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Dave W. McNally
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Name Relationship Closest Common Ancestor Reason for Fame
Entertainers
Phineas Taylor "P.T." Barnum 14th cousins twice removed John "Earl of Somerset" Beaufort KG "P.T." Barnum aka the Greatest Showman on Earth!
Frederick McFeely Rogers 15th cousins twice removed Sir Christopher Conyers aka "Mister Rogers", the beloved host of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. 17th cousins Sir Roger "of Bredwardine" Vaughan aka "Vincent Price", an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy, as well as cooking and painting.
Leonidas Frank Chaney 12th cousins twice removed Mariot (Marion) Kennedy aka "Lon Chaney, the may of a thousand faces". An American actor, best known for his portrayal of "The Phantom" in The Phantom of the Opera" as well as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". The son of two deaf-mute parents,, Lon grew up to be one of the greatest silent film stars making many drama and horror films, always doing his own makeup.
Creighton Tull Chaney Jr 13th cousins once removed Archibald "2nd Earl of Argyll" Campbell aka "Lon Chaney Jr", an American actor, best known for his portrayal of "The Wolfman" as well as many other performances in horror films and westerns.
Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris 15th cousins twice removed Sir James Sauchie DeShawe Chuck Norris, the infamous "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Kevin Norwood Bacon 19th cousins once removed Sir John "2nd Lord Marmion" Marmion The infamous "Everyone is six degree's from Kevin Bacon", "Kevin Bacon!"
Elvis Aaron Presley 15th cousins Sir John "of Balveny, Earl of Atholl" Stewart Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock n' Roll"
Betty Marion White 19th cousins once removed Feldelm Foltchain ui Briuin Betty White holds the Guinness World Record for the longest TV career by a female entertainer. Best remembered as "Susan Nivens" on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and as "Rose Nylund" on "The Golden Girls".
Philip St. John Rathbone 16th cousins twice removed Sir Randal (Randle) Mainwaring aka Maynwarynge aka "Basil Rathbone" was an English actor. He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers and, occasionally, horror films, but will always be remembered as the detective of Baker Street, "Sherlock Homes" .
James Maitland Stewart 14th cousins once removed Murdock Stewart II aka 2d Duke of Albany, Earl of Fife aka "Jimmy Stewart"
Charles Hardin Holley 17th cousins Sir William "Le Hardi, 5th Laird of Douglas" Douglas aka "Buddy Holly"
Richard Wayne Van Dyke 17th cousins once removed Sir John Bagot MP aka "Dick Van Dyke"
Johnny R. Cash 15th cousins Matthew "2nd Earl of Lennox" Stewart "The Man in Black"
William Penn Adair Rogers 17th cousins once removed Sir William de la Pole In addition to being an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, "Will Rogers" was the leading political wit of his time and was the highest paid Hollywood movie star. The American people adored Rogers because he was genuine.
Leonard Franklin Slye 18th cousins once removed Sir John Villiers formerly Villers aka Brokesby Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys" appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show along with his wife Dale Evans and his horse Trigger.
Walter Elias Disney 16th cousins Sir John (John II) Howard aka Sheriff & Escheator of Norfolk & Suffolk, Admiral of the North Fleet aka "Walt Disney"
Ernest Jennings Ford 15th cousins twice removed Gwladus "Gwladis ddu, the star of Abergavenny" Herbert formerly ferch Dafydd aka ferch Dafydd Gam, Vaughan, gwraig William ap Thomas aka "Tennessee Ernie Ford" was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop and gospel musical genres. Noted for his rich bass-baritone voice and down-home humor, he is remembered for his hit recordings of "The Shotgun Boogie" and "Sixteen Tons".
Richmond Reed Carradine 13th cousins once removed King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart aka "John Carradine" was an American actor, best known for his roles in horror films, Westerns and Shakespearean theatre.
Robert Weston Smith 18th cousins Sir John Stanley KG aka "Wolfman Jack", an American disc jockey. Famous for his gravelly voice and his Wolfman howl. He was in the movie "American Graffiti" in 1973 as a Disc Jockey and immortalized by the rock band "The Guess Who" in their single "Clap For The Wolfman.
John Arthur Lithgow 17th cousins twice removed Thomas Holland John Lithgow is probably best known for his television roles as Dick Solomon in "3rd Rock from the Sun" and his role as the well meaning father in "Harry and the Hendersons".
Jesse Donald Knotts 15th cousins twice removed Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG formerly Plantagenet aka "Don Knotts" was an American comedic actor best known as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, a 1960s sitcom for which he earned five Emmy awards. He also played Luther Heggs in the 1966 film The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, and The Incredible Mr. Limpet, in which he plays a talking fish for the majority of the film.
James Bryon Dean 17th cousins once removed Sir Knight William Harcourt aka "James Dean" was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker 17th cousins Richard "Copped Hat, 10th Earl of Arundel, 9th Earl of Surrey" de Arundel formerly FitzAlan aka "Marilyn Monroe" was an American actress and model. Famous for playing "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s.
Humphrey Deforest Bogart 16th cousins Sir Thomas de Gresley Humphrey Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in iconic 1940s films noir such as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep earned him status as a cultural icon.
Robert Charles Benchley 15th cousins once removed John "of Banbury" Danvers aka d'Anvers Robert Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor.
James Scott Garner 16th cousins twice removed Sir Thomas Erskine aka 2nd Lord Erskine James Gardner is best known for his roles as "Bret Maverick" in the 1950s western comedy series Maverick and Jim Rockford in the 1970s detective drama series The Rockford Files.
Marlon Brando Jr. 15th cousins once removed Sir Roger "of Tretower" Vaughan aka Vychan aka "The Godfather" Marlon Brando is credited with bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is often cited as one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time.
Lucille Desiree (Ball) Morton 16th cousins once removed Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG formerly Plantagenet The red haired "Lucille Ball" was an American actress, comedian, model, film studio executive and producer. She was best known as the star of the self produced sitcoms I Love Lucy.
Norvell Hardy 15th cousins twice removed Lord John Grey KG aka 1st Lord Grey of Rotherfield, Knight of the Garter aka "Oliver Hardy" of the comedy team "Laural & Hardy".
Robin McLaurin Williams 18th cousins twice removed Sir Hugh de Venables formerly Venables aka of Kinderton aka "Robin Williams"
Carolyn Sue Jones 15th cousins twice removed Sir Christopher Conyers Best known for her portrayal of Morticia Addams, in the Charles Addams' television show The Addams Family which was only one of her 97 acting credits.
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE 16th cousins twice removed Sir Ralph "1st Earl of Stafford 2nd Lord Stafford" Stafford KG English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. Best know for his roles as Sherlock Holmes, Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness and the characters of Smaug and the Necromancer in The Hobbit films.
Kings, Queens & Assorted Sirs
King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart 12th Great Grandfather King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart Erasmus once commented of James, 'He had wonderful powers of mind, an astonishing knowledge of everything, an unconquerable magnanimity and the most abundant generosity.' He spoke Latin (at that time the international language ), French, German, Flemish, Italian, Spanish and some Gaelic, and took an active interest in literature, science and the law, even trying his hand at dentistry and minor surgery.
