Joseph Smith

Famous Kin of
Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church


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John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-grandfather

Edward Fuller

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-grandfather

John Tilley

Mayflower Passenger

6th great-grandfather

Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Sarah Goldstone

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

3rd cousin 3 times removed via John Howland

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

4th cousin 1 time removed via John Crocker

Benedict Arnold

Traitor of the American Revolution

4th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Fuller

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

4th cousin 3 times removed via Orlando Bagley

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

4th cousin 3 times removed via George Gates

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Fuller

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Fuller

Bette Davis

Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Orlando Bagley

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Orrin Hatch

U.S. Senator from Utah

4th cousin 5 times removed via John Gould

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert Smith

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

5th cousin via Nicholas Olmstead

Chester Arthur

21st U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Anthony Colby

John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 1 time removed via Anthony Colby

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

5th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. John Lathrop

John Brown

American Abolitionist

5th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Loomis

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

5th cousin 2 times removed via Capt. Samuel Brocklebank

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

5th cousin 2 times removed via Moses Rowley

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

5th cousin 3 times removed via Zaccheus Gould

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Laura Ingalls-Wilder

Author of Little House on the Prairie

5th cousin 3 times removed via Anthony Colby

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

5th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Fuller

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Sarah Goldstone

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Dick Cheney

46th U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Allen Breed

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Hunt

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

5th cousin 5 times removed via Sarah Goldstone

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

5th cousin 5 times removed via Zaccheus Gould

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

5th cousin 5 times removed via Sarah Goldstone

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Merriam

Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex, TV Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Andrew Hidden

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Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via Nicholas Olmstead

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

6th cousin via Thomas French

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Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

6th cousin via Rev. John Lathrop

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin via Rev. John Lathrop

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Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

6th cousin via Rev. John Lathrop

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

6th cousin via John Howland

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

6th cousin via Joseph Loomis

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

6th cousin via Rev. John Lathrop

Wash Loomis

Leader of the Loomis Gang

6th cousin via Joseph Loomis

Henry Wells

Co-Founder of American Express and Wells Fargo and Co.

6th cousin via Joseph Loomis

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin via Joseph Loomis

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin via Rev. John Lathrop

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Palmer

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Howland

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

6th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

6th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Lee B. Loomis

Founder of Loomis Armored Car Service

6th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Loomis

Joseph Glidden

Inventor of Barbed Wire

6th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Loomis

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

6th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Loomis

Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

6th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Loomis

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

6th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Rowley

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howland

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

6th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

6th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Fuller

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas French

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

6th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas French

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Loomis

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

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Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Howland

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

6th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Rowley

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Crocker

David McCullough

Historian, Author and TV Narrator

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Loomis

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Crocker

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Crocker

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

6th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Loomis

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

6th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howland

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

6th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Loomis

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

6th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Rowley

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Loomis

J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas French

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Hunt

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Howland

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

6th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. John Lathrop

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

6th cousin 6 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

Mark Wahlberg

Movie Actor

6th cousin 7 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

Donnie Wahlberg

Singer and Movie Actor

6th cousin 7 times removed via Richard Gould of Bovingdon

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

6th cousin 7 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

7th cousin via William Palmer

Potter Palmer

Co-Founder of Marshall Fields

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

7th cousin via Robert White

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

7th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Robert White

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Palmer

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed via James Olmstead

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John House

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John House

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. John House

Marie Osmond

Singer, Actress and Doll Designer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Donny Osmond

Singer, Actor and Dancer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Robert White

David Carradine

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. John House

Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 6 times removed via Robert White

Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

7th cousin 7 times removed via Robert White