Brigham Young

Famous Kin of
Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church


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Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

3rd great-grandson

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

2nd cousin 1 time removed via Ebenezer Goddard

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Ebenezer Goddard

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Richard Moore

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 2 times removed via John Whipple

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

4th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Mixer

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Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

4th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Brigham

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

4th cousin 1 time removed via Simon Stone Jr.

John Batterson Stetson

Inventor of the Cowboy Hat

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Hayden

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

4th cousin 2 times removed via William Goddard

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

4th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Howe

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

4th cousin 3 times removed via William Goddard

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

4th cousin 3 times removed via Zachariah Maynard

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

4th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Howe

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via John Hayden

Mark Wahlberg

Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed via Mary Peabody

Donnie Wahlberg

Singer and Movie Actor

4th cousin 6 times removed via Mary Peabody

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

4th cousin 6 times removed via Zachariah Maynard

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 6 times removed via John Hayden

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

4th cousin 6 times removed via John Goodenow

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

4th cousin 7 times removed via Simon Stone Jr.

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

5th cousin via Thomas Brigham

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Garfield

John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

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Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Howe

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Whipple

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Goodrich

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Whipple

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Bent

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Howe

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Goodrich

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

5th cousin 3 times removed via John Bent

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Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Howe

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Whipple

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Bent

Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

5th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Cope

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Bent

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 4 times removed via Francis Peabody

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Brigham

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Francis Peabody

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Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Francis Peabody

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

5th cousin 5 times removed via Francis Peabody

Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via Jacob Moore

J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via Francis Peabody

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Brigham

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Brigham

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Brigham

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

6th cousin via Reginald Foster

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

6th cousin via Wolstone Childe

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

6th cousin via David Stone

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Goodrich

Louis Comfort Tiffany

American Stained Glass Artist

6th cousin 1 time removed via Wolstone Childe

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

6th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

6th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen Clarke

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

6th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

6th cousin 4 times removed via David Stone

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 4 times removed via David Stone

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Louis Auchincloss

Author

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Goodrich

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

6th cousin 4 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

6th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

6th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Goodrich

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed via John Goodrich

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

6th cousin 7 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

6th cousin 7 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

7th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Cope

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Cope

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

7th cousin 6 times removed via Edward Cope

Albert G. Spalding

Co-Founder of Spalding Sporting Goods Co.

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Frost

Kim Kardashian

TV Personality

8th cousin 5 times removed via Edward Frost

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

9th cousin via Sir William Cope

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

9th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

9th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

9th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Cope

George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

9th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Cope

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

9th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Cope

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

9th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Cope

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

9th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Cope

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Cope

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

9th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Cope

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

9th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William Cope

Britney Spears

Singer, Entertainer

9th cousin 7 times removed via Sir William Cope

George Washington

1st U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Spencer

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

11th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Spencer

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

11th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Spencer