Cabot family

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Cabot
Ethnicity British
Current region United States
Place of origin British Channel Isle of Jersey
Connected families Lowell
Lodge
Forbes
Calderbank
Estate John Cabot House
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
Lewis Cabot Estate

The Cabot family was part of the Boston Brahmin, also known as the "first families of Boston."

History[edit]

Family origin[edit]

The Boston Brahmin Cabot family descended from John Cabot (b. 1680 in English Channel Isle of Jersey), who immigrated from his birthplace to Salem, Massachusetts in 1700.[1] Though other individuals with the last name Cabot may descend from Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot, the Italian explorer who came from England in the 1400s), the prominent Boston Brahmin Cabot family descend from the former.[1][2][3][4]

Rise to prominence[edit]

George Cabot, one of John Cabot's grandsons

John Cabot (b. 1680 in British Channel Isle of Jersey)[1] and his son, Joseph Cabot (b. 1720 in Salem),[5] became highly successful merchants, operating a fleet of privateers carrying opium,[3] rum, and slaves.[2] Shipping during the eighteenth century was the lifeblood of most of Boston’s first families. Joseph’s sons, Joseph Cabot Jr. (b. 1746 in Salem),[6] George Cabot (b. 1752 in Salem),[7] and Samuel Cabot (b. 1758 in Salem),[8] left Harvard to work their way through shipping, furthering the family fortune[2] and becoming extraordinarily wealthy. Two of the earliest U.S. Supreme Court cases, Bingham v. Cabot (1795) and Bingham v. Cabot (1798) involved family shipping disputes. In 1784, Samuel Cabot relocated to Boston.[8]

George Cabot[edit]

From John Cabot's grandson, George Cabot's side, the family would go into politics. George Cabot became a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and was appointed but declined to be first Secretary of the Navy. His great-grandson, Henry Cabot Lodge (b. 1850 in Boston)[9] was also a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, who was reelected for the same senate seat as the incumbent 1916 U.S. Senate candidate against the Kennedy brothers' maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald. George's great-great-great grandson, Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (b. 1902 in Nahant)[10] was also a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, incumbent 1952 U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts against John F. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations and South Vietnam, and 1960 vice presidential candidate for Richard Nixon against Kennedy-Lyndon B. Johnson. George's other great-great-great grandson, John Davis Lodge (b. 1903 in Washington, DC)[11] was the 64th Governor of Connecticut. George's great-great-great-great grandson, George Cabot Lodge II (b. 1927) was the 1962 U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts against Edward M. Kennedy.

Samuel Cabot[edit]

Godfrey Lowell Cabot, one of John Cabot's great-great-great grandsons

From John Cabot's grandson, Samuel Cabot's side, Samuel Cabot Jr. (b. 1784 in Boston)[12] furthered the family fortune by combining the first family staples of working in shipping and marrying money. In 1812,[12] he married Eliza Perkins, daughter of merchant king Colonel Thomas Perkins. Dr. Samuel Cabot III (b. 1815 in Boston)[13] was an eminent surgeon, whose son, Godfrey Lowell Cabot (b. 1861 in Boston)[14] founded Cabot Corporation,[15] the largest carbon black producer in the country, used for inks and paints. Godfrey's son, John Moors Cabot (b. 1901 in Cambridge),[16] a great-great-grandson of Samuel, was a U.S. Ambassador to Sweden, Colombia, Brazil, and Poland during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administration. Another great-great grandson, Paul Codman Cabot[17] (b. 1898[18] in Brookline),[19] was cofounder of America's first mutual fund[19] and "Harvard's [Endowment] Midas."[20]

Boston Toast[edit]

The widely known[1][3][4][21][22] "Boston Toast" by Holy Cross alumnus John Collins Bossidy features the Cabot family:

"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."[23]

