These ancestors can be traced as far back as the Pilgrim fathers, so I’m not even going to bother going into any other details other than surnames as these families are so well recorded. Needless to say that due to quite a bit of intermarrying on arrival in the colonies I am related to most of them. It also means have some very famous cousins which I will list below.
Nothing to get too excited about as half of the US are probably related to them too if they can trace back their roots to the Pilgrim fathers, but here are some of my more notable cousins listed with the common ancestor we share.
Famous descendants of William Brewster
Zachary Taylor – 12th U.S. President (5th cousin 9 x removed)
William Howard Taft – 27th U.S. President
Marie Corinne (“Lindy”) Morrison Claiborne Boggs – US Ambassador to the Vatican, Congresswoman
Cokie Roberts – Political Analyst for ABC and NPR
Bing Crosby – film star & singer (8th cousin 4 x removed)
Bob Crosby – Big Band Leader, Bing’s Brother
Katherine Hepburn – Actress
Sarah Palin – 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate, Governor of Alaska. (12th cousin 1 x removed)
Ellen DeGeneres – Comedian
Halle Berry – Actress
Famous descendants of Samuel Fuller
Richard Gere – Actor.
Famous descendants of Samuel Hopkins
Sarah Palin – 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate, Governor of Alaska.