Who has famous literary figures in their lines?

+6 votes
I have Geoffrey Chaucer as an in-law definitely, via his sister in law, Katherine Swynford. My great-grandmother also claimed the Australian poetess Dame Mary Gilmore as a "cousin" but we have not been able to prove this.
in The Tree House by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 8 (81.7k points)

8 Answers

+3 votes
William Makepeace Thackeray and William Shakespeare (The bard) are both in there somewhere.
by David Loring G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
+3 votes
Many of us with Puritan ancestry have Hawthorne, Emerson, Longfellow & others in their lines.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
+2 votes
My g-g-g-g-aunt is Sarah Pogson Smith.  I have not read any of her work yet - I am a terrible relation.
by Living Hoolihan G2G6 Mach 6 (62.9k points)
+2 votes
Harriet Beecher Stowe and I are fourth cousins, seven times removed.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
+2 votes
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dodd-1580 is my second cousin twice-removed if a cartoonist is considered literary .  Who is that one asks?  There's a Wikipedia link on his profile!  :)
by Vincent Piazza G2G6 Pilot (253k points)
that's great, Vincent!!!!
+1 vote
Does Clarence Darrow count?

Or John Kilgallen or his daughter Dorothy Kilgallen?
by Jean Roach G2G6 (7.8k points)
+1 vote
I have Geoffrey Chaucer as an uncle by marriage.
by Living Patterson G2G6 Mach 1 (10.6k points)
+1 vote
My mother's maiden name is Heaney and the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney is from the same area as my grandfather's family.  I can't wait to get more research done to figure out where/if he fits into our Heaney relatives.
by Kelly Turney G2G Rookie (230 points)

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