Hugh Capet is the namesake of the French Capetian dynasty, the longest lasting one in French history, with an unbroken line of kings, from 987 to 1328. His descendants have been traced, even in America. It may be difficult to believe, but the records are there.
He was the illegitimate son of Henry II and Ida de Tony and lived from about 1167 to 1226. This post has a complete list of the American gateway ancestors that descend from him.
According to Douglas Richardson’s Royal Ancestry, Richard Parker is a royal gateway ancestor. This post also includes the Daniels and Jenkinses who married into the Parkers, and all of their (available) descendants. This post goes from 1683 to 1840 and includes counties outside of Virginia.
These “gateway ancestors” are located in New Jersey (East and West), Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A gateway ancestor descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.
These gateway ancestors are located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. A “gateway ancestor” descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.
They descend from royal lines several generations back and migrated to the American colonies, in this case Virginia. Added 8/20/16: gateways from NC, SC, and GA. Update: 8/26/16: Maj. Thomas Owsley.