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Caesar Rodney

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Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence


Who was Caesar Rodney?

Caesar Rodney was an American lawyer who is most famous for being a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Of the three delegates from Delaware who signed the Declaration, he was the only one native to the state. He was also one of only two bachelors who signed the Declaration of Independence. Caesar Rodney is noted for his emergency ride to Philadelphia, through thunderstorms and severe summer heat, despite suffering from asthma and cancer, that broke Delaware's deadlock in the vote for independence. It was Rodney's historic ride that was commemorated on the Delaware state quarter in 1999.

Famous Kin

Caesar Rodney has a rather large number of family connections to other famous people. This is mainly due to his connections to English royalty. One of the more interesting and closest royal connections is that of King Henry VIII. He also has connections to at least two of Henry's wives, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour. Caesar Rodney also has a number of connections to U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, and other Signers of the U. S. Declaration of Independence.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Caesar Rodney

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Alexander Spotswood

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Thomas Southworth

(c1617-1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1628

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Constant Southworth

(c1612 - 1678/9)
Great Migration Immigrant 1628

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Peter Bulkeley

(1582/3 - 1658/9)
Susan & Ellen passenger 1635

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

21st cousin
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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William Sargent

(c1602 - 1682)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Major John Pitcairn

British Commander at Battle of Lexington

21st cousin
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

21st cousin
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Thomas Yale

(c1616 - 1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Elihu Yale

Benefactor and Namesake of Yale College

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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David Yale

(c1613 - 1690)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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William Wentworth

(c1616 - 1696/7)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Patrick Henry

1st and 6th Governor of Virginia

21st cousin
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

21st cousin
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard de Camville

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Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley

Founder of Aetna Insurance

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Miliscent of Rethel

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Albert III, Count of Namur

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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