Janis Joplin

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Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter


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Gov. John Winthrop

Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1st cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Sir George Downing

Namesake of Downing Street in London

2nd cousin 11 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

3rd cousin 4 times removed via David Sherman

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

4th cousin 3 times removed via David Sherman

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Emily Dickinson

American Poet

4th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Gunn

John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect

4th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Root III

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 7 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

4th cousin 7 times removed via John Webster

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 4 times removed via Philip Sherman

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Bronson

P.T. Barnum

Co-Founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus

5th cousin 6 times removed via William Beardsley

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

6th cousin 1 time removed via David Sherman

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

6th cousin 1 time removed via David Sherman

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Philip Sherman

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Russell

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Marsh

Howard Hawks

Movie Director

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Wells

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Cadwallader Washburn

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

6th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Hicks

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Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

6th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Hicks

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Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Hicks

W. K. Kellogg

Founder of the Kellogg Company

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Beardsley

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Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Bronson

General Tom Thumb

Dwarf Circus Performer

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Beardsley

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George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Root

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Day

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Stebbins

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

6th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Sherman

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

6th cousin 6 times removed via Roger Brownson

Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

6th cousin 7 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Root III

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Gunn

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

7th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Belden

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Doane

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Day

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Day

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Day

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Webster

John Brown

American Abolitionist

7th cousin 5 times removed via William Stebbins

Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Root

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

7th cousin 6 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

7th cousin 6 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Hathaway

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Hicks

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

8th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Belden

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Russell

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Russell

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Doane

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Doane

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Day

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

9th cousin via Philip Sherman

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

9th cousin via Stephen Belden

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Russell

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Doane

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

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Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Walter Deane

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Marsh

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Russell

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Day

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

9th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Lawrence

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

Henry Luce

Co-Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

10th cousin via William Hoskins

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Edward Snowden

Ex-CIA / NSA Whistleblower

10th cousin via Walter Deane

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin via John Wyatt

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Day

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Doane

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Hicks

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Webster

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Webster

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Day

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Day

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Day

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Day

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Webster

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Bronson

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Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Doane

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Felicity Huffman

TV & Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Bronson

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Hicks

Scott Foley

TV, Stage and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Hoskins

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Hicks

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Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jasper Gunn

Don Winslow

Author and Screenwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Hicks

Kristine Rolofson

Harlequin Novelist

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Hicks

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Stebbins

Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Hicks

Avril Lavigne

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 2 times removed via John Doane

Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

10th cousin 2 times removed via John Root

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

10th cousin 2 times removed via John Root

David McCullough

Historian, Author and TV Narrator

10th cousin 2 times removed via Roger Brownson

Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

10th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Anna Faris

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Roger Brownson

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

11th cousin via Henry Sherman

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

11th cousin via William Beardsley

Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

11th cousin via John Bronson

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

11th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

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Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Stebbins

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via John Bronson

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed via John Webster

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Welles

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

11th cousin 2 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Louis Auchincloss

Author

11th cousin 2 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

11th cousin 2 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin via William Stebbins

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

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Peter Fonda

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

12th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

12th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

12th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

12th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

13th cousin via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

13th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

13th cousin 1 time removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Tom Selleck

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin 2 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.