Category Archives: BadTrees

John Jay – Supreme cousin!

First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States as my 5th cousin, 8 times removed — should get me out of at least a parking ticket on the Mall!  Well, that would imply the pedigrees were accurate. … Continue reading

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Stephen King — now this is scary!

Stephen King, the king of horror fiction, as my 8th cousin, twice removed!  A fairly clean pedigree presented by We’re Related.  Our MRCA, Mary Jane Wilkerson (1680-1758), was also within the line for Julia Boggs Grant with the dates (1697-1758). … Continue reading

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William S Burroughs – cool, baby!

William Seward Burroughs II, my potential 9th cousin, twice removed.  The product of a well heeled family (think Burroughs Adding Machines that morphed into Burroughs computers) who went Beat, did drugs, became an artistic individual.  Wrote and painted under the … Continue reading

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Hannibal Hamlin — levels of Private

Little remembered first V.P. under Abraham Lincoln, and little proved 5th cousin 7 times removed for me.  The pedigree chart for me through my 5th great grandmother, Thankful Isham (1752-1834) – really love that name — I can verify, then … Continue reading

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Lindsey Buckingham – Fleeting – not Mac

Lindsey Buckingham is reported to be my 9th cousin, once removed.  The member of Fleetwood Mac’s pedigree ends with PRIVATE PRIVATE.  The connection to my line is the last PRIVATE.  Once again, this appears to be “We’re Related”‘s way of … Continue reading

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Cecil B. DeMille – not quite ready for a close up.

As my 9th cousin, once removed, C.B. has a lot of issues.   The pedigree chart provided by We’re Related leaves the top two generations of my line as PRIVATE MALE, yet claims the lower generation is of the surname … Continue reading

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Priscilla Mullins Alden — Private Pilgrim

As a third cousin, eleven times removed, Priscilla Mullins, the wife of John Alden, has more PRIVATE entries than I have seen in a long time — both in my pedigree chart and in her chart that links to the … Continue reading

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