Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer


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William Brewster

Mayflower Passenger

11th great-grandfather

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Josiah Hayden

John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Lincoln

Henry David Thoreau

American Author and Poet

4th cousin 4 times removed via Josiah Jones

Paul Revere

Hero of the American Revolution

4th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Dexter

Edmund Sears

Boston Tea Party Participant

4th cousin 8 times removed via William Brewster

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James Garfield

20th U.S. President

5th cousin 3 times removed via Benjamin Garfield

Charles Lewis Tiffany

Co-founder of Tiffany & Co.

5th cousin 4 times removed via Daniel Morse

Mary Lyon

Founder of Mount Holyoke College

5th cousin 4 times removed via Daniel Morse

William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 5 times removed via Andrew Hallett Jr.

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

5th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Cobb

Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

5th cousin 7 times removed via William Brewster

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Garfield

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John Batterson Stetson

Inventor of the Cowboy Hat

6th cousin 3 times removed via Cornet Robert Stetson

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Emily Dickinson

American Poet

6th cousin 3 times removed via Nathaniel Treadway

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Rogers

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Cornet Robert Stetson

Louis Comfort Tiffany

American Stained Glass Artist

6th cousin 3 times removed via Daniel Morse

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Merrill C. Meigs

Publisher, Chicago Herald & Examiner

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Thomas

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

6th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Morse

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Witt

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 4 times removed via Walter Haynes

Ezra Cornell

Co-Founder of Cornell University,
Founder of Western Union

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Eugene Foss

45th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed via Andrew Hallett Jr.

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Parmenter

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Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 5 times removed via Nicholas Baker

Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Led Black Ships Expedition to Japan

6th cousin 5 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Oliver Hazard Perry

Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812

6th cousin 5 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

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General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 5 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Thomas

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Sharp

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Wild Bill Hickok

Gunfighter and Lawman

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Morse

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George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Peter Hobart

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Turner

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Turner

Alonzo B. Cornell

25th Governor of New York

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 3 times removed via Solomon Johnson

General Tom Thumb

Dwarf Circus Performer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Jeffery Hanford of Alverdiscott, Devonshire

Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Cobb

Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Parmenter

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin 5 times removed via William Brewster

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Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

8th cousin via Josiah Hayden

Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

8th cousin via George Parmenter

Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

8th cousin 1 time removed via Josiah Jones

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Josiah Jones

King Leka I

King of the Albanians

8th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Morse

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Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Bridge

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Rogers

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

8th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Morse

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Bridge

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Jeremiah Hatch

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Rogers

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Sharp

Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette

8th cousin 2 times removed via Andrew Hallett Jr.

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via Moses Simmons

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Walter Woodworth

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Nicholas Danforth

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Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Lincoln

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Peter Hobart

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Parker

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Nicholas Baker

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Brewster

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

9th cousin via Cornet Robert Stetson

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin via Matthew Bridge

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

9th cousin via Jonathan Hallett

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin via John Thomas

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin via Walter Hatch

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Peter Fonda

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin via Matthew Bridge

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Morse

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

9th cousin 1 time removed via Nicholas Danforth

Lou (Henry) Hoover

First Lady of President Herbert Hoover

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Morse

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Walter Haynes

Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

9th cousin 1 time removed via Nicholas Danforth

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

9th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Peter Hobart

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Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

9th cousin 1 time removed via Andrew Hallett Jr.

Nelson Eddy

Movie Actor and Singer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Turner

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Robert Preston

Stage and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Moses Simmons

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Turner

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Goodenow

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Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Bridge

Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Parmenter

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

9th cousin 2 times removed via Daniel Morse

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

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Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

9th cousin 2 times removed via Lewis Jones

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

9th cousin 2 times removed via Cornet Robert Stetson

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

9th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Fiske

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

10th cousin via Thomas Holbrook

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

10th cousin via Thomas Holbrook

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

10th cousin via Moses Simmons

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Rev. Peter Hobart

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Nathaniel Tilden

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

10th cousin via John Turner

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

10th cousin via John Turner

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

10th cousin via Anthony Fisher Jr.

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Samuel Morse

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

10th cousin via Samuel Morse

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin via William Hatch

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

10th cousin via Rev. Peter Hobart

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Billie Jean King

Pro-Tennis Champion

10th cousin via Henry Leland

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Morse

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Parmenter

Sally Field

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Peter Hobart

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Brewster

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Nathaniel Tilden

Ashley Judd

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Brewster

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Barstow

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Peter Hobart

Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

10th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Fiske

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

11th cousin via Jonathan Brewster

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Hobart

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

12th cousin via Thomas Morse

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin via William Brewster

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

12th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

12th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Fiske

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

12th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Morse

Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 Astronaut

13th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Fiske

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

13th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Fiske

David Angell

TV Producer - 9/11 Victim

13th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Fiske


Seth MacFarlane photo by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)