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Are you related to anyone famous in History?

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by LadyEagle, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    They tell me I'm related to Stonewall Jackson. [​IMG]


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    Also, Loretta Lynn (Webb) and Billy Ray Cyrus. (All Cyrus/Sirus are related.) [​IMG]

    What famous person or people are you related to? ;)
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Maternal great grandmother was Lady Nan Kinsman from the border region of Wales. She surrendered her title and ran off with a dissenter (Methodist) who became a circuit rider in Iowa. But when his old regiment was called up to fight (Boer War 1899) he went and died in the Transvaal. THAT is famous in our family. :cool:

    Oh, my grandfather's name on dad's side was Jesse James Griffin. And he named HIS son Robert E. Lee Griffin. And dad named me Robert E. Lee Grffin, Jr. Does that count? :eek:
     
  3. Abiyah

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    Mother &lt;i&gt;claimed&lt;i&gt; we were related to Esther
    Williams, Mother's side, but I have my doubts.
    Besides, she was only a movie actress.

    I have seen proof that two of the last slaves held
    by the Mississippi State governor's mansion were
    my ancestors on Father's side -- does that count?
     
  4. Matt Black

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    Er...eleventh cousin to Prince Charles and eight or something to the late 'Blessed' Diana, Princess of Wails and Queen of Tarts or whatdver. Not something we like to talk about in our family, given the characters of the two individuals concerned. Wrong side of the blanket of course - that would probably account for a lot of my behaviuor on these boards! :eek:

    Yours in Christ

    Matt
     
  5. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member

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    Without going all the way back to Noah and Adam, no, I don't think so.
     
  6. Larry in Tennessee

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    I'm a distant cousin of Hub Perdue, who was a pitcher for the Boston Braves in the early 1900s. I'm in all likelihood a direct descendant of Capt Thomas Williford. He was one of leaders of Bacon's Rebellion. My great grandmother was a Williford, and according to all of the Williford family researchers I've contacted, all American Willifords are descendants of Capt Thomas
     
  7. Johnv

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    I'm in line to the British throne. I'm number 3550 or something like that. So if members of the Royal Family start dropping, I had absolutely nothing to do with it!!!!

    And who'da thought King Ralph was a true story about me???
     
  8. DHK

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    My great, great, great, great, great, grandmother was Laura Secord, a heroine in the War of 1812.
    DHK
     
  9. Dr. Bob

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    Just read her name. She WASN'T a hero; she fought for the Brits, not the good guys! :eek:

    You must feel deep shame. :rolleyes:
     
  10. DHK

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    Just read her name. She WASN'T a hero; she fought for the Brits, not the good guys! :eek:

    You must feel deep shame. :rolleyes:
    </font>[/QUOTE]Born in Boston, she became a Canadian (part of the good guys, eh?)

    Laura Secord
     
  11. Major B

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    Unfortunately, LBJ.
     
  12. The Galatian

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    Shane the Proud
     
  13. Johnv

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    Which one? Lyndon Baines, Lady Bird, or one of their children? (all of whom had the initials LBJ)
     
  14. GloryBound

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    Have been told I was related to Daniel Boone through my mothers family. When my little sister heard about that, she went right to school the next day and told all her classmates she was kin to Fess Parker! :rolleyes:


    ~GloryBound~
     
  15. Helen

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    LOL, King Henry VIII (wrong side of the sheets) on my mother's side and Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independance and opened the first hospital in the Colonies on my father's side.

    ...with any number of thieves, ax murderers or whatever in between!
     
  16. donnA

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    Several years ago someone wrote a book of my fathers ancestors and traced the family as far back as possible. So I'm number 4??? (four thousand and something). Not sure which king it was who liked the ladies.
     
  17. Pete Richert

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    I'm not related to anyone famous but non all of my family membors and our future decendants will get to boast that they are related to me.
     
  18. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Michael Botwinick-World Champion Chess Player from Russia.

    Issac Stern- World Famous Jewish Violinist was the brother of my great grandma Anna Stern Botwinick. Would that make him my great great uncle?

    Those are the two I know.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  19. Roy

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    Issac Stern

    You even look like this guy, Mr. Botwinick.

    Roy
     
  20. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Thanks Roy. I think I do see the resemblance come to think of it, but quite a bit younger on my part... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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