Philippe (Philippe IV) "le Bel, the Fair, Roi de France" France formerly Capet 19th Great Grandfather Philippe (Philippe IV) "le Bel, the Fair, Roi de France" France formerly Capet In 1306, "Philip the Fair" expelled the Jews from France and, in 1307, he annihilated the order of the Knights Templar. Philip was in debt to both groups.
Sir Simon Preston 21st great grandfather Sir Simon Preston Sherriff of Edinburgh, Scotland and Baron of Gorton (or Gouerton).
Sir William Wallace 24th Great Grandfather Sir William Wallace Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence.
Sir Hugh (Hugh III) "5th Earl of Norfolk" le Bigod 25th Great Grandfather Sir Hugh (Hugh III) "5th Earl of Norfolk" le Bigod Hugh III le Bigod was one of the twenty-five medieval barons who were surety for Magna Carta in 1215.
Rodrigo Diaz "El Cid" de Vivar 26th Great Grandfather Rodrigo Diaz "El Cid" de Vivar A Castilian nobleman and military leader in medieval Spain. He was called El Cid (the Lord) by the Moors and El Campeador (the Champion) by Christians. He is the otherwise real but made legendary national hero of Castile.
Radbot "Graf im Klettgau, Graf auf der Habsburg" Habsburg 27th Great Grandfather Radbot "Graf im Klettgau, Graf auf der Habsburg" Habsburg Radbot was one of the progenitors of the Habsburg dynasty.
Brian Bóruma (Brian Boru) "King of Munster and Leinster" MacCennetig 28th Great Grandfather Brian Bóruma (Brian Boru) "King of Munster and Leinster" MacCennetig The Annals of Inisfallen record that "Brian son of Cennétig…and Mael Sechnaill son of Domnall king of Temuir” divided Ireland between them in 997 “Leth Cuinn to Mael Sechnaill and Leth Moga to Brian”. High King of Ireland 1002. It would appear that Brian´s high-kingship overlapped with that of MaelSechanaill as no record has been found that the latter resigned the position.
Charlemagne (Karolus Magnus) "King of the Franks, Emperor of the Romans" Carolingian 32nd Great Grandfather Charlemagne (Karolus Magnus) "King of the Franks, Emperor of the Romans" Carolingian Charlemagne expanded the Frankish kingdom to include much of Western and Central Europe. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, and his foreign conquests and internal reforms, shaped Western Europe and the European Middle Ages. He is numbered as Charles I in the regnal lists of Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and France.
Richard (Richard I, King) "Coeur de Lion (the Lionheart)" of England formerly Plantagenet 21th great grand uncle Henry (Henry II) "King of England, Curtmantle, FitzEmpress" Plantagenet Richard the Lionheart was the good King that was away fighting in the Crusades in the tail of Robin Hood. As king, Richard's chief ambition was to join the Third Crusade, prompted by Saladin's capture of Jerusalem in 1187. During the Crusade he captured Cyprus. On way home he was taken prisoner in Austria and held ransom. Richard spent his youth in France training as soldier and later fought his father, Henry II. Richard actually only spent two short periods of his reign in England, the rest of time he was away on Crusades or in France. He was on campaign in Chaluz France when he was wounded by a cross-bow bolt resulting in his death by blood poisoning. The king's viscera (entrails) were buried locally and his body at Fontevrault, almost 100 miles away, but his heart was buried separately in Rouen Cathedral. This is the first recorded example of a separate royal heart burial, and it appears to have been instructed by Richard himself in recognition of the loyalty of his Norman subjects.
Friedrich (Frederick the Great) "der Große, der Alte Fritz, Kurfürst von Brandenburg, König von Preußen" 9th cousins three times removed James "1st Earl of Arran" Hamilton "Frederick the Great" was the last titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after achieving full sovereignty for all historical Prussian lands. Prussia had greatly increased its territories and became a leading military power in Europe under his rule. He was affectionately nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz") by the Prussian and later by all German people.
King Ferdinand II of Aragon 6th cousins 15 times removed King San Fernando Alfónsez (Fernando III) "Rey de Castilla y León, el Santo" de Castilla formerly Bourgogne aka of Castille He and Isabella sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492.
Henry (Tudor) of England third cousins 13 times removed John "Earl of Somerset" Beaufort KG aka "King Henry the 8th"
Sir Francis Drake 11th cousins 9 times removed Alexander "6th Earl of Buchan" Comyn English Vice Admiral, privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era and the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland first cousins 12 times removed King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart aka Mary Queen of Scots was one of the most fascinating and controversial monarchs of 16th century Europe. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations – Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies. Yet she lacked the political skills to rule successfully in Scotland.
Sir Walter Raleigh 7th cousins 13 times removed Eudes de la Zouche formerly Zouche Sir Walter Raleigh (c. 1554 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularizing tobacco in England.
Henry Hudson III 14th cousins 10 times removed Waltheof "Earl of Northumberland" of Northumberland English explorer, mariner and adventurer, he was obsessed by the vision of a northwest passage, he often ignored everything around him in his quest to find it, which ultimately led to his own demise.
Napoléon Bonaparte 17th cousins 7 times removed Azzo IV d'Este VI French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution. Often considered one of the greatest commanders in history, his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide . He also remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in Western history.
Louis-Auguste (Louis XVI) "Roi de France, of France and Navarre" de France 9th cousins four times removed John "Lord Darnley, 1st Earl of Lennox" Stewart Also known as Louis Capet, was King of France from 1774 until his deposition in 1792. The last Bourbon king of France and a high-profile victim of the French Revolution, he along with his wife Marie Antoinette were guillotined in 1793.
Arthur "The Iron Duke" Duke of Wellington formerly Wellesley 13th cousins four times removed Gwladus "Gwladis ddu, the star of Abergavenny" Herbert formerly ferch Dafydd aka ferch Dafydd Gam, Vaughan, gwraig William ap Thomas His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain's military heroes
Oliver Cromwell aka 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England Scotland and Ireland 11th cousins 6 times removed Stefan (Stefan II) "Duke of Bavaria" Wittelsbach formerly Bayern aka von Bayern Lead an army in two English civil wars, sign the death sentence for King Charles I, and become Lord Protector of England, Ireland and Scotland.
Lord Horatio "1st Viscount Nelson, Vice Admiral of the White" Nelson KB 12th cousins four times removed Sir John (John III) Babington Noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, all of which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars
George William Frederick (King George III) Hanover, "King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of Great Britain, King of Ireland" 10th cousins twice removed James "1st Earl of Arran" Hamilton The Mad King, The King Who Lost America.
Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov 13th cousins King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart The last Tzar of Russia.
Archduke Franz (Ferdinand) Habsburg-Lorraine 13th cousins King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart His assassination was the trigger for the start of World War I.
Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert (Wilhelm II) "William II, German Emperor, King of Prussia" Hohenzollern 12th cousins once removed King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart As "The Kaiser" (emperor) Wilhelm was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was one of the most recognizable public figures of World War I.
Arthur James "1st Earl of Balfour" Balfour 10th cousins four times removed Agnes Douglas formerly Keith Lord Balfour, was a British Conservative statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. As foreign secretary he issued the Balfour Declaration in 1917. a public statement issued by the British government during the First World War announcing support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine.
Sir Winston Churchill 10th cousins Sir John Sixth Earl of Rothes formerly Leslie Winston served as the British Prime Minister from 1940 - 1945 during most of England’s battles during World War II. He had tried to warn others of the power and forces that Hitler was building in Germany but his warning were unheeded.
Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor) of the Commonwealth Realms 12th cousins John Erskine aka 6th Lord Erskine and 18th Earl of Mar The current Queen of England.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Mountbatten 13th cousins George Douglas aka Master of Angus Husband of Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor) of the Commonwealth Realms, the current Queen of England.
Diana Frances (Spencer) of Wales 12th cousins once removed Esme first Duke of Lennox formerly Stuart aka 1st Duke of Lennox, 1st Earl of Lennox aka "Princess Di"
Legends of the Wild West
Jedediah Strong Smith 13th cousins three times removed John "of Banbury" Danvers aka d'Anvers Jedediah Smith was a larger that life frontiersman, hunter, trapper, author, cartographer, and explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the North American West and the Southwest during the early 19th century.
James Butler Hickok 13th cousins three times removed John "Earl of Somerset" Beaufort KG aka "Wild Bill" Hickok
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp 16th cousins once removed Roger (Roger III) "Lord of Wigmore" de Mortimer Wyatt Earp was an American Old West frontiersman, marshal and gambler in the Tombstone, Arizona Territory, who along with Doc Holliday took part in the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
John Henry Holliday 13th cousins 6 times removed Sir Henry Delves "Doc" Holliday was an American dentist, gambler, gunfighter, a good friend of lawman Wyatt Earp, and the husband of Big Nose Kate.
William Frederick Cody 17th cousins twice removed Hugh (Hugh VI) "Baron of Kinderton" de Venables "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout and bison hunter best know for his "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show.
Chief Wilma Pearl Mankiller 20th cousins twice removed Sir Simon Preston aka Sherriff of Edinburgh Wilma was the first woman to be Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
Famous Inventors
Sir John Harington III 8th cousins 11 times removed Sir Geoffrey le Scrope In addition to being an English courtier, author and translator John is credited with inventing the flush toilet.
Eli Whitney 13th cousins four times removed Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG Inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin.
Charles Goodyear 12th cousins five times removed Sir Payn (Paon) de Roet An American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber.
Elias Howe, Jr. 13th cousins three times removed Sir Thomas "2nd Earl of Kent, 3rd Baron of Holland" Holland KG An American inventor who patented the first practical sewing machine.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse 10th cousins three times removed John Douglas aka 2nd Earl of Morton Samuel Morse was an American artist and inventor best remembered for his invention of the single-wire telegraph system and the co-inventor of Morse code.
Thomas Alva Edison 13th cousins five times removed Sir Randal (Randle) Mainwaring aka Maynwarynge An American inventor best remembered for inventing the light bulb and the phonograph.
Willis Haviland Carrier 16th cousins Robert Conyers Inventor of the air conditioner.
Dr. John Stith Pemberton 18th cousins three times removed Sir Robert "1st Lord Clifford" de Clifford The original inventor of the formula for the popular soft drink, Coca-Cola.
Philo Taylor Farnsworth 15th cousins once removed John Brome Esq. Inventor of the first fully electronic television.
Noteworthy People
John Wesley 9th cousins 7 times removed Thomas Holland An Anglican minister and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism.
William "The Reformer" Tyndale 8th cousins 13 times removed Sir Hugh "1st Baron le Despenser, Justiciar of England" le Despenser Tyndale was a theologian and scholar who translated the Bible into English. He was the first person to use Gutenberg’s movable-type press to print the scriptures in the English language. Besides translating the Bible, Tyndale also held and published views which were considered heretical, first by the Catholic Church, and later by the Church of England which was established by Henry VIII. His Bible translation also included notes and commentary promoting these views. Tyndale's translation was banned by the authorities, and Tyndale himself was burned at the stake in 1536, at the instigation of agents of Henry VIII and the Anglican Church.
Sir Isaac Newton Jr 13th cousins 6 times removed Sir Robert "1st Lord Holand" English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Discovered the laws of gravity and motion and invented calculus.
Jonathan Edwards 9th cousins 7 times removed John "of Banbury" Danvers aka d'Anvers A Puritan theologian, pastor, and devout Calvinistand was the most significant American churchman of the 18th century. Said to be one of America's greatest preachers, he was a leading figure in the (first) Great Awakening.
Christopher Martin 11th cousins 12 times removed Maud (Brienne) Martin Mayflower Passenger
Mercy (Lewis) Allen 15th cousins five times removed Alexander "6th Earl of Buchan" Comyn the Salem Witch Trials
Daniel Webster 9th cousins twice removed Sir James "2nd Earl of Arran, Duc de Châtellerault" Second Earl of Arran formerly Hamilton American statesman who was one of the highest-regarded courtroom lawyers of the era and shaped several key U.S. Supreme Court cases that established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the federal government.
Meriwether Lewis 9th cousins four times removed James II "Fiery Face, King of Scotland" Stewart "Lewis" of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Robert Edward Lee fifth cousins five times removed Thomas Corbin Esq. An American soldier known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson 16th cousins once removed Robert Conyers Better known as Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson", Robert E. Lee's right hand man, who's untimely death may have shifted the outcome of the American Civil War.
John "Osawatomie Brown, The Liberator" 13th cousins three times removed John Brome Esq American abolitionist who in 1859 led a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry to start a liberation movement among the slaves. The attack failed and Brown was hanged but historians agree that Brown's raid escalated tensions that, a year later, led to the South's secession and Civil War. "John Brown's Body" was a popular Union marching song during the Civil War.
Clara Barton 15th cousins twice removed Sir John Stanley KG A pioneering nurse who founded the American Red Cross.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain 14th cousins three times removed Gwladus "Gwladis ddu, the star of Abergavenny" Herbert Joshua Chamberlain is best known for his heroic participation in the Battle of Gettysburg. Chamberlain and his regiment, the 20th Maine Infantry, gained notoriety for their desperate bayonet charge down Little Round Top on the Second Day of the Battle, a feat that figures prominently in Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels and its movie adaptation, Gettysburg. On July 2, 1863, Chamberlain was posted on the extreme left of the Federal line at Little Round Top—just in time to face Confederate General John B. Hood’s attack on the Union flank. Exhausted after repulsing repeated assaults, the 20th Maine, out of ammunition, executed a bayonet charge, dislodging their attackers and securing General Meade’s embattled left. Congress awarded Chamberlain the Medal of Honor for “conspicuous gallantry. Chamberlain also accepted the Confederacy's surrender of arms at Appomattox at the war's end. Less well known is the fact that, after the war, he served four terms as governor of his home state of Maine and also as president of his alma mater, Bowdoin College.
