John Greenleaf Whittier

Famous Kin of
John Greenleaf Whittier

American “Fireside” Poet


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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Whittier

Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex, TV Actress

3rd cousin 7 times removed via Thomas Whittier

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin via Judith Greenleaf

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

4th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Barnard

Elbridge Gerry

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Greenleaf

Nathaniel Currier

Lithographer (Currier & Ives)

4th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Barnard

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

4th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin

British Royal Navy

4th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

Herman Melville

Author of Moby Dick

4th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Greenleaf

John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

4th cousin 2 times removed via Joseph Peasley

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

4th cousin 2 times removed via William Trask Jr.

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

4th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

4th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

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William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

4th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Barnard

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Stephen Greenleaf

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 5 times removed via Stephen Greenleaf

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 5 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

4th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

4th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Halle Berry

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 6 times removed via Nathaniel Piper

Nathaniel Philbrick

Author of In the Heart of the Sea

4th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

4th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin Jr.

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

4th cousin 6 times removed via Thomas Barnard

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Amy Poehler

Actress and Comedienne

4th cousin 8 times removed via Thomas Barnard

Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

5th cousin via John Rolfe

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Rowland H. Macy

Founder of Macy's

5th cousin via James Myrick

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

5th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

5th cousin 1 time removed via William Trask

Rear Admiral William Folger

United States Navy

5th cousin 1 time removed via Tristam Coffin

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

5th cousin 2 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

5th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

5th cousin 3 times removed via Tristam Coffin

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via William Trask

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

5th cousin 4 times removed via Tristam Coffin

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

5th cousin 4 times removed via John Rolfe

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 5 times removed via William Trask

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed via Tristam Coffin

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

5th cousin 5 times removed via Tristam Coffin

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

5th cousin 6 times removed via Tristam Coffin

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

5th cousin 6 times removed via John Rolfe