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Henry Wells

Ancestry of
Henry Wells

Co-Founder of American Express and Wells Fargo and Co.


Who was Henry Wells?

Henry Wells was an American businessman who co-founded both the American Express Company and Wells Fargo & Company. In 1868, he founded Wells College in Aurora, New York. Wells College was a women's college until it went co-ed in 2005.

Famous Kin

Henry Wells has a number of U.S. Presidential kin including Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, Millard Fillmore, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ulysses S. Grant. He also has family connections to the current royal family including the late Princess Diana and her son Prince William.

Celebrity kin for Henry Wells include Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Shirley Temple, Lucille Ball, Lillian Gish, Raquel Welch, Ed Helms, and Donny & Marie Osmond. It also seems fitting that Henry Wells has a number of business titans in his family tree including Lee Loomis (Founder of Loomis Armored Car), Eliphalet Remington (Founder of the Remington Arms Co.), Joy Morton (Founder of Morton Salt Co.), J.P. Morgan (Banker), and Frank Doubleday (Founder of Doubleday & Co.).


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Henry Wells

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Philbrick

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Adrienne Marden

Movie Actress

2nd cousin 4 times removed
via Joses Philbrick

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Stephen King

Author of The Stand

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Roberts

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John Pratt

(c1608 - 1655)
Great Migration Immigrant 1633

4th great-grandfather

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Thomas Philbrick

(c1584 - 1663/4)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

4th great-grandfather

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Simon Tuttle

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

6th cousin
via Joseph Loomis

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

6th cousin
via Elizabeth Charde

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Henry Hastings Sibley

1st Governor of Minnesota

6th cousin 1 time removed
via William Cooke

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Daniel Pratt

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed
via Joseph Kellogg

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Standish

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Julie Bowen

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed
via Daniel Pratt

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

6th cousin 1 time removed
via William Cooke

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

4th cousin 3 times removed
via Aaron Cooke III

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Cooke

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Cooke

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed
via William Cooke

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Michael Strahan

NFL Player and TV Personality

6th cousin 6 times removed
via William Cooke

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Mark Isham

Musician, Film Composer

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Cooke

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Paul Giamatti

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Cooke

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A. Bartlett Giamatti

Major League Baseball Commissioner

6th cousin 4 times removed
via William Cooke

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

4th cousin 7 times removed
via William Marston

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