Benjamin Spock

Famous Kin of Dr.
Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care


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John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

9th great-grandfather

John Tilley

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

Sir Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

22nd great-grandfather

Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 6 times removed via John Lyman

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

2nd cousin 7 times removed via John Chipman

Ethan Allen

Revolutionary War Hero

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Woodford

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

4th cousin 3 times removed via Mindwell Sheldon

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Sargent

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 6 times removed via John Howland

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

5th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

5th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

General Joseph Warren

Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill

5th cousin 5 times removed via William Chaplin

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 5 times removed via William Chaplin

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Lyman

John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Blott

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

6th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

7th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Lyman

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

7th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

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Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Blott

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Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Howland

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Blott

Potter Palmer

Co-Founder of Marshall Fields

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin via Isaac Sheldon

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

8th cousin via John Lyman

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

8th cousin via Isaac Sheldon

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th cousin via Isaac Sheldon

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Lyman

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Lyman

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

8th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

Philip Danforth Armour

Founder of Armour & Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

8th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

9th cousin via John Plumb

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

9th cousin via Richard Lyman

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Woodford

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Plumb

George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Woodford

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Woodford

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Chipman

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Woodford

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Woodford

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Chipman

Drew Brees

NFL Quarterback

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Plumb

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Chipman

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Chipman

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Plumb

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin via John Howland

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

10th cousin via William Chaplin

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

10th cousin via John Howland

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin via John Howland

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin via John Howland

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via John Howland

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Plumb

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Plumb

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

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Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Plumb

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

James Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

Josh Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Blott

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed via William Chaplin

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

10th cousin 3 times removed via William Chaplin

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

11th cousin via Robert Plumb

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

11th cousin via Henry Howland

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

11th cousin via Henry Howland

David Carradine

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

15th cousin 4 times removed via Robert de Umfreville

George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

15th cousin 6 times removed via Alexander Comyn

Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

16th cousin 5 times removed via Alexander Comyn

Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

17th cousin via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

Tom Hanks

Movie Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

17th cousin 2 times removed via Robert de Umfreville

Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

18th cousin 3 times removed via Alexander Comyn

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

20th cousin 1 time removed via Alexander Comyn

John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

21st cousin via Alexander Comyn

Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

21st cousin via Alexander Comyn

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

21st cousin via Alexander Comyn

Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

21st cousin via Alexander Comyn

Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

21st cousin via Alexander Comyn


Benjamin Spock photo by MDCarchives (CC BY-SA 3.0)