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Jonathan Trumbull

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Jonathan Trumbull

16th Governor of Connecticut


Who was Jonathan Trumbull?

Jonathan Trumbull was the 16th Governor of Connecticut. He began as a colonial governor prior to the American Revolution in 1769, and ended as governor of the state of Connecticut in 1784. He was one of only a few men to serve as governor both prior and post revolution.

Famous Kin

Jonathan Trumbull was the father of American painter John Trumbull. He was the 3rd great-granduncle of U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root and the 5th great-granduncle of magazine magnate Henry Luce (co-founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated). Jonathan Trumbull also has kinship to other famous historical figures including abolitionist John Brown, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, American legend Johnny Appleseed (aka John Chapman), author Stephen Crane, former U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan, artist Norman Rockwell, and others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Jonathan Trumbull

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

2nd cousin 6 times removed
via John Drake Jr.

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John Drake

(c1585 - 1659)
Great Migration Immigrant 1640

2nd great-grandfather

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

2nd cousin 5 times removed
via John Drake Jr.

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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

20th Governor of Connecticut

Son

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John Trumbull

(c1617 - 1657)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

Great-grandfather

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John Moore

(c1603 - 1677)
Great Migration Immigrant 1630

2nd great-grandfather

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Moore

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Moore

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Moore

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Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Senator from Illinois

3rd cousin 8 times removed
via John Moore

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Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

3rd cousin 8 times removed
via John Moore

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

1st cousin 6 times removed
via John Higley

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

3rd cousin 8 times removed
via John Drake

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Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Moore

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Lee B. Loomis

Founder of Loomis Armored Car Service

2nd cousin 4 times removed
via John Drake Jr.

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Wash Loomis

Leader of the Loomis Gang

2nd cousin 3 times removed
via John Drake Jr.

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress

1st cousin 9 times removed
via Joseph Trumbull

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

2nd cousin 7 times removed
via John Trumbull

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Eugene Foss

45th Governor of Massachusetts

2nd cousin 5 times removed
via John Trumbull

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Peter Fonda

TV and Movie Actor

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Moore

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Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

3rd great-grandnephew
via Joseph Trumbull

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Henry Luce

Co-Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines

5th great-grandnephew
via Joseph Trumbull

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Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

3rd cousin 5 times removed
via John Drake

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

3rd cousin 7 times removed
via John Drake

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Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

2nd cousin 2 times removed
via John Trumbull

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