Notable Cousins

Last updated 2 January 2019

Name (Dates), occupation; Closest Relationship, thru  Common Ancestor

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), author; 5th cousin, 4 generations removed, thru James & Sarah (Street) Heaton.

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), women’s rights activist; 8th cousin, 5 generations removed, thru Henry & Agnes Sherman.

Lucille Desiree Ball (1911-1989), television actress, 10th cousin, once removed, thru John Cooper.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887), clergyman, & Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), author; 4th cousins, 6 generations removed, thru Richard & Dennis Sperry; Thomas & Ellen Dickerman; John CooperDavid & Damaris (Sayre) AtwaterJohn & Elizabeth (Bigge) StowEdmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Lyman Beecher (1775-1863), theologian & academic; 3rd cousin, 7 generations removed, thru Richard & Dennis Sperry; Thomas & Ellen Dickerman; John CooperDavid & Damaris (Sayre) AtwaterJohn & Elizabeth (Bigge) Stow.

Aaron Burr (1756-1836), U.S. vice-president; 4th cousin, 7 generations removed, thru William & Elizabeth TuttleEdmund & Grace (Makin) ShermanJohn & Elizabeth (Bigge) Stow.

George H. W. Bush (1924- ), U.S. president; 13th cousin, thru Henry & Agnes Sherman.

George W. Bush (1946- ), U.S. president; 10th cousin, thru Nicholas & Anne Street; Henry & Agnes Sherman; Robert & Mary Coe.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman; 7th cousin, 2 generations removed, thru John & Mary (Wetmore) StowDavid & Damaris (Sayre) AtwaterJeremy & Elizabeth How.

Stephen “Grover” Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd & 24th President of the United States; 6th cousin, 4 generations removed (twice), thru John & Hester (Hyde) Post.

David Allan Coe (b. 1939), country music singer-songwriter; 10th cousin, one generation removed, thru Robert & Mary Coe.

Howard Dean (1948-    ), governor of Vermont, presidential candidate; 8th cousin, one generation removed, thru David & Damaris (Sayre) Atwater; James & Sarah (Street) Heaton; Samuel Alling; William & Alice (Prichard) Bradley; John & Elizabeth Chidsey; Edward & Elizabeth How.

Cecil B. deMille (1881-1959), filmmaker; 9th cousin, 2 generations removed, thru William & Elizabeth Tuttle.

Dorothea Dix (1802-1887), activist & reformer; 8th cousin, 5 generations removed, thru Henry & Agnes Sherman.

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), theologian & clergyman; 2nd cousin, 9 generations removed, thru William & Elizabeth Tuttle.

Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), 13th President of the United States; 5th cousin, 5 generations removed, thru John & Hester (Hyde) Post.

Bridget Jane Fonda (b. 1964), film actress, 11th cousin, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Henry Fonda (1905-1982), actor & movie star, 9th cousin, two generations removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Jane Seymour Fonda (b. 1937), movie star & activist, 10th cousin, one generation removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Peter Fonda (b. 1940), film actor, 10th cousin, one generation removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Richard “Buckminster” Fuller, Jr. (1895-1983), architect, author, and inventor; 7th cousin, 3 generations removed, thru John & Hester (Hyde) Post.

Cass Gilbert (1859-1934), arcihitect who designed the Woolworth Building; 7th cousin, 6 generations removed, thru John & Mary (Purchase) Warner. NEW!

Robert Goddard (1882-1945), rocket scientist; 10th cousin, 1 generation removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Charles Goodyear (1800-1860), chemist & inventor; 5th cousin, 5 generations removed, thru Richard & Dennis SperryWilliam & Alice (Prichard) BradleyJohn Cooper.

Hannibal Hamlin (1809-1891), U.S. vice-president; 6th cousin, 5 generations removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Basil Hayden (1743-1804), Catholic pioneer & bourbon distiller; 1st cousin, 6 generations removed, thru William & Elizabeth Hayden.

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), author; 8th cousin, 2 generations removed, thru John Cooper; Robert & Sarah (Nash) TalmageWilliam & Elizabeth TuttleAndrew & Mary SanfordThomas & Priscilla Powell.

Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. president; 12th cousin, 1 generation removed, thru Henry & Agnes Sherman.

Burl Ives (1909-1995), entertainer; 7th cousin, 3 generations removed, thru William & Hannah Ives.

James Merritt Ives (1824-1895), lithographer, Currier & Ives; 5th cousins, 4 generations removed, thru William & Hannah IvesDavid & Damaris (Sayre) Atwater; James & Sarah (Street) Heaton.

Janis Joplin (1943-1970), entertainer; 12th cousin, 1 generation removed, thru Henry & Agnes Sherman.

John Forbes Kerry (b. 1943), U.S. Secretary of State; 11th cousin, 1 generation removed, thru Edmund & Ann (Pellett) Sherman.

Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927), founder, Girl Scouts of America; 7th cousins, 3 generations removed, thru John & Hester (Hyde) Post.

Mary Lyon (1797-1849), educator & founder of Mount Holyoke College; 4th cousin, 5 generations removed, thru Thomas & Hannah (Ensign) Shepard.

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), U.S. general; 8th cousin, 2 generations removed, thru Nicholas & Anne Street.

Rachel “Meghan” Markle, actress & future princess; 11th cousins, thru John & Ursula (Mumby) Tenney.

Thurman Munson (1947-1979), baseball player; 9th cousin, 1 generation removed, thru William & Alice (Prichard) BradleyJohn CooperWilliam & Elizabeth Tuttle.

Charles William “C.W.” Post (1854-1914), cereal manufacturer & food pioneer; 7th cousin, 4 generations removed thru Stephen Post.

Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973), socialite & philanthropist; 8th cousins, three generations removed thru Stephen Post.

John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), industrialist; 6th cousin, 3 generations removed, thru John & Damaris (Atwater) PundersonWilliam & Alice (Prichard) Bradley; John & Ellen Thompson.

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), illustrator; 8th cousin, 2 generations removed, thru Nicholas & Anne StreetJohn & Mary Sherman.

Alan Bartlett Shepard (1923-1998), astronaut, man on the moon; 6th cousin, three generations removed; thru Thomas & Hannah (Ensign) Shepard.

William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891), general; 6th cousin, 4 generations removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) ShermanNicholas & Anne Street.

John Steinbeck (1902-1968), author; 11th cousin, 1 generation removed, thru Edmund & Ann (Pellett) Sherman.

William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president; 9th cousin, 2 generations removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Seth Thomas (1785-1859), clockmaker; 5th cousin, 6 generations removed, thru William & Elizabeth Tuttle.

John Wayne (Marion Morrison) (1907-1979), actor; 9th cousin, 1 generation removed, thru Richard & Dennis Sperry; William & Elizabeth Bradley; William & Frances Potter.

Noah Webster (1758-1843), publisher, first American Dictionary; 5th cousin, 8 generations removed, thru John & Mary (Purchase) Warner.

George “Orson” Welles (1915-1985), actor; 9th cousin, 2 generations removed, thru Edmund & Grace (Makin) Sherman.

Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams (1911-1983), author; half 9th cousin, once removed, thru Elizabeth TenneyBenjamin & Ann Wilmot; Edmund & Ann (Pellett) Sherman.

David Wilmot (1814-1868), U.S. senator, “Wilmot Proviso”; 4th cousin, 5 generations removed, thru William & Sarah Wilmot.

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