From yesterday’s Civil War General to the woman Abraham Lincoln referred to as “the little lady that started the war”, Harriet Beecher Stowe is reported to be my 5th cousin, 5 times removed, though her mother, Roxanna Foote. Our MRCA, Sarah Vore (1635-1676) is two generations beyond my documented 7th great grandfather, Benjamin Munn (1683-1774) in my line that was reported. So, TO DO item!
Cousin Harriet was # 301 in the list of persons reported by We’re Related. Her father, Lyman Beecher, was # 213, and my 5th cousin, 6 times removed. Through Lyman, we meet at the MRCA, Elzabeth Bigge (1596-1638) and instead of going through my Munn line, we are going thorough my Summers line. The two lines meet for me with my 3 times great grandparents, Horatio Lee and Hannah Munn. – Horatio being the son of William and Mary Summers Lee. But, this also implies in some ways , Harriet must have been her own cousin since I am related to her both through her mother and her father.
It does get complicated.