of Thomas Hastings...Our Notable Kin
The individuals below are, for the most part, known descendants of our ancestor
Thomas Hastings. Where there is only a possible but unproven link it is so annotated.
LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Adams, Herbert Baxter (1850-1901) (Harriet 7, Thomas 6, Thomas 5,
Thomas 4, Dr. Thomas 3, Dr. Thomas 2, Thomas Hastings 1):
Born to Nathaniel Dickinson & Harriet (Hastings) Adams of Shutesbury, Mass. His
paternal lineage extends back to Henry Adams (c1583-1646), the patriarch of one of
America's most illustrious families. He graduated first in his class at Amherst College
(1872) and went on to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy from Heidleberg Univ (1876--graduated
summa cum laude). After completing his studies he returned to the U.S. to teach at John
Hopkins Univ. He was a teacher and author of great talent. In his realm of history
and political science, many a great scholar was grown. In 1884 he founded the American
Historical Association and became it's first Secretary. Among his many published works is
a Adams/Hastings genealogy entitled The History of the Thomas Adams and Thomas
Hastings Families of Amherst, Mass (Primary Biographical Source: Dictionary of
||Dix, Dorothea Lynde (1802-1887) (Joseph 6, Elijah Dix 5,
Sarah 4, William Bond 3, Hepzibah 2, Thomas Hastings 1):
Well-known Massachusetts social activist and prison reformer of the 19th century. She
achieved an international reputation and her work prompted Queen Victoria to establish the
Royal Scotch Lunacy Commission.
Hastings, Charles Harris (1867- ?): Born to John & Elizabeth
Carter (Atherton) Hastings of Bethel, Maine. Married to Alice Duncan Otis in 1895.
Attended Johns Hopkins and University of Chicago. His interest in library science began
while attending the latter. In 1901 he became Chief of Card Division for the Library of
Congress. During his 37 year tenure in this position he "organized and developed card
distribution work of the library." He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic
society. Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Charles Morton (1871-1934): Born in Ironton, Ohio.
Professional baseball player (pitcher) from 1893-1898. Finished his career with
Pittsburgh. Died in 1934 at Parkersburg, WV. Link, if any, not
Hastings, Charles Sheldon (1848-1932) (Panet7, Seth6,
Dr. Seth5, Hopestill4, Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2,
Thomas Hastings1): Born to Dr. Panet & Jane (Sheldon) Hastings of Clinton,
New York. Received a Ph.D. from Yale in 1873. He was a Physicist and specialist in
physical optics. His contributions to astronomy include improvements in the spectroscope
and the design of various telescopes. During his career he taught Physics at both Yale and
John Hopkins Universities. He married Lizzie Smith and settled in New Haven, Conn.
Esteemed member of the National Academy of Sciences (Primary Biographical Source: Who
Was Who in America)
Hastings, Daniel Hartman (1849-1903): Governor of Pennslyvania,
1895-99. Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Daniel Oren (1874-1966): Born near Princess Anne, MD.
Secretary of State of Delaware, 1909; Justice, State Supreme Court, 1909-11; State Court
Judge, 1920-29; and U.S. Senator, (R-DE). (Primary Biographical Source: "The
Political Graveyard" website). Link, if any, not yet
Hastings, Edwin George (1872-?): Born to Oramel Pierce & Susan
Elizabeth (Rose) Hastings of Austinburg, Ohio. Bacteriologist, scientific writer and
teacher (Univ of Wisconsin) of national repute. He was a graduate of Ohio State Univ (BS,
1898), Univ of Wisconsin (MS, 1899) and the Royal Veterinary School, Munich, Germany. b.
Aug 11, 1872. Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Eurotas Parmele (1791-1866) (Dr. Seth5, Hopestill4,
Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2, Thomas1): He is a brother of
Thomas (above). He was the President of the Bank of Michigan for 14 years. From 1840 to
1842, he served as the State Auditor-General.
Hastings, Frank Seymour (1853-1925) (Rev. Thomas7, Thomas6,
Dr. Seth5, Hopestill4, Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2,
Thomas Hastings1): Brother of Thomas (see below). He was prominent in banking
and corporate management. He started his career in 1869 with the Williams & Guion
Shipping Company. In 1879 he married Caroline Fanning. During the course of his career he
served as: President & General Manager of the Commercial Acetylene Supply Co.,
president of the Transatlantic Trust Co., President of the Ophthalmic Hospital, United
States Rubber Co. and Director of the MacDowell Memorial Assn. In 1882 he allied himself
with Thomas Alva Edison. He was soon appointed Director of the Edison General Electric
Company and its fifty or so subsidiary companies. He was also a skilled organist and
composer of songs. In 1905 he became President of the Russian Symphony Society of New
York. In 1908 he was decorated with the Order of St. Stanislaus by the Czar of Russia
(Primary Biographical Source: Who Was Who in America)
Hastings, Fred H.: Member of the New York State Senate, 1864-65. Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, George (1807-1866). Born in Clinton, NY. U.S. Representative
from New York, 1853-55; State Court Judge, 1855. (Primary Biographical Source: "The
Political Graveyard" website). Link, if any, not yet
Hastings, George Aubrey (1885-1956): Born to Albern E. & Anna
(Hastings) Aubrey (adopted maternal surname) of Constable, New York. Author and Public
Relations counselor. He attended Syracuse Univ and was a graduate of Franklin Academy. He
was a reporter for the Syracuse Post-Standard, Yonkers Statesman and various other New
York newspapers. From 1906 to 1915 he served as Assistant Secretary of the NY. In 1928 he
became the Administratlve Assistant to President Herbert Hoover and remained in that
capacity until 1932 when he was appointed Director of the White House Conference on Child
Health and Protection. He left the White House in 1933 and became Director of the New York
Public relations firm of Tamblyn & Tamblyn. In 1936 he began teaching Journalism at
New York Univ. In 1941 he was the 14th District's Republican candidate for the 77th US
Congress. He authored the book Happy Journeys to Yesterday in 1933. b. Mar 26, 1885 d. Mar
30, 1956 Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, George H.: Nebraska Attorney General, 1891-95. Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Col. George Seymour (1836-?) (George7, Dr. Seth6,
Dr. Seth5, Hopestill4, Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2,
Thomas Hastings1): Born to George & Mary (Seymour) Hastings of Mt. Morris,
New York. By the authority of the Governor of New York, he recruited a company for the
24th New York Independent Battery of Light Artillery. He served throughout the war, was
captured by the Confederates in 1864, remained a POW for nearly six months, and finally
escaped after repeated tries (see Appendix 4 for a fuller account of his war service). At
the end of hostilities he returned to his law practice and was later appointed Military
Secretary, and then, Private Secretary to Gov. Fenton. At the conclusion of his career he
was a senior member of the firm of Hastings & Gleason of New York City. (Primary
Biographical Source: Family Record of Dr. Seth Hastings, Sr.)
Hastings, James Fred (1926- ): Born in NY. Member of NY Legislature;
U.S. House of Representatives (R-NY), 1969-76. Still living as of 1994. (Primary
Biographical Source: "The Political Graveyard" website). Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, John (1738-1811) (Dr. Waitstill4, Dr. Thomas3,
Dr. Thomas2, Thomas Hastings1): Born to Dr. Waitstill & Abagail
(Marsh) Hastings of Hatfield, MA. He was the Magistrate of Hatfield for 34 years. He also
served as a Delegate to the 3rd Provincial Congress and the General Court. In total, he
served as a Senator or Councilior of Massachusetts for 28 years. In 1764 he married
Content Little, daughter of Rev. Ephraim Little of Colchester, Conn. (Primary Biographical
Sources: The Compendium of American Genealogy; First Families of America)
Hastings, John A. (1900- ?): Born in New York City, NY. Member of New
York State Senate. (Primary Biographical Source: "The Political Graveyard"
website). Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, John Russel (1878-1942): Son of Howard Franklin Hastings. He
was a member of the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Examiner and later the New York Press and
Evening Telegram. He went on to become Night Editor of the New York Daily News and then
Assistant City Editor for the New York Times. From 1906 to 1926 he served as the Managing
Editor of the New York Journal. In 1926 he became Supervising Editor of the Hearst News
Service in New York; a position he held until his death in 1942. b. Oct 25, 18?8 d. Apr 2,
