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 6th great grandfather.   Many months ago, We’re Related issued notice # 74 to me telling of Cousin Emily as my 5th cousin, 4 times removed, through our MRCA, Elizabeth Savage (1655-1742), the grandmother of Nathaniel White (1710-1787), my furthest documented ancestor in that lineage and my 6th great grandfather as well.  The two lines in my lineage diverge at my great great grandparents.  One line follows the lineage of Charles Norton Lee; the other line follows the lineage of Esther Jenks.  In Emily’s lineage, the two meet with her 3rd great grandparents, Samuel Montague (1695-1779) and Elizabeth White (1695-1753), the parents of Richard Montague (1729-1794), her great great grandfather.  So, it could end up a real tangle once all those lines are proven and not only will we find we are cousins, we will find we are our own cousins……


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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