James Wheeler

     James Wheeler was the son of Henry Wheeler and Abigail Allen.

Child of James Wheeler and Grizell Squire

Henry Wheeler

     Henry Wheeler was the son of John Wheeler and Agnes Yeoman.

Child of Henry Wheeler and Abigail Allen

Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler1

b. 30 May 1800, d. 23 February 1881
     Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler was born on 30 May 1800 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Jarvis Wheeler and Sarah Horton.1,2 Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler married Levi Pierce on 9 March 1818 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler died on 23 February 1881 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 80.1

Child of Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler and Levi Pierce

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 122.
  2. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 124.

Levi Pierce

b. 8 June 1797, d. 1838
     Levi Pierce was born on 8 June 1797 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 He married Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler, daughter of Jarvis Wheeler and Sarah Horton, on 9 March 1818 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 Levi Pierce died in 1838.1

Child of Levi Pierce and Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 122.

Elizabeth Slade Pierce

b. 22 March 1822, d. 1 March 1901
     Elizabeth Slade Pierce was born on 22 March 1822 at Providence, Providence Co., RI.1 She was the daughter of Levi Pierce and Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler. Elizabeth Slade Pierce married Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler, son of Samuel Herrick Butler and Judith Livingston, on 16 December 1840 at Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.1 Elizabeth Slade Pierce died on 1 March 1901 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 78.1

Child of Elizabeth Slade Pierce and Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 121.

Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler

b. 8 March 1813, d. 9 August 1891
     Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler was born on 8 March 1813 at Clinton, NY.1 He was the son of Samuel Herrick Butler and Judith Livingston.2 Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler married Elizabeth Slade Pierce, daughter of Levi Pierce and Betsey S(lade?) Wheeler, on 16 December 1840 at Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.1 Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler died on 9 August 1891 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 78.1

Child of Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler and Elizabeth Slade Pierce

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 121.
  2. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 122.

Mary Elizabeth Butler

b. 15 July 1850, d. 16 January 1897
     Mary Elizabeth Butler was born on 15 July 1850 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler and Elizabeth Slade Pierce. Mary Elizabeth Butler married Robert Emmet Sheldon, son of Thomas H. Sheldon and Martha Uncles, on 24 February 1869 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. Mary Elizabeth Butler died on 16 January 1897 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 46.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Butler and Robert Emmet Sheldon

Citations

  1. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush."

Robert Emmet Sheldon

b. 1 June 1845, d. 21 January 1917
     Robert Emmet Sheldon was born on 1 June 1845 at Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH.1 He was the son of Thomas H. Sheldon and Martha Uncles. Robert Emmet Sheldon married Mary Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Courtland Philip Livingstn Butler and Elizabeth Slade Pierce, on 24 February 1869 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. Robert Emmet Sheldon died on 21 January 1917 at 683 East Broad St., Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 71.

Children of Robert Emmet Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth Butler

Citations

  1. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush."

Florence Sheldon

b. 17 March 1872, d. 4 September 1920
     Florence Sheldon was born on 17 March 1872 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Robert Emmet Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth Butler. Florence Sheldon married Samuel Prescott Bush, son of Rev. James Smith Bush and Harriet Eleanor Fay, on 20 June 1894 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.1 Florence Sheldon died on 4 September 1920 at Westerly, RI, at age 48; struck by a car. She was buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

Children of Florence Sheldon and Samuel Prescott Bush

Citations

  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Samuel Prescott Bush1

b. 4 October 1863, d. 8 February 1948
     Samuel Prescott Bush was born on 4 October 1863 at Brick Church, Orange Co., NJ.2 He was the son of Rev. James Smith Bush and Harriet Eleanor Fay.3 Samuel Prescott Bush married Florence Sheldon, daughter of Robert Emmet Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth Butler, on 20 June 1894 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.4 Samuel Prescott Bush died on 8 February 1948 at University Hospital, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, at age 84.4

Children of Samuel Prescott Bush and Florence Sheldon

Citations

  1. [S500] Gary Boyd Roberts, RD600 (2004), Page 334.
  2. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush."
  3. [S713] Rhonda R. McClure, Thomas Brigham, page 230.
  4. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Rev. James Smith Bush1

b. 15 June 1825, d. 11 November 1889
     Rev. James Smith Bush was born on 15 June 1825 at Rochester, Monroe Co., NY. He was the son of Obadiah Newcomb Bush and Harriet Smith.1 Rev. James Smith Bush married Harriet Eleanor Fay, daughter of Samuel Howard Fay and Susan Shellman, on 24 February 1859 at Trinity Church, New York City, NY.2 Rev. James Smith Bush died on 11 November 1889 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY, at age 64.

