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Hiram Johnson

by follers on May 10, 2018

Birth Name: Hiram Warren Johnson

Date of Birth: September 2, 1866

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, U.S.

Date of Death: August 6, 1945

Place of Death: Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Dutch, French Huguenot, distant Scottish, Belgian, and Swedish

Hiram Johnson was an American politician. He was Governor of California, from January 3, 1911 to March 15, 1917, and a U.S. Senator from California, from March 16, 1917 to August 6, 1945.

He was the Bull Moose Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1912, the running mate of Theodore Roosevelt. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1920 and 1924.

Hiram was the son of Ann/Annie Williamson (de Montfredy) and Grove L. Johnson (Grove Lawrence Johnson), who was a U.S. Representative, from California.

Hiram’s paternal grandfather was Quincy Adams Johnson (the son of Jonah Johnson and Jerusha Towne). Quincy was born in Massachusetts. Jonah was the son of Solomon Johnson and Sarah Johnson. Jerusha was the daughter of Eliphalet Town and Jerusha Rogers.

Hiram’s paternal grandmother was named Juliet Josephine Reddington.

Hiram’s maternal grandfather was Albert de Montfredy (the son of L. De Montfredy and G.). Hiram’s grandfather Albert was born in Connecticut.

Hiram’s maternal grandmother was Mary Hampton Van Cortlandt (the daughter of Philip Van Cortlandt, Jr. and Abigail Jouet). Mary Hampton was born in New York.

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

Genealogy of Hiram Johnson (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://old.findagrave.com

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Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

by follers on September 19, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Marion La Follette

Date of Birth: June 14, 1855

Place of Birth: Primrose, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Death: June 18, 1925

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Ethnicity: English, some French, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Robert M. La Follette, Sr. was an American politician, known a “Fighting Bob”. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin, from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1891, Governor of Wisconsin, from January 7, 1901 to January 1, 1906, and a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from January 4, 1906 to June 18, 1925, his death.

He was the Progressive Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1924, winning one state, Wisconsin. He founded the party. He was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924.

Robert was the son of Mary Buchanan (Ferguson) and Josiah La Follette.

He was married to women’s suffrage, peace, and Civil Rights activist Belle Case La Follette. They had four children, including Fola La Follette, a suffrage and labor activist, Robert M. La Follette, Jr., who was a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, from 1925 to 1947, and Philip La Follette, who was Governor of Wisconsin, from 1931 to 1933, and again from 1935 to 1939. His grandson was politician Bronson La Follette.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was Jesse LaFollette (the son of Joseph Jacob La Follette and Phoebe Goble). Jesse was born in New Jersey. Joseph was born in Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France, the son of Jean Du Follette/La Follette and Marie Nemo. Phoebe was the daughter of Judge Robert Goble and Mary C. Malatiah.

Robert’s paternal grandmother was Mary Polly Lee (the daughter of Charles Lee and Abigail Crafford). Mary Polly was born in Kentucky. Charles was the son of Richard Lee and Mary Rose.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was John Ferguson (the son of John Ferguson and Phoebe Hill Barrow). Robert’s grandfather John was born in North Carolina. Robert’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Ferguson and Elizabeth “Betty” LeMaster. Phoebe was the daughter of William W. Barrow and Amy Lee.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Green. Mary was born in Maryland.

Source: Genealogy of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. – https://www.geni.com

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Eugene V. Debs

by follers on January 21, 2017

Birth Name: Eugene Victor Debs

Date of Birth: November 5, 1855

Place of Birth: Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Death: October 20, 1926

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

Ethnicity: Alsatian (German, possibly French)

Eugene V. Debs was an American union leader.

He was the Social Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1900, and the Socialist Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920.

Eugene was the son of Marguerite Marie (Bettrich) and Jean Daniel Debs. His parents were from Colmar, Alsace, France. It appears likely that at least his mother (and probably his father as well) were ethnic Germans.

He was married to Kate Metzel.

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William Jennings Bryan

by follers on October 2, 2016

Date of Birth: March 19, 1860

Place of Birth: Salem, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: July 26, 1925

Place of Death: Dayton, Tennessee

Ethnicity: English, as well as small amounts (to varying degrees) of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, Swiss-German, and French

William Jennings Bryan was an American politician and orator. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska, from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1895, and the 41st U.S. Secretary of State, from March 5, 1913 to June 9, 1915.

He was the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1896. That year, he was also nominated for the Presidency by the Populist Party and the Silver Republican Party. He was also the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1900 and 1908. He was also, to one degree or another, a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 1912 and 1920 presidential nominations.

William was the son of Mariah Elizabeth (Jennings) and Silas Bryan (Silas Lillard Bryan), who was a judge and member of the Illinois Senate, from 1852 to 1860.

William was married to lawyer Mary Baird Bryan, with whom he had three children.

William’s paternal grandfather was John C. Bryan (the son of John Bryan and Jane Harrison). William’s grandfather John was born in Virginia. William’s great-grandfather John was the son of William Christopher Bryan and Mary “Polly” Boone.

William’s paternal grandmother was Nancy Lillard (the daughter of John Lillard and Rachel Garrett). Nancy was born in Virginia. John was the son of Thomas Lillard and Ann. Rachel was born in Oxford, England, the daughter of Richard Garrett.

William’s maternal grandfather was Charles Waters Jennings (the son of Israel Jennings and Mary Waters). Charles was born in Kentucky. Israel was the son of Charity Freeman. Mary was the daughter of Josephus Burton Waters and Margaret Lansdale.

William’s maternal grandmother was named Maria Woods Davidson. Maria Woods was born in Kentucky.

Source: Genealogy of William Jennings Bryan – https://www.geni.com

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Woodrow Wilson

by bearboy on August 23, 2013

Birth Name: Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Date of Birth: December 28, 1856

Place of Birth: Staunton, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Death: February 3, 1924

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

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

Woodrow Wilson was an American politician and academic. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 28th President of the United States, from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1921. He was elected to the position in 1912 and 1916. He was previously President of Princeton University, from 1902 to 1910, and Governor of New Jersey, from January 17, 1911 to March 1, 1913.

President Wilson’s father, Joseph Ruggles Wilson, was a Presbyterian theologician, who was born in Ohio, to Scots-Irish, Protestant, emigrants from Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland. President Wilson’s mother was born Jessie Janet Woodrow, in Carlisle, Cumbria, England, to Scottish parents, her father from Paisley, Renfrewshire, and her mother from Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

All eight of President Wilson’s great-grandparents were born outside of the United States, a rarity among American Presidents.

He was married to Edith (Bolling), and, previously, until her death, to Ellen Louise (Axson), with whom he had three children.

President Wilson’s paternal grandfather was James Wilson (the son of James Wilson and Agnes Henderson). President Wilson’s grandfather James was born in Dergalt, Camus Parish, County Tyrone. President Wilson’s great-grandfather James likely was the son of John Wilson and Nancy Breckenridge. Agnes was the daughter of John Henderson and Sarah Park.

President Wilson’s paternal grandmother was Mary Anne/Ann Adams (the daughter of David Adams and Mary Park). President Wilson’s grandmother Mary Anne was born in Londonderry, County Antrim.

President Wilson’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. Thomas Woodrow (the son of John Woodrow and Janet Morton). The Rev. Thomas was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and was a Presbyterian minister. John was the son of John Woodrow and Janet/Jean Slater.

President Wilson’s maternal grandmother was Marion Williamson (the daughter of Robert Williamson and Marian/Marion Wright). President Wilson’s grandmother Marian was born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Sources: Genealogies of President Woodrow Wilson – http://www.geni.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Photo By Pach Brothers, New York [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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