Famous Kin of
Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company


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Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

Father

Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Ebenezer Goddard

Josiah Bartlett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 5 times removed via John Emery Jr.

Samuel Huntington

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Thurston

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Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Richard Moore

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

3rd cousin 3 times removed via William Sterling

General William Whipple

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 4 times removed via John Whipple

Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Emery Jr.

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Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

4th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Brigham

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

4th cousin 3 times removed via William Lord

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Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

4th cousin 3 times removed via Ebenezer Goddard

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

5th cousin 1 time removed via Jedediah Dewey Jr.

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 1 time removed via Simon Stone Jr.

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John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via William Sawyer

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

5th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Brigham

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Hyde

Nathaniel Currier

Lithographer (Currier & Ives)

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Hoyt

Henry Wells

Co-Founder of American Express and Wells Fargo and Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via Martyn Kellogg

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

5th cousin 3 times removed via Abraham Morton

Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

5th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William Cope

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

6th cousin via Samuel Sawyer

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

6th cousin via William Goddard

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Goddard

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Sawyer

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via David Ashley

W. K. Kellogg

Founder of the Kellogg Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via Martyn Kellogg

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

6th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Hyde

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George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via Roger Eastman

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 1 time removed via David Ashley

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Whipple

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Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine

6th cousin 1 time removed via Simon Stone

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

6th cousin 2 times removed via Sarah Clark

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Lord

Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Hyde

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

6th cousin 2 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lord

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

6th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Thurston

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Ashley

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Gallop

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Sarah Clark

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via Jedediah Dewey

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

6th cousin 3 times removed via Sarah Clark

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

6th cousin 5 times removed via Simon Stone Jr.

Chester Arthur

21st U.S. President

7th cousin via John Hoyt

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

7th cousin via John Whipple

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

7th cousin via Samuel Hyde

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Laura Ingalls-Wilder

Author of Little House on the Prairie

7th cousin via John Emery Jr.

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

7th cousin via Martyn Kellogg

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin via Martyn Kellogg

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin via Martyn Kellogg

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

7th cousin via Thomas Dewey

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

7th cousin via William Lord

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

7th cousin via Thomas Dewey

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin via William Lord

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

7th cousin 1 time removed via George Carr

Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Pike

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

7th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Hyde

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Lord

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Lord

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Lord

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Gallop

Earl Tupper

Inventor and Founder of Tupperware

7th cousin 1 time removed via Roger Eastman

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John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Emery Jr.

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Gallop

L. Frank Baum

Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Lord

Louis Comfort Tiffany

American Stained Glass Artist

7th cousin 1 time removed via Wolstone Childe

Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Ashley

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Emery

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Lord

John Wayne

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Martyn Kellogg

Dick Cheney

46th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Hoyt

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

7th cousin 2 times removed via David Ashley

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Joy

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.

Roy Rogers

Cowboy movie actor and singer

7th cousin 2 times removed via Frances

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

7th cousin 2 times removed via Martyn Kellogg

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Frances

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Hyde

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Dewey Jr.

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Thurston

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

7th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Hyde

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Hyde

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed via Martyn Kellogg

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Emery Jr.

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Dewey

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Dewey

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Dewey

Bill Paxton

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Frances

Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Jacob Moore

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 3 times removed via William Sawyer

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Frances

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

7th cousin 3 times removed via Roger Eastman

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

7th cousin 4 times removed via Martyn Kellogg

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Simon Stone

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Brigham

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Martyn Kellogg

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Pitts

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin via Henry Glover

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

8th cousin via Matthew Whipple

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

8th cousin via William Hyde

George Gallup

Inventor of the Gallup Poll

8th cousin via John Gallop

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin via Robert Moulton

Buckminster Fuller

Author, Architect, and Inventor

8th cousin via William Hyde

Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

8th cousin via William Hyde

Burl Ives

Singer and Actor

8th cousin via John Emery

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Gallop

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

8th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Glover

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Gallop

Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Ashley

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Gallop

Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Cope

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

8th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Whipple

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Thurston

Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

8th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Ashley

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Gallop

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

8th cousin 2 times removed via David Stone

Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Matthew Whipple

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Hyde

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

8th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Gallop

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Lord

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Wolstone Childe

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Lord

Edward Norton

Movie Actor

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Hyde

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Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

8th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

8th cousin 5 times removed via Wolstone Childe

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

8th cousin 5 times removed via David Stone

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

9th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Loker alias Riddlesdale

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

9th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

9th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Cope

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

10th cousin via Edward Frost

Albert G. Spalding

Co-Founder of Spalding Sporting Goods Co.

10th cousin via Edward Frost

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

10th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Frost

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Frost

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

10th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Frost

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Frost

George Washington

1st U.S. President

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Spencer

Kim Kardashian

TV Personality

10th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Frost

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

11th cousin via Sir William Cope

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

11th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Cope

George Romney

43rd Governor of Michigan

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Cope

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

11th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Cope

Britney Spears

Singer, Entertainer

11th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Cope

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

13th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Spencer

General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

13th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Spencer