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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan


Who was Nancy Reagan?

Nancy Reagan was an American actress and First Lady of the United States. She was married to President Ronald Reagan. Nancy Reagan was born Anne Frances Robbins in 1921, but was often called Nancy from early on. Her mother remarried and in 1935, her stepfather formally adopted her, legally changing her name to Nancy Davis. In 1949, Nancy Davis met Ronald Reagan while he was president of the Screen Actors Guild. Although they both continued their acting careers after they were married, they would only star in one movie together, Hell Cats of the Navy in 1957. Nancy Reagan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States highest civilian award, by President George W. Bush in 2002. She died in 2016.

Famous Kin

Nancy Reagan has a number of former U.S. Presidents in her family tree. These include John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, William Howard Taft, Ulysses S. Grant, Calvin Coolidge, Benjamin Harrison, Richard Nixon, and both Presidents Bush. Her fellow First Ladies that she is related to include Ellen Wilson, Florence Harding, Edith Roosevelt, Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower, and Barbara Bush. She also has a connection to the current royal family through the late Princess Diana.

One of the more ironic family connections for Nancy Reagan is a family connection to John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate her husband just two months into his presidency. Other infamous kin of Nancy Reagan include Alexander Hamilton’s killer Aaron Burr, notorious outlaw leader Wash Loomis, and John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman. Some of her more prominent kin included Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen, abolitionist John Brown, painter John Trumbull, gunfighter and lawman Wild Bill Hickok, stained glass artist Louis Tiffany, inventor Thomas Edison, artist Norman Rockwell, and aviation pioneers Amelia Earhart and the Wright brothers.

Nancy Reagan also has kinship to numerous celebrities including, but not limited to, Roy Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Kyra Sedgwick, Richard Gere, Bill Paxton, Ted Danson, Jane Fonda, Raquel Welch, John Lithgow, Clint Eastwood and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Nancy (Davis) Reagan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Bass

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David Ogden Stiers

Broadway, TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Bass

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Stanley

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Roger Brownson

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Rowland Stebbins

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Treat

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Griswold

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Dunham

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

9th cousin
via John Dunham

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin
via Matthew Marvin

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

9th cousin
via John Moore

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Thomas Kilbourn

(c1578 - c1640)
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9th great-grandfather

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John Leonard

(c1618 - 1676)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

8th great-grandfather

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Richard Seymour

(c1605 - 1655)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

8th great-grandfather

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Nicholas Desborough

(c1613/4 - c1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

8th great-grandfather

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Reinold Marvin

(c1594 - 1662)
Great Migration Immigrant 1640

8th great-granduncle
via Edward Marvin

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Matthew Marvin

(c1600 - 1678/9)
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8th great-grandfather

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Thomas Trowbridge

(c1600 - 1672/3)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

11th cousin 10 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

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Jane G. Austin

Author

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Griswold

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Moore

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Judd

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Stephen Gates

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General Joseph Wheeler

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward Griswold

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General William Hull

American Revolution, War of 1812

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward Griswold

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