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Posted: 6/17/2007 5:01:52 AM EST



This should be interesting. It might even turn out that some arfcomers are distant relatives.

(going way back) Robert Keith, Keith Clan, Earl Marshall Scotland
John Adams, John Q. Adams.

Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:02:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 5:15:07 AM EST by Rodent]
The commanding general of the Wehrmacht's 76th Infantry division on the Eastern front was my great uncle.


My mother's maiden name was McLane, i.e., the Scottish clan that began with Gillean of the Battle Axe. (Not sure if he was a warrior and that was his weapon of choice, or if he was some henpecked Miquetoast and it refers to his mother-in-law...)
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:13:06 AM EST
ive never researched into it...

but my whole life ive been told im related to Jesse James ( the original ) through marriage.

i personally dont know whether to believe it or not.

my mothers great aunt ( through marriage ) in michigan, her last name is bishop, is who im suppose to be related to him through.

it would be cool to find out if its true or not, but i really dont care.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:24:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
ive never researched into it...

but my whole life ive been told im related to Jesse James ( the original ) through marriage.

i personally dont know whether to believe it or not.

my mothers great aunt ( through marriage ) in michigan, her last name is bishop, is who im suppose to be related to him through.

it would be cool to find out if its true or not, but i really dont care.


I'm related to Jesse James, too. A bunch of other people, too.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:28:16 AM EST
There is a Catholic Cardinal in my family, from way back.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:38:41 AM EST
Otto von Bismarck.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:38:55 AM EST
My great, great, great grandfather was a Colonel in the 8th GA Confederate Calvary.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:41:04 AM EST
My grandfather from my dads side is from Germany and has the last name Mauser so its possible, unlikely but poss.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:41:10 AM EST
John Wilkes Booth, and a Captain Beall ( confederate ), that was executed by the yankee's. . Also another guy that assasinate another of our presidents.... WarDawg
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:42:40 AM EST
Heck Thomas
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:44:43 AM EST
No one. A lot of heroes, but no one famous.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:45:23 AM EST
My dad has always said that John Adams was his 5th great grandfather (unverified). Perhaps we're distantly related, KimberWarrior?
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:50:45 AM EST
My cousin is the CEO of ID Software. They have created:

Castle Wolfenstien
DOOM
and the ever popular...

QUAKE...

Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:53:09 AM EST
John Hancock, Admiral Dewey, Thomas E. Dewey


Wardawg: A friend of mine is related to JW, as well... in fact, his last name IS Booth. Family legend has it that the body they found in that barn was NOT Ol' Uncle JW...
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:53:18 AM EST
Adam
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:54:13 AM EST
Cossacks.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:55:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 5:56:50 AM EST by Dawgsquat]
Adam

ETA: Missed it by that much.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:57:15 AM EST
Robert Morris (signed articles of confederation, constitution, declaration of independence. Werhner von Braun. Doc Holliday. Howard Hughes, mark Twain, Gerald Ford, Rutherford B Hayes, The Younger Brothers, of the James-Younger gang.

Also...
A ways back we were Gossetts. Louis Gossett Jr is my cousin...(This incident involved slave/owner sexual relations )
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 5:59:22 AM EST
Im actually related to Rob Roy. (the rob roy depicted in the self titled movie.)

Im also related to the man known as the "King of the fanning islands"

www.ayrshirehistory.org.uk/Shorts/fanningis.htm
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:04:07 AM EST
I've been doing genealogy for people for years, and the only person I've ever legitimately found related to anyone truly famous was a decendent of a sibling of Benedict Arnold.

If anyone is interested, PM and I'll look some stuff up for you. I'm pretty good and if you can get me back past 1930, I can usually find info..in the US anyway. Overseas can be done but its harder and I don't have the time to put into it for free.

<Nerd. Yep. 'Fraid so.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:05:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:09:03 AM EST
Dr. Mudd, he was the doctor that set John Wilkes Booth broken leg.

Pretty much got screwed, as he was imprisoned as being part of the conspiracy to kill Abe Lincoln. (Can anyone say "falsely imprisoned".)
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:12:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 6:14:17 AM EST by Midnight-Sniper]
Related to Yankees 2nd baseman Joe Gordon, who was also a 1942 MVP. Joe is the guy pointing his bat at the camera.



ETA: The photo was taken by the famous George Brace. I spoke with him before he died about this photo. I wish I would have followed through on getting him to personally sign this before he died. The title of the famous photo is Murderer's Row.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:14:39 AM EST
Direct descendant of Patrick Henry and member of the Descendant's organization.

This, and 50 cents, will buy you a phone call in any American city. Its great.


Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:18:41 AM EST
John W Dickerson PFC Kentucky Calvary
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:20:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rodent:
The commanding general of the Wehrmacht's 76th Infantry division on the Eastern front was my great uncle.


My mother's maiden name was McLane, i.e., the Scottish clan that began with Gillean of the Battle Axe. (Not sure if he was a warrior and that was his weapon of choice, or if he was some henpecked Miquetoast and it refers to his mother-in-law...)


Thats my mothers maiden name as well.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:24:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 6:25:54 AM EST by Polupharmakos]
All of this info is from RootsWeb. I have no idea how accurate it is. But anyway:

Patrick Henry is in the family tree on my mom's side. Also, mom's family is supposedly descended from one William de Warrene, 1st Earl of Surrey, who fought with William the Conqueror at Hastings. I understand that this (if true) makes us very, very, very distant cousins of Dr. Joseph Warren. Also, some of the marriages in that family would relate us to French and English royalty, possibly including Charlemagne.

EDIT: W00T, first Page 2 ownage and a relative in Tirador223. Sweet.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:27:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 6:28:11 AM EST by Storm6436]
Well...

Had a great, great Aunt that dated Abe Lincoln.
Related to Lord North (No, not Peter North ) He was the Brit prime minister during the Revolution.
Related to the one Frenchman who wasn't a coward and didn't suck: William the Conquerer.
Was told once they hit Royalty in the family tree, it shot straight back to Julius Caesar. *shrug*

Probably more but I don't remember :P

ETA:

Hey Polupharmakos, if SHTF, perhaps it would be a good thing if we worked together... you know, for old time's sake
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:31:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 6:31:26 AM EST by Polupharmakos]
Awesome. We Normans gots to stick together!
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:54:49 AM EST
Thomas Fortune Ryan.

Jimmy Fortune of Statler brothers fame.

Danny
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 6:59:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 7:02:06 AM EST by Followthehollow]
My Great Great Great Great(may be off a great) Grandfather was in an Artillery company with 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry(Mosby's Rangers) if that counts.

My dad had always told me he had been told that, I confirmed it when they opened up all the records at ancestry.com earlier this month for a few days.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 7:00:35 AM EST
King Richard the Lionhearted on my Dad's side.


I've always been proud to be related to a guy who spent his entire ruling term killing Muslims in the name of the crown and who to this day, pisses them off and strikes fear in their hearts just talking about him.


Link Posted: 6/17/2007 7:04:00 AM EST
Abe Lincoln by a marriage, Russian czar Nicholas I by blood.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 7:11:04 AM EST
Uncle Sam Houston, space chicken and the red brutha's.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 7:14:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 7:15:49 AM EST by VanekSF1]
Jesus Christ!

End of thread...
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 7:17:04 AM EST
Orel Hersheiser (2nd cousin)

William the Conqueror (30th Great-Grandfather)
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 7:50:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 7:52:25 AM EST by AZMAN-1]
Although I can never prove it.....I'm sure I'm related to the caveman that was the inspiration to the people who created the Geico 'Caveman' commercials....

ETA: Do you know why cavemen drag their women by the hair????

Because they fill up with dirt if you drag them the other way!!!...
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:03:57 AM EST
Martin Luther, as in the Lutheran Church. (No King on the end of it.)

The original Jamestown settlers included my direct ancestor, Giles Carter. Possibly you
never heard of him but who knows who I might be related to via that branch of the family tree alone?


CJ
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:09:06 AM EST
Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:11:48 AM EST
Somewhere along the line I am related to Napoleon Bonaparte.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:13:20 AM EST


Captain Martin Van Buren Bates (7' 11") and his wife Anna Hannon Bates (8').

Tallest married couple.

"Giant of the Hills"
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:29:32 AM EST
Very historic...

Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:32:45 AM EST
My great-great grandmother was the first white child born in Ogemaw County, Michigan.

Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:32:55 AM EST
I did a geneology project back in elemetary school, in which I learned that Daniel Boone was my 7th great uncle.

At the time, I thought that I should have been entitled to part of Kentucky.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:42:25 AM EST
I'm related to the famous "Dockery."

Actually, there are quite a few black Americans who live around this area that have the same last name. Considering this used to be a plantation area, it is possible my ancestors enslaved them, which creates some sort of a bond.

Then again, my ancestors were probably poor as hell.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:48:23 AM EST
My great, great uncle (Grandma's uncle) was Ray Haroun, winner of the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. His average speed was 74 mph, and he took home a whopping $10,000 in prize money.

He also pioneered the use of rear view mirrors on automobiles, after seeing the idea in horse carriages.

On my wifes side a lot of Scottish notables, the Bishop of Yarmouth, and some Royal appointments.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:48:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2007 8:50:00 AM EST by gwitness]
Daniel B. Tompkins vice President under James Monroe
Bill Wampler Sr. former Senator, Virginia
Bill Wampler Jr. state legislature Virginia.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 8:54:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 9:14:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By KimberWarrior:


This should be interesting. It might even turn out that some arfcomers are distant relatives.


John Adams, John Q. Adams.



The original John Adams came to Plymouth in 1630, and settled in Newbury Mass. I am a direct descendant of him, through another son. Both Johns, (John being the son), as well as Samuel, are descended from the same John............
I have the family tree going back centuries...........
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 9:26:01 AM EST
My great-great grandfather was Henry Miller.

www.mariposaresearch.net/santaclararesearch/SCBIOS/hmiller.html

He once said he could ride a horse from his home near San Francisco to the Mexican border and not leave the land that he owned.

The probate for his son Henry Miller Jr. was really ugly. There was a generation skipping will/trust or something. My grandmother was represented by Melvin Belli. She wouldn't discuss the details and I only have pieces of the story. I know someone attempted to kill her during the time of the probate.
Link Posted: 6/17/2007 9:32:50 AM EST
Mary Surratt, first woman executed by the U.S. gooberment.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Surratt


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