Child of Rev. James Smith Bush and Harriet Eleanor Fay

Citations

  1. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush."
  2. [S713] Rhonda R. McClure, Thomas Brigham, page 229.

Harriet Eleanor Fay1,2

b. 29 October 1829, d. 27 February 1924
     Harriet Eleanor Fay was born on 29 October 1829 at Savannah, Chatham Co, GA.3 She was the daughter of Samuel Howard Fay and Susan Shellman.4 Harriet Eleanor Fay married Rev. James Smith Bush, son of Obadiah Newcomb Bush and Harriet Smith, on 24 February 1859 at Trinity Church, New York City, NY.3 Harriet Eleanor Fay died on 27 February 1924 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, at age 94.3

Child of Harriet Eleanor Fay and Rev. James Smith Bush

Citations

  1. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush."
  2. [S500] Gary Boyd Roberts, RD600 (2004), Page 334.
  3. [S713] Rhonda R. McClure, Thomas Brigham, page 229.
  4. [S713] Rhonda R. McClure, Thomas Brigham, page 116.
  5. [S713] Rhonda R. McClure, Thomas Brigham, page 230.

Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush1,2

b. 15 May 1895, d. 8 October 1972
Senator Sheldon Prescott Bush
1894-1972
     Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush was born on 15 May 1895 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.3,4 He was the son of Samuel Prescott Bush and Florence Sheldon.4 Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush married Dorothy Walker, daughter of George Herbert Walker and Lucretia Wear, on 6 August 1921 at Kennebunkport, York Co., ME.4 Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush died on 8 October 1972 at New York City, NY, at age 77.3 He was buried at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, CT.

Sheldon and Dorothy were enumerated in the 1930 Grenwich, Fairfield Co., CT, federal census (ED 134, page 4A). He was a banker, age 34; she was 28. Children in the family were Prescott Jr. 7, Walker 5, and Nancy 4.

Children of Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker

Citations

  1. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush."
  2. [S500] Gary Boyd Roberts, RD600 (2004), Page 334.
  3. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 091-26-7848.
  4. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Dorothy Walker1

b. 1 July 1901, d. 19 November 1992
     Dorothy Walker was born on 1 July 1901 at near Walker's Point, York Co., ME.2 She was the daughter of George Herbert Walker and Lucretia Wear.3 Dorothy Walker married Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush, son of Samuel Prescott Bush and Florence Sheldon, on 6 August 1921 at Kennebunkport, York Co., ME.3 Dorothy Walker died on 19 November 1992 at Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT, at age 91.2

Children of Dorothy Walker and Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 121/Item 3.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 040-38-9160.
  3. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

President George Herbert Walker Bush

b. 12 June 1924
President George Herbert Walker Bush
     President George Herbert Walker Bush was born on 12 June 1924 at 173 Adams Street, Milton, Norfolk Co., MA.1,2 He was the son of Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker.3 President George Herbert Walker Bush married First Lady Barbara Pierce, daughter of Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson, on 6 January 1945 at Rye, Westchester Co., NY.3

from the whitehouse.gov web page:


George Bush brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States "a kinder and gentler nation." In his Inaugural Address he pledged in "a moment rich with promise" to use American strength as "a force for good."


Coming from a family with a tradition of public service, George Herbert Walker Bush felt the responsibility to make his contribution both in time of war and in peace. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924, he became a student leader at Phillips Academy in Andover. On his 18th birthday he enlisted in the armed forces. The youngest pilot in the Navy when he received his wings, he flew 58 combat missions during World War II. On one mission over the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot he was shot down by Japanese antiaircraft fire and was rescued from the water by a U. S. submarine. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in action.


Bush next turned his energies toward completing his education and raising a family.


Barbara Pierce met George H.W. Bush, the man who would become her husband, at a Christmas dance in a Greenwich, Conn., country club shortly before he enlisted in the Navy.


