William Williams

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William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence


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Sir George Downing

Namesake of Downing Street in London

2nd great-granduncle via Emanuel Downing

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

6th great-grandniece via Rev. Solomon Williams

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

1st cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter Jr.

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

1st cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter Jr.

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

1st cousin 4 times removed via Rev. William Williams

Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

1st cousin 7 times removed via Samuel Porter Jr.

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

2nd cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Solomon Stoddard

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Henry Wells

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

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Aaron Cooke III

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Aaron Cooke III

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Solomon Stoddard

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Williams

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Aaron Cooke III

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Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Porter

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

2nd cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Solomon Stoddard

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

2nd cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

2nd cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

2nd cousin 4 times removed via Isaac Williams

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

2nd cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Solomon Stoddard

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

2nd cousin 5 times removed via Aaron Cooke III

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

2nd cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Porter

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

2nd cousin 6 times removed via Isaac Williams

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

2nd cousin 6 times removed via Samuel Porter

Louis Auchincloss

Author

2nd cousin 6 times removed via Isaac Williams

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

2nd cousin 6 times removed via Isaac Williams

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

2nd cousin 7 times removed via Isaac Williams

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

2nd cousin 7 times removed via Rev. Solomon Stoddard

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

2nd cousin 8 times removed via Isaac Williams

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

2nd cousin 8 times removed via Isaac Williams

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General Joseph Warren

Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill

3rd cousin via Robert Williams

Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

3rd cousin 3 times removed via John Porter

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Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

3rd cousin 3 times removed via John Porter

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

3rd cousin 4 times removed via John Warham

Fannie Farmer

Author of original Fannie Farmer Cookbook

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Robert Williams

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Robert Williams

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

3rd cousin 6 times removed via John Porter

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Robert Williams

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Jane

Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Aaron Cooke Jr.

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Stanley

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

3rd cousin 6 times removed via John Porter

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Robert Williams

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

3rd cousin 7 times removed via John Warham

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

3rd cousin 7 times removed via John Porter

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

3rd cousin 7 times removed via John Porter

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

3rd cousin 8 times removed via John Porter

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

3rd cousin 8 times removed via John Porter

Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

4th cousin via Emanuel Downing

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 1 time removed via Emanuel Downing

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

4th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Stanley

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

4th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

4th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

4th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

4th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

4th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Philip Danforth Armour

Founder of Armour & Company

4th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Parke

Wash Loomis

Leader of the Loomis Gang

4th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

4th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Parke

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Parke

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Parke

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Parke

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

General Joseph Hooker

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Lee B. Loomis

Founder of Loomis Armored Car Service

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Joseph Glidden

Inventor of Barbed Wire

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

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Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

4th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Parke

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Parke

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Parke

Averell Harriman

48th Governor of New York

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Stanley

Cole Porter

American Composer and Songwriter

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Stanley

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Parke

Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator

4th cousin 5 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert White

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

4th cousin 5 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert White

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert White

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert Stanley

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert Stanley

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert Parke

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

4th cousin 6 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

4th cousin 6 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

4th cousin 6 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert Parke

David McCullough

Historian, Author and TV Narrator

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert White

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert White

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert Stanley

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert White

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert Stanley

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert Parke

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert White

Marie Osmond

Singer, Actress and Doll Designer

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert White

Donny Osmond

Singer, Actor and Dancer

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert White

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed via Robert Parke

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

4th cousin 8 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

4th cousin 8 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

4th cousin 8 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert White

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert White

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

4th cousin 8 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Stanley

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Stanley

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert White

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Parke

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Parke

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

4th cousin 8 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert White

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert White

Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert White

Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

4th cousin 9 times removed via Robert White

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

4th cousin 10 times removed via Robert White

Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

4th cousin 10 times removed via Robert White

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

5th cousin 2 times removed via George Downing

W. K. Kellogg

Founder of the Kellogg Company

5th cousin 3 times removed via John White of Stanton St. John

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

5th cousin 4 times removed via William Chaplin

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

5th cousin 4 times removed via John White of Stanton St. John

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 4 times removed via John White of Stanton St. John

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 4 times removed via John White of Stanton St. John

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

5th cousin 5 times removed via William Chaplin

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

5th cousin 5 times removed via William Chaplin

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

5th cousin 5 times removed via William Chaplin

John Wayne

Movie Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed via John White of Stanton St. John

Drew Brees

NFL Quarterback

5th cousin 7 times removed via William Chaplin

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 8 times removed via William Chaplin