Elihu Root

Famous Kin of
Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State


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Jonathan Trumbull

20th Governor of Connecticut

3rd great-granduncle via Joseph Trumbull

Henry Luce

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

1st cousin 2 times removed via Elihu Root

John Trumbull

American Painter

1st cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Trumbull

Oliver Wolcott

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 5 times removed via John Drake

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

John Brown

American Abolitionist

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Higley

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Trumbull of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

John Fitch

Inventor of 1st U.S. Steamboat

4th cousin 3 times removed via Gerard Spencer

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

5th cousin via Medad Pomeroy

Constance Fenimore Woolson

Victorian Novelist and Poet

5th cousin via Medad Pomeroy

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Medad Pomeroy

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

5th cousin 1 time removed via Medad Pomeroy

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

5th cousin 2 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

5th cousin 2 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

Wash Loomis

Leader of the Loomis Gang

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Drake Jr.

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

5th cousin 3 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

5th cousin 3 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

5th cousin 4 times removed via Medad Pomeroy

Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Seymour

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin via John Root

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

6th cousin via John Leonard

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

6th cousin via John Root

General Joseph Hooker

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin via Richard Seymour

Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

6th cousin via John Leonard

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

6th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Howard Hawks

Movie Director

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Higley

Lee B. Loomis

Founder of Loomis Armored Car Service

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Drake Jr.

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Woodruff

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John Wayne

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Trumbull

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Leonard

Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Seymour

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Spencer

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Spencer

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Leonard

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Seymour

Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Leonard

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Leonard

Marlon Brando

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Spencer

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Leonard

Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Spencer

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

6th cousin 4 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

6th cousin 4 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Trumbull

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Woodruff

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

6th cousin 4 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

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Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Trumbull

Felicity Huffman

TV & Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

6th cousin 5 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

6th cousin 5 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Stephen Crane

Author of The Red Badge of Courage

7th cousin via John Drake Jr.

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

7th cousin via John Root

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Drake Jr.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Drake Jr.

John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Gerard Spencer

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Margaret Hamilton

Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ

7th cousin 2 times removed via Gerard Spencer

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

7th cousin 2 times removed via Gerard Spencer

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Drake Jr.

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gerard Spencer

Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Gerard Spencer

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Root

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

7th cousin 5 times removed via Gerard Spencer

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Root

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

7th cousin 5 times removed via Gerard Spencer

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 6 times removed via John Root

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

8th cousin via John Drake

Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

8th cousin via John Drake

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Moore

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Moore

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Drake