1942 Link, if any, not yet established.
||Hastings, Lansford Warren (c1819-1870) (Dr. Waitstill6,
John5, Dr. Waitstill4, Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2,
Thomas Hastings1): Born in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. At age 24, he led the first
planned overland wagon migration to Oregon. On arrival (1842) he surveyed the townsite of
Oregon City. In 1845 he published The Emigrant's Guide to Oregon and California, one of
the early guidebooks of the region. Circa 1845 he established a "cut-off" west
(which was named after him) that was quicker but passed through more arduous terrain. This
ill-conceived route caused many a hardship on those, like the Donner Party, that chose to
take. In the late 1840's he served as a Capt. in Company F, California Battalion. After
marriage and several years law practice he moved his family to Arizona City (Yuma). A
Secessionist, he devised an elaborate though unfeasible plan to capture S. California,
Arizona and New Mexico for the South during the Civil War. Defeat of the Confederacy sent
him to Mexico and Brazil, seeking some site for colonization by unreconciled southerners.
He returned to the U.S. and published a guidebook to the Amazon region in 1867. He died a
few years later. For more information on him, see our book
Hastings, Brig. Gen. Russell (1835-1904) (Col. Russell6,
Benjamin5, Benjamin4, Benjamin3, Benjamin2,
Thomas Hastings1): Served with the 23rd Ohio during the Civil War. Fought in
the Valley Campaign (1864) and Opequon, VA. He was made a Brevet Brigadier General in
1865. His Regimental Commander was in the 23rd was Lt. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes. Another
fellow officer in the Regt. was (Brevet) Major William McKinley (25th President of the
Hastings, Samuel Dexter (1816-1903) (Simon5, Simon4,
Benjamin3, Samuel2, Thomas1): Raised in Boston. As a
young adult he moved to philadelphia where he became involved in the mercantile industry.
Married to Margaretta Shubert. They settled in Walworth County, Wisconsin Territory. He
was a religious firebrand who was vehemently opposed to liquor and tobacco. In 1835 he
began his long association with the Anti-Slavery movement. among his close associates on
this issue were Benjamin Lundy, William Lloyd Garrison, James G. Birney, John G. Whittier,
Wendell Phillips and Gerritt Smith. His strong religious and social views caused him to
convert from the Presbyterian Church (which apparently was not progressive enough on the
slave issue) to the Congregational Church. He served in the Wisconsin State Legislature
(non-consecutive terms) from 1848-1857. During his first term (which was also the first
session of the legislature) "he delivered a memorable speech against slavery and was
the author of the resolutions which committed the new state to its opposition to the
extension of the slave trade." He became the State Treasurer in 1857 and served in
that capacity (through the Civil War) until 1865. In 1884 he was an unsuccessful candidate
for Governor of Wisconsin. For several years he served on the Executive Council on the
Chief Templar (Wisconsin Chapter--2 years) and the Right Worthy Grand Templar
(International--6 years) for theIndependent Order of Good Templars.
Hastings, Samuel Miles (1860-1943): Born to Eli & Rachel Whitehall
(Kerr) Hastings of Rimersburg, PA. Director of International Business Machine (IBM) Corp.
and Mayor of Highland Park, IL, 1915-28. b. Aug 14, 1860 d. Oct 23, 1943. Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Serranus Clinton (1814-1893): Born to Robert Collins &
Patience (Brayton) Hastings of Watertown, New York. He studied law at Norwich (N.Y.) and
later in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. In 1836 he edited the Indiana Signal and was a vocal
supporter of Martin Van Buren's run for the Presidency. In 1837 he moved west again--this
time to the Black Hawk purchase. When this area became the Territory of Iowa in 1838, he
was elected to the first territorial legislature. During his terms in this body, he helped
to formulate the "Blue Book" of Iowa laws. Iowa became a state in 1846 and he
was elected (D-IA) to Congress (1846-47). In 1848 he was appointed Chief Justice of the
Iowa Supreme Court. Affected by the Gold Rush, he resigned in 1849 and headed for
California. He settled in Benicia and within six months he was selected to be the first
Chief Justice of the state. He was Attorney General from 1851 to 1853. He settled in San
Francisco and made a fortune in Real Estate. several million dollars. He also was a large
operator of ranch properties, owning at one time many thousands of acres in Mendocino,
Lake and Napa counties." During this time he was also a co-owner of the Sacramento
banking firm of Henley, Hastings & Co.. In 1878 he founded the now famous Hastings Law
School with $100,000 of his own money. He became the first Dean and later served as a
Professor. He was an avid traveler---on one of his trips (1869) he accompanied Sec.
