Master Surname Index







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

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Josiah Bartlett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 6 times removed via John Emery Jr.

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Amos Lincoln

Boston Tea Party Participant

3rd cousin 5 times removed via James Whiton

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John Adams

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

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Henry Adams

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Samuel Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Henry Adams

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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.

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Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Rolfe

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Levi Lincoln

13th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 4 times removed via James Whiton

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Adams

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Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 5 times removed via John Beal

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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

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Nathaniel Currier

Lithographer (Currier & Ives)

5th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Kent

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Whipple

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John Greenleaf Whittier

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Rolfe

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William Sprague

14th Governor of Rhode Island

5th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Sprague

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Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 6 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 7 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Sumner Sewall

58th Governor of Maine

6th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Cutter

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 2 times removed via Lionel Worth

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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

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Whipple

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William Sprague

27th Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Sprague

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Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

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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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George Henry Bissell

Father of the American Oil Industry

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Kent