Leverett Saltonstall

M, b. 1 September 1892, d. 17 June 1979
     Leverett Saltonstall was born on 1 September 1892 in Newton, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of Richard Middlecott Saltonstall and Eleanor Brooks. Leverett Saltonstall married Alice Wesselhoeft in 1916. Leverett Saltonstall died on 17 June 1979 at the age of 86 of congestive heart failure and is buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts.

Leverett Saltonstall was an American Republican politician who served as Governor of Massachusetts (1939–1945) and as a United States Senator (1945–1967).

Saltonstall was born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and was a longtime summer resident of Vinalhaven, Maine. As an adult he spent winters on his family estate in Dover, Massachusetts, where he liked to farm. Part of the Boston Brahmin Saltonstall family, he was able to trace his ancestral roots to the Mayflower, the Pilgrims and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Saltonstall was the tenth generation in direct descent to graduate from Harvard and the great-grandson of a U.S. Congressman of the same name.

A graduate of the private Noble and Greenough School, he graduated from Harvard College in 1914, where he was captain of the Junior Varsity crew that won the prestigious Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta – the first American crew ever to do so – and Harvard Law School in 1917. Prior to being admitted to the bar, he served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during and after World War I from 1917 to 1919.

Saltonstall, a Republican, entered politics as an alderman in Newton, Massachusetts from 1920 to 1922, while simultaneously serving as an assistant district attorney of Middlesex County from 1921 to 1922. He was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives that same year; there he rose to the position of Speaker of the House, which he held from 1929 to 1937. In 1936, he was defeated for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, but made a political comeback two years later when he was elected Governor of Massachusetts, a position he held for three terms from 1939 to 1945.

During that period, Governor Saltonstall mediated a Teamsters strike, reduced taxes, and retired 90 percent of the state's debt. He served as President of the National Governor's Association from 1943 to 1944.

In 1944, he was elected to the United States Senate in a special election to fill the unexpired term created by the resignation of U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. He was re-elected three times to the U.S. Senate, serving from 1945 to 1967. Those he defeated included John Corcoran in 1944, John I. Fitzgerald in 1948, and Foster Furcolo in 1954 and 1960. During his tenure in the Senate, he served as the Senate Republican Whip and on five influential Senate committees. He also served as the chair of the Senate Republican Conference, 1957–1966.

The legendary, but anti-Protestant, James Michael Curley once described Saltonstall as having a "Harvard accent with a South Boston face." Though the remark was intended as a political jab, it resonated with truth, as Saltonstall had an uncanny ability to blend his aristocratic lineage with a personable charm which greatly appealed to the average worker and the common man.

Leverett Saltonstall died of congestive heart failure in 1979 aged 86.
Extracted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leverett_Saltonstall.

Children of Leverett Saltonstall and Alice Wesselhoeft

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.

Hon. Leverett Saltonstall1

M, b. 13 June 1783, d. 8 May 1845
     Hon. Leverett Saltonstall was born on 13 June 1783.2 He was the son of Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall and Anna White.2 He attended Phillips academy at Exeter; graduated from Harvard, 1802, A.M., 1805; studied law under William Prescott at Salem, and practised there, 1805-45. He was a member and speaker of the Massachusetts house of representatives; president of the senate in 1831; first mayor of Salem, 1836–38, and a presidential elector on the Webster ticket in 1837. He was a Whig representative in the 25th congress as successor to Stephen C. Phillips, resigned, and in the 26th and 27th congresses, serving, 1838-43. He was an overseer of Harvard, 1835-45; a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; president of the Bible society, the Essex Agricultural society, the Essex Bar association, and a member of the Massachusetts Historical society. At his death he left most of his library to Phillips Exeter academy, and a sum of money to purchase books for the Harvard library. He is the author of: Historical Sketch of Haverhill. He received several honourary degrees: A.B. from Yale in 1802, A.M. from Bowdoin in 1806 and LL.D. from Harvard in 1838.2 Hon. Leverett Saltonstall married Mary Elizabeth Sanders on 7 March 1811.1 Hon. Leverett Saltonstall died on 8 May 1845 in Salem, Massachusetts, at the age of 61.2

Child of Hon. Leverett Saltonstall and Mary Elizabeth Sanders

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 192.
  2. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9. p. 220.

Mary Elizabeth Saltonstall1

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     Mary Elizabeth Saltonstall was the daughter of Leverett Saltonstall and Rose S. Lee.1

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 193.

Muriel Saltonstall1

F, b. 1634
     Muriel Saltonstall was born in 1634 in England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Saltonstall Jr. and Muriel Gurdon.1

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 12.

Nathaniel Saltonstall1

M, b. 5 September 1674, d. 1739
     Nathaniel Saltonstall was born on 5 September 1674.1 He was the son of Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth Ward.1 Nathaniel Saltonstall graduated in 1695 from Harvard.1 Between 1697 and 1701 he was a tutor and librarian at Harvard.1 He married Dorothy Parnel.1,2 Nathaniel Saltonstall died in 1739 in Woburn.1

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 21.
  2. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall1

M, b. circa 1639, d. 21 May 1707
     Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall was born circa 1639 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.2 He was the son of Richard Saltonstall Jr. and Muriel Gurdon. Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall graduated in 1659 from Harvard.2 He married Elizabeth Ward, daughter of Rev. John Ward and Alice Edmunds, on 28 December 1663 in Haverhill.2,3 Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall died on 21 May 1707.4

Children of Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth Ward

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 117.
  2. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 19.
  3. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  4. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 119.
  5. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 20.
  6. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9 p.219.
  7. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 21.

Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall1

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     Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall was the son of Richard Saltonstall and Mary Cooke.2 Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall married Anna White.1

Child of Dr. Nathaniel Saltonstall and Anna White

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 9. p. 220.
  2. [S158] W.H. Whitmore, Payne and Gore Families, p. 15.

Peter Brooks Saltonstall

M, d. 13 August 1944
     Peter Brooks Saltonstall was the son of Leverett Saltonstall and Alice Wesselhoeft. Peter Brooks Saltonstall killed in action on 13 August 1944 on Guam.

Philip Leverett Saltonstall1

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     Philip Leverett Saltonstall was the son of Leverett Saltonstall and Rose S. Lee.1

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 193.

Richard Saltonstall1

M, b. circa 1637?, d. circa 1665/66
     Richard Saltonstall was born circa 1637?1 He was the son of Richard Saltonstall Jr. and Muriel Gurdon.1 Richard Saltonstall made a will on 25 August 1665 which was proved 16 October 1666.1 He died circa 1665/66 in London s.p.1

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 12.

Richard Saltonstall1

M, b. 25 April 1672, d. 22 April 1714
     Richard Saltonstall was born on 25 April 1672.1 He was the son of Colonel Nathaniel Saltonstall and Elizabeth Ward.1 Richard Saltonstall graduated in 1695 from Harvard.1 He married Mehitabel Wainwright, daughter of Capt. Simon Wainwright and Sarah Gilbert, on 25 March 1702.1 Richard Saltonstall died on 22 April 1714 at the age of 41.1

Child of Richard Saltonstall and Mehitabel Wainwright

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 21.
  2. [S125] Robert Moody & Vincent, Verle Delano Sherman, Mayflower Families, p. 141.

Richard Saltonstall1

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     Richard Saltonstall married Mary Cooke, daughter of Elisha Cooke Jr. and Jane Middlecott, on 3 July 1744.1

Child of Richard Saltonstall and Mary Cooke

Citations

  1. [S158] W.H. Whitmore, Payne and Gore Families, p. 15.

Judge Richard Saltonstall1

M, b. 14 June 1703, d. 20 October 1756
     Judge Richard Saltonstall was born on 14 June 1703 in Haverhill.1 He was the son of Richard Saltonstall and Mehitabel Wainwright.1 Judge Richard Saltonstall died on 20 October 1756 in Haverhill at the age of 53.1

Citations

  1. [S125] Robert Moody & Vincent, Verle Delano Sherman, Mayflower Families, p. 141.

Richard Saltonstall Jr.

M, b. 1610, d. 29 April 1694
     Richard Saltonstall Jr. was born in 1610 in Woodsome, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, seat of the Kaye family.1 He was the son of Sir Richard Saltonstall of Huntwicke and Grace Kaye. Richard Saltonstall Jr. matriculated on 14 December 1627 from Emmanuel College, Cambridge.1 He married Muriel Gurdon, daughter of Brampton Gurdon and Muriel Sedley, in June 1633 in England.1 Richard Saltonstall Jr. died on 29 April 1694 in Hulme, Lancashire, at the seat of his son-in-law, Sir Edward Moseley.1

Children of Richard Saltonstall Jr. and Muriel Gurdon

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 12.
  2. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 20.

Richard Middlecott Saltonstall1

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     Richard Middlecott Saltonstall was the son of Leverett Saltonstall and Rose S. Lee.1 Richard Middlecott Saltonstall married Eleanor Brooks, daughter of Peter C. Brooks.

Child of Richard Middlecott Saltonstall and Eleanor Brooks

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 193.

Sir Richard Saltonstall of Huntwicke1

M, b. 1586, d. circa 1658
     Sir Richard Saltonstall of Huntwicke was born in 1586. He married firstly Grace Kaye, daughter of Robert Kaye of Woodsome, before 1610 at England.2 Sir Richard Saltonstall of Huntwicke emigrated in 1630 to New England with Governor Winthrop in the Arbella, having been appointed First Assistant, 1629; commenced the Settlement of Watertown, 1630 but returned to England the following year. In 1644 he was appointed Ambassador to Holland. He died circa 1658 in England.3

Child of Sir Richard Saltonstall of Huntwicke and Grace Kaye

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 7.
  2. [S123] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.
  3. [S587] John Eliot, New England Biographical Dictionary, p. 413.

Rose Lee Saltonstall1

F, d. before 1897
     Rose Lee Saltonstall was the daughter of Leverett Saltonstall and Rose S. Lee.1 Rose Lee Saltonstall died before 1897.

Citations

  1. [S41] Leverett Saltonstall, Ancestry and Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall., p. 193.

Susan Saltonstall

F, b. 1930, d. 1994
     Susan Saltonstall was born in 1930. She was the daughter of Leverett Saltonstall and Alice Wesselhoeft. Susan Saltonstall died in 1994.

Constance Salusbury1

F
     Constance Salusbury married Piers Stanley, of Ewlo Castle.1

Child of Constance Salusbury and Piers Stanley, of Ewlo Castle

Citations

  1. [S390] Lewys Dwnn, Visitations of Wales, Vol. II p. 359.

Elizabeth Salusbury1

F
     Elizabeth Salusbury was the daughter of Thomas Salusbury of Erbistock and Mary Hill.1 Elizabeth Salusbury married Thomas Puleston of Pickhill, son of John Puleston of Brandenheath and Ermin verch Robert ap Madock of Pickhill.1

Child of Elizabeth Salusbury and Thomas Puleston of Pickhill

Citations

  1. [S97] John Bernard Burke, Burke's Peerage, p. 1044.

Henry Salusbury of Llanrhaidadr1

M
     Of Llanrhaidadr.2

Child of Henry Salusbury of Llanrhaidadr

Citations

  1. [S389] Thomas Nicholas, County Families of Wales, p. 362.
  2. [S175] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, p. 182.

Lowry Salusbury1

F
     Lowry Salusbury was the daughter of Henry Salusbury of Llanrhaidadr.1 Lowry Salusbury married William Williams.

Child of Lowry Salusbury and William Williams

Citations

  1. [S175] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, p. 182.

Thomas Salusbury of Erbistock1

M
     Thomas Salusbury of Erbistock married Mary Hill.1

Child of Thomas Salusbury of Erbistock and Mary Hill

Citations

  1. [S97] John Bernard Burke, Burke's Peerage, p. 1044.

Alasia de Saluzzo1

F, d. 25 September 1292
     Alasia de Saluzzo was the daughter of Tommaso Marquis of Saluzzo and Luisa of Ceva.1 Alasia de Saluzzo married Richard Fitz Alan Lord of Clun and Oswestry, 8th Earl of Arundel, son of John Fitz Alan Lord of Clun and Oswestry, 7th Earl of Arundel and Isabel Mortimer, circa November 1282.2,3 Alasia de Saluzzo died on 25 September 1292.3

Child of Alasia de Saluzzo and Richard Fitz Alan Lord of Clun and Oswestry, 8th Earl of Arundel

Citations

  1. [S135] George Edward Cokayne, Complete peerage, Vol. 1 p. 241.
  2. [S135] George Edward Cokayne, Complete peerage, c.f. Vol. 1 p. 241.
  3. [S156] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 315.
  4. [S97] John Bernard Burke, Burke's Peerage.

