Friday, November 4, 2016

This Week's We're Related Cousins

This week's crop of We're Related mobile app cousins are:

*  Henry David Thoreau - author, 5th cousin 5x removed, common ancestor is Elizabeth Warren (1616-1670)


*  Warren Buffett - business magnate, 8th cousin 1x removed, common ancestor is Sarah Eldredge (1655-1692):


*  Paula Hinkel - Facebook friend, 6th cousin 1x removed, common ancestor is Samuel Peirce (1712-1772):

*  Karen Palmer - Facebook friend, 8th cousin 1x removed, common ancestor is Abraham Tucker (1653-1725).

*  Thomas Edison - Scientist/Inventor, 6th cousin 4x removed, common ancestor is Robert Treat (1625-1710):


*  Jan Brandt - Facebook friend, 8th cousin 1x removed, common ancestor is Hannah (wife of John Horton) (1650-1690).

*  Lise Harding - Facebook friend, 8th cousin 2xc removed, common ancestor is George Brown (1651-1721).

*  Schallene Woolley - Actress, 7th cousin 2x removed, common ancestor is Benjamin Wing (1698-1776).

*  Ralph Waldo Emerson - Author, 6th cousin 5x removed, common ancestor is Stephen Hopkins (1581-1644):


*  Abraham Lincoln - U.S. President, 6th cousin 4x removed, common ancestor is Obadiah Holmes (1610-1682):


There were 10 new cousins on the We're Related mobile app this week - 4 of them were Facebook friends and the rest were famous persons.

One caution:  These relationships are based on Ancestry Member Trees that may not be sourced or accurate.  I am confident in my ancestral lines, but I have not checked the lines of my cousins.

Note:  Just because you and I have the same famous ancestor does not mean that you and I are cousins.  We would be cousins if you have the same common ancestor that I have.

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4 comments:

Dianne Nolin said...

If I have Henry D Thoreau as MY cousin, does that mean WE are related? haha
Thoreau is my 7th cousin 5x removed, common ancestor is Alexander Falconer 1522-1587

Suzanne Shay said...

My common ancestor with Warren Buffett (said to be my 8th cousin 1X removed) is Edward Woodman. I know my line is right, his line verified. We share many of the same famous people Randy, just different shared ancestors. Fascinating.

Barb Matulich said...

Hello "Cousin"!!

I'm also related to Thomas Edison! My common ancestor with him is Robert Treat's father Richard Treat.

Guess it's another research project to add to my list! I'll let you know if it pans out from my end!

I have only researched one of my "we're related" people and it was correct. Thankfully, the common ancestor was on the Mayflower and many people have done the hard part for me!

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