Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet


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Mary (Perkins) Bradbury

Convicted of Witchcraft, Salem 1692

4th great-grandmother

John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-grandfather

John Tilley

Mayflower Passenger

6th great-grandfather

King Edward I

King of England

17th great-grandfather

King Henry III

King of England

18th great-grandfather

Robert de Ros

Magna Carta Surety

18th great-grandfather

Hugh le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

Sir Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

22nd great-grandfather

Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

1st cousin 20 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

2nd cousin 3 times removed via John Chipman

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Samuel Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Robert Walker

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Edward Bulkeley

John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Edward Bulkeley

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Matt Damon

Movie Actor

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

John Adams

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

4th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell

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Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

4th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Bliss

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Hunter, Pony Express Rider and Showman

4th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Joseph Emerson

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 1 time removed via William Moody

Winslow Homer

American Artist

4th cousin 1 time removed via John Sewall

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

4th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Joseph Emerson

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Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

4th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Bliss

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Cadwell

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

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Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

4th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Bliss

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

4th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Joseph Emerson

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

4th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Bliss

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Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

4th cousin 4 times removed via Cornelius Waldo

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

4th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Cadwell

William Holden

Movie Actor

4th cousin 4 times removed via Timothy Wilcockson

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Sargent

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

4th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Joseph Emerson

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

4th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Joseph Emerson

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

4th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Joseph Emerson

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

4th cousin 5 times removed via Cornelius Waldo

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

4th cousin 5 times removed via Timothy Wilcockson

Lee Remick

Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Cornelius Waldo

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Caleb Moody

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Bliss

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Bliss

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Bliss

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 5 times removed via Timothy Wilcockson

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

5th cousin via John Waite

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

5th cousin via John Cogswell

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin via Henry Sewall III

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

5th cousin via Henry Sewall III

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of The Scarlet Letter

5th cousin via John Cogswell

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

5th cousin via Sarah Heath

Alvin Woolson

Founder of Woolson Spice Co. (Lion Coffee)

5th cousin via Phineas Upham

Constance Fenimore Woolson

Victorian Novelist and Poet

5th cousin via Phineas Upham

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin via John Cogswell

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Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Emerson

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Waite of Wethersfield, Essex, England

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Julia (Ward) Howe

Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

5th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

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C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

5th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

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Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

Joseph Glidden

Inventor of Barbed Wire

5th cousin 1 time removed via William Wilcockson

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell

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Helen Keller

Author and Activist

5th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Howard Hawks

Movie Director

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Leonard

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

5th cousin 2 times removed via Phineas Upham

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Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

5th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

5th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Peter Prudden

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

5th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sewall III

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Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bradbury

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Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

5th cousin 3 times removed via William Wilcockson

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Leonard

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Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Emerson

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Cogswell

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Waite

Burgess Meredith

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Cogswell

Henry Luce

Co-Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Leonard

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Cogswell

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Cogswell

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Bulkeley

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Peter Prudden

John Wayne

Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sewall III

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Dick Cheney

46th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sewall III

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Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Cogswell

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Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

5th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Peter Prudden

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Cogswell

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Stebbins

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Waite

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Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed via William Wilcockson

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sewall III

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Oakes

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

5th cousin 5 times removed via Edward Stebbins

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Leonard

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Leonard

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bradbury

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Peter Prudden

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Emerson

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Cogswell

James Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Cogswell

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed via Edward Stebbins

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

5th cousin 7 times removed via John Cogswell

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

5th cousin 7 times removed via John Cogswell

Josh Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 7 times removed via John Cogswell

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

5th cousin 7 times removed via John Cogswell

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

5th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 10 times removed via John de Welles

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 10 times removed via John de Mowbray

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King Henry VIII

King of England

5th cousin 11 times removed via Alice de Audley

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

6th cousin via John Howland

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Jay Gould

American Railroad “Robber Baron”

6th cousin via Rev. Peter Bulkeley

Edwin Bryant

California Expedition Journalist

6th cousin via Joseph Hills

John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Perkins

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Perkins

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

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Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

6th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Perkins

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Henry Smith

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Perkins

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Perkins

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Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

6th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Hills

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Peter Bulkeley

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Stebbins

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Henry Smith

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Howland

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Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

6th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Peter Bulkeley

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Perkins

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Wood

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Bette Davis

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Perkins

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Hills

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Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

