Amelia Earhart

Ancestry of
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.

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