Is anyone else related to John Wayne?

+28 votes
I'm a 10th cousin of John Wayne (Morrison-2413) through his father's maternal line/
WikiTree profile: John Wayne
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

Here's my connection to Agnes:

Sibilla de la Bere formerly Bere (1338 - 1381)
18th great-aunt
John de la Bere formerly Bere (1300 - 1366)
Father of Sibilla de la Bere formerly Bere
Elizabeth Bere aka de la Bere (1345 - )
Daughter of John de la Bere formerly Bere
John St. John (1360 - 1424)
Son of Elizabeth Bere aka de la Bere
John St John Esq (1426 - 1488)
Son of Sir Oliver St John
Sir John KB St John (1450 - 1525)
Son of John St John Esq
Alexander St. John (1494 - 1551)
Son of Sir John KB St John
Henry St. John (1545 - 1598)
Son of Alexander St. John
Sir Oliver St. John (1575 - 1626)
Son of Henry St. John
Elizabeth St John (1604 - 1677)
Daughter of Sir Oliver St. John
Dorothy Whiting (1629 - 1694)
Daughter of Elizabeth St John
Edmund Weld (1650 - 1747)
Son of Dorothy Whiting
John Weld (1689 - 1779)
Son of Edmund Weld
Ebenezer Weld (1772 - 1813)
Son of John Weld Jr.
Laura Weld (1800 - 1835)
Daughter of Ebenezer Weld
Homer Harry Hart Sr. (1881 - 1934)
Son of Andrew Francis "Frank" "A. F." Hart
Frank Homer Hart (1906 - 1981)
Son of Homer Harry Hart Sr.
Frank Hart Jr. (1930 - 2018)
Son of Frank Homer Hart

I wish I was related to him because he was my hero when I was growing up.frown

You an I are 11th cousins, Loomis on my dad's side but I am related to John Wayne, 9th cuz once removed, Thomas Bliss on my mom's side.

Interesting puzzle
Sadly I am stuck at my 3 x GGF Nathaniel Morrison abt 1790 in NC or VA ....and so if there is any connections past that generation to him it won't show up :(
Agnes is my 20th great grandmother. So says the connection.

Yes. 16C1R, with the common ancestor being Dorothy Vernon Savage.  

The King, the Duke...I wonder what other coolness is next? haha

third cousins 20 times removed with many options

He is my 13th cousin through George Strong.
WikiTree says that I am 3C22R to Agnes (Crophull) Devereux, through her father and my mother.

38 Answers

+23 votes
Best answer
I am as well but like with a lot of celeb profiles who are connected with the tree, you have to go back 6 or 7 generations before you find any siblings listed.  A lot of time it's the direct line only.  So I'll bet some people are more closely related to some of these notables and don't know it.

So just the other day, I added all the siblings of John Wayne's paternal grandparents.    I do that from time to time, add siblings to ancestors of notables.

Much to my surprise, I found that there was a double family marriage in the Morrison family.  The sister of his Paternal grandmother, married the brother of his Paternal grandfather.

On a side note, we should do more than simply connect notables to the tree, we should attempt to fill out their familys more completely.   For example, Actor Lee Marvin is said to be a close relative of Robert E Lee, but his ancestry on wikitree doesn't indicate that.
by Craig Albrechtson G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
selected by Amanda Phillips
Hear, hear!  I agree with your point that we'll do well to not just connect notables to the tree, but rather do our very best to completely fill out their family branches.
10th cousins once removed through my Mother's side with Gerald Spencer being the common ancestor. I think his bio could be better. No critisum!!!
+17 votes
I am surprised to find that John Wayne and I are 9th cousins, also through his father's maternal line. Hmmm.  You and I are 14th cousins through a different path.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (840k points)
+18 votes

 i am updating my info. and I just  did a connection . It says  I am  9th cousin  once removed. His  8 th great  grandfather is my  9 th great grandfather John Read.  I did a person to person search and  I can Confirm  this information. No wonder I   was a  big  fan  John  Wayne. My sister and I use to joke that he looks like our   Grandfather`s side tall and the way he  held his self.

 So hello distant cousin(?)
by Mary Gilkerson G2G6 Mach 5 (52.1k points)
+18 votes

John Wayne
My 9th cuz
We share a great-grandfather, his 8th and my 9th great grandfather.
Thomas Bliss, I personally researched Thomas Bliss. Verified with sources.



by Corinne Kuhlmann G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
Me too! 9th cousin, twice removed, common ancestor also Thomas Bliss!
Me too!  9th cousins through Thomas Bliss.
+16 votes

I'm related through both my parent's sides. It showed I'm 8th cousins three times removed through my mother's side down from Joseph Kellogg. I had to check because my paternal greatgrandfather loved the Duke. Unfortunately my great-grandfather's claim to 25th cousin isn't close or completely certain, but my paternal greatgrandmother is his 9th cousin through Joseph Mansfeild!

by Allison Schaub G2G6 Mach 1 (16.7k points)
I am also related through Kellogg family line.  Salmon married a Kellogg.
+16 votes
I apperently am by 26th degree. Through the Schooley line. I am still learning things so forgive me for being slow in some areas and fast in others.
by Wendy Rogers G2G Crew (890 points)
+14 votes
I loved John Wayne movies, but we are not related.

But Ellen and I are 11th cousins once removed
by Dallace Moore G2G6 Pilot (157k points)
+15 votes

John Wayne is 24 Degrees from Dorothy Barry.

PS: Nice job done on his profile !!!

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
+15 votes

Yes we are 8th Cousins 1x removed by sharing the same Great Grandfather John Sprague II.

by Keith Mann Spencer G2G6 Mach 3 (31.6k points)
+13 votes
John Wayne and I are 15th cousins twice removed through John Savage IV.
by Jill Lee G2G4 (4.2k points)
+13 votes
John and I born in the same state are 8th cousins.
by Deena Cross G2G6 Mach 5 (50.9k points)
+13 votes
John Wayne and I are 8th cousins. We both descend from Mary Bliss Parson. I have the same link to both George Bushes, Reagan, Gerald Ford too
by James van der Hoop G2G5 (5.1k points)
+12 votes
I am 5th cousin 2x Removed through Brown, Synder, then the Hubers.
by Christopher StJohn G2G5 (5.5k points)
+11 votes
9th cousins through Thomas Bliss -
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (207k points)
+11 votes

John and Jonathan are 17th cousins (Uncertain)

John (Morrison) Wayne and Jonathan Crowley are both descendants of Richard Wydeville KG.

by Jonathan Crowley G2G6 (9.5k points)
+11 votes

10th cousins twice removed!wink

by Julie Novak G2G6 Mach 1 (11.4k points)
+11 votes
According to WikiTree, John & I are 8th cousins, twice removed, both of us descended from Joseph Kellogg-44.
by Living Vaughan G2G6 Mach 2 (27.7k points)
+11 votes
25th cousin, twice removed!
by Russ Gunther G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
+11 votes

John and Corinne are 9th Cousins once removed

Thomas Bliss first common ancestor

by Corinne Kuhlmann G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
+11 votes
John and me are related through Nathaniel Foote; we are 9th cousins twice removed.
by David Thomson G2G6 Mach 1 (16.3k points)

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