Anyone closer than 14 degrees from Meriwether Lewis?

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I'm 14 degrees from Meriwether Lewis, connection through Reuben Webb and Stella Hughey.
WikiTree profile: Meriwether Lewis
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (721k points)

I'm staggered that it's as close as 25 degrees.  surprise

I’m 26. And 33 from Alex Stronach.

No connection.  However, my 4x great grandfather Maj. Joseph Shaylor   presided over Lewis's court martial trial in 1795.  He was charged with "actions and use of language unbecoming an officer".  My g+ grandpa's verdict was that Lewis be "acquitted with Honor".

In the connection finder, I got 13 degrees of separation from Meriwether Lewis this week. He's a 3rd cousin of my 4th great grandfather, making me a 3rd cousin 6 generations removed. .
I'm 12 degrees away.
I'm 12 degrees as well (through VA Taylors, 4C3R), and share his birthday.
Meriwether Lewis is my 4th great grandfather I'm not sure what degree that puts me at

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Best answer
2nd cousin 6 times removed from me,,,we share ancestor Charles Lewis of the byrd, Charles was Meriwether's 2nd great grandfather and Charles was my 6th greatgrandfather.

i dont know what that would be in degrees......
by Wendy Browne G2G6 (7.7k points)
selected by S Bainbridge
I believe the conversion equation to get degrees of consanguinity is:

((# of cousins + 1) x 2) + times removed = degrees

So in your case, its:

((2 + 1) x 2) + 6 = 12 degrees

I note that, if one is using Connection Finder, it calculates what it calls "degrees of separation" which takes into account non-blood connections - eg, the wife of a cousin - to find the shortest connection. People will often have much lower degrees of separation than their degrees of consanguinity. Since some people post their blood relationship (eg 5 cousin, 4 times removed) and others post their degrees of separation from Connection Finder, the degrees posted are kind of apples and oranges.
+8 votes
10h cousin, a billion times removed, but not near as close as you. 19 degrees.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
+9 votes
I am 13 degrees, but my husband is 12 degrees from Lewis through his Maupin family.
by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (138k points)
+8 votes
I swear I'm 28 degrees from my mother!  That is always the answer I get.
by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
+8 votes
Wow, only 13 degrees. Cool!
by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (150k points)
+8 votes

14 degrees and 8th cousins 8 times removed. smiley

by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1m points)
+7 votes
Meriwether and Sandra are fourth cousins four times removed

Meriwether Lewis is 13 Degrees from Sandra Vines
by Sandra Vines G2G6 Mach 2 (26.4k points)
+7 votes
12th cousins four times removed, through Margaret Arden (and I gotta tell you, I'd never heard of her until this very moment! :D )
by W Counsil G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
+6 votes
11th cousins for me!
by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (247k points)
+5 votes
I am 13 degrees from her...she is my 2nd cousin 7 X removed...
+5 votes
I am 14 degrees.  He is 4th cousin 8x removed through Yarbroughs and Hunters.
by William Jones G2G1 (1.2k points)
+5 votes
Nope, I'm 14 as well. Fielding Lewis' daughter Margaret married 4th great grandfather's brother Thomas. Meriwether and Fielding were second cousins :)
by Liz Marshall G2G6 Mach 7 (76.6k points)
+2 votes
by SJ Baty G2G6 Pilot (767k points)
+1 vote
I am  12th cousin 5 times removed .
by Mary G G2G6 Mach 1 (15.9k points)
+2 votes
I am 11 degrees away thru his sister Mary Marks
by Susie Brown G2G6 (7.5k points)
+1 vote
Meriwether Lewis my fifth cousin however I'm not confident how accurate that really is. I don't see strong enough evidence.
by James Stratman G2G6 Mach 7 (77.3k points)
+1 vote
I am ten steps -3rd cousin 6x removed.
by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 4 (48.3k points)
+1 vote

Meriwether and Jennifer are 13th cousins 6 times removed  (Mother’s Side)

Meriwether Lewis and Jennifer Holland are both descendants of Thomas Dacre.

This makes Thomas the 12th great grandfather of Meriwether.

This makes Thomas the 18th great grandfather of Jennifer.

227 common ancestors were found between Meriwether and Jennifer within 30 generations.

by Jennifer Holland G2G2 (2.6k points)
+2 votes

I am 12 degrees (2nd cousin 6x removed) through my Meriwether lineage. Nicholas MERIWETHER I is my 9th great-grandfather. Meriwether LEWIS is his 2nd great-grandson.

by Chris Wilson G2G Rookie (260 points)
edited by Chris Wilson
+1 vote
Going back 30 generations,  I am a 9th cousin 6 times removed. Our common ancestor is Margaret Stewart Drmmond.  I find this all very interesting to look at and learn.  So glad I joined this like minded community of family.
by Carrie O'Neal G2G Crew (330 points)

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