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Amy Grant

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Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter


Who is Amy Grant?

Amy Grant is an American contemporary Christian singer and songwriter. She won a number of Grammy Awards in the 1980s in the Best Gospel Performance category and in 2006 she won a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album. In 2003, Amy Grant was inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Famous Kin

Amy Grant's great-grandfather was Andrew Burton, founder of the Life and Casualty Insurance Company which is now part of AIG. She also has a number of American historical figures in her family tree including women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, signer of the Declaration of Independence William Williams, signer of the U.S. Constitution Nicholas Gilman, painter John Trumbull, abolitionist John Brown, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, and Revolutionary War spies Robert Townsend and Nathan Hale.

Amy Grant has a number of U.S. Presidential kin including Ulysses S. Grant, Millard Fillmore, James Garfield, Calvin Coolidge, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, and Gerald Ford. Hollywood celebrities with family connections to Amy Grant include Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart, Lillian Gish, Raquel Welch, Anthony Perkins, Jodie Foster, and Richard Gere. Her famous literary kin include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Tennessee Williams.

Finally, it's only fitting that Amy Grant has a number of famous singers and musicians in her family tree. These include Cole Porter, Pete Seeger, Janis Joplin, the Wilson brothers (i.e. Beach Boys), Britney Spears, and Donnie & Marie Osmond.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Amy Grant

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Marsh

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Experience Mitchell

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Allerton

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

4th cousin 5 times removed
via Rev. James Keith

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Ware

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Phineas Pratt

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

7th cousin 2 times removed
via William Carpenter

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Francis Cooke

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Edson

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert White

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Matthew Grant

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Aaron Stark

(unk - c1685)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Hull

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Gretchen Mol

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Hull

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Ford

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Post Malone

American Rapper

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Edson

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Post Malone

American Rapper

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Porter

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Frank Kellogg

45th U.S. Secretary of State
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Morrison Waite

7th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Warren Beatty

Movie Actor

10th cousin
via Joseph Loomis

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Shirley MacLaine

Movie Actress

10th cousin
via Joseph Loomis

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Phil Knight

Co-Founder, Nike Inc.

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Paul Giamatti

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Phineas Pratt

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A. Bartlett Giamatti

Major League Baseball Commissioner

10th cousin
via Phineas Pratt

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Amy Grant photo by Ruth Daniel (CC BY 2.0)