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Adlai Stevenson II

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Adlai Stevenson II

31st Governor of Illinois


    Katherine Debnam

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    • 7th Great-grandmother of Adlai Stevenson II — 10th Generation
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    • Francis Taliaferro

      John Taliaferro (Ahnentafel No:366 )

      Richard Taliaferro

      Charles Taliaferro

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    • Some sources state that Robert Taliaferro married Sarah Grymes, daughter of Charles Grymes and his wife Katherine, widow of William Debnam. Other sources, including some more recent, state that Robert Taliaferro married Katherine Debnam, daughter of William Debnam and his wife Katherine. So which is correct?

      The current belief is that Katherine Debnam is the correct wife of Robert. Katherine's name is probably confused with the wife of Robert and Katherine's son, also named Robert, and his wife Sarah Catlett. An article in The Virginia Genealogist by Rudolf Loeser (1997, Vol. 41, pp. 163-171) attempts to sort through all the confusion.

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  • Sources for Katherine Debnam

    • 1 Genealogies of Virginia Families: From Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Baltimore, Maryland: Reprinted for Clearfield Company by Genealogical Publishing Company (200 7), Vol. 3, pp. 521-527.
    • 2 The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 37, New York: James T. White and Company (1951), 264.
    • 3 The William and Mary Quarterly, 1912, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 267.
    • 4 Davis, Lottie Wright, Records of Lewis, Meriwether and Kindred Families; Genealogical Records of Minor, Davis , . . ., Columbia, MO: Artcraft Press (1951), 153.
    • 5 Dorman, John Frederick, ed., The Virginia Genealogist, 2004, Vol. 48, pp. 87, 99, 281-284.
    • 6 Dorman, John Frederick, ed., The Virginia Genealogist, 1997, Vol. 41, pp. 163-171.
    • 7 Grimes, Emma Elizabeth, The Grimes Family, Minneapolis, MN: The Lund Press (1946), 1.
    • 8 McGroarty, William Buckner, "The Family Register of Nicholas Taliafero with Notes", The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 1921), 146.
    • 10 Sherman, Nell Cadle (Watson), Taliaferro-Toliver Family Records, Peoria, Illinois: Typed manuscript (1960), 6-7.
    • 11 Stanard, William G., ed., The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 27, Richmond, VA: Mitchell and Hotchkiss, Printers (1919), 185.
    • 12 Stubbs, William Carter, A History of Two Virginia Families Transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop, Ten terden, 1638 and John . . ., New Orleans, Louisiana: Unknown (1918), 15.