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RJO’s “Notable Kin” — Other Notables

Genealogical links to various noted cousins, based largely on the work of Gary Boyd Roberts at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. See my main “Notable Kin” page for a complete listing.

Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) and Richard Bennett (1870–1947)

My ancestors Thomas and Katherine (DUXFORD) RICHARDSON are ancestors of feminist Susan B. ANTHONY (1820–1906) and of Canadian prime minister Richard Bedford BENNETT (1870–1947), 1st Viscount Bennett [Notable Kin 1: 198–208].

Dorothea Dix (1802–1887) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

My ancestors Benjamin CRISPE and Elizabeth (_____) CRISPE are also ancestors of the women’s rights pioneers Dorothea DIX (1802–1887) and Elizabeth (CADY) STANTON (1815–1902) [Notable Kin 1: 198–208, 209–218].

George Eastman (1854–1932)

My ancestors Samuel and Elizabeth (JASPER) MORSE are also ancestors of George Eastman (1854–1932), pioneer of popular photography and founder of the Eastman-Kodak company [Notable Kin 2: 40–47].

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok (1837–1876)

My ancestors Samuel and Elizabeth (JASPER) MORSE are also ancestors of the famous Western scout James Butler “Wild Bill” HICKOK (1837–1876) [Notable Kin 2: 91–97].

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894) and William Hickling Prescott (1796–1859)

My ancestors John COGSWELL and Elizabeth THOMPSON are also ancestors of the jurist Oliver Wendell HOLMES (1809–1894) and the historian William Hickling PRESCOTT (1796–1859). My ancestor Bennett ELIOT is also an ancestor of Oliver Wendell Holmes [Notable Kin 1: 178–187].

Eli Whitney (1765–1825)

My ancestors John and Ruth (REYNOLDS) WHITNEY are also ancestors of Eli WHITNEY (1765–1825), manufacturing pioneer and inventor of the cotton gin [Notable Kin 2: 33–39].

John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman (1774–1845)

John CHAPMAN (1774–1845), better known as “Johnny Appleseed,” was an early American agricultural pioneer and folk hero. Chapman was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, and I share considerable ancestry with him. In addition to the line below, making us fourth cousins six times removed by virtue of our common descent from Thomas and Katherine (DUXFORD) RICHARDSON, we also share descent from Joseph and Hannah (PHILLIPS) MORSE, Isaac and Mary (BARKER) STEARNS, and Samuel and Elizabeth (JASPER) MORSE [Notable Kin 2: 91–97].

             Thomas RICHARDSON ( -1634)
             Katherine DUXFORD ( -1631)
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 Elizabeth RICHARDSON                      Joseph RICHARDSON
 Francis WYMAN                             Hannah GREEN
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 John WYMAN ( -1684)                       Mary RICHARDSON
 Sarah Ruth NUTT ( -1688)                  James FOWLE, Jr.
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 Sarah WYMAN (1650-1729)                   Mary FOWLE
 Joseph WALKER (1645-1729)                 James SIMONS, Jr.
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 Elizabeth WALKER (1678-1716)              Elizabeth SIMONS
 Samuel FITCH (1674-1742)                  Nathaniel CHAPMAN
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 Zachariah FITCH (1713-1800)               John CHAPMAN (1774-1845)
 Elizabeth GRIMES (1717-1790)              a.k.a. "Johnny Appleseed"
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 Zachariah FITCH (1734-1820)
 Sibyl LAKIN (1739-1806)
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 John FITCH (1777-1854)
 Hannah DAVIS (1789-1856)
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 Zachariah FITCH (1833-1917)
 Marcella Clinton PRATT (1838-1900)
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Robert Goddard (1882–1945)

Robert Hutchings GODDARD (1882–1945) was the inventor of the liquid-fueled rocket and a pioneer of space flight. We are ninth cousins twice removed by virtue of our common descent from Walter ANTROBUS and Joan ARNOLD, parents of Massachusetts immigrant Joan ANTROBUS, who married first Thomas LAWRENCE, and second John TUTTLE [Notable Kin 2: 40–47].

