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Thomas F. Bayard

by follers on September 17, 2018

Birth Name: Thomas Francis Bayard

Date of Birth: October 29, 1828

Place of Birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.

Date of Death: September 28, 1898

Place of Death: Dedham, Massachusetts, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, Scottish, distant Belgian, German, French, and Swedish, 1/128th Bohemian Czech

Thomas F. Bayard was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from March 4, 1869 to March 6, 1885, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, from October 10, 1881 to October 13, 1881, U.S. Secretary of State, from March 7, 1885 to March 6, 1889, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.K., from June 22, 1893 to March 17, 1897.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1876, 1880, and 1884.

Thomas was the son of Anne (Francis) and James A. Bayard, Jr. (James Ashton Bayard), who was a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1851 to 1864, and from 1867 to 1869. His uncle, Richard H. Bayard, was also a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1836 to 1839, and 1841 to 1845, and Chief Justice of Delaware, from 1839 to 1841.

Thomas was married to Louise Lee, until her death. The couple had twelve children, including Thomas F. Bayard Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1922 to 1929. He married into the du Pont family. Thomas (Sr.) later married Mary Willing Clymer, the granddaughter of socialite Mary Willing Clymer. She was Thomas’s second cousin.

Thomas’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Nicholas Bayard, who was born, c. 1551, in Zierikzee, Zeeland, Netherlands.

Thomas’s paternal grandfather was lawyer and politician James A. Bayard (James Asheton Bayard, the son of Dr. James Asheton Bayard and Ann Hodge). Thomas’s grandfather James was born in Pennsylvania, and was a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from 1804 to 1813. Thomas’s great-grandfather James was the son of James Bayard and Mary Asheton. Thomas’s great-great-uncle was John Bayard, a merchant, soldier, and statesman, who was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Congress of the Confederation, in 1785 and 1786.

Thomas’s paternal grandmother was Ann (Nancy) Bassett (the daughter of Richard Bassett and Ann Ennals). Richard was a Democratic politician, who was one of the first U.S. Senators from Delaware, from 1789 to 1793, and Governor of Delaware, from 1799 to 1801. Richard was the son of Arnold Bassett and Judith Thompson. Judith’s own great-grandfather was explorer, merchant and cartographer Augustine Herman, First Lord of Bohemia Manor, from 1660 to 1686, who was a Czech emigrant, from Prague.

Thomas’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Willing Francis (the son of Tench Francis, Jr. and Ann Willing). Thomas’s grandfather Thomas was born in Pennsylvania. Tench was a merchant, lawyer, and agent for the family of Pennsylvania founder William Penn. Tench the son of Tench Francis, a prominent lawyer, who was likely born in Ireland, and of Elizabeth Turbutt/Turbitt. Ann was the daughter of Charles Willing, a merchant, trader, and politician, who was born in Bristol, Gloucester, England, and was Mayor of Philadelphia, in the 1740s and 1750s; and of Anne S. “Annie” Shippen, whose own grandfather, Thomas’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, English-born Edward Shippen, was also Mayor of Philadelphia.

Thomas’s maternal grandmother was Dorothy Willing (the daughter of Thomas Willing and Anne McCall). Dorothy was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was Mayor of Philadelphia, President of the Bank of North America, from 1782 to 1791, and President of First Bank of the United States, from 1791 to 1807. He was the son of Charles Willing and Anne S. “Annie” Shippen, making Thomas Bayard’s grandparents first cousins. Thomas’s great-grandmother Anne was the daughter of Samuel McCall, whose father was Scottish, and of Anne Searle.

Source: Genealogy of Thomas F. Bayard – https://www.geni.com

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John Sherman

by follers on May 11, 2017

Date of Birth: May 10, 1823

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

Date of Death: October 22, 1900

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

Ethnicity: English

John Sherman was an American politician. A Republican, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, from March 4, 1855 to March 21, 1861, a U.S. Senator from Ohio, from March 21, 1861 to March 8, 1877, and again from March 4, 1881 to March 4, 1897, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, from March 10, 1877 to March 3, 1881, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, from December 7, 1885 to February 26, 1887, and U.S. Secretary of State, from March 6, 1897 to April 27, 1898.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1880, 1884, and 1888.

John was the son of Mary (Hoyt) and Charles Robert Sherman, a lawyer and public servant, who was an Ohio Supreme Court judge, from 1823 to 1829. His recent ancestors had all been from Connecticut. Among John’s siblings were soldier, businessman, educator, and author William Tecumseh Sherman, lawyer and judge Charles Taylor Sherman, and banker Hoyt Sherman.

John was married to Margaret Sarah Cecilia Stewart, with whom he had a daughter.

John’s paternal grandfather was Taylor Sherman (the son of Daniel Sherman and Mindwell Taylor). Taylor was born in Connecticut, and was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. Daniel was a judge and state legislator in Connecticut, and was the son of John Sherman and Emma Preston. Mindwell was the daughter of Nathan Taylor and Hannah Benedict.

John’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth Stoddard (the daughter of Israel Stoddard and Elizabeth Reed/Reade). John’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in Connecticut. Israel was the son of Eliakim Stoddard and Joanna Curtiss/Curtis.

John’s maternal grandfather was Isaac Hoyt (the son of James Hoyt and Hannah Gould/Goold). Isaac was born in Connecticut. James was the son of Joseph Hoyt and Sarah Pickett.

John’s maternal grandmother was Mary Raymond (the daughter of Eliakim Raymond and Hannah Street). Mary was born in Connecticut. Eliakim was the son of Samuel Raymond and Elizabeth Hoyt. Hannah was the daughter of Nathaniel Street and Mary Raymond.

Sources: Genealogies of John Sherman – https://www.geni.com
https://www.findagrave.com

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Chester A. Arthur

by follers on February 6, 2013

Birth Name: Chester Alan Arthur

Date of Birth: October 5, 1829

Place of Birth: Fairfield, Vermont, U.S.

Date of Death: November 18, 1886

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

Ethnicity:
*Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (father)
*English (mother)

Chester A. Arthur was an American attorney and politician. As a Republican, he served as the 21st President of the United States, from September 19, 1881 to March 4, 1885. He was previously the 20th Vice President of the United States, from March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881. He was elected to the position in 1880. He took over as President upon James A. Garfield’s death.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1884.

President Arthur was the son of Malvina (Stone) and The Rev. William MacArthur/Arthur. His father was a Protestant immigrant from Dreen, Cullybackey, County Antrim, Ireland (now Northern Ireland). His mother was born in Vermont, and was of English descent, with roots in Colonial America. He was married to Ellen Lewis “Nell” (Herndon), with whom he had three children.

President Arthur’s paternal grandfather was Alan Arthur (the son of Gavin Arthur and Jane Campbell). Alan was born in The Draen, near Ballymena, Antrim.

President Arthur’s paternal grandmother was named Eliza McHarg.

President Arthur’s maternal grandfather was George Washington Stone (the son of Uriah Stone and Hepzibah Hadley). George was born in New Hampshire. Uriah was the son of Benjamin Stone and Mary Nichols. Hepzibah was the daughter of Samuel Hadley and Judith Flanders.

President Arthur’s maternal grandmother was Judith Stevens (the daughter of Simeon Stevens and Sarah Hadley). Judith was born in Vermont. Simeon was the son of Otho Stevens and Abigail Kent. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Hadley and Judith Flanders.

Sources: Genealogies of President Arthur – https://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com

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James A. Garfield

by follers on January 17, 2013

Birth Name: James Abram Garfield

Date of Birth: November 19, 1831

Place of Birth: Moreland Hills, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: September 19, 1881

Place of Death: Elberon, New Jersey, U.S.

Ethnicity: English

James A. Garfield was an American politician. A Republican, he served as the 20th President of the United States, from March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881. He was elected to the position in 1880. He served as president until his assassination. He was previously a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, from March 4, 1863 to November 8, 1880.

President Garfield was the son of Eliza (Ballou) and Abram Garfield. He was married to Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield, with whom he had seven children.

President Garfield’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Edward Garfield, who was born, c. 1583, in Hilmorton, Warwickshire, England, and to Edward’s wife, Rebecca Johnson, who was born, c. 1609, in Kendal, Westmoreland, England.

President Garfield’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Garfield (the son of Solomon Garfield and Sarah Bryant). Thomas was born in Massachusetts. Solomon was the son of Thomas Garfield/Gearfield and Rebecca Johnson. Sarah was the daughter of William Bryant and Sarah Hopkinson.

President Garfield’s paternal grandmother was Asenath Hill (the daughter of Ebenezer Hill and Esther Pratt).

President Garfield’s maternal grandfather was James Ballou (the son of James Ballou and Tamasin Cook). President Garfield’s grandfather James was born in Rhode Island. President Garfield’s great-grandfather James was the son of James Ballou and Catherine Arnold. Tamasin was the daughter of Daniel Cook and Susanna/Susannah Clarke.

President Garfield’s maternal grandmother was Mehitable Ingalls (the daughter of Henry Ingalls and Sybil Carpenter). Mehitable was born in Rhode Island. Henry was the son of Ebenezer Ingalls and Elizabeth Wheeler. Sybil was the daughter of Jotham Carpenter and Mehitable Thompson.

Sources: Genealogies of President Garfield – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://famouskin.com

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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
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://famouskin.com
https://www.wikitree.com

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