Monthly Archives: September 2017

John Curtis Marshall – Justice Supreme

  Chief Justice John Curtis Marshall as my 6th cousin, 6 times removed, or maybe one less.  Gotta love the the way We’re Related matches lineages up.   Our MRCA, Anne Borlase (1558-1627) had two sons: William Isham (1587-1627) and … Continue reading

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Francis Edgar Stanley — steaming right along….

I might have preferred Daimler or Benz — their cars are still available, but We’re Related offered up the investor of the Stanley Steamer instead.   Well, they offered up one of the two twin brothers.  Now the wait to … Continue reading

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Rogers Hornsby – out of the park, home run!

Rogers Hornsby, as my sixth cousin, three times removed, looks to be on one of the best documented of my lines right up to our MRCA, my 8th great grandfather, Samuel Camp (1645-1763).  Rogers’ is also a clean lineage as … Continue reading

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George Armistead – miracle child?

George Armistead, 5th cousin, 5 times removed, showed up in We’re Related, and we might be, but I really do not trust the lineage provided for cousin George.   Maybe it would have been better to caption this entry “Child … Continue reading

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Henry Cavendish – 4th cousin, 8 times removed and full of hot air?

  Henry Cavendish, discoverer of Hydrogen, was reported to be my 4th cousin, 8 times removed, through our MRCA, Temperance Bray (1580-1619).  This follows my Lee – Stevens line though to my last documented member on that line, my 9th … Continue reading

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Julia Gardiner Tyler – wife of President John Tyler

OK, another First Lady shows up as a cousin — 7th, 4 times removed.   The lineage presented agrees with my documentation all the way back to my 9th great grandmother, Elizabeth Cleverly (1623-1681), one generation from our MRCA, Thomas … Continue reading

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Bing Crosby – White Christmas ?

Cousin Harry (aka Bing) might be a bit more than 7 times removed or not.   I looked at the lineage for my ancestors that was provided.  I can document back to my 5th great grandmother, Thankful Isham (1752-1834), but … Continue reading

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Pretty Boy Floyd – gangster cousin?

I have to admit it would be kind of fun to claim Pretty Boy Floyd as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed.  As it is, I can only verify up to my 5th great grandmother, Desire [love that name] Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Barbara Ann Scott, a good skate, eh?

Barbara Ann and I have to go all the way back to my 7th great grandmother, Abigail Stevens (1666-1727), to encounter our MRCA.  But, I do have documentation back to Grandmother Abigail Stevens Lee.  If Barbara’s line is clean, and … Continue reading

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President William Howard Taft – 6C4R

  President and Chief Justice Taft appears to actually be my sixth cousin, 4 times removed through our MRCA, my 9th great grandfather, William Holbrook (1620-1699).  The Taft line up to Grandfather Holbrook goes through the well documented Torrey and … Continue reading

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