Category Archives: Genealogy

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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Matthew McConaughey – ‘Alright, Alright, Alright’

The latest notice (#388) tells me that Matthew McConaughey is my 9th cousin through our MRCA, Thomas Deane (1639-1697), the proposed father of my 7 times great grandmother Lydia Dean (1679-1726), the furthest documented ancestor I have in this lineage.  … Continue reading

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William Blake – romantic poet not accepted in his own time — must be a cousin!

William Blake is reported to be my 5th cousin, six time removed, through MRCA William Lane (1580-1654), the proposed grandfather of Hannah Baker (1638-1717), my 8 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  So, … Continue reading

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Sir Francis Bacon – what’s not to like about a BACON?

OK, now we jump from my 9 times great grandfather,  George Lewis (1600-1664), to his proposed great grandfather and the MRCA with Sir Francis, Nicholas Bacon (1509-1579).  This results in Sir Francis being my first cousin, 12 times removed.  Diggig … 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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President Calvin Coolidge – I’ll stay silent, too.

For the second time, We’re Related has told me that President Calvin Coolidge is a cousin.  In Report # 385 he is my 7th cousin, 3 times removed, through MRCA Dolour Davis (1602-1673), the proposed grandfather of Hannah Lewis (1659-1717), … Continue reading

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