William Durant

Famous Kin of
William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire


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Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

Grandfather

John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

7th great-granduncle via Henry Howland

Henry Samson

Mayflower Passenger

1st cousin 9 times removed via John Samson

Potter Palmer

Co-Founder of Marshall Fields

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Jonathan Ricketson

Elizabeth (Kortright) Monroe

First Lady of President James Monroe

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Russell

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Sherman

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

4th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

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Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

5th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin via John Sherman

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Ricketson

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Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

6th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

6th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Howland

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Russell

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Sherman

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Sherman

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

6th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Sherman

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin via Jonathan Russell

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Zoeth Howland

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Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Chase Jr.

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Spooner

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

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Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Chase Jr.

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

7th cousin 3 times removed via Philip Sherman

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

7th cousin 3 times removed via Philip Sherman

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Philip Sherman

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

8th cousin via Henry Howland

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 1 time removed via Joshua Pratt

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

8th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

8th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Russell

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Joshua Pratt

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

8th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Henry Howland

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

9th cousin via Henry Howland

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John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

9th cousin via Arthur Howland

Louis Auchincloss

Author

9th cousin via Henry Howland

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Lawrence

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

David Carradine

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Arthur Howland

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

9th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

10th cousin via Henry Sherman

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Samson

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Samson

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Lawrence

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Samson

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

10th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 5 times removed via John Lawrence