Is anyone closer than 16 degrees from Ambrose Bierce?

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I'm 16 steps from Ambrose Bierce through the marriage connection between Samuel Parris and Rachel Dickerson.

We also have a blood connection of 12th cousins,once removed, as are both descended from Adam Winthrop.
WikiTree profile: Ambrose Bierce
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (936k points)
18 degrees, 8th cousin 5x removed. Our MRCA is William Brewster, Mayflower passenger.
6th cousins 4 times removed.

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland Sr.

8th cousin 4x removed. Common ancestor William Brewster.

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9 degrees, 2nd cousin 4x removed. His g-grandparents, Ebenezer Sherwood and Hannah Bradford, are my 5th g-grandparents. We also have 6 additional common ancestors within the first 15 generations. When I expanded out to 30 generations, we have a total of 336 common ancestors!
by Cheryl Cantrell G2G2 (2.1k points)
selected by Mike Wells
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15 degrees through my maternal grandmother's Hemenway line and their Marsh ancestors.

Relationship finder has it 8th cousin 3 times removed. Our most recent common ancestor is Richard Warren, Mayflower passenger.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
edited by Frank Gill
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Chase Ashley (the other connection target for this week) is just 14 degrees from Ambrose Bierce!

I, on the other hand, am also 16 degrees from Ambrose Bierce, through a bunch of New Englanders. And Ambrose and I have four different blood relationships at the level of 6th cousins, 4 times removed...

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
And 5th cousins, 3 times removed. Our common ancestor is Samuel Fuller III of Plymouth (grandson of Mayflower passenger Samuel Fuller).
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17 degrees, but 6th cousin 4x removed
by Anonymous Johnston G2G6 (9.6k points)
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6th cousins five times removed
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (687k points)
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I am 15 degrees from Ambrose and 6th cousins, 3x removed.
by Judy Swee G2G3 (3.5k points)
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13 degrees, and 12th cousins 3 times removed
by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (210k points)
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16 degrees but not blood. My great grandfathers first wife Indiana Tilson is blood relation to Ambrose’s mother Laura Sherwood.
by David Gray G2G Crew (660 points)
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15 degrees for me, and he's my 11th cousin 5x removed on my mother's side. Our shared GF is Robert Algore.
by Katie Taylor G2G Crew (650 points)
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Ambrose Bierce and Mildred (Wheeler) Gillett are 6th cousins twice removed and are both descendants of Richard Hildreth.
by Mildred Gillett G2G Crew (570 points)
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17 degrees. 12th cousin 3 Xs removed. I don't think I'd bank on it though. We both descend from *uncertain* children of one Richard Leveson (1457-1503) ...or not, through the Pedigo and Griggs families on my side, Collier Harper families on his.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 (8.4k points)
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Ambrose Bierce is 14 Degrees from Steven Mix

Through the Sherwood ancestors, but I am not a cousin. It is a relationship by marriage.
by Steven Mix G2G6 Mach 3 (38.8k points)
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I am 14 degrees from Ambrose on both my mother's and my father's side.  On my mother's side our common relatives are brothers David and Jacob Warren in the 1690s.  On my father's side, we are 5th cousins, 3 times removed through Samuel Sturtevant, Jr. in the 1650s.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (720k points)
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11 degrees, but not related.

Additionally, 10th cousins three times removed (Uncertain).
by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (203k points)
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Same connection as you - 16 degrees thanks to Rachel Dickerson - you and I are fifth cousins, both descended from Braxton Dickerson Cox.
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Mach 7 (73.8k points)

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