Notable members[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Cabot Family: Article from theEncyclopædia Britannica". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Thomas Cabot, 98, Capitalist And Philanthropist, Is Dead". New York Times. June 10, 1995. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Sora, Steven (2003). Secret Societies of America's Elite: From the Knights Templar to Skull and Bones. Destiny Books. Retrieved September 6, 2011.  Pg. 281-283
  5. ^ a b "Person Sheet: Joseph Cabot". Cyberancestors, Wooden Ships. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Rebecca Orne (Mrs. Joseph Cabot), 1757". Worcester Art Museum. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "CABOT, George, (1752 - 1823)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c Aronson, Julie (2006). Perfect Likeness: European and American Portrait Miniatures from the Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati Art Museum. Retrieved January 14, 2012.  Pg. 192
  9. ^ a b c "Henry Cabot Lodge Photographs ca. 1860-1945: Guide to the Photograph Collection". Massachusetts Historical Society. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "LODGE, Henry Cabot, Jr., (1902 - 1985)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "LODGE, John Davis, (1903 - 1985)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b c "Samuel Cabot, Jr. Ledger, 1814-1821". Harvard Business School Library. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b JSTOR: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 21 (May, 1885 - May, 1886), pp. 517-520: REPORT OF THE COUNCIL, RESIDENT FOLLOWS. JSTOR 25129836. 
  14. ^ a b "Godfrey Lowell Cabot Papers 1870-1962: Guide to the Collection". Massachusetts Historical Society. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ "The History of Cabot Corporation". Cabot Corporation. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "John Moore (sic) Cabot is dead at 79; U.S. Ambassador to 5 countries". New York Times. February 25, 1981. Retrieved March 29, 2008. 
  17. ^ a b Who's Who in New England: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men and Women of the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. A.N. Marquis & Company. 1916. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b Passion for Reality: Paul Cabot and The Boston Mutual Fund. Xlibris Corporation. 2006. Retrieved August 13, 2011. Pg. 21-23
  19. ^ a b c "Paul C. Cabot, 95, Financial Strategist; Began Mutual Funds". New York Times. September 4, 1994. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  20. ^ a b "Universities: Harvard's Midas". TIME Magazine. April 16, 1965. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Miscellany: Aug. 27, 1923". TIME. August 27, 1923. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  22. ^ Irish in America: Smiling-eyed Beauty sheila Finn. TIME. March 17, 2961. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  23. ^ Andrews, Robert (ed.) (1996). Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-10218-6. 
  24. ^ "Francis Cabot". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Francis Cabot Lowell (1775-1817) Papers: Guide to the Collection". Massachusetts Historical Society. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  26. ^ Whipple, G.M. (1862). Historical collections of the Essex Institute, Volume IV. Essex Institute. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  27. ^ Paine, Sarah Cushing (1912). Paine Ancestry: The Family of Robert Treat Paine, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. David Clapp & Son. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  28. ^ Lodge, Henry Cabot (1878). Life and Letters of George Cabot. Little, Brown and Company. Retrieved January 11, 2012.  Pg. 568
  29. ^ "Almy family. Papers, 1649-1967 (inclusive), 1835-1967 (bulk): A Finding Aid.". Harvard University Library, Radcliffe College. November 1976. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  30. ^ Biographical History of Massachusetts: Biographies and Autobiographies of the Leading Men in the State, Volume II. Massachusetts Biographical Society. 1913. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  31. ^ "Senior trustee, Thomas D. Cabot, dies at 98". MIT News. June 21, 1995. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  32. ^ "Mabel Brandon and Louis Cabot". New York Times. June 1, 1997. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  33. ^ "Linda Black Is Married". New York Times. January 29, 1989. Retrieved July 30, 2011. 
  34. ^ "WEDDINGS;Sara R. Snow and Timothy P. Cabot". New York Times. February 11, 1996. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  35. ^ "Town & Country, Volumes 75-76". Town & Country. February 20, 1919. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  36. ^ "Cabot, Elizabeth Rogers Mason, 1834-1920. Diaries, 1859-1906: A Finding Aid". Harvard University Library. July 1985. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  37. ^ "U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 > 1922 > Roll 1953 - Certificates: 163726-164099, 08 May 1922-08 May 1922". National Archives. 2006. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  38. ^ "Elise Cabot Forbes Papers: 1875-1960 Offsite Storage Inventory". Massachusetts Historical Society. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 

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