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Old 10-16-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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My mother's fifth cousin was David "Davy" Crockett. Do you have any Famous Ancestors?

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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Yes, a couple.

The British Monarchs... Queen Mary (of William and Mary) and her sister Queen Anne. Their mother was my kinswoman.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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My children (thru my first husband) are related to Andrew Jackson
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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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.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Elizabeth Andrew Borden was a 6th cousin.......
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Yes.
Can't say-as the answer could possibly "out" my identity.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Yes.
Can't say-as the answer could possibly "out" my identity.
Probably not unless was a parent or grandparent.

Some of mine were well known at one time and within a certain geography (the 19th century American West) but their notoriety has been lost in the mists of time.

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I've LOVE to have Davy Crockett. I'd be afraid to have Lizzie Borden. :0

I have lots of early New England settlers but the only sort of famous one was Robert Rogers of Vermont's Roger's Rangers. "Northwest Passage." They intermarried and are my ancestors.

The hand book for the Green Berets is modeled after things that Robert Rogers wrote about how to fight in the woods, survival, that sort of thing.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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I've LOVE to have Davy Crockett. I'd be afraid to have Lizzie Borden. :0

I have lots of early New England settlers but the only sort of famous one was Robert Rogers of Vermont's Roger's Rangers. "Northwest Passage." They intermarried and are my ancestors.

The hand book for the Green Berets is modeled after things that Robert Rogers wrote about how to fight in the woods, survival, that sort of thing.
Some of mine were associates of Daniel Boone's and Kit Carson's and inter-married with their families. Interesting that a connection with KIt shows up on both my mom's and dad's sides.

My 3xgreat grandfather's brother was a governor of Missouri before the Civil War.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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Although not a direct ancestor, James Madison (4th Prez of the US) is great grandson of my 6-great grand uncle (or, as some would say and assuming I'm reading the chart properly, my 7th cousin four times removed).

My wife has several ancestors who were directly involved in the Hatfield-McCoy saga, on both sides.
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