Cokie Roberts

Famous Kin of
Cokie Roberts

Author and TV Journalist


Click on the names below to see their relationship charts

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

More connections >>

Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Led Black Ships Expedition to Japan

4th cousin 4 times removed via Elizabeth Mulford

More connections >>

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

More connections >>

Edwin D. Morgan

21st Governor of New York

5th cousin 6 times removed via Jonathan Brewster

More connections >>

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

More connections >>

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

More connections >>

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


Cokie Roberts photo by NARA