Monthly Archives: January 2018

Dale Earnhardt – not the first really fast relative …

So, We’re Related thinks Dale Earnhardt is my 9th cousin!  We link up through our MRCA, Jacobus Schaeffer (1657-1714), the great great grandfather of John Backus (1750-1823), the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage and my 4 times … Continue reading

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James Madison – second go —

In notice # 389, We’re Related, has notified that President James Madison was my 6th cousin, six times removed, through our MRCA, John Hall (1540-1630), the proposed great grandfather of Samuel Hall (1644-1689), my 8 times great grandfather and the … Continue reading

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Matthew McConaughey – ‘Alright, Alright, Alright’

The latest notice (#388) tells me that Matthew McConaughey is my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Thomas Deane (1639-1697), the proposed father of my 7 times great grandmother Lydia Dean (1679-1726), the furthest documented ancestor I have in this lineage.  … Continue reading

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