Samuel Simpson Grant, b. September 23, 1825, d. September 13, 1861.
Clara Rachel Grant, b. December 11, 1828, d. March 6, 1865.
Virginia Paine Grant Corbin, b. February 20, 1832, d. after 1900.
Orvil Lynch Grant, b. May 15, 1835, d. August 5, 1881. m. Mary Medary.
Mary Frances Grant Cramer, b. July 30, 1839, d. April 5, 1905, in East Orange, NJ. m. Michael John Cramer.
19th President Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1877-1881)
b. October 4, 1822, d. January 17, 1893
(Unnamed son) Hayes, b. August 14, 1814, d. August 14, 1814.
Lorenzo Hayes, b. June 9, 1815, d. January 20-1825.
Sarah Sophia Hayes, b. July 10, 1817, d. October 9, 1821.
Fanny Arabella Hayes Platt, b. January 20, 1820, d. July 16, 1856.
20th President James A. Garfield (1881)
b. November 19, 1831, d. September 19, 1881
Mehitabel “Hitty” Garfield Trowbridge, b. January 28, 1821. d. 1909.
Thomas Garfield, b. October 16, 1822. d. 1881.
Mary Garfield Larabee, b. October 19, 1824, d. November 4, 1884.
James Ballou Garfield, b. November 19, 1831, d. September 19, 1881.
21st President Chester Alan Arthur (1881-1885)
b. October 5, 1829, d. November 18, 1886
Regina Malvina Arthur Caw, b. March 8, 1822, d. November 15, 1910.
Jane Arthur, b. March 14, 1824, died at eighteen on April 15, 1842.
Almeda Arthur Masten, b. January 22, 1826, d. March 26, 1899.
Ann Eliza Arthur, b. January 1, 1828, d. April 10, 1915.
Malvina Arthur Haynesworth, b. 1832, d. January 16, 1920.
Major William Arthur, Jr. b. May 28, 1834, d. February 27, 1915.
George Arthur, b. May 24, 1836, d. March 8, 1838.
Mary Arthur McElroy, b. June 5, 1841, d. January 8, 1917.
22nd & 24th President Grover Cleveland (1885-1889, 1893-1897)
b. March 18, 1837, d. June 24, 1808
Anna Neal Cleveland Hastings, b. July 9, 1830, d. 1909.
William Neal Cleveland, b. April 7, 1832, d. January 15, 1906.
Mary Allen Cleveland Hoyt, b. November 16, 1833, d. July 18, 1914.
Richard Cecil Cleveland, b. July 31, 1835, d. October 22, 1872. (He and his younger brother Lewis were lost at sea on the same day.)
Margaret Louise Falley Cleveland Bacon, b. October. 28, 1838, d. March 5, 1932.
Lewis Frederick Cleveland, b. May 2, 1841, d. October 22, 1872. (He and his older brother Richard were lost at sea on the same day.)
Susan Sophia Cleveland Yeomans, b. September 2, 1843, d. November 4, 1938.
Rose Elizabeth Cleveland, b. June 13, 1846, d. November 26, 1918. She served as the White House hostess during Cleveland’s bachelor days as president.
23rd President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
b. August 20, 1833, d. March 13, 1901
By his father’s first marriage, to Lucretia Knapp Johnson, Harrison had two older half sisters.
Elizabeth Short Harrison Eaton, b. 1825, d. May 12, 1904.
William Henry Harrison, b. March 9, 1827, d. September 15, 1829.
Sarah Lucretia Harrison Devin, b. 1829. d. unknown. M. Thomas Jefferson Devin.
Harrison also had three full brothers and two full sisters from John Scott Harrison’s marriage to Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin.
Archibald Irwin Harrison, b. June 9, 1832, d. December 16, 1870.
Mary Jane Irwin Harrison Morris, b. July 5, 1835, d. September 14, 1867.
Anna Symmes Harrison, b. August 23, 1837, d. August 26, 1838.
John Irwin Harrison, b. June 25, 1839, d. October 25, 1839.
Carter Bassett Harrison, b. September 26, 1840, d. December 6, 1905.
Anna Symmes Harrison Morris, b. November 4, 1842, d. March 26, 1926.
John Scott Harrison Jr., b. November 16, 1844, d. January 10, 1926.
James Friedlay Harrison, b. February 14, 1847, d. January 3, 1848.
James Irwin Harrison, b. October 7, 1849, d. August 25, 1850.
25th President William McKinley (1897-1901)
b. January 29, 1843, d. September 14, 1901
David Allison McKinley, b. November 23, 1829, d. September 18, 1892. m. Nancy Minerva Scott.
Anna McKinley, b. September 24, 1832, d. July 29, 1890. Never married.
James Rose McKinley, b. September 27, 1833. d. October 11, 1889. m. Eliza Howe Fuller
Mary McKinley May. b. September 22, 1835. d. June 20, 1868. m. Daniel (or David) May.
Helen Minerva McKinley. b. March 13, 1838. d. June 9, 1924. Never married.
Sarah Elizabeth McKinley Duncan. b. October 1, 1840. d. November 22, 1931. m. Andrew J. Duncan.
Abigail “Abbie” Celia McKinley. b. June 1, 1845. d. January 26, 1846.
Abner Osborn McKinley, b. November 27, 1847, d. June 11, 1904. m. Anna Endsley.
26th President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
b. October 27, 1858, d. January 6, 1919
Anna Roosevelt Cowles, b. January 7, 1855, d. August 25, 1931
Elliot Roosevelt, b. February 28, 1860, d. August 14, 1894, was the father of Eleanor Roosevelt
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, b. September 17, 1861, d. February 17, 1933.
27th President William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
b. September 15, 1857, d. March 8, 1930
By his father’s first marriage to Fanny Phelps, Taft had two half brothers.
Charles Phelps Taft, b. December 21, 1843, d. December 31, 1929.
Peter Rawson “Rossy” Taft, b. May 12, 1846, d. June 4, 1889.
By his father’s second marriage to Louise Maria Torrey, Taft had three brothers and a sister.
Samuel Davenport Taft, b. February 1855, d. April 8, 1856.
Henry Waters Taft, b. May 27, 1859, d. August 11, 1945.
Horace Dutton Taft, b. December 28, 1861, d. January 28, 1943.
Frances Louise Taft Edwards, b. July 18, 1865, d. January 5, 1950.
28th President Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
b. December 29, 1856, d. February 3, 1924
Marion Morton Wilson Kennedy, b. October 20, 1850. d. August 14, 1890.
Annie Josephine Wilson Howe, b. September 8, 1854, d. September 15, 1916.
Joseph Ruggles Wilson, Jr., b. July 20, 1866. d. February 26, 1927.
29th President Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
b. November 2, 1865, d. August 2, 1923
Warren Harding’s parents joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1879. While younger sister Carolyn and brother George were both strong Adventists, there are accounts that sisters Charity, Mary and Abigail also embraced the faith. The family must have been aghast at President Harding’s hard-drinking profligate ways.
Charity Malvina Harding Remsberg, b. March 1, 1867, d. November 2, 1951.
Mary Clarissa Harding, b. April 26, 1868, d. October 29, 1913.
Eleanor Priscilla Harding, b. November 11, 1872, d. November 9, 1878.
Charles Alexander Harding, b. April 8. 1874, d. November 9, 1878.
Abigail Victoria Harding Lewis, b. May 31, 1875, d. March 21, 1935.
George Tryon Harding, b. March 11, 1878, d. January 13, 1934. A Seventh Day Adventist physician, George operated a mental health sanitarium in suburban Columbia, Ohio.
Phoebe Carolyn Harding Votaw, b. 1879, d. 1951. m. Heber Herbert Votaw. Known as Carolyn, President Harding’s sister and her husband served as Seventh Day Adventist missionaries in Burma from 1905 to 1914. Carolyn ran a police program for unwed mothers in the District of Columbia, a job she got with her brother’s help when he was a senator. Her husband left Adventist employment to act as Harding’s Senate office clerk, and later as Director of the Federal Prison System, for which he had no previous experience.
30th President Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
b. July 4, 1872, d. January 5, 1933
Abigail Gratia Coolidge, b. April 15, 1875, d. March 6, 1890.
31st President Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
b. August 10, 1874, d. October 20, 1964
Theodore Jesse Hoover, b. January 28, 1871, d. February 4, 1955.
Mary “May” Hoover Leavitt, b. September 1, 1876, d. June 7, 1953.
32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
b. January 30, 1882, d. April 12, 1945
James Roosevelt, b. March 27, 1854, d. May 7, 1927. The son of James Roosevelt and Rebecca Brien Howland, James was the half-brother of President Roosevelt. James, called “Rosy” by the family, attended Harvard University and was accepted into the exclusive The Porcellian Club, which would later reject his future president half-brother. James married Helen Schermerhorn Astor, great-granddaughter of the famous John Astor. As a political favor, James was appointed Secretary of the United States Legation to Vienna after his father gave support to Grover Cleveland.
33rd President Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
b. May 8, 1884, d. December 26, 1972
John Vivian Truman, b. April 25, 1886, d. July 8, 1965.
Mary Jane Truman, b. August 12, 1889, d. November 3, 1978.
34th President Dwight David Eisenhower (1953-1961)
b. October 14, 1890, d. March 28, 1969
Arthur Bradford Eisenhower, b. November 11, 1886, d. January 26, 1958.
Edgar Newton Eisenhower, b. January 19, 1889, d. July 12, 1971.
Roy Jacob Eisenhower, b. August 9, 1892, d. June 17, 1942.
Paul A. Eisenhower, b. May 12, 1894, d. March 16, 1895.
Earl Dewey Eisenhower, b. February 1, 1898, d. December 18, 1968.
Milton Stover Eisenhower, b. September 15, 1899. d. May 2, 1985.
35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1961-1963)
b. May 29, 1917, d. November 22, 1963
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Junior(July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944)“He is going to be the President of the United States,” his grandfather, Boston Mayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald proclaimed at his birth, thus setting the expectations high for the firstborn Kennedy son. Groomed his entire life for greatness by his father, Joe Kennedy Jr. frequently talked about becoming President one day.
He attended Harvard Law School but left just before completion to join the Navy and fight in WWII. His drive to be the best led him to a classified Naval mission involving an experimental “drone” bomber. Some attribute his push to be a part of this mission as a way to “one-up” his younger brother, Jack, who had recently become a national hero for risking his life to save fellow crew members on the torpedo boat, PT-109. During the ill-fated top-secret mission Joe Jr. was shot down and perished. Joe Jr. was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the Air Medal, and had a naval destroyer named in his honor.
Rose Marie Kennedy (September 13, 1918 – January 7, 2005) In a family filled with tragic death it was, in fact, the life of Rose Marie Kennedy that was the true tragedy. Believed to have been born with mental retardation, there still remains controversy over whether Rose Marie, “Rosie” to her family and friends, actually suffered from mental retardation or a mental illness. Entries in her diary suggest that Rosie showed signs of intelligence well above the acceptable level of mental retardation. Nonetheless, without knowledge or consent from his wife, Joe Kennedy Sr. agreed to have Rosie undergo a lobotomy to help calm her “mood swings that the family found difficult to handle at home.” The procedure was a disaster. Rose Marie was permanently reduced to an infantile and incontinent state, spending the rest of her life at a care facility in Wisconsin. Her mother later said, “It erased all those years of effort I had put into her. It was all gone in a matter of minutes.”
Rosie’s tragic life became a source of inspiration for her family. The Kennedy family founded the Joseph P Kennedy Jr. Foundation to help those with special needs; her sister Eunice founded the Special Olympics. President Kennedy introduced legislation for improved conditions for Americans with disabilities; her sister Jean founded Very Special Arts. While Rosie was a source of constant concern and struggle for the Kennedys, she soon inspired a legacy that helped millions.
Kathleen Kennedy-Harrington(February 20, 1920 – May 13, 1948)Kathleen Kennedy was affectionately called “Kick” by her family. Traveling to England in 1938 when her father was appointed as Ambassador to Great Britain, Kathleen met William “Billy” Cavendish, the Marquis of Harrington, whom she would later marry. She returned to the US the following year with her family after Britain entered World War II.
Upon returning to the US she became a research assistant for the Times-Herald and entered the war effort by volunteering for the Red Cross. On May 6, 1944 she married Lord Harrington who, after being called to serve in the Army, was killed in combat that August. Kathleen, now the widowed Lady Harrington, decided to remain in England after her husband’s death. A few years later, while on a flight to France, Lady Harrington perished in a plane crash.
Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver(July 10, 1921 - August 11, 2009)Eunice attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart and went on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Stanford. In 1953 she married Robert Sargent Shriver Jr. and had five children. After assuming direction of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation she began her life’s work of helping those with disabilities.
Eunice Kennedy-Shriver opened her backyard to those with disabilities in 1962 for a summer day camp filled with sports and activities. Six years later the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation planned and financed the very First International Special Olympics Summer Games. Eunice was quoted as saying the Special Olympics would one day reach a million participants. She was wrong. The Special Olympics reached over three million participants and continues to grow. Receiving many accolades, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Reagan, Eunice continued to serve on the board of the Special Olympics until the time of her passing.
Robert Francis Kennedy(November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)Robert Kennedy was the seventh of nine children and fought to show his worth in a family that excelled at competition. After graduating from Harvard he attended the University of Virginia Law School, where he met his wife Ethel Skakel. He started his political career by managing his brother John’s successful bid for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. He later served as the manager of John’s presidential campaign and as his Attorney General, the first brother of a US President to serve at the cabinet rank.
Following his brother’s assassination, Robert resigned as Attorney General and won a seat on the US Senate for New York. He altered his support of the Vietnam War and challenged President Johnson over US involvement. He announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination after much debate within himself and his family. After claiming victory in the California presidential primary Kennedy was fatally shot at the Ambassador Hotel.
Jean Ann Kennedy-Smith (February 20, 1928 – present)Jean always had a special relationship with her younger brother, Teddy. When he was too weak to attend their sister Eunice’s funeral, Kathleen sat by his bedside. She remained by his side when he passed away two weeks later. Jean made her first steps into the political arena as she traveled the country supporting her brother John’s 1960 bid for the presidency. In 1963 she accompanied President Kennedy on his famous trip to Ireland, returning in 1993 to Ireland as America’s Ambassador. In 1994, Jean famously persuaded the Clinton administration to grant a visa to IRA member Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein. Although controversial and highly criticized at the time, Jean’s intervention is now widely accepted as one of the first steps in the peace process that followed.
Jean married Stephen E. Smith, had two children and adopted two daughters. She founded Very Special Arts, which promotes creative arts opportunities for persons with disabilities. She continues to be involved with charities and organizations that promote international peace, Irish immigration, and opportunities for the disabled.
Edward Moore Kennedy(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)Edward, known affectionately as Ted, lived under the angst that once his brothers were gone he must carry the mantle of the Kennedy legacy. He entered Harvard College, just as his brothers, but was expelled in an attempt to cheat on a Spanish exam. After a brief period in the Army he returned to Harvard and graduated. He studied law at the University of Virginia where he met his first wife, Joan Bennett. They had three children, but ultimately divorced.
