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Posted: 8/3/2005 9:32:46 AM EDT
Growing up I had a Grandmother who was very into geneology.

I am related (distantly and without direct decendency) to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett & Meriwether Lewis. Obviously so are 1,000s of people.

But it was cool to know when I was growing up. Made me appreciate guys like Boone as a kid.
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Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:35:46 AM EDT
General Emory Upton. Not that famous, though.

We're also related to George Washington, and a couple people in the first Jamestown colony.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:35:46 AM EDT
Not to my knowledge.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:37:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 9:38:47 AM EDT by Ghostchild]
One of my Great Great .... Grandfathers.

Was McHenry, of Fort McHenry fame.

Kind of cool.

My aunt was into geneaology and she traced one line all the way back to the settlements. coming over on the first boats, plymouth rock and all that.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:38:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 9:39:22 AM EDT by happycynic]
Aethelred the Unread, King of England, and his predicessors. I took a class on early medival history and we studied Alfred the Great (another English King a couple generations prior to Aethelred). I told the prof. that I would take any criticism of Alfred personally as he was family.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:40:44 AM EDT
Clay Aiken. Distant enough there's no family resemblance.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:42:10 AM EDT
Bart Roberts. And, just possibly Billy Bonney, on my paternal grandmother's side.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:42:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 9:44:21 AM EDT by CFII]
Czar Alexander III, on my grandmothers side. The family (that was related) fled to Czechoslovakia after WWI, and then the USA pre WW2.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:43:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 9:46:11 AM EDT by skid2964]
My Uncle, Admiral Roy L. Johnson

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander
30 March 1965 - 30 November 1967

And

First commanding officer of the USS Forrestal

He was also a Navy pilot during WW2, USS Enterprise I think ...

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:45:09 AM EDT
George Armstrong Custer and Marlon Brando.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:47:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ISED8U:
Clay Aiken. Distant enough there's no family resemblance.



That took courage to admit!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:48:48 AM EDT
my great uncle was one of the characters on "leave it to beaver", forgot which one.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:49:49 AM EDT
Chuck Yaeger.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:50:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Chuck Yaeger.



And you joined the Navy?
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:51:03 AM EDT
Woodrow Wilson ,on my mothers side.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:53:57 AM EDT
Caesar Nero.

His blood line of other relatives survived (such as cousins, aunts, and uncles) had his name in theirs (Most Latin, then later Italian names had up to 10 names showing blood line). Well, sometime when the unifacation of the Italian Republic, they added a letter and dropped a few surnames, and when my family came in rhe 1890's, he still had the altered Nero name, still being easily tracked to the Caesar.

I learned the fine details when I was in Italy 2 years ago.

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:55:53 AM EDT
General Phillip Sheridan was my great great great grandfather on my mothers side. Also, dont know bout famous but Marla Maples is my cousin, never met her tho.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 9:59:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Chuck Yaeger.



And you joined the Navy?



Damn right.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:00:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Growing up I had a Grandmother who was very into geneology.

I am related (distantly and without direct decendency) to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett & Meriwether Lewis. Obviously so are 1,000s of people.

But it was cool to know when I was growing up. Made me appreciate guys like Boone as a kid.



This is really scary...I am related to Daniel Boone too!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:04:10 AM EDT
General John Morgan
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:14:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Growing up I had a Grandmother who was very into geneology.

I am related (distantly and without direct decendency) to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett & Meriwether Lewis. Obviously so are 1,000s of people.

But it was cool to know when I was growing up. Made me appreciate guys like Boone as a kid.



This is really scary...I am related to Daniel Boone too!



Yeah, supposedly so am I ..... I guess everybody is .... he got around ya know.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:16:48 AM EDT

I did one of those DNA tests and found I have something rare so have a pretty narrow track back in England. After an ancestor saved William the Conquerors life he got a castle and lands. I have about 40,000 relatives in England now too.

On this side of the ocean one ancestor was George Washingtons next door neighbor. I don't know if they hung out together. I kinda hope they were shooting buddies.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:19:02 AM EDT
Adam, Eve, Noah...
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 10:54:37 AM EDT
Only a guy on my mothers side who played for the Yankess in a part time roll in the late 1950's. I think his name was Hank Barohie ( sp? )
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:05:05 AM EDT
On my fathers side, they tracked it back to Charlemagne.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:14:08 AM EDT
James Buchanan on my mothers side - somehow. Not a direct decendant though.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:16:01 AM EDT
My wife's great-great-great-great grandfather was one of the signer's of the Declaration of Independence. She say's there is scholarship money available for direct descedent's (sp) that our kids will be able to use for college.

