Illustrious Cousins of the Lathrops

The following is from a message in the usenet news group soc.genealogy.usa:

...The Rev. John LATHROP, father of Samuel, has been researched very well,
since he is an ancestor of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints and of at least two presidents of the

Savage is probably not the best source for LOTHROP/LATHROP ancestry.    There has been much written about this family.  One of the best is in
"Various Ancestral Lines of James and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford,
Connecticut", volume 1, compiled by Frank Farnsworth Starr for James J.
Goodwin in 1915.

See also "John Lathrop 1584-1653" published in 1979 by the Institute of
Family Research in Salt Lake City.  There is a chart in that book which
I borrow from for this list of distinguished descendants:

|    Harold Bingham Lee, 11th President of the Church of JC of LDS.
|    Willard Woodruff, 4th President of the C of JC of LDS
| Samuel LATHROP
|    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the US
|    Benedict Arnold, US Revolutionary War figure
|    Thomas E. Dewey, Gov. of NY, twice candidate for President of the US
|    Adlai E. Stevenson, US Senator from IL, twice candidate for President
| Israel LATHROP
|    John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State of the US
|    Alan W. Dulles, director of the CIA of the US
|    Marion Meriwether Post, founder of General Foods
|    Dina Merrill, actress
| Joseph LATHROP
|    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Justice of the Supreme Court of the US
|    Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the US
|    Parley Parker Pratt, Mormon Pioneer
|    George Romney, Gov. of MI, President of American Motors

|    Alfred C. Fuller, founder of the Fuller Brush Co.
|    Joseph Smith, founder C of JC of LDS
|    David Daniel Marriott, Congressman from UT

| Thomas LATHROP
|    Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin
|    George H. W. Bush, Diplomat, Congressman from TX (and president of the
|                          US - this book was written before that occurred)
|    Benjamin M. Spock, Physician and writer
|    Sir Robert Laird Borden, Prime Minister of Canada
|    John P. Morgan, Financier

|    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Barnabas LATHROP:
|    Lewis C. Tiffany, artist, philanthropist
|    Sylvia Brett, Rani of Sarawak

Margaret Edmondson Olson      
Urbana, IL USA