Samuel Pierpont Langley

Famous Kin of
Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer


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King Robert I

King of France

32nd great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

33rd great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

35th great-grandfather

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

3rd cousin via Joseph Williams Jr.

General Joseph Warren

Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

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William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Richard Treat

Fannie Farmer

Author of original Fannie Farmer Cookbook

4th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Williams

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

4th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Sumner

Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

4th cousin 2 times removed via William Sumner

Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

4th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Williams

Abraham Baldwin

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Deming

Mary Lyon

Founder of Mount Holyoke College

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Deming

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

5th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen Williams

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Clap

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

5th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Clap

Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

5th cousin 10 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

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General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin via Robert Williams

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin via William Sumner

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James Youngs Smith

29th Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin via Robert Williams

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Thomas Waldo Story

English/American Sculptor

6th cousin via Robert Williams

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Cole Porter

American Composer and Songwriter

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Deming

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

6th cousin 1 time removed via Roger Clap

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Henry Wells

Co-Founder of American Express and Wells Fargo and Co.

6th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Deming

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

6th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Wise

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Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Sumner

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Sumner

Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Sumner

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Deming

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via William Sumner

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Williams

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Deming

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

6th cousin 4 times removed via Roger Clap

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Sumner

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Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Williams

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Deming

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Sumner

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

6th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Williams

Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Sumner

Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

6th cousin 7 times removed via William Sumner

Thomas Edison

Inventor

7th cousin via Richard Treat

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

7th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

7th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin via Deming

L. Frank Baum

Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

7th cousin via John Thompson

Philip Danforth Armour

Founder of Armour & Company

7th cousin via John Thompson

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin via Richard Treat

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Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

7th cousin via John Thompson

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Clap

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

William Sprague

27th Governor of Rhode Island

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

7th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Clap

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Treat

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

7th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

7th cousin 3 times removed via Deming

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Lee Remick

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via Deming

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

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Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

7th cousin 4 times removed via Deming

Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

7th cousin 4 times removed via Deming

Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Thompson

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via William Clap

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Thompson

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Ford

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Ford

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Ford

Alexandra Breckenridge

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Treat

Jordan Peele

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Ford

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

7th cousin 6 times removed via Deming

Sarah Jessica Parker

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 7 times removed via Deming

Brandon Routh

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 7 times removed via William Clap

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Clap

George Washington

1st U.S. President

9th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

9th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Stephen Crane

Author of The Red Badge of Courage

11th cousin 2 times removed via John Giffard

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

11th cousin 2 times removed via John Giffard

Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

12th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

12th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Throckmorton

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Paris Hilton

Socialite and TV Personality

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton