Nathaniel Philbrick

Famous Kin of
Nathaniel Philbrick

Author of In the Heart of the Sea


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Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

4th cousin 5 times removed via Daniel Warren

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 6 times removed via Judith Greenleaf

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John Greenleaf Whittier

American “Fireside” Poet

4th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 7 times removed via Edmund Greenleaf

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 7 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

4th cousin 7 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin

British Royal Navy

4th cousin 7 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Sanborn

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Warren

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Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

6th cousin 4 times removed via Judith Greenleaf

Cadwallader Washburn

Co-founder of General Mills and 11th Governor of Wisconsin

6th cousin 4 times removed via Ellis Barron

Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

6th cousin 4 times removed via Ellis Barron

Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 4 times removed via Ellis Barron

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

6th cousin 5 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Mark Twain

Author of Tom Sawyer

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Partridge

Rear Admiral William Folger

United States Navy

6th cousin 5 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

6th cousin 5 times removed via Edmund Greenleaf

Rowland H. Macy

Founder of Macy's

6th cousin 5 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

6th cousin 6 times removed via Peter Coffin

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Warren

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

7th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin 3 times removed via James Philbrick

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

7th cousin 3 times removed via James Philbrick

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Warren

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

7th cousin 4 times removed via Tristam Coffin


Nathaniel Philbrick photo by Nathaniel Philbrick (CC BY-SA 3.0)