Robert E. Lee 

Famous Kin of General
Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War


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Robert de Ros

(Magna Carta Surety)

18th great-grandfather


Henry de Bohun

(Magna Carta Surety)

18th great-grandfather


Robert FitzWalter

(Magna Carta Surety)

19th great-grandfather


Benjamin Harrison V

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

1st cousin 2 times removed via Colonel Robert "King" Carter

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William Henry Harrison

(9th U.S. President)

2nd cousin 1 time removed via Colonel Robert "King" Carter

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Helen Keller

(Author and Activist)

2nd cousin 1 time removed via Col. Bernard Moore


Thomas Nelson

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

2nd cousin 1 time removed via Colonel Robert "King" Carter

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Thomas Jefferson

(3rd U.S. President)

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Col. William Randolph of Turkey Island


Admiral Richard Byrd

(Polar Explorer)

2nd cousin 3 times removed via John Carter

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Benjamin Harrison

(23rd U.S. President)

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Colonel Robert "King" Carter

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Zachary Taylor

(12th U.S. President)

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Colonel Richard Lee

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George Washington

(1st U.S. President)

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Augustine Warner

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King Henry VIII

(King of England)

3rd cousin 10 times removed via Ralph de Neville

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Meriwether Lewis

(Lewis and Clark Expedition)

4th cousin 1 time removed via Augustine Warner

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James Madison

(4th U.S. President)

4th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Eltonhead

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

(First Lady of Woodrow Wilson)

4th cousin 2 times removed via Col. William Randolph of Turkey Island

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Caleb Brewster

(Member of the Culper Spy Ring)

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ludlow of Dinton and Baycliffe


General George S. Patton

(U.S. Army - World War II)

4th cousin 5 times removed via Mrs. Katherine Debnam

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John Tyler

(10th U.S. President)

5th cousin via William Armistead


Theodore Roosevelt

(26th U.S. President)

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Carter of Christchurch, London, England

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Queen Elizabeth II

(Queen of the United Kingdom)

5th cousin 5 times removed via Augustine Warner

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Lee Harvey Oswald

(Assassinated John F. Kennedy)

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Carter of Christchurch, London, England

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Jimmy Carter

(39th U.S. President)

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Carter of Christchurch, London, England

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Prince William

(Duke of Cambridge)

5th cousin 7 times removed via Augustine Warner

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Barack Obama

(44th U.S. President)

5th cousin 8 times removed via Richard Eltonhead


Prince George

(Prince of Cambridge)

5th cousin 8 times removed via Augustine Warner

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Anne Boleyn

(Wife of King Henry VIII)

5th cousin 9 times removed via John de Welles

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Eleanor Roosevelt

(First Lady of Franklin D. Roosevelt)

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ludlow of Dinton and Baycliffe

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Jane Seymour

(Wife of King Henry VIII)

6th cousin 9 times removed via Margery de Badlesmere

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Susan B. Anthony

(Women's Rights Advocate)

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Pyle

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Marilyn Monroe

(aka Marilyn Monroe)

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Pyle

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Philip Livingston

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

10th cousin 4 times removed via Sir David Lindsay


Rev. George Burroughs

(Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692)

10th cousin 4 times removed via Hugh de Stafford

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Maj. John Pitcairn

(British Commander at Lexington)

10th cousin 4 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Harriet Martineau

(English Author, “The Hour and the Man”)

12th cousin 1 time removed via Ralph de Neville

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Rutherford B. Hayes

(19th U.S. President)

12th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Sherburne

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Samuel Howard

(Boston Tea Party Participant)

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard Sergeaux


Grover Cleveland

(22nd and 24th U.S. President)

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Walter Blount

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Calvin Coolidge

(30th U.S. President)

12th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Sherburne

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Samuel Prescott

(Completed Paul Revere's Ride)

12th cousin 3 times removed via Alice Plumpton

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Anthony West

(British Novelist)

12th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Neville


Bing Crosby

(Singer and Movie Actor)

12th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Sherburne


Caesar Rodney

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

12th cousin 3 times removed via Margery de Badlesmere

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Princess Diana

(Princess of Wales)

12th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Neville

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Lizzie Borden

(Accused Murderess)

12th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Walter Blount

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Roger Sherman

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

12th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Frank Lloyd Wright

(American Architect)

12th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Walter Blount

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Barbara (Pierce) Bush

(First Lady of George H.W. Bush)

12th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Savage

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Elizabeth Montgomery

(TV Actress - “Bewitched”)

12th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Walter Blount

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George W. Bush

(43rd U.S. President)

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Savage

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Elihu Yale

(Namesake of Yale College)

12th cousin 7 times removed via Roger de Somery


Fletcher Christian

(Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty)

13th cousin via Ralph de Neville

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

(First Lady of President John Adams)

13th cousin 1 time removed via John of Gaunt

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William Floyd

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

13th cousin 1 time removed via John de Welles

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

(First Lady of President James Garfield)

13th cousin 2 times removed via Stephen le Scrope

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Francis Scott Key

(Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”)

13th cousin 2 times removed via Ralph de Neville

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William Ellery

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

13th cousin 2 times removed via Ralph de Stafford


Charles A. Pillsbury

(Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.)

13th cousin 3 times removed via Ralph de Neville

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

(32nd U.S. President)

13th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen le Scrope

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Catherine Middleton

(Duchess of Cambridge)

13th cousin 5 times removed via Ralph de Neville

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John Quincy Adams

(6th U.S. President)

14th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Alexander Hamilton

(1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury)

14th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Noel Coward

(Playwright, Actor, and Songwriter)

14th cousin via John of Gaunt

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Capt. William Lewis Herndon

(Captain of the S.S. Central America)

14th cousin 1 time removed via Alice Plumpton


William Howard Taft

(27th U.S. President)

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Eure

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

(American Poet)

14th cousin 1 time removed via Alice Plumpton

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Robert Townsend

(Spy known as “Culper Jr.”)

14th cousin 1 time removed via Ralph de Stafford


Abraham Lincoln

(16th U.S. President)

14th cousin 2 times removed via Hugh de Stafford

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Eli Whitney

(Inventor of the Cotton Gin)

14th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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John D. Rockefeller

(Founder of the Standard Oil Company)

14th cousin 2 times removed via John of Gaunt

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Ellen Louise (Axon) Wilson

(First Lady of Woodrow Wilson)

14th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard Sergeaux

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Sir Winston Churchill

(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Richard Sergeaux

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Sandra Day O'Connor

(U.S. Supreme Court)

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Eure

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George H. W. Bush

(41st U.S. President)

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Richard Sergeaux

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Ray Bradbury

(Author of “The Martian Chronicles”)

14th cousin 4 times removed via John de Welles

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Harper Lee

(Author of “To Kill a Mockingbird”)

14th cousin 4 times removed via Hugh de Stafford


Walt Disney

(Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Co.)

14th cousin 4 times removed via Hugh de Stafford

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Jesse James

(Outlaw, Bank Robber, Murderer)

14th cousin 4 times removed via Hugh de Stafford

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Mamie Eisenhower

(First Lady of Dwight Eisenhower)

14th cousin 5 times removed via John de Welles

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

(Mayflower Madam)

14th cousin 7 times removed via John de Welles

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Shubael D. Childs

(Founder of S.D. Childs & Company)

15th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Katherine Hepburn

(Movie Actress)

15th cousin 3 times removed via Margery de Badlesmere

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General Douglas MacArthur

(U.S. Army - World War II)

15th cousin 3 times removed via Ralph de Stafford

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Robert Louis Stevenson

(Author of “Treasure Island”)

15th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland


Richard Nixon

(37th U.S. President)

15th cousin 4 times removed via Ralph de Stafford


Warren G. Harding

(29th U.S. President)

15th cousin 4 times removed via Ralph de Stafford


General William Whipple

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

15th cousin 4 times removed via Roger de Somery

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Mitt Romney

(70th Governor of Massachusetts)

15th cousin 5 times removed via Ralph de Stafford

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Kyra Sedgwick

(TV and Movie Actress)

15th cousin 5 times removed via Ralph de Stafford


Dr. H. H. Holmes

(Serial Killer Dr. H. H. Holmes)

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield


Button Gwinnett

(Signer of Declaration of Independence)

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Edmund Mortimer


Herbert Hoover

(31st U.S. President)

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Grey of Rotherfield


Aaron Burr

(Killed Alexander Hamilton)

18th cousin 3 times removed via Geoffrey FitzPiers


Ernest Hemingway

(Author of “The Sun Also Rises”)

19th cousin 1 time removed via Roger de Somery


Frank Nelson Doubleday

(Founder of Doubleday & Co.)

21st cousin via Geoffrey FitzPiers