Elias Howe

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Elias Howe

Inventor, Lockstitch Sewing Machine


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Samuel Howard

Boston Tea Party Participant

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Richardson Jr.

John Adams

2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Bass

Timothy Leatherman

Founder of Leatherman Tools

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Jezaniah Howe

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Bass

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Bemis

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Richardson Jr.

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Bemis

George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

4th cousin 5 times removed via Nathaniel Richardson Jr.

Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

4th cousin 5 times removed via Nathaniel Richardson Jr.

Samuel F. B. Morse

Painter and Co-Inventor of Morse Code

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Woods

Eli Whitney

Inventor of the Cotton Gin

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Bemis

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Howe

Sir Benjamin Thompson

Physicist and Inventor, aka Count Rumford

5th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richardson

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Ben Affleck

Movie Actor

5th cousin 4 times removed via Nathaniel Richardson

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

6th cousin via William Ward

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

6th cousin via Simon Stone

Emily Dickinson

American Poet

6th cousin via William Ward

Julius Sterling Morton

Founder of Arbor Day

6th cousin via Simon Stone

Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Richardson

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Johnny Appleseed

aka John Chapman

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Richardson

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

6th cousin 1 time removed via Francis Kendall

Joy Morton

Founder of Morton Salt Company

6th cousin 1 time removed via Simon Stone

Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Woods

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Howe

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Bemis

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Howe

Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Woods

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Bill Nye

TV's The Science Guy

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Ward

Robert H. Goddard

Inventor of First Liquid-propelled Rocket

6th cousin 2 times removed via Simon Stone

Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

6th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Bass

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Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Read

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Bass

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

6th cousin 3 times removed via William Read

Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Bass

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

6th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Bass

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Howe

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Steve Young

Football Hall of Fame Quarterback

6th cousin 4 times removed via John Howe

Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Richardson Jr.

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Richardson Jr.

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Brian Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Ward

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Dennis Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Ward

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Carl Wilson

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Ward

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Mike Love

Co-Founder of The Beach Boys

6th cousin 5 times removed via William Ward

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Mark Wahlberg

Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Read

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Donnie Wahlberg

Singer and Movie Actor

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Read

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Kevin Love

NBA All-Star Player

6th cousin 6 times removed via William Ward

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

6th cousin 6 times removed via Simon Stone

John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

6th cousin 6 times removed via Samuel Bass

Roger Nash Baldwin

Co-Founder of the ACLU

7th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Richardson

Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

7th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

7th cousin 3 times removed via David Stone

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Richardson

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

7th cousin 6 times removed via David Stone