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About Bliss.Seymour.Buchan
​"He who is not proud of his ancestors, either shows that he has no ancestors to be proud of, or 
else that he is a degenerate son." — Grosvenor
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INTERESTING PEOPLE CONNECTED TO MY LINEAGE [[I am the pink square]]
Connections: 4839 Family Trees on Tribalpages.com
In STORIES I have a list of family members and which war they were in. 
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BULTMAN________
A.F. "Tony" Bultman: House of Bultman funeral home 1883-2006 
See "THE BULTMAN FUNERAL HOME" under STORIES (my great x 2)

Fritz Bultman, painter. family friends with Tennessee Williams. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Bultman (Grandfather's cousin)

Henry J Bultman Jr, New Jersey Mayor (Grandfather's cousin)

African-Creole New Orleans/Paris composers
Charles Lucien Lambert -composer and musician 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lucien_Lambert
Lucien-Léon Guillaume Lambert
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucien-L%C3%A9on_Guillaume_Lambert
Sidney Lambert 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Lambert
(Grandfather's family)

Leonce Gueydan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gueydan,_Louisiana

Judge Arnold Krekel, co-founded Lincoln University  
http://www.cliffmanorinn.com/inn-history/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Krekel
(Mom's brother in Law's ancestor)

BLISS___________
Adam and Eve (search by surname "b.c.")
http://jesusevidence.org/gen

Rollo the Viking, first king of Normandy 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo
(ancestor through Bliss line) 

William The Conqueror, first Norman King of England 
http://fabpedigree.com/s052/f082740.htm
(ancestor through Bliss line) 

Thomas Bliss co-founded Springfield Mass 1635
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/6005685
(ancestor through Bliss line) 

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

Joseph Parsons Jr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Parsons,_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/articles/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/View-Photo-Archive/ID/1035
(ancestor through Bliss line) 

Alfred Bliss 
friends with Peter Cartwright, helped found what is now known today as Macmurray College in 
Illinois
(ancestor through Bliss line) 

Fraser Bliss Price 
former attorney/mayor of Monmouth County, New Jersey

Lucille ball, American actress
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball
(related through Bliss line) 

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II
(related through Bliss line) 

Grand Duchess Anastasia 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Duchess_Anastasia_Nikolaevna_of_Russia

Jesse J Phillips 
Chief Justice of the Illinois State Supreme Court
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_J._Phillips
(related through Bliss line) 

Franklin Pierce 14th USA President
Rutherford Hayes 19th USA President 

Buchan__________________________________________
Leslie  James "Bill" Buchan , Ph.D
Former Dean, Tulane University and former Vice-President, Washington University
http://freemanblog.freeman.tulane.edu/Centennial/index.php/2014/03/24/leslie-buchan/
(My maternal great grandfather)

Chester "Chet" Buchan
Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Clarion Iowa
(brother of Leslie James Buchan)

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

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

Bruce Mcgill (thanks to Kimball Everingham)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569226/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t8
(related through Seymour line)

ESKRIDGE/JOHNSON (related to VA aristocracy)_____________________________
Col. George Eskridge Sr. (Guardian to Mary Ball, mother of George Washington)
http://eskridgefamilyassociation.com/
(my Great x 7 grandfather)

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

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_Warner_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_Lewis

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

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

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_Buchanan

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

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

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

(Also I added almost every US president, several are connected to Taylors)

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

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

William Shakespeare through Daniel Marshall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
(descendent of his sister)

Basil Gildersleeve
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Lanneau_Gildersleeve
Katherine Lane Weems (daughter of Basil Gildersleeve)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Lane_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)
(great x 2 grandfather)

Sunshine R. Johnson-Nesbitt (You Are My Sunshine)
(great aunt, who I am named after)

Major General Major Samuel White (family secret  -- nephew of Houdini)
http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/105242/major-general-major-s-
white.aspx
(Married great aunt, and also Grandfather's sister)

Henry Warren Ogden - U.S. Congressman, wealthy planter in Bossier Parish. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Warren_Ogden


BRANSTETTER_________
Tennese Ernie Ford
American recording artist and television
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Ernie_Ford
http://www.wargs.com/other/fordej.html
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other, lots of European royalty added, some connected to my line ((current Queen!!))
Descendants of House of Hohenzollern 
Friedrich of Sülichgau
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich,_Graf_von_S%C3%BClichen
Pepin the Elder of Landen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepin_of_Landen
Charlemagne King of the Franks 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne
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ALSO (for fun) I added thanks to 
Famouskin.com
Britney Spears
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney_Spears
Ellen Degeneres
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres
Kim Kardashian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Kardashian
Elvis Presley 
Michael Jackson 
Kevin Costner 
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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. 
(some entries may not have source and this would be it)
SEYMOUR
BLISS
MARTINEZ
TREDWAY
WHITE
BUCHAN
PHILLIPS
see also:
Pittman Family Record
Eskridge Family Record 
Johnson family record
Branstetter family history
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Useful links:
see STORIES page 



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