John Marshall

Ancestry of
John Marshall

4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court


Who was John Marshall?

John Marshall was the 4th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the 4th United States Secretary of State, and a congressman from Virginia. He was the longest serving Chief Justice whose court opinions helped shaped constitutional law and the U.S. legal system during its formative years.

Famous Kin

John Marshall is a direct descendant of Magna Carta Surities John FitzRobert and Hugh le Bigod. He has royal roots with a direct descent from King Edward I which gives him kinship to much of the royal family including King Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and Catherine Middleton. He has a number of former U.S. Presidents as kin including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Harrison, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, William H. Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, and Herbert Hoover.

John Marshall has a number of celebrities in his family tree, the most notable of which is his 4th great-granddaughter singer and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. Others include actress Olivia de Havilland, author Tennessee Williams, actor Randolph Scott, radio and TV host Dick Clark, filmmaker Guy Ritchie, actor Humphrey Bogart, actress Kyra Sedgwick, actor Steve McQueen, and many others. A few of his notable historical kin include, but is not limited to, General Robert E. Lee, evolutionist Charles Darwin, polar explorer Admiral Richard Byrd, explorer Meriwether Lewis, abolitionist John Brown, General George S. Patton, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and astronaut Alan Shepard.

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