Boston Brahmin


Boston Brahmin

Boston Brahmins are wealthy Yankee families characterized by a highly discreet and inconspicuous life style. Based in and around Boston, they form an integral part of the historic core of the East Coast establishment. They are associated with the distinctive Boston Brahmin accent, and with Harvard University.

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The term Brahmin refers to the highest caste in the caste system in India. These were the upper caste people in India involved in conducting worship in India. In America it has been applied to the old, upper crust New England families of British Protestant origin that were extremely influential in the development and leadership of arts, culture, science, politics, trade, and academia. The term was certainly applied partly in jest to characterize the often erudite and pretentious nature of the New England gentry to outsiders. The nature of the Brahmins is summarized in the doggerel "Boston Toast" by Harvard alumnus John Collins Bossidy.

"And this is good old Boston,
The home of the bean and the cod,
Where the Lowells talk only to Cabots,
And the Cabots talk only to God."[1]

Boston's "Brahmin elite" developed a semi-aristocratic value system by the 1840s. Cultivated, urbane, and dignified, a Boston Brahmin was the very essence of enlightened aristocracy.[2][3] The ideal Brahmin was not only wealthy, but displayed suitable personal virtues and character traits. The term was coined in 1861 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.[4] The Brahmin was expected to cultivate the arts, support charities such as hospitals and colleges, and assume the role of community leader. Although the ideal called on him to transcend commonplace business values, in practice many found the thrill of economic success quite attractive. The Brahmins warned each other against "avarice" and insisted upon "personal responsibility". Scandal and divorce were unacceptable. The total system was buttressed by the strong extended family ties present in Boston society. Young men attended the same prep schools and colleges,[5] and heirs married heiresses. Family not only served as an economic asset, but also as a means of moral restraint. Most belong to the Unitarian or Episcopal churches, although some were Congregationalists or Methodists. Politically they were successively Federalists, Whigs, and Republicans. They were marked by their manners and distinctive elocution, the Boston Brahmin accent, version of the New England accent.

Brahmin families

Many of the Brahmin families trace their ancestry back to the original founders of Boston while others entered New England aristocratic society during the nineteenth century with their profits from commerce and trade or by marrying into established Brahmin families like the Emersons and Winthrops. A few families are listed here.

Adams

Adams family

Amory

Amory family

Bacon

Bacon family

Cabot

Cabot family

Chaffee/Chafee

Chaffee family, originally of Hingham, Massachusetts[33]

  • Thomas Chaffee (1610–1683), businessman and landowner
  • Jonathon Chaffee (1678–1766), businessman and landowner
  • Matthew Chaffee (1657–1723), Boston landowner
  • Adna Romanza Chaffee (1842–1914): U.S. General
  • Adna R. Chaffee, Jr. (1884–1941): U.S. General
  • Zechariah Chafee (1885–1957): philosopher, civil libertarian
  • John Chafee (1922–1999): U.S. Senator
  • Lincoln Chafee (b. 1953): U.S. Senator, Rhode Island governor

Choate

Choate family

Codman

Codman family

Coffin

Coffin family, originally of Newbury and Nantucket

Coolidge

Coolidge family

Cooper

  • John Cooper (1609–1669): Colonist
  • Samuel Cooper (clergyman) (1725–1783): Clergyman
  • Samuel D. Cooper Jr. (1750–1824): Revolutionary
  • Samuel D. Cooper III (1778–1853): Trade Merchant
  • Priscilla Cooper Tyler (1816–1889): First Lady of the United States
  • Theodore Cooper (1839–1919): civil engineer
  • Frederic Taber Cooper (1864–1937): writer

Cushing

Cushing family, originally of Hingham, Massachusetts[34]

Descendant by marriage:

Crowninshield

Crowninshield family

Descendant by marriage:

Dana

Dana family

Delano

Delano family

Dudley

Dudley–Winthrop family

  • Governor Thomas Dudley (1576-1653): a founder of Harvard College
  • Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612–1672): poet
  • Governor Joseph Dudley (1647-1720): President of the Dominion of New England, Chief Justice of New York, Member of Parliament, Lt. Governor of the Isle of Wight
  • Paul Dudley (1675-1751): Chief Justice of Massachusetts, Member of the Royal Society, Founder of the Dudleian Lectures at Harvard

Eliot

Eliot family

Descendant by marriage:

Emerson

Emerson family

Endicott

Endicott family

Salem:

Dedham:

Forbes

Forbes family

  • John Murray Forbes (1813–1898): industrialist
  • John Forbes Kerry (b. 1943): U.S. Senator

Gardner

Gardner family, originally of Essex county

  • Samuel Pickering Gardner (1767-1843)[35]: merchant
  • John Lowell Gardner (1808–1884): merchant
  • John Lowell Gardner II (1837–1898): merchant
  • Augustus P. Gardner (1865–1918): U.S. Congressman

