Category Archives: BadTrees

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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Marlon Brando – Stella or Godfather or Confused?

We’re Related informed me many months ago that Marlon Brando was my 8th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Samuel Younglove (1638-1690), the grandfather of Bethiah Younglove, my 6 times great grandmother, the furthest documented ancestor I have in that … Continue reading

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Ryan White – maybe not,

Ryan White, the symbol for AIDS is a disease that is for all, is reported in # 383 as my 8th cousin, 3 times removed, through our MRCA, Mary Jane Wilkerson (1685-1758), the proposed great grandmother of Samuel Lane (1769-xxxx), … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Poe – Quoth the Raven…

OK, third report might be the clincher, or not.  Notice # 377 has Edgar Allen Poe as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, through our MRCA Elizabeth Townsend (1596-1673), the 3 times great grandmother of Thankful Isham (1752-1834), my 5 … Continue reading

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Jacob Grimm – really scary! and not a fairy tale!

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, is possible only if his lineage can be believed with his two times grandfather being born when his three times great grandfather was only 14!  I know they started … Continue reading

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George Clinton – 5C7R

George Clinton, the first person reported by We’re Related that I had to look up because I had no idea who the heck he was, showed up in a second reporting, # 364, as my 5th cousin, 7 times removed, … Continue reading

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