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Old 11-07-2017, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Polynesia
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Infamous in my case, rather than famous. I am not proud of my ancestry and, in, fact, even too ashamed to name my ggg grandfather on an anonymous board. He was evil.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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This guy was my double uncle (descended from 2 of his less famous brothers.)

https://americanart.si.edu/artwork/i...k-porter-16618



I have seen Mayer's sketchbook, and the portrait face is a composite of sketches he did of Squire Jack, and my direct ancestor Squire Mike.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:45 PM
 
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Not my relative but my grand daughter is engaged to marry a great great grandson of William Notman, the internationally recognized Scottish-Canadian photographer of the late 19th century.

Hmm? I thought I had posted in this thread before but my relatives in Texas were more infamous than famous.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:48 PM
 
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Whether that be whoever

My great great great grandmother was married to the person who discovered Kenya
I'm not sure what this even means? Kenya had a thriving successful human community LONG before your great great great grandmother graced the earth. Like, thousands of years before your ancestor married someone who "discovered" Kenya.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:00 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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14th cousins with Bob Newhart the actor.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I'm not sure what this even means? Kenya had a thriving successful human community LONG before your great great great grandmother graced the earth. Like, thousands of years before your ancestor married someone who "discovered" Kenya.
Even if he means the first European to reach Kenya, that was Vasco da Gama in 1498. Pretty sure no one living today had a 3rd great grandmother alive in 1498 because that's mathematically impossible.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Kevin Bacon, I think
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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My mother’s cousin is a famous photographer.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:54 PM
 
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My dad was well enough known that when he died earlier this year, the AP contacted my brother for his obituary and it was run in all the major papers.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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My ancestor was a big shot Bostonian and he decided the blue blooded life was not for him and he went west and became a cattle rustler and a horse thief and a really good one. He decided to quit while he was still ahead and went and hid out with the Mormons and thats how we all became Mormon
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