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Caesar Rodney

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Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence


Who was Caesar Rodney?

Caesar Rodney was an American lawyer who is most famous for being a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Of the three delegates from Delaware who signed the Declaration, he was the only one native to the state. He was also one of only two bachelors who signed the Declaration of Independence. Caesar Rodney is noted for his emergency ride to Philadelphia, through thunderstorms and severe summer heat, despite suffering from asthma and cancer, that broke Delaware's deadlock in the vote for independence. It was Rodney's historic ride that was commemorated on the Delaware state quarter in 1999.

Famous Kin

Caesar Rodney has a rather large number of family connections to other famous people. This is mainly due to his connections to English royalty. One of the more interesting and closest royal connections is that of King Henry VIII. He also has connections to at least two of Henry's wives, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour. Caesar Rodney also has a number of connections to U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, and other Signers of the U. S. Declaration of Independence.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Caesar Rodney

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

6th cousin 8 times removed
via Sir John Seymour

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

15th cousin
via William de Beauchamp

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Hugh de Kevelioc

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Bertrade de Montfort

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Richard de Clare

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

14th cousin
via Ida de Odingsells

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Alan la Zouche

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

15th cousin 2 times removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Richard de Clare

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Ida de Odingsells

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Alan la Zouche

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Anne Heche

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy

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Anne Heche

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir Reynold de Grey

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

13th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward III, King of England

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

12th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Ralph de Neville

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

13th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

14th cousin 6 times removed
via William de Ros

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

11th cousin 7 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

13th cousin 5 times removed
via Edward III, King of England

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

12th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Ralph de Neville

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

14th cousin 6 times removed
via William de Ros

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