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Grace Slick

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Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane


Who is Grace Slick?

Grace Slick (born Grace Barnett Wing) is an American singer and songwriter who is best known as one of the lead singers for the rock bands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship. She was nominated for a Grammy award as Best Rock Female vocalist in 1981 for her solo album Dreams. In 1996 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Famous Kin

Grace Slick is a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers Myles Standish and William White. She has a number of presidential kin including, but not limited to, Millard Fillmore, Calvin Coolidge, James Garfield, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. Grace also has a connection to the current royal family through a common ancestor with Princess Diana.

Family Facts

The Whitman Massacre

Perrin Beza Whitman is the 2nd great-grandfather of Grace Slick. In 1843, when he was still a boy, his father consented to him heading west with his uncle Dr. Marcus Whitman. Perrin Beza Whitman was with Dr. Whitman when he led the first large party of wagon trains along the Oregon Trail. He helped his uncle establish a mission among the Cayuse tribe and learned much in the ways of the Indians and their languages.

In 1847, a measles epidemic wiped out all of the Cayuse children and half of the adults. Suspecting that the Whitman's were responsible, the Cayuse slaughtered Dr. Whitman, his wife and 12 other settlers in what became known as the Whitman Massacre. Young Perrin Whitman was not present when the massacre took place and learned about it almost two weeks later when a friendly Nez Perce native came to warn him that the Cayuse had put a bounty of a hundred head of horses for his scalp. Five of the Cayuse would eventually surrender and be hanged for their part in the Whitman Massacre.

Perrin Beza Whitman would go on to be the Indian agent and interpreter at the Lapwai Agency in Nez Perce County, Idaho. His respect among the Nez Perce was such that when the U.S. government tried to establish a treaty with them in 1865, the Nez Perce would not even consider the subject of a treaty without first summoning Perrin Whitman to be present. It was upon the successful completion of the treaty that Perrin Whitman was made an official interpreter for both the Indian department and war department.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Grace Slick

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Alcock

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

8th cousin 1 time removed
via William Allen

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Douglas Trumbull

Film Special Effects Pioneer

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William Sabin

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Maj. Gen. Francis C. Barlow

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Allen

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Maj. Gen. Francis C. Barlow

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 4 times removed
via John Tayer

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

8th cousin 1 time removed
via William Sabin

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Timothy Hutton

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Thompson

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Timothy Hutton

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph Peck

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin
via John Tayer

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Charlie Day

TV and Movie Actor

15th cousin 1 time removed
via John Giffard

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via John Tayer

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin
via Joseph Wise

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Sam Waterston

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph White

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Timothy Hutton

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin
via Jonas Fairbank

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Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Jonathan Fairbanks

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John Paul Stevens

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Cary

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Jonathan Fairbanks

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Jonathan Fairbanks

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Myles Standish

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Thompson

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Tyler Toney

Dude Perfect YouTuber

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Nicholas Byram

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Nicholas Byram

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John R. Rogers

3rd Governor of Washington

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Joseph Hibbard

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Hutchinson

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Thompson

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