Hugh Hefner

Famous Kin of
Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine


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William Bradford

Mayflower Passenger and Governor of Plymouth Colony

8th great-grandfather

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Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

3rd cousin 5 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

4th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Foote III

Benedict Arnold

Traitor of the American Revolution

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bourne

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bourne

John Brown

American Abolitionist

5th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Bliss

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Mary Lyon

Founder of Mount Holyoke College

5th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Smith

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General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Raymond

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Gallop

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Smith

W. K. Kellogg

Founder of the Kellogg Company

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Smith

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

6th cousin 5 times removed via Deming

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin via Josiah Foote

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

7th cousin 1 time removed via Nathaniel Foote III

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Nathaniel Foote III

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bradford

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

7th cousin 2 times removed via Alice Carpenter

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richards

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Joy

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 2 times removed via Katherine Chapin

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Chapin

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Gallop

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somersetshire

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Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Smith

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Smith

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Deming

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

7th cousin 4 times removed via Deming

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

8th cousin via William Bradford Jr.

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

8th cousin via Nathaniel Foote III

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

8th cousin via William Bradford Jr.

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Nathaniel Bliss

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Alice Carpenter

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Raymond

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Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Richards

Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Raymond

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Katherine Chapin

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Gallop

Sally Field

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Chapin

Cole Porter

American Composer and Songwriter

8th cousin 3 times removed via Deming

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

9th cousin via Thomas Richards

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

9th cousin via Richard Raymond

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Katherine Chapin

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

9th cousin via Katherine Chapin

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin via Nathaniel Bliss

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Smith

John Wayne

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Alice Carpenter

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Alice Carpenter

Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

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Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Richards

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bourne

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Smith

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Richards

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Smith

Spencer Tracy

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Katherine Chapin

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richards

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richards

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Raymond

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richards

Sarah Jessica Parker

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via Nathaniel Foote Jr.

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin via Samuel Smith

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin via John Gallop

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin via Samuel Smith

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bourne

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin 1 time removed via Deming

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Foote

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Gallop

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bourne

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Foote

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Foote

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Foote

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

10th cousin 2 times removed via Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somersetshire

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

11th cousin via Robert Foote

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Deming


Hugh Hefner photo by Alan Light (CC BY 2.0)