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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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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Ellis Barron

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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

12th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Robert Goushill

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John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

4th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Cutter

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Elizabeth Cutter

(c1574 - 1663/4)
Great Migration Immigrant 1636

4th great-grandmother

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Nathaniel Philbrick

Author of In the Heart of the Sea

4th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Cutter

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Sumner Sewall

58th Governor of Maine

4th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Cutter

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Isabella de Beauchamp

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Mary Winthrop Gooding

Prolific Mayflower Descendant

12th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Robert Goushill

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

16th cousin
via Edward I, King of England

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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John Torrey

Co-found, New York Academy of Science

18th cousin
via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

21st cousin
via Henry I, King of England

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

17th cousin 2 times removed
via Hugh le Bigod

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Dermot MacMurrough

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Gilbert Fitzgilbert de Clare

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Hugh de Kevelioc

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert of Gloucester

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert de Beaumont

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Walter of Salisbury

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Henry Hastings Sibley

1st Governor of Minnesota

20th cousin
via Hugh de Kevelioc

View entire list of famous kin for Eli Whitney

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