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Annie Lucretia CRONK Linton (1888-1956) & Charlie Edward LINTON (1890-1958) with their grandson, Kenneth Edward Linton, photo taken in the spring of 1948 by Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton.

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Terry Louis Linton © 1987

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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume II, Issue 1, Spring © 2007, ISSN 1941-3521

updated June 6, 2022 

 

Kenneth "Ken" Edward LINTON was born on August 17, 1945, in the old Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Ken is the son of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987Evelyn Virginia BIRD LintonOn August 5, 1967, Ken married Patricia "Pat" Ann WIDDECKE, the daughter of Henry August WIDDECKE Jr., (1916-2010) of Bryan, Brazos County, Texas. & Rogerina Wilhelmina CLAY (1914-2001) of Shennadoah, Iowa.

Ken is a Viet Nam Marine Corp Naval Flight Officer Veteran.

Ken and Pat had two children: Nancy Suzanne LINTON  and Karen Ann LINTON .

They were divorced in 1982.

On October 15, 2005, Ken married Bobbie Lougenia "Ginny" RAGSDALE Qutob in Euless, Tarrant County, Texas.

 

Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) with Kenneth Edward LINTON in 1947

Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON

LINTON Ancestral Lineage

 

Terry Louis Linton © 1999

Linton Research Fund Inc., Publication © 1999-2017

Linton Family History (Descendants of Sir Arthur Linton 1614-1662) (book, Terry Louis Linton © 1999.) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1999) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume II, Issue 1, Spring © 2007, ISSN 1941-3521

updated April 7, 2022

 

Editor Note: Work-in-progress

* notes end of line

** (CRONK Line) Linton ancestors of Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956)

 

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parents

Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) & Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012)

 

grandparents 

Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) & Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956)

 

great-grandparents 

John Edward LINTON (1838-1901) & Sallie Fenmor STONESTREET (1861-1926). 

Charles Fenton CRONK (1852-1918) & Georganna Lucretia COXEN (1855-1897)

 

2nd great-grandparents 

Doctor Lewis Colbert LINTON (1803-1876) &  Sarah KOCHER (1810-1870)

Doctor Edward Noble STONESTREET (1822-1870) & Sarah Ann FENMOR (1824-1870)

Charles Greenberry CRONK (1817-1866)  &  Sarah Anna "Susanna" MILLS (1833-1866)

 James Henry COXEN (1833–1870) & Lucretia PADGETT (1837–1888)

 

3rd great-grandparents 

 James LINTON (1769-1854) & Ann CROASDALE (1776-1852)

 Doctor Joseph Noble STONESTREET (1782-1838) & Rosalie "Rosey" Ann EDELEN (1786-1834).

Charles CRONK (1795–1847) *

John Thomas COXEN (1811–1897) & Georgianna (1811–1840) *

Captain George Henry PADGETT (1807–1866) & Anner HACKNEY (1809–1846)

Peter KOCHER (1774–1849) & Maria "Mary "Catherina PIPHER (1787–1850)

Peter MILLS (1800–1855) & Cyntharine "Cynthia" LINTON (1796–1865) (**CRONK Line)

 

  

4th great-grandparents 

Quaker master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775) Sarah HIRST (1741-1823).

Adjutant General Henry STONESTREET (1752-1812) & Mary Noble EDELEN (1752-1818)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1751-1829) & Anne QUINBY (1749-1831)

George Washington COXEN (1786–1865) * & Tresa (1786–?) *

William Henry PADGETT (1783–1859) & Susan LOVEJOY (1783–?) *

James HACKNEY (1783–1832) & Jane Cooper BOYD (1792–1829)

John Peter KOCHER (1767–1837) & Susanna Christina SCHNEIDER (1769–1791)

Samuel PIPHER Jr., (1767–1842) & Anna Barbara LaBAR (1771–1857)

Daniel MILLS (1784–1847) & Sarah RICHARDS (1784–?)

John Augustine Elliott LINTON (1769–1822)  ** Sarah TYLER (1770-1835)

 

5th great-grandparents 

John LINTON (1706-1761)  & Elizabeth HAYHURST (1709-1795)

 Butler STONESTREET (1703-1755) & Jane EDELEN (1718–1770) 

Robert CROASDALE (1728-1780) & Margery HAYHURST (1728-1783)

Isaiah QUINBY (1716–1807) & Rachel WARFORD (1723–1777)

Benjamin F. PADGETT (1755–1799) & Ann GREEN (1750–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY III (1743–1817) & Martha McCOOL (1749–1843)

John BOYD (1760–1828) & Ann MARTIN (1771–1825)

John Peter KOCHER Sr., (1742–1819) & Maria MESSINGER (1743–1813)

Johannes “John” SCHNEIDER (1727–1791) & Elizabeth Catherine MILLER (1739–1829) German emigrants

John HIRST (1720-1754) & Mary Anna JARRETT (1714-?)

Samuel PIPHER Sr., (1740–1812) & Christina Barbara TRANBERG (1740–1801)

Colonel Abraham "Abram" LaBAR (1752–1814) & Anna Maria "Mary" LONG (1752–1808)

Captain John MILLS (1740–1797) & Annie LINTON (1744–1798) **

Rowland RICHARDS (1728–1815) & Lydia TOWNSEND (1745–1835)

John LINTON (1730–1775) (CRONK Line) & Elizabeth "Betty" ELLICOT (1729–?)

William TYLER Jr., (1736-1772) & Sarah KINCHELOE (1740-1842)  

 

6th great-grandparents  

John LINTON (1662-1709)  & Rebekah RELFE (1670-1714) 

William HAYHURST (1668–1713) & Rachel RADCLIFFE (1682–1715)

Thomas STONESTREET Jr., (1672-1771) & Christian BRNES (1674–1737)

Christopher EDELEN Sr., (1682–1771) & Jane JONES (1692–1772)

Jeremiah CROASDALE (1694-1748) & Grace HEATON (1703-1769)

Cuthbert HAYHURST (1706–1763) & Deliverance BILES (1703–1783)

Josiah QUINBY (1663–1728) & Mary MOLYNEUX (1661–1728)

John WARFORD (1683–1769) & Elizabeth STOUT (1691–1760)

Benjamin PADGETT (1724–1797) * & Susan (1725–?) *

Joseph HACKNEY (1700–1745) & Charity HARLAN (1713–1764)

John McCOOL (1745–1815) & Eleanor LEWIS (1750–?)

John BOYD (1735–1800) & Sarah GRIFFITH (1740–1800) English emigrant

Thomas MARTIN Sr., (1740–1794) & Rachel CAFFERY (1748–1803)

Peter KOCHER (1700–1772) & Elizabeth “Eva” Eveles KOPPENHOPPER (1709–1773) German emigrants

Michael F. MESSINGER Sr., (1719–1791) Anna Katharina Catherine ABEL (1723–1785) German emigrants

Michael SCHNEIDER (1700–1794) & Christina (1700–?)  * German emigrants

Christian MILLER (1683–1750) & Barbara (1684–?) * German emigrants

John HIRST (1698-?) & Anna *

John JARRETT (1689–1755) English emigrant & Mary LUKEN (1693–1743)

Hans PIPHER-PFEIFFER (1705–?) & Magdalina ROTH (1710–?) German emigrants 

Frederich TRANBERG (1709–1801) & Maria Eva WITTMER (1720–1837)

John MILLS (1715–?) 

John KINCHELOE (1694-1746) & Elizabeth CANTERBURY (1695–1777)

William LINTON (1700–1733) (CRONK Line) & Susanna MONROE (1695–1752)

 

work-in-progress

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Kenneth "Ken' Edward LINTON

Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON

Brief BIRD Lineage Heritage

 

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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume VI, Issue 2, Summer © 2011, ISSN 1941-3521

updated June 6, 2022

 

Editor Note:

* end of line

 ** Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802–1881) line

 *** Lydia CAPPS (1823–1882) line

 

Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON  

Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON  is the son of

 Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) & Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012)  

 

Grand-parents 

 Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) & Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADDLER Bird (1900-1990)

 

Great-grandparents 

Thomas Jefferson BIRD (1861-1931) Drusilla GAY (1868-1948). 

George Charles Godwin GRAY (1874-?) * & Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS (1874-?) 

