Other than Cheryl herself, is anyone else closer than 19 steps from Cheryl Hess?

+10 votes
I'm 19 degrees from Cheryl Hess connected through my  Kerr, Hinds and  Alexander lines.  Other than Cheryl is there anyone else closer?
WikiTree profile: Cheryl Hess
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (605k points)
Hello cousin, I knew we were related. lol

23 connection degrees for me. But also 

Cheryl and Maggie are 19th cousins once removed

Hi Maggie - so nice to be related to you!
Is 33 closer than 19 (being a girl, what do I know from numbers)?
Gaile, what do we know about numbers? I would say we are definitely related - no matter what the numbers say.
Cheryl, you're on the short list of who I *desperately want* to be related to … I'm willing to accept that wishing makes it so!!!

Gaile, you are also on my short list - so we are cousins!
Cheryl & I are also 19 steps apart, 8th cousins twice removed  via Thomas Butler II (!)

13 Answers

+9 votes
Best answer
12th Cousins - related through John Butler

19 steps.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (575k points)
selected by SJ Baty
Oh wonderful - another cousin. Hi, my friend.

Cousins beats two pair at any table wink

Love it SJ
+9 votes
20 degrees here. 10th cousins says the relationship finder. We both, apparently, descend from Thomas Greene, governor of Colonial Maryland. A great granddaughter, in my case, married into the Peregoy/Pedigo family from which I descend.
by Frank Blankenship G2G2 (2.2k points)
edited by Frank Blankenship
I am so glad to meet you cousin!
+9 votes
17 degrees from Cheryl and 15th cousins once removed.
by Dallace Moore G2G6 Mach 5 (57.2k points)
Hi Dallace - welcome to the family!
How wonderful is this, a new cousin, fantastic. It's so nice to have so many new relatives.
I’m the same as you!

Hey cuz, how are you. heart  We are 15th cousins 3x removed. Isn't that great. 

Nice! <3
That is awesome!
+11 votes
It appears that I am 17 degrees from Cheryl -- 16th cousins, once removed. Hello, Cuz!
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (438k points)
Hi, my friend. We had to be related, didn't we? xxx
Of course!!
+9 votes
20 degrees from Cheryl but not related :(
by Rhonda Zimmerman G2G6 Pilot (107k points)

30 degrees .. also not related. crying

I am sorry we are not related Rhonda, but I sure feel like we are!
Melanie, I was sure that we had to be at least cousins, if not sisters by another mother.
+9 votes
No, I'm not. But since I was member of the week and checked our connection (35 then) it changed now to 32.
by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (259k points)
Jelena, wait a couple of weeks and we will be closer. LOL
+7 votes

Ah, 16 degrees here ... my papa, his granny Caroline WOOTEN, her maternal gdfather John Lee to his sister Caroline (Lee) Lane's grand daughter Patience to .. and then I waded through some FLOYD and a few other Smith (none of them my Smith) and voila I tripped and fell over Cheryl. 

Sorry, Cheryl, I'm not that used to being that close to anyone other than Henry VIII (18 degrees) 

by Susan Smith G2G6 Mach 7 (74.4k points)
Alright, Susan - so glad you tripped into me - hello cousin.
+7 votes
I'm 24 degrees from Cheryl Hess through my grandfather Gustavus Hanks.
Hi Doris, and very nice to meet you! I will have to check out Gustavus Hanks out.
+5 votes
21, and my 17th cousin.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
Hello cousin. I couldn't be happier!
+5 votes
Connection finder says 18 degrees but it is certainly rather closer; her 4th great-grandfather is Samuel Willett (my 1st cousin 6X removed), who has an unmerged duplicate profile (Samuel Willett's wife was Mary Dant whose grandfather John Dant is my 7th great-grandfather; we're also certainly related through Mills and Abell, so at least 7th cousins on two different lines, 8th cousins on another and several other relationships).

On edit, had to work it out manually, 15 degrees. 0. Me > 1. my mother > 2. Daniel S. Childs (her father) > 3. William S. Childs (his father) > 4. Daniel S. Childs (his father) > 5. Daniel B. Childs (his father)> 6. William Childs (his father)> 7. Mary Willett (his mother)> 8. George Willett (her brother)> 9. Samuel Willett  (his son)> 10. Louisa Willett (his daughter) > 11. Martha Mills (her daughter) > 12. Mamie Cusic (her daughter) > 13. Amanda Hays (her daughter) > 14. Harold Smith (her son) > 15. Cheryl (Smith) Hess

And also 15 degrees another way: 0. Me > 1. my mother > 2. Daniel S. Childs (her father) > 3. William S. Childs (his father) > 4. Daniel S. Childs (his father) > 5. Sarah Ann Mills (his mother)> 6. Stephen T. Mills (her father) > 7. Charles Mills (his father)> 8. Joseph Aloysius Mills (his brother)> 9. Samuel Lewis Mills (his son)> 10. Joseph Abell Mills (his son) > 11. Martha Mills (his daughter) > 12. Mamie Cusic (her daughter) > 13. Amanda Hays (her daughter) > 14. Harold Smith (her son) > 15. Cheryl (Smith) Hess
by C Handy G2G6 Mach 5 (51.3k points)
edited by C Handy
Thank you for doing all of that work. I am very glad that we are cousins. I may need your help doing my ancestry. You are exceptional at it. xxx
I'll certainly be able to help connect your ancestors with roots in colonial Maryland--I have pretty extensive research with colonial Maryland, especially Catholic families; from what I can find it looks like you and I share potentially a dozen common ancestors (lines other than those listed above: Thompson, Mattingly, Spalding, Burch...most of those connections don't seem to be on Wikitree yet).
+2 votes
I don't know how many steps apart we are. But we are 15th cousins 1 time removed with 328 common ancestors. No wonder we get along in our brief interactions.

*Aren't I observant. I could have just looked at my profile and read that we are 22 degrees apart

*To add to my confusion. It shows us as related. Through the connection finder. Yet for our degrees apart, it shows us connected through my wife. Hopefully this is my last edit.
by Paul Kreutz G2G6 Mach 1 (12.1k points)
edited by Paul Kreutz
+1 vote
17 degrees through her husband’s family.
by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Mach 8 (89.3k points)
+1 vote
20 degrees, 17th cousins twice removed.
by Thomas Fuller G2G6 Mach 6 (61.5k points)

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