Henry Lee Higginson

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Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra


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Geoffrey Chaucer

English poet and author of The Canterbury Tales

13th great-granduncle via John Chaucer

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

1st cousin 3 times removed via Martha Hubbard Babcock

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

1st cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter Jr.

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

3rd cousin via Rev. Aaron Cleveland III

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

4th cousin via John Cabot

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Alice (Lee) Roosevelt

First Wife of President Theodore Roosevelt

4th cousin 1 time removed via John Cabot

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Higginson III

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Henry Wells

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

4th cousin 2 times removed via Aaron Cooke III

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Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Cabot

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Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

4th cousin 3 times removed via Aaron Cleveland Jr.

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Cabot

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Cabot

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Cabot

Abraham Baldwin

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Aaron Cooke III

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

5th cousin 1 time removed via Aaron Cooke III

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Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

5th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Porter

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

5th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Charles Carroll

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sewall

Daniel Carroll

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sewall

John Carroll

Founder of Georgetown University

5th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sewall

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter Jr.

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin via Samuel Porter

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin via Samuel Porter

Winslow Homer

American Artist

6th cousin via Henry Sewall III

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin via Moses Cleveland

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin via Moses Cleveland

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

6th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Henry Whitfield

Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Zachariah Symmes

Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Porter

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

6th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sewall III

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Mitchell

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Mitchell

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

6th cousin 1 time removed via Aaron Cooke III

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Porter

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

6th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Porter

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

6th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sewall III

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Stanley

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Porter

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Moses Cleveland

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Return J. Meigs, Jr.

4th Governor of Ohio

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert White

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Dick Cheney

46th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via Moses Cleveland

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Savage

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed via Moses Cleveland

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sewall III

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Moses Cleveland

Story Musgrave

NASA Astronaut

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Savage

William Greene

2nd Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Grindall

Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene

American Revolution

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Grindall

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin via Matthew Mitchell

Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin via Zachariah Symmes

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 1 time removed via Zachariah Symmes

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Winn

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Wash Loomis

Leader of the Loomis Gang

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

7th cousin 2 times removed via Aaron Cooke Jr.

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Stanley

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Porter

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Porter

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Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Porter

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Porter

Mark Wahlberg

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Winn

Donnie Wahlberg

Singer and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Winn

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Henry Whitfield

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Henry Whitfield

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Henry Whitfield

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Porter

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Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Henry Whitfield

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Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

7th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Henry Whitfield

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

8th cousin via Robert White

Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

8th cousin via Robert Stanley

General Joseph Hooker

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin via Robert Stanley

Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

Lee B. Loomis

Founder of Loomis Armored Car Service

8th cousin via Robert White

Joseph Glidden

Inventor of Barbed Wire

8th cousin via Robert White

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Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

8th cousin via Robert White

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Wilson

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

W. K. Kellogg

Founder of the Kellogg Company

8th cousin 1 time removed via John White of Stanton St. John

Averell Harriman

48th Governor of New York

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Stanley

Cole Porter

American Composer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Stanley

Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator

8th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert White

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert White

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert White

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert White

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Stanley

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Stanley

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

David McCullough

Historian, Author and TV Narrator

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert White

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert White

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Stanley

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

8th cousin 3 times removed via Alice Goldhatch

Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Marie Osmond

Singer, Actress and Doll Designer

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Donny Osmond

Singer, Actor and Dancer

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Grindall

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Peter Fonda

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert White

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

8th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

8th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

8th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Stanley

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

8th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Jordan Peele

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

8th cousin 6 times removed via Robert White

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

9th cousin via John White of Stanton St. John

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

9th cousin via John White of Stanton St. John

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin via John White of Stanton St. John

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Wilson

Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. William Wilson

John Wayne

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via John White of Stanton St. John

Julia (Ward) Howe

Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Grindall

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 3 times removed via John White of Stanton St. John

George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Grindall

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Grindall

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed via William Grindall

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

11th cousin 2 times removed via William Grindall

Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

11th cousin 2 times removed via William Grindall