 

2nd Great-grandparents 

George BIRD Jr. (1821-1888) & Melinda Elizabeth CARROLL (1827-1906)

Augustus "Gus" GAY (1840-1879) & Amanda Matilda NASH (1846-1920) 

John Walker WILLIAMS (1840-1905) Sarah "Salley" Frances CAPPS (1846-1943)  

 

3rd great-grandparents 

George Bird Sr. (1774-1847) Martha ROBESON (1771-1836) *

Thomas Marion CARROLL (1795-1848) & Rebecca Violet ROBERTS (1796-1881)

George Washington GAY (1818-?) & Catherine B. ENDERS (1810-1870)

John Bolin NASH (1807–1880) & Jane FERGUSON (1808–1876)

William Mastin WILLIAMS Jr., (1809–1859) & Eliza Jane EMBERSON (1822–1856)

Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802–1881) & Lydia CAPPS (1823–1882) (cousins)

 

4th great-grandparents 

Colonel Mark Huling BIRD (1739-1812) Mary ROSS (1744-1790) 

Colonel Thomas ROBESON (1740–1785) & Mary BARTRAM (1747–1799)

Thomas Jefferson GAY (1774-1838) & Mary BRANTLEY (1785-1885)

Joseph Charles CARROLL (1760–1838) & Elizabeth HENRY (1788–1840)

Thomas Columbus NASH (1775–1828) & Hannah WEST (1775–1871)

Colonel Thomas ROBERTS (1769–1841) & Jean GLEN (1771–1800) *

Peter I. ENDERS (1800–1858) & Katharina Margaretha SCHUSTER (1809–1859)

James FERGUSON (1770–1813) & Elizabeth PORTER (1771–1852)

James Mastin WILLIAMS Sr., (1763–1838) & Wilmoth "Patsy" WALKER (1768–1850)

Ira CAPPS Sr., (1777–1845) & Evelyn Jemima GIVENS (1777–?)

William H. CAPPS (1800–?) & Margaret A. YADON (1806–1884) 

 

5th great-grandparents 

Dennis CAPPS Jr., (1710–1795) ** & Elizabeth "Betty" (1710–1795)

Jacob W. CAPPS (1765–1840) *** & Sarah SANDERS (1771–1831) 

Esquire William BIRD (1706-1761) Ironmaster  & Brigitte HULING (1710-1792),

Reverent George Aeneas ROSS (1679-1753) & Anna Catherine VAN GEZEL (1689-1748)

Major William HENRY (1753–1807) & Rosannah MOORE (1757–1813)

George WEST (1749–1837) & Mary Ann DILLAHUNTY (1758–1837)

Colonel John Hinton NASH (1729–1802) & Margaret "Peggy" CLOYD (1740–1792)

Carl SCHUSTER (1756–1834) & Sophia FUHR (1785–1841)

Lieutenant William Dixon WILLIAMS (1730-1780) Lucy TERRY (1737-1788)  *

Colonel James WALKER 1740–1783 & Ruth ABBOT (1769–?)

Thomas ROBESON Sr., (1698–1773) & Sarah SINGLETARY (1719–1775)

William BARTRAM (1711–1770) & Elizabeth LOCKE (1715–1772)

Thomas GAY Jr., (1723-1783) & Patience McDANIEL (1740-1791)

Amos BRANTLEY (1759–1828) & Mary GODWIN (1765–1795) *

William Alexander PORTER (1740–1804) & Mary Catherine BOWEN (1748–1820)

 

6th great-grandparents 

Dennis CAPPS Sr., (1678–1749) ** & Millborough LEWIS (1685–1732)

Thomas William CAPPS (1725–1785) *** & Henrietta Jane LAWING (1725–1797)

Andrew BIRD (1673–1723) & Mary Katrun (Kuver) (Koevers) COVERT (1689–1723)

John BOWEN (1723–1811) & Lillian Stella McLLHENNY (1726–1751)

Marcus Lars HULING (1684-1557) & Margaret JONASSON-JONES (1691-1775)

David ROSS (1643–1710) Laird of Balblair & Margaret STRONACH (1685–1710)

Thomas GAY Sr., (1690-1754) & Mary BRYAN (1697-1800)

Jacob Van GEZEL (1661–1748) & Gertrude Gerhart Geertruijdt RAYNIERS-REYNIERSZEN (1665–1709)

John McDANIEL (1691–1749) & Elizabeth Anne KEATING (1700–1769) the emigrants

William BRANTLEY (1726–1823) & Rebecca PERRY (1735–1770)

William BARTRAM (1674-1674) emigrant & Elizabeth Ann SMITH (1690–1735)

Colonel William HENRY (1731–1819) & Margaret Isabella McCOWN (1725–1786)

Lieutenant Colonel John MOORE (1718–1806) & Rosannah McCORD (1715–1788) the emigrants

Thomas WEST (1660–1706) & Hannah MARCHANT (1680–1708)

