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Elizabeth Smart

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Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation


Who is Elizabeth Smart?

Elizabeth Smart gained the national spotlight when she was abducted from her bedroom at knifepoint when she was 14. She would spend 9 months in captivity before being rescued. Today, Elizabeth Smart is a child safety activist and founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation. The Elizabeth Smart Foundation’s goal is to prevent future crimes against children. In 2013, she published a New York Times bestselling memoir titled “My Story.”

Famous Kin

Elizabeth Smart is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Degory Priest and Magna Carta Surety Robert de Ros. She has deep Mormon roots that include a connection to Mormon Church President Brigham Young. U.S. Presidential kin in Elizabeth Smart’s family tree include James Madison, Millard Fillmore, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, William H. Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rutherford B. Hayes, Gerald Ford, Barack Obama, and both Presidents Bush.

Elizabeth Smart’s celebrity kin include Vincent Price, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Lloyd, John Ritter, Walt Disney, Zac Efron, Paget Brewster, Amy Grant, Anna Gunn, Jordana Brewster, Bing Crosby, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Humphrey Bogart. Other notable kin include Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock, women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, author and poet Henry David Thoreau, American Red Cross founder Clara Barton, U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush, and the legendary Johnny Appleseed (aka John Chapman).

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