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      One of the coolest things you can get on ancestry.com sometimes, is a list of famous people to whom you are related.  It is not something that is available for anyone in your tree. It is a service that ancestry.com provides for people using their Ancestry World Tree, formerly called the One World Tree. This is a compilation of all the family trees on ancestry.com since they started and is nothing short of amazing!  Generally, I find that you are more likely to find a person born in the 1800’s or before in this resource. Also, I find the listings are generally more available for ancestors of English, Scottish, Irish, or French descent. It doesn’t seem that I find a lot for my German or Italian ancestors. With that in mind, lets take a look and see if we can find some famous relatives for me! 
       One of my favorite ancestors is my great grandmother, Evelyn Howell Langhorne, born in 1866. I think that as I’ve learned more and more about her, I’ve begun to think of her as a person, not just a name on a page. She was only 15 years old when she married my gg grandfather Walter Thomas Houchins.  15! Take a look at your fifteen year old daughter, or think back to  what you were like at 15–we were babies! Instead, this young lady of a wealthy plantation-owning family in Virginia, got married and immediately had seven children , then died at age 34! Her husband Thomas was twelve years older than her, 27 when they married. Do you think he knew how to care for a fifteen year old wife? And Evelyn knew heartache and tragedy. One of her children died at about age 3. Another was blinded in a horseback riding incident. Their house burned down! All this before 1900! Upon her death, when she was only 34, a wealthy relative, Lady Nancy Langhorne Astor, first woman elected to Parliament, swooped in and sent the boys to boarding schools, and the girls each as they chose to nursing school and to study law. Thomas went on to marry again, and have two more children.  
     If you look up Evelyn Howell Langhorne in the One World Tree in the card catalog of ancestry.com, you can get a wealth of information. But you must be careful! Because this is a compilation of other people’s work, there are mistakes. I have found it best to check all information gained by as many historical records as possible–things like censuses, wills, church and court records. But you can have fun without doing anything more. If I click on the line item labeled “Find Famous Relatives” , look what comes up!  (Quoted from the One World Tree on ancestry.com)

Famous People related to Evelyn Howell LanghorneBETA

RID=44679453; UP=2; DN=3 Nancy Astor (1879-1964)
Viscountess of Britain
Nancy Witcher Astor was the first woman to serve in the British House of Commons.
Relationship: 1st Cousin 1 times removed
RID=37437517; UP=5; DN=4 Harriet Lane* (1830-1903)
First Lady
Harriet Lane was the niece of the bachelor President James Buchanon, and acted as First Lady for 4 years. She was so popular as a White House hostess that women copied her hair and clothes.
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 1 times removed
RID=17689705; UP=9; DN=1 Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
English Poet
Richard Lovelace was an English Nobleman and poet. His “Lucasta” poems brought him fame.
Relationship: 6th Great Grand Uncle
RID=42055160; UP=4; DN=6 Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)
American Poet and Novelist
Most famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King’s Men, Robert Penn Warren has also won several prizes and awards (including other Pulitzer Prizes) for his poetry and other writings. He was the first U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 2 times removed
RID=44160689; UP=6; DN=5 John C. Fremont (1813-1890)
American Explorer
John Charles Fremont led several surveying expeditions through the western United States including the Oregon Trail and the Sierra Nevadas.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=115806949; UP=8; DN=5 William Henry Harrison (1773-1841)
9th President of the United States of America
William Henry Harrison is famous for having the longest inauguration speech and shortest term of any president. He was the first president to die in office; he died of pneumonia only 30 days into his term.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=127260218; UP=5; DN=9 Pretty Boy Floyd (1904-1934)
American Outlaw
American bank robber and alleged murderer, Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd robbed so many banks in the 1930s that there was a $56,000 reward on his head.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 4 times removed
RID=8018868; UP=8; DN=6 Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor (1788-1852)
First Lady
Margaret Mackall Smith Taylor was the wife of President Zachary Taylor. It has been said that she was delicate and tender, although she began her marriage in rough and difficult circumstances.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=10093770; UP=6; DN=8 Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864-1947)
First Lady
Frances Folsom Cleveland married President Grover Cleveland in the White House, the only couple to have done so. Their 27 year age difference proved no disadvantage to their romance.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=30987462; UP=8; DN=6 Angelica Van Buren* (1818-1877)
First Lady
Angelica Van Buren was the daughter-in-law of President Van Buren. His wife passed away several years before his presidency, so she assumed the role of First Lady and White House hostess.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=10472973; UP=4; DN=10 Emily Dickenson (1830-1886)
American Poet
Emily Dickenson is considered one of the most influential poets in American history. During her lifetime she published only a few poems, though her writing career produced over 1700 poems (all published posthumously).
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 6 times removed
RID=28518327; UP=11; DN=3 Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797)
Virginia Representative
Francis Lightfoot Lee was a radical patriot during the revolution. He worked with Patrick Henry to oppose the Stamp Act. He later signed the Declaration of Independence.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 8 times removed
RID=5912078; UP=6; DN=9 Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)
American author and activist
American author and activist
Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=31152557; UP=8; DN=7 Edward “Ned” Kelly (1854-1880)
Outlaw
Ned Kelly is the most famous Australian bushranger of the 19th century. He was a cattle rustler and bank robber, and became a folk hero for his defiance of colonial authorities. He is immortalized in numerous books, films and songs.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=24652586; UP=7; DN=8 Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915)
American educator, political leader, author
Booker T. Washington was born as a slave but was freed at the age of 9. He received national attention as a spokesperson for African American citizens.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=8152837; UP=6; DN=9 Lyndon B Johnson (1908-1973)
36th President of the United States of America
Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President on Air Force One after the assassination of President Kennedy. He launched the Medicare Program, and saw the beginnings of the Vietnam War.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=16436051; UP=8; DN=7 Mark Twain (1835-1910)
American Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens thought of his pen name, “Mark Twain,” while working on a riverboat. This humorist’s works include Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=40638222; UP=7; DN=8 John Browning (1855-1926)
Gunsmith
John Browning was a firearms designer who developed a variety of weapons, cartridges, and gun mechanics.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=41839550; UP=6; DN=9 William C. Durant (1861-1947)
Founder of General Motors
William Durant worked with Louis Chevrolet to design a new brand of motor car and helped to found the Chevrolet Company.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=19760062; UP=8; DN=7 Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)
23rd President of the United States of America
Grandson of President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was the 23 President of the United States. During his term 6 states joined the United States and the Sherman Antitrust Act, an act which prohibited monopolies, was passed.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=2602884; UP=9; DN=7 Willa Cather (1873-1947)
American Author
Willa Cather has been called one of the most eminent American Authors. A muckraking journalist at first, she penned the famous My Antonia.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=3955223; UP=6; DN=10 Rosalynn Smith Carter (1927-)
First Lady
Rosalynn Smith Carter was named “The Steel Magnolia” by the White House press corp. for her Southern sweetness and tenacity.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 4 times removed
RID=10218754; UP=7; DN=9 Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman (1885-1982)
First Lady
Elizabeth Wallace Truman, often called “Bess Truman”, struggled with the lack of privacy that surrounded the family of the president. However, her sense of duty prevailed and she supported her husband in his duties.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=7799855; UP=7; DN=9 William Howard Taft (1857-1930)
27th President of the United States of America
Taft, serving first as President then as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is the only president to be the head of both the Executive and Judicial branches of government. He was the first president to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=69649713; UP=6; DN=10 Howard Hughes (1905-1976)
American Aviator
Howard Robard Hughes was famous for his multiple air speed records. He also produced the films “Hells Angels” and “The Outlaw”.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 4 times removed
RID=7862408; UP=9; DN=7 Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
American Author
Spending 2 years “living simply” in the forest was the premise for Henry David Thoreau’s famous book, “Walden”. Thoreau also wrote “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”, an essay that encouraged people to prohibit governments from having absolute power.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=19760048; UP=8; DN=8 Mary Harrison McKee* (1858-1930)
First Lady
Mary Scott Harrison McKee was the First Lady to her father, Benjamin Harrison, when her mother passed away.
Relationship: 7th Cousin
RID=34642785; UP=10; DN=7 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Scottish Novelist and Poet
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson penned the classic adventure tale, Treasure Island. His experiences traveling not only inspired his fictional novels, but led him to write several travel books as well.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=33451140; UP=11; DN=6 Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
English Poet
““Ozymandias,” “Ode to the West Wind,” and “Mont Blanc” are famous poems written by Percy Shelley. He has been called one of the greatest lyric poets of all time. His wife, Mary Shelley, is the author of the classic novel Frankenstein.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 5 times removed
RID=46311437; UP=7; DN=10 Sam Walton (1918-1992)
Amercian Businessman
Samuel Moore Walton founded Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. From the very beginnings of his store owning years, he made sure to have a variety of goods at low prices.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=18506625; UP=11; DN=7 L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942)
Canadian Author
Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery is famous for her series of novels, Anne of Green Gables.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed
RID=23325553; UP=8; DN=10 Mae West (1893-1980)
American Actress, Screenwriter, and Playwright
Mae West, born Mary Jane West, is considered one of the most controversial stars of the 1930’s. Her scripts often endured huge amounts censorship, but also huge success with audiences. She wrote and starred in She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=68041652; UP=7; DN=11 Emmett Ashford (1914-1980)
Baseball Umpire
Emmett Littleton Ashford was the first African American umpire to work in Major League Baseball. He dressed impeccably and exaggerated his calls with gestures.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed
RID=29827789; UP=7; DN=11 Edwin Hubble (1889-1953)
American Astronomer
Edwin Powell Hubble was an American Astronomer known for his discovery of galaxies beyond the Milky Way.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 4 times removed
RID=14230539; UP=11; DN=8 William Lamb (1779-1848)
Politician
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne served as prime minister in 1834 and 1835-1841. He was a mentor to Queen Victoria, and was noted for his ability to find the political middle ground. Melbourne, Australia is named for him.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 3 times removed
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     Isn’t this interesting! Lady Astor, her first cousin, is the first to come up. But there’s Mark Twain, and even Pretty Boy Floyd! You have to take the good with the bad! Look at the astronomer, politicians, actors, actresses, authors! I was blown away the first time I saw this list. With a little sleuthing, you can prove these relationships as well–a good idea if you’re going to believe them or brag about them! Ancestry does a lot of it for you, or at least points you in the direction you need to research. If you click on the “show relationships” above, look what you get: 