John DILLAHUNTY (1728–1816) & Hannah NEAL (1732–1817)

Lieutenant Colonel John Hinton NASH (1711–1776) & Anne OWEN 1710–1757 the emigrants

David CLOYD (1710–1792) & Margaret CAMPBELL (1706–1764)

Johann Peter FUHR (1747–1829) & Maria Louise KESSELRING (1750–1831)

William Alexander PORTER Sr. (1720–1782) & Elizabeth Jane BLACK (1727–1782)

Thomas LOCKE  (1684–1739) & Sarah THOMAS (1695–1770) emigrants

John WILLIAMS (1702–1813) & Elizabeth DIXON (1706–1813) 

 

Editor noteWork-in-progress 

(check Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) Brief BIRD Lineage Heritage page for updates)  

Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012) & Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) parents of Kenneth "Ken" Edward LINTON born August 17, 1945.

Kenneth "Ken" Edward LINTON's Oldest LINTON Ancestor

 

Gaulter "Walter" de SÉMERVILLE (1000–1049)

Direct Linage Line

29th great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987)

 

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Linton Family History, Third Revision (Terry L. Linton © 1987) (Linton Research Fund, Inc., Publication © 1987) (printed in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA.) 

 

Gaulter "Walter" de SÉMERVILLE (1000–1049) was the 29th great-grandfather of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987).   Gaulter was born in 1000 in Graveron, Evreux, Somme Valley, Sémerville In Nord Normandy, France. Gaulter died in 1049 in Caen, Sémerville In Nord, Normandy, France. 

 

Direct Linage Line:

Gaulter "Walter" de SÉMERVILLE (1000-1049)

Gaulter de SÉMERVILLE (1030-1097) Sir knight, Lord, Barron Wychnor

Gaulter "Walter" de SÉMERVILLE (1071-1165) Barron Wychnor

Roger “Rogier” SOMERVILLE (1118-1195) Baron Wychnor

John SOMERVILLE (1150-1194) Baron Linton, Dragon Slayer, builder of Tower Linton

William SOMERVILLE (1175-1215) Lord van Linton

William SOMERVILLE (1198-1230) 4th Baron of Linton

William Van SOMERVILLE (1223-1283) Baron Lintone, Lord of Somerville

Phillip de LINTON (1251-1330) Constable of Berwick

Richard de LINTON (1273-1325) Baron

William de LINTON (1297-1325) of Castle Linton Upon Tweed, Peebles, Scotland 

William de LINTON (1318-1339) Baron

William de LINTON (1340-1400)

William LINTON (1364-?) Lord

William LINTON (1385-?) Sir Knight

Richard LINTON (1415-1471) Baron

Richard LINTON (1445-1484) Baron

Arthur LINTON (1475-1538) Baron

Arthur LINTON (1505-1585) Laird

Walter LINTON (1533-1633) Earl of Traquair, Lord Under Commissioner of the Scottish Treasury

John LINTON (1560-1632) Baron of Caberston

Arthur LINTON (1590-1646) Baron

Arthur LINTON (1622-1696) Baron

Roger LINTON (1641-1715) Baron

John LINTON (1662-1709) master carpenter, emigrate

John LINTON Jr., (1706-1761) Quaker elder

Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775) master millwright, master carpenter, miller, planter, Quaker elder

James LINTON (1769-1854) miller, mill owner, planter

Lewis Colbert LINTON (1803-1876) Doctor, planter, mill owner, tennant owner

John Edward LINTON (1838-1901) mill owner, planter, land owner

Charles Edward LINTON (1890-1958) dairy farmer, railroad brakemen

Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) farmer, railroad engineer

30th great-grandfather of Kenneth Edward LINTONTerry Louis LINTON

Kenneth Edward Linton, Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) and "Kate" photo taken in 1945 by Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012)

 

Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) & Kenneth Edward LINTON going through the gate to the South Pasture on their new International 140 tractor with the Linton Family Farm House in background, built by Kirk's grandfather John Edward LINTON (1838-1901). Photo taken by Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton in 1949.

Noted Ancestors on Kenneth “Ken” Edward LINTON’s Family Tree

 

Terry Louis Linton © 2010

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Updated Wednesday, June 8, 2022

 

On the LINTON Family Tree

 

Ken is the 2nd cousin six times removed of the 5th President of the United States, James MONROE (1758-1831). James served as President from 1817-1825. James’ great-grandaunt was Susanna MONROE (1693-1752). Susanna married William LINTON, Sr., (1706-1733) in 1728, in Hamilton Parish, Prince William County Virginia. William & Susanna were the 4th great-grandparents of Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956) and the 5th great-grandfather and great-grandmother of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987). 