"I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up," Mrs. Bush once said. She wed at 19 and raised their five children almost single-handedly since her husband traveled frequently in the early years of their marriage.


They married in January 1945; they had six children--George, Robin (who died as a child), John (known as Jeb), Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy.


At Yale University he excelled both in sports and in his studies; he was captain of the baseball team and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation Bush embarked on a career in the oil industry of West Texas.


Like his father, Prescott Bush, who was elected a Senator from Connecticut in 1952, George became interested in public service and politics. He served two terms as a Representative to Congress from Texas. Twice he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate. Then he was appointed to a series of high-level positions: Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U. S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1980 Bush campaigned for the Republican nomination for President. He lost, but was chosen as a running mate by Ronald Reagan. As Vice President, Bush had responsibility in several domestic areas, including Federal deregulation and anti-drug programs, and visited scores of foreign countries. In 1988 Bush won the Republican nomination for President and, with Senator Dan Quayle of Indiana as his running mate, he defeated Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the general election.

Bush faced a dramatically changing world, as the Cold War ended after 40 bitter years, the Communist empire broke up, and the Berlin Wall fell. The Soviet Union ceased to exist; and reformist President Mikhail Gor bachev, whom Bush had supported, resigned. While Bush hailed the march of democracy, he insisted on restraint in U. S. policy toward the group of new nations.

In other areas of foreign policy, President Bush sent American troops into Panama to overthrow the corrupt regime of General Manuel Noriega, who was threatening the security of the canal and the Americans living there. Noriega was brought to the United States for trial as a drug trafficker.

Bush's greatest test came when Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, then threatened to move into Saudi Arabia. Vowing to free Kuwait, Bush rallied the United Nations, the U. S. people, and Congress and sent 425,000 American troops. They were joined by 118,000 troops from allied nations. After weeks of air and missile bombardment, the 100-hour land battle dubbed Desert Storm routed Iraq's million-man army.

Despite unprecedented popularity from this military and diplomatic triumph, Bush was unable to withstand discontent at home from a faltering economy, rising violence in inner cities, and continued high deficit spending. In 1992 he lost his bid for reelection to Democrat William Clinton. 4

Children of President George Herbert Walker Bush and First Lady Barbara Pierce

Citations

  1. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush", Page 71.
  2. [S500] Gary Boyd Roberts, RD600 (2004), Page 334.
  3. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html
  4. [S293] White House History, online http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/glimpse/presidents/html/…

First Lady Barbara Pierce

b. 8 June 1925
First Lady Barbara (Pierce) Bush
     First Lady Barbara Pierce was born on 8 June 1925 at Rye, Westchester Co., NY.1 She was the daughter of Marvin Pierce and Pauline Robinson.2 First Lady Barbara Pierce married President George Herbert Walker Bush, son of Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush and Dorothy Walker, on 6 January 1945 at Rye, Westchester Co., NY.3

from the whitehouse.gov web site:


Rarely has a First Lady been greeted by the American people and the press with the approbation and warmth accorded to Barbara Pierce Bush. Perhaps this is prompted by the image she calls "everybody's grandmother." People are comfortable with her white hair, her warm, relaxed manner, and her keen wit. With characteristic directness, she says people like her because they know "I'm fair and I like children and I adore my husband."

Barbara was born in 1925 to Pauline and Marvin Pierce, who later became president of McCall Corporation. In the suburban town of Rye, New York, she had a happy childhood. She went to boarding school at Ashley Hall in South Carolina, and it was at a dance during Christmas vacation when she was only 16 that she met George Bush, a senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. They became engaged a year and a half later, just before he went off to war as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. By the time George returned on leave, Barbara had dropped out of Smith College. Two weeks later, on January 6, 1945, they were married

After the war, George graduated from Yale, and they set out for Texas to start their lives together. Six children were born to them: George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin, and Dorothy. Meanwhile, George built a business in the oil industry. With Texas as home base, he then turned to politics and public service, serving as a member of Congress, U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U. S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and later as Vice President. In those 44 years of marriage, Mrs. Bush managed 29 moves of the family.

When her husband was away, she became the family linchpin, providing everything from discipline to carpools. The death of their daughter Robin from leukemia when she was not quite four left George and Barbara Bush with a lifelong compassion. She says, "Because of Robin, George and I love every living human more."

