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Elizabeth Smart

Ancestry of
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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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Degory Priest

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Whitney

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Michael Metcalf

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Stephen Tracy

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas White

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

12th cousin
via Edmund Freeman

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Stephen Tracy

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas White

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Joseph Hills

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Allerton

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via Henry Rowley

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin 6 times removed
via William Sabin

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Thomas Sadoski

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin
via Edmund Freeman

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Allerton

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John Rogers

(c1610 - 1660/1)
Great Migration Immigrant 1638

11th great-grandfather

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Thomas White

(c1599 - 1679)
Great Migration Immigrant 1635

11th great-grandfather

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Allerton

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David Ogden Stiers

Broadway, TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Lawrence Copeland

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Ethan Peck

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via John Doggett

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Ethan Peck

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Anthony Fisher

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Jonathan Hatch

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Ephraim Millard

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Gregory Peck

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Anthony Fisher

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William Rush Merriam

11th Governor of Minnesota

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Jonathan Hatch

View entire list of famous kin for Elizabeth Smart

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