Zac Efron

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Zac Efron

Movie Actor


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John Alden

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

Thomas Rogers

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

Capt. John Alden

Accused of Witchcraft, Salem 1692

9th great-granduncle via John Alden

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Joseph Glidden

Inventor of Barbed Wire

2nd cousin 6 times removed via Jonathan Glidden

Elisha Otis

Founder of the Otis Elevator Company

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Joseph Otis

John Trumbull

American Painter

3rd cousin 7 times removed via William Pabodie

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

3rd cousin 7 times removed via John Otis Jr.

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John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 8 times removed via John Alden

Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

3rd cousin 8 times removed via Jonathan Gilbert

Francis Harrington Glidden

Co-Founder of Glidden Company

4th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Glidden

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John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 6 times removed via Nicholas Jacob

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

4th cousin 6 times removed via John Loomis

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 7 times removed via John Alden

Return J. Meigs, Jr.

4th Governor of Ohio

4th cousin 7 times removed via John Crow

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 8 times removed via Robert White

Samuel Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 9 times removed via Henry Squire

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Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

5th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Throope Jr.

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

5th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Richmond

Wild Bill Hickok

Gunfighter and Lawman

5th cousin 4 times removed via Joanna Gay

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Rogers Jr.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 5 times removed via William Pabodie

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Wash Loomis

Leader of the Loomis Gang

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Loomis

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Stanton

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Millard Fillmore

13th U.S. President

5th cousin 6 times removed via Sampson Shore

Amos Lincoln

Boston Tea Party Participant

5th cousin 6 times removed via Edward Gilman

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 6 times removed via Edward Gilman

William Cullen Bryant

American “Fireside” Poet

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Alden

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James Youngs Smith

29th Governor of Rhode Island

5th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Stanton

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

5th cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Lord

David McCullough

Historian, Author and TV Narrator

6th cousin 2 times removed via Daniel Loomis

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

6th cousin 3 times removed via Edward Richmond

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Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Loomis

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Stanton

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

6th cousin 5 times removed via John Alden

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Loomis

L. Frank Baum

Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Stanton

Henry Wells

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

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Loomis

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Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Buell

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 5 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Levi Lincoln

13th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 5 times removed via Edward Gilman

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Phelps

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bliss

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 6 times removed via Bennett Eliot

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Comstock Jr.

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Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Cushing

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Otis Jr.

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Otis Jr.

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Otis Jr.

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Chapman

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Otis Jr.

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Loomis

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin 3 times removed via William Pabodie

Abraham Lincoln

16th U.S. President

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Gilman

Salmon P. Chase

Sec. of Treasury and Namesake of JP Morgan Chase

7th cousin 4 times removed via Edward Gilman

William Sprague

27th Governor of Rhode Island

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Alden

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Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 4 times removed via John White

John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 4 times removed via Timothy Phelps

Lee B. Loomis

Founder of Loomis Armored Car Service

7th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Loomis

Judson Harmon

45th Governor of Ohio

7th cousin 4 times removed via Joseph Loomis

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Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

7th cousin 5 times removed via Robert White

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Lord

Howard Hawks

Movie Director

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Welles

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Lord

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin 5 times removed via Bennett Eliot

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

7th cousin 5 times removed via Robert White

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Richmond

David Carradine

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Richmond

Ed Helms

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Matthew Griswold

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Griswold

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Loomis

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

8th cousin 2 times removed via Roger Billings Jr.

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Pabodie

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Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Nicholas Jacob

Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Pabodie

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Otis Jr.

Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Otis Jr.

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Story Musgrave

NASA Astronaut

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Loring

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Buell

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 3 times removed via John White

Emily Post

American Author on Etiquette

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

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Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Timothy Phelps

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

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Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

8th cousin 3 times removed via William Buell

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 4 times removed via Aquila Purchase

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

8th cousin 4 times removed via Robert White

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Lord

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Lord

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

8th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Lord

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Squire

William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

8th cousin 7 times removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin via Joanna Gay

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

9th cousin via John Rogers Jr.

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David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin via John Rogers Jr.

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

9th cousin via Rev. Samuel Mann

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Joanna Gay

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Loomis

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Nicholas Jacob

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Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Rogers

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

9th cousin 1 time removed via Joanna Gay

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Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Ware

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Loring Jr.

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Otis Jr.

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Peter Fonda

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Nicholas Jacob

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

9th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Gilman

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Willey

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

9th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Griswold

Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

9th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Gilman

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

9th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Loomis

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Matt Damon

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Hosford

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 2 times removed via Timothy Phelps

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 2 times removed via Timothy Phelps

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

9th cousin 2 times removed via Timothy Phelps

Marie Osmond

Singer, Actress and Doll Designer

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Crow

Donny Osmond

Singer, Actor and Dancer

9th cousin 2 times removed via John Crow

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Stanton

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Stanton

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Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Loomis

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Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via Timothy Phelps

John Wayne

Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Lord

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Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Burt Reynolds

Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Gilbert

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

9th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Squire

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

10th cousin via John Loomis

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin via William Pabodie

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Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

10th cousin via John Loomis

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin via John Loomis

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

10th cousin via Nathaniel Thomas Jr.

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

10th cousin via Thomas Loring

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Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

10th cousin via Nicholas Jacob

Slim Pickens

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin via William Comstock

Dick Van Dyke

TV Actor - “The Dick Van Dyke Show”

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

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Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Crow

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Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Griswold

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Griswold

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Stanton

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Loomis

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Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Pabodie

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Buell

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Gilman

George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Gilman

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Alden

Burl Ives

Singer and Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Gilman

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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King Leka I

King of the Albanians

10th cousin 2 times removed via Bennett Eliot

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Richard Hatch

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

10th cousin 3 times removed via Oliver Purchase

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

10th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Squire

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

11th cousin via William Buell

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Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

11th cousin via William Buell

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Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin via William Buell

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Amy Adams

Movie Actress

11th cousin via Joseph Loomis

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

11th cousin via John Alden

Don Winslow

Author and Screenwriter

11th cousin via Thomas Rogers

Kristine Rolofson

Harlequin Novelist

11th cousin via Thomas Rogers

Sally Field

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Gilman

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Welles

Keri Russell

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Gilman

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Welles

Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin 1 time removed via John White

Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Gilbert

Lee Remick

Movie Actress

11th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hull

Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

11th cousin 2 times removed via John White

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin via Bennett Eliot

Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

12th cousin 3 times removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

Liz Claiborne

Fashion Designer and Founder of Liz Claiborne Inc.

12th cousin 3 times removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

Anne Baxter

Movie Actress

14th cousin 1 time removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts


Zac Efron photo by Ivo Duran (CC BY 2.0)