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RJO’s “Notable Kin” — American Presidents

Genealogical links to various noted cousins, based largely on the work of Gary Boyd Roberts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. See my main “Notable Kin” page for a complete listing.

John Adams (1735–1826) and John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), and Samuel Adams (1722–1803)

John ADAMS (1735–1826) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the second President of the United States, and John Quincy ADAMS (1767–1848), son of John Adams, was the sixth President of the United States. I am John Adams’ third cousin eight times removed by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrants Henry ADAMS and Edith SQUIRE, and I am fourth cousin seven times removed to John Adams’ son, John Quincy Adams. An additional link is shown below to Samuel ADAMS (1722–1803), revolutionary and signer of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams and Samuel Adams were second cousins, so I am also Samuel Adams’ third cousin eight times removed. Henry Adams and Edith Squire are also ancestors of President Calvin COOLIDGE, and the historians Henry ADAMS, Brooks ADAMS, and John Lothrop MOTLEY [AAP 238; Notable Kin 1: 188–197].

              Henry ADAMS (1582-1646)
             Edith SQUIRE (1587-1673)
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 Thomas ADAMS (1611-1690)                 *Joseph ADAMS (1626- )
 Mary BLACKMORE (1612- )                  *Abigail BAXTER (1634-1692)
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 Pelatiah ADAMS (1645-1724)                Joseph ADAMS (1654-1737)
 Ruth PARKER                               Hannah BASS (1667-1705)
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 Elizabeth ADAMS ( -1759)                  John ADAMS (1691-1761)
 John CUMMINGS (1682-1759)                 Susanna BOYLSTON (1709-1797)
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1714-abt1782)            John ADAMS (1735-1826)
 Sarah FASSET ( -abt1799)                  Abigail SMITH (1744-1818)
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1734-1818)               John Quincy ADAMS (1767-1848)
 Lucy LAWRENCE (1732-1815)
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1757- )
 Elizabeth? HILDRETH (1765?-1843?)         Line to Samuel Adams
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1783-1865)           *Joseph ADAMS (1626- )
 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)               *Abigail BAXTER (1634-1692)
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )           John ADAMS
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)   Hannah WEBB
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)           Samuel ADAMS ( -1748)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)            Mary FIFIELD
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George H.W. Bush (1924– ) and George W. Bush (1946– )

George Herbert Walker BUSH (1924– ) was the 41st President of the United States. We are eleventh cousins by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrant John WARREN and his wife Margaret _____. John and Margaret Warren are also ancestors of President James GARFIELD. George H.W. Bush’s son, George Walker BUSH (1946– ), the 43rd President of the United States, is my eleventh cousin once removed [AAP 279].

             John WARREN (1585-1667)
             Margaret _____ ( -1662)
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 Elizabeth WARREN (1629-aft1667)           Daniel WARREN (1626-1706)
 James KNOPP (1626-abt1699)                Mary BARRON
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 Elizabeth KNOPP (1655-1720)               Mary WARREN
 Samuel SCRIPTURE (1662- )                 John CHILD
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 Mary SCRIPTURE (1681-1761)                John CHILD
 Eleazer LAWRENCE (1674-1754)              Hannah FRENCH
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 Eleazer LAWRENCE (1697-1789)              Hannah CHILD (abt1700-1788)
 Lucy TUTTLE (1712- )                      John FAY (1700-1732)
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 Lucy LAWRENCE (1732-1815?)                Jonathan FAY (1724-1800)
 Thomas CUMMINGS (1734-1818)               Joanna PHILLIPS (1729-1788)
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1757- )                  Jonathan FAY (1752-1811)
 Elizabeth? HILDRETH                       Lucy PRESCOTT (1757-1792)
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1782-1865)            Samuel Prescott FAY (1778-1856)
 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)                Harriet HOWARD (1782-1847)
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )           Samuel Howard FAY (1804-1847)
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)   Susan SHELLMAN (1808-1887)
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)           Harriet Eleanor FAY (1829-1924)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)            James Smith BUSH (1825-1889)
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  -----                                    Samuel Prescott BUSH (1863-1848)
  -----                                    Flora SHELDON (1872-1920)
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  -----                                    Prescott Sheldon BUSH (1895-1972)
  -----                                    Dorothy WALKER (1901-1992)
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 Robert James O'HARA                       George Herbert Walker BUSH (1924- )
                                           Barbara PIERCE (1925- )
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                                           George Walker BUSH (1946- )

Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

(John) Calvin COOLIDGE (1872–1933) was the 30th President of the United States. We are tenth cousins by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrants John COGSWELL and Elizabeth THOMPSON. John Cogswell and Elizabeth Thompson are also ancestors of Presidents John ADAMS and John Quincy ADAMS, of President Herbert HOOVER’s wife Lou HENRY, and of Diana SPENCER, Princess of Wales [AAP 348].

           John COGSWELL (abt1592-1669)
         Elizabeth THOMPSON (abt1598-1676)
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 Sarah COGSWELL (1631-1733)                Hannah COGSWELL
 Simon TUTTLE (abt1631-1692)               Cornelius WALDO
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 Simon TUTTLE (1667-abt1720)               Daniel WALDO
 Mary ROGERS (1672-1736)                   Susanna ADAMS
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 Lucy TUTTLE (1712- )                      Bethia WALDO
 Eleazer LAWRENCE (1697-1789)              Edmund LITTLEFIELD
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 Lucy LAWRENCE (1732-1815?)                Esther LITTLEFIELD (1714-1792)
 Thomas CUMMINGS (1734-1818)               Samuel SOPER (1709-1749)
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1757- )                  Esther SOPER (1738-1812)
 Elizabeth? HILDRETH                       Silas BRIGGS (1732-1813)
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1782-1865)            Asa BRIGGS (1755-1834)
 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)                Elizabeth PAUL (abt1754- )
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )           Sally BRIGGS (abt1783-1869)
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)   Israel Putnam BROWN (1781-1867)
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)           Sally BROWN (1801-1884)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)            Israel C. BREWER (abt1797-1873)
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  -----                                    Sarah Almeda BREWER (1823-1906)
  -----                                    Calvin Galusha COOLIDGE (1815-1878)
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  -----                                    John Calvin COOLIDGE (1845-1926)
  -----                                    Victoria Josephine MOOR (1846-1885)
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 Robert James O'HARA                       (John) Calvin COOLIDGE (1872-1933)

Millard Fillmore (1800–1874)

Millard FILLMORE (1800–1874) was the 13th President of the United States. We are seventh cousins five times removed by virtue of our common descent from Henry SQUIRE and his wife, parents of the Massachusetts immigrants Edith SQUIRE and Ann SQUIRE. Henry Squire and his wife are also ancestors of Presidents John ADAMS, John Quincy ADAMS, Calvin COOLIDGE, and William Howard TAFT [AAP 238].

              Henry SQUIRE (1563-1648)
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 Henry ADAMS (1582-1646)                   Ann SQUIRE (1591-1662)
 Edith SQUIRE (1587-1673)                  Aquila PURCHASE
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 Thomas ADAMS (1611-1690)                  Abigail PURCHASE
 Mary BLACKMORE (1612- )                   Sampson SHORE
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 Pelatiah ADAMS (1645-1724)                Jonathan SHORE
 Ruth PARKER                               Priscilla HATHORNE
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 Elizabeth ADAMS ( -1759)                  Phoebe SHORE
 John CUMMINGS (1682-1759)                 Nehemiah MILLARD
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1714-abt1782)            Robert MILLARD
 Sarah FASSET ( -abt1799)                  Hannah EDDY
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1734-1818)               Abiathar MILLARD
 Lucy LAWRENCE (1732-1815)                 Tabitha HOPKINS
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1757- )                  Phoebe MILLARD
 Elizabeth? HILDRETH (1765?-1843?)         Nathaniel FILLMORE
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1783-1865)            Millard FILLMORE (1800-1874)
 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)
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James Garfield (1831–1881)

James Abram GARFIELD (1831–1881) was the 20th President of the United States. We are seventh cousins four times removed by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrant John WARREN and his wife Margaret _____. John and Margaret Warren are also ancestors of President George BUSH [AAP 45–48, 279].

