Emily Ward Barnard

     Emily Ward Barnard was the daughter of Lemuel Barnard and Clorinda Taylor.

Child of Emily Ward Barnard and Samuel H. Robinson

Elizabeth Ellen Robinson

     Elizabeth Ellen Robinson was the daughter of Samuel H. Robinson and Emily Ward Barnard.

Child of Elizabeth Ellen Robinson and Henry C. McConnell

Mary Robinson McConnell1

     Mary Robinson McConnell was the daughter of Henry C. McConnell and Elizabeth Ellen Robinson.

Children of Mary Robinson McConnell and James Lee Gish

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 43/Item 85.

Lillian Diana Gish1

b. 1896, d. 1993
     Gish, name of two American actors who were sisters; pioneers in motion-picture performance, they were also active in the theatre. Lillian Gish (1893?-1993) is widely recognized as the greatest of all silent-film actresses. Dorothy Gish (1898-1968) was a beloved actress of silent films who later was successful in the theater as well.

The sisters, both born in Ohio, made their theatrical debuts at a very early age-Dorothy at 4 years old, and Lillian at 5-and by 1902 they were touring the eastern United States and Canada with itinerant troupes. In 1912, in a visit to the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company studios in New York City, they met an old friend, Mary Pickford, who introduced them to director D. W. Griffith. That very day Griffith starred the girls (and also cast their mother) in their first silent film, Uneasy Enemy, and their careers in the motion-picture industry were launched. The Gish sisters made many films for Griffith, both together and individually. They appeared together in such notable films as Judith of Bethulia (1914), Home Sweet Home (1914), Hearts of the World (1917), and Orphans of the Storm (1922).

Lillian proved to be an ideal silent-film heroine, especially as captured by Griffith. Her luminous, expressive face helped to inspire Griffith's invention of the close-up. Dorothy achieved stardom in parts calling for light comedy and pantomime and actually made more silent films than Lillian.

Lillian's rise to fame came with her appearance in Griffith's celebrated Birth of a Nation (1915), which she followed with roles in other memorable silent films by Griffith, including Intolerance (1916), True Heart Susie (1919), Broken Blossoms (1919), and Way Down East (1920). She directed one film, Remodeling Her Husband (1923), in which Dorothy appeared. In 1923 Lillian ended her professional association with Griffith, acting in the interim in two European-backed films with Ronald Colman, and in 1924 she signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). There she worked with such directors as King Vidor and Victor Seastrom in a succession of films: La Bohème (1926), The Scarlet Letter (1926), Annie Laurie (1927), The Enemy (1928), and The Wind (1928), the latter regarded by many as embodying her greatest work. Lillian made one sound film in 1930 and then returned to theater.

Dorothy had taken a similar path, having made her last few silent films and one sound film in London in the late 1920s and then also returning to the theatre. Lillian acted in productions of Uncle Vanya (1930), Camille (1932), and Hamlet (1936; with John Gielgud); Morning's at Seven (1939), Love for Love (1940), The Magnificent Yankee (1946), and The Man (1950). Both sisters played the role of Mother in various companies' performances of the hit comedy Life with Father (1939-1941). Dorothy did little theatrical work after 1950, but Lillian continued to perform major roles, as in The Trip to Bountiful (1953), The Family Reunion (1958), All the Way Home (1960), A Passage to India (1963), and I Never Sang for My Father (1968).
In the early 1940s Lillian returned to motion pictures as a character actress, and she appeared intermittently in films until her death. Her most notable sound films include Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of Jennie (1948), Night of the Hunter (1955), and The Unforgiven (1960). After the 1960s her roles were more often cameo appearances, but her final film, The Whales of August (1987), starred her, at the age of 93, opposite Bette Davis. Dorothy made only a handful of sound films, among them Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) and The Cardinal (1964).

Lillian was awarded a special Academy Award in 1971 "for superlative artistry and distinguished contributions to the progress of the motion picture." In 1984 the American Film Institute honored her with its Life Achievement Award. She published three books: The Movies, Mr. Griffith, and Me (1969), Dorothy and Lillian Gish (1973), and An Actor's Life for Me (1987).

"Gish," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Lillian Diana Gish was born in 1896. She was the daughter of James Lee Gish and Mary Robinson McConnell. Lillian Diana Gish died in 1993. She was buried at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Chur, New York City, NY.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 43/Item 86.

Dorothy Elizabeth Gish

b. 1898, d. 1968
     Dorothy Elizabeth Gish was born in 1898. She was the daughter of James Lee Gish and Mary Robinson McConnell. Dorothy Elizabeth Gish died in 1968. She was buried at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Chru, New York City, NY.

