Thomas Pynchon

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist


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William Brewster

Mayflower Passenger

8th great-grandfather

Mary (Perkins) Bradbury

Convicted of Witchcraft, Salem 1692

7th great-grandaunt via John Perkins

John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 5 times removed via William Cogswell

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

3rd cousin 5 times removed via William Cogswell

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via William Cogswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin 4 times removed via William Cogswell

Edmund Sears

Boston Tea Party Participant

4th cousin 5 times removed via William Brewster

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Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 5 times removed via John Strong

General Joseph Warren

Killed at Battle of Bunker Hill

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert Parke

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William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 6 times removed via Robert Parke

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 6 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 7 times removed via William Chaplin

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

5th cousin 1 time removed via Benjamin Brewster

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

5th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Cogswell

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

5th cousin 3 times removed via William Cogswell

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Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via James Morgan

Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via William Brewster

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Emerson

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author of The Scarlet Letter

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Cogswell

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Strong

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Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

5th cousin 4 times removed via James Morgan

Samuel Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Perkins

Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

5th cousin 13 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

6th cousin via Edward Cogswell

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

6th cousin 1 time removed via Ebenezer Witter

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

6th cousin 1 time removed via Benjamin Brewster

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Jacob Perkins

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via Love Brewster

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Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via George Partridge

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Morgan

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

6th cousin 2 times removed via Jacob Perkins

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 2 times removed via Benjamin Brewster

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via Benjamin Brewster

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Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Parke

Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Hunter, Pony Express Rider and Showman

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Emerson

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General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 3 times removed via James Morgan

Julia (Ward) Howe

Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Cogswell

Schuyler Colfax

17th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via James Morgan

Philip Danforth Armour

Founder of Armour & Company

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Parke

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Henry Wells

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

6th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

7th cousin via Nathaniel Brown

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin via Ebenezer Witter

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Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

7th cousin via Ebenezer Witter

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Jacob Perkins

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

7th cousin 1 time removed via Jacob Perkins

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Jacob Perkins

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. John Emerson

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via Ebenezer Witter

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Cogswell

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John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Perkins

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Parke

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Emerson

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

7th cousin 2 times removed via James Morgan

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Led Black Ships Expedition to Japan

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

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George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Parke

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Collier

Oliver Hazard Perry

Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

7th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Reade

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

7th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

7th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

L. Frank Baum

Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

7th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Thompson

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Laura Ingalls-Wilder

Author of Little House on the Prairie

8th cousin via George Partridge

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin via George Partridge

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Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

8th cousin via Love Brewster

Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

8th cousin via William Cogswell

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin via Jacob Perkins

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin via Thomas Hart

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th cousin via Jacob Perkins

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin via Jacob Perkins

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Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Perkins

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Perkins

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

8th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Morgan

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

8th cousin 1 time removed via George Partridge

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Emerson

Burgess Meredith

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell

Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 1 time removed via Jane Clark

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

8th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Morgan

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

8th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Morgan

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Fannie Farmer

Author of original Fannie Farmer Cookbook

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Thompson

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Reade

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

James Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Cogswell

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Parke

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Morgan

Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

8th cousin 2 times removed via George Partridge

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Josh Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Cogswell

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Perkins

Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

9th cousin via John Perkins

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

9th cousin via Thomas Parke

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Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

9th cousin via Stephen Tracy

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

9th cousin via John Strong

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Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Matthew Whipple

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

9th cousin via William Brewster

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

9th cousin via William Brewster

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

9th cousin via Thomas Emerson

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Perkins

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

9th cousin 1 time removed via James Morgan

Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Collier

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Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Parke

Bette Davis

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Perkins

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Tracy

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Emerson

Julie Harris

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Hart

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Parke

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Reade

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Thompson

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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Lee Remick

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Cogswell

Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Emerson

Carole Lombard

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Martha Reade

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Perkins

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

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Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed via Jane Clark

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Perkins

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Perkins

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

Joanne Woodward

Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Jane Clark

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Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Ashley Judd

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Chaplin

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

9th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen Tracy

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via Jane Clark

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via Jane Clark

Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

9th cousin 4 times removed via William Brewster

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

9th cousin 4 times removed via Stephen Tracy

George Washington

1st U.S. President

9th cousin 6 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

9th cousin 9 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

10th cousin via Edmund Reade

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

10th cousin via Edmund Reade

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

10th cousin via Matthew Whipple

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Thomas Ford

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Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

10th cousin via Thomas Ford

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin via Thomas Ford

Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin via Robert Parke

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Reade

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Perkins

Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

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Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Reade

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

10th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Reade

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

James Dean

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Perkins

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Drew Brees

NFL Quarterback

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Chaplin

Stephen Crane

Author of The Red Badge of Courage

11th cousin 5 times removed via John Giffard

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

11th cousin 5 times removed via John Giffard

Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 7 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 7 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

13th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Throckmorton

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

15th cousin via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

15th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Coles of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire

Paris Hilton

Socialite and TV Personality

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Throckmorton