Holmes

Holmes family

Jackson

Jackson family

Lawrence

Lawrence family

Descendant by marriage: Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1856–1943): President of Harvard University

Lodge

Lodge family

Lowell

Lowell family[36]

  • John Lowell II (Jun 17, 1743–May 6, 1802), aka The Old Judge, is considered to be the patriarch of the Boston Lowells; married three times, losing his first two wives during childbirth.
  • Descendants of John Lowell II and Sarah Higginson (Jan 3, 1745–May 5, 1772); m. Jan 8, 1767
    • Anna Cabot Lowell (Mar 30, 1768–Dec 18, 1810)
    • John Lowell, Jr. (lawyer) (Oct 6, 1769–Mar 12, 1840) aka The Rebel; m. Jun 8, 1793 to Rebecca Amory (Jan 8, 1771–Mar 12, 1842)
      • John Amory Lowell (Nov 11, 1798–Oct 31, 1881); married twice, losing his first wife during childbirth.
      • Descendants of John Amory Lowell and his half first cousin Susan Cabot Lowell (see below); m. Feb 14, 1822
        • Susan Cabot (Apr 15, 1823–Jun 9, 1868)
        • Judge John Lowell (Oct 18, 1824–May 14, 1897); m. to Lucy Buckminster Emerson
          • John Lowell (b. May 6, 1856); m. Oct 24, 1888 to Mary Emlen Hale of Philadelphia
            • Ralph Lowell (July 23, 1890–1978); m. Sept 1, 1917 to Charlotte Loring (1897–1981)
          • Judge James Arnold Lowell (Feb 5, 1869–Nov 30, 1933); m. Dec. 2, 1897 to Mary Wharton Churchman of Philadelphia
      • Descendants of John Amory Lowell and Elizabeth Cabot Putnam (Nov 11, 1807–Feb 12, 1881); m. Apr 9, 1829
        • Augustus Lowell (Jan 15, 1830–1900); m. Jun 1, 1854 to Katherine Bigelow Lawrence (b. 1832)
          • Percival Lowell (Mar 13, 1855–Nov 12, 1916); m. 1908 to Constance Savage Keith (Oct 31, 1863–Sept 24, 1954)
          • Abbott Lawrence Lowell (Dec 13, 1856–Jan 6, 1943); m. Jun 19, 1879 to Anna Parker Lowell
          • Katherine Lowell (b. Nov 27, 1858); m. Dec 5, 1882 to Alfred Roosevelt of New York (a first cousin of Teddy Roosevelt)
          • Elizabeth Lowell (Feb 2, 1862–1935); m. Jun 9, 1888 to William Lowell Putnam
          • Roger Lowell (Feb 2, 1862–Aug 31, 1863)
          • May Lowell (b. May 1, 1870–d. at birth)
          • Amy Lowell (Feb 9, 1874–May 12, 1925)
      • Anna Cabot Lowell (1808–1894)
  • Descendants of John Lowell II and Susanna Cabot (Jan 13, 1754–Mar 30, 1777); m. May 31, 1774
    • Francis Cabot Lowell (businessman) (Apr 7, 1775–Aug 10, 1817); m. Oct 31, 1798 to Hannah Gardner Jackson (Feb 3, 1776–May 10, 1815)
      • John Lowell, Jr. (philanthropist) (May 11, 1799–Mar 4, 1836)
      • Susan Cabot Lowell (Feb 14, 1801–Aug 15, 1827); m. Feb 14, 1822 to her half first cousin John Amory Lowell (see above)
      • Francis Cabot Lowell Jr. (Jan 5, 1803–Sept 8, 1874); m. Jan 11, 1826 to Mary Lowell Gardner
        • George Gardner Lowell (Mar 29, 1830–Feb 6, 1885); m. Apr 4, 1854 to Mary Ellen Parker (b. Aug 21, 1832)
          • Francis Cabot Lowell (judge) (Jan 7, 1855–Mar 6, 1911)
          • Anna Parker Lowell (Aug 21, 1856–Mar 23, 1930); m. Jun 19, 1879 to Abbott Lawrence Lowell
        • Mary Lowell (July 26, 1833–Feb 11, 1915); m. July 15, 1856 to Algernon Sidney Coolidge (Aug 22, 1830–Jan 4, 1912)
        • Georgina Lowell (Jan 10, 1836–1922)
        • Edward Jackson Lowell (Oct 18, 1845–May 11, 1894); m. Jan 14, 1868 to Mary Walcott Goodrich (Jane 1, 1846–Apr 5, 1874)
          • Guy Lowell (Aug 6, 1870–Feb 4, 1927); m. May 17, 1898 to Henrietta Sargent
      • Edward Jackson Lowell (1805–Sept 8, 1880)
  • Descendants of John Lowell II and Rebecca Russell (Feb 27, 1747–Sept 15, 1816); m. Dec 25, 1778
    • Rebecca Russell Lowell (May 17, 1779–May 11, 1853); m. to Samuel Pickering Gardner (May 14, 1767–Dec 18, 1843)
      • Mary Lowell Gardner (Jan 12, 1802–Aug 3, 1854); m. Jan 11, 1826 to Francis Cabot Lowell Jr.
    • Rev. Charles Russell Lowell, Sr. (Aug 15, 1782–Jan 20, 1861); m. Oct 2, 1806 to Harriet Brackett Traill Spence (abt. 1783–Mar 30, 1850)
      • Charles Russell Lowell Jr. (Oct 30, 1807–23 Jun 23, 1870); m. Apr 18, 1832 to Anna Cabot Jackson (Sept 29, 1811–Jan 7,1874)
        • Gen. Charles Russell Lowell III (Jan 2, 1835–October 20, 1864); m. Oct 31, 1863 to Josephine Shaw (Dec 16, 1843–Oct 12, 1905)
          • Carlotta Shaw Lowell (Nov 30, 1864)
        • Lt. James Jackson Lowell (Oct 15, 1837–Jul 4, 1862)
        • Harriet Lowell (Sept 11, 1836–Jan 20, 1920); m. Jun 9, 1860 to George Putnam Jr. (Oct 8, 1834–1912)
      • Rev. Robert Traill Spence Lowell (Oct 8, 1816–Feb 12, 1891); m. Oct 28, 1822 to Marianna Duane (Nov 11, 1822–Nov 2, 1890)
        • Commander Robert Traill Spence Lowell Jr. (Mar 23, 1860–Mar 17, 1887); m. Sept 2, 1886 to Kate Bailey Mears
          • Robert Traill Spence Lowell III (July 15, 1887–1950); m. Apr 26, 1916 to Charlotte Winslow (Feb 7, 1888–1954)
      • James Russell Lowell (Feb 22, 1819–Aug 12, 1891); m. Dec 26, 1844 to Maria White (Jul 8, 1821–Oct 27, 1853) and later m. Sept 20, 1857 to Frances H. Dunlap (d. Feb 19, 1885) with no issue
        • Blanche Lowell (Dec 31, 1845–Mar 19, 1847)
        • Mabel Lowell (Sept 9, 1847–1898); m. Apr 2, 1872 to Edward Burnett (b. Mar 16, 1848)
        • Rose Lowell (Jul 16, 1849–Feb 2, 1850)
        • Walter Lowell (Dec 22, 1850–Jun 9, 1852)

Descendant by marriage:

  • Godfrey Lowell Cabot (Feb 26, 1861–Nov 2, 1962)
  • Julian Lowell Coolidge (Sept 28, 1873–Mar 5, 1954)
  • Ferris Lowell Greenslet (1875–1959)
  • McGeorge Bundy (1919–1996)
  • William Putnam Bundy (1917–2000)

Minot

Minot Family

Norcross

Norcross family, original settlers of Watertown, MA

  • Otis Norcross (1811–1882): Mayor of Boston
  • Eleanor Norcross (1854-1923): artist

Otis

Otis family,[37]

Parkman

Parkman family

Peabody

Peabody family

Perkins

Perkins family

Phillips

Phillips family

Putnam

Putnam family

Quincy

Quincy family

Rice

Rice family, originally of Sudbury, MA

  • Deacon Edmund Rice (1594-1663): colonist
  • Alexander Hamilton Rice (1818–1895): industrialist, Mayor of Boston, Governor of Massachusetts, U.S. Congressman
    • Alexander Hamilton Rice, Jr. (1875–1956): physician, geographer and explorer
  • Americus Vespucius Rice (1835–1904): general, U.S. Congressman
  • Edmund Rice (1842–1906): U.S. Army General, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
  • Edmund Rice (1819–1889): U.S. Congressman
  • Henry Mower Rice (1816–1894): U.S. Senator
  • Luther Rice (1783–1836): Baptist clergyman, missionary to India
  • Thomas Rice (1768–1854): U.S. Congressman
  • William North Rice (1845–1928): geologist, educator
  • William Whitney Rice (1826–1896): U.S. Congressman

Saltonstall

Saltonstall family[38]

Sears

Sears family

Tarbox

Tarbox Academic and Political Family.

  • John Tarbox (1645–1674): colonist
  • John K. Tarbox (1838–1887) U.S. Representative
  • Increase N. Tarbox (1815–1888): author

Thorndike

Thorndike family

Tudor

Tudor family

Weld

Weld family

Wigglesworth

Wigglesworth Family

Winthrop

Winthrop family[39]

  • John Winthrop (1588–1649): Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Lucy Winthrop Downing, mother of diplomat Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet
    • John Winthrop, the Younger (1606–1676): Governor of Connecticut
      • Fitz-John Winthrop (1637–1711): Governor of Connecticut
  • John Winthrop, who married Anne Dudley, granddaughter of Thomas Dudley
  • Thomas Lindall Winthrop (1760–1841): Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts
  • Robert Charles Winthrop (1809–1894): lawyer, politician, philanthropist

See also

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