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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Some Other Interesting Cousin Connections of the White/Allgar Branch

So, before I got side-tracked on other posts, I was recording cousin connections through the Robert White and Bridget Allgar family branch.
There are a few more that I'll briefly mention now:

William Williams - Member of the Continental Congress and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
He is my 4th Cousin, 8x removed.

Lee De Forest
Self proclaimed "Father of Radio" and "Grandfather of Televison".
Lee invented the "grid audion", an invention that formed the foundation for the Vacuum Tube Technology.
He was my 8th Cousin 4x removed.

Another 8th Cousin 4x removed is Henry Lee Higginson.
Henry founded the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Charles Gates Dawes
30th Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge
9th Cousin 2x removed.
Even though we are cousins through his Maternal Gates branch, Charles was a descendant, through his Paternal Dawes branch, of William Dawes, who rode with Paul Revere on his famous ride in 1775.

Frank Billings Kellogg
U.S. Senator, MN, Secretary of State under Calvin Coolidge
He is my 7th Cousin 4x removed.

William Earle Dodge, Sr.
Congressman, NY
Founding member of the YMCA
Native American Rights Activist
One of the "Merchant Princes" of Wall Street, pre-Civil War
Called Slavery "evil" and was considered the Essence of "Carpetbaggers".
He was my 7th Cousin 5x removed.
William's son, Charles Cleveland Dodge, is my 8th cousin 4x removed. Charles was one of the youngest Brigadier Generals during the Civil War, having attained the rank at 21 years of age.

All of these are descendants of Robert White and Bridget Allgar.