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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).


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Elizabeth Smart

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Sabin

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Francis H. Underwood

Founder of the Atlantic Monthly

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Clarke

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. William Eddy

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Lewis Jones

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Judith Hoag

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Clarke

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Sabin

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Elmer Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Clarke

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Sabin

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Bert Underwood

Pioneers, Stereoscopic and News Photography

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Clarke

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

6th cousin 7 times removed
via Macuth Pratt

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Allerton

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Simon Stone Jr.

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Ware

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Fiske

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Macuth Pratt

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Phineas Pratt

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. William Eddy

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Sprague Grayden

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Anthony Eames

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

8th cousin 5 times removed
via David Stone

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Anthony Eames

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Fish

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

11th cousin 2 times removed
via David Stone

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Sabin

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

8th cousin 4 times removed
via John Prescott

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

11th cousin
via Henry Rowley

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Elizabeth Smart photo by KOMUnews (CC BY 2.0)