Charles Edward Merrill

Famous Kin of
Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company


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John Alden

Mayflower Passenger

7th great-grandfather

John Adams

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

3rd cousin 5 times removed via John Alden

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

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 5 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

5th cousin 2 times removed via Mary Moore

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Bigelow

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Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Livermore

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Warren

William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

5th cousin 4 times removed via Gregory Stone

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Sherman

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigelow

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Whitmarsh Jr.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Stone

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Livermore

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 4 times removed via David Stone

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

7th cousin via Daniel Stone

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigelow

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Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigelow

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigelow

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Dunham

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Bigelow

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Alden

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

7th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

7th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Bigelow

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

7th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Whitmarsh Jr.

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Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Shaw

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin via John Alden

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

8th cousin via John Livermore

Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette

8th cousin via John Alden

Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

8th cousin via John Stone

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

8th cousin via John Alden

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

8th cousin via John Dunham

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

8th cousin via John Alden

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Dunham

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Stone

Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Livermore

Robert Preston

Stage and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Moses Simmons

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Moses Simmons

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Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

8th cousin 2 times removed via Moses Simmons

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

Nathaniel Philbrick

Author of In the Heart of the Sea

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Warren

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Stone

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Warren

Duane Eddy

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Dunham

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Dunham

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

8th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Warren

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Warren

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

8th cousin 3 times removed via Abraham Shaw

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

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Dunham

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Dunham

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Warren

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Warren

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Alden

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

9th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

10th cousin via Edmund Sherman

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

10th cousin 1 time removed via David Stone

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hammond

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hammond

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hammond

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Hammond

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

10th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

11th cousin via Henry Sherman

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

11th cousin via Henry Sherman

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

11th cousin via Henry Sherman

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

11th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

11th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman