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

Capt. John Alden

Accused of Witchcraft, Salem 1692

6th great-granduncle via John Alden

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

Deborah Samson

Female Revolutionary War Veteran

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

Cadwallader Washburn

Co-founder of General Mills and 11th Governor of Wisconsin

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Livermore

Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Livermore

Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Livermore

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

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Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

6th cousin 2 times removed via Moses Simmons

Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Stone

James Youngs Smith

29th Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman