Category Archives: Genealogy

New Direction …

OK, even I am tired of the We’re Related endless start, stop, restart, and trying to figure out what bad trees they are basing their predictions of relationship upon.  The final straw was today’s notice the Ron Howard was my … Continue reading

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Henry Ford – can I get a Mustang wholesale?

So, Henry Ford is my 6th cousin, 5 times removed?  Report # 427 even has our MRCA being Deacon William Ford (1604-1676), the 4 times great grandfather of my 4 times great grandmother, Esther Clark, and the furthest documented ancestor … Continue reading

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Cole Porter .. ♪ ♫

Report # 426 has Cole Porter as my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Mary Levett [married to Elder John White (1600-1713), the 3 times great grandparents of Esther Clark, my 4 times great grandmother and the furthest documented … Continue reading

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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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