As my 9th cousin, once removed, C.B. has a lot of issues. The pedigree chart provided by We’re Related leaves the top two generations of my line as PRIVATE MALE, yet claims the lower generation is of the surname Hoyt. This would represent great grandfathers 8 & 9. The line provided for cousin C.B. has two generations of PRIVATE in the 1700s. Again, #We’reRelated this really does smack of just trying to force a relationship where one does not exist.
Oh, and the child of 8 and 9, the proposed 7th great grandmother, Mary Hoyt (1664-1770) is also a problem since she was supposed to be the mother of Rachel Lawrence (1712-1788). But, the documented mother of my 6th great grandmother Rachel was Abigail Bellows (1661-1726).
So, I guess, I should not expect a call for the 4th (?) remake of Ben Hur …
How are you related to so many people?! I am related to exactly nobody hah.
There is a bit of magic in the family tree — when your family has been in North America since prior to the Revolutionary War, it seems like everyone is related to everyone, one way or another. There is also a lot of “We’re Related” inserting parents / children in pedigrees where they do not belong. To date they have given me over 275 “matches” of which I have only verified a small number as you can tell by my comments.
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It’s amazing. I have identified 1000s and have zero famous. Disappointing in a way.