Grandparent of Evelyn Howell Langhorne Great Grandparent of Nancy Astor
PID: 16321717 Frances Steptoe
(1798-1832)
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PID: 44679335 James Steptoe Langhorne
(1822-1905)
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PID: 71979573 Evelyn Howell Langhorne
(1866-1900)
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PID: 44679453 Nancy Astor
(1879-1964)
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How about for Pretty Boy Floyd? 

3rd Great Grandparent of Evelyn Howell Langhorne 7th Great Grandparent of
PID: 5067971 Ann Burton
(1664-1736)
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PID: 14642678 George Stovall
(1695-1786)
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PID: 14646089 Rachel Stovall
(1760-1850)
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PID: 41877791 Mary Dillon Turner
(1794-1879)
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PID: 18435886 Elizabeth R Omohundro
(1825-1915)
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PID: 71979573 Evelyn Howell Langhorne
(1866-1900)
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PID: 127260218

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The last yellow box on the right should have  “Pretty Boy Floyd” in it. 

Here’s Mark Twain:

6th Great Grandparent of Evelyn Howell Langhorne 5th Great Grandparent of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
PID: 1413006

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PID: 18931276

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PID: 18953928 Elizabeth Smith
(1673-1770)
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PID: 30052642 Lawrence Battaile
(1698-1750)
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PID: 30055339 Elizabeth Battaile
(1732-1786)
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PID: 11379457 Elizabeth Muse
(1760-)
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PID: 18435622 Ellis Putney Omohundro
(1790-1852)
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PID: 18435886 Elizabeth R Omohundro
(1825-1915)
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PID: 71979573 Evelyn Howell Langhorne
(1866-1900)
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PID: 16436051 Samuel Langhorne Clemens
(-1910)
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If you notice, some of the boxes are empty, that happens sometime. However, once you start researching, its generally fairly easy to fill in these names. For one thing, these are all parent/child/parent /child. If you jump to a husband or wife in this chart, you nullify the whole thing! 

     Once you have filled in a few more generations, I find it interesting to check the famous people again. Just three generations later, my fourth great grandfather is John Scarsbrook Langhorne b. 1760. Here’s his list of “famous people”. 