William H. Seward (of "Seward's Folly" fame) on his first trip to Alaska. He is
described as "a man of cultivated tastes, he was fond of social intercourse and his
home was the rendezvous of all the notables of the day." (Primaary Biographical
Sources: The National Cyclopedia of American Biography and the Dictionary of
American Biography.) Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Seth (1762-1832) (Seth4, John3,
Nathaniel2, Thomas Hastings1): Born to Seth & Hannah (Soden)
Hastings of Watertown, Ma.. He was a 1782 graduate of Harvard. He settled in Mendon.
Congressman, (Federalist-MA); 1801-1807. Member of Mass. State Senate, 1810 & 1814;
and State Court Judge, 1819-1828. Primary Biographical Source: "The Political
Hastings, Col. Smith H.(1848- ?): Born to (?) of Quincy, Mich.
Decorated (as a Capt) with the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while in command of
Troop M, 5th Michigan Cavalry (of Gen. George Armstrong Custer's Brigade). Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Solon Sawyer (1806- aft. 1864) (Stephen5, John4,
Daniel3, Samuel2, Thomas Hastings1) : Born to Stephen
& Silence (Sawyer) Hastings of Boylston, MA. He married Lois R. Goodnow, daughter of
Edward & Rebecca Goodnow of Princeton. They settled in Princeton. Stephen served the
town in a variety of governmental positions. In 1859 he was elected to the Massachusetts
State Senate. He served as the representative for the Northeast Dist. of Worcester County
through the Civil War. (Primary Source: The Hastings Memorial)
||Hastings, Thomas (1784-1872) (Dr. Seth5, Hopestill4,
Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2, Thomas Hastings1). He was born
an albino, third of eleven children. Married Mary Seymour (1784-1880) of Buffalo. They
settled in Clinton, New York. He was a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church and a
religious hymn-writer and composer of national repute. In 1858 he received the degree of
Doctor of Music from the Univ. of the City of New York, one of the first in the U.S. to
receive such degree. During his lifetime he composed about a thousand tunes to include
"Rock of Ages." His many published compilations include: The Musical Miscelrany
(1836), The Mendelssohn Collection (1849) and Psalmista (1851) done with his son, Thomas
S.. Next to those of his sometime collaborator Lowell Mason, his compositions were the
best of that era in America. (Primary Biographical Source: Dictionary of American
Hastings, Thomas (1860-1929) (Rev. Thomas7, Thomas6,
Dr. Seth5, Hopestill4, Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2,
Thomas1): Born to Rev. Thomas Samuel & Fanny (De Groot) Hastings of New
York City. His father, Thomas S. Hastings, was the Pastor of the Western
Presbyterian Church in N.Y.C. He was also a Professor (of religious studies) and later the
President of the Union Theological Seminary. Thomas studied at Columbia University and
then continued his studies at the E'cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, from which he graduated
in 1884 with a degree in Architecture. He moved back to N.Y.C. and became very well known
and respected in his field. In 1886 he went into partnership with John Merven Carrere whom
he met while studying in Paris. In 1900 he married Helen R. Benedict, daughter of
Commodore E.C. Benedict of Greenwich, Conn. Among his many design accomplishments are: The
Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, the Senate Office Building, the old
House Office Building, the Frick Mansion & Art Gallery in New York, the New York
Public Library, renovation of the Devonshire House in London, the Princeton Battle
Monument, Lafayette Monument (base) at the Louvre in Paris, the Standard Oil Office
Building, the Tower of Jewels at the Panama Pacific Exposition (1914) in San Francisco,
the reconstruction of the Senate Chamber in the Capital and the Pulitzer Fountain in New
York City. He also co-authored (with Ralph Adams Cram and Claude Bragdon) Six Lectures on
Architecture, published in 1917. This widely read book had a major impact on those in the
profession at the time. In 1922 he was awarded the Royai Gold Medal by the Royal Institute
of British Architecture. He was only the third American to have received this honor. He
was also a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (Primary Biographical Source: Dictionary
of American Biography)
Hastings, Thomas Del Monte (1836-1897): An official and construction
engineer of the St. Joseph and Denver City railroad. Hastings, Nebraska (County seat of
Adams Co.) is named after him. Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, Wells Southworth (1878-1923) (Col. George8;
George7, Dr. Seth6, Dr. Seth5, Hopestill4, Dr.
Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2, Thomas Hastings1): Born to
Col. George S. & Harriet (Southworth) Hastings of Mt. Morris, New York (shown above).
He was a businessman and author. A 1902 graduate of Yale, he went on to serve as Director
of several companies, to include: Phoenix-Hermetic Co., Metallic Decorating Co. (New York)
and the Hampshire Paper Co. (Nass.). As a writer he published: The Professor's Mystery
(with Brian Hooker), 1911; The Man in the Brown Derby, also in 1911. He married Elizabeth
P. Stearns and settled in Farmington, CT. (Primary Biographical Source: Who Was Who in
Hastings, William Granger ( -1937): Born to Carlisle & Hannah
(Granger) Hastings of Woodstock, IL. Graduated from the Univ of Chicago in 1876 and
received his law degree from the Univ of Nebraska circa 1877. He served in the Nebraska
state Senate from 1885-87 and became the Prosecuting Attorney for Saline County in 1889.
From 1891 to 1900 he served as the Judge for the 7th Judicial District and from 1901 to
1904 he served as the State Supreme Court Commissioner. He later became Dean of the Univ
of Nebraska Law School (resigned in 1920) and Acting Chancellor of the Univ of Nebraska.
In 1920 he began the first of four terms as 4th District Judge. He is the author of the
nationally honored essay entitled Development of Law as Illustrated by the Decisions Upon
Police Power. He also completed the first English translation from Russian of Korkunov's
General Theory of Law. He died in Omaha, Nebraska. b. Apr 9 (?) d. Jan 9, 1937 Link, if any, not yet established.
Hastings, William Soden (1798-1842) ) (Seth5, Seth4,
John3, Nathaniel2, Thomas Hastings1): Son of Seth (see
above). Born in Mendon, MA. Member, Mass. State House of Representatives, 1828; Member of
State Senate, 1829-33; U.S. House of Representatives, 1837-42. (Primary Biographical
Source: "The Political Graveyard" website)
Hastings, William Wirt (1866-1938): Born in Benton Co., AR.
Congressman (D-OK), 1915-21 & 1923-35. Link, if any, not
Hastings, Winfield Scott (1847-1907): Born in Hillsboro, Ohio.
Professional baseball manager (1872) and player (1876-1877). Finished his career with
Cincinnati. Died in 1907 at Sawtelle, CA. Link, if any, not yet
||Judd, Gerrit Parmele (1803-1873) (Betsey6, Dr.
Seth5, Hopestill4, Dr. Thomas3, Dr. Thomas2,
Thomas Hastings1): He to Honolulu as a member of the Mission of American Board
of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1828. He soon went to work for the King of Hawaii
and then in 1840 accompanied Commader Wilkes in his exploration of the islands. He served
as recorder and translator for the King , Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1843),
Minister of Foreign Affairs (1843-45), Minister of Interior (1845-46), Minister of Finance
(1846-53) and represented the King in the committee that drew up the first constitution.
During this period he was widely considered to be the Prime Minister in fact if not in
name. (Primary Biographical Source: Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896)
Judd, Lawrence McCully (1887-1968): Great-grandson of Dr. Elnathan
& Betsey (Hastings) Judd (see above). Lawrence Judd, "bearer of an honored old
missionary name", served as Hawaiian Territorial Governor during the tumultuous time
from 1929-34. He also served in the Hawaiian Territorial Senate, 1920-24 & 1926-28.
(Primary Biographical Sources: The Hawaiian Islands: From Monarchy to Democracy
and "The Political Graveyard" website)
Lombard, Carole (Jane Alice Peters)
(1908-1942): This well-known actress and wife of Clark Gable
went by the stage name of Carole Lombard. She was born in Ft.
Wayne, Indiana and was a descendant of Thomas Hastings.
Moore, Elikim Hastings (1812-1900): Born in Mass. Member, U.S. House
of Representatives from Ohio, 1869-71. (Primary Biographical Source: "The
Political Graveyard" website). Link, if any, not yet
Moore, Eliakim Hastings (1862- ): Born to Col. David Hastings &
Julia Sophia (Carpenter) Moore of Marietta, Ohio. He is a descendant of Samuel Hastings.
