Famous Kin of
William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble


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William Bradford

Mayflower Passenger and Governor of Plymouth Colony

6th great-grandfather

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Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

2nd cousin 3 times removed via John Webster

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Richard Treat

Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

4th cousin 3 times removed via Allen Perley

Chester Arthur

21st U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via Aquila Chase

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John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Clough

Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

5th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Cobb

Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

5th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Merrill

Salmon P. Chase

Sec. of Treasury and Namesake of JP Morgan Chase

5th cousin 2 times removed via Aquila Chase

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Nathaniel Currier

Lithographer (Currier & Ives)

5th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Merrill

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin

British Royal Navy

5th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Steele

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

5th cousin 4 times removed via Daniel Dunham

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James Garfield

20th U.S. President

6th cousin via David Wheeler

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

6th cousin via Daniel Merrill

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin via William Bradford Jr.

George Eastman

Founder of Eastman Kodak Company

6th cousin via William Bradford Jr.

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Clough

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

Lewis Henry Morgan

Pioneering Anthropologist

6th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Treat

Mary Lyon

Founder of Mount Holyoke College

6th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Treat

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 1 time removed via William Bradford Jr.

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Hale Jr.

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via David Wheeler

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Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Webster

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John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

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Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

6th cousin 3 times removed via Daniel Merrill

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

Sally Field

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

Grace Slick

Singer, Songwriter - Jefferson Airplane

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Hale Jr.

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Bradford Jr.

Thomas Edison

Inventor

7th cousin via Richard Treat

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Astronomer and Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin via Richard Treat

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

7th cousin via Alice Carpenter

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

7th cousin via Richard Treat

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

7th cousin via John Webster

Samuel Colt

Inventor of the Colt Revolver

7th cousin via John Webster

William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

7th cousin via Thomas Richards

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Charles Curtis

31st U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin via Andrew Warner

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Allen Perley

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Alice Carpenter

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Dunham

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Vincent Price

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via Aquila Chase

Eliphalet Remington

Founder of Remington Arms Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somersetshire

Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somersetshire

Cole Porter

American Composer and Songwriter

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Treat

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Richards

Rear Admiral William Folger

United States Navy

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Treat

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Dunham

Rowland H. Macy

Founder of Macy's

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Susanna

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Alice Carpenter

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Aquila Chase

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed via Andrew Warner

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Dunham

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richards

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Steele

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Treat

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Hutchinson

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Cobb

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Susanna

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Hutchinson

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Alice Carpenter

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Cobb

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Richards

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

7th cousin 3 times removed via Susanna

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Mygate

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 3 times removed via Nathaniel Merrill

Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Webster

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

7th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Treat

Duane Eddy

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Dunham

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Dunham

Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Webster

Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

7th cousin 4 times removed via Susanna

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Richards

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Cobb

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

7th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Hutchinson

Viggo Mortensen

Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Steele

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Treat

Alexandra Breckenridge

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Treat

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Dunham

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

8th cousin via Richard Kimball Jr.

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Talcott Jr.

Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Talcott Jr.

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Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Talcott Jr.

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Talcott Jr.

Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Warner

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

8th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Kimball Jr.

Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

8th cousin 4 times removed via Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somersetshire

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 4 times removed via John Warner

Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

8th cousin 4 times removed via Alexander Carpenter of Wrington, Somersetshire

Amy Poehler

Actress and Comedienne

8th cousin 5 times removed via Richard Kimball Jr.