Ken is the 4th great-grandson of Quaker master millwright Isaiah LINTON (1739-1775) & Sarah HIRST (1742-1823).  Isaiah designed and erected seventeen water-powered grist mills, three water-powered saw mills and repaired one known iron works and erected two water-powered iron hammers located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Baltimore County & Harford Counties Maryland. 

Ken is the 6th great-grandson of John LINTON (1662-1709) master carpenter & Rebekah RELFE (1670-1714) the Quaker emigrants from Parish Lowe Crosby, County Cumberland, England. On September 3, 1699, the ship Canterbury, weighed anchor and set sail from Cowes, Island of Wright, England beginning her voyage to America. On November 3, 1699, the Canterbury docked at Newcastle, Delaware. The ship’s trade goods were unloaded and new good loaded. The families rested and recovered for three weeks and on November 30, 1699, it set sail again and landed on December 1, 1699, at Philadelphia Dock. On board the Canterbury with John & Rebekah were their three young children, five-year-old Anna LINTON (1694–1699), six-year-old Mary LINTON (1695–1769) and two-year-old Joseph LINTON (1697–17470).   Four of John’s younger brothers, Benjamin LINTON (1664–1709), David LINTON (1665–1739), Jacob LINTON 1670–1774) and Samuel LINTON (1675–1753) Also, on board the Canterbury was Quaker leader William PENN (1644-1718) 

Ken is the  6th cousin six times removed of General George WASHINGTON (1732-1799), through his grandmother Annie Lucretia CRONK (1888-1956) an her  BALL branch of the LINTON family tree.  George’s mother, Mary BALL (1708-1789) was the granddaughter of Elizabeth LINTON (1645-1672) & Richard BALL (1645-1677) of Hunting Creek Plantation, of ode King George, County (now Fairfax), Virginia. 

Ken is the 26th great-grandson of Sir Knight John Somerville (1150-1194) of Carnwath, Lanarshire, Scotland, in 1174, who encountered the Linton Dragon, also known as the Wyrm of Wormistone, of Parish Lintone. John became known as Lord John Somerville Baron Lintone Chief Falconer to the King and the builder of Linton Tower, Linton Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland. 

Ken is the 29th great-grandson of  Sir Knight Gualter "Walter" de SÉMERVILLE (1030-1097) Ethnarch of Caen, de Sémerville In Nord, Normandy, France the hero of the Battle of Hasting, on October 14, 1066. King Harold (1022-1066) II was killed in the battle, legend has it that he was shot through the eye with an arrow by Lord Gualter de SÉMERVILLE.

 

On the BIRD Family Tree 

Ken is 2nd cousin three times removed of Ann Pamela Cunningham (1816-1875). In 1853, Ann founded the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union and saved President George WASHINGTON (1733-1798)’s  Mount Vernon PlantationAnn was the daughter of Colonel Robert CUNNINGHAM (1786–1859) & Louisa Dalton BIRD (1794–1873). Ann was the granddaughter of Colonel William BIRD (1757–1812) Ironmaster & Catharine DALTON (1763–1822). Ann was the great-granddaughter of Esquire William BIRD 1706–1761) Ironmaster & Brigitte Bridgetta HULING (1710–1792). 

Ken is the 2nd cousin 3 times removed of Senator William Lowndes YANCEY (1814-1863), on February 9, 1861, William was considered for the President of the Confederate States of America. William Lowndes Yancey (August 10, 1814 – July 27, 1863) was a journalist, politician, orator, diplomat and an American leader of the Southern secession movement. A member of the group known as the Fire-Eaters, Yancey was one of the most-effective agitators for secession and rhetorical defenders of slavery. During the American Civil War, Yancey was appointed by Confederate President Jefferson Davis to head a diplomatic delegation to Europe in the attempt to secure formal recognition of Southern independence. In 1862, Yancey was elected to the Confederate States Senate. 

