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Joseph Wharton

Ancestry of
Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business


Who was Joseph Wharton?

Joseph Wharton was an American industrialist who was involved in mining, manufacturing, railroads, and education. He was the founder of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also was a co-founder of Bethlehem Steel and Swarthmore College.

Famous Kin

Joseph Wharton has a number of U.S. Presidential connections that include Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Millard Fillmore, George Washington, James Madison, William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, William H. Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, and both Presidents Bush. Kinship to Hollywood celebrities include Bing Crosby, Christopher Lloyd, Meryl Streep, Humphrey Bogart, Chevy Chase, Anthony Perkins, Halle Berry, Lucille Ball, Bette Davis, and a number of others.

Joseph Wharton has a number of royal connections including being a direct descendant of King Edward I and a cousin to King Henry VIII and a couple of his wives. His family tree also includes connections to the current British royal family including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Catherine Middleton.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Joseph Wharton

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. Francis Marbury

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry II, King of England

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via Reginald de Braiose

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin
via Sir William de Ferrers

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Cantilupe

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Thomas Cornell

(c1595 - c1655)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

5th great-grandfather

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

13th cousin 8 times removed
via Hugh de Kevelioc

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir William Longespee

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Sir Roger de Somery

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry III, King of England

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry II, King of England

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Reginald de Braiose

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Ferrers

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William Marshal

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Cantilupe

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Christopher Hussey

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Howland

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Adrienne Marden

Movie Actress

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Perkins

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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