Bill Nye

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy


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Robert de Ros

Magna Carta Surety

22nd great-grandfather

Rev. James Pierpont

Founder of Yale University

1st cousin 8 times removed via John Stow

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

4th cousin 3 times removed via Nathaniel Stone

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

4th cousin 5 times removed via John Stow

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Burgess

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Waite

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Tupper

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

5th cousin 4 times removed via Gregory Stone

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Waite of Wethersfield, Essex, England

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Bent

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

6th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Rice

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Ward

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Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

6th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Rice

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Stow

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of The Scarlet Letter

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Waite of Wethersfield, Essex, England

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Stow

Edwin Bryant

California Expedition Journalist

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Hills

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin via Benjamin Nye

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Stow

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Rice

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Bent

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Stow

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Stow

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Stone

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Stow

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

7th cousin 2 times removed via Benjamin Nye

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

7th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

7th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Bigg

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Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

7th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Benjamin Nye

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Nye

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

8th cousin via Thomas Burgess

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin via Thomas Stow

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

8th cousin via Peter Worden Jr.

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin via John Stone

Earl Tupper

Inventor and Founder of Tupperware

8th cousin via Thomas Tupper

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin via John Stone

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin via Edward Rice

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Stow

Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

8th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Hills

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Burgess

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Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Tupper

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Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Rice

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Worden Jr.

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Waite

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Stow

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Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

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Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Rice

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Ward

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Ward

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Ward

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Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Ward

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Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Ward

Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

8th cousin 13 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

9th cousin via Edmund Rice

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

9th cousin via John Stow

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

9th cousin via John Bent

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Matt Damon

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Rice

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigg

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Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Bigg

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

9th cousin 1 time removed via David Stone

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Hills

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Rice

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Rice

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Rice

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Rice

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Hills

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Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

9th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Hills

Britney Spears

Singer, Entertainer

9th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Waite of Wethersfield, Essex, England

Kim Kardashian

TV Personality

9th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Rice

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

10th cousin via John Bigg

Albert G. Spalding

Co-Founder of Spalding Sporting Goods Co.

10th cousin via Edward Frost

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Frost

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

10th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

George Washington

1st U.S. President

10th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Sherburne

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Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

10th cousin 7 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

10th cousin 7 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

11th cousin 2 times removed via James Martin

Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

11th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Sherburne

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

11th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Sherburne

James Madison

4th U.S. President

11th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Thomas Sim Lee

2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

12th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Sherburne

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

12th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

12th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 6 times removed via Alice Plumpton

Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

13th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Sherburne

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Capt. William Lewis Herndon

Captain of the ill fated S.S. Central America

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 7 times removed via Sir William de Ros

General George C. Marshall

Author of “The Marshall Plan”

15th cousin via Richard Sherburne

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

15th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Sherburne

Adlai Stevenson II

31st Governor of Illinois

15th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Sherburne

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Ellen (Herndon) Arthur

Wife of President Chester A. Arthur

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

15th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Sherburne

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

15th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

15th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Sherburne

Jay Gould

American Railroad “Robber Baron”

15th cousin 3 times removed via Alice Plumpton

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

15th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Sherburne

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

15th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Sherburne

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

15th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Sherburne

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

15th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John de Harington

John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

15th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

17th cousin 1 time removed via Alice Plumpton

Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Barack Obama

44th U.S. President

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Brad Pitt

Movie Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

18th cousin via Alice Plumpton

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

John Brown

American Abolitionist

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Alice Plumpton

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

19th cousin via Sir John de Harington

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

19th cousin via Sir John de Harington

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

19th cousin via Sir John de Harington

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

21st cousin via Sir William de Ros

Lee Harvey Oswald

Accused Assassin of President John F. Kennedy

21st cousin via Sir William de Ros

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

21st cousin via Sir William de Ros

Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

21st cousin via Sir William de Ros

Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

21st cousin via Sir William de Ros

Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

21st cousin via Sir William de Ros

Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

21st cousin via Sir William de Ros