Monthly Archives: October 2017

I got dem ol cosmic genealogical blues ….

It isn’t that I am not happy about the We’re Related re-boot, but the game of catch up that is now under way is leaving me with scant material.  I just got notice that Janis Joplin was my 9th cousin … Continue reading

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Minnie Pearl — cousin.

Minnie Pearl as my 8th cousin, 3 times removed, through MRCA, William Isham (1577-1627), the 3 times great grandfather of my 5 times great grandmother, Thankful Isham (1752-1834) is the most lineage I have seen proposed for the Isham family!  … Continue reading

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt – a new deal?

65 Report # 354 has FDR as my 6th cousin, 3 times removed, through our MRCA, Samuel Bill (1665-1729).  Samuel is the projected great great grandfather of my 4 times great grandmother, Mercy Simons (1779-1804) who is the last documented … Continue reading

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Margaret Mead – 9C1R – maybe, maybe not.

Margaret Mead became notification # 353 with our MRCA, Simon Hyatt (1590-1657).  In the pedigree presented, Simon had two children, both with the surname of Hoyt.  Not sure if this is just a casual re-naming or is in actuality a … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson – 6C6R – Hungerford or Cunningham or Both?

Notice # 352 shows President Andrew Jackson as my 6th cousin, 6 times removes, through MRCA, William Cunningham, Earl van Glencairn (1555-1630).  This is the proposed grandfather of my 9th great grandfather, James Pringle (1602-1634).  Notice # 100 is through … Continue reading

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President Zachary Taylor – not sure

Eli Notification # 351 brings word that Zachary Taylor is my 5th cousin, 6 times removed, through our MRCA, Elizabeth Godfrey (1570-1680)!  Each of our lines begins with Elizabeth’s daugher: mine- Mary Carey (1602-1658), Zachary – Mary Carey (1654-1718).  Now … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine — or not …

Thomas Paine as my 3rd cousin, 7 times removed, is quite interesting.  Our MRCA, George Lewis (1600-1664) is reported as the grandfather of my documented 7th great grandmother, Hannah Lewis (1662-1717).  The problem is We’re Related shows Hannah’s father as … Continue reading

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Emily Dickenson – 7C3R or 5C4R?

In notice # 349, We’re Related tells me that Emily Dickinson is my 7th cousin, 3 time removed, through our MRCA, Luke Hitchcock (1615-1659), the great grandfather of Moses Hitchcock (1717-1768), my furthest documented ancestor is that lineage and my … Continue reading

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Vincent Price — more than a voice on Thriller!

We’re Related notice # 348 has Vincent Price as my 7th cousin, 3 times removed through our MRCA, Ferdinando Thayer (1625-1713), who would be the 3rd great grandfather of Esther Clark, my 4th great grandmother and the furthest I have … Continue reading

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President John Adams –

John Adams, 2nd President of the United States, Report #346, has us as 6th cousins, 7 times removed, through our MRCA, John White (1550-1618), the 5th great grandfather of the furthest member of that line I have documented, Thankful Isham … Continue reading

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