Other than Kelsey himself, is anyone closer than 19 degrees from him

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I am 19 degrees from him through a Runyon/Farney marriage tie.

We are also 10th cousins, once removed.  Nearest ancestor:Richard Cocke.
WikiTree profile: Kelsey Jackson Williams
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
Nope, 21 degrees, 10th cousins MRCA Johan (Gustafsson) Justus b. 1617 Gustafsson-122
Richard Cocke must surely be the ancestor of half of Virginia!  I'm always surprised by the number of Cocke descendants in the American south.

Oh, dear - I seem to be spending all of my time questioning these connections!  The relationship via Gustafsson-122 is dependent on the supposed identity of Elizabeth Stalcop.  As I've noted in that profile, she's most probably a ghost and Benjamin Daniels' wife remains unknown (her profile should probably be updated and delinked from her supposed parents to reflect this).

Now it says we're 11 degrees, not 21. Not sure what changed.
How odd.  It's still showing 21 degrees of separation on my end.
Now it's back to 21 for me too. Definitely was at 11 at one point.

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+7 votes
No blood relation, but I am 19 degrees through my Poppenhouse line!
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (276k points)
+8 votes
18 degrees, 12th cousins thru the Platt line
by Rhonda Zimmerman G2G6 Pilot (201k points)

Hmmm.  I think that's dependent on the parentage of Jesse Bayles (d. c.1807).  I've just added my own notes on Bayles to his profile, but I'm not aware of any evidence that he came from the New York family of that name.

+8 votes
Nope, 11th cousins, once removed
by Cassandra Sherman G2G Crew (740 points)
+8 votes
Thirteen degrees and a relationship through the Leslie line. HTH
by Kurt Driver G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
+7 votes
Turns out we are 8th cousins.
by Joelle Colville-Hanson G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
Through the Jacksons of Brunswick County, Virginia, I see.  This reminds me that I should really tidy the first generation of this family which has been erroneously linked to an unrelated Massachusetts family of Jacksons.  I'll do that now . . . .
The Jacksons are now fixed.  Unfortunately, this now means that we don't show as related on WT, but the evidence seems strong that your Ambrose and my John were siblings, uncle/nephew or other close relatives.
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23 degrees; however, we are 15th cousins 3X removed through Thomas Boys, which is an unsung line: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Boys-33
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (509k points)
+6 votes
21 degrees, 10th cousins through Hoff line.
by Tina Chase G2G6 Mach 1 (19.9k points)
+5 votes
I’m 12th cousins with him.
by Alice Glassen G2G6 Mach 3 (32.1k points)
+2 votes
No, 21 degrees, through Boaz Fleming.  Also 10th Cousins twice removed.
by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
+2 votes
I was able to get to 17 degrees from Kelsey. this week.
by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (141k points)

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