John Wellborn Root

Famous Kin of
John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect


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John Billington

Mayflower Passenger

6th great-grandfather

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

1st cousin 3 times removed via Salmon Root

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

3rd cousin via Jotham Carpenter Jr.

Ethan Allen

Revolutionary War Hero

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Woodford

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

4th cousin 1 time removed via James Bridgeman

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

4th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Root III

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Root III

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

5th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

Howard Hawks

Movie Director

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Allis

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

5th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

5th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

5th cousin 3 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

John Wayne

Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Mary Meekins

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Bridgeman

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Bridgeman

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

5th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin via Isaac Sheldon

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

6th cousin via Isaac Sheldon

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin via John Russell

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Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

6th cousin via Isaac Sheldon

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

6th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Carpenter

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

6th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

6th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Root

Levi K. Fuller

44th Governor of Vermont

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Carpenter

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Martin

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Martin

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Russell

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Russell

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Clap

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Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Blott

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Russell

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Russell

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Billington

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

6th cousin 4 times removed via Christian Penn

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Christian Penn

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

6th cousin 4 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Billington

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Billington

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Billington

Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

6th cousin 4 times removed via William Carpenter

George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via William Carpenter

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

6th cousin 4 times removed via William Carpenter

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Matt Damon

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Isaac Sheldon

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Clap

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Blott

Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Woodford

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin via William Clap

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Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

8th cousin via William Clap

Alice (Lee) Roosevelt

First Wife of President Theodore Roosevelt

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Adcocke

Henry Luce

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

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Root

Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Root

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Clap

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Clap

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Clap

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Root

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Adcocke

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Adcocke

James Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Blott

David Angell

TV Producer - 9/11 Victim

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Adcocke

Josh Brolin

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Blott

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Clap