Sam Walter Foss

Famous Kin of
Sam Walter Foss

American Poet


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Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

3rd cousin 2 times removed via Philip Cook Jr.

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Dr. H. H. Holmes

Serial Killer aka “Devil in the White City”

4th cousin via Josiah Batchelder

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Meghan Markle

Duchess of Sussex, TV Actress

4th cousin 4 times removed via Benjamin Smith

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Eugene Foss

45th Governor of Massachusetts

5th cousin 1 time removed via John Foss of Rye, New Hampshire

John Sargent Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via John Clough

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Robert Frost

Poet and Playwright

6th cousin via Philip Brown

Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

6th cousin 1 time removed via John Clough

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

6th cousin 1 time removed via Christopher Hussey

Louis L'Amour

Western Author

6th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Bachiler Jr.

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

6th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Bachiler Jr.

William Robbins Barnes

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

7th cousin via John Clough

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Christopher Hussey

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via Nathaniel Weare

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

7th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Brown

James Dean

Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Christopher Hussey

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Christopher Hussey

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 3 times removed via Roger Shaw

Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Clough

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Christopher Hussey

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Scott Foley

TV, Stage and Movie Actor

7th cousin 3 times removed via Robert Page

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Nathaniel Philbrick

Author of In the Heart of the Sea

7th cousin 4 times removed via Roger Shaw

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Kelsey Grammer

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Page

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

8th cousin via Nathaniel Weare

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

8th cousin 1 time removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Nathaniel Weare

Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

8th cousin 3 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

8th cousin 4 times removed via Rev. Stephen Bachiler