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INTERESTING PEOPLE CONNECTED TO MY LINEAGE


*BULTMAN*
A.F. "Tony" Bultman: House of Bultman 
funeral home 1883-2006 


Fritz Bultman, painter. family friends 
with Tennessee Williams. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Bultman

Henry J Bultman Jr, New Jersey Mayor

Charles Lucien Lambert -composer and 
musician 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Luci
en_Lambert

Leonce Gueydan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gueydan,_Lou
isiana


Judge Arnold Krekel, co-founded Lincoln 
University  
http://www.cliffmanorinn.com/inn-history/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Kreke
l



*BLISS*
Adam and Eve
http://jesusevidence.org/gen

Rollo the Viking, first king of Normandy 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo

William The Conqueror, first Norman King 
of England 
http://fabpedigree.com/s052/f082740.htm


Thomas Bliss co-founded Springfield Mass 
1635
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/
6005685

Mary Bliss-Parsons accused of bring a 
witch 1675
http://heritageramblings.net/tag/margaret-
hullins-bliss/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_(Bliss)
_Parsons

Joseph Parsons Jr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Parso
ns,_Jr.
Joseph Parsons, Jr. was one of the members 
of this pastoral search 
committee, which ultimately chose Jonathan 
Edwards, whose tenure as pastor would lead 
to the 
Great Awakening
 
Albert Parsons of Chicago Haymarket Affair
https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/art
icles/fpa41

Charles. W Bliss 
- "Bliss dynasty" of Hillsboro IL. editor 
and publisher of the Montgomery News. 
A web search of him started my genealogy 
quest. 
http://history.montgomeryco.com/Archives/V
iew-Photo-Archive/ID/1035

Alfred Bliss 
friends with Peter Cartwright, helped 
found what is now known today as Macmurray 
College in 
Illinois


Lucille ball, American actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II

Grand Duchess Anastasia 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duches
s_Anastasia_Nikolaevna_of_Russia

Jesse J Phillips -
Chief Justice of the Illinois State 
Supreme Court
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_J._Phi
llips

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Leslie  James "Bill" Buchan , Ph.D
Former Dean, Tulane University and former 
Vice-President, Washington University
http://freemanblog.freeman.tulane.edu/Cent
ennial/index.php/2014/03/24/leslie-buchan/ 

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*SEYMOUR*

Edward Seymour, 8th Duke of Somerset 
(this is unverified, see notes for William 
Seymour (1760-1846))
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Seymo
ur,_8th_Duke_of_Somerset

A R Schwartz Texas Legislature
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._R._Schwar
tz

Bruce Mcgill (thanks to Kimball 
Everingham)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569226/?
ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t8
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*ESKRIDGE/JOHNSON*
Col. George Eskridge Sr. 
(Guardian to Mary Ball, mother of George 
Washington)
http://beechtreenews.com/articles/george-
w-eskridge-topic-green-river-dar-february-
historymonth

Meriwether Lewis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_L
ewis

Col. William Augustine Washington, second 
cousin to George Washington
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wash
ington

Robert Alexander
founder of now Washington & Lee Univ.
https://www.wlu.edu/presidents-
office/about-the-presidents-
office/history-and-governance/past-
presidents/robert-alexander

Augustine Warner Jr, common ancestor of 
George Washington and Queen Elizabeth II
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_Wa
rner_Jr.
http://www.warnerhall.com/

Elizabeth Crawford-Meriwether
Her family is said to be descendents of 
Sir Roland Crawford, the grandfather of 
Sir William 
Wallace (the subject of Mel Gibson's 1994 
epic movie Braveheart.)

Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Clark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_L
ewis

Robert Beverley, Jr. 
planter and political figure 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bever
ley,_Jr.

General Robert E Lee, Lee family married 
Eskridges 
American general, Confederate Army
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Le
e

Pocahontas through Jane Rolfe
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Rolfe

President James Buchanan, 15th President 
of the United States 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchan
an

President Zachary Taylor, 12th President 
of the United States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Tayl
or

President James Madison, 4th President of 
the United States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madiso
n

President Thomas Jefferson, third 
President of the United States
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jeffe
rson

William Foushee - 
Surgeon in the Revolution. First Mayor of 
Richmond Virginia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Fous
hee

Reverend Daniel Marshall of Georgia
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/article
s/arts-culture/daniel-marshall-1706-1784

William Shakespeare through Daniel 
Marshall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shak
espeare

Basil Gildersleeve
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Lannea
u_Gildersleeve

Katherine Lane Weems (daughter of Basil 
Gildersleeve)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_La
ne_Weems

Samuel Eskridge Kenner, 
Member of House of Representatives South 
Carolina
 
Andrew Robinson Johnson Sr - 
(special thanks to Michael Stone Johnson 
for some A R Johnson family pictures)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.R._Johnson_
(Louisiana_politician)

Sunshine R. Johnson-Nesbitt (You Are My 
Sunshine)

Major General Major Samuel White 
(family secret  -- nephew of Houdini)
http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Disp
lay/tabid/225/Article/105242/major-
general-major-s-
white.aspx

BRANSTETTER
Tennese Ernie Ford
American recording artist and television
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Er
nie_Ford
http://www.wargs.com/other/fordej.html

Descendants of House of Hohenzollern 
Friedrich of Sülichgau
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich,_G
raf_von_S%C3%BClichen

Pepin the Elder of Landen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepin_of_Lan
den

Charlemagne King of the Franks 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne

____________
ALSO (for fun) I added thanks to 
Famouskin.com
Britney Spears
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spea
rs

Ellen Degeneres
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGene
res

Kim Kardashian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Kardashi
an

Elvis Presley 

Michael Jackson 


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INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING SURNAMES 
WAS FOUND IN
 "A Mighty Roar Beyond the Mesh and Lares 
and Penates"
written/put together by Noi Celecta Bliss-
Seymour and family. 
SEYMOUR
BLISS
MARTINEZ
TREDWAY
WHITE
BUCHAN
PHILLIPS
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Pittman Family Record

Eskridge Family Record 

Johnson family record

Branstetter history

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http://search.ancestry.com/
https://www.familysearch.org/
http://www.chignecto.org Canada Genealogy
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Manifests.aspx
http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-
commoner-ancestors.com/index.htm
https://famouskin.com/
http://genealogytrails.com
www.FindaGrave.com
www.worldgenweb.org
www.usgenweb.com
https://www.archives.gov/
www.genealogytoday.com
www.accessgenealogy.com
www.familytreesearcher.com
www.geni.com
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
http://civilwarrx.blogspot.com/
http://www.hqudc.org
http://www.cyndislist.com/us/
https://www.accessgenealogy.com/america
http://nscda.org/ National Society of 
Colonial Dames
https://www.dar.org/ Daughters of American 
Revolution
https://www.kenner.la.us/pages/section_2_9
.asp
http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/
https://genealogists.com/
https://www.amybrewittgenealogy.com/
https://www.progenealogists.com/how-it-
works
https://www.americanancestors.org
https://www.lineages.com/
https://aresearchguru.com/
http://burtonresearchservices.com
https://www.history.pcusa.org/services/ref
erence/genealogy/genealogy-research-
service
https://www.thoughtco.com/become-a-
professional-genealogist-1420732
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