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Old 10-21-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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I am related to this guy who has many famous descendants Samuel Chapin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also, my Grandma swears she was related to Kit Carson and somewhere there is a letter from him - I am still trying to establish this - that would be pretty cool.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Husband is first cousin, three times removed to President William McKinley.

Pretty much it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:00 AM
 
Location: 6st planet from Sun
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Cousin X-removed, signed U.S. Currency in 1914. Cousin medalled in 1974 Olympics.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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The Plantagenets.

We are descended from John of Gaunt, through the Wests on my maternal grandmother's mother's side.

On my father's side, the direct paternal line leads back to Thomas Doggett, who married Hannah Mayhew. They aren't "famous" as much as just ancient colonists of Massachusetts.
I'm not positive, but I'm sure I've come across those Surnames in my genealogy research. I have wests somewhere in my tree.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I am related to this guy who has many famous descendants Samuel Chapin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also, my Grandma swears she was related to Kit Carson and somewhere there is a letter from him - I am still trying to establish this - that would be pretty cool.
One of my collateral ancestors was Kit Carson's father Lindsey's ranger militia commander in Missouri. Kit named his son Sarshall (sometimes spelled Sarshel or Sarshell) after him. They also named the county there after him.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
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John Rolfe and Pocahontas, and William White who signed the Mayflower Compact. I'm descended from a lot of notable Virginians but unless you're from Virginia or a history buff, most peeps wouldn't know them.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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John Rolfe and Pocahontas, and William White who signed the Mayflower Compact. I'm descended from a lot of notable Virginians but unless you're from Virginia or a history buff, most peeps wouldn't know them.
I probably would. My VA ancestors mostly became notable after they left and went West. The guy mentioned above was born in Culpeper County.

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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My 15th great grandmother was Princess Mary, daughter to King Robert III of Scotland, through her 1405 marriage to Sir James Kennedy. My wife is a 1st cousin (twice removed) of colorful William "Wild Bill" Langer, 17th and 21st governor of North Dakota and U.S. Senator from 1940 to 1959. Langer once visited my wife's grandfather on his west Texas farm.

Among my progenitors are many renown Virginia ancestors including four U.S. Presidents and King Carter. Lizzie Borden is counted among my more infamous connections to New England. However, her quite distant connection to me is only through her very distant cousin, Gail Borden who married my cousin Penelope Mercer.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: 2016 Clown Car...fka: Wisconsin
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My grandfather and g-uncles were quite famous Vaudevillians: The Hickey Bros.

...at least now I know why it's easy to put my leg behind my head...lol!

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