Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Famous Kin of
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet


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Henry Samson

Mayflower Passenger

4th great-grandfather

John Alden

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-grandfather

John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-grandfather

Richard Warren

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-grandfather

William Brewster

Mayflower Passenger

6th great-grandfather

John Tilley

Mayflower Passenger

6th great-grandfather

Capt. John Alden

Accused of Witchcraft, Salem 1692

4th great-granduncle via John Alden

Rufus King

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

1st cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Bragdon III

John Trumbull

American Painter

2nd cousin 2 times removed via Rev. Ichabod Wiswall

Josiah Bartlett

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 3 times removed via John Webster Jr.

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

3rd cousin 2 times removed via John Gorham

John Adams

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

3rd cousin 3 times removed via John Alden

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

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

3rd cousin 3 times removed via John Howland

Franklin Pierce

14th U.S. President

4th cousin 1 time removed via John Webster Jr.

Sir Robert Laird Borden

8th Prime Minister of Canada

4th cousin 1 time removed via Joseph Lathrop

Benedict Arnold

Traitor of the American Revolution

4th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. John Lathrop

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Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

4th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Banks

John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Helen Keller

Author and Activist

4th cousin 2 times removed via William Longfellow

Deborah Samson

Female Revolutionary War Veteran

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Alden

Edmund Sears

Boston Tea Party Participant

4th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

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Owen Brewster

54th Governor of Maine

4th cousin 3 times removed via John Wadsworth

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

4th cousin 4 times removed via Stephen Samson

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Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

4th cousin 4 times removed via William Longfellow

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

4th cousin 4 times removed via Stephen Samson