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November 26th, 2008


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09:17 am - Putting on the nerdy librarian glasses...

According to Ancestry.com, I am related to the following people:

John Browning (1855-1926)
Gunsmith
John Browning was a firearms designer who developed a variety of weapons, cartridges, and gun mechanics.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 5 times removed

Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)
American Actress
Four time Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn maintained a successful acting career for over 70 years. Her notable performances in The African Queen and On Golden Pond, as well as countless other films, contributed to her title as the AFI's Greatest American Female Star.
Relationship: 8th Cousin 3 times removed

Robert Peel (1788-1850)
American Police Officer
Robert Peel was the originator of the modern concept of the police force. He reformed British criminal law and established the Metropolitan Police Force.
Relationship: Distant (25) Great Grandfather

Maurice "Rocket" Richard (1921-2000)
Hockey Player
Hockey player Maurice "Rocket" Richard was the first to score 50 goals in one season, doing so in 50 games, and the first to score 500 goals in a career. He finished his career with 544 goals in the regular season, with 82 in the playoffs.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937)
Scottish Novelist
James Matthew Barrie wrote the stories of Peter Pan and The Lost Boys. His college acquaintances include Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Lewis Stevenson, with whom he wrote for the university newspaper.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 6 times removed

Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)
17th President of the United States of America
After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Vice-President Andrew Johnson assumed the Presidency. Johnson was the first president to be impeached, but was acquitted of the charges.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed

John Trumbull (1756-1843)
American soldier, diplomat, author, painter After a military career aiding George Washington, John Trumbull went abroad to paint. His skill as an artist went largely unnoticed until the U.S. Senate commissioned him to paint 4 war paintings which now hang in the U.S. Capitol. He went on to be president of the American Academy of Fine Art.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 8 times removed

James "Wild Bill" Hickock (1837-1876)
American Outlaw James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was a legendary gunfighter and law man in the American Wild West. Many characters in Western novels are fashioned after Hickok.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 7 times removed

Emmett Ashford (1914-1980)
Baseball Umpire
Emmett Littleton Ashford was the first African American umpire to work in Major League Baseball. He dressed impeccably and exaggerated his calls with gestures.
Relationship: 8th Cousin 2 times removed

Freddie Prinze (1954-1977)
American Comedian Freddie Prinze was a Puerto Rican-American standup comedian and actor. He got his big break on the "Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson" getting an interview after his routine. Prinze also starred in "Chico and the Man".
Relationship: 12th Cousin 1 times removed

William Thomson (1824-1907)
Irish-Scottish Scientist
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, was an Irish Scottish mathematician and scientist known for his contributions to the studies of thermodynamics and electricity.
Relationship: 8th Cousin 16 times removed

George Read (1733-1798)
Delaware Representative
George Read, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Delaware, was highly involved in the politics of the early United States. He served as a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, was a Continental Congressman, and later was Delaware's representative in the U.S. Senate.
Relationship: Distant (46) Great Grandfather

Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)
12th President of the United States With most of his background in military service, Zachary Taylor assumed the title "Twelfth President of the United States" in 1849. He was the second president to die in office.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 10 times removed

Millard Fillmore (1800-1874)
13th President of the United States of America
Made president after the sudden death of President Taylor, Vice-President Millard Fillmore made his mark on the country by signing the Compromise of 1850 in an effort to avoid Civil War.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 7 times removed

John Ledyard (1751-1789)
American Explorer
John Ledyard was an explorer who assisted Captain James Cook in the discovery of Hawaii.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 8 times removed

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893)
19th President of the United States of America
Rutherford B. Hayes was known for his honesty and military involvement in the American Civil War. After the scandal ridden years of the Grant administration, Hayes restored trust to the presidency and ended Reconstruction during his term.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 6 times removed

Mamie Eisenhower (1896-1979)
First Lady
Mamie Doud Eisenhower was the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Her popularity came from her beautiful clothes, her pride in her home and her husband, and her million dollar fudge recipe.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 4 times removed

George Eastman (1854-1932)
American Inventor
George Eastman founded the Eastman Kodak Co. and invented roll film. His invention was also a precursor for motion picture film.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 6 times removed

Raymond Massey (1896-1983)
Canadian Actor
Raymond Hart Massey became famous from his traditional American roles even though he was Canadian. He starred in films such as Abe Lincoln in Illinois and How the West Was Won.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 6 times removed

Jacques Cartier (1491-1557)
French Explorer
On his first voyage to try and find a western trade route to Asia, Jacques Cartier instead stumbled upon what is present day Quebec. He is the first known European to explore Canada. In total, Cartier made 3 voyages to explore and settle Canada.
Relationship: Distant (21) Great Grandfather

William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951)
Newspaper magnate
William Randolph Hearst was a newspaper mogul who was responsible for inventing yellow journalism. His reporters often invented scandalous stories to sell papers.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 4 times removed

Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)
17th President of the United States of America
After the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Vice-President Andrew Johnson assumed the Presidency. Johnson was the first president to be impeached, but was acquitted of the charges.
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 6 times removed

John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895)
American Outlaw
John Wesley Hardin was an outlaw and gunfighter in Texas. He was reported to be the meanest man alive, once killing a man just for snoring. Most of his gunplay was a result of his short temper.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 5 times removed

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
American Author
Jack Kerouac (born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac) was from a French-American home living in the Beat Generation. His innovative writings include "On the Road" and "Book of Dreams".
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed

Barbara Pierce Bush (1925-)
First Lady
Barbara Bush, wife of George H. W. Bush, was a strong advocate for literacy and education, having had several schools named for her.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed

George Walker Bush (1946-)
43rd President of the United States of America
George W. Bush declared a global War on Terrorism and the overthrow of the Taliban. He also adopted the No Child Left Behind Act.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 1 times removed

Richard M Nixon (1913-1994)
37th President of the United States of America
Richard Milhous Nixon was the first U.S. President to resign from office. His resignation came from impeachment caused by the Watergate Scandal.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 1 times removed

William Avery "Billy" Bishop (1894-1956)
Military
Canadian World War I flying ace William Avery Bishop is credited with 72 victories, the highest number for a British Empire pilot.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed

Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886)
21st President of the United States of America
Chester Alan Arthur became the 21st President of the United States after the assassination of James Garfield. His presidency is remembered for the Pendleton Act, which helped reform civil service, and Tariff Reforms.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 6 times removed

Tom Landry (1924-2000)
Football player, head coach
Football defensive back Tom Landry played for the New York Giants and later became the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, winning two Super Bowl titles
Relationship: 8th Cousin 1 times removed

William Avery "Billy" Bishop (1894-1956)
Military
Canadian World War I flying ace William Avery Bishop is credited with 72 victories, the highest number for a British Empire pilot.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 4 times removed

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
French Philosopher
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a French philosopher, was highly influential in the French revolution and is remembered for his idea of a "social contract." His theories and philosophies are still taught today.
Relationship: 10th Cousin 1 times removed

Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
French Microbiologist and Chemist
Louis Pasteur is famous for "pasteurization," a means of preventing milk from going sour. He also invented the first vaccine for rabies.
Relationship: 8th Cousin 7 times removed

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
English Author
English author Aldous Huxley emigrated to England with his scientifically genius family. He was known for his novels, such as "Brave New World" and "Time Must Have a Stop".
Relationship: 10th Cousin 4 times removed

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
German Composer
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, or Felix Mendelssohn, was a composer during the Romantic period. A prolific composer, Mendelssohn was very popular during his day and remains a staple in classical music history.
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 26 times removed


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