His father served with distinction during the Civil War: He fought with the "Ohio
Tigers" (125th Regt) at the Battle of Chickamauga and commanded the regiment during
the Atlanta Campaign. After the war, he moved to Colorado where he organized the
University of Denver, and became it's Chancellor. Eliakim entered Yale University in 1879
and graduated six years later with a Ph.D. in mathematics. He continued his studies over
the next year (1885-86) at the Univ of Berlin. He taught at Yale, Northwestern and headed
the Mathematics Department at the Univ of Chicago. In 1899, he received an honorary Ph.D.
from the Univ of Gottingen (Germany). He was President of the American Mathematical
Society from 1901-03. During his career, he contributed to many math/science periodicals
and was considered to have a brillant, if somewhat abstract, analytical mind. b. Jan 26,
1862 d. (?) m. Martha Morris, June 21, 1892 (Primary Biographical Source: The National
Cyclopedia of American Biograghy) Link, if any, not yet
Russell, William Eustis (1857 -1896) (Charles7,
Samuel4, Nathaniel3, Samuel2,
Thomas Hastings1) Born in
Boston, Mass.. He was a Harvard graduate (class of 1877) an
attorney and the youngest ever Governor of Massachusetts.
||Parker, Rev. Theodore (1810-1860) (Hannah5, Benjamin
Stearns4, Hepzibah3, John2, Thomas Hastings1):
He graduated from the Harvard Divinity School in 1836 and became the Minister of the new
28th Congregational Society in Boston. He advocated a liberal theology and was considered
to be among the brightest men of his generation. He enjoyed close, intellectual
relationships with the likes of Emerson, Thoreau and Alcott. He was a staunch abolitionist
and was accused of abetting John Browns raid on Harpers Ferry. For more information on him, see our book
Sibley, Henry Hastings (1811-1891): Son of the Hon. Solomon
Sibley. Born in Detroit, MI. He was the first Governor of Minnesota.
Served as an officer with the Minnesota Volunteers and, in 1864, was breveted to Major
General, U.S. Volunteers. Descent from Thomas the
immigrant, if any, not yet established.
Famous Kin from related
The individuals listed below are shown with their
primary lineages of interest. Where a name within the lineage is bolded that denotes
the last common ancestor with a Hastings descendant (i.e., where our two lines diverge). In
many cases (e.g., President Coolidge), there are many common lines and we've chosen just
one that appeared to be relatively straightforward. Generally, each lineage starts
with generation "1" which denotes the immigrant ancestor of that line. .
||Adams, John (1735-1826) (John Adams4,
Hannah3, John2, Samuel Bass1):
Born in Quincy, MA. He was the 2nd President of the United States.
Anthony, Susan B.
(1821-1912) (Stephen Barton6, Dorothy5, Elijah4, Richard3,
Jacob2, John Moore1): Born in Oxford, Mass.
She founded the American Red Cross.
Bush, George H. W.
(1873-1940) (Francis9, Daniel8, Calvin7, Daniel6,
Joseph5, Isaac4, John3, John2, John
Coolidge1): He was born in South Natick, MA. Author and
naturalist. He published over 40 Western novels.
Coolidge, John Calvin
(1872-1933) (John8, Calvin7, Calvin6, John5,
Josiah4, Obadiah3, Simon2, John Coolidge1):
He was born in Plymouth Notch, VT. He was the 30th President of the United
Coolidge, William David (1873-aft.
1940) (Albert8, David7, Silas6, Isaiah5,
Obadiah4, Obadiah3, Simon2, John
Coolidge1): Born in Hudson, Mass. Famed American chemist.
Developed and pioneered use of ductile tungsten and invented the x-ray device known
as the "Coolidge tube."
(1830-1886) (Emily Norcross7, Betsey6, Jude Fay5,
Thankful4, Jonathan3, Job2, Samuel Hyde1):
Born in Amherst, Mass. She was an esteemed poet who went largely unrecognized
during her lifetime.
