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The Taft family hails from Cincinnati, Ohio; its members have served Ohio and the United States in various positions, such as Governor of Ohio, U.S. Senator (two), U.S. Representative, Attorney General, Secretary of War (two), President, and Chief Justice. Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1802 (village) - 1819 (city) Government type Strong mayor  - Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City  79. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Ohio Governors Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see 28 U.S.C. Â§ 503) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... The presidential seal was first used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. ...


After the Lytle family and the Longworth family, the Taft family became and remains Cincinnati's leading family. They have built an Ohio dynasty, which nominally is comparable to the Adams, Bush, and Kennedy political families. The Lytle family of Cincinnati are considered to be Cincinnatis first family. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For the macabre group of characters created by Charles Addams and featured in cartoons, television, and movies, see The Addams Family. ... The Bush family:President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and former President George H. W. Bush sit surrounded by family in the Red Room (White House) on January 6, 2005, together to celebrate the senior couples 60th wedding anniversary. ... John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... During its history the United States has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic U.S. political families have had a significant impact on politics in the United States. ...


Overview

The Taft family has historical ties to Yale University, where many of its family members have been educated. The Taft family has also had the most members involved with the secret society Skull and Bones. “Yale” redirects here. ... Emblem of the Skull and Bones society The Order of Skull and Bones is a secret society based at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. ...


The first known ancestor of the Taft family is Robert Taft, who was born about 1640 in England and died in 1724 in Massachusetts. His wife Sarah was born in England, too; they married in 1668 in Braintree, Ma. He was an ancestor of both parents of President William Howard Taft, who were fourth cousins twice removed.


Family tree

Prominent members of the Taft family include:

  • Robert Taft (1640-1724)
    • Joseph Taft (1680-1747) , son of Robert Taft
      • Peter Taft (1715-1783), son of Joseph Taft
        • Aaron Taft (1743-1808), son of Peter Taft
          • Peter Rawson Taft I (1785-1867), son of Aaron Taft: member of the Vermont legislature
            • Alphonso Taft (1810-1891), son of Peter Rawson Taft I: U.S. secretary of war (1876), U.S. attorney general (1876-1877)
              • Charles Phelps Taft I (1843-1929), son of Alphonso Taft: U.S. representative (1895-1897), publisher (Cincinnati Times-Star), U.S. representative, owner of the Chicago Cubs until 1916
                • Hulbert Taft Sr.: Publisher (Cincinnati Times-Star) - son of Charles Phelps Taft I
              • William Howard Taft I (1857-1930), son of Alphonso Taft: U.S. president (1909-1913), U.S. chief justice (1921-1930), U.S. secretary of war (1904-1908)
                • Robert Alphonso Taft I (1889-1953), son of William Howard Taft I: U.S. senator from Ohio (1939-1953)
                  • William Howard Taft III (1915-1991), son of Robert Alphonso Taft I: ambassador to Ireland
                    • William Howard Taft IV, son of William Howard Taft III: chief legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State
                      • William Howard Taft V, son of William Howard Taft IV
                    • John Thomas Taft, son of William Howard Taft III
                      • Stephen Alexander Rinehart Taft, son of John Thomas Taft
                  • Robert Taft (Jr.) (1917-1993), son of Robert Alphonso Taft I: U.S. senator from Ohio (1971-1977)
                    • Robert Alphonso Taft II (1942-), son of Robert Taft (Jr.): governor of Ohio (1999-2007)
                    • Jonathan Duncan Taft, son of Robert Taft (Jr.)
                  • Lloyd Bowers Taft I, son of Robert Alphonso Taft I
                    • Lloyd Bowers Taft II, son of Lloyd Bowers Taft I
                      • Daniel Culley Taft, son of Lloyd Bowers Taft II
                      • Virginia Taft, daughter of Lloyd Bowers Taft II
                      • Bennett Stone Taft, son of Lloyd Bowers Taft II
                    • Patricia Moore Taft, daughter of Lloyd Bowers Taft I
                  • Horace Dwight Taft (1925-1983), son of Robert Alphonso Taft I: physics professor at Yale University
                    • John Godfrey Taft, son of Horace Dwight Taft
                    • Hugh Bancroft Taft, son of Horace Dwight Taft
                    • Horace Dutton Taft II, son of Horace Dwight Taft
                • Charles Phelps Taft II (1897-1983), son of William Howard Taft I: Charterite Cincinnati mayor (1955-1957), Cincinnati city council member (1938-1942), Hamilton County, Ohio, prosecutor (1927-1928), candidate for governor of Ohio (1952), candidate for Republican nomination for Ohio governor (1958)
                  • Seth Chase Taft, son of Charles Phelps Taft II: Candidate for Ohio Senate (1962); candidate for mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (1967); candidate for Republican nomination for governor of Ohio (1982)
                    • Frederick Irving Taft, son of Seth Chase Taft
                    • Thomas Prindle Taft, son of Seth Chase Taft
                    • Cynthia Bradley Taft, daughter of Seth Chase Taft
                    • Seth Tucker Taft, son of Seth Chase Taft
                  • Peter Rawson Taft III, son of Charles Phelps Taft II
              • Henry Waters Taft (1859-1945), son of Alphonso Taft: candidate for justice of New York Court of Appeals (1898); New York delegate to Republican National Convention (1920, 1924)
                • Walbridge Smith Taft (1885-1951), son of Henry Waters Taft: Candidate for U.S. representative from New York
              • Horace Dutton Taft I (1861-1943), son of Alphonso Taft: author, founder of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut
              • Peter Rawson Taft II (1845-1889), son of Alphonso Taft
              • Samuel Davenport Taft (1855-1855), son of Alphonso Taft
    • Robert Taft II (1674-1748), son of Robert Taft
      • Robert Taft III (1697-1777), son of Robert Taft II
        • Robert Taft IV (1724-1787), son of Robert Taft III
          • Lovett Taft (1756-1837), son of Robert Taft IV
            • Aurin Post Taft (1788-1861), son of Lovett Taft
              • Frederick Lovett Taft I (1811-1869), son of Lovett Taft
                • Newton Archibald Taft (1843-1890), son of Frederick Lovett Taft I
                  • Frederick Lovett Taft II (1870-1913), son of Newton Archibald Taft
                    • Kingsley Arter Taft (1903-1970), son of Frederick Lovett Taft II: U.S. senator, chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
                      • David Taft, son of Kingsley Arter Taft: COO of Landec Corp., trustee of Kenyon College
                      • Sheldon A. Taft, son of Kingsley Arter Taft: candidate for Ohio Supreme Court judgeship
      • Israel Taft, son of Robert Taft II
        • Jacob Taft, son of Israel Taft
          • Eastman Taft, son of Jacob Taft
            • Chloe Taft, daughter of Eastman Taft and his 2nd cousin Hannah Taft
              • Ezra Taft Benson I, son of Chloe Taft; Mormon apostle and Representative to the Utah Territorial Legislature
                • George Taft Benson I, son of Ezra Taft Benson I
                  • George Taft Benson II, son of George Taft Benson I
      • John Taft, son of Robert Taft II
        • Jesse Taft, son of John Taft
          • Hannah Taft, daughter of Jesse Taft, married to her 2nd cousin Eastman Taft (see above)
    • Daniel Taft, son of Robert Taft
      • Daniel Taft II, son of Daniel Taft
        • Nathan Taft, son of Daniel Taft II
          • Zadok Lovell Taft, son of Nathan Taft
            • Don Carlos Taft, son of Zadok Lovell Taft
              • Lorado Taft, son of Don Carlos Taft

