George Downing

Famous Kin of Sir
George Downing

Namesake of Downing Street in London


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Gov. John Winthrop

Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

Uncle via Adam Winthrop III

Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

2nd great-grandniece via Emanuel Downing

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

3rd great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

Aaron Burr

Killed Alexander Hamilton

3rd great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

5th great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

6th great-grandniece via Emanuel Downing

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

6th great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

9th great-grandnephew via Emanuel Downing

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

10th great-grandniece via Emanuel Downing

Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

1st cousin 5 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

1st cousin 6 times removed via George Downing

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

1st cousin 8 times removed via George Downing

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

1st cousin 9 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Louis Auchincloss

Author

1st cousin 9 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

1st cousin 9 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

1st cousin 10 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

1st cousin 10 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

1st cousin 11 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

1st cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Tom Selleck

TV and Movie Actor

1st cousin 13 times removed via Adam Winthrop III

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

2nd cousin 11 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

2nd cousin 11 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

2nd cousin 11 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Edward Snowden

Ex-CIA / NSA Whistleblower

2nd cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

2nd cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

2nd cousin 12 times removed via Adam Winthrop Jr.