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Eli Whitney

Ancestry of
Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin


The family tree for Eli Whitney is still in progress.

The family tree for Eli Whitney should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative. Oftentimes the family trees listed as still in progress have derived from research into famous people who have a kinship to this person. Research devoted solely to this person has either not yet taken place or it is currently in progress. As with all family trees on this website, the sources for each ancestor are listed on the family group pages so that you can personally judge the reliability of the information.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Eli Whitney

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

1st cousin 5 times removed
via Nathaniel Whitney

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Samuel J. Tilden

25th Governor of New York

6th cousin
via Rev. John House

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Melville Fuller

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

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Richard de Clare

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Melville Fuller

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

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Humphrey de Bohun

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 6 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Melville Fuller

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

14th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Melville Fuller

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

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry II, King of England

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Isabel de Beaumont

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Hugh de Kevelioc

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Robert of Gloucester

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert de Beaumont

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Maud de St. Hilary

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Gundred de Warenne

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Ida de Tony

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

20th cousin
via Hugh de Kevelioc

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

14th cousin
via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

20th cousin
via Sir Saher IV de Quincy

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

18th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Braiose

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed
via Richard Cutter

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

4th cousin 7 times removed
via Richard Cutter

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

5th cousin 3 times removed
via John Warren

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James Merrill

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

5th cousin 4 times removed
via John Warren

View entire list of famous kin for Eli Whitney

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