Monthly Archives: January 2018

Bobby Jones — Fore!! Well, really 8, twice removed.

Bobby Jones as my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, William Macomber (1610-1670), the proposed great grandfather of Nathaniel White (1700-1764), my 6 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor in that lineage.  The lines seem to be … Continue reading

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Truman Capote – not in Cold Blood or ….

Truman Capote, one of the more prolific writers of the first half of the 20th century, is reported as my 8th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Daniel Erhardt (1646-xxxx), the supposed 3 times great grandfather of my 4 times … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell – No wonder I always grabbed the Saturday Evening Post at my grandparents.

Norman Rockwell as my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Benjamin Clark (1644-1724), the suggested great great grandfather of Esther Clark, my 4 times great grandmother and the end of my documented Clark lineage.  There have been a number of other … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson – another potential for extra credit missed!

Robert Louis Stevenson as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed!  Author of Treasure Island, one of the first books I remember reading.  We cross our MRCA, John Bland (1572-1668), the proposed grandfather of my 8 times great grandfather, Edward Smith … Continue reading

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Johnny Appleseed – 6C2R – Ahhhh Chooo

OK, so for the second time, We’re Related has told me John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) is my cousin.  In Report # 397 he is my 6th cousin, 5 times removed, through our MRCA, Susan Warren (1555-1613), the proposed 4 … Continue reading

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Maria Shriver – and the rest of the Kennedy Klan …

Maria Shriver is reported in # 396 as my 9th cousin, through our MRCA, Esther Ballard (1632-1717), my documented 8 times great grandmother.  Cousin Maria’s lineage is traced through her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  This would make Eunice my 8th … Continue reading

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Katie Holmes – but I won’t be jumping on Oprah’s couch any time soon!

So, We’re Related, Katie Holmes is my 6th cousin, 5 times removed?  Maybe you need to check the lineage you defined for her in notice # 395.  You have her 6 times great grandmother, Ann Caudill (1731-1836) being the daughter … Continue reading

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