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Old 04-17-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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We are related to Catherine Howard, Henry the VIII's fifth wife. Also, supposedly, Lady Godiva. According to Ancestry dot com we are related to the mayor of Jerusalem during and just after the crusades. The Howard's, because of royal blood, trace their ancestry back to the Vikings.

More recently: Lewis Kingman, who surveyed along the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad's right-of-way between Needles, Calif., and Albuquerque, N.M. Lewis Kingman supervised the building of the railroad from Winslow, Ariz. to Beale's Springs, which is near the present location of the town of Kingman. Is a great great uncle.

A famous connection. We have an a very amusing letter from a relative, Charles Howard who served under General Custer in the Civil War. Apparently, being forced to ride a horse on a forced march with dysentery is not a pleasant experience.

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Old 04-21-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Yes, but I'd rather not say...
I know how you feel. After I started genealogy, I stumbled across a dark family secret. After my 2nd great grandfather died, my g-g-grandmother remarried. Her second husband was the brother of a notorious bank robber during the 1930's. He was famous.

I'd rather not say.

But my father knew the whole story and kept it a secret from me. He never spoke about it until I confronted him with my research. I guess he was ashamed that we had an "outlaw" in the family tree.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I don't know yet, I recently took the ancestry DNA test and will see what I discover in a few weeks.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Yes, I am related on my dad's side to one of the 2016 POTUS candidates.

It was funny because we just found out about 4 years ago.

I'm his 4th cousin.

On my mom's side, I'm related to the Black Donnellys.

I'm not sure if that counts for "famous" or is closer to "infamous"
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Prescott Arizona
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Lou Gehrig is my great great uncle.

Not sure if that's a good thing
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I'm a descendant of John Winthrop, founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; Richard Warren, Mayflower passenger; and cousin to FDR among a number of other fancy New Englanders. That's not bad for a Georgia girl.
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Old 04-23-2017, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Adam and his wife Eve.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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Salmon P. Chase
Sally,
Chase is on the $10,000 bill..
And ironically, he was a (wise) critic of paper currency.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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My favorite uncle was making headlines in all the papers several years ago....and I know I was his favorite nephew because he said he wanted me to sit on his lap when he got the chair at The Big House.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I had a aunt related too Terry Bradshaw.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Bradshaw
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