            John WARREN (1585-1667)
            Margaret _____ ( -1662)
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 Elizabeth WARREN (1629-aft1667)           Mary WARREN
 James KNOPP (1626-abt1699)                John BIGELOW
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 Elizabeth KNOPP (1655-1720)               Samuel BIGELOW
 Samuel SCRIPTURE (1662- )                 Mary FLAGG
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 Mary SCRIPTURE (1681-1761)                Mercy BIGELOW
 Eleazer LAWRENCE (1674-1754)              Thomas GARFIELD
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 Eleazer LAWRENCE (1697-1789)              Thomas GARFIELD
 Lucy TUTTLE (1712- )                      Rebecca JOHNSON
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 Lucy LAWRENCE (1732-1815?)                Solomon GARFIELD
 Thomas CUMMINGS (1734-1818)               Sarah BRYANT
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1757- )                  Thomas GARFIELD
 Elizabeth? HILDRETH                       Asenath HILL
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1782-1865)            Abram GARFIELD
 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)                Eliza BALLOU
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )           James Abram GARFIELD (1831-1881)
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)
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Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885)

Ulysses Simpson GRANT (1822–1885) was the 18th President of the United States. We are seventh cousins five times removed by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrants Bernard CAPEN and Joan PURCHASE. Bernard Capen and Joan Purchase are also ancestors of President Calvin COOLIDGE [AAP 315].

           Bernard CAPEN (abt1562-1638)
           Joan PURCHASE (abt1578-1653)
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 Elizabeth CAPEN (abt1610-1678)            Susanna CAPEN
 Thomas SWIFT (abt1600-1675)               William ROCKWELL
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 Ann SWIFT (1647-1680)                     Ruth ROCKWELL
 Obadiah READ ( -1721/2)                   Christopher HUNTINGTON
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 Thomas READ                               John HUNTINGTON
 _____ _____                               Abigail LATHROP
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 John READ (1685- )                        Martha HUNTINGTON
 Jane CHAMBERLAIN (1682- )                 Noah GRANT
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 Samuel READ (1711- )                      Noah GRANT
 Abigail CUMMINGS (1716-1743)              Susanna DELANO
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 Thomas READ (1732/3- )                    Noah GRANT
 Susanna DUTTON (1732/3-1781)              Rachel KELLY
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 Sarah READ (1766-1839)                    Jesse Root GRANT
 Reuben WRIGHT (1763-1835)                 Hannah SIMPSON
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 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)                Ulysses Simpson GRANT (1822-1885)
 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1782-1865)            Julia Boggs DENT
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)
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Richard Nixon (1913–1994)

Richard Milhous NIXON (1913–1994) was the 37th President of the United States. We are eighth cousins once removed (with Nixon in the descendancy!) by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrant Richard SAWTELL (or SAWTELLE) and his wife Elizabeth _____. Richard and Elizabeth Sawtell are probably also ancestors of President Herbert HOOVER, but one link in that chain of descent is not fully established [AAP 326].

            Richard SAWTELL (1611-1694)
             Elizabeth _____ ( -1694)
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 Obadiah SAWTELL (abt1649-1741)            Zachariah SAWTELL
 Hannah LAWRENCE (1662-aft1726)            Elizabeth HARRIS
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 Ephraim SAWTELL (abt1685-1768)            Elizabeth SAWTELL (1671- )
 Abigail FARNSWORTH (1687-1853)            Joseph MORSE (1671-1709)
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 Amos SAWTELL (1718-1799)                  Abigail MORSE (1696-1739)
 Elizabeth FLETCHER (abt1726-1790)         Joshua HEMINGWAY (1697-1754)
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 Sarah SAWTELL (1761-1825)                 Isaac HEMINGWAY (1730-1778)
 Josiah DAVIS (1753-1837)                  Elizabeth HAVEN (1736- )
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 Hannah DAVIS (1789-1856)                  James HEMINGWAY (1760-1822)
 John FITCH (1777-1854)                    Elizabeth ARMSTRONG (1757-1837)
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 Zachariah FITCH (1833-1917)               James HEMINGWAY (1801-1893)
 Marcella Clinton PRATT (1838-1900)        Hope MALMSBURY (1804-1865)
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  -----                                    Jane M. HEMINGWAY (1824-1890)
  -----                                    Oliver BURDG (1821-1908)
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  -----                                    Almira Park BURDG (1849-1943)
  -----                                    Franklin MILHOUS (1848-1919)
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 Robert James O'HARA                       Hannah MILHOUS (1885-1967)
                                           Francis Anthony NIXON (1878-1956)
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                                           Richard Milhous NIXON (1913-1994)