Rev. Joseph Strong1

b. 19 March 1728 or 1729, d. 1 January 1803
     Rev. Joseph Strong was born on 19 March 1728 or 1729. He was the son of Capt. Joseph Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Strong. Rev. Joseph Strong was graduated in 1749 at Yale, New Haven, CT. He married Jane Gelston, daughter of Judge Hugh Gelston and Mary Maltby, on 7 June 1753. Rev. Joseph Strong died on 1 January 1803 at Goshen, MA.

Children of Rev. Joseph Strong and Jane Gelston

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. I:Pg. 331.

Hannah Strong

     Hannah Strong was the daughter of Rev. Joseph Strong and Jane Gelston. Hannah Strong married Seth Dwight, son of Joseph Dwight and Tabitha Bigelow, on 30 December 1790.1

Children of Hannah Strong and Seth Dwight

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume I, page 399.

Abigail Strong1,2

b. 24 March 1711
     Abigail Strong was born on 24 March 1711. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Parsons. Abigail Strong married Seth Dwight on 29 November 1732.3

Child of Abigail Strong and Seth Dwight

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 39/Item 52.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Vol. II:Pg. 1121.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume II, page 1129.

Seth Dwight

b. 18 August 1707, d. 9 June 1774
     Seth Dwight was born on 18 August 1707.1 He married Abigail Strong, daughter of Ebenezer Strong Jr. and Elizabeth Parsons, on 29 November 1732.1 Seth Dwight died on 9 June 1774 at Hatfield, MA, at age 66.1

Child of Seth Dwight and Abigail Strong

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume II, page 1129.

Elizabeth Parsons

b. 3 February 1677, d. 17 April 1763
     Elizabeth Parsons was born on 3 February 1677. She was the daughter of Joseph Parsons Jr. and Elizabeth Strong. Elizabeth Parsons married Ebenezer Strong Jr., son of Elder Ebenezer Strong and Hannah Clapp, in 1707. Elizabeth Parsons died on 17 April 1763 at age 86.

Children of Elizabeth Parsons and Ebenezer Strong Jr.

Joseph Dwight

     Joseph Dwight was the son of Seth Dwight and Abigail Strong.

Child of Joseph Dwight and Tabitha Bigelow

Seth Dwight

b. 15 December 1769
     Seth Dwight was born on 15 December 1769.1 He was the son of Joseph Dwight and Tabitha Bigelow. Seth Dwight married Hannah Strong, daughter of Rev. Joseph Strong and Jane Gelston, on 30 December 1790.1

Children of Seth Dwight and Hannah Strong

Citations

  1. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume I, page 399.

Harriet Dwight1

b. 21 February 1792
     Harriet Dwight was born on 21 February 1792.2 She was the daughter of Seth Dwight and Hannah Strong.

Child of Harriet Dwight and James Dana

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 39/Item 52.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume I, page 400.

Prof. James Dwight Dana LLD1

b. 12 February 1813, d. 1895
     American mineralogist, born in Utica, New York, and educated at Yale College (now Yale University). In 1838 he joined an expedition to the Antarctic regions and the South Seas led by the American naval officer Charles Wilkes. On his return, Dana prepared reports on the zoophytes and crustacea collected and on geological observations made during the expedition. In 1840 Dana became coeditor of the American Journal of Science. He was appointed professor of natural history at Yale in 1849 and professor of geology and mineralogy in 1864. Dana's most important work is a Manual of Mineralogy, first published in 1848 and reissued with revisions up to the present time. The first revisions were by his son, the American mineralogist Edward Dana.

"Dana, James Dwight," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Prof. James Dwight Dana LLD was born on 12 February 1813.2 He was the son of James Dana and Harriet Dwight. Prof. James Dwight Dana LLD married Hanrietta Frances Sillman, daughter of Prof. Benjamn Sillman LLD and Harriet Trumbull, on 5 June 1843.3 Prof. James Dwight Dana LLD died in 1895.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 39/Item 52.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume I, page 400.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, Volume I, page 401.

Ezra Baldwin

     Ezra Baldwin was the son of Jonathan Baldwin and Thankful Strong.

Child of Ezra Baldwin and Ruth Curtis

Phebe Baldwin

     Phebe Baldwin was the daughter of Ezra Baldwin and Ruth Curtis.

Child of Phebe Baldwin and Elah Camp

Nathan Ozias Camp

     Nathan Ozias Camp was the son of Elah Camp and Phebe Baldwin.

Child of Nathan Ozias Camp and Phebe Spencer

Elah Camp

     Elah Camp was the son of Nathan Ozias Camp and Phebe Spencer. Elah Camp married Orib Lee, daughter of Eber Lee and Huldah Bishop.

Child of Elah Camp and Orib Lee

Orib Lee

     Orib Lee was the daughter of Eber Lee and Huldah Bishop. Orib Lee married Elah Camp, son of Nathan Ozias Camp and Phebe Spencer.

