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  • Rep. Thomas G. McCullough (F-PA) (1785 - 1848)
    From his Wikipedia entry: Thomas Grubb McCullough (April 20, 1785 – September 10, 1848) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Thomas Grubb McCullough was born in Gree...
  • Maj. John J. Trigg (Colonial Militia) (1748 - 1804)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A115118 John Johns Trigg (1748 – May 17, 1804) was an American farmer and politician from Bedford County, ...
  • Boies Penrose, U.S. Senator (1860 - 1921)
    Boies Penrose (November 1, 1860 – December 31, 1921) was an American lawyer and Republican politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 189...
  • Maj. General John G. Parke (USA) (1827 - 1900)
    John Grubb Parke (September 22, 1827 – December 16, 1900) was a United States Army engineer and a Union general in the American Civil War. Early life Parke was born in Coatesville, Chester County...
  • Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, wrote grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the mighty Mississippi River. He became nothing less than a national treasur...

Cornish Americans - Amerikanek kernewek

Cornish Americans (Cornish: Amerikanek kernewek) are Americans who describe themselves as having Cornish ancestry, an ethnic group native to Cornwall, a county in England. Although Cornish ancestry is not recognised on the United States Census, it is estimated that there are approximately 2 million people of Cornish descent in the U.S., which is four times the present population of Cornwall in the United Kingdom.