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Cornplanter

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Cornplanter

Seneca War Chief


Who was John Abeel (aka Cornplanter)?

John Abeel (aka Cornplanter) was a Seneca war chief. His father Johannes “John” Abeel was a successful businessman and the second Mayor of Albany, New York. His mother was a Seneca princess known as Gah-hon-no-neh or She-who-goes-to-the-river.

During the French and Indian War of the mid-1700s, Cornplanter allied with the French against the British and was present at General Braddock's defeat. However, during the American Revolution, Cornplanter allied with the British against the American cause. In 1778 Cornplanter was present at the Battle of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania. The Americans refer to the battle as the Wyoming Valley Massacre as many settlers were killed and their properties destroyed.

Famous Kin

Since Seneca Chief Cornplanter's father was Dutch, he has a few famous kin through his father's family. The most notable of Chief Cornplanter's kin is the Roosevelt family with whom he has kinship to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He also has a family connection to inventor Thomas Edison and Declaration of Independence signer Philip Livingston.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Cornplanter

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

4th cousin 1 time removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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Jane Wyatt

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

4th cousin 7 times removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

4th cousin 7 times removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

4th cousin 7 times removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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Thomas Edison

Inventor

4th cousin 2 times removed
via Abraham Isaacse Ver Planck

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Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 1 time removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via David Pieterse Schuyler

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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via David Pieterse Schuyler

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Maria Vigne

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

4th cousin 7 times removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

4th cousin 6 times removed
via Pieter Tjercks of Emden

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