush Hager.

Justice Davis’ paternal grandparents were Naylor Davis and Jane Lyons.

Justice Davis’ maternal grandparents were John Mercer and Rebecca Davis (the daughter of John Davis and Elizabeth Stockton). Elizabeth was the daughter of John Stockton.

Sources: Genealogy of David Davis (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of David Davis (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Victoria Woodhull

Birth Name: Victoria California Claflin

Date of Birth: September 23, 1838

Place of Birth: Homer, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: June 9, 1927

Place of Death: Bredon’s Norton, Worcestershire, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: German, English, some Scottish and Welsh

Victoria Woodhull was the leader of the American woman’s suffrage movement.

She was the Equal Rights Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1872. Her nominee for Vice President was Frederick Douglass. Woodhull is thus generally agreed to have been the first woman to mount a presidential campaign, though had she won, she would have been too young to take office (the minimum age is 35).

She was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for President in 1884 and 1892.

Victoria was the daughter of Roxanna (Hummel) and Reuben Buckman Claflin.

Victoria was married to banker John Biddulph Martin, until his death. She had two children with her former husband, doctor Canning Woodhull.

Victoria’s paternal grandfather was Robert Claflin (the son of Abner Claflin and Hannah Rockwood). Abner was the son of Joshua Claflin and Mary Davidson.

Victoria’s paternal grandmother was Anna Underwood (the daughter of Rogers Underwood and Judith/Judah Deming).

Victoria’s maternal grandparents were John Hummel and Margaret Moyer.

Victoria was a fourth cousin, six times removed, of British actor Sam Claflin, and a fourth cousin, five times removed, of American actor Ashton Holmes. Daniel Claflin and Sarah Edwards were the three times great-grandparents of Victoria, the nine times great-grandparents of Sam, and the eight times great-grandparents of Austin.

Source: Genealogy of Victoria Woodhull – https://www.geni.com

Horace Greeley

Date of Birth: February 3, 1811

Place of Birth: Amherst, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Death: November 29, 1872

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

Ethnicity: English

Horace Greeley was an American newspaper journalist and politician. He was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, then a prominent newspaper. As a Member of the Whig Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from December 4, 1848 to March 3, 1849.

He was the Liberal Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1872. The party’s candidates and platform were also nominated by the Democratic Party. This was the first time that two political parties nominated the same person for President in the same election. The Liberal Republican Party, founded in 1870, was dissolved in 1872.

Horace was the son of Mary (Woodburn) and Zaccheus Greeley. He was married to Mary Young Cheney Greeley, with whom he had seven children. His wife died in October 1872, while he was running for President, and Horace himself died about a month later, several weeks after he lost the election.

Horace’s paternal grandfather was Zaccheus Greeley (the son of Ezekiel Greeley and Esther Lovewell). Zaccheus was born in New Hampshire. Ezekiel was the son of Benjamin Greeley and Ruth Whittier. Esther was the daughter of Zaccheus Lovewell and Esther Hassell.

Horace’s paternal grandmother was Hester Senter (the daughter of Samuel Senter and Susan Taylor). Hester was born in New Hampshire. Samuel was the son of John Senter and Jean/Jane Foster.

Horace’s maternal grandfather was David Woodburn (the son of John Woodburn and Mary Taggart/Taggert).

Horace’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Clark (the daughter of John Clark and Margaret Clark).

Source: Genealogy of Horace Greeley – https://www.geni.com

Ulysses S. Grant

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

Frederick Douglass

Birth Name: Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey

Date of Birth: c. February, 1818

Place of Birth: Talbot County, Maryland, U.S.

Date of Death: February 20, 1895

Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Ethnicity: African-American, likely English

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, diplomat, journalist, writer, and statesman.

He was the Equal Rights Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1872, as the running mate of Presidential nominee Victoria Woodhull. He also received a vote for the nomination for President of the United States at the 1888 Republican National Convention.

Frederick was born into slavery. His mother, Harriet Bailey, was black, and also a slave.

It is not clear who Frederick’s biological father was. He may have been Aaron Anthony, a white overseer of slaves.

Frederick was married to abolitionist Anna Murray-Douglass, until her death. The couple had five children. Frederick was then married to suffragist and abolitionist Helen Pitts Douglass, until his death. Helen was white.

Frederick’s maternal grandparents were Isaac Bailey and Betsey.

Frederick is also said to have had Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been documented/verified.

Sources: http://memory.loc.gov

Genealogy of Frederick Douglass – https://www.geni.com