Tyrus Raymond Cobb, Sr. 13th cousins three times removed Sir Richard Corbet "Ty" Cobb, was an American League Baseball outfielder. In 1936 Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes.
Noé Cyprien (Louis) Cyr 21st cousins three times removed Robert (Robert III) de Vitré The Strongest Man in History! While touring the world Louis once squatted a platform holding 18 men. He also purportedly lifted a 500-pound weight with one finger and, in a stunning publicity stunt, pushed a freight car up an incline. His greatest feat of all occurred on October 12th 1891, in Montreal. On that occasion he legitimately won a tug-of-war against four horses.
John Harvey Kellogg 15th cousins twice removed Sir Thomas "2nd Earl of Kent, 3rd Baron of Holland" An American medical doctor in Battle Creek, Michigan, who ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas, and exercise, best known for having revolutionized the American diet by inventing flaked breakfast cereals first known as Wheat Flakes and Corn Flakes.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 14th cousins twice removed Sir John Babington An American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States January–February 1930.Noted for his long service, his concise and pithy opinions and his deference to the decisions of elected legislatures, he is one of the most widely cited United States Supreme Court justices in history, and is one of the most influential American common law judges, honored during his lifetime in Great Britain as well as the United States. Holmes retired from the Court at the age of 90 years, 309 days, making him the oldest Justice in the Supreme Court's history.
Susan B. Anthony 10th cousins four times removed Richard "Roger" Cave Esquire President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, champion of temperance, abolition and African American rights, the rights of labor, and equal pay for equal work,
Frank Lloyd Wright 15th cousins once removed Sir Thomas Harcourt An American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Probably best known for his Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence in rural southwestern Pennsylvania,
Joseph Smith Jr. 12th cousins three times removed Lady Mary Keith aka Countess of Tullibardine Founder of the apostate Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hannah (Stilley) Gorby 23rd cousins 7 times removed Charles "Duke of Lower Lotharingia" Lotharingia formerly Carolingian aka Basse-Lotharingie Hannah has the distinction of probably being the earliest born person ever captured on film.
Ansel Easton Adams 16th cousins once removed Sir William Burley Ansel Adams rose to prominence as a photographer of the American West, particularly Yosemite National Park, using his work to promote conservation of wilderness areas. His iconic black-and-white images helped to establish photography among the fine arts.
Charles Sherwood Stratton 12th cousins twice removed Richard "Roger" Cave Esquire General Tom Thumb – The Worlds Most Famous Midget. Ten thousand people attended his funeral.
Helen Adams Keller 15th cousins once removed John "Earl of Somerset" Beaufort KG The first deaf blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.
Edouard Beaupre 18th cousins twice removed William (Odingsells) de Oddingseles The Willow Bunch Giant.
Charles Samuel Addams 21st cousins twice removed Sir Thomas de Heton American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters, of which some of the recurring characters became known as "The Addams Family".
Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff-Gordon 5th Bt 10th cousins once removed Sir James "2nd Earl of Arran, Duc de Châtellerault" Hamilton Survivor of the "Titanic". Cosmo and his wife were on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff-Gordon boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg with ticket 11755. Sir Cosmo occupied cabin A-16 and Lady Duff-Gordon cabin A-20. For some reason the Duff-Gordons signed onto the ship as Mr and Mrs Morgan.
Lt. Col. Thomas Edward (T. E.) Lawrence CB DSO 13th cousins once removed James "1st Lord Hamilton, 6th Laird of Cadzow" Hamilton A British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the ruling Ottoman Empire. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as "Lawrence of Arabia".
George Hull 15th cousins four times removed Sir Robert "of Foremark" Franceys Perpetrator of the 1869 "Cardiff Giant" hoax.
George Smith Patton, Jr. 18th cousins twice removed Sir James "the Good" Douglas Audacious and profane, "Old Blood and Guts" was one of the ablest and most controversial U.S. commanders in World War II. Considered one of the most successful combat generals in U.S history he was the first officer assigned to the Tank Corps in WWI. During WWII, he helped lead the Allies to victory North Africa and in the invasion of Sicily. Patton's expertise in tank command helped frustrate the December 1944 German counteroffensive in the Ardennes at the Battle of the Bulge.
General Douglas MacArthur 14th cousins twice removed Sir Otho (Otis) Gilbert American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He commanded the Southwest Pacific in World War II (1939-1945), oversaw the successful Allied occupation of postwar Japan and led the United Nations forces during the start of the Korean War, but later clashed with President Harry Truman over war policy and was removed from command. He was a larger-than-life, controversial figure, who was talented, outspoken and, in the eyes of many, egotistical.
Egbert Roscoe Murrow 13th cousins twice removed Sir John Dunbar aka of Mochrum aka "Edward R. Murrow", the renowned newsman who first gained a following during World War II with his series of live radio broadcasts from Europe and in the 50's stood up to and helped bring down Joseph McCarthy, putting an end to his communist witch hunts.
Ralph Dale (Dale) Earnhardt Sr 15th cousins once removed John Grant of Freuchie 2nd Renowned NASCAR race car driver whose aggressive driving style earned him the nickname "The Intimidator." The #3 Black car is an enduring symbol of the distinguished driver.
Alan Mathison Turing 11th cousins James (Hamilton) Second Earl of Arran British mathematician and , cryptanalyst who was noted for his contributions to mathematical logic and to the early theory, construction, and use of computers.
Scott S. Hamilton 11th cousins twice removed Katherine "Duchess of Lancaster" de Swynford Scott Hamilton is a World Champion American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist (1984). He is known for his backflip on the ice, a move that is technically illegal according to competition rules, but always a crowd-pleaser for non-competitive performances.
William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. KBE 7th cousins three times removed William Alexander An American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status by growing one of the largest ministries in history while remaining free of scandals that plagued other famous televangelists.
Amy Melinda (King) McNally 20th cousins twice removed William (Odingsells) de Oddingseles My wife!
Aviation & Space
Wilbur Wright & Orville Wright 14th cousins twice removed Sir John "of Banbury" Danvers aka d'Anvers American inventors who built and flew the first airplane.
Baron Manfred Albrecht Von Richthofen 12th cousins three times removed Christian (Christian I) Oldenberg German World War One flying ace commonly referred to as "The Red Baron"
Edwin Powell Hubble 14th cousins once removed Sir John "of Balveny, 1st Earl of Atholl" Stewart The Hubble Space Telescope is named after this American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one of the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century.
Amelia Earhart 15th cousins Sir John Stewart aka Lord of Lorn and Innermeath An American aviation pioneer, she was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She became infamous when her airplane mysteriously disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.
Robert Hutchings Goddard 18th cousins once removed Sir Edmund "9th Earl of Arundel" FitzAlan Considered the father of modern rocket propulsion, Goddard, an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket.
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr, 16th cousins once removed William "Lord of Bolton" le Scrope Rear Admiral Shepard was the first of the Project Mercury Seven astronauts named by NASA in April 1959, and he holds the distinction of being the first American to journey into space. He was the fifth of only 12 men to ever walk on the moon, holds the record for being the oldest astronaut to do so and is the first and only person to hit golf shots on the moon.
Dr. Sally Kristen Ride 13th cousins once removed Archibald (Campbell) Earl of Argyll 4th American physicist who became the first American woman in space in 1983. She even had her own catch phrase when people borrowed from Wilson Pickets song Mustang Sally and started saying "Ride, Sally, Ride!"
Authors
William Shakespeare 10th cousins 11 times removed Sir Henry de Champernon Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon".
Jonathan Swift 8th cousins 8 times removed Sir Richard de Brewes Knt formerly Braose An Irish author and satirist. Best known for writing Gulliver's Travels, he was dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens 15th cousins twice removed Sir Robert of Foremark Francis aka Fraunceys aka Mark Twain. American humorist and author who wrote "Tom Sawyer" and "Huck Finn".
Herman Melville 15th cousins twice removed Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG formerly Plantagenet Author of "Moby Dick".
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KGStJ 16th cousins once removed Alan "Baron of Ashby" la Zouche British writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction, which has resulted in Doyle being considered my many to be the father of forensic criminal investigation.
Harriet Beecher Stowe 15th cousins once removed John "Earl of Somerset" Beaufort KG Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Henry David Thoreau 12th cousins three times removed Sir John "of Balveny, Earl of Atholl" Stewart Writer, naturalist, philosopher, pencil maker, surveyor, Transcendentalist, inspector of snow storms. His most famous work was "Walden".
Ralph Waldo Emerson 14th cousins twice removed Lord John Grey KG aka 1st Lord Grey of Rotherfield, Knight of the Garter A Minister, an essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man." Emerson is also well known as a mentor and friend of fellow Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.
Laura Ingalls Wilder 15th cousins once removed Sir Henry de Champernon Author of "Little House on the Prairie"
Walt Whitman 14th cousins four times removed John "7th Earl of Surrey" Warenne Walter Whitman is one of the most celebrated and influential American poets - who is often referred to as the father of free verse. He is most famous for his literary piece "Leaves of Grass" which was written July 4, 1855 and printed nearly eight hundred copies.
James Fenimore Cooper 13th cousins four times removed Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG formerly Plantagenet An author of American fiction. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He is best know for his five Leatherstocking Tales about the American frontier hero Natty Bumppo, of which "The Deerslayer" and "The Last of the Mohicans" were the most famous.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald 13th cousins twice removed Sir William Danvers Knt. Better know as F. Scott Fitzgerald, aka Dracula, was an American novelist, short story writer, and professional horror movie protagonist, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. His most famous novel is "The Great Gatsby".
Upton Sinclair 12th cousins once removed George Leslie fourth Earl of Rothes Author of "The Jungle"
Ernest Miller Hemingway 16th cousins Thomas de Westcote formerly Westcotte aka Littleton Ernest Hemingway was a journalist, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. he is remembered for his short stories such as "The Old Man and the Sea".
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM 16th cousins Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG formerly Plantagenet aka T. S. Eliot, the author who's poems inspired the long running Broadway musical "Cats".
Margaret Mitchell 13th cousins once removed Robert Pembrugge Author of "Gone With the Wind"
Ray Douglas Bradbury 16th cousins once removed Stefan (Stefan II) "Duke of Bavaria" Wittelsbach Ray Bradbury was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. He wrote and consulted on many screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick (1956)[2] and most notably, It Came from Outer Space, and many of his works have been adapted into comic books, television shows, and films.
Valerie Ryan 22nd cousins twice removed Sir Reginald (Reginald II) "Reynold, Lord of Dunster" de Mohun formerly Mohun A truly gifted writer, Valerie's very first book "Seven of I: The Keeper of the Words" was selected as the "2015 Book of the Year" award winner in the Science Fiction / Fantasy genre by BooksandAuthors.com.
The Well-To-Do ...
William Randolph Hearst 18th cousins once removed John Cockayne II Build the largest newspaper and magazine chain in the United States. His life inspired the lead character in Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane in 1941.
John D.Rockefeller 15th cousins once removed Eudes de la Zouche One of the main influences in his life came from a Baptist Preacher when he was a little boy. The preacher gave him this advice: Make as much money as possible, then give away as much money as possible. This lead to Rockefeller's career as a philanthropist. In total it is said that he gave away over 550 million dollars in his life.
Cornelius Vanderbilt 14th cousins three times removed Joan Swillington formerly Le Scrope aka Pert Also known informally as "Commodore Vanderbilt", was an American business magnate and philanthropist who built his wealth in railroads and shipping. Vanderbilt developed a reputation as a plunderer who took no prisoners. The New York Times used the term "Robber Baron" of him to characterize the unethical business practices he used to amass his great wealth.
Jason "Jay" Gould 13th cousins five times removed William of Brereton A leading American railroad developer and speculator. He has been referred to as one of the ruthless robber barons of the Gilded Age, whose success at business made him the ninth richest U.S. citizen in history.
John Pierpont Morgan I 12th cousins four times removed Otto (Otto I) "the Redhead" von Wittelsbach Better known as J. P. Morgan. He had significant influence over the nation's high finance and United States Congress members. He directed the banking coalition that stopped the Panic of 1907. He was the leading financier of the Progressive Era, and his dedication to efficiency and modernization helped transform American business.
William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor 9th cousins twice removed George (George, fifth Lord) Seton A wealthy American-born attorney, politician, businessman, and newspaper publisher and the builder of the original luxury Waldorf–Astoria Hotel, which started as two hotels on Fifth Avenue built because of a feud with his aunt Caroline.
Andrew Carnegie 9th cousins four times removed Sir David "9th Earl Of Crawford" Lindsay A Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and is often identified as one of the richest people.
Isaac Merritt Singer 15th cousins once removed Sir Nicholas Harington MP An American inventor, actor, and businessman who made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, who's net worth was $13 million at the time of his death (approximately 1/709th of US GNP.
