John Steinbeck

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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

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

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

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

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hale Jr.

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Whipple

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Whipple

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Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Whipple

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James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 3 times removed via Nathaniel Sparhawk

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Harrington Jr.

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

6th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Pyle

Caleb Brewster

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Pyle

Carter Braxton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Pyle

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Nathaniel Putnam

Laura Ingalls-Wilder

Author of Little House on the Prairie

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Emery Jr.

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Sawyer

Fannie Farmer

Author of original Fannie Farmer Cookbook

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Sawyer

Chester Arthur

21st U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Northend

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Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Whipple

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Adams

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Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

7th cousin 2 times removed via Arthur Howland

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Emery III

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Adams

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Putnam

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Emery

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

7th cousin 2 times removed via Peter Tufts

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Squire

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Potter Palmer

Co-Founder of Marshall Fields

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Joseph Glidden

Inventor of Barbed Wire

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Squire

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Sherman

William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

7th cousin 5 times removed via William Pyle

Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

7th cousin 5 times removed via William Pyle

Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

8th cousin via Ralph Sprague

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

8th cousin via Robert Williams

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Pierce

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Nathaniel Sparhawk

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Emery Jr.

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Putnam

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Bucknam

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Putnam

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edna Halstead

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Williams

Burl Ives

Singer and Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Emery

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Pierce

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Angier

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

8th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Williams

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Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Frost

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Kent

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hale Jr.

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Pierce

Francis Harrington Glidden

Co-Founder of Glidden Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Squire

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Cooper

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Sawyer

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Williams

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Pierce

General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Pyle

Mark Wahlberg

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Putnam

Donnie Wahlberg

Singer and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Putnam

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

9th cousin via Arthur Howland

King Leka I

King of the Albanians

9th cousin via Henry Adams

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William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

9th cousin via Arthur Howland

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

9th cousin via Edward Sprague

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

9th cousin via Henry Adams

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin via Richard Kent

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Sprague

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Squire

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Clarke

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

David Carradine

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Arthur Howland

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Adams

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Adams

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Adams

Orrin Hatch

U.S. Senator from Utah

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Kent

Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Pyle

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Whipple

Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Pyle

Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex, TV Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Rolfe

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

10th cousin via Henry Howland

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Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Henry Howland

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

10th cousin via Henry Howland

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Matthew Whipple

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

10th cousin via Henry Howland

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

10th cousin via Matthew Whipple

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Squire

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

11th cousin via Edmund Sherman

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Pyle

Admiral Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Pyle

Harry F. Byrd

50th Governor of Virginia

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Pyle

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

11th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

12th cousin 2 times removed via William Pyle

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

12th cousin 2 times removed via William Pyle