Master Surname Index



Caleb Brewster

Ancestry of
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

sprite

Frank G. Allen

51st Governor of Massachusetts

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

sprite

Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

13th cousin 6 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

sprite

Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Thomas Blount

sprite

Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

sprite

Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

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

sprite

Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry II, King of England

sprite

Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

19th cousin
via Isabel de Beaumont

sprite

Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

19th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Warenne

sprite

Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

sprite

Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 4 times removed
via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

sprite

Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry III, King of England

sprite

Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

sprite

Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Braiose

sprite

Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Geoffrey FitzPiers

sprite

Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 8 times removed
via Sir Hugh Luttrell

sprite

Brian Forster

TV Actor

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

sprite

Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

sprite

Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 5 times removed
via William de Braiose

sprite

John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

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

sprite

Samuel Appleton

(c1586 - 1670)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry I, King of England

sprite

Samuel Appleton

(c1586 - 1670)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

14th cousin 4 times removed
via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

sprite

Francis Godfrey

(unk - c1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

sprite

Francis Godfrey

(unk - c1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

13th cousin 2 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

sprite

Percival Lowell

(c1570 - c1666)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Hugh Luttrell

sprite

Thomas Lawrence

(c1619/20 - c1703)
Planter passenger 1635

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Fitzgilbert

View entire list of famous kin for Caleb Brewster

Please note: The ancestor reports on this website have been compiled from thousands of different sources, many over 100 years old. These sources are attached to each ancestor so that you can personally judge their reliability. As with any good genealogical research, if you discover a link to your own family tree, consider it a starting point for further research. It is always preferable to locate primary records where possible. FamousKin.com cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy and reliability of these sources.