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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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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Millard

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via John Porter

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Stanley

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via William Preston

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via John Marsh

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Paine

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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William B. Washburn

28th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Experience Mitchell

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Emory Washburn

22nd Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Experience Mitchell

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Peter T. Washburn

31st Governor of Vermont

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Experience Mitchell

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Moore

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William Carpenter

(c1605 - 1658/9)
Bevis passenger 1638

9th great-grandfather

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John Marsh

(c1618 - c1688)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

8th great-grandfather

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Phineas Pratt

(c1593 - 1680)
Sparrow passenger 1622

9th great-grandfather

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Moore

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Paine

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin
via Jacques Mahieu

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Francis Cooke

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Allerton

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin 4 times removed
via John Marsh

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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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Amy Grant photo by Ruth Daniel (CC BY 2.0)