Erle Stanley Gardner

Famous Kin of
Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series


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William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Ethan Allen

Revolutionary War Hero

4th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Blott

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

5th cousin 2 times removed via Roger Clap

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Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 3 times removed via Daniel Turell of Instow, England

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 1 time removed via Roger Clap

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Henry Wells

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

6th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin via Roger Clap

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via Elizabeth Charde

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

7th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

7th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Roger Clap

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Roger Clap

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

7th cousin 3 times removed via Roger Clap

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

8th cousin via William Clap

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

8th cousin via Elizabeth Charde

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John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect

8th cousin via William Clap

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin via Thomas Ford

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

8th cousin 2 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Ford

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Clap

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Clap

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Clap

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Clap

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin via Robert Blott

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

9th cousin via Robert Blott

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

9th cousin via Robert Blott

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Clap

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

9th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Clap

James Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Blott

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

9th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Blott

Josh Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Blott