Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife!

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Bobby Darin appears to really be my 9th cousin!  My full line is documented straight up to the MRCA, my 8th great grandmother, Joanna Inman (1648-1718).  Walden Robert Cassotto’s (his real name) line contains NO PRIVATE entries either.   Chalk one up for a hit!  Recording artist, actor, and MY COUSIN WAS MARRIED TO SANDRA DEE!

 

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Bob Barker – T or C? Is the Price Right?

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Bob Barker, 8th cousin, twice removed, yes, my dog has been neutered.  The pedigree chart provided by We’re Related has not!   All entries are filled in — both lines.  My line traces to my proven 6th great grandfather, Moses Hitchcock (1717-1768).  Then 3 more generations to be investigated to our MRCA, Samuel Chapin (1598-1675).  This time, I have direct line clues, Moses → Nathaniel Hitchcock (1677-1761), his father → Hannah Chapin (1644-1719), Nathaniel’s mother → Samuel Chapin, Hannah’s father and Bob and my MRCA.  The To Do list is appended and there will either be Truth or Consequences to the search.  Hopefully, the Price Is Right.

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Chuck Jones – an animated relation?

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Chuck Jones as my 9th cousin — when I was a kid I could have really been impressed!  The lineage provided by We’re Related is surprising – No PRIVATE entries on either of our lines.  Our MRCA, Lydia Leland (1640-1700) is 4 generations removed from my latest confirmed ancestor, my 4 times great grandmother, Esther Clark.  There may be fact or fiction in this lineage.  I need to do my own investigation, but these are new clues that will take me back another few generations.  And who knows, I might pick up a famous animator along the way as relative!

 

 

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Pres. John Quincy Adams – new line

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I received the notice that John Quincy Adams was my 4th cousin, seven times removed and I thought, “Well about time!”.   JQA was the 292nd notification from We’re Related.  His father, Pres. John Adams, was the 3rd notification.  I then looked at the pedigree chart presented for the son versus that of the father and they are of different lines of descent.  John Adams goes up my Botsford line to MRCA, Henry Adams (1583-1646).  John Quincy Adams also goes up my Botsford line, but to MRCA, Samuel Bass (1600-1694).  And, even though he appear as PRIVATE MALE in the role of JQA’s father,  John Adams is also a descendant of Samuel Bass.  This makes them doubles.   That is, if I can actually find the backup evidence.

 

 

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John Jay – Supreme cousin!

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First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States as my 5th cousin, 8 times removed — should get me out of at least a parking ticket on the Mall!  Well, that would imply the pedigrees were accurate.  I was pleased to see the ever-present PRIVATE was missing from both lines.  Beyond my 8th great grandfather, I will need to prove out 4 more generations to arrive at the MRCA, John Phillips (1536-1626).  But, that would be an interesting To Do.  Looking at the pedigree supplied for Justice Jay, I was amazed to see that his great great grandfather sired a son at the age of 9! Possible some creative name matching here with little thought to “could not have really been the right person”?

 

 

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Johns Hopkins – can I find a doctor?

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With Johns Hopkins as my 5th cousin, five times removed, I should be able to garner some priority in a medical emergency. Shouldn’t I?  And, yes, his parents decided that his name should be JOHNS not JOHN.  He inherited it from his great grandmother, Margaret Johns, who also had named his grandfather Johns Hopkins.  As far as my pedigree from We’re Related goes, it is a bit suspect.  There is a PRIVATE FEMALE that leads to a female names Presocia that leads to the MRCA, Thomas Sparrow (1620-1717) — I wonder if Capt. Jack Sparrow will appear in a future notification.  Looks a bit shady.  The Hopkins line is fairly clean up to the MRCA.  So, possibly, with a lot of work, this too can be fleshed out.

 

 

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Stephen King — now this is scary!

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Stephen King, the king of horror fiction, as my 8th cousin, twice removed!  A fairly clean pedigree presented by We’re Related.  Our MRCA, Mary Jane Wilkerson (1680-1758), was also within the line for Julia Boggs Grant with the dates (1697-1758).  A difference in birth years of 17!   Significant?  Not really, if you look to the next generation in “Cousin Stephen’s” line.  Martha Lee Corbin (1688-1793) was either born when her mother was 8 years old or nine years before her mother.   Either way, I doubt this is accurate.

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