Ted began his life in politics as campaign manager for John Kennedy’s second senate term. In 1962 he was elected to the Senate and served a remarkable nine terms, becoming the third longest-serving member and the first brother to serve alongside a US President. After the deaths of John and Bobby many looked to Ted to run for President. However, after the scandal at Chappaquiddick Island, in which he was involved in a car accident where Mary Jo Kopechne drowned, Ted pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and lost the confidence of many. He made an unsuccessful challenge against President Carter for the Democratic nomination in 1980, in which he famously was unable to adequately answer the question, “Why do you want to be President?” He later faced scrutiny for his involvement in the trial of his nephew William Kennedy-Smith and had to testify on national television during the rape trial. Smith was acquitted but the scandal further tarnished the Senator’s image.
He went on to marry Vicki Reggie and began to regain respect and admiration through his legacy in the Senate. To this day Kennedy is still widely revered as a successful Senator, garnering him the nickname the “Lion of the Senate.” His distinguished career led him to numerous victories, many of them bipartisan efforts, and the fight for universal health care, which he called “the cause of my life.”
36th President Lyndon Baines Johnson (1963-1969)
b. August 27, 1908, d. January 22, 1973
Rebekah Luruth Johnson Bobbitt, b. September 12, 1910. d. February 4, 1978. m. Oscar Price (O.P.) Bobbitt.
Josefa Hermine Johnson Moss, b. May 16, 1912, d. December 25, 1961. m.1) Unknown. M. 2) Lt. Col. Willard White. m. 3 ) James B. Moss.
Sam Houston Johnson, b. January 31, 1914. d. December 11, 1978. m.1) Albertine Summers. m.2) Mary Michaelson.
Lucia Huffman Johnson Alexander, b. June 20, 1916. d. November 19, 1997.
37th President Richard Milhous Nixon (1969-1974)
b. January 9, 1913, d. April 22, 1994
Harold Samuel Nixon, b. June 1, 1909, died March 7, 1933 of tuberculosis.
Francis Donald Nixon, b. November 23, 1914. d. June 27, 1987.
Arthur Burdg Nixon, b. May 26, 1918, d. August 19, 1925 of tuberculosis.
Edward Calvert Nixon, b. May 3, 1930.
38th President Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
b. July 14, 1913, d. December 26, 2006.
President Ford had no full siblings. He had a half brother and two half sisters from his father’s second marriage.
Marjorie B. King Werner, b. 1921. d. April 8, 1993. m. Alton Werner.
Leslie Bud Henry King, b. March 28. 1923, d. December 2, 1976. m. Virginia H. Hodges.
Patricia Jane King, b. 1925.
From his mother’s second marriage he has three half brothers.
Thomas Gardner Ford, b. July 15, 1918. d. August 28, 1995. m. Janet Packer.
Richard Addison Ford, b. June 3, 1924. m. Ellen Platte.
James Francis Ford, b. August 11, 1927. d. January 23, 2001. m. 1) Barbara Brunner. M. 2) Sonya Evenson.
39th President James Earl Carter Jr. (1977-1981)
b. October 1, 1924
Gloria Carter Spann, b. October 22, 1926. d. March 5, 1990.
Ruth Carter Stapleton, b. August 7, 1929. d. September 26, 1983.
William Alton (Billy) Carter, b. March 29, 1937. d. September 25, 1988.
40th President Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
b. February 6, 1911, d. June 5, 2004
(John) Neil Reagan, b. September 16, 1908. d. December 11, 1996. m. Ruth Elizabeth Hoffman.
41st President George Herbert Walker Bush (1989 -1993)
b. June 12, 1924
Prescott (“Pressy”) Bush, Jr. b. August 10, 1922.
Nancy Bush Ellis, b. February 4, 1926.
Jonathan James Bush, b. May 6, 1931.
William Henry Trotter “Buck” Bush, b. July 14, 1938.
42nd President William J. Clinton (1993 - 2001)
b. August 19, 1946
President Clinton has no full siblings; he has a half brother from his mother’s second marriage.
Roger Clinton, b. July 25, 1956.
43rd President George Walker Bush (2001 - 2008 )
b. July 6, 1946
Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, b. December 20, 1949, d. October 11, 1953, of leukemia.