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Old 10-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #16
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Franz Kafka was my Great-Grandmother's first cousin.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:02 AM   #17
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Smile Some of My Famous Relatives

In the past few months since I have seriously resumed by genealogical research again in earnest, I have found a couple of battalions worth of famous relatives, some of whom I'm directly descended from, and others are whatever cousin so many times removed. Here are just a few examples:


(1) General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870): 4th cousin 6x removed. Common descent from Col. Richard Lee (the Founder, 1613-1664).

(2) Lord Sir George Calvert (1579-1632): 13th G-Grandfather. History remembers him best as the 1st Lord Baltimore and the founder of Maryland. Descent from his oldest daughter Anne (1607-1672).

(3) Harry S Truman (1884-1972), 33rd President of the United States: 3rd cousin 4x removed. Common descent from Richard Shipp (1747-1828).

(4) Patrick Henry (1736-1799): 2nd cousin 7x removed. Best known for his "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech as well as being the 1st & 6th post-colonial governor of Virginia. Common descent from the Rev. William Robertson (1620-1709).

(5) Dolley Madison (1768-1849): 3rd cousin 7x removed (on my mother's side). First Lady of the U.S. under President James Madison. Common descent from Robert Woodson (1634-1707).

(6) Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), 30th President of the United States: 10th cousin 2x removed. Common descent through Edward Cope (1557-1634).

(7) Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales (1961-1997): 9th cousin. Common descent through Robert Hibbard (1648-1710).

(8) Norman Rockwell (1894-1978): 8th cousin 2x removed. Common descent through Robert Hibbard (1613-1684).

I could quite easily go on and on with this, as a number of people can, and I believe that finding famous family members is a very cool thing. It can make for a great conversation starter, that's for certain!!
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #18
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I could quite easily go on and on with this, as a number of people can, and I believe that finding famous family members is a very cool thing.
Actually you could go on and on but what would be the sense

Do you have any tile skills in your blood or are you just here for one post
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #19
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Welcome Hibbard 77.

Did any of your relatives pass along a first name you could put in your permanent signature line for us to use?

I've never been even the tiniest bit interested in tracing such family background information, myownself. Way too askeered what I might actually find.
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2 claims to fame

I am a decendant of Mary Queen of Scotts and Col. Tench Tilghman General Washingtons aide de camp during the Revolutionary War.

Once went to Tilghman's island in Maryland which he founded and buried at used my credit card at a restaurant no one commented on the name so i got in my car and left.
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Joe......

I think I done some fishin' around Tilghman's Island..... thems' watermen... they speak a different kings english iffn' I recall kerectly'.

Anywho'..... Dogwood harbour.... nice spot it tis'. :--)
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