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Ken Burns

Famous Kin of
Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker


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Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

Robert FitzWalter

Magna Carta Surety

24th 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 Capt. Thomas Tupper

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

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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

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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J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

6th cousin 4 times removed via Peter Folger

Wild Bill Hickok

Gunfighter and Lawman

6th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

6th cousin 4 times removed via Philip Sherman

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Philip Sherman

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Rear Admiral William Folger

United States Navy

6th cousin 4 times removed via Peter Folger

Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

6th cousin 6 times removed via John Fish

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

6th cousin 7 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Noble

Earl Tupper

Inventor and Founder of Tupperware

7th cousin 2 times removed via Capt. Thomas Tupper

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.

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Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

7th cousin 3 times removed via Peter Folger

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Fish

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

7th cousin 3 times removed via Philip Sherman

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Dewey

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Fish

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin via Matthew Noble

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Fish

Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Capt. Thomas Tupper

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Noble

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Noble

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

Sir Robert Baird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

8th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Sherman

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

9th cousin via Thomas Fish

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Morris

Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Morris

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Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Folger

Roy Rogers

Cowboy movie actor and singer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Frances

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Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Tisdale

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Frances

Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

9th cousin 4 times removed via John Lawrence

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

9th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

9th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

9th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

9th cousin 10 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

10th cousin via Philip Sherman

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Thomas Lawton

Edward Snowden

Ex-CIA / NSA Whistleblower

10th cousin via John Tisdale

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Gregory Peck

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Thomas Dewey

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

10th cousin via Thomas Tupper

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin via Thomas Dewey

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin via Thomas Dewey

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin via Thomas Dewey

Bill Paxton

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin via Frances

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

10th cousin via Thomas Dewey

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Frances

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Amy Poehler

Actress and Comedienne

10th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Folger

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin 1 time removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

Orrin Hatch

U.S. Senator from Utah

10th cousin 2 times removed via John Fish

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

11th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

11th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

11th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

11th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

George Washington

1st U.S. President

11th cousin 7 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

11th cousin 7 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

11th cousin 8 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

12th cousin via John Fish

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

13th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

13th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

13th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

John Brown

American Abolitionist

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Louis Auchincloss

Author

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold Grey

John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

18th cousin via Sir Reynold Grey

Steve McQueen

Movie Actor

18th cousin via Sir Reynold Grey

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

18th cousin via Sir Reynold Grey

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

18th cousin via Sir Reynold Grey

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

18th cousin via Sir Reynold Grey

George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin via Sir Reynold Grey

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Keri Russell

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Prince George

Prince of Cambridge

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Reynold Grey

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

19th cousin via Sir Reynold de Grey

John McCain

U.S. Senator from Arizona

19th cousin via Sir Reynold de Grey

Anne Baxter

Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Reynold de Grey

Liz Claiborne

Fashion Designer and Founder of Liz Claiborne Inc.

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Boteler


Ken Burns photo by dbking (CC BY 2.0)