Wilbur Scoville, born 1865 in Connecticut, was a pharmacist who invented the Scoville scale for rating the hotness of chili peppers. He is descended from a long line of Scovilles including Puritan immigrant John Scoville.
Wilbur and I are 10th cousins, 2x removed, descended from John Cooke. How funny is that.
Wilbur's grandfather was the uncle of his grandmother. How creepy is that.