Ezra Cornell

Famous Kin of
Ezra Cornell

Co-Founder of Cornell University,
Founder of Western Union


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Alonzo B. Cornell

25th Governor of New York

Son

William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Elizabeth (Kortright) Monroe

First Lady of President James Monroe

4th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Cornell

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

4th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Cornell Jr.

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

4th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Cornell Jr.

John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 2 times removed via Anthony Eames

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

4th cousin 2 times removed via Ephraim Pierce

Nelson Eddy

Movie Actor and Singer

4th cousin 3 times removed via Ephraim Pierce

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

4th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Cornell Jr.

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

4th cousin 5 times removed via Ephraim Pierce

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

4th cousin 5 times removed via Hugh Mosher

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

4th cousin 6 times removed via Ephraim Pierce

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

4th cousin 6 times removed via Ephraim Pierce

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

4th cousin 6 times removed via Ephraim Pierce

Clement Clarke Moore

Author of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

5th cousin via Thomas Cornell

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Holbrook

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

5th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Cornell

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via Michael Pierce

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Cornell

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Cornell

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Holbrook

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Cornell

Billy Gilman

Country Music and Pop Singer

5th cousin 6 times removed via Richard Maxson

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

5th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Cornell

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Briggs

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Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

6th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Briggs

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

6th cousin 2 times removed via Anthony Eames

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Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

6th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Briggs

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

6th cousin 3 times removed via Anthony Eames

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

6th cousin 3 times removed via Anthony Eames

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

6th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Briggs

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

6th cousin 4 times removed via Anthony Eames

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Briggs

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

6th cousin 5 times removed via Anthony Eames

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

6th cousin 5 times removed via Anthony Eames

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Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

6th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Briggs

Abraham Lincoln

16th U.S. President

7th cousin via Richard Whitman

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Whitman

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Whitman

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Whitman