Earl - Markus Genealogy


Daniel’s Notable Relatives


Authors, Poets, and Artists


Truman Streckfus Persons
a.k.a. Truman Capote
(1924 - 1984)

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1802 - 1882)

Nathaniel Hawthorne
(1804 - 1864)

Clement Clarke Moore
(1779 - 1863)

Eric Arthur Blair
a.k.a. George Orwell
(1903 - 1950)

Edgar Allan Poe
(1809 - 1849)

John Steinbeck
(1902 - 1968)

Henry David Thoreau
(1817 - 1862)

Booker Taliaferro Washgington
(1856 - 1915)

Laura (Ingalls) Wilder
(1867 - 1857)

Frank Lloyd Wright
(1867 - 1859)


An American writer whose short stories, novels, plays, and non-fiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, which he labeled a non-fiction novel. In Monroeville (AL), he was a neighbor and friend of Harper Lee, who grew up to write To Kill a Mockingbird (with the character Dill based on Truman).

He was an American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement in the early 19th century. Considered one of the great orators of the time, his enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds.

He was an American novelist and short story writer. Much of his writing centers around New England and many feature moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration.

He wrote several poems but is most famous for “Twas The Night beforeChristmas.” He was more famous in his own day as a professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College (now Columbia University). At General Theological Seminary he compiled a two volume Hebrew dictionary.

A British author, most most commonly recognized by his pen name, George Orwell. His political commentary is a major theme in his most famous works: 1984, Animal Farm, and Down and Out in Paris and London. His work is marked by a profound consciousness of social injustice, an intense dislike of totalitarianism, and a passion for clarity in language.

An American poet best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre.His life was full of tragedies, including the death of his mother and young wife of tuberculosis. His tragic life inspired many of his works such as The Raven.

An American write, Steinbeck wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath and the novella Of Mice and Men. In all, he wrote twenty-five books. In 1962 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California (where Daniel was born) and is buried in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas (his plot not far from Daniel’s maternal grandparents).

An American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

He was an American educator, orator, author and leader of the African-American community. He was freed from slavery as a child, gained an education, and as a young man was appointed to lead Tuskegee Institute, then a teachers’ college for blacks. He received national attention as a spokesperson for African American citizens.

She was an American author, who wrote the Little House series of childrens books inspired by her childhood experiences in an unsettled pioneer family. Her best-known book is Little House on the Prairie.

He was an influential American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works. Pioneering the prairie style house and designing the Guggenheim Museum in New York are two of his most famous accomplishments.


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