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Mehetabel Wellington

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mehetabel Wellington was born on 26 Feb 1688 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Mar 1688

    Mehetabel married William Sherman on 13 Sep 1715 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. William (son of Joseph Sherman and Elizabeth Winship) was born on 28 Jun 1692 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Mar 1741 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Roger Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Apr 1721 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 23 Jul 1793 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.
    2. 3. Rev. Josiah Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Apr 1729 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 25 Nov 1789 in Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Roger Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mehetabel1) was born on 19 Apr 1721 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 23 Jul 1793 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "Sherman is especially notable in United States history for being the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the United States Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Association, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Robert Morris, who did not sign the Articles of Association, signed the other three." [Wikipedia]

    1745-1752 Surveyor New Haven County
    1752-1758 Surveyor Litchfield County
    1754 February Admitted to the Bar of Litchfield County
    1755-1759 Justice of the Peace Litchfield County
    1755-1756 1758-1761 Deputy for New Milford to General Assembly
    1759-1761 Justice of Quorum County Court for County
    1759 Commissary of Supplies for Connecticut at Albany NY
    1760-1772 In mercantile business in New Haven
    1765-1776 Treasurer of Yale College
    1764-1766 Deputy for New Haven to General Assembly
    1765 May Justice of the Peace, New Haven County
    1765 October Justice of the Quorum, New Haven County
    1766-1789 Judge of Superior Court of Connecticut
    1768 Received degree of Master of Arts from Yale College
    1774-1781 and 1784 Delegate to Continental Congress
    1774 Signed Articles of Association
    1774 Signed Address to the King
    1776 Signed Declaration of Independence
    1777 Delegate to Currency and Anti Monopoly Conventions at Springfield Mass
    1777-1779 and 1782 Member of Council of Safety of Connecticut
    1778 Signed Articles of Confederation
    1778 Delegate to Convention on regulation of prices at New Haven
    1783 Revised the Connecticut Laws with Judge Richard Law
    1784-1793 First Mayor of New Haven
    1787 Delegate to Constitutional Convention
    1787 Signed the Constitution of The United States
    1788 Delegate from New Haven to Convention of Connecticut which ratified the Constitution of the United States
    1789-1791 Representative for Connecticut in Congress of the United States
    1791 June until death July 23 1793 United States Senator for Connecticut

    Roger married Elizabeth Hartwell on 17 Nov 1749. Elizabeth (daughter of Deacon Joseph Hartwell and Mary Rice) was born on 31 Aug 1726; died on 19 Oct 1760 in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut; was buried in Center Cemetery, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Roger married Rebecca Prescott on 12 May 1763 in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Benjamin Prescott and Rebecca Minot) was born on 20 May 1742 in Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 19 Apr 1813 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Roger Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Jul 1768 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 5 Mar 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

  2. 3.  Rev. Josiah Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (1.Mehetabel1) was born on 1 Apr 1729 in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 25 Nov 1789 in Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Josiah married Martha Minot on 24 Jan 1757. Martha (daughter of Col. James Minot and Elizabeth Wilder) died about 1820 in Durham, Greene, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Roger Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (2.Roger2, 1.Mehetabel1) was born on 16 Jul 1768 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 5 Mar 1856 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Shortly after the Revolution, he spent two weeks visiting George Washington at Mount Vernon.

    On 31 Jan 1794, with his uncle Benjamin Prescott, he formed the firm of Prescott & Sherman, trading in dry goods, groceries, navigation, shoemaking, and tanning.

    Representative for New Haven in the Connecticut General Assembly, May and October 1810 and May 1811.

    Roger married Susanna Staples on 7 Jan 1801 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. Susanna (daughter of Rev. John Staples and Susanna Perkins) was born on 20 Aug 1778 in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut; died on 22 Nov 1855 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Oct 1823 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1917 in Nordhoff, California.


Generation: 4

  1. 5.  Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (4.Roger3, 2.Roger2, 1.Mehetabel1) was born on 27 Oct 1823 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 10 Mar 1917 in Nordhoff, California.

    Notes:

    Nordhoff, California was renamed Ojai during World War I.

    Elizabeth married Thomas Anthony Thacher on 1 Aug 1860 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. Thomas (son of Peter Thacher and Ann Parks) was born on 11 Jan 1815 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 7 Apr 1886 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Elizabeth Thacher  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California.


Generation: 5

  1. 6.  Elizabeth Thacher Descendancy chart to this point (5.Elizabeth4, 4.Roger3, 2.Roger2, 1.Mehetabel1) was born on 22 Sep 1868 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 14 Aug 1952 in Marin, California.

    Notes:

    From www.ywcasf-marin.org/marin-womens-hall-fame/honorees/elizabeth-thacher-kent:

    Elizabeth Thacher Kent, a matriarch in the founding family of Kentfield, is one of the few Marin County women to be elected posthumously to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame. Kent was a distinguished proponent of women's rights and international peace and was instrumental in securing women's right to vote.

