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Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer


Who was Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. On January 5, 1939, she was declared legally dead.

Famous Kin

Amelia Earhart is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren and has a family connection to John Winthrop, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She also has a few family connections to patriots of the American Revolution. These include signers of the Declaration of Independence John Hancock and William Ellery, signers of the U.S. Constitution Nathaniel Gorham and Nicholas Gilman, and Boston Tea Party Participant Amos Lincoln.

Presidential kinships for Amelia Earhart include, but are not limited to, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and George Washington. First Ladies or presidential wives in Amelia Earhart's family tree include Abigail (Smith) Adams, Ellen Louise (Axon) Wilson, Edith (Carow) Roosevelt, Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield, and Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge.

Literary kin for Amelia Earhart include Laura Ingalls-Wilder, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. She also has kinship to the current royal family through connections to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, as well as some more distant royal connections to King Henry VIII and his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Amelia Earhart

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thomas Greene Jr.

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Walter Blount

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King Charles III

King of the United Kingdom

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert de Ferrers

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Isaac Tichenor

3rd and 5th Governor of Vermont

14th cousin 5 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Anne Heche

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Anne Heche

TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

19th cousin
via Ralph de Stafford

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Walter Blount

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

16th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Walter Blount

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

13th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Walter Blount

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

16th cousin
via Sir Walter Blount

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

21st cousin
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Amelia Earhart photo by Pacific Aviation Museum (CC BY 2.0)