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Anderson Cooper

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Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

Mother

Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt

Railroad Magnate

3rd great-grandfather

King Edward I

King of England

18th great-grandfather

King Henry III

King of England

19th great-grandfather

Hugh le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

21st great-grandfather

Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

21st great-grandfather

Sir Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

22nd great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

24th great-grandfather

Dr. John Morgan

Co-Founder, 1st American Medical School

5th great-granduncle via Evan Morgan

Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 6 times removed via John Lyman

Julia (Ward) Howe

Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Richard Ward

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Edmund Tapp Jr.

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 5 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

4th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. Thomas Hooker

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Benjamin Tallmadge

Leader of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Nash

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via Benjamin Lyman

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

5th cousin 2 times removed via Benjamin Lyman

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 3 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

5th cousin 3 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

Constance Fenimore Woolson

Victorian Novelist and Poet

5th cousin 3 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

Gail Borden III

Inventor of Condensed Milk, Founder of the Borden Company

5th cousin 5 times removed via Roger Williams

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

Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

5th cousin 11 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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King Henry VIII

King of England

5th cousin 12 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 1 time removed via Benjamin Lyman

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Thomas Edison

Inventor

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Ward

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Flagg

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

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Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Flagg

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Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

6th cousin 3 times removed via Pardon Tillinghast

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Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Nash

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

6th cousin 12 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

7th cousin via Benjamin Lyman

Valerie Bertinelli

Television Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Claypoole

Henry Luce

Co-Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines

7th cousin 1 time removed via Medad Pomeroy

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Newton

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

7th cousin 1 time removed via Benjamin Lyman

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

7th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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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 Rev. Thomas Hooker

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Thomas Hooker

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Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 10 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 11 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

8th cousin via Thomas Trowbridge

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

8th cousin via John Lyman

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Flagg

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Flagg

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Vincent Price

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Flagg

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Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

8th cousin 1 time removed via Gershom Flagg

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Plumb

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Lyman

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

8th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

8th cousin 2 times removed via Evert Duycking

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

Stephen Crane

Author of The Red Badge of Courage

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Nash

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

Philip Danforth Armour

Founder of Armour & Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gershom Flagg

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J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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Alexandra Breckenridge

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Ward

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin via Thomas Flagg

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin via Dr. Henry Woodward

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

9th cousin via Thomas Trowbridge

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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 Dr. Henry Woodward

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

George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

King Leka I

King of the Albanians

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Trowbridge

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Trowbridge

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

9th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Roger Newton

David Angell

TV Producer - 9/11 Victim

9th cousin 1 time removed via Roger Williams

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

9th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

9th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

9th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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 Dr. Henry Woodward

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Sayles

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Sayles

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Drew Brees

NFL Quarterback

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Plumb

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

Sarah Jessica Parker

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

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Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

9th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Cecil

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Plumb

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Robert Wingfield

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

10th cousin via William Chaplin

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Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

10th cousin via Sylvester Baldwin Jr.

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

10th cousin via William Chaplin

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

10th cousin via William Chaplin

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Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

10th cousin via William Chaplin

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Plumb

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

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General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Plumb

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

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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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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin 1 time removed via Roger Williams

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

10th cousin 3 times removed via William Chaplin

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

10th cousin 3 times removed via William Chaplin

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Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

10th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

10th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

10th cousin 8 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

10th cousin 8 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

11th cousin via Robert Plumb

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Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

11th cousin via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

Bette Davis

Movie Actress

11th cousin via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hooker of Marefield, Tilton, Leicestershire

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Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Baldwin

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Wingfield

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

James Madison

4th U.S. President

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Thomas Sim Lee

2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Major John Pitcairn

British Commander at Battle of Lexington

11th cousin 6 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Richard More

Mayflower Passenger

11th cousin 6 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Rev. George Burroughs

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

11th cousin 7 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

12th cousin via Richard Cecil

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Lee Harvey Oswald

Accused Assassin of President John F. Kennedy

12th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Cecil

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Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

12th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Cecil

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Wingfield

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Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

12th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Cecil

Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

12th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Cara Delevingne

Fashion Model and Movie Actress

12th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Cecil

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George Washington

1st U.S. President

12th cousin 5 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

12th cousin 6 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

William Floyd

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

13th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

13th cousin 4 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

13th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 5 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

Caleb Brewster

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

13th cousin 5 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

Carter Braxton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 5 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Jay Gould

American Railroad “Robber Baron”

