Famous Kin of
Benjamin Tallmadge

Leader of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution


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King Robert I

King of France

28th great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

33rd great-grandfather

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

3rd cousin via Rev. Samuel Hooker

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Samuel Hooker

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Samuel Hooker

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Samuel Hooker

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Samuel Hooker

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Samuel Hooker

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Robert Tallmadge

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Samuel Hooker

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Willett

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Willett

John Brown

American Abolitionist

4th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. William Leete

Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Nash

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Willett

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

4th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Thomas Hooker

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

4th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. William Leete

Stephen Crane

Author of The Red Badge of Courage

4th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Nash

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Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

4th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Nash

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

4th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Thomas Hooker

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Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Nash

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed via Gov. William Leete

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 6 times removed via Gov. William Leete

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 6 times removed via Gov. William Leete

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed via Gov. William Leete

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

4th cousin 7 times removed via Rev. Thomas Hooker

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Bette Davis

Movie Actress

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

5th cousin 7 times removed via John Brown

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 8 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire