William Lewis Herndon

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William Lewis Herndon

Captain of the ill fated S.S. Central America


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Ellen (Herndon) Arthur

Wife of President Chester A. Arthur

Daughter

Robert de Ros

Magna Carta Surety

18th great-grandfather

Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

1st cousin 20 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Waller

Catherine Parr

6th Wife of King Henry VIII

8th cousin 9 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Harington

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Francis Lightfoot Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

9th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Harington

Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

9th cousin 9 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

10th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Harington

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James Madison

4th U.S. President

10th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Harington

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Thomas Sim Lee

2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland

10th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William Harington

Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

10th cousin 8 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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General Robert E. Lee

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Harington

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Samuel Prescott

Completed Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Harington

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Edward Lloyd V

13th Governor of Maryland

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Harington

Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

11th cousin 10 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

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Fitzhugh Lee

40th Governor of Virginia

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Harington

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George Washington

1st U.S. President

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Boteler

Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

12th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Henry Lloyd

40th Governor of Maryland

13th cousin via Sir William Harington

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

13th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

13th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William Harington

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Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William Harington

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

13th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William Harington

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

13th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Harington

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

13th cousin 5 times removed via Sir William Harington

Barack Obama

44th U.S. President

13th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William Harington

Brad Pitt

Movie Actor

13th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William Harington

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

13th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William Harington

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

13th cousin 7 times removed via Sir William Harington

King Henry VIII

King of England

13th cousin 8 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

14th cousin via Sir John Boteler

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Jay Gould

American Railroad “Robber Baron”

14th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Boteler

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Boteler

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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General George C. Marshall

Author of “The Marshall Plan”

14th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Rev. George Burroughs

Executed for Witchcraft, Salem 1692

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Adlai Stevenson II

31st Governor of Illinois

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

14th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Boteler

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

14th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Matt Damon

Movie Actor

14th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Boteler

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Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

14th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

14th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John Boteler

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Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

14th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

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Edward Norton

Movie Actor

14th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

14th cousin 6 times removed via Sir John Boteler

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

14th cousin 6 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

14th cousin 7 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

14th cousin 7 times removed via Sir Nicholas Harington

Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

15th cousin via William le Boteler

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Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

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John Langdon

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

15th cousin 3 times removed via William le Boteler

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

15th cousin 3 times removed via William le Boteler

Christian Herter

59th Governor of Massachusetts

15th cousin 3 times removed via William le Boteler

George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

15th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Christopher Reeve

Movie Actor

15th cousin 4 times removed via William le Boteler

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

15th cousin 5 times removed via William le Boteler

Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

15th cousin 6 times removed via William le Boteler

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Jane (Appleton) Pierce

First Lady of President Franklin Pierce

16th cousin via Sir John de Harington

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Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

16th cousin via Sir John de Harington

Fletcher Christian

Leader of the mutiny on the Bounty

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

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Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John de Harington

Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

16th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John de Harington

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Richard More

Mayflower Passenger

16th cousin 5 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John de Harington

George Hamilton

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John de Harington

J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John de Harington

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir John de Harington

Ichabod Goodwin

27th Governor of New Hampshire

17th cousin via Sir William de Ros

William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

William Floyd

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

General James Longstreet

Confederate Army - U.S. Civil War

17th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Ellen Louise (Axson) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

17th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Judy Garland

Singer and Movie Actress

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

17th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Lee Harvey Oswald

Accused Assassin of President John F. Kennedy

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Elizabeth Montgomery

TV Actress - “Bewitched”

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Sandra Day O'Connor

First Female U.S. Supreme Court Justice

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Liza Minnelli

Singer and Actress

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Paget Brewster

TV Actress

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Ros

George Mason

Father of the U.S. Bill of Rights

18th cousin via Sir William de Ros

Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Marshall Field

Founder of Marshall Field & Co.

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

18th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Ros

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Admiral Richard Byrd

Polar Explorer

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Harry F. Byrd

50th Governor of Virginia

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Olivia De Havilland

Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Joan Fontaine

Movie Actress

18th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Philip Livingston

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

18th cousin 3 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Major John Pitcairn

British Commander at Battle of Lexington

18th cousin 3 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Ros

Roger Sherman

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

19th cousin 2 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Caleb Brewster

Member of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution

19th cousin 2 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

19th cousin 2 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Jonathan Swift

Author of Gulliver's Travels

19th cousin 2 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Carter Braxton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

19th cousin 2 times removed via Henry of Huntingdon

General Hugh Mercer

American Revolutionary War Hero

20th cousin 1 time removed via Henry of Huntingdon

Alexander Hamilton

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

21st cousin via Henry of Huntingdon

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

21st cousin via Henry of Huntingdon

Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

21st cousin via Henry of Huntingdon

J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

21st cousin via Henry of Huntingdon

Button Gwinnett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

21st cousin via Henry of Huntingdon

Charles Goldsborough

16th Governor of Maryland

21st cousin via Henry of Huntingdon