Ken Burns

Famous Kin of
Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker


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Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

Robert Fitz Walter

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

Roger le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

28th great-grandfather

King Robert I

King of France

31st great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

34th great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

36th great-grandfather

Lewis Morris

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

1st cousin 7 times removed via Gov. Lewis Morris

Benjamin Franklin

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

1st cousin 9 times removed via Peter Folger

William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Lawton

Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren

Wife of President Martin Van Buren

4th cousin 5 times removed via Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

4th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Tupper Jr.

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 8 times removed via Henry Sherman

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

5th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Noble

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Noble

Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

5th cousin 4 times removed via Goosen Gerritse Van Schaick

Lavinia Warren

Dwarf Circus Performer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Tupper Jr.

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 5 times removed via Philip Sherman

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 5 times removed via Philip Sherman

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Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 5 times removed via Peter Folger

Rowland H. Macy

Founder of Macy's

5th cousin 5 times removed via Peter Folger

Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 14 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 14 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 14 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.


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