Master Surname Index







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

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

1st cousin 3 times removed via Salmon Root

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James Garfield

20th U.S. President

3rd cousin via Jotham Carpenter Jr.

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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 Bridgman

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Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

4th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Woodford

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Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

4th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Root III

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Increase Sumner

5th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 4 times removed via William Clap

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Root III

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Brandon Routh

TV and Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed via Jotham Carpenter

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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

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Howard Hawks

Movie Director

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Allis

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

5th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

5th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Sheldon

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

5th cousin 3 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

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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 Bridgman

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Bridgman

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

5th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

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Bob Taft

67th Governor of Ohio

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Bridgman

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Mark Isham

Musician, Film Composer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Carpenter

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

5th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

5th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Carpenter

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Tim Robbins

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel 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