Famous People related to John Scarsbrook LanghorneBETA

RID=44679453; UP=0; DN=4 Nancy Astor (1879-1964)
Viscountess of Britain
Nancy Witcher Astor was the first woman to serve in the British House of Commons.
Relationship: Great Great Granddaughter
RID=17689705; UP=6; DN=1 Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
English Poet
Richard Lovelace was an English Nobleman and poet. His “Lucasta” poems brought him fame.
Relationship: 3rd Great Grand Uncle
RID=44160689; UP=3; DN=5 John C. Fremont (1813-1890)
American Explorer
John Charles Fremont led several surveying expeditions through the western United States including the Oregon Trail and the Sierra Nevadas.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 2 times removed
RID=115806949; UP=5; DN=5 William Henry Harrison (1773-1841)
9th President of the United States of America
William Henry Harrison is famous for having the longest inauguration speech and shortest term of any president. He was the first president to die in office; he died of pneumonia only 30 days into his term.
Relationship: 4th Cousin
RID=172420; UP=6; DN=5 Zachary Taylor (1784-1850)
12th President of the United States
With most of his background in military service, Zachary Taylor assumed the title “Twelfth President of the United States” in 1849. He was the second president to die in office.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=31152557; UP=5; DN=7 Edward “Ned” Kelly (1854-1880)
Outlaw
Ned Kelly is the most famous Australian bushranger of the 19th century. He was a cattle rustler and bank robber, and became a folk hero for his defiance of colonial authorities. He is immortalized in numerous books, films and songs.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=8152837; UP=3; DN=9 Lyndon B Johnson (1908-1973)
36th President of the United States of America
Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as President on Air Force One after the assassination of President Kennedy. He launched the Medicare Program, and saw the beginnings of the Vietnam War.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 6 times removed
RID=19760062; UP=5; DN=7 Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)
23rd President of the United States of America
Grandson of President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was the 23 President of the United States. During his term 6 states joined the United States and the Sherman Antitrust Act, an act which prohibited monopolies, was passed.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=5912078; UP=5; DN=8 Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)
American author and activist
American author and activist
Relationship: 4th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=7862408; UP=6; DN=7 Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
American Author
Spending 2 years “living simply” in the forest was the premise for Henry David Thoreau’s famous book, “Walden”. Thoreau also wrote “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”, an essay that encouraged people to prohibit governments from having absolute power.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=19760048; UP=5; DN=8 Mary Harrison McKee* (1858-1930)
First Lady
Mary Scott Harrison McKee was the First Lady to her father, Benjamin Harrison, when her mother passed away.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=10218754; UP=3; DN=10 Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman (1885-1982)
First Lady
Elizabeth Wallace Truman, often called “Bess Truman”, struggled with the lack of privacy that surrounded the family of the president. However, her sense of duty prevailed and she supported her husband in his duties.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 7 times removed
RID=12650193; UP=5; DN=8 Lucy Ware Webb Hayes (1831-1889)
First Lady
Lucy Ware Webb Hayes convinced her husband, Rutherford B. Hayes, to fight in the Union army and to oppose slavery. He later became an influential part of the abolitionist cause.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=34642785; UP=7; DN=7 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
Scottish Novelist and Poet
Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson penned the classic adventure tale, Treasure Island. His experiences traveling not only inspired his fictional novels, but led him to write several travel books as well.
Relationship: 6th Cousin
RID=46311437; UP=3; DN=11 Sam Walton (1918-1992)
Amercian Businessman
Samuel Moore Walton founded Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. From the very beginnings of his store owning years, he made sure to have a variety of goods at low prices.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 8 times removed
RID=7098139; UP=8; DN=6 Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (1768-1830)
First Lady
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe was the wife of President James Monroe. She spent many of her years as First Lady frail and sickly.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=16436051; UP=6; DN=8 Mark Twain (1835-1910)
American Author
Samuel Langhorne Clemens thought of his pen name, “Mark Twain,” while working on a riverboat. This humorist’s works include Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=18506625; UP=8; DN=7 L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942)
Canadian Author
Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery is famous for her series of novels, Anne of Green Gables.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=23325553; UP=5; DN=10 Mae West (1893-1980)
American Actress, Screenwriter, and Playwright
Mae West, born Mary Jane West, is considered one of the most controversial stars of the 1930’s. Her scripts often endured huge amounts censorship, but also huge success with audiences. She wrote and starred in She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 5 times removed
RID=18339010; UP=3; DN=12 Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-)