Ken is the 3rd cousin four times removed of Doctor Walter REED (1851-1902) a U.S. Army surgeon, American Medical Pioneer and conqueror of Yellow Fever. Walter was the son of Lemue Sutton REED (1819–1897) & Pharaba WHITE (1827–1866). Walter was the stepson of Mary Catherine BYRD (1826–1899) and a cousin of her father. Mary was born on February 22, 1826 at Craney Island, Rockingham County, Virginia. And died in 1899 in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia. Mary was the daughter of Abraham BIRD (1761–?) & Rebecca SAMUELS (1806–1870) Abraham was born March 1, 1761 at Bird Ironwork & Mills Craney Island, Augusta County, Virginia and died at Red Hill Plantation, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia 

Ken is the 4th great-grandson of Colonel Mark BIRD (1739-1812) Ironmaster &  Mary ROSS (1744-1790) Colonel  BIRD Deputy Quarter Master General of the Continental Army supplied the Durham boats that General Washington used to cross the Delaware River on December 24, 1776. Later Colonel Bird “was given the impossible" order of getting food to General Washington's starving troops at Valley Forge. This task General Mifflin had failed to do earlier. Colonel Bird managed to float 1,000 barrels of flour from his own water grist mills in Birdsboro which were stored in Reading down the Schuylkill River in the dead of winter.”  Mark was Ironmaster and owner of Hopewell Furnace. 

Ken has three 4th great-granduncles that signed of the Declaration of Independence, in his family tree,  Judge James WILSON (1742-1798), Colonel George ROSS Jr. (1730-1779) and Judge George READ (1733-1798).  James WILSON also signed the  United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. 

Ken is the 5th great-grandson of Ironmaster William BIRD (1706-1761) of Ireland & Brigitte HULING (1715-1790) of the New Castle Dutch Colony. Delaware. William was the founder of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. 

Ken is the 7th great-grandson of Colonel John Hendries HENRY (1704-1773) emigrant the father of Patrick HENRY (1736–1799) Governor of Virginia known for his “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech. Making Patrick Henry Ken’s 7th great-granduncle.

 

On the ROSS Family Tree 

Ken is the 4th great-granduncle of Colonel George ROSS Jr. (1730-1779) who signed the Declaration of Independence for the Colony of Pennsylvania on August 2, 1776, at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Ken is 4th cousin one time removed of Elizabeth "Betsy" Phoebe GRISCOM Ross (1751-1836), better known as “Betsy Ross”. Betsy was asked to stitch the first new flag for the Continental Navy. Then later she was asked to stitch the new flag for the New Republic. 

Ken is the 18th great-grandson of Robert VII de BRUCE (1274-1329) King of Scots from 1306 to his death in 1329. One of the most renowned warriors of his generation, Robert eventually led Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent kingdom and is now revered in Scotland as a national hero. 

Ken is the 21st great-grandson of Lord Malcolm Macheth de ROSS (1097-1168) of Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland & Aveline Ales CANMORE (1113-?) of Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland. They were made famous in William SHAKESPEARE’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” a tragedy that was first performed in 1606. 

Ken is the 24th great-grandson of King Duncan I de Canmore (1001-1040), the 1st King of Scotland. King of Scotland from 1034-1040. From the House of Dunkeld. He is the historical basis of the "King Duncan" in Shakespeare's play Macbeth.

 

On the  RADCLIFFE Family Tree 

Ken is the 33rd great-grandson of Leofric (968–1057) “the Great MALET” Earl of Mercia  Lady Godiva GODGIFU (990–1067) Countess of Mercia   According to a legend dating at least to the 13th century, Lady Godiva rode naked, covered only in her long hair, through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Thomas watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.  The oldest form of the legend has Godiva passing through Coventry market from one end to the other while the people were assembled, attended only by two knights. This version is given in Flores Historiarum by Roger of Wendover who died in 1236.

 

On the WILLIAMS Family Tree 

Ken is the 42nd great-grandson of King Hengest (429-488) “the Jute” of Kent, England. Hengest was born in 429 in Brittany, France and died in 488 in Canterbury, Kent, England. According to John Speed's 1611 "Saxon Heptarchy" Hengist and Horsa were Germanic brothers said to have led the Angles, Saxons and Jutes in their invasion of Britain in the 5th century. Tradition lists Hengist as the first of the Jutish kings of Kent. 

Ken’s oldest ancestor can be found on his grandmother Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)’s WILLIAM-CAPPS family tree.  Ken is the 55th great-grandson of Fodepald King of the Frisians, born circa 100 in the Frisian Kingdom in present-day Netherlands. 

Editor Note: This is a work-in-progress project, please check for updates on either Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) or Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) Project Pages.

 

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