R. Buckminster Fuller – a geodesic dome of fun?


Bucky really appears to be my 6th cousin, three times removed through our MRCA, Hannah Baldwin (1644-1691), my 8 times great grandmother.  At least in Report # 409 from We’re Related.   I can say, the lineage reported for me is accurate and well documented through to grandmother Hannah.

Now, many months ago, We’re Related decided that Buckminster (I use his full name here since the relationship is a bit more sketchy) and I were 7th cousins, twice removed, through a different MRCA, Hannah Chapman (1644-1719), the grandmother of Moses Hitchcock (1717-1768), my 6 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  This was notice # 164.

For my lineage, the two cross at my great great grandparents, Charles Norton Lee (#164) and Esther Jenks (#409).  For Buckminster, the crossing is at his great grandparents, Susan Blinn (#409) and Christopher Columbus Wolcott (#164).

Pedigrees are very confusing and the further you go back the more they seem to cross over.   Maybe Kevin Bacon was right his theory of Six Degrees of Separation…

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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