Kim Kardashian

Ancestry of
Kim Kardashian

TV Personality


Who is Kim Kardashian?

Kim Kardashian is an American television personality, socialite, and model. She originally gained media attention through her friendship with Paris Hilton. In 2007 Kim Kardashian, along with other members of her family, began appearing on a TV reality show titled Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Famous Kin

Kim Kardashian's family tree includes some Presidential kin including John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge, and both Presidents Bush. A couple of Canadian Prime Ministers can also be found in her family; they are Sir Robert Borden and Sir Charles Tupper.

Kim Kardashian's family tree also includes other television celebrities including Lucille Ball, Ted Danson, Ellen DeGeneres, Kyra Sedgwick, Johnny Carson, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Hollywood kin include Matt Damon, Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda.

Family Facts

Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner)

In 2015 Kim Kardashian's stepfather, former Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, came out in public as probably the most famous trangender person in the world when he announced that he was now a she. The former Bruce Jenner is now known as Caitlyn Jenner.

Robert Kardashian

Kim Kardashian's father was attorney and businessman Robert Kardashian. Robert Kardashian gained the national spotlight as a defense attorney in the infamous 1995 O. J. Simpson murder trial. It was one of the most publicized criminal trials in American history. In the end, Robert Kardashian prevailed when O. J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and waiter Ronald Goldman.

False Claims

Mary Wheeler vs. Mary Houghton

There are many online genealogies and published sources that conflict on whether Mary, daughter of Ralph Houghton, married Thomas Wilder or William Bentley. It is known through the births of their children that the two women are not the same person. Obviously they both can't be Mary Houghton.

When looking at the transcriptions of the Lancaster, Massachusetts, vital records, there is a marriage record with Mary Houghton as the name of the bride of Thomas Wilder. However the original record reportedly does not include Mary's maiden name. Ralph Houghton was the town clerk who recorded the marriage. It appears that the town clerk Ralph Houghton was incorrectly interpreted as Mary's father and her maiden name was incorrectly transcribed as Houghton.

The Dorchester, Massachusetts, vital records contain a marriage record for Mary Houghton and William Bentley. It appears that his is the daughter of Ralph Houghton. Other published sources state that the Mary who married Thomas Wilder was Mary Wheeler, daughter of Richard Wheeler. Mary Wheeler is the 9th great-grandmother of Kim Kardashian.

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