March 31, 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 these notable relatives:

Notable direct descendants (including spouses) of Gilbert Belnap

  • Gilbert Rosel Belnap, Weber County Sheriff (1847-1929)
  • Hyrum Adolphus Belnap, Utah District Judge (1890-1940)
  • Arias Guy Belnap, Utah Politician and Businessman (1893-1974)
  • Bryan West Belnap, Dean of Brigham Young University College of Religious Education (1921-1967)
  • David Foster Belnap, Award-winning Journalist (1922-2009)
  • Bruce Earl Belnap. Regional Representative and Orlando Temple President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1925-2014)
  • Parley L. Belnap, Professor of Organ and Theory and Noted Organist
  • Carl Bert Cook, Member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1957-living)
  • Amasa Marion Hammon, Weber County Sheriff (1884-1957)
  • (William) Ryan Shupe, American Bluegrass Musician and head of Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band (1971-living)
  • Jeff Simpson, President of Deseret Book Company; President and CEO of Bonneville International (1963-living)

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 direct descendants of Sir Robert Belknap (who is also related to Adaline Knight)

  • Notable Descendants of Sir Robert Belknap (by generation of descent from Sir Robert Belknap)
  • William Shakespeare, English Poet and Playwright (1564-1616)
  • Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom (1926-living) (related 6 known ways to Sir Robert Belknap)
  • Lady Jane Grey, 9-day Queen of England (1537-1554)
  • Sir Francis Bacon, English Philosopher and Statesman (1561-1626)
  • Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1874-1965) (related twice to Sir Robert Belknap)
  • Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) (related three known ways to Sir Robert Belknap)
  • Anne Stonor (about 1484-1518), wife of Sir Adrian Fortescue, English Catholic Martyr and Saint beheaded by Henry VIII (about 1476-1539)
  • Frances Fortescue (about 1505-unknown), wife of “Silken Thomas” FitzGerald, 10th Earl of Kildare executed by Henry VIII (about 1513-1537)
  • Dorothy Wentworth (1543-1601), wife of Sir Martin Frobisher, New World Explorer and Defeater of the Spanish Armada (about 1535-1594)
  • Jane Wentworth (about 1541-1614), wife of Henry, 1st Baron Cheney of Toddington and Judge at Trial of Mary Queen of Scots (1540-1587)
  • Sir Richard Southwell, Privy Councillor under Henry VIII and Mary I (“Bloody Mary”) (about 1518-1564)
  • Father Robert Southwell, English Catholic Martyr and Saint (about 1561-1595)
  • William Walsh, English Poet and Critic (1663-1708)
  • Sir Anthony Hungerford, Noted Royalist during English Civil War (unknown-1657)
  • Dorothea May (1590-1620), wife of William Bradford, Mayflower Passenger and Governor of Plymouth Colony (1590-1657)
  • Thomasine Clopton (1582-1616), second wife of John Winthrop, Puritan Leader and 1st Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (1588-1649)
  • John Jenney, early Plymouth Colony Settler and Builder of the Jenney Grist Mill (1585-1644)
  • Violet Needham, English Author of Children’s Books (1876-1967)
  • Laura Laetitia Herbert (1916-unknown), wife of Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh, British Author (1903-1966)
  • Numerous Lords, Earls, Counts, Barons, Sir Knights, etc., of England
  • Early Belknaps

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)

 

Last update:  8 Apr 2016