Barbara Bush was always an asset to her husband during his campaigns for public office. Her friendly, forthright manner won her high marks from the voters and the press. As wife of the Vice President, she selected the promotion of literacy as her special cause. As First Lady, she called working for a more literate America the "most important issue we have." Involved with many organizations devoted to this cause, she became Honorary Chairman of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. A strong advocate of volunteerism, Mrs. Bush helped many causes--including the homeless, AIDS, the elderly, and school volunteer programs.

Today Barbara Bush lives in a home she and her husband built in Houston, Texas, where she enjoys being part of the community. Their children and grandchildren visit them often in Houston and at the family summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. Devoted to her family, Mrs. Bush still finds time to work on an autobiography, serve on the Boards of AmeriCares and the Mayo Clinic, and continue her prominent role in the Barbara Bush Foundation.


Barbara Bush is related to eight presidents, including her husband.2 She is related to President Rutherford B. Hayes , through their common ancestor John Parmelee. She is related to President Gerald Ford through their common ancestor, Edward Marvin. She is related to President Richard Nixon through their common ancestor, Richard Lippincott. She is related to President Franklin Pierce through their closest common Ancestor, Stephen Pierce Jr. She is related to her husband through their common ancestor, William Reed/Reade.

Children of First Lady Barbara Pierce and President George Herbert Walker Bush

Citations

  1. [S274] Thomas Neel and Sunda Peters, "George Bush."
  2. [S574] Gary Boyd Roberts, "Barbara Bush."
  3. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Jotham Carpenter

b. 1 June 1682, d. circa 1760
     Jotham Carpenter was born on 1 June 1682 at Swansea, Bristol Co., MA.1 He was the son of Benjamin Carpenter and Renew Weeks. Jotham Carpenter married Desire Martin, daughter of John Martin and Mercy Billlington, on 10 July 1707 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 Jotham Carpenter died circa 1760 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1

Child of Jotham Carpenter and Desire Martin

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 68.

Desire Martin

b. 20 March 1684/85, d. 12 September 1727
     Desire Martin was born on 20 March 1684/85 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of John Martin and Mercy Billlington.2 Desire Martin married Jotham Carpenter, son of Benjamin Carpenter and Renew Weeks, on 10 July 1707 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 Desire Martin died on 12 September 1727 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA, at age 42.1

Child of Desire Martin and Jotham Carpenter

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 68.
  2. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 69.

Jotham Carpenter

     Jotham Carpenter was the son of Jotham Carpenter and Desire Martin.

Child of Jotham Carpenter and Mehitable Thompson

Sybil Carpenter

     Sybil Carpenter was the daughter of Jotham Carpenter and Mehitable Thompson.

Child of Sybil Carpenter and Henry Ingalls

Mehitable Ingalls

     Mehitable Ingalls was the daughter of Henry Ingalls and Sybil Carpenter. Mehitable Ingalls married James Ballou.

Child of Mehitable Ingalls and James Ballou

James Ballou

     James Ballou married Mehitable Ingalls, daughter of Henry Ingalls and Sybil Carpenter.

Child of James Ballou and Mehitable Ingalls

Mercy Billlington1

b. probably 25 Feb 1651/52, d. 28 September 1718
     Mercy Billlington was born probably 25 Feb 1651/52 at Plymouth, MA.1 She married John Martin, son of Richard Martin and Elizabeth Salter, on 27 June 1681 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1 Mercy Billlington died on 28 September 1718 at Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA.1

Child of Mercy Billlington and John Martin

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 69.

Abram Garfield

b. 28 December 1799, d. 3 May 1833
     Abram Garfield was born on 28 December 1799 at Worcester, NY.1 He was the son of Thomas Garfield and Asenath Hill.1 Abram Garfield married Eliza Ballou, daughter of James Ballou and Mehitable Ingalls, on 3 February 1820 at Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH.1 Abram Garfield died on 3 May 1833 at Ostego Co., NY, at age 33.1

Child of Abram Garfield and Eliza Ballou

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 66.

