Steve Young

Famous Kin of
Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback


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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

3rd great-grandfather

Earl Tupper

Inventor and Founder of Tupperware

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Silas Tupper Jr.

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Ebenezer Goddard

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Richard Moore

Stephen Austin

Father of Texas

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Jacob Adams

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 7 times removed via John Whipple

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Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

4th cousin 3 times removed via Ebenezer Goddard

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

4th cousin 5 times removed via Capt. Thomas Tupper

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Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Richardson Jr.

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Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Brigham

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

5th cousin 4 times removed via Isaac Mixer

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 4 times removed via Simon Stone Jr.

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John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 5 times removed via Roger Eastman

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

5th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Brigham

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Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

5th cousin 6 times removed via Susanna

Sir Benjamin Thompson

Physicist and Inventor, aka Count Rumford

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Richardson

Nathaniel Currier

Lithographer (Currier & Ives)

5th cousin 6 times removed via Susanna

Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

5th cousin 9 times removed via Sir William Cope

Laura Ingalls-Wilder

Author of Little House on the Prairie

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Ladd

John Batterson Stetson

Inventor of the Cowboy Hat

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Hayden

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Goddard

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Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Jacob Adams

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Howe

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

6th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Garfield

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 4 times removed via Roger Eastman

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

6th cousin 4 times removed via William Gifford

Wild Bill Hickok

Gunfighter and Lawman

6th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin 4 times removed via Roger Eastman

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin 4 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Whipple

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Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howe

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

6th cousin 5 times removed via Reginald Foster

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

6th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Richardson

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Goodrich

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Tupper

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Goddard

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Ephraim Buck

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

7th cousin 2 times removed via Zachariah Maynard

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Whipple

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Goodrich

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J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Adams

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Bent

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 3 times removed via Daniel Ladd

Rear Admiral William Folger

United States Navy

7th cousin 3 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Adams

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Herrick

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

7th cousin 4 times removed via Susanna

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Goodrich

Louis Comfort Tiffany

American Stained Glass Artist

7th cousin 4 times removed via Wolstone Childe

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 4 times removed via Susanna

Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Capt. Thomas Tupper

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

8th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Howe

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed via Jacob Adams

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Cross

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Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Brooks

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Howe

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Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Goodrich

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Adams

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Gifford

Duane Eddy

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Adams

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Daniel Ladd

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Bent

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

8th cousin 3 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

8th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Cope

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

9th cousin via John Hayden

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin via Capt. Thomas Tupper

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin via Michael Bacon Jr.

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Cross

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Adams

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Michael Bacon Jr.

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Mark Wahlberg

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Mary Peabody

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Donnie Wahlberg

Singer and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Mary Peabody

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Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Howe

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Francis Wyman

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

9th cousin 1 time removed via Zachariah Maynard

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Herrick

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Gifford

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Gifford

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Gifford

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Cross

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Adams

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Bent

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

9th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

9th cousin 2 times removed via Simon Stone Jr.

Roger Nash Baldwin

Co-Founder of the ACLU

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richardson

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

9th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Cope

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Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Robert Adams

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Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Francis Peabody

Gregory Peck

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Gov. Thomas Mayhew

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

10th cousin via Thomas Tupper

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

10th cousin via Francis Peabody

Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin via Jacob Moore

J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin via Francis Peabody

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

10th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

10th cousin 1 time removed via David Stone

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

10th cousin 1 time removed via David Stone

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Louis Auchincloss

Author

10th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

10th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Goodrich

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Brigham

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

10th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

10th cousin 1 time removed via Susanna

Felicity Huffman

TV & Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Crow

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

10th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Herrick

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin 1 time removed via Wolstone Childe

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Wolstone Childe

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Tim Robbins

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Goodrich

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Tupper

Albert G. Spalding

Co-Founder of Spalding Sporting Goods Co.

10th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

10th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Cope

George Washington

1st U.S. President

10th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Spencer

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

11th cousin via Wolstone Childe

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

11th cousin via Wolstone Childe

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

11th cousin via John Crow

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

11th cousin via Wolstone Childe

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

11th cousin via Wolstone Childe

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin via John Goodrich

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

11th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Cope

Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Richardson

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

11th cousin 2 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

11th cousin 2 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

11th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richardson

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Cope

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Cope

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Cope

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

12th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Cope

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Frost

Kim Kardashian

TV Personality

13th cousin via Edward Frost

George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

13th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

13th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

14th cousin via Sir William Cope

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

14th cousin via Sir William Cope

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Britney Spears

Singer, Entertainer

14th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

14th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

15th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Spencer

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

16th cousin via Henry Spencer


Steve Young photo by Marianne O'Leary (CC BY 2.0)