Is anyone closer than 15 degrees from Aaron Burr?

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I am 15 degrees from former Vice President Aaron Burr through an OgdenJackson marriage.

We are also 12th cousins, 7 times removed.  Common ancestor: Agnes Cornu
WikiTree profile: Aaron Burr
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
14 degrees here, through Theodosia, who was my second cousin, 8x removed
We are 6th cousins 9x removed.

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"Aaron and Maggie are 6th cousins five times removed"

Holy Toledo!  Aaron Burr and I are cousins. My historian son will love this. Of course, I am going to double-check the sources/generations on the profiles between us. Thanks David for bringing him up.

by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (877k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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16 degrees - we are 5th cousins several times removed through the Robbinses of Connecticut back to someone named Symon Tuttle.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (363k points)
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11 Degrees through my maternal grandfather. 7th cousin 5 times removed through maternal grandmother. Most recent common ancestor is John Collamore 1510-1555.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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I am 19 i was stunt because I never been 22 degree to anyone that was Raymond Burr thank you David for sharing this
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
edited by Susan Laursen
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5th cousins, five times removed, or 13 degrees,
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (391k points)
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16 degrees through my Jacksons, for me that's really close and thanks to my old New Jersey ancestry.
by Dina Grozev G2G6 Mach 9 (95.9k points)
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11th cousins at 7.
by David Martin G2G6 (8.4k points)
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"Aaron and Kathy are 4th cousins six times removed"   We are connected through John Warham, who was the founding Puritan preacher in Windsor, Connecticut in the 1630s. Warham is my 9th great grandfather Aaron Burr's 3rd great grandfather through the famous Great Awakening preacher Jonathan Edwards. 

My hunch is that it's extremely likely that a Burr researcher could find much closer links by connecting existing profiles to descendants, since both of Aaron Burr Jrs were early migrants to Connecticut, linked to prominent families in the Connecticut Valley.  

But this might also be a great opportunity for to explore two other likely options of closer connections to WikiTree members if a genealogist did a bit of online research: 

A. Research possible descendants of Aaron's sister Sarah Burr Reeve (see comment on Burr-111 profile).

B. Document updated research on Aaron Burr's two children with . Each had children who survived with adulthood: Louisa Charlotte Burr (Burr-948) and John Pierre Burr (Burr-949). 

Looks like the Burr Society has checked the family trees and accepted these two children and their descendants based on the evidence provided, and there are even books that came out on this in connection with the 400th anniversary of 1619  (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/24/aaron-burr-vice-president-who-killed-hamilton-had-children-of-color). What a positive step it would be to incorporate this documented connection on WikiTree! 

by Kathy Durham G2G2 (3.0k points)
That's the same relationship as I have, but mine is through Thomas Willet, his 4x my 9x great grandfather.
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I am 11 degrees on this one from his daughter's marriage into the Alston family of South Carolina.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (199k points)
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15 degrees, 6th cousins, 9x removed, MRCA Sherman-177
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 4 (47.2k points)
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I am 15 degrees away through my husband’s Miller line (Miller to Gould to Ogden.) So my husband is 14 degrees away, and I am an eleventh cousin tenth removed.
by Culley Schweger Bell G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)
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Aaron Burr is my first cousin 7 times removed; our common ancestors are Daniel Burr and Elizabeth Pinckney. I don't know how to calculate the degrees.
by anonymous G2G Crew (380 points)
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16 degrees; however 4th cousins 7XR through common ancestor William Tuttle.
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (510k points)
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16 degrees and 5th cousin 7 times removed. MRCA Symon  Tuttle.

by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
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Fourth cousin six times removed. I never even knew him.
by Kurt Driver G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
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Aaron Burr  13 degrees, 13th cousins 7 times removed.  Alice (Toeni) la Zouche Toeni-8.
by Mildred Gillett G2G6 Mach 1 (14.9k points)
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I'm a 4th cousin, 8 times removed.
by C Ryder G2G6 Mach 8 (81.6k points)
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14 degrees for me.... 3rd cousins 7xR thru Rebecca Burr Sherwood
by Terrance Brown G2G1 (1.0k points)
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2nd cousins!
by Judith Robinson G2G6 Mach 1 (10.7k points)
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13 degrees from Aaron Burr. 8th cousin 8 times removed. One uncertain link on my end. MRCA Elizabeth (Sulyard)  Garneys (1456 -1539).
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 2 (28.3k points)

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