Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Date of Birth: July 5, 1902
Place of Birth: Nahant, Essex, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Death: February 27, 1985
Place of Death: Beverly, Massachusetts, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, some Dutch, small amount of German, distant Jersey [Channel Islander], possibly remote French
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. was an American politician and journalist. A member of the Republican Party, he was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from January 3, 1937 to February 3, 1944, and again from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1953.
He was the Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1960. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1964.
Henry was the son of Mathilda Elizabeth Frelinghuysen (Davis) and George Cabot Lodge, a poet. He was descended from at least six U.S. Senators, four from Massachusetts and two from New Jersey. Each of his grandparents was descended from at least one U.S. Senator.
His brother, John Davis Lodge, was an actor and a politician, having served as Governor of Connecticut, among other duties.
Henry was married to Emily Sears, with whom he had two children.
He was also the 3rd U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, from January 12, 1953 to September 2, 1960, the U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam, from August 26, 1963 to June 28, 1964, and again from August 25, 1965 to April 25, 1967, and the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany, from May 27, 1968 to January 14, 1969.
Henry’s paternal grandfather was Henry Cabot Lodge (the son of John Ellerton Lodge and Anna Sophia Cabot). Henry’s grandfather Henry was born in Massachusetts, and was a Republican politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1893 to 1924, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, in 1912, Senate Majority Leader, from 1920 to 1924, and a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 1916. John was the son of Giles Lodge, who was born in London, England, and of Abigail Harris Langton. Anna was the daughter of Henry Cabot and Anna Sophia Blake; Henry Cabot’s father, George Cabot, was a Pro-Administration politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1791 to 1796.
Henry’s paternal grandmother was Anna Cabot Mills Davis (the daughter of Charles Henry Davis and Harriette/Harriet Blake Mills). Anna was born in Massachusetts. Charles was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He was the son of Daniel Davis and Lois Freeman. Harriette was the daughter of Elijah Hunt Mills, a Federalist politician, who was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1820 to 1827, and of Harriet Blake.
Henry’s maternal grandfather was John J. Davis (the son of Bruyn Hasbrouck Davis and Martha Whiting Stickney). John was born in Massachusetts. Bruyn’s father, John Davis, was a Whig and Anti-Jackson politician, who was Governor of Massachusetts, from 1834 to 1835, and again from 1841 to 1843, and a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, from 1835 to 1841, and again from 1845 to 1853. Bruyn’s mother was Eliza/Elizabeth Bancroft. Henry’s great-grandmother Martha was the daughter of Josiah Stickney and Elizabeth Searle.
Henry’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Helen Frelinghuysen (the daughter of Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen and Matilda Elizabeth Griswold). Sarah was born in New Jersey. Frederick was a Whig and Republican politician, who was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, from 1866 to 1869, and again from 1871 to 1877, and the U.S. Secretary of State, from 1881 to 1885. Frederick was the son of Frederick Frelinghuysen, Jr., a New Jersey attorney, and of Jane Dumont. Henry’s great-grandfather Frederick’s own grandfather, also named Frederick Frelinghuysen, was a Federalist politician, who was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, from 1793 to 1796. Henry’s great-great-great-uncle, Theodore Frelinghuysen, was the Whig Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1844.
Henry’s great-grandmother Matilda was the daughter of George Griswold and Maria Matilda Cumming.
Sources: Genealogies of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. – https://www.geni.com
He likely has some degree of French ancestry. His third great grandfather’s name is Peter Babtist Dumont. Both ‘Baptist’ and ‘Dumont’ are name of French origin.
Has his Dumont ancestry been traced before that? Sometimes old-line Americans with French last names end up tracing back to England, at least up to the 1500s.
I doubt this is one of the cases, when you google ‘Dumont name origins’ it never states it as being a Norman or English surname, only French. Also I didn’t find any English people with the last name ‘Dumont’ in my search. Also there where several French Huguenots in New Netherland with the last name ‘Dumont’. Like this one:
Idk, but I’d at least list ‘possibly French’ just in case.
Yes, Dumont/Dumond is a a common French surname. As Follers wisely said, old-line Americans with French last names end up tracing back to England.
They usually were Huguenots who moved from France to America though England or Netherlands.
He didn’t descend to Giovanni Caboto, with my disappointment.