Is anyone closer than 15 degrees from Doc Holiday

+5 votes
I'm linked to Doc through my Stacy and Profitt family lines.
WikiTree profile: Doc Holliday
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (517k points)
edited by Abby Glann
Not me - 16 from Doc. Close but no cigar.
Only 19 degrees from Doc.  No relation.
Our family connection to Doc, is through my husband’s great grandfather’s Dodge City, Kansas connection. Doc Holliday set up his dental business in the old Dodge House Hotel. Our relative, Chalkley McCartor Beeson, owned the Long Branch Saloon. Doc & the Earp brothers were regulars. Chalkley and my husband’s great grandfather, were raised like brothers. Richard Benton Beeson lost his parents at age 7 and was taken in by his uncle, Samuel Beeson, Chalkley’s Dad & Mom. My husband’s great grandfather also followed Chalkley to Dodge City as a young man, but did not like the weather. he became a banker and land agent with the railroad. Not too many know, but the Long Branch Saloon, also served as a lending institution, Chalkley gave out loans up to $3,000. My husband’s grandfather, Maris Lewis Beeson road his tandem bike with a friend from North Dakota to Dodge City to visit “Uncle Chalk,” and was mesmerized by the old west artifacts that were in his collection. Doc Holliday’s medical bag was one of these items. Chalk opened the 1st “Beeson” museum in Dodge City, later the collection went to the “Dodge City Museum” still in operation, but most truly historic papers and pieces are at the Kansas Historical Society. My husband, Rick Beeson, feels a connection to Doc Holliday much greater than their lineage. On his maternal side, his other great grandfather, was a barber, briefly in Dodge City, Kansas, but his Civil War imprisonment, plagued him with illness, and Hugh McCalip, barber turned preacher and moved back to Indiana. Rest In Peace, Doc Holiday.

(I removed those two semi-colons that were in the original post up there, David, just as a heads up, and added a couple tags for you.)

18 degrees through my half-aunt's father's line. 

In addition, we're 15th cousins 8x removed sharing William Vernon as a grandparent. No idea how reliable the line is, though :-)

12 Answers

+5 votes
13 degrees. Through the Atwater’s and Hardin’s.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (212k points)
+4 votes
15 for me. George beat me with only 13.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
+3 votes
I am 14 degrees from Doc Holliday through his mother , Alice Mc Key
+3 votes
16 degrees.
by Thomas Fuller G2G6 Mach 5 (53k points)
+4 votes
14 degrees according to Wikitree. Using the relationship finder, apparently we share an ancestor. My 21st great grandfather, Ralph de Vernon, is Doc Holliday's 17th great grandfather, making us 18th cousins, 4 times removed.
by Frank Blankenship G2G1 (1.3k points)
+4 votes
16 through my mother's Britton/Stacy connection.

maybe with Stillwell. We have that surname also.
by Janice Sutherland G2G6 Mach 2 (22.7k points)
+4 votes
Not really close: Doc and Natalie are 15th cousins 6 times removed (Uncertain).
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (503k points)
+3 votes
15 degrees for me.

Separately, 14th cousins 7 times removed (Uncertain).
by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
+1 vote
I am 13 degrees from Doc Holliday; we are 18th cousins, 8x removed.
by Jaynie Anderson G2G3 (3.6k points)
+1 vote

10 degrees. we are 3rd cousins, 3 times removed. Holliday is a family name for us.

by Jana Diamond G2G1 (1.3k points)
+1 vote
14th cousins 7 times removed common ancestor was John Cokayne never mind hmmm.
ago by Andy Johnson G2G2 (2.3k points)
+1 vote
No 16 degrees for me, but oddly enough Frank Stillwell was my 4th cousin!
ago by Julie Tremblay G2G1 (1.1k points)

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