Tommaso Marquis of Saluzzo1

M, b. 1244, d. 1299
     Tommaso Marquis of Saluzzo was born in 1244.1 He married Luisa of Ceva, daughter of Giorgo Marquis of Ceva.1 Tommaso Marquis of Saluzzo died in 1299.1

Child of Tommaso Marquis of Saluzzo and Luisa of Ceva

Citations

  1. [S135] George Edward Cokayne, Complete peerage, Vol. 1 p. 241.

George W. Sample Jr.1

M, b. 17 January 1901, d. 12 January 1989
     George W. Sample Jr. was born on 17 January 1901.1 He married Harriette Josephine Sewell, daughter of Herbert Joseph Sewell and Rachel Mathews, on 23 August 1923 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.1 George W. Sample Jr. died on 12 January 1989 at the age of 87.1 He was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Michigan.1

Child of George W. Sample Jr. and Harriette Josephine Sewell

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Sewell Vincent Sample1

M, b. 4 April 1928, d. 6 June 2005
Sewell V. Sample
     Sewell Vincent Sample was born on 4 April 1928 in Los Angeles, California.2 He was the son of George W. Sample Jr. and Harriette Josephine Sewell.1 Sewell Vincent Sample married Jolyne May Cornes, daughter of George Henry Cornes and Joanna Ruth Sullivan, on 19 January 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona.3 Sewell Vincent Sample died on 6 June 2005 in Caretel Inns of Royalton Retirement Homes, St. Joseph, Michigan, at the age of 77.2 He was buried on 10 June 2005 in Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph, Michigan, next to the grave of his wife.

He served his country in the United States Navy. In civilian life he was employed by the Sunbeam Corporation for 28 years, retiring as President of International Sales. More recently he served as President of Shepherd Products in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and his hobbies included genealogy, history, reading and tending to his house plants.4

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 76778594."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 73822061."
  4. [S133] Robert Sewell, Information from Robert Sewell.

Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson1

F, b. 23 August 1841, d. 1912
     Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson was born on 23 August 1841 in New York.2 She was the daughter of Joseph Sampson and Adele Livingston.3 Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson married firstly Frederick William Stevens on 8 October 1862 at New York.3,2 Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson and Frederick William Stevens were divorced. Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson married Charles Maurice Camille de Talleyrand-Perigord, Duc de Dino on 25 January 1887 in Paris.1 Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson and Charles Maurice Camille de Talleyrand-Perigord, Duc de Dino were divorced in 1903 at Paris.4 Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson died in 1912 in Paris4 was buried on 10 September 1912 in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.5

Children of Adele Caroline Livingston Sampson and Frederick William Stevens

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902.
  2. [S576] Eugene R. Stevens, Erasmus Stevens, p. 39.
  3. [S113] William Addams Reitwiesner, Bush ancestry.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Chicago Daily Tribune, 9 January 1917.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, Brooklyn, New York, Green-Wood Cemetery Burial Index.

Henry Sampson1

M, b. before 1603, d. 24 December 1684
     Henry Sampson. Mayflower passenger. He was born before 1603.1 He married Ann Plummer on 6 February 1635 in Duxbury. Henry Sampson died on 24 December 1684 in Duxbury, Massachusetts.1

Child of Henry Sampson and Ann Plummer

Citations

  1. [S113] William Addams Reitwiesner, Bush ancestry.

John Sampson1

M
     John Sampson was the son of Stephen Sampson and Elizabeth (Unknown).2 John Sampson married Priscilla Bartlett.1

Child of John Sampson and Priscilla Bartlett

Citations

  1. [S56] J.Y.W. Lloyd, History of he Lords Marcher.
  2. [S113] William Addams Reitwiesner, Bush ancestry.