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Caleb Brewster

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution


Who was Caleb Brewster?

Caleb Brewster was a member of the Culper spy ring during the American Revolutionary War. He commanded a fleet of whale boats from Black Rock Harbor, New York, and used these to run messages from the Culper Spy Ring to General George Washington. After the war he married Anna Lewis and became a large land owner and captain of a revenue cutter for the district of New York. He died in Black Rock in 1827.

The Culper Spy Ring is said to have been instrumental in the disclosure of the Benedict Arnold and John Andre plot to surrender West Point and the attempted capture of General George Washington in 1780.

Famous Kin

Caleb Brewster's ancestry can be traced back to a couple of Magna Carta Sureties which includes a connection to King Henry VIII and to today's British royal family including Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana. With his American revolutionary spy credentials, it seems only fitting that he is also related to a number of American patriots from that war. These include a fellow Culper Spy ring member, a number of signers of the Declaration of Independence, and his commander-in-chief General George Washington. Caleb Brewster is also a descendant of Thomas Ludlow and Jane Pyle, and through them to a number of notable Americans including General Robert E. Lee, both Presidents Harrison, Eleanor Roosevelt, and polar explorer Admiral Richard Byrd.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Caleb Brewster

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Hugh Luttrell

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

16th cousin 5 times removed
via John, King of England

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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John Dye

TV and Movie Actor - “Touched by an Angel”

10th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Walter Blount

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

14th cousin 7 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

8th cousin 6 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

14th cousin 6 times removed
via William de Warenne

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

11th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

12th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir William Marshal

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Diego Gomez de Toledo

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

11th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir Geoffrey FitzPiers

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert de Beaumont

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry of Huntingdon

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William Marshal

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Aubrey de Vere

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry of Huntingdon

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William Marshal

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Geoffrey FitzPiers

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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