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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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Brooklyn Decker

Fashion Model, TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via William Deane

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

11th cousin
via William Deane

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Stephen Harper

22nd Prime Minister of Canada

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William White

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Resolved White

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Strong Jr.

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Abigail Ford

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Strong

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Abigail Ford

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Nathaniel B. Baker

24th Governor of New Hampshire

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Obadiah Wheeler Jr.

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Carpenter

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Dewey F. Bartlett

19th Governor of Oklahoma

10th cousin
via Thomas Bliss

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Dewey F. Bartlett

19th Governor of Oklahoma

10th cousin
via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Shannon Woodward

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Roger Nash Baldwin

Co-Founder of the ACLU

7th cousin 3 times removed
via William Carpenter

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Tony Dow

TV Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Resolved White

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Ava Michelle

Model and Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed
via William Carpenter

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Alice French

(aka Octave Thanet)
Novelist and Short Story Writer

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Leonard

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Henry Woodward

(c1607 - 1683)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

9th great-grandfather

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Richard Chamberlain

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin
via Thomas Bliss

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Ford

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Bliss

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Deane

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