Uncle Ira Jennings 1896:
The oldest stage driver in the world..the finger of time has traced many deep lines in his face and exposure to the elements have furrowed his brow and hardened his skin, but his spirit is still young, his step is quick and the fires of democratic ardor burns brightly and unceasingly in his breast.
William Newsome 1445:
William Newsom (or Newsham) may have been the first resident of Newsham Hall in Lancashire, England. The Newsom family lived in the house for at least seven generations. The first Newsome to arrive in America was also named William (the seventh great grandson of the original William Newsome) and came to Virginia aboard the "George" in 1635.
Harry S Truman: 33rd President:
During his few weeks as Vice President, Harry S Truman scarcely saw President Roosevelt, and received no briefing on the development of the atomic bomb or the unfolding difficulties with Soviet Russia. Suddenly these and a host of other wartime problems became Truman's to solve when, on April 12, 1945, he became President. He told reporters, "I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me."
Col Henry Duke 1690:
Henry Duke emigrated from Suffolk County England first to Bermuda and then to York County, VA and later moved to James City County. On July 25, 1690 (as Capt. Henry Duke), he was appointed by Gov. Francis Nicholson to solicit subscriptions for building a college and free school in the colony. Today, William & Mary is America's second oldest college.