Is anyone closer than 18 degrees from Orville Wright?

+12 votes
I am 18 degrees from Orville Wright connected by Sarah Hunt's two marriages.

I am also 10th cousins, three times removed from him.Common ancestor:  William Hawkins, MP.
WikiTree profile: Orville Wright
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
I am 17 degrees from the Wright brothers. 17th cousin, twice removed

23 Answers

+9 votes

15 degrees and 8th cousins once removed. Orville Wright and Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson are both descendants of John (Beers) Bere.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (656k points)
+9 votes
Seventh cousins, twice removed, with a total of nine common ancestors.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (509k points)
+9 votes
17 degrees through the Breckenridge, Clark and Benham Families.

I am actually quite thrilled about this.
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+9 votes
6th cousins , 5 times removed

Common ancestor is Samuel Wrght Sr,
by Ron Raymer G2G6 Mach 4 (49.7k points)
+7 votes
17th degree and 7th cousin, four times removed. Common Ancester:Anna (White) Porter Born (1600 -1647)
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
+8 votes

15 degrees and 6th cousins 2x removed (through Stephen Presbury of Martha's Vineyard).

by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
+8 votes

I am  20 degrees from Orville Wright

when using relationship finder: we are 8th cousins three times removed

by Carol Lynn Napora G2G6 Mach 2 (27.5k points)
Me too Carol!
+8 votes
15 Degrees  6th cousins twice removed
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (772k points)
+8 votes
16 degrees, 5th cousins 5x removed
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 8 (86.3k points)
+8 votes
8th cousins twice removed
by Alice Glassen G2G6 Mach 3 (39.2k points)
+8 votes
15 degrees on a path that includes 1 marriage.  Van Cleve and Moore are frequent names on that path.

Also 7th cousins 3 times removed.

I was an aerospace engineer and my favorite activity is bicycling.
by Steve Ryan G2G6 Mach 4 (46.5k points)
+7 votes

Orville and Wendy are 8th cousins twice removed

by Wendy Hoffman G2G4 (4.5k points)
+7 votes
Not me. But I am 19 degrees from Orville Wright. I don't know how to figure "levels of cousinhood" especially in these high  numbers.

As usual, I'm connected through the John Garretts, father and son.
by John Grant G2G Crew (960 points)
Use relationship finder for common ancestry info.
16 degrees also - Fifth cousin 3 times removed.

Ironically I am an Aerospace Engr.(retired)

Don Van Fossen
+7 votes
I am 26 degree From Orville Wright
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.9m points)
+7 votes

He is my fifth cousin four times removed connected through a Spencer line.

by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (199k points)
+6 votes
This is an older query but it's exciting for me because there's a real solid genealogical relationship for me on this one. Eighth cousins (four times removed) through my Wakemans. Not to mention in his line there are several surnames I recognize as collateral ancestors. You just never know what you'll discover when you click on the finders.
by Dina Grozev G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
+6 votes
11th  cousins  once  removed
by Hart Wallace G2G6 Mach 2 (22.0k points)
+6 votes
I'm 16 degrees
by Pattie Plummer-Everett G2G6 Mach 1 (11.3k points)
+6 votes
I'm placed as 8C2R,6C5R, 4 ways 8C3R,9C2R,.....
by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 4 (43.4k points)
+4 votes
16 Degrees, 7th cousin two times removed.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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