Don Knotts

Famous Kin of
Don Knotts

TV and Movie Actor


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Edward Fuller

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

Benedict Arnold

Traitor of the American Revolution

4th cousin 7 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Jacob Dolson Cox

28th Governor of Ohio

5th cousin 2 times removed via Clement Minor

James Youngs Smith

29th Governor of Rhode Island

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Minor

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Fuller

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

5th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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Kenyon Cox

Painter and Illustrator

6th cousin 1 time removed via Clement Minor

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Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Minor

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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Allyn Cox

Muralist

7th cousin via Clement Minor

William Sprague

27th Governor of Rhode Island

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Minor

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

7th cousin 2 times removed via Nicholas Bonham

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

7th cousin 3 times removed via Clement Minor

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Fuller

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Eugene Foss

45th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin via Thomas Minor

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Minor

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Fuller

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Minor

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

8th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Fuller

Slim Pickens

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Walter Palmer