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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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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Thomas Minor

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 7 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 7 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed
via George Partridge

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Diane Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Jane Gates

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

6th cousin
via John Porter

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Charles M. Dale

66th Governor of New Hampshire

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Henry P. Baldwin

15th Governor of Michigan

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Jane Gates

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Horatio Alger

Author

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Nat Faxon

Actor, Comedian, Director and Screenwriter

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

6th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Allen

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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James B. Conant

President of Harvard University

6th cousin 1 time removed
via George Partridge

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Ali Wentworth

TV Actress and Comedienne

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Warren

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William Henry Moore

Co-Founder, U.S. Steel and Nabisco

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Styles Bridges

63rd Governor of New Hampshire

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed
via Samuel Lothrop

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Jane Gates

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Warren

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Ann B. Davis

TV Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Penn Jillette

Magician

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Warren

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