Which sculptor are you most closely connected to?

+12 votes

This week we're featuring sculptors in the Connection Finder starting with Vinnie Ream, sculptress of the statue of Abraham Lincoln located in the US Capital rotunda, commissioned on July 28th, 1866.

Featured alongside her are other sculptors:

Who are you most closely connected to? If you're one of the 23,213,000 of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

You can check for shared ancestors with the Relationship Finder. Are you a cousin to any of them? Your Relationship Finder Quick Links page (see your profile pull-down menu under "Relationships") has quick links for several notable groups.

New special feature: Check out how you're connected to other Sculptors by searching the sculptors category using the green MyConnections button in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Let us know how you're related below! If you want to share your connection on social media with cousins and friends, click the "get shareable image" below the results, e.g. Pablo Picasso and Vinnie Ream. Then just upload it along with the URL of your direct connection. (Please refrain from sharing your connection on the featured profiles themselves, though. It clutters conversations on research and collaboration. Thanks!)

P.S. Help us choose and improve profiles for next week's feature on Indigenous Peoples.

WikiTree profile: Vinnie Hoxie
in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (465k points)
edited by Chris Whitten

27 Answers

+6 votes
I am most closely connected to Frederic Remington at 22 degrees.
by Samantha Thomson G2G6 Pilot (109k points)
+7 votes
18 degrees from Vinnie (Ream) Hoxie.

20 degrees from Alexander Calder.

21 degrees from Barbara Hepworth.

25 degrees from; Norman Lindsay.

20 degrees from John Bacon. 19th cousin 4 times removed. MRCA Thomas Bardolf (abt 1145 - abt 1190),

24 degrees from Florence Wyle.

20 degrees from Frances Loring. 19th cousin 4 times removed. MRCA Ralph (Middleham) FitzRandulph (abt 1218 - 1270).

22 degrees from Camille Claudel.

25 degrees from Edgar Degas.

20 degrees from Frederick Remington. 16th cousin 3 times removed. MRCA Alice Pillesdon (d. aft 1399).

23 degrees from Pablo Picasso.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 2 (28.4k points)
+6 votes

14 degrees from Vinnie Ream

Vinnie and Alexis are 4th Cousins 5 times removed. 

Lavinia Ellen (Ream) Hoxie (1847-1914) and Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson are both descendants of Anna Katharina (Wolfhardt) Schwab (1663-1720).

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (420k points)
+6 votes

Remarkably, I find that I am only 13 steps from the Englishman, John Bacon. It seems that his son was a missionary in New Brunswick (Canada), where he married a woman whose father was an American Revolutionary War Loyalist who had gone to Canada from Massachusetts. That wife maps out as my 2nd cousin 6x removed. It is a small world!

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
+7 votes

15 degrees to John Bacon is by far the closest connection.  His daughter-in-law was my 4th cousin 4 times removed.

Cousins are Frances Loring (8th, 4 times) and Frederic Remington (18th, 1 time).  The MRCA on the latter was Richard (FitzAlan) de Arundel (abt 1314-1376).

by Steve Ryan G2G6 Mach 1 (16.5k points)
+5 votes
Checking familial relationships (not degrees):

Frederic Remington - 7th cousin 3x removed

Frances Loring - 9th cousin 1x removed

John Bacon - 19th cousin 8x removed (but it appears there may be a considerable amount of correction to be done in some of the involved Medieval connections).
by T Stanton G2G6 Pilot (202k points)
+6 votes
So far, Vinnie Reams.  She is the niece of my first cousin's (6× removed) wife.
by Susanna Yeakel G2G4 (4.8k points)
+6 votes
15 degrees from John Bacon (19th cousins, 7x removed)
18 degrees from Edgar Degas
19 degrees from Vinnie Hoxie
20 degrees from Frederic Remington (9th cousins, 3x removed)
20 degrees from Frances Loring (7th cousins, 5x removed)
21 degrees from Florence Wyle (12th cousins, 2x removed)
22 degrees from Pablo Picasso
23 degrees from Alexander Calder
24 degrees from Camille Claudel
24 degrees from Barbara Hepworth
27 degrees from Norman Lindsay
by Mike Wells G2G6 Mach 4 (47.2k points)
edited by Mike Wells
+4 votes
My closest connection is John Bacon at 17 degrees - but no biological relationship....
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (930k points)
+6 votes

My closest connection is Vinnie at 16 degrees through my Klinesmith and Stober ancestors as she is the 4th cousin 2x removed of my 5th-great-grandfather's wife. My closest blood relation, however, is Emma Stebbins, my 5th cousin 5x removed. I'm actually descended from our common ancestor John Stebbins Sr. in two ways - once through 5x-great-grandfather Silas Guilford, the other through his wife Sylvia Miller as the couple were second cousins 1x removed and both came from Puritan families.

by Heather Kushion G2G6 (8.0k points)
+6 votes
I am connected in 4th degree to a sculptor but he is not in your list as such. How can he be added? His Wikitree id is McEwen-716
by John Macdonald G2G4 (4.2k points)
+6 votes

8th cousins 3 x removed from Loring.

by Janice Sutherland G2G6 Mach 4 (43.0k points)
+4 votes
John Bacon - 7th cousin 7x removed

Frances Loring - 13th cousin 4x removed

Frederick Remington - 16th cousin 1x removed
by Cortland Lowe G2G6 (6.8k points)
+4 votes
I'm closest related to Frances Loring. She's my 9th Cousin, 6x Removed, assuming everything's accurate.
by Kae-Leah Williamson G2G6 (8.6k points)
+4 votes
17 degrees from Vinnie Hoxie.
by Roger Stong G2G6 Mach 4 (48.2k points)
+4 votes

My connections are

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by Holly Londergan G2G Crew (530 points)
+3 votes

The only one I am actually genealogically related to (on my father’s side) is Florence Wyle through her mother (a Sanford).

Florence and Missy are 8th cousins three times removed

by Missy Berryann G2G6 Pilot (117k points)

I am also genealogically related to John Bacon. Our MRCA: Unknown is the daughter of Roesia (Hanselyn) Bardolf (abt.1147-bef.1194)

John and Missy are 19th cousins 8 times removed

+5 votes

This was a fun exploration of sculptors, particularly as I didn't know about most of them. 

Why not highlight the Member of the Week as well! I am 20 degrees from Elaine Weatherall through marriage and am a fellow descendent of Marah Priest, daughter of Degory Priest, making Elaine an 11th cousin once removed.
by Chase Clift G2G6 (6.5k points)
+4 votes

I am most closely connected to Vinnie Hoxie.

by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (322k points)
edited by Tommy Buch

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