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John McCain

Ancestry of
John McCain

U.S. Senator from Arizona


Who is John McCain?

John McCain is a U.S. Senator from Arizona. He was the son and grandson of four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy. John McCain was a naval aviator during the Vietnam War piloting ground-attack aircraft off of the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. In 1967 he was seriously injured when he was shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese. He remained a prisoner of war until 1973 and experienced multiple episodes of torture while in captivity. In 2008 he was the Republican presidential nominee in the race for U.S. President. He lost the election to Sen. Barack Obama.

Famous Kin

Senator John McCain has a number of kinships to former presidents of the United States including George Washington, James Madison, William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and both Presidents Bush. Most of his famous kin are through royal connections that include King Henry VIII and a few of his wives, and more recently Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Diana.

John McCain has a few kinships to signers of the Declaration of Independence that include Benjamin Harrison V, Robert Treat Paine, Thomas Nelson, Caesar Rodney, William Floyd, Roger Sherman, and William Ellery.

False Claims

Actress Anjelica Huston

There are a number of online sources that claim that Sen. John McCain and actress Anjelica Huston are cousins through their common ancestors of Joseph Scales and Mary Fox. The most prominent of these claims is on the late William Reitwiesner's website wargs.com. Unfortunately the claim is false as the connection from Anjelica Huston becomes invalid with the proposed parentage of her great-grandfather John Gore.

The claim is that John Gore, who married Adelia Richardson, was the son of Edward Gore and Mary Jane Camp. However primary sources show that their son John actually married Cora C. Miller in 1884 and remained married to her into the mid-1900s. Anjelica Huston's great-grandfather was the son of William C. Goar (Gore) and Jane Farley, both of Virginia.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for John McCain

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Melville Fuller

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

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Melville Fuller

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

13th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Thomas Blount

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

15th cousin 2 times removed
via John Brome

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Thebaud de Verdun

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Margot Kidder

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Reynold de Grey

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Brian Forster

TV Actor

21st cousin
via Sir William de Montagu

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Peter Forster

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir William de Montagu

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John Fremont Hill

45th Governor of Maine

17th cousin 1 time removed
via John de Welles

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Francis Godfrey

(unk - c1669)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Baldwin Freville

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Jane G. Austin

Author

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Ros

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

20th cousin
via Elizabeth de Clare

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin
via Beatrice de Beauchamp

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin
via Sir John Howard

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

20th cousin
via John de Botetourte

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir William de Ros

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Henry de Ferrers

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