Rutledge, center left.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:17:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 11:18:51 AM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:19:48 AM EDT
Joseph Bonanno, closest "famous" relative. Not so sure about distant.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:26:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Yuri Andropov



No shit? Cool.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:28:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Growing up I had a Grandmother who was very into geneology.

I am related (distantly and without direct decendency) to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett & Meriwether Lewis. Obviously so are 1,000s of people.

But it was cool to know when I was growing up. Made me appreciate guys like Boone as a kid.



This is really scary...I am related to Daniel Boone too!



COUSIN!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:34:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lord_Grey_Boots:
On my fathers side, they tracked it back to Charlemagne.



Aghhhh. Don't use the Phrench name. He's properly known as Karl der Grosse. (Charles the Great).
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:36:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By dvr9:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Growing up I had a Grandmother who was very into geneology.

I am related (distantly and without direct decendency) to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett & Meriwether Lewis. Obviously so are 1,000s of people.

But it was cool to know when I was growing up. Made me appreciate guys like Boone as a kid.



This is really scary...I am related to Daniel Boone too!



COUSIN!




Ditto here, 11th generation direct from boone. Crockett also, though I cant remember how him.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 11:37:40 AM EDT
Yankees fans might remember my 2nd cousin, Ron Guidry

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:01:26 PM EDT
My half-sister's grandmother's cousin was Margaret Mitchell.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:11:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By dvr9:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Growing up I had a Grandmother who was very into geneology.

I am related (distantly and without direct decendency) to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett & Meriwether Lewis. Obviously so are 1,000s of people.

But it was cool to know when I was growing up. Made me appreciate guys like Boone as a kid.



This is really scary...I am related to Daniel Boone too!



COUSIN!



Cool...can I borrow a Full Auto rifle from you for a while. I clean it up nice before I return it.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:19:41 PM EDT
Stringbean. He was cool!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:20:44 PM EDT
Son of the Revolution here... Thomas Paine .
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:21:40 PM EDT
My dad is Tom Cruze
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:24:59 PM EDT
I'm willing to bet a healthy majority the people in our modern Europe and NA are related to founders or rulers. It takes a lot to kill a blood line, and people often had 8 to even dozens of kids.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:25:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 2:57:30 PM EDT by tequilabob]
ETAHN ALLEN, not the furniture


forgot to ad, robert the bruce from scotland, the bad guy in the movie braveheart. on my maternal grannies side, great grandmom was a bruce came over from scotland in the 1800's
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:27:40 PM EDT
Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:38:11 PM EDT
Edgar Allen Poe
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:40:06 PM EDT
I'm supposedly related to this clan of Allens. I've visited their property in Hillsville. They shot up a courthouse and caused a whole heap of trouble!

www.theroanoker.com/favoritearticles/hillsvillemassacre.cfm

Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:40:45 PM EDT
My maternal grandmother had some documents showing relation to Cullen Baker,
a Texas gunfighter. He was a very bad man.

Cullen Baker

I have a 1954 edition of a book called "Cullen Baker, Premier Texas Gunfighter" that has the
name of a sister or aunt to Cullen that my family is all descended from. We were never
sure if she was his sister or aunt, the records are pretty vague.

He was an asshole.


On my Grandfathers side, he comes from the family of Jim White, one of the first people to
explore the Carlsbad Caverns, and the town outside of there, White City, is named for him.



Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:48:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tequilabob:
ETAHN ALLEN, not the furniture store




Really? How odd, I'm related Ethan Allen, of the Green Mountain Boys fame.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:54:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 12:58:27 PM EDT by steve-oh]
Linda Carter, aka Wonder Woman.
Not related to, but and I sat next to Matthew Brodericks nephew in high school, and used to live in the same neighborhood as Sean Salisbury (NFL quarterback and now ESPN2 NFL2nite host) and Rick Schroeder.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:55:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
Linda Carter, aka Wonder Woman.



I saw her in the new movie "Sky High." Still hot as hell. I'd hit it like a screen door in a hurricane!
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:56:30 PM EDT
Not distant but Kelly Ripa from Regis and Kelly fame and Hope and Faith is my first cousin on my fathers side.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:57:25 PM EDT
My sister in law is the Grand-daughter of Lucky Luciano.
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