John Steinbeck

Famous Kin of
John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath


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John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

8th great-granduncle via Henry Howland

Josiah Bartlett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 6 times removed via John Emery Jr.

Amos Lincoln

Boston Tea Party Participant

3rd cousin 5 times removed via James Whiton

General Joseph Warren

Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Robert Williams

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Robert Williams

John Adams

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

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Henry Adams

Samuel Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Henry Adams

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 6 times removed via John Whipple

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Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Emery Jr.

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Rolfe

Levi Lincoln

13th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 4 times removed via James Whiton

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Adams

Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 5 times removed via John Beal

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

4th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Howland

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John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 3 times removed via Lionel Worth

Nathaniel Currier

Lithographer (Currier & Ives)

5th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Kent

Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Whipple

John Greenleaf Whittier

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Rolfe

William Sprague

14th Governor of Rhode Island

5th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Sprague

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 6 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 7 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 2 times removed via Lionel Worth

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams