Master Surname Index







Annie Proulx

Famous Kin of
Annie Proulx

Novelist and Short Story Writer


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William Bradford

Mayflower Passenger and Governor of Plymouth Colony

9th great-grandfather

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William Brewster

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

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Stephen Hopkins

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

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Francis Cooke

Mayflower Passenger

11th great-grandfather

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Geoffrey Chaucer

English poet and author of The Canterbury Tales

16th great-granduncle via John Chaucer

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Martha (Allen) Carrier

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

1st cousin 10 times removed via Edmund Ingalls

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Abigail (Dane) Faulkner

Accused of Witchcraft, Salem 1692

1st cousin 10 times removed via Edmund Ingalls

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Edmund Sears

Boston Tea Party Participant

2nd cousin 7 times removed via John Freeman

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Paine Jr.

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Josiah Bartlett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 8 times removed via John Emery Jr.

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Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

3rd cousin 6 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Deborah Samson

Female Revolutionary War Veteran

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Gov. William Bradford

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John Fitch

Inventor of 1st U.S. Steamboat

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Fitch

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Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene

American Revolution

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Edmund Freeman

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William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Washburn

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Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

4th cousin 5 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Edwin Bryant

California Expedition Journalist

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Washburn

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Cadwallader Washburn

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

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Washburn

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Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Washburn

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Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Washburn

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Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

4th cousin 6 times removed via John Emery Jr.

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Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Led Black Ships Expedition to Japan

4th cousin 6 times removed via Edmund Freeman

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Oliver Hazard Perry

Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812

4th cousin 6 times removed via Edmund Freeman

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 3 times removed via Elisha Paine

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

5th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. James Fitch

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Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Mayo

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Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

5th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Ingalls

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Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

5th cousin 6 times removed via William Brewster

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Henry David Thoreau

American Author and Poet

5th cousin 6 times removed via Experience Mitchell

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Alice Bradford


Annie Proulx photo by Embajada de EEUU en la Argentina (CC BY 2.0)