Warren Edward Buffett 16th cousins twice removed John "Earl of Somerset" Beaufort KG Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is at this time the most successful investor in the world.
Samuel Moore Walton 12th cousins twice removed Simon Warde Sam Walton was an American businessman best known for founding the retail chain Wal-Mart, which grew to be the world’s largest corporation.
William Henry "Bill" Gates III 15th cousins three times removed Lady Mary Keith aka Countess of Tullibardine An American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist who In 1975, along with Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company.
Thomas Boone (T. Boone) Pickens Jr. 8th cousins Rev James Hamilton The swashbuckling Texas oil-and-gas entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens was an American capitalist. Pickens chaired the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a very well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. As of November 2016, Pickens had a net worth of $500 million.
... and the Black Sheep
Sir Henry Mainwaring 6th cousins 11 times removed Richard de Vernon III A Pirate!
Fletcher H. Christian 15th cousins twice removed Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG formerly Plantagenet The instigator of the famous crew mutiny on "the H.M.S. Bounty".
Erzsebet Bathory 10th cousins 13 times removed Béla (Béla IV) "King of Hungary" of Hungary aka "the Blood Countess", was a countess and a serial killer from the Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary. She has been labelled by Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer. She is often compared with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based, and has also been called "the Countess Dracula".
Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna "Reine de France (Queen of France), Antonia, Madame Deficit, L'Autrichienne, Prisoner 280" de France 10th cousins five times removed Christian (Christian I) Oldenberg Marie "Let them eat cake" Antoinette along with her husband King Louis XVI of France were high-profile victims of the French Revolution, being guillotined in 1793 after having been found guilty of high treason. The "Let them eat cake" quote attributed to her was already floating around having been attributed to others prior to her and would have been highly uncharacteristic of Marie-Antoinette, an intelligent woman who donated generously to charitable causes and, despite her own undeniably lavish lifestyle, displayed sensitivity towards the poor population of France. So as with many memorable moments in history, the quote she's most known for was never actually uttered by her.
Capt. William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield 11th cousins twice removed King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart Patriarch of the Hatfield clan in the historic "Hatfield's & the McCoy's" feud.
John Wilkes Booth 13th cousins four times removed Elizabeth "Countess of Worcester" Stanley Despite his success as an actor on the national stage, John Wilkes Booth will forever be known as the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.
Robert Leroy Parker 17th cousins Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG Better known as "Butch Cassidy", he was a notorious American train robber, bank robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang in the American Old West. Together with an accomplice, Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, better known as "the Sundance Kid", fled first to Bolivia, where Parker and Longabaugh were probably killed in a shootout in November 1908.
Emmett Dalton 16th cousins once removed Sir John [uncertain] "Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Aquitaine, King of Castile, Beauford of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond" of Gaunt KG Emmett was an American outlaw, train robber and member of the Dalton Gang in the American Old West. Part of the ill-fated Dalton raid on two banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, he survived despite receiving 23 gunshot wounds.
Herman Webster "Henry" Mudgett 15th cousins once removed Sir John "of Banbury" Danvers Better known under the name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes or more commonly H. H. Holmes, he came to be recognized as one of America's first serial killers, and some have speculated could have been London's "Jack the RIpper".
Clyde Chestnut "Champion" Barrow 8th cousins three times removed John Clay Better known as the male half of the notorious, heavily romanticized bank robbing killers "Bonnie & Clyde".
Lizzie Andrew Borden 15th cousins twice removed Thomas Stanley Esq. Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her father 40 wacks ...
Hillary (Rodham) Clinton 18th cousins twice removed Friedrich (Friedrich V) "Burggraf von Nürnberg, Reichsfürst" von Nürnberg Involved in Just too many criminal offenses to even begin to list, but because of her political influence, her ability to destroy evidence and lie her way out of trouble, and the fact that no one ever lives long enough to testify against her or her husband, she's never been brought up on charges, even when admitting to violating federal law and committing a felony. For further information see "The Clinton Chronicles" and "Hilliary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.
Lee Harvey Oswald 12th cousins Sir Edmund "9th Earl of Arundel" FitzAlan aka Arundel Accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy but never lived to be brought to trial.
Charles Milles (Maddox) Manson 8th cousins once removed Mary Shaw An American cult leader whose followers, known as the family carried out several notorious murders in the late 1960s and inspired the book Helter Skelter. The famous Tate-La Bianca killings have immortalized him as a living embodiment of evil.
American Presidents
George Washington 8th cousins five times removed King James IV "King of Scots" Stewart 1st President of the United States. In his farewell address Washington expressed his strong support of the importance of religion and morality in promoting both private and public happiness and in promoting the political prosperity of the nation. He further argued that religious principles promote the protection of property, reputation, and life that are the foundations of justice. He cautioned against the belief that the nation's morality can be maintained without religion.
John Adams, Jr. 17th cousins once removed Lord John Grey KG aka 1st Lord Grey of Rotherfield, Knight of the Garter 2nd President of the United States.
Thomas Jefferson 7th cousins 6 times removed George Vincent 3rd President of the United States.
James Madison, Jr. 11th cousins five times removed Sir John "of Banbury" Danvers aka d'Anvers 4th President of the United States.
James Monroe 11th cousins three times removed Colin, First Earl of Argyll Campbell 5th President of the United States.
John Quincy Adams 12th cousins five times removed Gwladus "Gwladis ddu, the star of Abergavenny" Herbert formerly ferch Dafydd aka ferch Dafydd Gam, Vaughan, gwraig William ap Thomas 6th President of the United States.
William Henry Harrison 10th cousins 6 times removed Sir John "5th Baron Scrope of Bolton" le Scrope KG 9th President of the United States.
James Knox Polk 9th cousins 6 times removed Sir William Graham aka 1st Earl of Montrose 11th President of the United States. His major achievements were: the establishment of the northern border of the United States at the 49th Parallel; and the acquisition of California, Nevada, Utah, most of Arizona, and parts of New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming which established the coast-to-coast expansion of the United States.
Zachary Taylor 10th cousins four times removed Richard Morton 12th President of the United States.
Millard Fillmore 12th cousins three times removed Lady Mary Keith aka Countess of Tullibardine 13th President of the United States.
Franklin "Handsome Frank" Pierce 12th cousins five times removed Sir Roger "of Bredwardine" Vaughan aka Vychan, Fychan 14th President of the United States. A successful lawyer by trade he took part in the Mexican American war becoming a brigadier general. He had a relationship with Jefferson Davis during the Civil war that many considered treason. All of his children died young and after the presidency his alcoholism attributed to the demise of his marriage.
