Notable Kin Ch to Ga

PLEASE NOTE: The truth is that ALL of us are descended from famous historical figures and ALL of us can count numerous famous people among our relatives.  There is nothing special or unique about it.  EVERYONE has an impressive pedigree, as each and every one of us is a survivor at the end of a long evolutionary line.  Most of us, however, have no way of knowing how these people actually are connected, because the information has not been properly handed down from generation to generation.  Hopefully, this database will help others to retrieve the evidence or provide inspiration for further research.


For each individual, follow the link for biographical information and an explanation of the relationship:

Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873), 5th cousin 6x removed

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), 17th g-grand uncle

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), 8th cousin 2x removed

Anne Elisabeth Jane “Liz” Claiborne (1929-2007), 8th cousin 4x removed

Abraham Clark (1726-1794), husband of 1st cousin 1x removed of wife of 6th g-grand uncle.  I include him here because of his relationhip to my Hetfield cousins – husband of 2nd cousin 8x removed

Clarence Don Clark (1851–1930), 2nd g-grand uncle

Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), 7th cousin 4x removed

Alice Cogswell (1805-1830), 2nd cousin 6x removed

Henry Daniel Cogswell (1820–1900), 4th cousin 5x removed

Mason Fitch Cogswell (1761-1830), 1st cousin 7x removed

William F. Cogswell (1819–1903), 4th cousin 5x removed

Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933), 9th cousin 3x removed

Gideon Cornell (1710-1766), 2nd cousin 9x removed

John Cotton (1585–1652), 11th g-grand uncle

William Harris Crawford (1772-1834), 2nd cousin 6x removed

Jefferson Davis (1808–1889), husband of 5th cousin 5x removed

Elizabeth Dickens (1877–1963), 7th cousin 2x removed

Stephen A. Douglas (1813–1861), 4th cousin 6x removed

Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910), 5th cousin 5x removed

Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (1896–1970), 9th cousin 1x removed

Rev. John Eliot (1604-1690), 1st cousin 13x removed

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), 7th cousin 5x removed

Millard Fillmore (1800–1874), 7th cousin 5x removed

Gerald R. Ford (1913–2006), 9th cousin 3x removed

James A. Garfield (1831–1881), husband of 4th cousin 5x removed

Bill Gates (1955– ), 8th cousin


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