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Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon


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William White

Mayflower Passenger

10th great-grandfather

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

3rd cousin 6 times removed via Jedediah Strong

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

4th cousin 5 times removed via Samuel Bliss

Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

4th cousin 6 times removed via John Webster

William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 7 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Bliss

Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

5th cousin 5 times removed via Robert Fletcher

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

5th cousin 5 times removed via John Strong

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

5th cousin 5 times removed via Jonathan Gillett

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

5th cousin 5 times removed via Sarah Heath

Lucy (Webb) Hayes

First Lady of President Rutherford B. Hayes

6th cousin 3 times removed via Jedediah Strong

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Bliss

Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Bliss

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Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

John Wellborn Root

1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition Architect

6th cousin 4 times removed via William Carpenter

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Leonard

Constance Fenimore Woolson

Victorian Novelist and Poet

6th cousin 4 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Ford

Henry Wells

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

6th cousin 5 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Dr. Hawley H. Crippen

Murderer in Erik Larson's “Thunderstruck”

7th cousin 2 times removed via Jedediah Strong

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via William Carpenter

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

7th cousin 3 times removed via William Carpenter

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

7th cousin 3 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Webster

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Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Webster

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Frederick Upton

Co-Founder of Whirlpool Corporation

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

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Lillian Gish

Stage, TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Strong

Howard Hawks

Movie Director

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Leonard

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Levi K. Fuller

44th Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 3 times removed via William Carpenter

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Webster

Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

7th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

7th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin 4 times removed via William Deane of Chard

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

8th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Bliss

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George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Obadiah Wheeler Jr.

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

8th cousin 1 time removed via Obadiah Wheeler Jr.

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Resolved White

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

8th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Leonard

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fashion Designer

8th cousin 2 times removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

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Henry Luce

Co-Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Leonard

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

8th cousin 2 times removed via George Alexander

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Lowell Thomas

Radio and TV Commentator

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Strong

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

8th cousin 3 times removed via Elizabeth Charde

Erle Stanley Gardner

Author of the Perry Mason series

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

9th cousin via Jedediah Strong

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

9th cousin via Samuel Bliss

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

9th cousin via Obadiah Wheeler Jr.

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Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin via William Carpenter

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin via Samuel Bliss

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

9th cousin via Samuel Bliss

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin via John Strong Jr.

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

9th cousin via Obadiah Wheeler Jr.

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Gillett

John Wayne

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

9th cousin 1 time removed via Jedediah Strong

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

9th cousin 1 time removed via Jedediah Strong

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

9th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

9th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Gillett

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Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Jedediah Strong

Anderson Cooper

Television Journalist

9th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Leonard

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

Oliver Platt

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Jedediah Strong

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Carpenter

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Leonard

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

9th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

10th cousin via William Carpenter

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

10th cousin via John Leonard

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin via John Leonard

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

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Glenn Close

Movie, Television, and Stage Actress

10th cousin via John Strong

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

10th cousin via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Mike Huckabee

44th Governor of Arkansas

10th cousin via Dr. Henry Woodward

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Sarah Caldwell

1st Female Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera

10th cousin via John Strong

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James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin via John Webster

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

10th cousin via John Leonard

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

10th cousin via Dr. Henry Woodward

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin via Thomas Bliss

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Carpenter

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Brooke Shields

Movie Actress and Model

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Strong

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Bliss

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

10th cousin 1 time removed via William Carpenter

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Leonard

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Webster

George Kennedy

Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

10th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Ford

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via John Webster

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Resolved White

Amy Adams

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Dr. Henry Woodward

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

10th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Fletcher

Edward Snowden

Ex-CIA / NSA Whistleblower

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Leonard

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bliss

Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin via Thomas Ford

Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin via Thomas Ford

Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

11th cousin via Thomas Ford

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

11th cousin via Thomas Ford