            Walter ANTROBUS (abt1555-1617)
                    Joan ARNOLD
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   John TUTTLE  =  Joan ANTROBUS  =  Thomas LAWRENCE
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 Simon TUTTLE (abt1631-1692)               Mary LAWRENCE
 Sarah COGSWELL (1631-1733)                Thomas BURNHAM
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 Simon TUTTLE (1667-abt1720)               Ruth BURNHAM
 Mary ROGERS (1672-1736)                   John CARTER, Jr.
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 Lucy TUTTLE (1712- )                      Ruth CARTER
 Eleazer LAWRENCE (1697-1789)              Josiah WRIGHT
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 Lucy LAWRENCE (1732-1815?)                Abigail WRIGHT
 Thomas CUMMINGS (1734-1818)               Stephen PARKER, Jr.
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (1757- )                  Catherine PARKER
 Elizabeth? HILDRETH                       Samuel GODDARD
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 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1782-1865)            Danford GODDARD
 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)                Elvira C. GODDARD
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )           Nahum Parks GODDARD
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)   Mary Pease UPHAM
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)           Nahum Danford GODDARD
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)            Fannie Louise HOYT
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Colonel William Prescott (1726–1795)

Colonel William PRESCOTT (1726–1795) was the American commander at the Battle of Bunker Hill, 17 June 1775. I am his first cousin nine times removed by virtue of common descent from Jonas PRESCOTT and Mary (LOKER) PRESCOTT. Jonas and Mary (Loker) Prescott are also ancestors of the historian William Hickling PRESCOTT (1796–1859) [Notable Kin 1: 188–197].

             Jonas PRESCOTT (1648-1723)
               Mary LOKER (1635-1735)
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 Mary PRESCOTT (1674- )                    Benjamin PRESCOTT (1696- )
 Benjamin FARNSWORTH ( -1733)              Abigail OLIVER
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 Mary FARNSWORTH (1696-1784)               William PRESCOTT (1726-1795)
 William TARBELL (1689-1757)
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 Mary TARBELL (1721- )
 Daniel SHED (1715- )
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 Sarah SHED (1763-1849)
 Marrett BURGES (1765-1834)
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 Asa BURGES (1795-1888)
 Lydia Walker STEARNS (1791-1858)
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 Harriett Newell BURGES (1820- )
 Sylvester P.W. PARKHURST (1810-1841)
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 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)
 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)
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Lucille Ball (1911–1989)

Lucille BALL (1911–1989) was a noted actress, comedienne, and television personality of the mid–twentieth century. I am her ninth cousin twice removed by virtue of our common descent from the Massachusetts immigrant Isaac CUMMINGS and his wife Anne (_____) CUMMINGS [Notable Kin 2: 79–86, with supplemental information from Mooar’s The Cummings Memorial (1903)].

            Isaac CUMMINGS (abt1600-1677)
                  Anne _____ ( - )
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 John CUMMINGS ( -1700)                   Isaac CUMMINGS (abt1633-abt1721)
 Sarah HOWLETT (abt1639-1700)             Mary ANDREWS (abt1638-bef1712)
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 John CUMMINGS (abt1658-aft1732)          John CUMMINGS (1666-1722)
 Elisabeth KINSLEY ( -1706)               Susanna TOWNE (1671-1766)
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 John CUMMINGS (1682-1759)                John CUMMINGS
 Elizabeth ADAMS ( -1759)                 Mary LARRABEE
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 Abigail CUMMINGS (1716-1743)             Reuben CUMMINGS
 Samuel READ (1711- )                     Elizabeth BUTLER
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 Thomas READ (1732/3- )                   Hannah CUMMINGS
 Susanna DUTTON (1732/3-1781)             Isaac BALL
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 Sarah READ (1766-1839)                   Isaac BALL
 Reuben WRIGHT (1763-1835)                Sarah MONROSS
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 Lucinda WRIGHT (1797-1851)               Clinton Monross BALL
 Thomas CUMMINGS (abt1783-1865)           Cynthia T. DALE
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 Sarah Melissa CUMMINGS (1837- )          Jasper C. BALL
 Sylvester Addison PARKHURST (1837-1909)  Nellie Rebecca DURRELL
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 Addie May PARKHURST (1865-1940)          Henry Durrell BALL
 George Henry WOODS (1855-1940)           Desiree Evelyn HUNT
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 Robert James O'HARA

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