    Kent took up permanent residence in Marin in 1907 and immediately became a vocal activist in support of women's' suffrage. When her husband, William, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Kent leveraged her position as a Congressman's wife to support the national suffrage movement. She was a featured speaker at the 1913 and 1914 conventions of the National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and shortly thereafter assumed leadership of their Congressional Committee. By 1915, she helped form the Congressional Union (later re-named the Women's Party), which picketed the White House in support of suffrage. Kent was arrested twice for her suffrage demonstrating. However, her cause prevailed and in August 1920 the Susan B. Anthony Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed guaranteeing American women the right to vote.

    In addition to supporting suffrage, Elizabeth Kent was committed to the cause of world peace. In the 1930's, she provided leadership to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She and her husband were also early supporters of the fledging conservation movement. They donated a large tract of land to the U.S. Government to preserve old-growth redwoods. Their gift, the Muir Woods National Monument, provides a lasting testimony to the Kents' exemplary lives of public service.

    Elizabeth married Rep. William Kent on 26 Feb 1890 in Nordhoff, California. Rep. (son of Albert Emmet Kent and Adaline Elizabeth Dutton) was born on 29 Mar 1864 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 13 Mar 1928 in Kentfield, Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.


Generation: 6

  1. 7.  Elizabeth Sherman Thatcher Kent Descendancy chart to this point (6.Elizabeth5, 5.Elizabeth4, 4.Roger3, 2.Roger2, 1.Mehetabel1) was born on 8 Jan 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died on 12 Jan 1952 in Marin, California.

    Elizabeth married George Stanleigh Arnold on 26 Feb 1915 in Washington, D.C.. George (son of George Sumner Arnold and Evelyn Greenwood Thompson) was born on 3 Apr 1881 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 18 Jan 1942 in Marin, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.


Generation: 7

  1. 8.  Elizabeth Sherman "Bibba" Arnold Descendancy chart to this point (7.Elizabeth6, 6.Elizabeth5, 5.Elizabeth4, 4.Roger3, 2.Roger2, 1.Mehetabel1) was born on 2 Dec 1915 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California; died on 18 Sep 1992 in Los Altos, Santa Clara, California.

    Notes:

    http://www.sfgenealogy.com/boards/mcobits/archive4/5426.html:

    Elizabeth 'Bibbs' [sic] Arnold of Los Altos, a mathematician, environmentalist and wildlife advocate who helped crack the Japanese code during World War II, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1992, at her Los Altos Hills home of lung cancer. She was 76.

    A native of San Francisco, Dr. Arnold was reared in Marin County and was the oldest grandchild of Rep. William Kent, for whom the city of Kentfield was named.

    The daughter of a prominent San Francisco attorney, Eugene Arnold, she attended the Katherine Branson School in Ross and graduated first in her class in 1932. The school later named a day in her honor after she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar College in her junior year.

    After graduating from Vassar in 1937, Dr. Arnold earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941.

    During World War II, Dr. Arnold was recruited by the Navy and worked on a team of cryptographers cracking Japanese codes, for which she received a Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

    In the 1960s, Dr. Arnold worked on machine language translation at Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Inc.

    After her retirement in 1969, Dr. Arnold helped establish a recycling center in Los Altos and worked with Wildlife Rescue, helping injured animals.

    Dr. Arnold is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. William Francis Whitmore of Los Altos; four sons, Charles Whitmore of Washington, D.C., Edward Whitmore of San Francisco, Thomas Whitmore of Oakland and Peter Whitmore of Victoria, B.C. Also surviving are her brothers, George Stanleigh Arnold of Kentfield, Peter Arnold of Grass Valley and Anthony Arnold of Novato.

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    Note that the above obituary is in error in two respects. Her father was George Stanleigh Arnold, not Eugene Arnold; and her family nickname was "Bibba", not "Bibbs."

    Her page at the Mathematics Genealogy Project is here, showing her to be a generation of advisors closer to Felix Klein than her husband was.

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    Elizabeth Sherman Arnold and William Francis Whitmore were 7th cousins, both being 6XG-grandchildren of Col. John Lane (1661-1715) and Susanna Whipple (1661-1713).

    Elizabeth married William Francis Whitmore on 1 Nov 1946. William (son of Charles Edward Whitmore and Elizabeth Manning Gardiner) was born on 6 Jan 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried on 6 Jan 1996. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Thomas Sherman Whitmore  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..


Generation: 8

  1. 9.  Thomas Sherman Whitmore Descendancy chart to this point (8.Elizabeth7, 7.Elizabeth6, 6.Elizabeth5, 5.Elizabeth4, 4.Roger3, 2.Roger2, 1.Mehetabel1) was born on 10 Feb 1953 in Washington, D.C..