Abraham Lincoln 14th cousins three times removed Sir Robert of Foremark Francis aka Fraunceys 16th President of the United States.
Ulysses S. Grant 13th cousins four times removed William De Woodthorpe 18th President of the United States.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes 15th cousins once removed Robert Conyers 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction and the United States' entry into the Second Industrial Revolution.
Stephen Grover Cleveland 12th cousins four times removed Sir Richard Corbet 22th & 24th President of the United States. The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents.
William McKinley Jr. 19th cousins three times removed Shaw Macintosh Sr. aka 4th of Mackintosh 25th President of the United States.
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Jr. 11th cousins once removed Richard de Vernon III 26th President of the United States. Creator of the National Parks Service.
Herbert Clark Hoover 16th cousins Sir William of Brereton 31st President of the United States (1929 to 1933) who was unfortunate enough to have been president during the start of the Great Depression and thus he and his party were blamed for it.
Harry S. Truman 13th cousins once removed John Douglas aka 2nd Earl of Morton 33rd President of the United States. First person in history to authorize the use of an atomic bomb.
Dwight David Eisenhower 18th cousins Lord John Grey KG aka 1st Lord Grey of Rotherfield, Knight of the Garter 34th President of the United States and the commanding general of the victorious Allied forces in Europe during World War II. Creator of the US Interstate Highway System.
John F. Kennedy 12th cousins twice removed James (Hamilton) First Earl of Arran 35th President of the United States.
Richard Milhous Nixon 16th cousins Sir John Ludlow formerly Ludlowe 37th President of the United States. First president to visit both Russia and China in an effort to end the cold war.
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford formerly King 14th cousins Richard de Vernon III 38th President of the United States. Killed his chances at re-election when he pardoned Richard Nixon, but helped heal the country in so doing.
Jimmy E. Carter Jr. 12th cousins once removed Col. Francis Lane Esq. Southern peanut farmer turned politician who became the 39th President of the United States.
Ronald Wilson Reagan 12th cousins George Leslie American actor turned politician who became the 40th President of the United States.
George Walker Bush, Jr. 13th cousins once removed Sir James Hamilton first Laird of Finnart formerly Hamilton 43rd President of the United States. George W. Bush was the president when Islamic terrorists attacked the World Trade Center.
Other Great American Patriots, Heroes & Legends
Samuel Adams Jr. 15th cousins 6 times removed Sir Henry de Champernon Samuel Adams was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. He was a second cousin to President John Adams.
Patrick Henry 9th cousins 7 times removed Sir Thomas Oswald Leigh Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia. In March 1775, Patrick Henry urged his fellow Virginians to arm in self-defense, closing his appeal (uttered at St. John's Church in Richmond, where the legislature was meeting) with the immortal words: "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
John Hancock 11th cousins 6 times removed Sir Robert of Foremark Francis aka Fraunceys American merchant, smuggler, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" has become, in the United States, a synonym for a signature.
Alexander Hamilton 12th cousins twice removed Colin (Colin, First Earl of Argyll) Campbell A Founding Father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party, the founder of the United States Coast Guard, the founder of The New York Post newspaper and the first Secretary of the Treasury,
Nathan Hale 14th cousins four times removed Sir Knight William Harcourt A Captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War under General George Washington. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed as a spy.
Noah Webster 14th cousins three times removed Sir Thomas "Earl of Kent" Holland KG American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author who's name has become synonymous with the American Dictionary. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education".
Benjamin Franklin 12th cousins 6 times removed Sir John Stanley KG Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
Richard Henry Lee third cousins 7 times removed Sir Richard de Grey President of the Continental Congress, Richard Henry Lee was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. After the Revolutionary War, Lee served as President of Congress, from 1784 to 1785, under the Articles of Confederation, and thus, actually was President of the United States.
Sybil Ludington 13th cousins three times removed Alexander "6th Earl of Buchan" Comyn Sybil rode her horse through about 40 miles of woods at night to alert colonial forces in advance of the British Forces. Although not widely remember this was similar to Paul Revere's famous ride though it was actually twice the distance and Sybil was only 16 years old.
Dr. Samuel Prescott 12th cousins four times removed Sir Robert of Foremark Francis aka Fraunceys Dr. Samuel Prescott was a doctor, privateer, militiaman, and alarm ride during the midnight ride of Paul Revere. He was an American Patriot who served his country until his life’s end. Due the well-known poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride“, Prescott’s name is often forgotten as are many other significant men involved in the midnight ride, but his contributions were as significant as Paul Revere, William Dawes, and other riders that rode throughout the night. If it had not been for him, then the Concord militia may have not been alarmed of the British movements throughout the countryside.
Major General Nathanael Greene 13th cousins 7 times removed Margery de Bulkeley formerly Venables aka de Mainwaring (sometimes misspelled Nathaniel) A talented military strategist, one of the most trusted generals of the Revolutionary army in the American Revolutionary War, Washington's friend and comrade-in-arms, he was best known for his successful Southern Campaign, forcing British Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis to abandon the Carolina's and head for Virginia, leading to Britain's ultimate defeat.
Henry Clay 11th cousins once removed James "1st Earl of Arran" First Earl of Arran formerly Hamilton An American lawyer and planter, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. and as secretary of state under President John Quincy Adams. Henry Clay failed in his all consuming ambition to become President of the United States. "I would rather be right than President," was his most famous remark.
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry 13th cousins four times removed Sir John Bagot MP Most noted for his heroic role in leading American forces in a decisive naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, earning him the title "Hero of Lake Erie", for which he received a Congressional Gold Medal and the Thanks of Congress.
Francis Scott Key 15th cousins three times removed Sir John Stanley KG An American lawyer, author, and amateur poet from Georgetown who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".
John Chapman 14th cousins four times removed Margery de Bulkeley formerly Venables aka de Mainwaring aka "Johnny Appleseed" was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia.
Daniel Boone 8th cousins 8 times removed Sir Thomas "Earl of Kent" Holland KG American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States.
Marion Mitchell Morrison 16th cousins twice removed John "Earl of Somerset" Beaufort KG better known by his stage name John Wayne and the nickname "Duke", was an American actor, director, and producer. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades who personified the ideal red-blooded American hero.