Child of Orib Lee and Elah Camp

Leverett Lee Camp1

     Leverett Lee Camp was the son of Elah Camp and Orib Lee. Leverett Lee Camp married Ellen Sophia Cornwell, daughter of Chauncey Cornwell and Mary Goodrich Cosslett.

Child of Leverett Lee Camp and Ellen Sophia Cornwell

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 38/Item 43.

Ellen Sophia Cornwell

     Ellen Sophia Cornwell was the daughter of Chauncey Cornwell and Mary Goodrich Cosslett. Ellen Sophia Cornwell married Leverett Lee Camp, son of Elah Camp and Orib Lee.

Child of Ellen Sophia Cornwell and Leverett Lee Camp

Walter Chauncey Camp1

b. 1859, d. 1925
     Walter Chauncey Camp was born in 1859 at New Britain, CT. He was the son of Leverett Lee Camp and Ellen Sophia Cornwell. Walter Chauncey Camp died in 1925.

American football authority who invented the system of downs, created the position of quarterback, and set the number of players at 11. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and educated at Yale University. He became the head football coach at Yale in 1888 and later athletic director. In 1889, Camp, with the American editor Caspar W. Whitney, began the practice of honoring the best college football players of each season by naming them to an "All-American Team."

"Camp, Walter Chauncey," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Citations

  1. [S82] Gary Boyd Roberts and William Addams Reitwiesner, Princess Di, Page 38/Item 43.

Chauncey Cornwell

     Chauncey Cornwell was the son of Robert Cornwell and Sarah Hart.

Child of Chauncey Cornwell and Mary Goodrich Cosslett

James Morgan

b. circa 1607, d. 1685
     James Morgan was born circa 1607 at England. He died in 1685 at New London, CT.

Children of James Morgan and Margery Hill

John Morgan

     John Morgan was the son of James Morgan and Margery Hill.

Child of John Morgan and Elizabeth Jones

Andrea Morgan

d. 5 April 1775
     Andrea Morgan was the daughter of John Morgan and Elizabeth Jones. Andrea Morgan married Benjamin Fowler, son of John Fowler and Anne Johnson, on 10 November 1719. Andrea Morgan died on 5 April 1775.

Child of Andrea Morgan and Benjamin Fowler

Huldah Bishop

     Huldah Bishop was the daughter of David Bishop and Andrea Fowler.

Child of Huldah Bishop and Eber Lee

Andrea Fowler

b. 12 September 1724
     Andrea Fowler was born on 12 September 1724.1 She was the daughter of Benjamin Fowler and Andrea Morgan.

Child of Andrea Fowler and David Bishop

Citations

  1. [S260] R. D. Smith, "John Fowler."

Benjamin Fowler

b. 1693, d. 18 November 1780
     Benjamin Fowler was born in 1693.1 He was the son of John Fowler and Anne Johnson.1 Benjamin Fowler married Andrea Morgan, daughter of John Morgan and Elizabeth Jones, on 10 November 1719. Benjamin Fowler died on 18 November 1780.

Child of Benjamin Fowler and Andrea Morgan

Citations

  1. [S260] R. D. Smith, "John Fowler."

Thomas Hart Jr.

     Thomas Hart Jr. was the son of Thomas Hart and Ruth Hawkins.

Child of Thomas Hart Jr. and Mary Thompson

Sarah Hart

     Sarah Hart was the daughter of Elijah Hart Jr. and Sarah Gilbert.

Child of Sarah Hart and Robert Cornwell

Elijah Hart Jr.

     Elijah Hart Jr. was the son of Elijah Hart and Abigail Goodrich. Elijah Hart Jr. married Sarah Gilbert, daughter of Ebenezer Gilbert and Mercy Cowles.

Child of Elijah Hart Jr. and Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert

     Sarah Gilbert was the daughter of Ebenezer Gilbert and Mercy Cowles. Sarah Gilbert married Elijah Hart Jr., son of Elijah Hart and Abigail Goodrich.

Child of Sarah Gilbert and Elijah Hart Jr.

Elijah Hart

b. 18 June 1711, d. 3 August 1772
     Elijah Hart was born on 18 June 1711. He was the son of Thomas Hart Jr. and Mary Thompson. Elijah Hart married Abigail Goodrich, daughter of Allen Goodrich and Elizabeth Goodrich, on 26 December 1734. Elijah Hart died on 3 August 1772 at age 61.

Child of Elijah Hart and Abigail Goodrich

Abigail Goodrich

b. 14 December 1714, d. 21 January 1809
     Abigail Goodrich was born on 14 December 1714. She was the daughter of Allen Goodrich and Elizabeth Goodrich. Abigail Goodrich married Elijah Hart, son of Thomas Hart Jr. and Mary Thompson, on 26 December 1734. Abigail Goodrich died on 21 January 1809 at age 94.

Child of Abigail Goodrich and Elijah Hart