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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet


Who was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet. He was one of America’s most popular poets during his lifetime and is considered one of the Fireside Poets. The Fireside Poets were a group of 19th century New England poets who were very popular among readers in the United States and overseas. The group’s name derived from the custom of families gathered around the fire at home reading the poems as a source of entertainment.

Famous Kin

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a descendant of Mayflower passengers Henry Samson, John Alden, John Howland, Richard Warren, William Brewster, and John Tilley. He also is a relatively close relative to a number of signers of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. These include Rufus King, Josiah Bartlett, Nathaniel Gorham and John Adams, the 2nd U.S. President. Other U.S. presidential kin include John Quincy Adams, Franklin Pierce, Gerald Ford, Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, Zachary Taylor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, and both Presidents Bush.

Fellow poets who are kin to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Cullen Bryant, and Henry David Thoreau. Other literary kin include Louisa May Alcott, Louis Auchincloss, Clarence Day, Laura Ingalls-Wilder, Thomas Pynchon, and John Steinbeck. Some of the celebrities in his family tree include actor Richard Gere, Sports Illustrated cover model Hannah Davis, actor Henry Fonda, actress Shirley Temple, actor Humphrey Bogart, singer and songwriter Harry Chapin, actor James Spader, actor Zac Efron, and many others.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Benjamin Bartlett

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General Joseph Wheeler

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

4th cousin 1 time removed
via Francis Griswold

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General William Hull

American Revolution, War of 1812

3rd cousin 1 time removed
via Francis Griswold

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Jane Clark

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Warren

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed
via John Gorham

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed
via William Pabodie

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Benjamin Bartlett

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 6 times removed
via Joseph Bartlett

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Samson

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

4th cousin 2 times removed
via Benjamin Bartlett Jr.

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

3rd cousin 3 times removed
via Joseph Bartlett Jr.

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 5 times removed
via William Pabodie

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Warren

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

5th cousin 1 time removed
via John Alden

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Henry Hastings Sibley

1st Governor of Minnesota

5th cousin
via Henry Samson

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Henry Hastings Sibley

1st Governor of Minnesota

5th cousin
via John Gorham

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

5th cousin 7 times removed
via Thomas Huckins

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Sonny Dove

NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

5th cousin 5 times removed
via John Gorham

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Bartlett

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Lee de Forest

Pioneer of Radio and Talking Pictures

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Jane Clark

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Lee de Forest

Pioneer of Radio and Talking Pictures

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Milton Bradley

Founder, Milton Bradley Company

5th cousin 1 time removed
via John Webster

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