Category Archives: History

George Washington Carver – by adoption!

George Washington Carver was reported as my 7th cousin, 3 times removed.  Apparently, there was no need to check his biography to ascertain that the person defined as his mother, Susan Blue (1814-1882), was the woman who adopted him after … 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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Colin Powell, Sir!

We’re Related tells me that the Four Star, Secretary of State, Chief of Staff,  is my 8th cousin, twice removed, though our MRCA, Jonathan Briggs (1635-1690), the proposed great grandfather of Sarah Thrasher (1740-1769), my 6 times great grandmother.  In … 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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John Kerry – married well, cuz!

John Kerry, my 9th cousin, through our MRCA Samuel Richardson (1635-1719) [see Johnny Depp, yesterday’s post] is married to the heiress of the Heinz fortune, Teresa Heinz.  Not significant except that the family of my grandfather was not allowed to … Continue reading

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Johnny Depp – Capn Jack Sparrow is my cuz?

We’re Related report # 370 says Johnny Depp is my 9th cousin through our MRCA Samuel Richardson (1635-1719), the great great grandfather of Samuel Lane (1769-xxxx), my 4 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that … Continue reading

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Abigail (Powers) Fillmore, FLOTUS

In notification # 368. We’re Related tells me that Abigail Powers Fillmore, wife of President Millard Fillmore, is my 4th cousin, 6 times removed through our MRCA, Abigail Harvey (1665-1734), the grandmother of Abigail Crossman (1690-1767), my 7 times great … Continue reading

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