Stephen A. (1813-1861) (Sarah9, Rev. Nathaniel8,
Benjamin7, Benjamin6, Dr. John5, Hon. John4,
Capt. Phineas3, Thomas2, Robert Fiske1):
Born in Brandon, VT. He was a U.S. Senator, participant in the famous
Lincoln-Douglas Debates and unsuccessful presidential candidate opposing Abraham Lincoln
(1609-1659) (Henry1): Probably born in Baleholl,
England. He was the first President of Harvard University.
Goddard, Robert Hutchings
(1882-1945) (Nahum8, Nahum7, Elvira6*, David5,
Asa Goddard4, Dorothy3, Simon2, Cyprian1):
Born in Worcester, MA. He was a pioneer in rocket technology and is the namesake of
today's Goddard Space Center in Maryland. (*Note: Elvira married a distant
(1831-1881) (Abraham7, Thomas6, Solomon5, Thomas Garfield4,
Mercy Bigelow3, Elizabeth2, Thomas Flagg1)
Born in Orange, OH. He was the 20th President of the United States.
Nathaniel (1804-1864) (Elizabeth6, Richard Manning5, Ruth4,
Anthony Potter3, Elizabeth2, Gregory Stone1)
Born in Salem, Mass. He authored the Scarlett Letter, The House
of Seven Gables and other great novels.
Livermore, Harriet (1788-1868) (Edward5, Hannah4,
William3, Jonathan2, Abraham Browne1):
Born in Concord, N.H. and grand-daughter of Samuel below. Harriet
was a a Washington socialite and revivalist preacher. In 1837, she tried
to establish an American colony in Palestine. President John Quincy Adams
praised her as "the most eloquent speaker" he had ever heard. (Primary
Biographical Source: Power, Faith and Fantasy, America in the Middle East
1776 to the Present, by Michael B. Oren).
Samuel (1732-1803) (Hannah4,
William3, Jonathan2, Abraham Browne1):
He was a member (representing New Hampshire) of the Continental Congress that
ratified the U.S. Constitution. During his esteemed and varied career, he also
served as Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court and President Pro Tem of the U.S. Senate.
Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891)
(Harriet Spence8, Mary Traill7, Mary6, William5,
Matthew4, John3, John2, Matthew Whipple1):
Born in Cambridge, Mass. He was an author, educator and diplomat.
Paine, Robert Treat
(1731-1814) (Eunice Treat6, Abigail Willard5, Abigail4,
Rev. John3, Edmund2, Edmund Sherman1):
Born in Boston, MA. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Peabody, Elizabeth P.
(1804-1894); Mary T.(1806-?); Sophia A. (1809-1871) ("The Peabody Sisters")
(Nathaniel Peabody7, Mary6, Ezekiel5, Thomas4,
Samuel Potter3, Elizabeth2, Gregory Stone1):
Born in Billerica, Mass. All three were accomplished in some way and known as
active participants in the vibrant 19th century philosophies of Transcendentalism.
One was married to Nathaniel Hawthorne (her distant cousin) and another was married to
journalist and editor, Horace Greeley. They were intellectual peers of the likes of
Emerson, Thoreau, Holmes and Alcott.
Delano (1882 -1945) (Sarah Delano9, Catharine Lyman8, Anne7,
Lt. Gov. Edward6, Rev. Nathaniel5, Thomas4, Nathaniel3,
Nathaniel2, Richard Robbins1) Born in Hyde
Park, NY. He was the 32nd President of the United States.
Sherman, Roger (1721-1793) (William4,
Joseph3, John2, John Sherman1): He
was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Sherman, William T. (1820-1891)
(Charles7, Taylor6, Daniel5, John4, John3,
Samuel2, Edmund Sherman1): Famed Civil War
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)
(Roxana Foote8, Roxana7, Andrew6, Andrew5,
Andrew4, Andrew Ward3, Hester2, Edmund Sherman1):
Noted author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Taft, William H.
(1857-1930) (Alphonso8, Peter7, Aaron6, Peter Taft5,
Elizabeth4, Josiah3, Joseph2, William Cheney1):
Born in Cincinnati. He was the 27th President of the United States.
William (1730-1785) (William5, Mathew4, John3,
John2, Mathew Whipple1) Born in Kittery,
Maine. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
(1801-1877) (Abigail Howe5, Susannah4, Ebeneze3,
Edward2, William Goddard1): A
founder of the Mormon Church and Salt Lake City, UT.