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William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Perkins

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Hills

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Henry Smith

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

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Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Hills

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Henry Smith

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

Britney Spears

Singer, Entertainer

6th cousin 6 times removed via Samuel Waite of Wethersfield, Essex, England

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Richard More

Mayflower Passenger

6th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Robert Corbet

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Stebbins

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Stebbins

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. Peter Bulkeley

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Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

6th cousin 10 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

6th cousin 10 times removed via Alice de Audley

Potter Palmer

Co-Founder of Marshall Fields

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

7th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

7th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Nelson Eddy

Movie Actor and Singer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Upham

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Alice (Lee) Roosevelt

First Wife of President Theodore Roosevelt

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

David Carradine

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

7th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. Edward Bulkeley

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George Washington

1st U.S. President

8th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

8th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Perkins

James Dean

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Perkins

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Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

8th cousin 7 times removed via John de Welles

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Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Charlton

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Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Charlton

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Cotton of Lanwade

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Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

9th cousin 7 times removed via Sir William de Roos

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

10th cousin via Richard Charlton

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Thomas Sim Lee

2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland

10th cousin via Richard Charlton

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General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

10th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Charlton

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Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

10th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Charlton

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William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Cotton of Lanwade

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Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

10th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Charlton

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Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

10th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Charlton

Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

11th cousin via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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William Floyd

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

11th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Lionel de Welles

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General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via William Mainwaring

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Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

11th cousin 3 times removed via William Mainwaring

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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

Lee Harvey Oswald

Accused Assassin of President John F. Kennedy

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

11th cousin 4 times removed via William Mainwaring

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Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 4 times removed via William Mainwaring

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Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

11th cousin 5 times removed via William Mainwaring

Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

11th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Thomas Dymoke

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

11th cousin 6 times removed via William Mainwaring

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Rev. George Burroughs

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

11th cousin 6 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

12th cousin via William Cotton of Lanwade

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Olivia De Havilland

Movie Actress

12th cousin via Thomas Heigham

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Joan Fontaine

Movie Actress

12th cousin via Thomas Heigham

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Admiral Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer

12th cousin 1 time removed via William Cotton of Lanwade

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Harry F. Byrd

50th Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 1 time removed via William Cotton of Lanwade

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James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Corbet

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

12th cousin 2 times removed via William Cotton of Lanwade

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James Madison

4th U.S. President

12th cousin 3 times removed via John de Welles

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Lionel de Welles

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Lionel de Welles

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 3 times removed via John de Welles

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Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Corbet

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

12th cousin 3 times removed via William Cotton of Lanwade

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Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

12th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Lionel de Welles

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Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 4 times removed via Alice de Audley

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George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

12th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Roos

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Major John Pitcairn

British Commander at Battle of Lexington

12th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Elihu Yale

Benefactor and Namesake of Yale College

12th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Roger de Somery

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Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

12th cousin 5 times removed via William Cotton of Lanwade

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Catherine Middleton

Duchess of Cambridge

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Lionel de Welles

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 2 times removed via John de Mowbray

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Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

13th cousin 2 times removed via John de Mowbray

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John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

13th cousin 3 times removed via Alice de Audley

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DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

13th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Roos

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Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

Capt. William Lewis Herndon

Captain of the ill fated S.S. Central America

14th cousin via Sir John Boteler

Ellen (Herndon) Arthur

Wife of President Chester A. Arthur

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Boteler

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George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

14th cousin 1 time removed via John de Welles

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John Marshall

4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

14th cousin 1 time removed via John de Mowbray

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Harriet Martineau

Author of The Hour and the Man

14th cousin 2 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

14th cousin 2 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

14th cousin 2 times removed via Alice Plumpton

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Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

14th cousin 2 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

14th cousin 3 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

14th cousin 4 times removed via Eudo la Zouche

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Caleb Brewster

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

14th cousin 4 times removed via Edward I, King of England

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General George C. Marshall

Author of “The Marshall Plan”

14th cousin 4 times removed via Alice Plumpton

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Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

14th cousin 4 times removed via Edward I, King of England

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Carter Braxton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 4 times removed via Edward I, King of England

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

14th cousin 5 times removed via Alice Plumpton

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Adlai Stevenson II

31st Governor of Illinois

14th cousin 5 times removed via Alice Plumpton

Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

14th cousin 7 times removed via Alice Plumpton

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

15th cousin via John de Welles

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Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

