Famous Relations

Wow I'm amazed at who I am related to!  If you were to do a search of your ancestors, you'd be amazed, too.  I am still doing research on famous ancestors, so I am sure I will be adding more soon!



          
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Signer of The Declaration of Independence, William Williams
19th President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes
40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan
41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush
First Lady, Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson
First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson
Inventors of the first successful airplane, The Wright Brothers
American cook and author, Julia McWilliams AKA Julia Child
American bank robber, Pretty Boy Floyd
American outlaw, Sam Bass
First woman to sit on the House of Commons, Vicountess Nancy Astor
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Founder of airship
King of Rock N' Roll, Elvis Presley
Queen Elizabeth II
Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback, first African-American governor of a U.S. State
Actor Laurence Olivier
Actress Ruby Dee
Actress Joan Crawford
Actor Marlon Brando
Actor John Wayne
Actor Cary Grant
Roger Sherman, only person to sign Declaration of Independence, Continental Association, Articles of Confederation and Constitution
Canadian physician, Sir William Osler
Legend of the Old American West, John Peters Ringo
American poet, Walt Whitman
English poet, Alfred Tennyson
Author of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
English novelist, George Orwell
American novelist, Louisa May Alcott
English crime writer, Agatha Christie
 

OTHER RELATIVES THAT ARE FAMOUS

DAVID BARTON - FIRST SENATOR OF MISSOURI
    [MY 1ST COUSIN, FOUR TIMES REMOVED]

REV. ISAAC BARTON - TENNESSEE BAPTIST PREACHER
    [6TH GREAT-GRAND UNCLE]

ELIJAH JONES DAVIDSON - DISCOVERED THE OREGON CAVES
    [MY HALF 3RD COUSIN, 4 TIMES REMOVED]

SAM HILDEBRAND - THE BIG RIVER BUSHWACKER
    [2ND COUSIN, FOUR TIMES REMOVED OF HIS WIFE, MARGARET HAMPTON HILDEBRAND]

SAM HILDEBRAND - AUTOBIOGRAPHY [.PDF]
    [HE MENTIONS MANY OF MY RELATIVES IN THE BOOK]

CAPTIAN IVEN CARL KINCHELOE, JR. - FIRST HUMAN TO FLY OVER 100,000 FEET
    [MY 4TH COUSIN, TWICE REMOVED]

SARAH BARTON MURPHY - HELD FIRST SUNDAY SCHOOL WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI
    [MY 6TH GREAT-GRANDMOTHER]

REV. JOHN ECLES MURPHY - PIONEER OREGON CIRCUIT RIDING PREACHER
    [MY HALF SECOND COUSIN, 5 TIMES REMOVED]

REV. WILLIAM MURPHY - TENNESSE BAPTIST PREACHER
    [MY 6TH GREAT-GRANDFATHER]

ROGER WILLIAMS - FOUNDER OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
    [MY 10TH GREAT-GRAND UNCLE]