Contents

Biography

At the age of 48 with the help and support of my wife Amy I finally attained my childhood dream of becoming a private pilot, the first McNally in my linage to do so!

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by David McNally at registration.
  • Ohio Dept. of Health, Div. of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Live Birth, Reg. Dist. No. 25, Primary Reg. Dist. No. 2501, Registrar's No. 11623, Birth No. 134-. (From copy of original filed at Columbus Health Dept. No. 6454.)
  • Marriage License, The State of Ohio, Franklin County. Recorded Vol. 587, page 141.
  • Some Data Regarding Ancestors & Descendants of Charles E. & Lelia May McNally by Gale McGrath; Pg. 10.
  • The Family of John Price & Nancy Agnes Moore; Griffiths; Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore; 1982; Pg. 64.

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Acknowledgments

Thanks to David McNally for creating McNally-122 on 5 Jan 2013.

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Thank you Dave! I have not yet found a family connection to the Eck and Fuhrman/Foreman families I'm working on (Westminster, Frederick, Maryland) but they seem to be very chummy. I just put up a land agreement between many of the landowners in the Westminster area from 1792 (see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Landowners_agreement_Frederick_Maryland_1792 ) - which I also compared to the 1790 census and started to compare with the Pipe Creek Kreider's records. Included: Jacob Egg, Jacob Foreman, and George Foglesong among others. I have also wondered whether these families met in Westminster or if they had been allied before. Anyway it seemed worth putting them in and seeing if anybody responds. I was just feeling sad earlier today that the surname message boards of yore are all boarded up. All the best, Jane
posted by Jane Peppler
Dave,

Please add me to the trusted list for Clatterbuck-64 Marhl William Clatterbuck Jr.. I would like to complete the merge. I have sent a request and a private message. Thank you,

posted by Philip Smith
Thank you kindly for your assistance in helping us make Ed's profile accessible to him. This will be a huge help for the process of solving his case.

Randee Stewart-Clark

WikiTree Adoption Angel

Hi,

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Hi Dave,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Dave,

We’ve made some exciting changes to the Global Cemeteries Project. The sub-projects have been merged into the Global Project to help with Leadership and to facilitate collaboration.

Some roles within the project have changed. From now on, there are Project Coordinators for each continent, and one for Welcome and Integration, plus Team Leaders for each individual Country etc.

Please let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project, if you’d like to continue in an existing role, and which team(s) you’d like to be on. Please also give me your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group.

Many thanks,

Susie

Leader, Global Cemeteries

Hi David, I found a number of duplicate profiles. You may want to do a "wikitree Matches" from the Find menu above and review your potential watchlist duplicates.
posted by Robin Lee
My grandmother Lewis-16242 was added by you - thank you.

I would like to assume responsibility for her profile, but I am receiving an error message. Naomi Bumgarner is not an active user, "No recipients found for Invitation to Person page." How can I become manager of her profile?

Thanks!

posted by Rachel (Blaine) Franco
David....THANK YOU so much for all of your work on merges, I know how frustrated you were.......
posted by Robin Lee
My deepest apologies to all. I honestly don't understand how this is happening. The Gedcom import instructions I attempted to follow are apparently not working the way I understood them to work and it is extremely frustrating to me, so much so that I abandoned the Gedcom and quit attempting to merge or add any more names. You have my promise that I'll never import a Gedcom again! I'm so sorry,

- Dave

posted by Dave McNally
David, Please spend more time when creating profiles, you continue to create obvious duplicate profiles.
posted by Robin Lee
David, Please make sure you are editing profiles to Wikitree standards during or after your GEDCOMpare edits. Many of the profiles in the Washington family lineage need a lot of work to correct all the unformatted data you have added.
posted by Robin Lee
Hi Dave, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Red Badged "Generous Genealogist", Your assistance to Wikitree members has been noticed and appreciated by others. Thank you!
posted by Dorothy Barry

Rejected matches › David R. McNallyJack D. McNallyDavid McNeillDavid McNeilBrian D. NallyDavid McNeilDavid Gingles McNeillDavid E. McNeill