Julia (Ward) Howe

Famous Kin of
Julia (Ward) Howe

Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”


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William Greene

2nd Governor of Rhode Island

Great-grandfather

William Malet

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

William de Huntingfield

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

24th great-grandfather

King Robert I

King of France

27th great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

31st great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

32nd great-grandfather

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Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

2nd cousin 9 times removed via Sir John Fogge

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Greene

William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 3 times removed via William Almy

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Richard Ward

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Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene

American Revolution

3rd cousin 3 times removed via John Greene

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Richard Ward

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King Henry VIII

King of England

3rd cousin 10 times removed via Richard Woodville

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of The Scarlet Letter

4th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Clarke Jr.

John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Cogswell

Robert Townsend

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

4th cousin 2 times removed via William Almy

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Cogswell

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

4th cousin 9 times removed via Katherine Pabenham

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Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

4th cousin 9 times removed via Katherine Pabenham

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

4th cousin 9 times removed via Katherine Pabenham

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

5th cousin via Thomas Greene

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell

Gail Borden III

Inventor of Condensed Milk, Founder of the Borden Company

5th cousin 1 time removed via Roger Williams

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell