Emily Post

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Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette


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John Alden

Mayflower Passenger

7th great-grandfather

Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Philip Key

John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 5 times removed via John Alden

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author of The Great Gatsby

4th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Key

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

4th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Key

William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin 3 times removed via Jonathan Alden

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Alden

John Trumbull

American Painter

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Alden

George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Tolles

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Tolles

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Smith Jr.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

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Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Joanne Woodward

Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Magruder

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

7th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Alden

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 12 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin via John Alden

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin via John Alden

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

8th cousin via John Alden

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

8th cousin via John Alden

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

8th cousin 2 times removed via Andrew Hallett Jr.

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Andrew Hallett Jr.

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

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Major John Pitcairn

British Commander at Battle of Lexington

8th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Stewart

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Alden

Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

10th cousin 11 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

10th cousin 11 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

11th cousin 1 time removed via Archibald Campbell

Johnny Mercer

Songwriter and Co-Founder of Capitol Records

11th cousin 1 time removed via Archibald Campbell

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

11th cousin 2 times removed via Archibald Campbell

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

11th cousin 2 times removed via Archibald Campbell

Guy Ritchie

British Filmmaker

11th cousin 3 times removed via Archibald Campbell

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Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

11th cousin 5 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Cara Delevingne

Fashion Model and Movie Actress

11th cousin 5 times removed via Archibald Campbell

Robert Louis Stevenson

Author of Treasure Island

12th cousin 2 times removed via Colin Campbell

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Tilda Swinton

Movie Actress

12th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Stewart

General Hugh Mercer

American Revolutionary War Hero

13th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

13th cousin 8 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

13th cousin 8 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Alan Turing

WWII Codebreaker of Nazi Enigma Machine

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Stewart

General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

14th cousin 2 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Alexander Hamilton

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

14th cousin 2 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Rev. George Burroughs

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

14th cousin 7 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

15th cousin 1 time removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Noel Coward

Playwright, Actor, and Songwriter

15th cousin 1 time removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

15th cousin 1 time removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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William Floyd

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

16th cousin via Robert II, King of Scotland

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James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

16th cousin via Robert II, King of Scotland

Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

16th cousin 1 time removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

16th cousin 2 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

16th cousin 2 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Wernher von Braun

Rocket Scientist

16th cousin 3 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

16th cousin 4 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

16th cousin 4 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Hugh Grant

Movie Actor

16th cousin 4 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 5 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 5 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

16th cousin 5 times removed via Robert II, King of Scotland

George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

16th cousin 5 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 5 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 5 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Jay Gould

American Railroad “Robber Baron”

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

James Madison

4th U.S. President

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Thomas Sim Lee

2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland

17th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Olivia De Havilland

Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Joan Fontaine

Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Charles Carnan Ridgely

15th Governor of Maryland

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

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William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

19th cousin via Sir Richard de Burgh

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Louis Auchincloss

Author

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

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Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

19th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

19th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard de Burgh

Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Admiral Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Harry F. Byrd

50th Governor of Virginia

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare