Can You Guess the S.E.C. Member?

We recently returned from our September National Marketing Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to leaving for the meeting, certain details about the genealogy of an S.E.C. Member came to the attention of the Editor, and those details were pertinent to the Boston area. The Boston meeting attendees were challenged to guess the member’s name, and for those of you who did not attend the meeting, that challenge is repeated below.

Whose family tree includes the following people, places, and events that are significant to Boston?

Whose great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather William traveled from England and settled in Boston in 1657?

Whose descendants of William served at many levels of Colonial government and in the eventual fight for independence?

Whose great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother was Ann Ball, sister to Mary Ball, who married Augustine Washington, the proud parents of George Washington?

Whose great, great, great, great, grandfather was a captain of the Minutemen at the start of the Revolution?

Whose relative was a physician from Boston who served as a military surgeon in the American Revolutionary War, most notably at Bunker Hill? He served in Congress, later became Secretary of War, and eventually became a governor of a state in New England.

The governor purchased and lived in what is now a National Historic Landmark home in Boston where guests including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and the Marquis de Lafayette, among others, were entertained. A previous governor of Massachusetts built the home in the 1750’s, and this governor and relative to our Member lavishly restored it. See below for a photograph of the lovely restored home.

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Finally, who had a distant relative who was from Boston but moved to New York, eventually became governor after serving in Congress, then became Vice President of the United States? This relative served one term, and later became a real estate investor.

The member is Steve Eustis, S.E.C., from San Angelo, Texas! Steve graciously allowed the meeting manager in Boston, Corey Bishop, to present this challenge to the attendees, and no one was able to solve the mystery!

And the Editor would like to thank Steve personally for allowing us to showcase a small part of the very interesting history of the Eustis family!

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