Potter Palmer

Famous Kin of
Potter Palmer

Co-Founder of Marshall Fields


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John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-granduncle via Henry Howland

Henry Samson

Mayflower Passenger

1st cousin 6 times removed via John Samson

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Ricketson

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Jonathan Ricketson

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Jonathan Ricketson

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

4th cousin via Benjamin Howland

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

4th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

5th cousin 1 time removed via Zoeth Howland

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Zoeth Howland

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Zoeth Howland

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Owen Brewster

54th Governor of Maine

5th cousin 3 times removed via Abraham Sampson

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Zoeth Howland

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

6th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

Don Winslow

Author and Screenwriter

6th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

Kristine Rolofson

Harlequin Novelist

6th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin via John Samson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

7th cousin via Henry Howland

James Youngs Smith

29th Governor of Rhode Island

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin via Henry Howland