Lillian Gish

Famous Kin of
Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress


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Sir William de Huntingfield

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

William Stoughton

Chief Judge and Prosecutor, Salem Witch Trials 1692

1st cousin 9 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

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Rev. James Pierpont

Founder of Yale University

2nd cousin 7 times removed via John Bigg

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Ebenezer Barnard

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Hitchcock Jr

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Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

5th cousin via Ebenezer Barnard

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Hitchcock Jr

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

5th cousin 2 times removed via Ebenezer Barnard

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Henry Wells

Co-Founder of American Express and Wells Fargo and Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via Francis Barnard

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Taylor

P.T. Barnum

Co-Founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Taylor

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Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Bigg

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Mary Lyon

Founder of Mount Holyoke College

5th cousin 4 times removed via Luke Hitchcock

Benedict Arnold

Traitor of the American Revolution

5th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

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Howard Hawks

Movie Director

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Hawks

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Constance Fenimore Woolson

Victorian Novelist and Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Thomas Edison

Inventor

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Baldwin

W. K. Kellogg

Founder of the Kellogg Company

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Chapin

John Brown

American Abolitionist

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Chapin

General Joseph Hooker

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Graves

Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

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Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

6th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Baldwin

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

7th cousin via Job Lane

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin via John Strong

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Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

7th cousin via John Strong

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

7th cousin via John Strong

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin via John Taylor

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

7th cousin 1 time removed via Hopestill Foster

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

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Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Arms

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Taylor

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Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

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Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin 2 times removed via Francis Ball

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 2 times removed via Luke Hitchcock

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Taylor

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

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Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Taylor

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

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Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Burt

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Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Taylor

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Burt

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Strong

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Strong

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Strong

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Strong

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Strong

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Strong

Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

8th cousin via Rev. John Reyner

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Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

8th cousin via Dr. Henry Woodward

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

Henry Luce

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

8th cousin via Dr. Henry Woodward

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

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Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

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Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigg

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Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigg

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Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

8th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

8th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin via John Bigg

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin via Joseph Baldwin

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

Spencer Tracy

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Samuel Chapin

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Smith

Mark Twain

Author of Tom Sawyer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

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Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigg

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Graves

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Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Burt

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Graves

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Chapin

Alexandra Breckenridge

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Baldwin

Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Chapin

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

9th cousin 3 times removed via James Bates

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Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 4 times removed via John Bigg

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Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

9th cousin 5 times removed via John Bigg

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin via Samuel Smith

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin via Thomas Graves

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin via Henry Burt

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Richard Baldwin

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

10th cousin via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin via Samuel Smith

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Louis Auchincloss

Author

10th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Burt

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Burt

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

10th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Burt

Sarah Jessica Parker

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Smith

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

10th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator from Kentucky

10th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Thomas Stoughton

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

11th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Baldwin

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

11th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Baldwin

Drew Brees

NFL Quarterback

11th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Baldwin

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Baldwin

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Colepepper

Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Roger Lewknor