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

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

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

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

7th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

7th cousin 5 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Warren

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin 2 times removed via Ellis Barron

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Warren

Louis L'Amour

Western Author

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Sanborn

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

8th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

8th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

9th cousin via John Sanborn

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin via John Sanborn

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Warren

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Warren

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Warren

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Warren

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Warren

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Daniel Warren

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Philbrick

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

9th cousin 2 times removed via Daniel Warren

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

9th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

9th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

10th cousin via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

10th cousin via John Warren

Hilary Swank

Movie Actress

10th cousin via James Philbrick

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Kelsey Grammer

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin via John Sanborn

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

10th cousin via John Warren

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Greenleaf

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Greenleaf

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Ellis Barron

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

10th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via Peter Coffin

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

10th cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin 3 times removed via John Warren

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin via Tristam Coffin

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin via Tristam Coffin

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

11th cousin via Tristam Coffin

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Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex, TV Actress

11th cousin via Roger Shaw

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

11th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Amy Poehler

Actress and Comedienne

11th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

James Dean

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 4 times removed via William Comyn

George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

16th cousin 4 times removed via William Comyn

DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

17th cousin 3 times removed via William Comyn

George Ross

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 3 times removed via William Comyn

Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

18th cousin 2 times removed via William Comyn

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

19th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

19th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

19th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

20th cousin via William Comyn

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

20th cousin via William Comyn

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

20th cousin via William Comyn

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

20th cousin via William Comyn

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

20th cousin via William Comyn

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

20th cousin via William Comyn

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

20th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

20th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

20th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

20th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

20th cousin 1 time removed via William Comyn


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