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About Bliss.Seymour.Buchan
​"He who is not proud of his ancestors, either shows that he has no ancestors to be proud of, or 
 else that he is a degenerate son." — Grosvenor

Oh ever since the dawn of mankind
 We all belong to a tribe
 It's good to know this one's mine
 -Gavin DeGraw, Fire

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw7xgRRFdNe/
 Aziz Ansari, comic and actor,  on misunderstanding ghosts
 
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The following is a list of interesting/notable ancestors & relatives. 
I am 99% European American which includes being related to European Royalty, American Presidents, Mayflower colonists. 
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5781 Family Trees

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B U L T M A N
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Anthony Frederick "Tony" Bultmann (possible relation to theologian Rudolph Bultmann)
Bultman Funeral Home 1883-2006 
(my great x 2 grandfather)

Fritz Bultman, painter. family friends with Tennessee Williams (Fritz wasn't named in his book but Tennesse stayed at Fritz's Provincetown house with Marlon Brando, who fixed Fritz's toilet, this was confirmed by a Bultman cousin) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Bultman 
(Grandfather's cousin)

Muriel Bultman-Francis, sister of Fritz, Public relations Agent, Art connoisseur 
"Her clients included Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Rise Stevens, and a struggling playwright named Tennessee Williams. She found Mr. Williams a place to live which turned out to be the setting of a play later made into film "Suddenly Last Summer" (this was the residence of my GGx2 Tony which is still owned by the family, located behind the Bultman Funeral Home 3338 St Charles Ave. New Orleans. Which is now a Fresh Market.) 
http://museum.deltazeta.org/Tour/ItemPreview/9?itemID=87
(Grandfather's cousin)

Harold Francis (married Muriel Bultman) 
writer and actor, known for 20,000 Men a Year (1939), Criminals of the Air (1937) and Man from Montreal (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0290275/

Henry J Bultman Jr, New Jersey Mayor (Grandfather's cousin)

Haitian New Orleans/Paris composers
 Charles Lucien Lambert -composer and musician 
       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lucien_Lambert
 Lucien-Léon Guillaume Lambert
       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucien-L%C3%A9on_Guillaume_Lambert 
Sidney Lambert 
       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Lambert
 (married into Grandfather's family)

Jean Pierre Gueydan
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gueydan,_Louisiana

Judge Arnold Krekel, co-founded Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri
 http://www.cliffmanorinn.com/inn-history/
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Krekel
 (Mom's brother in Law's ancestor)



B L I S S
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Rollo the Viking, first king of Normandy 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo
 (ancestor through Bliss line)

William The Conqueror, first Norman King of England 
 http://fabpedigree.com/s052/f082740.htm
 (ancestor through Bliss line)

Deacon Samuel Chapin (also known as The Puritan) (1598 – 1675)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Chapin

Thomas Bliss co-founded Springfield Mass 1635
 https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/6005685
 (ancestor through Bliss line)

Mary Bliss-Parsons 
accused of witchcraft [several decades before the far more notorious Salem Witch Trials],  she was ultimately acquitted
 http://heritageramblings.net/tag/margaret-hullins-bliss/
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_(Bliss)_Parsons
 (sibling of Thomas Bliss ancestor)

Lydia Bliss-Gilbert 
executed on charge of being a witch 1654 (knew Mary Bliss Parsons)
Before Salem: Witch Hunting in the Connecticut River Valley, 1647-1663
By Richard S. Ross III

Joseph Parsons Jr
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Parsons,_Jr.
 Joseph Parsons, Jr. was one of the members of this pastoral search  committee, which ultimately chose Jonathan Edwards, whose tenure as pastor would lead  to the Great Awakening
 (descendant of Mary Bliss Parsons)

Albert Parsons of Chicago Haymarket Affair
 https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpa41
(descendant of Mary Bliss Parsons)


Charles. W Bliss 
  "Bliss dynasty" of Hillsboro IL. editor and publisher of the Montgomery News.  A web search of him started my genealogy quest. 
 http://history.montgomeryco.com/Archives/View-Photo-Archive/ID/1035 
(great x 3 grandfather)

Alfred Bliss 
 friends with Peter Cartwright, helped found what is now known today as Macmurray College in  Illinois
 (great x 4 grandfather)

Fraser Bliss Price 
 former attorney/mayor of Monmouth County, New Jersey
(Bliss relative)

Lucille ball, American actress
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball
 (related through Bliss line)

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II
 (related through Bliss line)

Laura Welch-Bush distant relative of my grandmother Bliss Seymour-Buchan 


Henry the III
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_England
 (Nan and Grandfather descend from two brothers)

Jesse J Phillips 
 Chief Justice of the Illinois State Supreme Court
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_J._Phillips
 (uncle of greatx3 grandmother Elizabeth Phillips-Bliss)

Oran Roberts, 17th governor of Texas
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oran_Milo_Roberts

Franklin Pierce 14th USA President

Rutherford Hayes 19th USA President

Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower passenger!!!!!!! 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hopkins_(Mayflower_passenger) 
 http://pilgrimhopkins.org/lineageHome.php?pafg01.htm#1
ancestor of Elizabeth Phillips-Bliss (my gg x 3) 

Edward Lydston Bliss 1865-1960
 China Medical missionary
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bliss

Edward Lydston Bliss Jr 1912-2002
 Journalist
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Bliss

Noah Webster Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843) 
of Merriam-Webster dictionary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah_Webster

B U C H A N 
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President Abraham Lincoln's grandfather Abraham Lincoln (born 1744) married my relative Mary Shipley, she died, and he married the President's grandmother.  Mary is sibling to Leslie James Buchan's ancestor Richard Shipley 1709-1781

Jacob Fowler of The Glenn–Fowler expedition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn%E2%80%93Fowler_expedition
Leslie James Buchan 5th great uncle. 


 Leslie  James "Bill" Buchan , Ph.D
 Former Dean of Business at Tulane University and former Vice-President at Washington University http://freemanblog.freeman.tulane.edu/Centennial/index.php/2014/03/24/leslie-buchan/ 
(My maternal great grandfather)

Chester "Chet" Buchan
 Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Clarion Iowa
 (brother of Leslie James Buchan)





S E Y M O U R
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Valentine Greatrakes, Irish Faith Healer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine_Greatrakes
(sibling of ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour my ggx2)

William Christian "Illiam Dhone" "Brown haired William"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illiam_Dhone
ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2)

Sir Anthony Cooke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Cooke
ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2)

Francis Cooke, Mayflower passenger
son of sir Anthony Cooke
ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2)

Nathaniel Bacon 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Bacon_(painter)
married descendant of my ancestor Richard Cooke (ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2))

A R Schwartz Texas Legislature
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._R._Schwartz

Bruce Mcgill, actor (My Cousin Vinny etc) 
 (thanks to cousin Kimball Everingham)
 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569226/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t8
 (related through Seymour line)


E S K R I D G E
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Col. George Eskridge Sr. (Guardian to Mary Ball, mother of George Washington) http://eskridgefamilyassociation.com/
 (my Great x 7 grandfather)

President James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (sister Jane married Eskridge relative) 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan


General Robert E Lee, Lee family married Eskridges American general, Confederate Army https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee


J O H N S O N
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Thomas Grey 1384-1415
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Grey_(conspirator)

Sir Henry de Percy 
Son of Joscelin de Louvain, Lord of Petworth, and Agnes de Percy, daughter of Adam II de Brus and Juetta de Arches.


Col. William Augustine Washington, second cousin to George Washington https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Washington

Martha Dandridge's [Wife of George Washington] grandfather Orlando Jones is my ancestor. 

Gideon Macon
early American settler
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Macon

Robert Alexander
 founder of now Washington & Lee Univ.
 https://www.wlu.edu/presidents-office/about-the-presidents-office/history-and-governance/past- presidents/robert-alexander

Augustine Warner Jr, common ancestor of George Washington and Queen Elizabeth II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_Warner_Jr.
 http://www.warnerhall.com/

Elizabeth Crawford-Meriwether
 Her family is said to be descendents of Sir Roland Crawford, the grandfather of  Sir William Wallace (the subject of Mel Gibson's 1994 epic movie Braveheart.)

Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Clark
THE EXPLORER!!!!
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_Lewis

Robert Beverley, Jr. planter and political figure 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Beverley,_Jr.

Pocahontas through descendant Jane Rolfe who  married Richard Randolph
Through his marriage to Jane Bolling, his children were lineal descendants of Pocahontas
 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Rolfe
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Randolph
related to Johnson line

President George Washington!!!!! 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington

President Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson

President James Madison, 4th President of the United States
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison

President John Quincy Adams, 6th president
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Quincy_Adams



President Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Taylor




William Foushee - 
 Surgeon in the Revolution. First Mayor of Richmond Virginia
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Foushee

Reverend Daniel Marshall of Georgia, missionary to Cherokee Indians
 http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/daniel-marshall-1706-1784

William Shakespeare through Daniel Marshall
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
 (descendant of William's sister Lettice)

Basil Gildersleeve -American classical scholar. 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Lanneau_Gildersleeve
related to ancestor John Pittman III

 Katherine Lane Weems (daughter of Basil Gildersleeve)
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Lane_Weems

Samuel Eskridge Kenner, 
 Member of House of Representatives South Carolina
  
 Andrew Robinson Johnson Sr - 
 (special thanks to Michael Stone Johnson for some A R Johnson family pictures) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.R._Johnson_(Louisiana_politician) 
(great x 2 grandfather)


Judge Thomas Land Sr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Thompson_Land
Ancestor of Gammon Nesbitt, husband of Sunshine Johnson Nesbitt

Sunshine R. Johnson-Nesbitt 
(You Are My Sunshine inspired by Aunt Sunshine, written by childhood friend LA Gov. Jimmie Davis)
 (great aunt, who I am named after)

Major General Major Samuel White (family secret  -- nephew of Houdini) http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/105242/major-general-major-s- white.aspx
 (Married great aunt Dot, and also Grandfather's sister-platonic-)

Henry Warren Ogden - U.S. Congressman, wealthy planter in Bossier Parish.  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Warren_Ogden


P I T T M A N
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John Pittman
murdered by Scott on excursion train 1900
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7340940/john_i_pittman/


B R A N S T E T T E R
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 Tennese Ernie Ford
 American recording artist and television
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Ernie_Ford
 http://www.wargs.com/other/fordej.html
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Also working on connection to Ronald Reagan first wife !!!! 


T E A G U E 
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Trying to find info on Edward Dimick ancestor seeing if he is related to Tolland CT colonist DIMICKS, that would be FAAABULLOUUSSS!!!!!

Oliver Cromwell 
English military and political leader. He served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland "and of the dominions thereto belonging" from 1653 until his death, acting simultaneously as head of state and head of government of the new republic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell
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 INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING SURNAMES 
 WAS FOUND IN
  "A Mighty Roar Beyond the Mesh and Lares and Penates" written/put together by Noi Celecta Bliss-Seymour and family.  (some of the following surnames may not have source and this would be it)
 SEYMOUR
 BLISS (also Aaron Bliss 3 volumes on ancestry!!!) 
 MARTINEZ
 TREDWAY
 WHITE
 BUCHAN
 PHILLIPS
 see also:
 Pittman Family Record
 Eskridge Family Record 
 Johnson family record
 Branstetter family history

BOOKS.GOOGLE.com IS an amazing source for colonial ancestors!!!!

The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of ..., Volume 2 By Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight
 Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall Colorful Ames - Volumes 1-2 - Page 165
 https://books.google.com/books?id=y2IxAAAAMAAJ
 History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts - Volume 2 - Page 413 https://books.google.com/books?id=b10zAQAAMAAJ
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 Americans of Royal Descent: A Collection of Genealogies of American Families ... By Charles Henry Browning
 https://books.google.com/books?id=dIUaAAAAYAAJ


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