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Susan B. Anthony

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate


Who was Susan B. Anthony?

Susan B. Anthony was a prominent leader in the 19th century women's rights movement. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and she also co-founded the women's rights journal, The Revolution. She was a strong advocate of a woman's right to vote and she gave from 75 to 100 speeches a year throughout the United States and Europe.

In 1979 Susan B. Anthony became the first woman to appear on a U.S. circulating coin when she replaced President Eisenhower on the one dollar coin.

Susan B. Anthony has a number of relatively close cousins that are famous. Presidential connections include Presidents Pierce, Coolidge, Fillmore, both Harrisons and both Bushs. First ladies include Barbara (Pierce) Bush, Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

One of Susan's closest famous kin is patriot Stephen Hopkins, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. She is also kin to Benjamin Harrison V, another signer of the Declaration of Independence. Ironically another close relative is Benedict Arnold, first a hero, then later a traitor to the American Revolution.

Susan B. Anthony also has a royal connection as she is a cousin to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his mother Princess Diana.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Susan B. Anthony

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Thomas Cornell

(c1595 - c1655)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

5th great-granduncle
via Cornell

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Hugh de Kevelioc

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir William Longespee

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry III, King of England

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry II, King of England

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Reginald de Braiose

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ferrers

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William Marshal

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Cantilupe

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Geoffrey FitzPiers

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

6th cousin 3 times removed
via John Millard

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George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Bowen

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Levi K. Fuller

44th Governor of Vermont

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Bowen

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Sherman

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin
via Thomas Mitchell

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Mitchell

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

7th cousin 3 times removed
via David Stone

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Sherman

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

7th cousin 4 times removed
via David Stone

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Sherman

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