Louisa May Alcott

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Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women


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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Samuel May

Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 4 times removed via Jan Pieterse Van Brugh

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

3rd cousin via Joseph Williams Jr.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Quincy IV

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Col. Edmund Quincy III

General Joseph Warren

Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Richard Treat

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

4th cousin via Edmund Quincy IV

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 1 time removed via Col. Edmund Quincy III

Fannie Farmer

Author of original Fannie Farmer Cookbook

4th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Williams

John Adams

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

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Gardner

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Willett

Benjamin Tallmadge

Leader of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Willett

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

4th cousin 3 times removed via John May III

Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

4th cousin 3 times removed via Charles Hoar

Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

4th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Williams

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via John May III

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

4th cousin 4 times removed via John May III

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin via Henry Sewall III

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin via Henry Sewall III

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Bronson

Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Brewer

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

Winslow Homer

American Artist

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Deming

Mary Lyon

Founder of Mount Holyoke College

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Deming

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Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

5th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Gookin Jr.

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Hickcock

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

5th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

5th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen Williams

Dick Cheney

46th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sewall III

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sewall III

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed via Isaac Bronson

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

5th cousin 4 times removed via Col. Edmund Quincy III

Drew Brees

NFL Quarterback

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Hickcock

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

5th cousin 5 times removed via Peter Gardner

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

5th cousin 10 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Wild Bill Hickok

Gunfighter and Lawman

6th cousin via William Hickcock

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin via John Root

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

6th cousin via Thomas Willett

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General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin via Robert Williams

Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin via John Root

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Willett

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Willett

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Gardner

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Willett

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Bronson

Cole Porter

American Composer and Songwriter

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Deming

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Deming

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Willett

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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

6th cousin 2 times removed via Jan Pieterse Van Brugh

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

6th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Wise

Henry Luce

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

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Root

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Deming

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Williams

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Deming

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Bronson

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Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Williams

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Deming

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Gardner

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Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Bronson

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Bronson

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Bronson

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

6th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Williams

Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Bronson

Kim Kardashian

TV Personality

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Gardner

Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

7th cousin via Philippe du Trieux

Thomas Edison

Inventor

7th cousin via Richard Treat

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin via Deming

L. Frank Baum

Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

7th cousin via John Thompson

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

7th cousin via John Root

Philip Danforth Armour

Founder of Armour & Company

7th cousin via John Thompson

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

7th cousin via Deming

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin via Richard Treat

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

7th cousin via John Thompson

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via Alcock

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 1 time removed via Charles Hoar

John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

7th cousin 1 time removed via Alcock

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Treat

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

7th cousin 2 times removed via Alcock

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Alcock

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

7th cousin 2 times removed via Deming

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

7th cousin 2 times removed via Alcock

Margaret Hamilton

Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Kilbourn

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

7th cousin 3 times removed via Charles Hoar

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

7th cousin 3 times removed via Alcock

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

7th cousin 3 times removed via Alcock

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

7th cousin 3 times removed via Deming

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

Lee Remick

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via Deming

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

7th cousin 3 times removed via Flint

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Thompson

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

7th cousin 4 times removed via Deming

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Alcock

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Thompson

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Thompson

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Thompson

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Thompson

Alexandra Breckenridge

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Treat

Sarah Jessica Parker

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 7 times removed via Deming

George Washington

1st U.S. President

9th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

9th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Stephen Crane

Author of The Red Badge of Courage

11th cousin 2 times removed via John Giffard

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

11th cousin 2 times removed via John Giffard

Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

12th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

12th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

13th cousin 1 time removed via John Giffard

Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Throckmorton

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Paris Hilton

Socialite and TV Personality

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton