Category Archives: BadTrees

Edgar Allen Poe – Quoth the Raven…

OK, third report might be the clincher, or not.  Notice # 377 has Edgar Allen Poe as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, through our MRCA Elizabeth Townsend (1596-1673), the 3 times great grandmother of Thankful Isham (1752-1834), my 5 … Continue reading

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Jacob Grimm – really scary! and not a fairy tale!

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm as my 7th cousin, 4 times removed, is possible only if his lineage can be believed with his two times grandfather being born when his three times great grandfather was only 14!  I know they started … Continue reading

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George Clinton – 5C7R

George Clinton, the first person reported by We’re Related that I had to look up because I had no idea who the heck he was, showed up in a second reporting, # 364, as my 5th cousin, 7 times removed, … Continue reading

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Richard Gere – 347 bad lineage, 60 8C1R

We’re Related report # 347 gives a clean lineage for me to our MRCA, Edward Smith (1636-1693), whom I have documentation showing as my 8th great grandfather.  Richard’s lineage leaves a bit to be desired in that it reports his … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins – is there a Family Tree Doctor in the House?

A second notification that Johns Hopkins was my relative from We’re Related did not give me any more confidence that the original.  In #342, our MRCA, Elizabeth Kensey (1651-1716) was supposed to be the mother of Charity Sparrow (1640-1687).  I … Continue reading

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Edgar Allen Poe – Nevermore?

Edgar Allen Poe showed up for a reprise in We’re Related as #339 (7th cousin, 3 times removed) with MRCA, Elizabeth Woodhouse (1612-1666), the great grandmother of my furthest documented ancestor on that line, my 6th great grandmother, Dinah Harris … Continue reading

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Mark Twain – and the twain shall never meet.

Mark Twain, real name, Samuel Clemens, as my 7th cousin 4 times removed is not new.  Here in #337, my lineage beyond my 4th great grandfather, Samuel Lane (1769-xxxx) starts going upward to our MRCA, Thomas Corbin (1594-1638) through Samuel’s … Continue reading

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Patsy Cline — Country Legend but not mine.

We’re Related informed me that Patsy Cline was my seventh cousin, four times removed.  I have no idea where they dredged up the lineage line that took us to the MRCA, Thomas Richardson (1649-1712), but NO ONE REALLY LOOKED AT … Continue reading

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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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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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