Monthly Archives: November 2017

Zachary Taylor – triple threat!

President Zarhary Taylor appeared for the third time in a notification from We’re Related.  This time, #376 has him as my 6th cousin, 6 times removed, through our MRCA, Elizabeth Bodenham (1538-1636), the grandmother of Mary Moulson, my 9th great … Continue reading

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Henry David Thoreau – no contemplation on Walden Pond….

Report # 375 has Henry David Thoreau as my 6th cousin, 5 times removed, trough our MRCA Richard Warren (1580-1628), the grandfather of Jonathan Sprague (1648-1741), my 8th great grandfather.   Unfortunately, We’re Related postulates that the connection between the two … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine – 5C8R

Report # 374 shows Thomas Paine as my 5th cousin, 8 times removed, through our MRCA Richard Gunne (1541-xxxx), my 12th great grandfather.  This line is fully documented!  Now it is just a matter of verifying the lineage presented for … Continue reading

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Stephen King — miss then a hit!

Stephen King showed up in We’re Related report # 373 as my  9th cousin through our MRCA Esther Ballard (1632-1717), my 8th great grandmother – fully documented!  In addition, the first two generations down from Grandmother Esther in Stephen’s lineage … Continue reading

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Ring Lardner – close to confirming…..

Ringold Lardner was the subject of We’re Related report # 371 showing us as 7th cousin, four times remove, through our MRCA John Thompson (1577-1627), the father of Anthony Thompson (1614-1648), my 9th great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor … Continue reading

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John Kerry – married well, cuz!

John Kerry, my 9th cousin, through our MRCA Samuel Richardson (1635-1719) [see Johnny Depp, yesterday’s post] is married to the heiress of the Heinz fortune, Teresa Heinz.  Not significant except that the family of my grandfather was not allowed to … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp – Capn Jack Sparrow is my cuz?

We’re Related report # 370 says Johnny Depp is my 9th cousin through our MRCA Samuel Richardson (1635-1719), the great great grandfather of Samuel Lane (1769-xxxx), my 4 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that … Continue reading

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