Master Surname Index




Melvil Dewey

Famous Kin of
Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System


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William Williams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Porter

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Lyman Hall

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Richard Lyman

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Ezra Cornell

Co-Founder of Cornell University,
Founder of Western Union

4th cousin 2 times removed via Ephraim Pierce

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Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

4th cousin 2 times removed via Francis Bourn

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Noah Webster

Published first American Dictionary

4th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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John Hancock

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

4th cousin 4 times removed via Anthony Eames

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Abraham Baldwin

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Increase Sumner

5th Governor of Massachusetts

4th cousin 4 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Susan B. Anthony

Women's Rights Advocate

5th cousin 1 time removed via Robert Wheaton

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

5th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Porter

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

5th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Porter

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President

5th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Porter

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Julia (Ward) Howe

Author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

5th cousin 1 time removed via Pardon Tillinghast

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Henry Lee Higginson

Founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

5th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Porter

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Alonzo B. Cornell

25th Governor of New York

5th cousin 1 time removed via Ephraim Pierce

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O. Henry

Short Story Writer

5th cousin 1 time removed via Samuel Porter

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Stephen A. Douglas

Participated in Lincoln-Douglas Debates

5th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Bullock

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Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

5th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Lyman

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

5th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Porter

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Nathan Hale

America's First Spy

5th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Ford

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Anthony Perkins

Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Porter

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William Sprague

14th Governor of Rhode Island

5th cousin 3 times removed via Anthony Eames

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Eliphalet Adams Bulkeley

Founder of Aetna Insurance

5th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Chapin

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Shirley Temple

Movie Actress

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

5th cousin 4 times removed via Samuel Porter

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Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

6th cousin via John Porter

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William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

6th cousin via Robert Wheaton

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John Brown

American Abolitionist

6th cousin via John Porter

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Admiral George Dewey

Admiral of the Navy

6th cousin via Josiah Dewey

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James Garfield

20th U.S. President

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Holbrook