Monthly Archives: April 2018

Johnny Cash – man in black, yellow and orange!

Report #425 has Johnny Cash as my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Magdalena Essig (1615-1680), the proposed 5th great grandmother of my great great grandmother (and current brick wall) Mary Ann Allen (1836-xxxx). The surnames imply a need to dig … Continue reading

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Brad Paisley – – yo, cousin?

# 424 reports that Brad Paisley is my 8th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Hannah Brown, the great great grandmother of Abner Cummings (1802-1848), my 3 times great grandfather, my brick wall, the end of my documentation in that … Continue reading

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Harry Reid — just what I needed, another politician!

So, # 423 says Senator Harry Mason Reid is my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Mary Fletcher (1630-1683), my 8 times great grandmother, fully documented.  So if what We’re Related shows for Harry’s lineage is valid, we are cousins.  Of … Continue reading

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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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