Israel Angell 4th great grandfather and Anson Burlingame 2nd cousin 3 generations away from Elizabeth Speedy who married Stanley Roose Sr.
Israel Angell, colonel in the American Revolution wrote a lot: letters, diaries. It’s probable that Israel’s great grandson Anson Burlingame when an ambassador, minister or envoy in St Petersburg, Russia had a trunk with a majority of Israel’s papers. Anson died suddenly in St Petersburg and the trunk of Israel’s papers was lost. Anson Burlingame is known for creating an honorable relationship with China and for calling out Senator Preston Brooks and challenging Brooks to a duel after Brooks assaulted a fellow Senator, knocking him unconscious with a cane, at the Capital, in the Senate Chamber, this really happened in May, 1856.
Still lots of Israel’s letters survived.
In one letter in June, 1797, Israel is writing about these new (not so great) neighbors who who took the place of former really great neighbors:
Every ancestor or person has a rich, full, fantastical life.
Ancestors highly accomplished for their time have much more available info.
Portrait of Anson Burlingame
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. “Hon. Anson Burlingame [Frontispiece, Sep. 1868, Vol. 71]” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-0541-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99