May 30, 2017

Notable Relatives

Gilbert Belnap, Adaline Knight, and Henrietta McBride have some interesting notable relatives–including some infamous or notorious.  Listed here are a few of such relatives.  Undoubtedly many more are waiting to be identified.  Click on the highlighted names below to discover how you are related to, or more generally about the lives of, these notable relatives:

Notable direct descendants (including spouses) of Gilbert Belnap

Notable relatives of Gilbert Belnap (surnamed Belnap or Belknap)

Notable relatives of Gilbert Belnap (not surnamed Belnap or Belknap but who have Belknap/Belnap direct ancestry)

Notable relatives of Gilbert Belnap (who do not have Belknap/Belnap direct ancestry)

Notable relatives of both Adaline Knight and Henrietta McBride (who were first cousins)

through Knight-McBride line

through McBride line

  • Lester Andrew Wade, Utah Supreme Court Justice (1889-1966)

through Mead line

  • Willard Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Governor and United States Presidential Candidate (1947-living)

through Spencer Line

  • Lorenzo Snow, 5th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1814-1901)
  • Heber Jeddy Grant, 7th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1856-1945)
  • Orson Spencer, Early LDS Writer (1802-1855)
  • Aurelia Read Spencer Rogers, founder of the Primary organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1834-1922)
  • Joseph Spencer, American Revolutionary War General and Continental Congress Member (1714-1789)
  • Henry Champion, American Revolutionary War General (1751-1836)

Notable direct ancestors of Adaline Knight

  • Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor (742/747-814)
  • Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons (c. 849-899)
  • William the Conqueror (William I), King of England (c. 1027/28-1087)
  • Henry I “Beauclerc,” King of England (c. 1068/69-1135)
  • Various Kings/Queens, Princes/Princesses, Dukes/Duchesses, Lords/Ladies, etc., of England, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, France, Normandy, Savoy, Aquitaine, Burgundy, etc.

Notable relatives of Adaline Knight (but not Henrietta McBride)

through Knight line

  • Nehemiah Knight, United States Representative from Rhode Island (1746-1808)
  • Nehemiah Rice Knight, United States Senator and Rhode Island Governor (1780-1854)

through Rogers line

  • Horatio Rogers, Civil War Officer, Rhode Island Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice (1836-1904)

through Backus line

through Griswold line

  • Amasa Mason Lyman, Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1813-1877)
  • Francis Marion Lyman, Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1840-1916)
  • Richard Roswell Lyman, Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1870-1963)
  • James Esdras Faust, Member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1920-2007)
  • John Forbes Kerry, United States Senator from Massachusetts and Presidential Candidate (1943-living)
  • Alexander Viets Griswold, 5th Presiding Bishop (by seniority) of the Episcopal Church (1766-1843)
  • Frank Tracy Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church (1937-living)

through Tracy line

  • John Martin Tracy, American Landscape Painter (1844-1893)
  • John Martin Tracy (1809-1844), husband of Hannah Maria Conant Tracy Cutler, Abolitionist and Women’s Suffragist (1815-1896)
  • Frank Tracy Griswold, 25th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church (1937-living)

through Throckmorton line

  • Elizabeth Throckmorton (1565-about 1647), wife of Sir Walter Raleigh, Writer, New World Explorer and Colonist (about 1552-1618)

through Bushnell line

  • Gordon Bitner Hinckley, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1910-2008)
  • David Bushnell, American Inventor of the First Submarine and Time Bomb (1740-1824)
  • Cornelius Scranton Bushnell, Union Pacific Railroad Executive and USS Monitor Promoter (1829-1896)

through Marvin line

  • Gordon Bitner Hinckley, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1910-2008)

through Elderkin line

  • Thomas Lanier (“Tennessee”) Williams III, American Playwright (1911-1983)
  • James Danforth (“Dan”) Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States of America (1947-living)

through Waterman line

through Allyn line

  • Thomas Edmund Dewey, New York Governor and United States Presidential Candidate (1902-1971)

through Huntington line

  • George Albert Smith, 8th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1870-1951)
  • Samuel Huntington, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Connecticut Governor, First President of the United States in Congress Assembled (1731-1796)
  • Samuel H. Huntington, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice and Governor (1765-1817)

through Rockwell line

  • George Albert Smith, 8th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1870-1951) (twice)

through Shelley line

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, English Romantic Poet (1792-1822)

through Blodgett line

  • Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1899-1994)

through Morse line

through Shattuck line

  • Aaron Draper Shattuck, American Painter (1832-1928)

through Loker line

Notable relatives of Henrietta McBride (but not Adaline Knight)

 

Notable direct descendants of Sir Robert Belknap (who may also be related to Adaline Knight)

Listed here is only a very small sampling of the many notable direct descendants of Sir Robert Belknap (about 1330-1401), shown according to descent from Sir Robert by generation.  By definition, as descendants of a common ancestor, all individuals below are related to one another (as well as to themselves, in some cases, more than once).

Generation 1 (Self)

Generation 2 (Children)

  • Hamon Belknap, Treasurer of Normandy (about 1380-before 1429)

Generation 3 (Grandchildren)

  • Philip Belknap, Mayor of Canterbury; Sheriff of Kent (about 1426-1457)
  • Griselda Belknap (unknown-unknown), wife of John Hende, Lord Mayor of London (unknown-1418)
  • Thomas Stonor, Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire; Member of Parliament (1394-1431)

Generation 4 (Great Grandchildren)

Generation 5 (Great Great Grandchildren)

Generation 6 (3rd Great Grandchildren)

Generation 7 (4th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 8 (5th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 9 (6th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 10 (7th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 11 (8th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 12 (9th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 13 (10th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 14 (11th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 15 (12th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 16 (13th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 17 (14th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 18 (15th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 19 (16th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 20 (17th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 21 (18th Great Grandchildren)

Generation 22 (19th Great Grandchildren)

Other (yet to be sorted by generation(s))

** = Descended multiple ways from Sir Robert Belknap

 

Last update:  11 May 2017