Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hamilton Prioleau Bee – 6th cousin, 5 times removed — or maybe not

We’re Related provided complete pedigree lines for both Hamilton and me all the way to our MRCA, Henry Burt (1595-1662).   But there is a problem, I have John Munn, the son of Benjamin Munn, the son of John Munn … Continue reading

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James Buchanan Eads – patented cousin

James Buchanan Eads, 6th cousin, 3 times removed, has a clean line reported for my line up to the MRCA, my 8th great grandmother, Esther Ballard (1632-1717).  James’ line is as defined.  So all looks well for this civil engineer, … Continue reading

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Francis Edwin Brownell – 6C4R – Medal of Honor Recipient

Cousin Francis goes up my well documented Botsford line and into the Camp line ending with our MRCA, Mary Canfield (1625-1733) – the, as yet, undocumented mother of my 8 times great grandfather Samuel Camp (1645-1763).    The line shown … Continue reading

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Harriet Beecher Stowe – the “little lady that started the Civil War”

From yesterday’s Civil War General to the woman Abraham Lincoln referred to as “the little lady that started the war”, Harriet Beecher Stowe is reported to be my 5th cousin, 5 times removed, though her mother, Roxanna Foote.   Our … Continue reading

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Adelbert Ames – Civil War General

Adelbert Ames is reported to be my sixth cousin, 5 times removed, through our MRCA, Anthony Eames (1595-1686).  I have documented Anthony as my 10th Great grandfather, so this is a full pedigree for my line.  Adelbert’s raises the question … Continue reading

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Ben Hogan – par 3 for 7th, once removed

Hard to believe based on my golf ability, but Ben Hogan is purported to be my 7th cousin, once removed.  I always joked that between golf and bowling, if I were allowed to flip the scores, I could be a … Continue reading

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William Rockefeller, Sr. – black sheep extraordinary

William Rockefeller as 6th cousin, 4 times removed would be the perfect example of the family black sheep!  Everyone wants this type of scoundrel in the family.  And it does not hurt that his two sons founded Standard Oil!  The … Continue reading

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