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Mark David Chapman

Ancestry of
Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon


Who is Mark David Chapman?

Mark David Chapman was a born again Christian who murdered Beatles star John Lennon in 1980. A former Beatles fan, Chapman had become incensed after hearing a remark by Lennon that Christianity was in decline, and that the Beatles had become “more popular than Jesus.”

Famous Kin

Mark David Chapman is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger William White. He is also kin to a number of former U.S. Presidents including Franklin Pierce, James Garfield, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Gerald Ford, and both Presidents Bush. Historical members of his family tree include Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, abolitionist John Brown, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, dictionary publisher Noah Webster, women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, and aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Celebrity kin of Mark David Chapman include actress Lillian Gish, movie director Howard Hawks, actress Katharine Hepburn, fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, television host Dick Clark, actor Matt Damon, singer and songwriter Amy Grant, actor John Wayne, actor Humphrey Bogart, singer and songwriter Harry Chapin, actor Ben Affleck, and many others. Literary kin of his include poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, author Clarence Day, novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson, and poet Emily Dickinson.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Mark David Chapman

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William White

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Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

10th cousin
via John Webster

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Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Webster

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

7th cousin 2 times removed
via William Carpenter

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Leonard

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Deane

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fletcher

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

8th cousin 2 times removed
via George Wheeler

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Fletcher

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Rose

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin
via Jedediah Strong

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Dr. Jill Biden

First Lady of President Joseph Biden

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Post Malone

American Rapper

11th cousin 2 times removed
via William Deane

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Post Malone

American Rapper

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Webster

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via George Wheeler

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Frank Kellogg

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

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

6th cousin 3 times removed
via John Strong Jr.

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Mark Hopkins, Jr.

Co-founder, Central Pacific R.R.

5th cousin 4 times removed
via John Strong Jr.

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Boris Johnson

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Bliss

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George Wheeler

(c1606 - c1687)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

9th great-grandfather

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John Webster

(c1590 - 1661)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

9th great-grandfather

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Francis Emroy Warren

1st Governor of Wyoming

7th cousin 4 times removed
via William Deane

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Francis Emroy Warren

1st Governor of Wyoming

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin
via Jonathan Gillett

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