William Marsh Rice

Famous Kin of
William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University


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Edward I, King of England

17th great-grandfather

Henry III, King of England

18th great-grandfather

John de Lacy

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

Gilbert de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

Robert Fitz Walter

Magna Carta Surety

19th great-grandfather

Hugh le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

William d'Aubeney

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

Richard de Clare

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

Robert de Ros

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

Saher de Quincy

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

Roger le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

20th great-grandfather

Louis VI, King of France

22nd great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

23rd great-grandfather

Robert I, King of France

28th great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

30th great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

33rd great-grandfather

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Ruggles Jr.

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

3rd cousin 4 times removed via George Fowle

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Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Dr. Richard Palgrave

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 3 times removed via George Fowle

Sir Benjamin Thompson

Physicist and Inventor, aka Count Rumford

4th cousin 3 times removed via George Fowle

Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

4th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Richards

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John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

Linda Hunt

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 3 times removed via Ebenezer Hunt

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

U.S. Civil War leader of film “Glory” fame

5th cousin via Samuel Ruggles Jr.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Ephraim Hunt

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

5th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Dudley

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Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

5th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Richard Palgrave

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

5th cousin 2 times removed via George Fowle