Gene Roddenberry

Famous Kin of
Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek


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Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

2nd cousin 2 times removed via James Morrison

William Ellery

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Peter Tallman

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

4th cousin 2 times removed via Francis Bourn

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 7 times removed via Henry Sherman

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Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

5th cousin 3 times removed via William Chase Jr.

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

5th cousin 4 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 4 times removed via Philip Sherman

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

5th cousin 4 times removed via Peter Tallman

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Robert Wheaton

Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

6th cousin 3 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

6th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Bowen

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

6th cousin 3 times removed via Philip Sherman

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Philip Sherman

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

6th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Sherman

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William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

7th cousin 1 time removed via William Chase Jr.

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Tripp

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin via William Chase Jr.

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

8th cousin via John Dix

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

8th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Tallman

Warren G. Harding

29th U.S. President

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Tripp

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Tallman

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Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

8th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Stearns

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Chase Jr.

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Dix

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

General William Tecumseh Sherman

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Samuel Ward King

15th Governor of Rhode Island

8th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Sherman

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

9th cousin via Isaac Stearns

King Leka I

King of the Albanians

9th cousin via Isaac Stearns

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin via Philip Sherman

Marie Osmond

Singer, Actress and Doll Designer

9th cousin via William Manning

Donny Osmond

Singer, Actor and Dancer

9th cousin via William Manning

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Tallman

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

9th cousin 1 time removed via Philip Sherman

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Stearns

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Peter Tallman

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via Isaac Stearns

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

9th cousin 2 times removed via Philip Sherman

Liv Tyler

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Billie Jean King

Pro-Tennis Champion

9th cousin 2 times removed via Isaac Stearns

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

9th cousin 3 times removed via John Lawrence

Frank Nelson Doubleday

Founder of Doubleday & Co.

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

9th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Sherman

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

11th cousin via Henry Sherman

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Author of Tarzan and John Carter

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

11th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

11th cousin 1 time removed via John Lawrence

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

12th cousin via Henry Sherman

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Sherman

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

12th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

12th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Sherman

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin 3 times removed via John Lawrence


Gene Roddenberry photo by NASA on the Commons (Public Domain)