President James Abram Garfield

b. 19 November 1831, d. 19 September 1881
     President James Abram Garfield was born on 19 November 1831 at Orange, OH.1 He was the son of Abram Garfield and Eliza Ballou. President James Abram Garfield married Lucretia Rudolph on 11 November 1853 at Hiram, Portage Co., OH.1 President James Abram Garfield died on 19 September 1881 at Elberon, NJ, at age 49.1

As the last of the log cabin Presidents, James A. Garfield attacked political corruption and won back for the Presidency a measure of prestige it had lost during the Reconstruction period.


Fatherless at two, he later drove canal boat teams, somehow earning enough money for an education. He was graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1856, and he returned to the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (later Hiram College) in Ohio as a classics professor. Within a year he was made its president.


Garfield was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1859 as a Republican. During the secession crisis, he advocated coercing the seceding states back into the Union.

James and Lucretia were enumerated in the 1860, Hiram, Portage Co., OH, federal census, in the household of her parents. He was a professor of Languages, age 28, she was 28.


In 1862, when Union military victories had been few, he successfully led a brigade at Middle Creek, Kentucky, against Confederate troops. At 31, Garfield became a brigadier general, two years later a major general of volunteers.


Meanwhile, in 1862, Ohioans elected him to Congress. President Lincoln persuaded him to resign his commission: It was easier to find major generals than to obtain effective Republicans for Congress. Garfield repeatedly won re-election for 18 years, and became the leading Republican in the House.


James and Lucretia were enumerated in the 1870, Hiram, Portage Co., OH, federal census. He was a member of congress age 38, she was 38. Children in the household were Harry A. 6, James 4, and Mary 3. His mother Eliza, age 68, was also in the household.


James and Lucretia were enumerated in the 1880 Washington DC federal census, ED 39. He was a US Senator, age 50, she was 42 (?). Children in the household were Harry 16, James R. 14, Mary 12, Irving 10, and Abram 7.


At the 1880 Republican Convention, Garfield failed to win the Presidential nomination for his friend John Sherman. Finally, on the 36th ballot, Garfield himself became the "dark horse" nominee.

By a margin of only 10,000 popular votes, Garfield defeated the Democratic nominee, Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock.

As President, Garfield strengthened Federal authority over the New York Customs House, stronghold of Senator Roscoe Conkling, who was leader of the Stalwart Republicans and dispenser of patronage in New York. When Garfield submitted to the Senate a list of appointments including many of Conkling's friends, he named Conkling's arch-rival William H. Robertson to run the Customs House. Conkling contested the nomination, tried to persuade the Senate to block it, and appealed to the Republican caucus to compel its withdrawal.

But Garfield would not submit: "This...will settle the question whether the President is registering clerk of the Senate or the Executive of the United States.... shall the principal port of entry ... be under the control of the administration or under the local control of a factional senator."

Conkling maneuvered to have the Senate confirm Garfield's uncontested nominations and adjourn without acting on Robertson. Garfield countered by withdrawing all nominations except Robertson's; the Senators would have to confirm him or sacrifice all the appointments of Conkling's friends.

In a final desperate move, Conkling and his fellow-Senator from New York resigned, confident that their legislature would vindicate their stand and re-elect them. Instead, the legislature elected two other men; the Senate confirmed Robertson. Garfield's victory was complete.


In foreign affairs, Garfield's Secretary of State invited all American republics to a conference to meet in Washington in 1882. But the conference never took place. On July 2, 1881, in a Washington railroad station, an embittered attorney who had sought a consular post shot the President.


Mortally wounded, Garfield lay in the White House for weeks. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, tried unsuccessfully to find the bullet with an induction-balance electrical device which he had designed. On September 6, Garfield was taken to the New Jersey seaside. For a few days he seemed to be recuperating, but on September 19, 1881, he died from an infection and internal hemorrhage.

(Much of the above text was from www.whitehouse.gov.)

Citations

  1. [S95] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 1995 Edition, Page 45.

Harriet Holcombe

b. circa 1832
     Harriet Holcombe was born circa 1832 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Hiland Holcombe and Charity (?)

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Polly Holcombe

b. circa 1834
     Polly Holcombe was born circa 1834 at NY. She was the daughter of Hiland Holcombe and Charity (?)

Winthrop Holcombe

b. circa 1836
     Winthrop Holcombe was born circa 1836 at NY.1 He was the son of Hiland Holcombe and Charity (?)

