Monthly Archives: April 2018

Willie Nelson – y’all are cousin

Notice # 422 shows Willie and I are 8th cousins through our MRCA, Mary Jane Wilkerson (1697-1758).  Mary Jane apparently was able to give birth to a daughter, the next in Willie’s ancestral line, 9 years BEFORE she was born: … Continue reading

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Samuel Morse – no code to hide this one…

Samuel Finley Breese Morse is reported as my 3rd cousin, 6 times removed, in notice # 421 from We’re Related.  Our MRCA is supposed to be Mary Rockford (1668-1700), the great great grandmother of Esther Clark, my 4 times great … Continue reading

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James Thurber – second time a hit!

James Thurber appears as my 8th cousin, once removed in notice # 420 from We’re Related through our MRCA, Esther Ballard (1632-1717), my 8th great grandmother.  This lineage is well documented.  So, it looks like this might actually be a … Continue reading

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President Chester A. Arthur — really close

President Chester Alan Arthur showed up in notice # 419 as my 6th cousin, 5 times removed, through our MRCA, Alice Atkins (1576-1650), the proposed mother of John Stevens (1600-1670), my 9 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor … Continue reading

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Annie Oakley – ye ha!

Notice # 418 says Annie Oakley (aka Phoebe Ann Mosey) is my 7th cousin, 3 times removed, through our MRCA, Mary Newhall (1637-1694), the proposed 4 times great grandmother of my brick wall 3 times great grandfather, Abner Cummings (1802-1848). … Continue reading

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Eliza McCardle Johnson — FLOTUS

Eliza McCardle is reported to be my 7th cousin, 3 times removed, through our MRCA, Mary West (1579-1647), the projected grandmother of Isaac Lawrence (1652-1731), my 7 times great grandfather and not quite the furthest ancestor I have documented in … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan – my teflon cousin?

President Ronald Reagan is reported to be my 8th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Thomas Harris (1641-1711), the proposed grandfather of Dinah Harris (1702-1796), my 6 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  … Continue reading

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