Famous Americans Related to our Family

 

Assembled by D. A. Sharpe

 

 

Various names in American History crop up in our memories of people who’ve had some fame or influence in one aspect or another.  The purpose of this page is to cite some people who were related to our family, in a genealogical sense.

 

We do have 17 U.S. Presidents and seven Vice Presidents related to our family, but they are cited on the Presidential Chart

 

Most of these non-Presidential ancestors are positive, but not all are without fault or even negative image.  It brings a sense of appreciation about our family heritage to realize the presence of family members who’ve accomplished degrees of fame.   They each do have a degree of fame, and the stories about such fame is shared here with you, hoping you’ll enjoy browsing these people.  There is no significance assumed to the order in which they are listed.

 

1.           Benedict Arnold (The Famous Traitor)

 

2.           First Treasurer of Harvard, Herbert Pelham

 

3.           Thomas Edison

 

4.           George Eastman

 

5.           John Davison Rockefeller, Sr.

 

6.           John Davison Rockefeller, Jr.

 

7.           David Rockefeller

 

8.           Winthrop Rockefeller

 

9.           Jay Rockefeller

 

10.      Winthrop Williams Aldrich

 

11.      John Pierpont (J. P.) Morgan

 

12.      Frank Billings Kellogg - U.S. Secretary of State - Nobel Prize Winner

 

13.      Johnny Benjamin Kellogg II (died in the Alamo)

 

14.      Nicholas Philip Trist (U.S. Diplomat - negotiated to buy California)

 

15.      Noah Webster Famous Dictionary creator 

 

16.  Will Keith Kellogg (Cereal fame)

 

17. LT. George P Sharp, American Revolutionary Soldier

 

18. Willis Sharpe Kilmer, Owned 1918 Kentucky Derby Winner

 

19. Alfred Lansing Sharpe, 1st elected Republican Texas Legislator

 

20. Governor Winthrop Aldrich Rockefeller

 

20. Governor William Bradford (Mayflower - Plymouth Colony)

 

21. Abigail Smith Adams, wife of President John Adams

 

22. Clinton Eastwood, Film Actor/Director

 

23. New York Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr.

 

24. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy

 

25. Robert E. Lee, Confederate General

 

26. General George B McClellan (Civil War)

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compiled by:

Dwight Albert (D. A.) Sharpe

805 Derting Road East

Aurora, Texas 78760-3712

 

817-504-6508

da@dasharpe.com

www.dasharpe.com