Famous People Born in January 1847

  • Jan 4 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
  • Jan 20 William R. Pettiford, African American minister and banker, founder of the Alabama Penny Savings Bank, born in Granville county, North Carolina (d. 1914)
  • Jan 28 George Wright, American Baseball HOF shortstop (NA pennant 1872-75 Boston Red Stockings; NL pennant 1877-78 Boston Red Caps, 1879 Providence Grays), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1937)