What Famous Family Members Does Your Family Have


Meriwether Lewis (1774 – 1809) is my 9th great grand-uncle.

Zachary Lewis (1702 – 1765) father of Meriwether Lewis

Mary Lewis (1726 – 1755) daughter of Zachary Lewis

John “Black John” Nickell (1738 – 1807) son of Mary Lewis

Mary Polly Nickel (1774 – 1847) daughter of John “Black John” Nickell

Margaret “Peggy” Cravens (1792 – 1831) daughter of Mary Polly Nickel

Mary Jane Hite (1816 – 1903) daughter of Margaret “Peggy” Cravens

Bernard S. Adam (1845 – ) son of Mary Jane Hite

Eliza Ann Adams (1821 – 1864) daughter of Bernard S. Adam

John Barrett (twin) (1837 – 1894) son of Eliza Ann Adams

Edward Barrett (1862 – 1954) son of John Barrett (twin)

Ellen Barrett (1905 – 1999) daughter of Edward Barrett

Donald Barrett Danner son of Ellen Barrett

Karen Louise Danner Loveless, I am the daughter of Donald Barrett Danner

2nd Governor of Louisiana Territory In office March 3, 1807 – October 11, 1809 Appointed by	Thomas Jefferson Preceded by	James Wilkinson Succeeded by	Benjamin Howard Personal details Born	August 18, 1774 Ivy, Colony of Virginia Died	October 11, 1809 (aged 35) Hohenwald, Tennessee, U.S. Spouse(s)	none Alma mater	Liberty Hall (Washington and Lee University), 1793 Occupation	Explorer, soldier, politician

2nd Governor of Louisiana Territory
In office
March 3, 1807 – October 11, 1809
Appointed by Thomas Jefferson
Preceded by James Wilkinson
Succeeded by Benjamin Howard
Personal details
Born August 18, 1774
Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died October 11, 1809 (aged 35)
Hohenwald, Tennessee, U.S.
Spouse(s) none
Alma mater Liberty Hall (Washington and Lee University), 1793
Occupation Explorer, soldier, politician

The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast.
The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, consisting of a select group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark. Their perilous journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806. The primary objective was to explore and map the newly acquired territory, find a practical route across the Western half of the continent, and establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_Lewis

I know as a child I remember my grandmother telling us we was related to Meriwether Lewis, but I was never sure how we tried into him, so when I found out how, it was if I discovered a long-lost family member. I know there are other famous family members on all the family lines, that as we discover them in our family it gives us a sense of pride to know we are related to those who have made a mark in history.

So what famous family members do you have in your family?

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