Family and Descendants of James Garfield

Portrait of James Garfield’s family

As the twentieth President of the United States of America, James Garfield’s presidency was brief. Before politics, he worked as a teacher, who later became a lawyer. During the Civil War, he was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel and promoted to Brigadier General after his successful campaigns against the Confederate troops. In this … Read more

Family of Franklin Pierce

Portrait of Jane Pierce and Bennie

Franklin Pierce was the sixth generation of descendants of Thomas Pierce, an immigrant from Norfolk, England, to Massachusetts Bay Colony. Born on November 23, 1804, find out how his family influenced him to become the man and leader he was. Benjamin Pierce Born on December 25, 1757, Benjamin Pierce was born in … Read more

John Tyler’s Family Life and Descendants

portrait of John Tyler

The tenth president of the United States of America, John Tyler, was born on March 29, 1790, to a wealthy plantation and slave owner, John Tyler Sr., who was also a prominent politician in Virginia and his mother, Mary Marot Armistead. He had eight siblings who all received the best education available … Read more

Martin Van Buren’s family and descendants

Portrait of Martin Van Buren

Abraham Van Buren and Maria Hoes Van Allen gave birth to Martin Van Buren. Abraham married Maria in 1776 despite Maria Hoes, the widow of Johannes Van Allen, and three children. The couple were immigrants from the Netherlands and put down their roots in America. They were the fifth generation of residents … Read more