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.