15th cousin via John de Mowbray

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Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

15th cousin via William le Boteler

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Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

15th cousin via John de Welles

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Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

15th cousin via John de Welles

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Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

15th cousin 1 time removed via Alice de Audley

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General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

15th cousin 1 time removed via John de Mowbray

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Jack London

Author of “The Call of the Wild”

15th cousin 1 time removed via John de Mowbray

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Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

15th cousin 1 time removed via Alice de Audley

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Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

15th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Roger de Somery

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General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

15th cousin 2 times removed via John de Welles

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Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

15th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

15th cousin 3 times removed via William le Boteler

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Upton Sinclair

Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist

15th cousin 3 times removed via John de Mowbray

John McCain

U.S. Senator from Arizona

15th cousin 3 times removed via John de Welles

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Tilda Swinton

Movie Actress

15th cousin 3 times removed via John de Mowbray

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Cara Delevingne

Fashion Model and Movie Actress

15th cousin 3 times removed via John de Mowbray

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Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

15th cousin 4 times removed via John de Welles

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Guy Ritchie

British Filmmaker

15th cousin 4 times removed via John de Mowbray

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

15th cousin 5 times removed via John de Mowbray

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Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

15th cousin 5 times removed via John de Mowbray

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William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

16th cousin via Alice de Audley

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Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

16th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Alexander Hamilton

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

16th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

16th cousin 1 time removed via Alice de Audley

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Noel Coward

Playwright, Actor, and Songwriter

16th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Button Gwinnett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Edmund Mortimer

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Anthony West

Novelist and writer for the New Yorker

16th cousin 2 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Randolph Scott

Movie Actor

16th cousin 2 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

16th cousin 3 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

16th cousin 3 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Roy Rogers

Cowboy movie actor and singer

16th cousin 3 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Geoffrey le Scrope

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George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 3 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Alan Turing

WWII Codebreaker of Nazi Enigma Machine

16th cousin 3 times removed via Alice de Audley

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J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 3 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 4 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Geoffrey le Scrope

Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Keri Russell

TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 4 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Hugh Grant

Movie Actor

16th cousin 4 times removed via Alice de Audley

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Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Roos

Tom Hanks

Movie Actor

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Geoffrey le Scrope

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Anne Baxter

Movie Actress

16th cousin 5 times removed via Alice de Audley

Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex, TV Actress

16th cousin 5 times removed via Alice de Audley

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J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

17th cousin via Henry Plantagenet

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William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin via Sir Roger de Somery

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Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

17th cousin via Henry Plantagenet

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Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

17th cousin via Henry Plantagenet

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William Greene

2nd Governor of Rhode Island

17th cousin via Sir Roger de Somery

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Charles Carnan Ridgely

15th Governor of Maryland

17th cousin via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

17th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

17th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Johnny Mercer

Songwriter and Co-Founder of Capitol Records

17th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Robert Townsend

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Roger de Somery

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Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

17th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Roger de Somery

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Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

17th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

17th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

17th cousin 1 time removed via Edward I, King of England

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Valerie Bertinelli

Television Actress

17th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Cantilupe

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Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

17th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Roger de Somery

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Roger de Somery

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Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

17th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Vincent Price

Movie Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

17th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Harper Lee

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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Jesse James

Outlaw, Bank Robber, Murderer

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Hugh I de Audley

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Vachel Lindsay

American Poet

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Hugh I de Audley

Wernher von Braun

Rocket Scientist

17th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Author, “Sherlock Holmes”

18th cousin 1 time removed via Edward I, King of England

Truman Capote

Author of In Cold Blood

18th cousin 2 times removed via Eudo la Zouche

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General Hugh Mercer

American Revolutionary War Hero

18th cousin 2 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

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Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

18th cousin 2 times removed via Edward I, King of England

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Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

19th cousin via Maud de St. Hilary

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

19th cousin via Sir William de Cantilupe

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Liz Claiborne

Fashion Designer and Founder of Liz Claiborne Inc.

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Cantilupe

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Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

19th cousin 2 times removed via Maud de St. Hilary

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

20th cousin via Sir Roger de Quincy

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

20th cousin via Sir Roger de Quincy

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

20th cousin via Sir Roger de Quincy

Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette

20th cousin 1 time removed via Gilbert de Clare

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Roger de Quincy

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Roger de Quincy