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Wash Loomis

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Wash Loomis

Leader of the Loomis Gang


Who was George Washington Loomis?

aka Wash Loomis

Wash Loomis was the leader of the notorious Loomis Gang. The gang operated mostly in the Nine Mile Swamp area of Madison County, New York, throughout the early and mid-nineteenth century. They were known for theft, burglary, horse thieving, rustling, and counterfeiting. In 1865, a group of masked men raided the Loomis home and murdered Wash Loomis. It was said that the back of his head was smashed in and his face so disfigured that he was unrecognizable.

Famous Kin

Wash Loomis's U. S. Presidential kin include Ulysses S. Grant, Millard Fillmore, Grover Cleveland, and Gerald Ford. He has family connections to a number of famous historical people including painter John Trumbull, abolitionist John Brown, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith, artist Norman Rockwell, aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright, and signers of the U. S. Declaration of Independence Oliver Wolcott and William Williams.

Wash Loomis has a number of literary kin including Stephen Crane, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Emily Dickinson. Celebrity kin include Humphrey Bogart, Richard Gere, Oliver Platt, Jodie Foster, Amy Grant, Ellen DeGeneres, and Donny & Marie Osmond.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Wash Loomis

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James S. Kemper

Founder, Kemper Insurance Cos.

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Holcombe

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Robert White

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

5th cousin 7 times removed
via Matthew Grant

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

4th cousin 6 times removed
via James Eno

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Post Malone

American Rapper

7th cousin 7 times removed
via Robert White

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Frank Kellogg

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

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Morrison Waite

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

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Warren Beatty

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Shirley MacLaine

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Phil Knight

Co-Founder, Nike Inc.

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Boris Johnson

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Holcombe

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Barber

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Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Barber

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Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.

20th Governor of Connecticut

3rd cousin 2 times removed
via John Drake Jr.

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Scott

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Thomas Scott

(c1597 - 1643)
Great Migration Immigrant 1634

5th great-grandfather

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Scott

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Scott

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John Moore

(c1603 - 1677)
Great Migration Immigrant 1630

5th great-grandfather

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Winthrop Rockefeller

37th Governor of Arkansas

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert White

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Nicholas Palmer

(unk - 1689)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

4th great-grandfather

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Moore

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Holcombe

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