Cadwallader Washburn

Famous Kin of
Cadwallader Washburn

Co-founder of General Mills and 11th Governor of Wisconsin


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Francis Cooke

Mayflower Passenger

6th great-grandfather

Richard Warren

Mayflower Passenger

6th great-grandfather

Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

Sibling via Israel Washburn

Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

Sibling via Israel Washburn

Richard Hunnewell

Boston Tea Party Participant

2nd great-granduncle via Charles Hunnewell

Richard Hunnewell Jr.

Boston Tea Party Participant

1st cousin 3 times removed via Charles Hunnewell

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Henry David Thoreau

American Author and Poet

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Peter Dunbar

Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Deacon Henry Bright

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William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin via Samuel Washburn

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Edwin Bryant

California Expedition Journalist

4th cousin via Samuel Washburn

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 1 time removed via Deacon Henry Bright

Horatio Alger

Author

4th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Fobes

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Richard Ravens

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Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

4th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Livermore

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Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

4th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Washburn

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Vincent Price

Movie Actor

4th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Fobes

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

4th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Livermore

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Peter Fonda

TV and Movie Actor

4th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Livermore

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Leonard

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

4th cousin 5 times removed via Philip King

Don Winslow

Author and Screenwriter

4th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Leonard

Kristine Rolofson

Harlequin Novelist

4th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Leonard

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Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Livermore

Edward Snowden

Ex-CIA / NSA Whistleblower

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Leonard

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin via John Fobes

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James Garfield

20th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Bridge

Abraham Lincoln

16th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Whitman

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

5th cousin 1 time removed via Ellis Barron

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Livermore

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Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Fobes

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Fobes

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Deane

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via Simon Coolidge

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Fobes

Elisha Story

Boston Tea Party Participant

5th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Livermore

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Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Washburn Jr.

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Washburn Jr.

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Bridge

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

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Jack Buck

Sportscaster

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Howard

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Burl Ives

Singer and Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Washburn Jr.

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Washburn Jr.

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Livermore

Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Bridge

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Howard

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Fobes

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Joe Buck

Sportscaster

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Howard

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Fobes

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Washburn Jr.

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Fobes

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Whitman

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Washburn Jr.

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Wil Wheaton

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Howard

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

5th cousin 5 times removed via George Watson

Richard Hatch

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Whitman

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Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Whitman

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

5th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Packard

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Whitman

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Fobes

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Fobes

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Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 6 times removed via George Watson

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Livermore

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Fobes

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Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

5th cousin 6 times removed via George Watson

Brandon Routh

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 7 times removed via John Fobes

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin via Edmund Sherman

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

6th cousin via Thomas Hayward

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin via Edmund Sherman

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Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

6th cousin via Richard Church

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin via Edmund Sherman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

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Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth

Ezra Cornell

Co-Founder of Cornell University,
Founder of Western Union

6th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Whitman

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

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Lavinia Warren

Dwarf Circus Performer

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Hayward

Joseph Story

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Nicholas Danforth

Alonzo B. Cornell

25th Governor of New York

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Whitman

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Hicks

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

6th cousin 3 times removed via Nicholas Danforth

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

6th cousin 3 times removed via Experience Mitchell

Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin 3 times removed via Nicholas Danforth

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Whitman

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth

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Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Hicks

Nathaniel Philbrick

Author of In the Heart of the Sea

6th cousin 4 times removed via Ellis Barron

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Experience Mitchell

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Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Leonard

Mickey Rourke

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth

Sally Field

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Elizabeth

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Ellis Barron

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Ellis Barron

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Ellis Barron

Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

6th cousin 6 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 7 times removed via William Deane

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J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

7th cousin via Francis Cooke

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin via Richard Warren

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

7th cousin via Richard Warren

Grandma Moses

American Folk Artist

7th cousin via Francis Cooke

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin via Richard Warren

William Wetmore Story

American Sculptor

7th cousin via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

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Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

7th cousin 1 time removed via Francis Cooke

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

7th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

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Laura Ingalls-Wilder

Author of Little House on the Prairie

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Francis Cooke

Clarence Darrow

Lawyer, Scopes Monkey Trial

7th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

Merrill C. Meigs

Publisher, Chicago Herald & Examiner

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

Thomas Waldo Story

English/American Sculptor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

7th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

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Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Francis Cooke

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Nelson Eddy

Movie Actor and Singer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Francis Cooke

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

7th cousin 3 times removed via Francis Cooke

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Francis Cooke

Joanne Woodward

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Warren

Orrin Hatch

U.S. Senator from Utah

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

Scott Foley

TV, Stage and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Francis Cooke

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Warren

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Story Musgrave

NASA Astronaut

7th cousin 3 times removed via Francis Cooke

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Warren

Duane Eddy

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Matt Damon

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Warren

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Cooke

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Cooke

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Cooke

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Warren

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Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

7th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Cooke

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Warren

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Warren

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Warren

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 5 times removed via Francis Cooke

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

7th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. William Eddy of Bristol, England

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

8th cousin via Henry Sherman

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

8th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Sherman

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

8th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Sherman