Descendants of Elizabeth Chard and Aaron Cooke

Descen­dants of Eliz­a­beth Chard and Aaron Cooke:

  • Arthur Twin­ing Hadley (1856–1930), econ­o­mist and pres­i­dent of Yale Uni­ver­sity (1899–1921)
  • Henry Lee Hig­gin­son (1834–1919), banker, founder of the Boston Sym­phony Orches­tra, and Har­vard benefactor
  • Thomas Went­worth Hig­gin­son (1823–1911), reformer, essay­ist, Colonel of the 1st black Union regiment
  • John Phillips Mar­quand II (1893–1960), novelist
  • William Syd­ney Porter (“O. Henry”) (1862–1910), short story writer
  • William Williams (1731–1811), signer of the Dec­la­ra­tion of Independence
  • Eliphalet Rem­ing­ton, Jr. (1793 — 1861), inven­tor and firearms manufacturer
  • Fred­eric Sack­rider Rem­ing­ton (1861–1909), painter, illus­tra­tor, and sculp­tor noted for his real­is­tic por­trayal of life in the Amer­i­can West
  • Noah Web­ster, Jr. (1758–1843), lex­i­cog­ra­pher and com­piler of Amer­i­can Dic­tio­nary of the Eng­lish Language

Harry S. Truman

Spouses of Descen­dants of John Strong and Abi­gail Ford

Harry S. Truman

Harry S Tru­man (1884–1972), 33rd Pres­i­dent of the United States

As Pres­i­dent, Harry Tru­man made some of the most cru­cial deci­sions in history

Spouses of Descendants of John Strong and Abigail Ford

Spouses of Descen­dants of John Strong and Abi­gail Ford:

  • Lewis Har­court, 1st Vis­count Har­court (1863–1922), British colo­nial sec­re­tary (1910–1915)
  • John Loudon McAdam (1756–1836), British road engi­neer who invented process of mak­ing a road­way of bro­ken stone (macadamization)
  • Ben­jamin Peirce (1809–1880), math­e­mati­cian and astronomer
  • Thomas For­tune Ryan (1851–1928), financier and trac­tion magnate
  • Joseph Story (1779–1845), Har­vard law pro­fes­sor and asso­ciate jus­tice of U.S. Supreme Court(1811–1845)
  • Jack Isadore Straus (1900-), pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer, Macy’s Depart­ment Store
  • Henry Cabot Lodge (1850–1924), Repub­li­can U.S. sen­a­tor (1893–1924) who led the suc­cess­ful con­gres­sional oppo­si­tion to the U.S. par­tic­i­pa­tion in the League of Nations fol­low­ing World War I
  • Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857–1929), econ­o­mist and social theorist
  • Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales (1948-)

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Spouses of Descen­dants of John Strong and Abi­gail Ford

Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roo­sevelt (1884–1962)

United Nations diplo­mat, human­i­tar­ian, wife of Pres­i­dent Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Mark Twain

Mark Twain Spouses of Descen­dants of John Strong and Abi­gail Ford

Samuel Lang­horne Clemens (“Mark Twain”) (1835–1910)

famed humorist and writer of the 19th century.

Glenn Close

Glenn Close Glenn Close

Glenn Close was born on March 19, 1947 in Green­wich, Con­necti­cut.  Her act­ing career began in the the­ater as she had roles in plays like The Real Thing and Sun­set Boule­vard. Her movie career took off when she took the role of a psy­chotic mis­tress in the film Fatal Attrac­tion in 1987. Films like Dan­ger­ous Lia­sons, Ham­let, 101 Dal­ma­tions and the sequel 102 Dal­ma­tions would follow.

More of Our Ancestors

More of Our Ances­tors who laid a good foundation…

  • Caleb Strong (1745–1819), gov­er­nor of Mass­a­chu­setts and one of state’s first U.S. senators
  • Wal­ter Loomis New­berry (1805–1868), mer­chant, banker, phil­an­thropist, founder of the New­berry Library in Chicago
  • Fred­er­ick Law Olm­sted (1822–1903), land­scape archi­tect and author, designer of Cen­tral Park in New York City
  • Tal­cott Par­sons (1902–1979), soci­ol­o­gist and scholar
  • Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), prag­ma­tist philosopher
  • William Lyon Phelps (1865–1943), lit­er­ary critic and teacher
  • Philip Win­ston Pills­bury (1903-), pres­i­dent and chair­man of the Board, Pills­bury (Flour) Co.
  • Low­ell Jack­son Thomas (1892–1981), travel author and radio and tele­vi­sion commentator
  • Cur­tis Dwight Wilbur, Sec­re­tary of Navy under Pres­i­dent Coolidge and chief jus­tice of the Cal­i­for­nia supreme court, and
  • Ray Lyman Wilbur (1879–1949), U.S. Sec­re­tary of the Inte­rior and pres­i­dent of Stan­ford University

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields Christa Brooke Camille Shields (1965-)

Brook Shields’ fame began early as model and actress in great demand and spread world wide. Today she is one of the most sought after actresses in Hol­ly­wood, and has starred in many movie and TV roles.

She is a 10th gen­er­a­tion great — grand­daugh­ter of Elder John Strong.

More Kinships

More Kin­ships:

  • John Davi­son Rock­e­feller IV (1937-), gov­er­nor of West Virginia
  • Joseph Wright Alsop V (1910–1989) and Stew­art Johon­not Oliver Alsop (1914–1974), news­pa­per colum­nists and polit­i­cal analysts
  • Don­ald Lines Jacobus (1887–1970), genealogist
  • Henry Cabot Lodge II (1902–1985), U.S. sen­a­tor and diplo­mat, and can­di­date for U.S. vice pres­i­dency in 1960
  • Guy Low­ell (1870–1927), architect
  • John Pier­pont (“J. P.”) Mor­gan, Sr. (1837–1913), banker, financier and indus­trial orga­nizer, art and book col­lec­tor, and John Pier­pont Mor­gan, Jr. (1867–1943), banker and financier
  • Levi Par­sons Mor­ton (1824–1920), con­gress­man, diplo­mat, gov­er­nor of New York, and U.S. vice pres­i­dent under Ben­jamin Harrison
  • George Shel­don (1818 — 1916), rep­re­sen­ta­tive to Gen­eral court; Mass. sen­a­tor; author of “His­tory of Deerfield”

Descendants of John Strong and Abigail Ford

Descen­dants of John Strong and Abi­gail Ford
Nathan Hale Cap­tain Nathan Hale (1755–1776), Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War mar­tyr
The Amer­i­can rev­o­lu­tion mar­tyr who made these words famous:

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

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.