Alphonso Taft (November 5, 1810 – May 21, 1891) was the Attorney General and Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant and the founder of an American political dynasty. ... Charles Phelps Taft Charles Phelps Taft (December 21, 1843 - December 31, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cinergy Corp. ... William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early 20th century, a chaired professor at Yale Law... Robert Alphonso Taft I (September 8, 1889 - July 31, 1953), of the Taft family political dynasty of Ohio, was a United States Senator and Presidential candidate in the United States Republican Party. ... William Howard Taft III (born 1915; died 1991) was the grandson of William Howard Taft and served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 1953 to 1957. ... William Howard Taft IV born on September 13, 1945 in Washington, D.C., is the son of William Howard Taft III and the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States Government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... Robert Taft (generally known as Robert Taft Jr. ... Robert Alphonso Bob Taft II (born January 8, 1942) served as a Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio from 1999-2007. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Charles Phelps Taft (September 20, 1897-1983), U.S. Republican Party politician and member of the Taft family, From 1955 to 1957, he served as Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... CHARTER PARTY (Lat. ... Seth Chase Taft is an American politician of the Republican party. ... Seth Chase Taft is an American politican of the Republican party. ... Henry Waters Taft (27 May 1859, Cincinnati, Ohio - 11 August 1945, St. ... Horace Dutton Taft (28 December 1861-28 January 1943) was an American educator, and the founder of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. ... The Taft School is a private coeducational prep school located in Watertown, Connecticut. ... Kingsley Arter Taft (July 19, 1903 – March 28, 1970) was an American politician of Ohios Republican Taft family who served as chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and also served briefly as a United States Senator. ... Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of the The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. ... Ezra Taft Benson (1811-1869) (commonly known as Ezra T. Benson) was an early leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... Ezra Taft Benson (August 4, 1899 – May 30, 1994) was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1985 until his death. ... The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... Emily Taft Douglas (April 19, 1899-January 28th, 1994) was a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of Illinois. ...

External links

  • Taft Family Genealogy Page

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A little local history about the Cocke 'n Kettle Restaurant - Uxbridge, MAssachusetts (456 words)
The house is said to have been built by The Honorable Bazaleel Taft, a member of the Taft family that figures quite prominently in the history of Uxbridge.
Some local sources report that the house was built as late as 1790, although, the land on which the house stands was a farm, owned by the Taft family since the early eighteenth century.
The estate was initially opened as The Cricket on the Hearth Restaurant after the renovations in 1968 that uncovered the sword, along with a stirrup, the metal portion of a leather awl and a saucer marked Woods Ware, Wood and Sons, England in the area that once served as the mansion's kitchen.
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