The now and then postings of the discoveries and contributions of the Miller and Bechtold families .

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ezechiel Cheevers and Ellen Lathrop: famous descendant FDR

Related twice through the Cheevers:

5th cousin twice removed
7th cousin twice removed

Ezechiel Cheever 1614 - 1708 + Ellen Lathrop 1633 - 1706
Thomas Cheever 1658 - 1749 + Sarah Bill 1652 - 1705
Abigail Cheever 1691 - Unknown + John Burt Abt. 1692 - Unknown
1. Abigail Burt Abt. 1718 - Unknown + Nathaniel Howland 1705 - 1766
2. Joseph Howland 1749 - 1836 + Lydia Bill 1753 - 1838
3. Susan Howland 1779 - 1852 + John Aspinwall Abt. 1774 - 1847
4. Mary Rebecca Aspinwall 1809 - 1886 + Isaac Roosevelt 1790 - 1863
5. James Roosevelt 1828 - 1900 + Sara Delano 1854 - 1941
6. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882 - 1945

Ezechiel Cheever 1614 - 1708 + Ellen Lathrop 1633 - 1706
1. Mary Cheever 1640 - 1728 + William Lewis 1620 - 1690
2. Nathaniel Lewis 1676 - 1751 + Abigail Ashley 1681 - 1723
3. Abigail Lewis 1701 - Abt. 1776 + Joseph Lyman 1699 - 1763
4. Joseph Lyman 1731 - Unknown + Mary Sheldon Abt. 1732 - Unknown
5. Joseph Lyman 1767 - 1847 + Anne Jean Robbins 1789 - 1867
6. Catherine Robbins Lyman 1825 - 1896 + Warren Delano 1809 - 1898
7. Sara Delano 1854 - 1941 + James Roosevelt 1828 - 1900
8. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882 - 1945

Ezekiel Cheever+Ellen Lathrop
1. Thomas Cheever+Sarah Bill
2. Abigail Cheever+john Burt
3. Sarah Burt+Noah Baker
4. Timothy Baker+Abigail Kibbe
5. Hollister Baker+Rebecca Crowell
6. Ereda Baker+Nathan Howes
7. Jennie Ereda Howes+Emil Bechtold
8. Frederick Emil Bechtold+Marie Caroline Dresser
9. Marie Louise Bechtold+John Herman Miller
10. Elizabeth Miller+Jeffrey Nichols

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945; also known by his initials, FDR) was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. The only American president elected to more than two terms, he forged a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades. FDR defeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover in November 1932, at the depths of the Great Depression. FDR's combination of optimism and activism contributed to reviving the national spirit. Working closely with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin in leading the Allies against Germany and Japan in World War II, he died just as victory was in sight.

Starting in his "First Hundred Days" in office, which began March 4, 1933, Roosevelt launched major legislation and a profusion of executive orders that gave form to the New Deal—a complex, interlocking set of programs designed to produce relief (especially government jobs for the unemployed), recovery (of the economy), and reform (through regulation of Wall Street, banks and transportation). The economy improved rapidly from 1933 to 1937, but then went into a deep recession. The bipartisan Conservative Coalition that formed in 1937 prevented his packing the Supreme Court or passing much new legislation; it abolished many of the relief programs when unemployment practically ended during World War II. Most of the regulations on business were ended about 1975–85, except for the regulation of Wall Street by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which still exists. Along with several smaller programs, major surviving programs include the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which was created in 1933, and Social Security, which Congress passed in 1935.

As World War II loomed after 1938, with the Japanese invasion of China and the aggressions of Nazi Germany, FDR gave strong diplomatic and financial support to China and Britain, while remaining officially neutral. His goal was to make America the "Arsenal of Democracy" which would supply munitions to the Allies. In March 1941, Roosevelt, with Congressional approval, provided Lend-Lease aid to the countries fighting against Nazi Germany with Great Britain. He secured a near-unanimous declaration of war against Japan after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, calling it a "date which will live in infamy". He supervised the mobilization of the US economy to support the Allied war effort. Unemployment dropped to 2%, relief programs largely ended, and the industrial economy grew rapidly to new heights as millions of people moved to new jobs in war centers, and 16 million men (and 300,000 women) were drafted or volunteered for military service.

Roosevelt dominated the American political scene, not only during the twelve years of his presidency, but for decades afterward. He orchestrated the realignment of voters that created the Fifth Party System. FDR's New Deal Coalition united labor unions, big city machines, white ethnics, African Americans and rural white Southerners. Roosevelt's diplomatic impact also resonated on the world stage long after his death, with the United Nations and Bretton Woods as examples of his administration's wide-ranging impact. Roosevelt is consistently rated by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.