Franklin Pierce (1808–1869)

Franklin PIERCE (1808–1869) was the 14th President of the United States. We are sixth cousins four times removed by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrants Thomas RICHARDSON and Katherine DUXFORD. Thomas Richardson and Katherine Duxford are also ancestors of Presidents Calvin COOLIDGE, George BUSH, and probably Herbert HOOVER [AAP 242].

             Thomas RICHARDSON ( -1634)
             Katherine DUXFORD ( -1631)
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 Elizabeth RICHARDSON                      Ezekiel RICHARDSON
 Francis WYMAN                             Susanna _____
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 John WYMAN ( -1684)                       Josiah RICHARDSON
 Sarah Ruth NUTT ( -1688)                  Remember UNDERWOOD
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 Sarah WYMAN (1650-1729)                   Sarah RICHARDSON
 Joseph WALKER (1645-1729)                 William FLETCHER
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 Elizabeth WALKER (1678-1716)              Esther FLETCHER
 Samuel FITCH (1674-1742)                  Stephen PIERCE
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 Zachariah FITCH (1713-1800)               Benjamin PIERCE
 Elizabeth GRIMES (1717-1790)              Elizabeth MERRILL
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 Zachariah FITCH (1734-1820)               Benjamin PIERCE
 Sibyl LAKIN (1739-1806)                   Anna KENDRICK
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 John FITCH (1777-1854)                    Franklin PIERCE (1804-1869)
 Hannah DAVIS (1789-1856)
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 Zachariah FITCH (1833-1917)
 Marcella Clinton PRATT (1838-1900)
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William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

William Howard TAFT (1857–1930) was the 27th President of the United States. We are ninth cousins three times removed by virtue of our common descent from Henry SQUIRE and his wife, parents of the Massachusetts immigrants Edith SQUIRE and Margaret SQUIRE. Henry Squire and his wife are also ancestors of Presidents John ADAMS, John Quincy ADAMS, Calvin COOLIDGE, and Millard FILLMORE [AAP 238].

              Henry SQUIRE (1563-1648)
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 Henry ADAMS (1582-1646)                   Margaret SQUIRE (1596-1675)
 Edith SQUIRE (1587-1673)                  John SHEPARD
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 Thomas ADAMS (1611-1690)                  Hannah SHEPARD
 Mary BLACKMORE (1612- )                   Thomas HOLBROOK
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 Pelatiah ADAMS (1645-1724)                John HOLBROOK
 Ruth PARKER                               Silence WOOD
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 Elizabeth ADAMS ( -1759)                  John HOLBROOK
 John CUMMINGS (1682-1759)                 Ruth HILL
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1714-abt1782)            Silence HOLBROOK
 Sarah FASSET ( -abt1799)                  Samuel GOODALE
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1734-1818)               Sarah GOODALE
 Lucy LAWRENCE (1732-1815)                 Asa WATERS
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1757- )                  Asa WATERS
 Elizabeth? HILDRETH (1765?-1843?)         Susan Trask HOLMAN
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1783-1865)            Susan Holman WATERS
 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)                Samuel Davenport TORREY
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )           Louisa Maria TORREY
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)   Alphonso TAFT
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)           William Howard TAFT (1857-1930)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)
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 Robert James O'HARA

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