There is a Winthrop Holcombe, age 45, born in NY, a Joiner, enumerated in the 1880 Cannonsburg, Kent Co., MI federal census, with wife and 5 children.

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Roderick Holcombe

b. circa 1840
     Roderick Holcombe was born circa 1840 at NY.1 He was the son of Hiland Holcombe and Charity (?)

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Miranda Holcombe

b. circa 1842
     Miranda Holcombe was born circa 1842 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Hiland Holcombe and Charity (?)

Miranda was enumerated near brother Clark in the 1880 South Bristol, Ontario Co., NY, federal census, living alone, age 37.

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

James Holcombe

b. circa 1845
     James Holcombe was born circa 1845 at NY.1 He was the son of Hiland Holcombe and Charity (?)

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.

Clark M. Holcombe

b. circa 1849
     Clark M. Holcombe was born circa 1849 at NY.1 He was the son of Hiland Holcombe and Charity (?) Clark M. Holcombe married Etta A. Alford on 20 February 1875.2

Clark and Ettie were enumerated in the 1880 South Bristol, Ontario Co., NY, federal census. He was a stone mason, age 29, she was 23. Children in the household were Carlton 4 and Stilla 2. Also in the household were father Hiland 74, and brother James H. 34.

By 1900 Carlton and Stella were enumerated in the Bristol, Ontario Co., NY, federal census as servants in different households.

Children of Clark M. Holcombe and Etta A. Alford

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address, On-line.
  2. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

William Holcombe1

d. before 7 September 1842
     William Holcombe was the son of Jabez Holcombe and Anne Hosmer. William Holcombe died before 7 September 1842.

Children of William Holcombe and Julia A. Jones

Citations

  1. [S25] Hannah McPherson, Holcombe Genealogy, Page 100.1/Item A-6-7-5-8-1.

David Holcombe

     David Holcombe was the son of Jabez Holcombe and Anne Hosmer.

Mary Holcombe

     Mary Holcombe was the daughter of Jabez Holcombe and Anne Hosmer.

Mary Buell

b. 1 November 1745, d. 7 October 1835
     Mary Buell was born on 1 November 1745 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT. She was the daughter of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon. Mary Buell married Jesse Judd in 1766. Mary Buell married Col. Moses Lyman circa 1787 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT. Mary Buell died on 7 October 1835 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 89.

Jesse Judd

b. 3 August 1739, d. circa 1781
     Descendant of the first Thomas Judd 1608-1688. Jesse Judd was born on 3 August 1739. He married Mary Buell, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon, in 1766. Jesse Judd died circa 1781 at CT.

Col. Moses Lyman

     Col. Moses Lyman married Mary Buell, daughter of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon, circa 1787 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT.

Capt. Jonathan Buell

b. circa 1755, d. 14 February 1847
     Capt. Jonathan Buell was born circa 1755 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon. Capt. Jonathan Buell married Marona Norton, daughter of Ebenezer Norton, on 20 November 1774. Capt. Jonathan Buell died on 14 February 1847.

Marona Norton

b. 13 March 1755
     Marona Norton was born on 13 March 1755. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Norton. Marona Norton married Capt. Jonathan Buell, son of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon, on 20 November 1774.

Ebenezer Norton

     Ebenezer Norton was the son of (?) Norton.

Children of Ebenezer Norton

Deacon Timothy Buell

b. 3 May 1757, d. 26 January 1849
     Deacon Timothy Buell was born on 3 May 1757. He was the son of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon. Deacon Timothy Buell married Olive Norton, daughter of Ebenezer Norton, on 13 November 1777. Deacon Timothy Buell married Charity Mills Norton on 13 June 1816 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT. Deacon Timothy Buell died on 26 January 1849 at East Bloomfield, NY, at age 91.

Timothy and Olive had 6 children.

Olive Norton

b. 31 January 1758
     Olive Norton was born on 31 January 1758. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Norton. Olive Norton married Deacon Timothy Buell, son of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon, on 13 November 1777.

Lucretia Buell

b. circa 1763, d. 15 August 1852
     Lucretia Buell was born circa 1763. She was the daughter of Capt. Jonathan Buell and Lydia Landon. Lucretia Buell married John Norton, son of David Norton and Anna Bronson, in March 1782. Lucretia Buell died on 15 August 1852.

Lucretia and John had nine children.