|Captain Nathan Hale (1755–1776), Revolutionary War martyr
The American revolution martyr who made these words famous:
Nathan Hale was a 3rd great — grandson of Elder John Strong.
- Jesse Root (1736–1822), delegate to Continental Congress (1778–1783)
and chief justice of Connecticut (1796–1807)
- Abraham Baldwin (1754–1807), member of Continental Congress, signer of the U.S. Constitution, and founder and first president of Franklin College (now University of Georgia)
- Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909), Unitarian clergyman and writer best known for his book “The Man Without a Country”
- Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1809–1889), U.S. educator and for nearly 25 years president of Columbia College (Barnard College is named for him)
- Walter Chauncey Camp (1859–1925), Yale football coach and promoter of American football
- James Dwight Dana (1813–1895), geologist and mineralogist
- Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840–1924), Boston art collector and social leader, builder of Fenway Court
- Dorothy Elizabeth Gish (1898–1968) and Lillian Diana Gish (1893–1993),actresses and motion-picture pioneers
|Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945), 32nd U.S. president
One of our nation’s most famous Presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt led the Nation through the Great Depression and World War II.