Cokie Roberts

Famous Kin of
Cokie Roberts

Author and TV Journalist


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William Brewster

Mayflower Passenger

11th great-grandfather

Roger le Bigod

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

Henry de Bohun

Magna Carta Surety

23rd great-grandfather

Robert Fitz Walter

Magna Carta Surety

24th great-grandfather

William the Conqueror

King of England

27th great-grandfather

King Robert I

King of France

30th great-grandfather

Alfred the Great

King of the Anglo-Saxons

33rd great-grandfather

Charlemagne

King of the Franks

35th great-grandfather

William C. C. Claiborne

1st Governor of Louisiana

3rd great-granduncle via William Claiborne

King Henry VIII

King of England

3rd cousin 13 times removed via Sir John Beauchamp

Liz Claiborne

Fashion Designer and Founder of Liz Claiborne Inc.

4th cousin 1 time removed via William Claiborne

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Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Led Black Ships Expedition to Japan

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Mulford

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Oliver Hazard Perry

Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Mulford

Deborah Samson

Female Revolutionary War Veteran

4th cousin 7 times removed via William Wetherell

Edmund Sears

Boston Tea Party Participant

4th cousin 8 times removed via William Brewster

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Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

5th cousin 7 times removed via William Brewster

Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

6th cousin 4 times removed via Daniel Wetherell

John Batterson Stetson

Inventor of the Cowboy Hat

6th cousin 5 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

6th cousin 5 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 5 times removed via Flint

Thomas Waldo Story

English/American Sculptor

6th cousin 5 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Robert Catesby

Leader of Gunpowder Plot

6th cousin 9 times removed via Sir Oliver St. John

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Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Burr Harrison

Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

7th cousin 4 times removed via Flint

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

7th cousin 4 times removed via Flint

Jacob Dolson Cox

28th Governor of Ohio

7th cousin 4 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin 5 times removed via William Brewster

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Anne Boleyn

2nd Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 14 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Jane Seymour

3rd Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 14 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Catherine Howard

5th Wife of King Henry VIII

7th cousin 14 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

8th cousin 1 time removed via Col. John Flint

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Daniel Wetherell

Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

8th cousin 3 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 3 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Kenyon Cox

Painter and Illustrator

8th cousin 3 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

8th cousin 4 times removed via William Brewster

Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Pickett

Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via John Pickett

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Movie, Television and Stage Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Green

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed via Daniel Wetherell

Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Green

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Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 2 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

9th cousin 2 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Allyn Cox

Muralist

9th cousin 2 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

9th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Green

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Merrill C. Meigs

Publisher, Chicago Herald & Examiner

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Owen Brewster

54th Governor of Maine

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Richard Gere

Movie Actor

10th cousin via Daniel Wetherell

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

10th cousin via John Pickett

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Brewster

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Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Brewster

Ashley Judd

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Brewster

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Brewster

Richard Hatch

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Brewster

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

11th cousin via Jonathan Brewster

Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer

11th cousin via Jonathan Brewster

Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

11th cousin via Jonathan Brewster

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Frank Lloyd Wright

American Architect

11th cousin 1 time removed via John Eliot of Bishop Stortford, Herts

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Andrew Shue

TV Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Annie Proulx

Novelist and Short Story Writer

11th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John St. John

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

11th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John St. John

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Edmund Waller

English Poet and Politician

11th cousin 10 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

12th cousin via Sir John St. John

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

12th cousin via William Brewster

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin via William Brewster

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

12th cousin via William Brewster

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Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John St. John

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Princess Diana

Princess of Wales

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John St. John

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John St. John

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Camilla Parker Bowles

Duchess of Cornwall

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John St. John

Anne Baxter

Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed via John Eliot of Bishop Stortford, Herts

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

12th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Jake Gyllenhaal

Movie Actor

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John St. John

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John St. John

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

12th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

12th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Prince William

Duke of Cambridge

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John St. John

Prince Harry

Duke of Sussex

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John St. John

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Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John St. John

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Kit Harington

TV Actor - “Game of Thrones”

