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Elihu Root

Ancestry of
Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State


The family tree for Elihu Root is still in progress.

The family tree for Elihu Root should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative. Oftentimes the family trees listed as still in progress have derived from research into famous people who have a kinship to this person. Research devoted solely to this person has either not yet taken place or it is currently in progress. As with all family trees on this website, the sources for each ancestor are listed on the family group pages so that you can personally judge the reliability of the information.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Elihu Root

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Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Drake

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Dewey F. Bartlett

19th Governor of Oklahoma

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Seymour

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Dewey F. Bartlett

19th Governor of Oklahoma

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Gerard Spencer

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Dewey F. Bartlett

19th Governor of Oklahoma

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Dr. Peggy Whitson

NASA and Axiom Space Astronaut

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Drake

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Bob Barker

TV Game Show Host

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Root

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John Dewey

Philosopher and Education Reformer

6th cousin
via John Root

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Austin Blair

13th Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 2 times removed
via John Drake Jr.

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Ava Michelle

Model and Actress

6th cousin 6 times removed
via John Root

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Henry Woodward

(c1607 - 1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

5th great-grandfather

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Joseph Trumbull

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Spencer

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Eltweed Pomeroy

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Louie Anderson

Comedian and Game Show Host

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Gerard Spencer

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Medad Pomeroy

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Drake Jr.

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Thomas Kilbourn

(c1578 - c1640)
Increase passenger 1635

6th great-grandfather

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John Leonard

(c1618 - 1676)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

5th great-grandfather

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Richard Seymour

(c1605 - 1655)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

5th great-grandfather

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John Drake

(c1585 - 1659)
Great Migration Immigrant 1640

7th great-grandfather

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin
via John Drake Jr.

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 7 times removed
via John Leonard

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Seymour

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

View entire list of famous kin for Elihu Root

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