Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.
view all


  • Simon Kenton, Frontiersman (1755 - 1836)
    DAR# A065086 Service Description: 1) ALSO SPY; GEN GEORGE ROGERS CLARK 2) PRISONER OF WAR Find a Grave Simon Kenton (April 3, 1755 – April 29, 1836) was a famous United States frontiersma...
  • Kanuksusy “Capt. Newcastle,”“Col. Fairfax” (c.1701 - 1756)
    Kanuksusy or Kos Showeyha (c. 1701 to November 1756) was a member of the Seneca tribe and son of Seneca chieftain Queen Alliquippa. He acted as a liaison between the Ohio Seneca and the Pennsylvania Co...
  • John Alexander Sinclair, KCMG, CB, OBE (1897 - 1977)
    John Alexander Sinclair, KCMG, CB, OBE (29 May 1897 – 22 March 1977) was a British Army general who was head of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from 1953 to 1956. Career Sinclair was the se...
  • John Moody (1758 - 1781)
    13 Nov 1781 • taken prisoner by the Rebels as a spy and executed in Philadelphia. He wrote a letter to his brother Col. James Moody on the day before he was executed. Reference: Ancestry Genealogy ...
  • Sir Roger Henry Hollis, KBE, CB (1905 - 1973)
    Sir Roger Henry Hollis, KBE, CB (2 December 1905 – 26 October 1973) was a British journalist, and an intelligence officer who served with MI5 from 1938 to 1965. He was Director General of MI5 from 19...

For fictional spies, see Spy fiction‎.

Spies or secrect agents are individuals who obtain information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. The act of spying, or espionage, is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome and, in many cases, illegal and punishable by law. It is a subset of intelligence gathering - which otherwise may be conducted from public sources and using perfectly legal and ethical means.

Notable spies

External links