Robert H. Goddard

Famous Kin of
Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket


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King Robert I

King of France

31st great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

32nd great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

34th great-grandfather

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

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Cadwallader Washburn

Co-founder of General Mills and 11th Governor of Wisconsin

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Livermore

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Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Livermore

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Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Livermore

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

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Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin 1 time removed via Phineas Upham

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Wood