Brad Pitt is reported as my 8th cousin, once removed through my documented 4th great grandfather, Samuel Lane’s lineage to our MRCA, Dutton Lane (1670-1726). This is three generations beyond Grandfather Samuel, so I have some more research to do. But, this comes with a bonus piece of trivia. Another actor with the same MRCA that We’re Related just update to me:
Marilyn Monroe as my 8th cousin! Prior to this she was reported with the MRCA of Pretitia Tydings (1680-1734) and now she is reported with Dutton Lane (1670-1726). The inference is that Dutton and Pretitia were man and wife (or at least, father and mother of the two offspring that went down our lines. Brad and Marilyn share the same immediate step from the MRCA.
Might need to increase the priority on this project!