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Ulysses S. Grant

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Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President


Who was Ulysses S. Grant?

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States.

He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant on 27 April 1822 in Clermont, Ohio, to Jesse and Hannah (Simpson) Grant. He reportedly changed his name to Ulysses S. Grant after his Congressman accidently nominated him to West Point as “Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio.” He apparently liked the initials U.S. and decided to keep the name. Although he is known today as Ulysses Simpson Grant (Simpson being his mother's maiden name), he is reported to have said that the “S” didn't actually stand for anything.

U.S. Civil War

By the end of the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant was probably the most popular man in America ... at least in the North. His success at leading the Union Army to victory in the second half of the Civil War resulted in General Grant accepting General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomatox. This popularity would lead to Grant becoming the 18th President.

Famous Kin

The ancestry of President Grant traces back through colonial New England leading to family connections with people involved in some of America's most memorable historical events. He is a Mayflower descendant through Richard Warren, as well as a cousin to the chief judge and prosecutor at the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Massachusetts Bay Governor William Stoughton.

President Grant has some interesting political connections as well with relations to numerous former Presidents, as well as some of Hollywood's most memorable characters.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Ulysses S. Grant

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John Treadwell

21st Governor of Connecticut

2nd cousin 3 times removed
via John Minor

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Philip Delano

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Geena Davis

Movie and TV Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Matt Bomer

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Sonny Dove

NYC Basketball Hall of Fame

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Amanda Bearse

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Lothrop

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Hiram Bingham

69th Governor of Connecticut

4th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Grant Jr.

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Tyler Toney

Dude Perfect YouTuber

6th cousin 6 times removed
via George Partridge

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

6th cousin
via George Partridge

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Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Thomas Minor

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Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Christopher Huntington

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Maude Adams

Broadway Actress

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Samuel J. Tilden

25th Governor of New York

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John House

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Samuel J. Tilden

25th Governor of New York

5th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Warren

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry Rowley

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Melville Fuller

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

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Melville Fuller

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

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Scudder

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