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Notable & Famous Descendants of Early New England Settlers

Notable and Famous Descendants include: Founder of Eastman Kodak; Founder of the B.F. Goodrich Company; Founder of American Red Cross; First Woman to Fly Across the Atlantic Ocean; Inventors; Architect; Authors; Poet; Playwright; Actors & Actresses; Colonial and State Governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts & Vermont; Signers of U.S. Declaration of Independence; Presidents of the United States; Princess of Wales; Duke of Cambridge ... To see Summary Lists click here.

Direct descendants of the listed Early New England Settlers - are also either direct descendants or distant cousins of the relevant listed Notable and Famous Descendants.
For example: Direct descendants of New England emigrants Henry Wolcott (c.1579-1655) & Elizabeth Saunders (c.1584-1655) - are also either direct descendants or distant cousins of Roger Wolcott (1679-1767), Colonial Governor of Connecticut.

A popular current term for this is “Notable Kin”.


George Eastman - Founder of Eastman Kodak

Elihu Root - Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Charles Gates Dawes - Co-Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Frank Billings Kellogg - Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Clara Barton - Founder of American Red Cross

Norman Rockwell - Artist - American Painter and Illustrator

William Earle Dodge - Founding Member of the YMCA in North America

Juliette Gordon Low - Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA

Eli Whitney - Inventor - the Cotton Gin

Noah Webster - Publisher of First American Dictionaries

Elias Howe - Inventor Lockstitch Design Sewing Machine

Wife of John Dorrence - Campbell Soup Co

Dr. B.F. Goodrich - Founder of the B.F. Goodrich Company

Charles A. & John S. Pillsbury - Co-Founders of C.A. Pillsbury and Company

Joseph Glidden - Inventor Barbed Wire

Wife of William Alfred Paine - Co-Founder Paine Webber Co

Richard Morris Hunt - Architect

Henry Lee Higginson - Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Percival Lowell - Astronomer - Founder of the Lowell Observatory

Thomas Edison - Inventor and a Founder of General Electric (GE)

Louis, Frederick & Emory Upton - Founders Whirlpool Corporation

Orville & Wilbur Wright - Inventors & Aviation Pioneers - 1st Airplane Flight

Amelia Earhart - 1st Woman to Fly Across Atlantic Ocean

David E. Bigelow - husband of Ruth Campbell - Founder of the Bigelow Tea Company

Emily Dickinson - Poet

Caroline Balestier - wife of Rudyard Kipling - Author & Poet

Laura Ingalls Wilder - Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs - Author

Ernest Hemingway - Author and Journalist

Thomas Lanier Tennessee Williams - Playright

Humphrey DeForest Bogart - Actor

Henry Fonda - Actor and Jane Fonda - Actress

Lucille Ball - Actress, Comedienne & Television Personality

James King Arness and Peter Graves - Actors

Marilyn Monroe - Actress, Model, & Singer

Shirley Temple - Actress, Diplomat and Public Servant

James Byron Dean - Actor

Clint Eastwood - Actor, Director, Producer, Composer & Politician

Richard Tiffany Gere - Actor

Claire Bradley Griswold - wife of Sydney Irwin Pollack - Film Director, Producer and Actor

Naomi, Wynonna & Ashley Judd - Country Music Singers and Actress

Steve Young - Sports - Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee

Buckminster Fuller - Architect, Systems Theorist, Author, Designer and Inventor

William Edwards Deming - Pioneer of Modern Quality Management

Warren Buffett - Business Magnate, Investor and Philanthropist

Bill Gates - Co-Founder of Microsoft - and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tim Berners-Lee - Inventor of the World Wide Web

Hoar, Lowell and Dwight - University Presidents Harvard and Yale

Robert Treat, Roger Wolcott & Jonathan Trumbull - Colonial Governors of Connecticut

Oliver Partridge - Colonial Congressman from Massachusetts

Oughtsorangoughton - born Timothy Rice - & Thomas Aronhiowanen - Caughnawaga - Mohawk First Nations Chiefs

Trunbull, Griswold, Wolcott, Bigelow - State Governors of Connecticut

Davis, Hoar & Crane - Governors and Senators - Massachusetts

Elihu Root & William E. Dodge - A Senator & A Congressman from New York

Charles Edison - Governor of New Jersey

Paul Brigham - Governor of Vermont

Wolcott, Paine & Williams - Signers of US Declaration of Independence

Nathaniel Gorham - Signer of the the US Constitution

Brigham and Pease - Signers of Texas Constitution and Governor

John S. Pillsbury, Henry M. Rice & Frank B. Kellogg  - Governor of & Senators from Minnesota

John Trumbull - Artist - Historical Paintings

Adams, Fillmore, Grant Hayes & Garfield - Presidents of the United States

Cleveland, Coolidge, Hoover & Ford - Presidents of the United States

Wives of John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson & Harry S. Truman - Presidents of the United States

Wife of Ronald Reagan - President of the United States

Morrison Remick Waite - Chief Justice of the United States

Hon. Josiah Burr Plumb - Canadian Senator

Wife of John George Diefenbaker - Canadian Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill - British Prime Minister

Princess of Wales - former Wife of HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales

Summary Lists of Notable & Famous Descendants of Early New England Settlers


  1. Over 50 Early New England Settlers and their Notable & Famous Descendants (by family surname)

  2. Over 100 Notable & Famous Descendants of Early New England Settlers (in order of the above Photos & Images)

For a list of Relevant Published Sources (Bibliography) - click here


1. Over 50 Early New England Settlers and their Notable & Famous Descendants
(by family surname)


Ayer: John Ayer [Newbury, Mass. c.1635] & Hannah Evered alias Webb - Ancestors of:
Beckley: Sergeant Richard Beckley [New Haven c.1639] & Frances - Ancestors of: Berry: William Berry [Strawbery Banke (Portsmouth) N.H. c.1631] & Jane - Ancestors of:
Bigelow/Biglo: John Bigelow/Biglo [Watertown, Mass. c.1642] & Mary Warren - Ancestors of:
Brigham: Thomas Brigham [England] & Gillian [Grandparents of New England Settlers - Thomas, Constance (Brigham) Crosby & Anne (Brigham) (Crosby) Thompson] - Ancestors of:
Brigham: Thomas Brigham [Susan & Ellen ship - 1635; Massachusetts] & Mercy Hurd/Heard - Ancestors of:
Buell: William Buell [Windsor, Conn. c.1639] & Mary - Ancestors of: Cadwell: Thomas Cadwell [Hartford, Conn. c.1652] & Elizabeth Stebbins - Ancestors of: Cass: John Cass [Hampton, N.H. c.1644] & Martha Philbrick - Ancestors of: Clark: Hon. Daniel Clark [Windsor, Conn. c.1639] & Mary Newberry/Newbury - Ancestors of: Clough: John Clough [Elizabeth ship - 1635; Salisbury, Mass. c.1639] & Jane - Ancestors of: Cooley: Benjamin Cooley [Springfield, Mass. c.1642-1643] & Sarah - Ancestors of: Crow: John Crow [Hartford, Conn. c.1637; latterly Hadley, Mass.] & Elizabeth Goodwin - Ancestors of: Dalton: Philemon Dalton [Increase ship c.1635] & Anne/Hannah Cole - Ancestors of: Deming: Hon. John Deming [Wethersfield, Conn. c.1635] & Honor/Honour Treat - Ancestors of: Drake: John Drake [Windsor, Conn. c.1639] & Lettice Shakespeare (1st wife) - Ancestors of: Drake: John Drake [Windsor, Conn. c.1639] & Elizabeth Rogers (2nd wife) - Ancestors of: Dwight: John Dwight [Watertown; then Dedham c.1635] & Hannah Close - Ancestors of: Eastman: Roger Eastman [Confidence ship - 1638; Salisbury, Mass. c.1640] & Sarah Smith - Ancestors of: Eggleston: Bigod/Bygod Eggleston [New England c.1630; Windsor, Conn. c.1635] - Ancestor of: Flagg: Thomas Flagg/Flegg [Rose or John & Dorothy Ship - 1637] & Mary - Ancestors of: Flint: Rev. Henry Flint/Flynt [Braintree, Mass. c.1635] & Margery Hoar - Ancestors of: Frost: Edward Frost [Stanstead, Suffolk, England] & Thomasine/Thomazin Belgrave [parents of New England Settlers - Thomasine/Thomazin (Frost) Rice, Alice (Frost) (Blower) Tilly & Elizabeth (Frost) (Rice) Whale] - Ancestors of: Gates: Stephen Gates [Diligent ship - Hingham, Mass. c.1638] & Ann/Hannah Neave/Veare - Ancestors of: Goodrich: John Goodrich/Goderich [Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk Co., England] & Margerie [parents of at least 2 New England Settlers John of Wethersfield & William of Wethersfield] - Ancestors of: Goodrich: John Goodrich [Wethersfield, Conn. c.1644] & Elizabeth (Edwards?) - Ancestors of: Goodwin: William Goodwin [Lyon ship 1632; Cambridge, Mass.] & Elizabeth White - Ancestors of: Griswold: (George?) Griswold [England] [father of at least 2 New England Settlers - Matthew of Windsor/Saybrook & Edward of Windsor] - Ancestor of: Griswold: Matthew Griswold [Windsor/Saybrook, Conn. c.1639] & Anna Wolcott - Ancestors of: Griswold: Edward Griswold [Windsor, Conn. c.1639] & Margaret - Ancestors of: Ham: John Ham [Dover, N.H. c.1668] & Mary Heard - "Possible" Ancestors of: Hart: Deacon Stephen Hart [Cambridge, Mass. c.1633 - Hartford & Farmington, Conn.] - Ancestor of: Heard: Capt. John Heard [Dover, N.H. c.1640] & Elizabeth Hull - "Possible" Ancestors of: Higley: Capt. John Higley [Windsor, Conn. c.1666] & Hannah Drake - Ancestors of: Hinksman/Hoar: Joanna Hinksman [New England c.1640] & Charles Hoar Jr. [Gloucester, England] - Ancestors of: Hull: Thomas Hull [England] & Joanne Peson/Pyssing [parents of at least 2 New England Settlers - Rev. Joseph of Weymouth, Mass. & George of Dorchester, Mass.] - Ancestors of: Hull: Rev. Joseph Hull [Marygould Ship - 1635; Weymouth, Mass.] & Joanne - "Possible" Ancestors of: Hull: George Hull [Dorchester, Mass. c.1632] & Tamzen Mitchell - Ancestors of: Judd: Thomas Judd [Cambridge, Mass. c.1634] & Elizabeth - Ancestors of: King: Thomas King [Sudbury, Mass. c.1650] & Ann Collins - Ancestors of: Lee: John Lee [Hartford & Farmington, Conn.] & Mary Hart - Ancestors of: Loker: Henry Loker/Locar [Essex, England] & Elizabeth [New England] [parents of New England Settlers - Anne/Hannah (Loker) Newton, Bridget (Loker) (Davis) King, Henry of Sudbury & John of Sudbury] - Ancestors of: Loomis: Joseph Loomis [Susan & Ellen ship 1638, Windsor, Conn. c.1639] & Mary White - Ancestors of: Marston: William Marston [Hampton, N.H. ca. 1638] & _____ (1st wife) - Ancestors of: Maynard: John Maynard [Sudbury, Mass. c.1638-39] & _____ (1st wife) - Ancestor of: Maynard: John Maynard [Sudbury, Mass. c.1638-39] & Mary (Starr) Axtell (2nd wife) - Ancestor of: Moore: John Moore [Planter ship - 1635; Sudbury, Mass. c.1642] & Elizabeth _____ (not Whale) (1st wife) - Ancestors of: Moore: John Moore [Planter ship - 1635; Sudbury, Mass. c.1642] & Elizabeth Rice (not Whale) (2nd wife) - Ancestors of: Moore: Deacon John Moore [Dorchester c.1630 & Windsor, Conn. c.1635] & Abigail - Ancestors of: Morse: Joseph Morse [Elizabeth ship - 1634; Watertown, Mass.] & Esther Pierce - Ancestors of: Newberry: Richard Newberry [Devonshire, England] [father of at least one New England Settler - Thomas of Dorchester & Windsor] - Ancestor of: Newberry: Thomas Newberry/Newbury [Recovery ship c.1634; Dorchester & Windsor] & Joanne Dabinott (1st wife) - Ancestors of: Newberry: Thomas Newberry/Newbury [Recovery ship c.1634; Dorchester & Windsor] & Jane (2nd wife) - Ancestors of: Noble: Thomas Noble [Boston, Mass. c.1652] & Hannah Warriner - Ancestors of: Palmer: Henry Palmer [Newbury, Mass. c.1637] & Elizabeth - Ancestors of: Partridge/Partrigg: William Partridge/Partrigg [Hartford, Conn. c.1644; latterly Hadley, Mass.] & Mary Smith - Ancestors of: Phelps: William Phelps [Mary & John ship c.1630; Windsor, Conn.] - Ancestor of: Philbrick/Felbrigge: Thomas Philbrick/Felbrigge [Watertown, Mass. c.1636] & Elizabeth Knapp - Ancestors of: Pierce/Peirce: John Pierce/Peirce [Watertown, Mass. c.1637] & Elizabeth - Ancestors of: Rice: Deacon Edmund Rice [Sudbury, Mass. c.1639] & Tamazin/Thomasine Frost - Ancestors of: Rice: Henry Rice [England] & Elizabeth Frost [Sudbury, Mass. c.1643-46] - Ancestors of: Roberts: Thomas Roberts [Dover, N.H. c.1623] & Rebecca (Hilton?) - Ancestors of: Shattuck: William Shattuck/Shattock [Watertown, Mass. c.1642] & Susanna - Ancestors of: Smith: Mr. Smith [father of at least 5 New England settlers Mary wife of William Partridge, Christopher of Northampton, Joseph of Hartford & Simon of Hartford] - Ancestor of: Starbuck: Elder Edward Starbuck [Dover, N.H. ca. 1635 & Nantucket Island] & Catherine (Reynolds?) - Ancestors of: Stebbins: William Stebbins [Black Notley, Essex, England] [Father of at least 2 New England Settlers Deacon Edward of Cambridge/Hartford & Editha wife of Robert Day] - Ancestor of: Stebbins: Deacon Edward Stebbins [Cambridge, Mass. 1633 & Hartford, Conn. 1636] & Frances Tough - Ancestors of: Treat: Richard Treat [New England c.1637; Wethersfield, Conn.] & Alice Gaylord/Gayland - Ancestors of: Varney: William Varney [Ipswich, Mass. c.1649] & Bridget (Deverell?) - Ancestors of: Warren: John Warren [Watertown, Mass. c.1630] & Margaret - Ancestors of: Warriner: William Warriner [Springfield, Mass. c.1639] & Joanna Searle/Scant - Ancestors of: Whale: Philemon Whale [Sudbury, Mass. c.1643-46] - Step-Ancestor of: White: Robert White [Shalford & Messing, Essex, England] & Bridget Allgar [parents of at least 4 New England Settlers John of Cambridge, Elizabeth wife of William Goodwin, Mary wife of Joseph Loomis & Anna wife of John Porter] - Ancestors of: Wolcott: Henry Wolcott [Mary & John ship 1630; Dorchester & Windsor] & Elizabeth Saunders - Ancestors of:

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2. Over 100 Notable & Famous Descendants of Early New England Settlers
(in order of the above Photos & Images)

Founder of Eastman Kodak

Recipients and Co-Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

Founder of the American Red Cross

Artist - American Painter and Illustrator

Founding Member of the YMCA in North America

Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA

Inventor - the Cotton Gin

Publisher of First American Dictionaries

Inventor - First Lockstitch Design Sewing Machine

Wife of the Founder of the Canned Soup Industry

Founder of the B.F. Goodrich Company

Co-Founders of C.A. Pillsbury and Company

Inventor - Barbed Wire used for Fences

Wife of Co-Founder of Paine Webber (Stock Brokerage Firm)

American Architect

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Astronomer and Founder of the Lowell Observatory

Inventor - Phonograph, Electric Light Bulb, Motion Picture Camera ...

Founders of Whirlpool Corporation

Inventors & Aviation Pioneers - First Successful Airplane Flight

Aviator & Author - First Woman to Fly across the Atlantic Ocean

Husband of Founder of the Bigelow Tea Company

Authors & Poets

American Playwright

Actors and Actresses

Wife of Film Director, Producer and Actor

Country Music Singers

Sports - Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee

Architect, Systems Theorist, Author, Designer and Inventor

Pioneer of Modern Quality Management

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and Philanthropist

Philanthropist and Co-Founder of Microsoft

Inventor of the World Wide Web

University Presidents

Colonial Governors of Connecticut

Colonial Congressman from Massachusetts

Caughnawaga (now Kahnawake) - Mohawk First Nations Chiefs

State Governors of Connecticut

Governor of and Senators from Massachusetts

A Senator and A Congressman from New York

Governor of New Jersey

Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Vermont

Three of the Signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence - 1776

Signer of the the United States Constitution

A Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence & A Governor of Texas

A Governor of & Senators from Minnesota

Artist - Historical Paintings

Presidents of the United States

First Ladies of the United States

Chief Justice of the United States

Canadian Senator

Wife of a Prime Minister of Canada

British Prime Minister

Princess of Wales "Princess Diana"

Princes & Princess


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