Merrill C. Meigs

Famous Kin of
Merrill C. Meigs

Publisher, Chicago Herald & Examiner


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Richard Warren

Mayflower Passenger

7th great-grandfather

Stephen Hopkins

Mayflower Passenger

7th great-grandfather

William Brewster

Mayflower Passenger

8th great-grandfather

James Chilton

Mayflower Passenger

8th great-grandfather

Edward Winslow

Mayflower Passenger

7th great-granduncle via Edward Winslow

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Edmund Sears

Boston Tea Party Participant

2nd cousin 5 times removed via John Freeman

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Robert Treat Paine

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

2nd cousin 5 times removed via Thomas Paine Jr.

Benedict Arnold

Traitor of the American Revolution

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Robert Waterman

Return J. Meigs, Jr.

4th Governor of Ohio

3rd cousin 4 times removed via John Meigs

Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene

American Revolution

3rd cousin 5 times removed via Edmund Freeman

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Levi Parsons Morton

22nd U.S. Vice-President

4th cousin 2 times removed via John Foster

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

4th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Waterman

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Commodore Matthew C. Perry

Led Black Ships Expedition to Japan

4th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Freeman

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Oliver Hazard Perry

Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812

4th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Freeman

Nicholas Gilman

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

4th cousin 4 times removed via John Winslow

Richard Warren Sears

Co-Founder of Sears, Roebuck, & Co.

5th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Mayo

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

5th cousin 3 times removed via William Wilcockson

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

5th cousin 3 times removed via Daniel Hall

Zachary Taylor

12th U.S. President

5th cousin 4 times removed via William Brewster

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 1 time removed via Anthony Snow

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William Rufus Day

36th U.S. Secretary of State

6th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Paine Jr.

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Eugene Foss

45th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 1 time removed via Andrew Clark

Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Winslow

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

Ulysses S. Grant

18th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Thomas

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John Batterson Stetson

Inventor of the Cowboy Hat

6th cousin 2 times removed via Cornet Robert Stetson

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Principal character of film Glory portrayed by Matthew Broderick

6th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Sturgis

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Gray

Henry David Thoreau

American Author and Poet

6th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

Ezra Cornell

Co-Founder of Cornell University,
Founder of Western Union

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin

6th cousin 2 times removed via John Meigs

Joseph Glidden

Inventor of Barbed Wire

6th cousin 2 times removed via William Wilcockson

Rowland H. Macy

Founder of Macy's

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Clark

James Youngs Smith

29th Governor of Rhode Island

6th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bourne

Howard Dean

79th Governor of Vermont

6th cousin 3 times removed via Joseph Paine

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Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Thomas

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

6th cousin 3 times removed via John Foster

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Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

7th cousin via John Foster

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Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

7th cousin via Hannah Sturgis

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Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

7th cousin via John Miller Jr.

James Garfield

20th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

J.P. Morgan, Jr.

American Banker and Philanthropist

7th cousin 1 time removed via Josiah Winslow

J. A. Folger

Founder of Folger Coffee Company

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

7th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Freeman

William Howard Taft

27th U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

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Wilbur Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Anthony Snow

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Orville Wright

Wright Brothers - Aviation Pioneer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Anthony Snow

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Freeman

Shanghai Pierce

Texas Cattleman

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

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Thomas Pynchon

American Novelist

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Paine Jr.

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Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Hannah Sturgis

Alonzo B. Cornell

25th Governor of New York

7th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

Alan Ladd

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Meigs

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Lavinia Warren

Dwarf Circus Performer

7th cousin 1 time removed via Stephen Hopkins

Leverett Saltonstall

55th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 1 time removed via John Winslow

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Owen Brewster

54th Governor of Maine

7th cousin 1 time removed via Cornet Robert Stetson

Cadwallader Washburn

Co-founder of General Mills and 11th Governor of Wisconsin

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

Israel Washburn

29th Governor of Maine

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

Elihu Washburne

25th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Samuel Mayo

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Richard Gere

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Miller Jr.

General George B. McClellan

Union Army - U.S. Civil War

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Vincent Price

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Gray

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Stephen Deane

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Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 2 times removed via John Meigs

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 2 times removed via Walter Hatch

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Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 2 times removed via Walter Hatch

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Thomas Edmund Dewey

47th Governor of New York

7th cousin 2 times removed via Anthony Snow

Thomas Waldo Story

English/American Sculptor

7th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Mayo

Tennessee Williams

Author of A Streetcar Named Desire

7th cousin 3 times removed via Giles Hopkins

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Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Foster

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

7th cousin 3 times removed via Samuel Mayo

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Jodie Foster

Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via John Meigs

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Anna Gunn

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Paine Jr.

David McCullough

Historian, Author and TV Narrator

7th cousin 3 times removed via Stephen Deane

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Dan Quayle

44th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Paine Jr.

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Freeman

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Dave Cowens

NBA Hall of Famer

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Freeman

Treat Williams

TV & Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Robert Waterman

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Don Winslow

Author and Screenwriter

7th cousin 4 times removed via Stephen Deane

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Kristine Rolofson

Harlequin Novelist

7th cousin 4 times removed via Stephen Deane

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Avril Lavigne

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 5 times removed via Elizabeth Ring

Ethan Hawke

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Novelist

7th cousin 5 times removed via Giles Hopkins

Grace (Goodhue) Coolidge

First Lady of President Calvin Coolidge

8th cousin via Richard Warren

Henry Sturgis Morgan

Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley

8th cousin via Josiah Winslow

Henry Clay Folger

Founder of Folger Shakespeare Library and Chairman of Standard Oil

8th cousin via Richard Warren

Laura Ingalls-Wilder

Author of Little House on the Prairie

8th cousin via Richard Warren

Helen (Herron) Taft

First Lady of President William H. Taft

8th cousin via William Wilcockson

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

8th cousin via Josiah Winslow

Clarence Darrow

Lawyer, Scopes Monkey Trial

8th cousin via Edmund Freeman

Melvil Dewey

Inventor of the Dewey Decimal System

8th cousin via Thomas Holbrook

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Josiah Winslow

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Ernest Hemingway

Author of The Sun Also Rises

8th cousin 1 time removed via Cornet Robert Stetson

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edmund Freeman

Henry Fonda

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Winslow

William Holden

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Wilcockson

Clarence Day

Author of Life with Father

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Alan Shepard

Mercury and Apollo Astronaut

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

Orson Welles

Radio, Stage, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

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Julia Child

American Chef, Author and TV Personality

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

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Nelson Eddy

Movie Actor and Singer

8th cousin 1 time removed via Thomas Holbrook

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Winslow

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Allen Dulles

5th Director of the C.I.A.

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Winslow

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John Foster Dulles

52nd U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Winslow

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Pete Seeger

American Folk Singer

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Winslow

Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

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Elisabeth Shue

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Wilcockson

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Andrew Shue

TV Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Wilcockson

Melvyn Douglas

Movie Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

8th cousin 1 time removed via Richard Warren

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

8th cousin 1 time removed via Josiah Winslow

Burl Ives

Singer and Actor

8th cousin 1 time removed via John Winslow

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Sturgis

Hugh Hefner

Founder of Playboy Magazine

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Bourne

Abigail Folger

Charles Manson Murder Victim and Folger Coffee Heiress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

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Taylor Swift

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edward Sturgis

Jane Fonda

Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Winslow

Joanne Woodward

Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via Richard Warren

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

8th cousin 2 times removed via Edmund Freeman

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Hatch

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Meigs

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Bob Taft

67th Governor of Ohio

8th cousin 2 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

Peter Fonda

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 2 times removed via John Winslow

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Bridget Fonda

Movie Actress

8th cousin 2 times removed via William Wilcockson

Duane Eddy

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist

8th cousin 3 times removed via Edmund Freeman

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Matt Damon

Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Warren

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers

8th cousin 3 times removed via John Meigs

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bourne

James Spader

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Warren

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Carly Fiorina

CEO of Hewlett-Packard

8th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Warren

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Bourne

David Hyde Pierce

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

8th cousin 3 times removed via Thomas Holbrook

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

8th cousin 3 times removed via Richard Warren

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 4 times removed via Richard Warren

Elizabeth Smart

Founder of Elizabeth Smart Foundation

8th cousin 4 times removed via Edmund Freeman

Calvin Coolidge

30th U.S. President

9th cousin via Edward Winslow

Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower

First Lady of President Dwight Eisenhower

9th cousin via William Brewster

Nelson Rockefeller

41st U.S. Vice-President

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Katharine Hepburn

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Sigourney Weaver

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via Edward Winslow

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Illeana Douglas

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed via William Brewster

Adlai Stevenson III

U.S. Senator from Illinois

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Ashley Judd

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Richard Hatch

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed via William Brewster

Ellen DeGeneres

Comedienne and TV Personality

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster

Cokie Roberts

Author and TV Journalist

9th cousin 3 times removed via William Brewster