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Wingfield

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

14th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

14th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

14th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

14th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert Wingfield

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William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

14th cousin 4 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

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Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 4 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert Wingfield

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

15th cousin via Sir Robert Goushill

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Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

15th cousin via Sir Robert Goushill

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Adlai Stevenson II

31st Governor of Illinois

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Randolph Scott

Movie Actor

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

General George C. Marshall

Author of “The Marshall Plan”

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Robert Goushill

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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Alexander Hamilton

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

15th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Harriet Martineau

Author of The Hour and the Man

15th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Helen Keller

Author and Activist

15th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Noel Coward

Playwright, Actor, and Songwriter

15th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

15th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

15th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

15th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Barack Obama

44th U.S. President

15th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Brad Pitt

Movie Actor

15th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

15th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Robert Goushill

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

16th cousin via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

16th cousin via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Olivia De Havilland

Movie Actress

16th cousin via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Joan Fontaine

Movie Actress

16th cousin via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

16th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

16th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

16th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

16th cousin 2 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

16th cousin 2 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

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John Marshall

4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

16th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 5 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

17th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

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Johnny Mercer

Songwriter and Co-Founder of Capitol Records

17th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

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Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

17th cousin via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

17th cousin via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

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General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

17th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

17th cousin via Richard FitzAlan

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

17th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

17th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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Tom Hanks

Movie Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Thomas de Umfreville

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Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

17th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

17th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

17th cousin 1 time removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

17th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Bohun

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

17th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

17th cousin 1 time removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

17th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

17th cousin 1 time removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

17th cousin 1 time removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Alan Turing

WWII Codebreaker of Nazi Enigma Machine

17th cousin 1 time removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

17th cousin 2 times removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Alice (Lee) Roosevelt

First Wife of President Theodore Roosevelt

17th cousin 2 times removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

17th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

17th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Bohun

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Guy Ritchie

British Filmmaker

17th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Charles Carnan Ridgely

15th Governor of Maryland

17th cousin 2 times removed via Edward I, King of England

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J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor

17th cousin 2 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Bohun

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

Button Gwinnett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Bohun

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Roy Rogers

Cowboy movie actor and singer

17th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

Keri Russell

TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Hugh Grant

Movie Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

Wernher von Braun

Rocket Scientist

17th cousin 3 times removed via Richard FitzAlan

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Catherine Middleton

Duchess of Cambridge

17th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

17th cousin 4 times removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Anne Baxter

Movie Actress

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Bohun

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William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

17th cousin 4 times removed via William de Beauchamp

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Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

17th cousin 4 times removed via Eleanor Plantagenet

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Bohun

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Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

18th cousin via Edmund FitzAlan

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Admiral Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer

18th cousin via Humphrey de Bohun

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Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

18th cousin via Edmund FitzAlan

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Jack London

Author of “The Call of the Wild”

18th cousin via Henry Plantagenet

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Harry F. Byrd

50th Governor of Virginia

18th cousin via Humphrey de Bohun

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Author, “Sherlock Holmes”

18th cousin via Humphrey de Bohun

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

18th cousin 1 time removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

18th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund FitzAlan

Dick Cheney

46th U.S. Vice-President

18th cousin 2 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 2 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

18th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

18th cousin 2 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Upton Sinclair

Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist

18th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

18th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

John McCain

U.S. Senator from Arizona

18th cousin 2 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

18th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

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Tilda Swinton

Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

18th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Plantagenet

General Hugh Mercer

American Revolutionary War Hero

18th cousin 3 times removed via Gilbert de Clare

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

18th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund FitzAlan

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

18th cousin 3 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

18th cousin 3 times removed via Humphrey de Bohun

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Anthony West

Novelist and writer for the New Yorker

19th cousin 1 time removed via Edward I, King of England

Harper Lee

Author of To Kill a Mockingbird

19th cousin 2 times removed via Edward I, King of England

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Jesse James

Outlaw, Bank Robber, Murderer

19th cousin 2 times removed via Edward I, King of England

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Vachel Lindsay

American Poet

19th cousin 2 times removed via Edward I, King of England

Agatha Christie

Murder Mystery Author

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette

21st cousin via Gilbert de Clare

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

21st cousin via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Liz Claiborne

Fashion Designer and Founder of Liz Claiborne Inc.

21st cousin via William de Beauchamp

Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

21st cousin via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp


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