Robert H. Goddard

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket


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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Edward Goddard

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General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 5 times removed via John Whipple

Sir Benjamin Thompson

Physicist and Inventor, aka Count Rumford

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Carter

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

4th cousin 3 times removed via Ebenezer Stone

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

4th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Goddard

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Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 6 times removed via Rev. Richard Ravens

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 6 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 2 times removed via Phineas Upham

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

5th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Goddard

Alvin Woolson

Founder of Woolson Spice Co. (Lion Coffee)

5th cousin 2 times removed via Phineas Upham

Constance Fenimore Woolson

Victorian Novelist and Poet

5th cousin 2 times removed via Phineas Upham

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

5th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

5th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

5th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William Cope

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin via John Carter Jr.

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Goddard

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Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Burnham

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Wood

John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Whipple

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

6th cousin 2 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of The Scarlet Letter

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Lawrence

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James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Whipple

Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

6th cousin 2 times removed via Simon Stone

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

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Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Livermore

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin via Thomas Burnham

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Coolidge Jr.

Louis Comfort Tiffany

American Stained Glass Artist

7th cousin 1 time removed via Wolstone Childe

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

7th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Goddard

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

7th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Stearns Jr.

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Burnham

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

7th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Sherman

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Burnham

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Burnham

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

7th cousin 4 times removed via Simon Stone Jr.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

8th cousin via Thomas Lawrence

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Stearns

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Livermore

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King Leka I

King of the Albanians

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Stearns

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Livermore

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John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Trowbridge

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Cope

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Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Stearns

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Wood

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Lawrence

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Wood

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Simon Stone

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Wood

Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Billie Jean King

Pro-Tennis Champion

8th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

8th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

8th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Matthew Whipple

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin via Matthew Whipple

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

9th cousin via Maj. Gen. Humphrey Atherton

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

9th cousin via Thomas Trowbridge

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin via John Livermore

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

9th cousin via Thomas Trowbridge

Nelson Eddy

Movie Actor and Singer

9th cousin via Richard Upham

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

9th cousin via Matthew Whipple

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Upham

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Trowbridge

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Louis Auchincloss

Author

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

9th cousin 1 time removed via David Stone

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Upham

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Upham

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

9th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Cope

Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

9th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Livermore

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Upham

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Upham

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

Sarah Jessica Parker

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Trowbridge

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Tim Robbins

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

9th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Cope

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

10th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

10th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Richard Ravens

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

10th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Richard Ravens

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Sherman

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

10th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

George Washington

1st U.S. President

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Spencer

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Hammond

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Hammond

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Hammond

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

11th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hammond

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Sherman

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Cope

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Cope

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

11th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Cope

Britney Spears

Singer, Entertainer

11th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Cope

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Cope

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

11th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Cope

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

13th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Spencer

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

13th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Spencer

Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

15th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

15th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

19th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Gilbert Pecche

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Agatha Christie

Murder Mystery Author

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

21st cousin via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

21st cousin via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

21st cousin via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

21st cousin via Sir Humphrey de Beauchamp