Harriet Beecher Stowe – the “little lady that started the Civil War”


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.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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