Bill Gates

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Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft


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Gov. John Winthrop

Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

11th great-granduncle via Adam Winthrop III

Sir George Downing

Namesake of Downing Street in London

1st cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Eliakim Tupper

Samuel Huntington

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Matthew Marvin

Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

3rd cousin 7 times removed via William Hallett

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 8 times removed via Samuel Appleton

William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 9 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Elizabeth (Kortright) Monroe

First Lady of President James Monroe

4th cousin 8 times removed via Thomas Cornell

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Fobes

Averell Harriman

48th Governor of New York

5th cousin 3 times removed via Jonah Keeler

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Gager

William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Mitchell

Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

5th cousin 6 times removed via Samuel Appleton

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

5th cousin 6 times removed via Timothy Stanley

Ezra Cornell

Co-Founder of Cornell University,
Founder of Western Union

5th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

5th cousin 8 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 1 time removed via Caleb Fobes

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Keeler

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Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Fobes

Horatio Alger

Author

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Fobes

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Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Fobes

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Gager

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 3 times removed via Peter Noyes

Henry David Thoreau

American Author and Poet

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Mitchell

Wild Bill Hickok

Gunfighter and Lawman

6th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Marvin

P.T. Barnum

Co-Founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Marvin

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General Joseph Hooker

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Marvin

Walt Whitman

American Poet

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Brush

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

6th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Appleton

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

6th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Appleton

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Appleton

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Alonzo B. Cornell

25th Governor of New York

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Cornell

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

6th cousin 7 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

7th cousin via Caleb Fobes

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Keeler

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Gager

Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 1 time removed via Eliakim Tupper

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Gager

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

7th cousin 1 time removed via Caleb Fobes

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 1 time removed via Caleb Fobes

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

7th cousin 2 times removed via Caleb Fobes

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Mitchell

Earl Tupper

Inventor and Founder of Tupperware

7th cousin 2 times removed via Capt. Thomas Tupper

Edwin Bryant

California Expedition Journalist

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Mitchell

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

7th cousin 3 times removed via Caleb Fobes

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

7th cousin 3 times removed via Caleb Fobes

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen Gifford

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Florence (Kling) Harding

First Lady of President Warren G. Harding

7th cousin 3 times removed via Alice

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Samuel Phillips

Cole Porter

American Composer and Songwriter

7th cousin 3 times removed via Mark St. John

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Caleb Fobes

Rear Admiral William Folger

United States Navy

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen Gifford

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

7th cousin 4 times removed via Timothy Stanley

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Cornell

John Brown

American Abolitionist

7th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Stanley

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

7th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Stanley

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

8th cousin via Joseph Keeler

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

8th cousin via John Freeman

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Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

8th cousin via John Fobes

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

8th cousin via Jonah Keeler

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Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

8th cousin via John Gager

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

8th cousin via Joseph Keeler

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

8th cousin via John Gager

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin via John Gager

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

8th cousin via John Fobes

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Fobes

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Gager

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Noyes

Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Elmer

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Stephen Gates

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 2 times removed via Stephen Gates

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Marvin

Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Hallett

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Gager

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Elihu Yale

Benefactor and Namesake of Yale College

8th cousin 11 times removed via Gruffydd Fychan ap Gruffydd of Rhuddallt

Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

8th cousin 13 times removed via John V le Strange

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Thomas Mitchell

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

9th cousin via John Whitney

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Marvin

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Edwin Hubble

Astronomer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Alice

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Mitchell

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Mitchell

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Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

9th cousin 1 time removed via Alice

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Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Mitchell

Margaret Hamilton

Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Marvin

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Mitchell

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Noyes

Burl Ives

Singer and Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Mitchell

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Appleton

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

9th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Fones

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Wil Wheaton

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Mitchell

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

10th cousin via Matthew Marvin

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Gregory Peck

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

10th cousin via Matthew Marvin

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin via Matthew Marvin

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Marvin

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Appleton

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin 1 time removed via Alice

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Alice

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Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Marvin

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Appleton

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

10th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Appleton

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Marvin

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Stanley

Sarah Jessica Parker

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Ralph Keeler

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Cornell

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Briggs

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

10th cousin 3 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Stanley

Tom Selleck

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Fones

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Stanley

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

11th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Appleton

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

11th cousin 2 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

12th cousin via Robert Stanley

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

12th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop III

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Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Briggs

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

13th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

13th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

13th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Edward Snowden

Ex-CIA / NSA Whistleblower

14th cousin via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

14th cousin via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

15th cousin 1 time removed via John Everard

Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

15th cousin 4 times removed via Gruffydd Fychan ap Gruffydd of Rhuddallt

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

16th cousin 3 times removed via Gruffydd Fychan ap Gruffydd of Rhuddallt

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of The Scarlet Letter

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 1 time removed via Gruffydd Fychan ap Gruffydd of Rhuddallt

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

18th cousin 3 times removed via John V le Strange

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

19th cousin 2 times removed via John V le Strange

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via John V le Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed via John V le Strange

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

21st cousin via John V le Strange

Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

21st cousin via John V le Strange

Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

21st cousin via John V le Strange

Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

21st cousin via John V le Strange

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

21st cousin via Sir Gilbert Pecche


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