Our Famous (Possible) Relations

While researching, Brad found a collection of nationally and internationally famous (and infamous) individuals who are claimed to share a common ancestor from his own lineage. This serendipity prompted creation of this page. Other such caches have since been found.

So, for members of our families who might find this amusing, listed below are a small selection of various famous (and infamous) individuals who may be related to us through a single common ancestor.

The individuals shown below are distant relatives at best, are unproven, and may never make it to the main pages of this site. Though it is almost certain that some of these lineages are flawed, it is probable that many are correct.

Shown for each person is the claimed lineage from them to the shared common ancestor with Brad or Pam. This name of the common ancestor is linked to the individual in our own trees. Any other individuals in the lineage who are listed in our own trees are shown like this, and these particular individuals we believe we can verify.

Note: These lineages are just for fun, and were taken directly from various genealogy websites at face value. They are not researched or verified by us. Enjoy.


A Few Of Pam's Possible Distant Relations

e.e. cummings (1894–1962)

James Abram Garfield (1831–1881)

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894)

William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

Shirley Temple (1928–) aka Shirley Temple Black

Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

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A Few Of Brad's Possible Distant Relations

Glenn Close (1947–)

William Frederick Cody (1846–1917) aka "Buffalo Bill"

Amelia Earhart (1897–1937/1939)

Ernest Jennings Ford (1919–1991) aka "Tennessee Ernie Ford"

Albert Arnold Gore (1948–)

Lindley Armstrong Jones (1911–1965) aka "Spike Jones"

Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994)

Alfred G. Packer (1842–1907) aka Alferd Packer

William Sydney Porter (1862–1910) aka "O. Henry"

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