12th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John St. John

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J.P. Morgan

American Banker and Art Collector

12th cousin 3 times removed via Nicholas Griffin

King Leka I

King of the Albanians

13th cousin via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

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Bette Davis

Movie Actress

13th cousin via Sir John St. John

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John Kerry

68th U.S. Secretary of State

13th cousin via Sir John St. John

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

13th cousin 1 time removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

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Orson Bean

TV Actor

13th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John St. John

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

13th cousin 2 times removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

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J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

13th cousin 2 times removed via Nicholas Griffin

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John St. John

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

13th cousin 2 times removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

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Olivia De Havilland

Movie Actress

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Oliver St. John

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Joan Fontaine

Movie Actress

13th cousin 2 times removed via Sir Oliver St. John

Zac Efron

Movie Actor

13th cousin 2 times removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

13th cousin 2 times removed via William Eliot of Cottered, Herts

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Lt. Gen. James Brudenell

Leader of the “Charge of the Light Brigade”

13th cousin 3 times removed via Sir John Beauchamp

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Caesar Rodney

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

13th cousin 8 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

Richard More

Mayflower Passenger

13th cousin 8 times removed via Sir Henry de Hastings

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George Clinton

4th U.S. Vice President

13th cousin 8 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

14th cousin 1 time removed via Nicholas Griffin

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George Washington

1st U.S. President

14th cousin 7 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Thomas Nelson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 7 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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DeWitt Clinton

6th Governor of New York

14th cousin 7 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

15th cousin via Nicholas Griffin

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John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

15th cousin via Nicholas Griffin

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James Russell Lowell

American “Fireside” Poet

15th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Beauchamp

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

15th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 6 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Beauchamp

Alan Turing

WWII Codebreaker of Nazi Enigma Machine

16th cousin 1 time removed via Sir John Beauchamp

Guy Ritchie

British Filmmaker

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Beauchamp

Hugh Grant

Movie Actor

16th cousin 2 times removed via Sir John Beauchamp

Cara Delevingne

Fashion Model and Movie Actress

16th cousin 4 times removed via Sir John Beauchamp

James Madison

4th U.S. President

16th cousin 5 times removed via Sir Walter de Beauchamp

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Francis Scott Key

Author of “The Star Spangled Banner”

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Charles Darwin

Theory of Evolution

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Horace Gray

U.S. Supreme Court Justice

17th cousin 4 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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John D. Rockefeller

Founder of the Standard Oil Company

18th cousin 2 times removed via John de la Warre

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Edith (Bolling) Wilson

First Lady of President Woodrow Wilson

18th cousin 2 times removed via John de la Warre

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Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

General Douglas MacArthur

U.S. Army - World War II

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Walter de Beauchamp

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Hetty Green

“The Witch of Wall Street”

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

Jack London

Author of “The Call of the Wild”

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir Walter de Beauchamp

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Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

18th cousin 3 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

19th cousin 1 time removed via John de la Warre

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General George S. Patton

U.S. Army - World War II

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Louis Auchincloss

Author

19th cousin 2 times removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Boteler

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Boteler

Adlai Stevenson II

31st Governor of Illinois

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Walter de Beauchamp

Randolph Scott

Movie Actor

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Walter de Beauchamp

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Thomas Hunt Morgan

Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Boteler

C. W. Post

Founder of Post Cereals

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Henry de Hastings

General George C. Marshall

Author of “The Marshall Plan”

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir Walter de Beauchamp

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Tilda Swinton

Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed via Sir William de Boteler

Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

21st cousin via Sir Henry de Hastings

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

21st cousin via Sir William de Boteler

Ken Burns

Documentary Filmmaker

21st cousin via Sir William de Boteler

Marjorie Post

Founder of General Foods

21st cousin via Sir Henry de Hastings

John McCain

U.S. Senator from Arizona

21st cousin via Sir William de Boteler

Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin via Sir William de Boteler

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

21st cousin via Sir Walter de Beauchamp

Story Musgrave

NASA Astronaut

21st cousin via Sir William de Boteler

Linda Hunt

TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin via Sir William de Boteler


Cokie Roberts photo by NARA