First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the wife of former President Bill Clinton. She was the first First Lady to be elected to public office. She remains committed to women’s rights and children’s issues.
Relationship: 2nd Cousin 9 times removed
RID=8149813; UP=6; DN=9 Claudia Taylor Johnson (1912-)
First Lady
Claudia Taylor Johnson (commonly known as Lady Bird Johnson) was influential in promoting the Highway Beautification Act and was an advocate for the Head Start program.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=29878269; UP=8; DN=7 William Whipple (1730-1785)
New Hampshire Representative
A merchant and Brigadier General in the New Hampshire Militia, William Whipple Jr. signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 1 times removed
RID=1807854; UP=11; DN=4 Edward Tilly (1588-1621)
Mayflower Passenger
Edward Tilly and his wife came to Plymouth on the Mayflower. He signed the Mayflower compact.
Relationship: 3rd Cousin 7 times removed
RID=24652586; UP=5; DN=11 Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915)
American educator, political leader, author
Booker T. Washington was born as a slave but was freed at the age of 9. He received national attention as a spokesperson for African American citizens.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 6 times removed
RID=21538790; UP=7; DN=9 Charles Stratton (1838-1883)
Circus Performer
General Tom Thumb (born Charles Stratton) was taught to sing, dance, and act by circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. His small frame and many talents made him famous around the world.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 2 times removed
RID=7039358; UP=6; DN=11 George Clymer (1739-1813)
Pennsylvania Representative
George Clymer led demonstrations against the Tea Act and the Stamp Act. He signed the Declaration and served in political offices until the end of his life.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 5 times removed
RID=17249510; UP=6; DN=11 Bill Clinton (1946-)
42nd President of the United States of America
Bill Clinton’s agenda included healthcare improvements on a national level, and expanding the Income Tax Credit. He was impeached for perjury regarding his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 5 times removed
RID=131630370; UP=5; DN=12 Elizabeth II (1952-present) (1926-)
Windsors- Queen of the Commonwealth Realm
Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth Realm, took the throne upon the death of her father, George VI, in 1952. She is married to the Duke of Edinburgh and currently resides in Buckingham Palace in London.
Relationship: 4th Cousin 7 times removed
RID=21625576; UP=6; DN=12 James Stewart (1908-1997)
American Actor
James Maitland Stewart was an Academy Award-winning American actor. He starred several classic films, among them; Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonVertigoIt’s a Wonderful Life, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Relationship: 5th Cousin 6 times removed
RID=1338463; UP=7; DN=13 Laurence Olivier (1907-1989)
British-born Actor, Director and Producer
Laurence Kerr Olivier was an Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer. He acted in such films as Wuthering HeightsPride and Prejudice, and Spartacus. Olivier also appeared in many plays throughout his career.
Relationship: 6th Cousin 6 times removed
RID=90786600; UP=9; DN=12 George Orwell (1903-1950)
British Author
Eric Arthur Blair is most commonly recognized by his pen name, George Orwell. His political commentary is a major theme in his most famous works: “1984”, “Animal Farm”, and “Down and Out in Paris and London”.
Relationship: 8th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=21027079; UP=10; DN=13 Elizabeth Browning (1806-1861)
English Author and poet
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. These famous words were penned by English poet and author Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the most respected writers of the Victorian era.
Relationship: 9th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=7715631; UP=10; DN=13 Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993)
British-American Actress
Audrey Kathleen Ruston (Audrey Hepburn), born in Belgium, continues to be a figure of iconic beauty and classic film. Her award-winning role in “Roman Holiday” marked the beginning of her long and successful movie career. Hepburn is also well-known for her humanitarian work with UNICEF.
Relationship: 9th Cousin 3 times removed
RID=14277885; UP=8; DN=15 Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)
Rocket Scientist
Wernher Von Braun was a leading figure in the development of rocket technology. He is generally thought of as the father of the United States space program.
Relationship: 7th Cousin 7 times removed
RID=78716524; UP=12; DN=12 William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872)
Early Settler
Australian explorer, journalist, and politician William Wentworth was a leading figure of early New South Wales. He helped explore the Blue Mountains, founded a newspaper, and helped draft the New South Wales constitution.
Relationship: 11th Cousin
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    A lot of these names are the same, but look closely and there’s Queen Elizabeth II! Then look again, there are the Tilly brothers who arrived on the Mayflower! “Touch me” LOL, it makes me one of the first families of our nation! Not only that, I now know that the Tilly’s bring my kinship to the kings and queens of England, Scotland, and France! I have royal blood flowing through these veins, so how come I have no money! LOL

Let me show you a Tilly chart: 


9th Great Grandparent of John Scarsbrook Langhorne Great Great Grandparent of Edward Tilly
PID: 4676013 Elizabeth Plantagenet
(1466-1503)
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PID: 1074876 Henry Tudor
(1491-1547)
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PID: 21427228

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PID: 21427247 Richard Edwards
(1566-1635)
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PID: 21413525 William Edwards
(1590-1624)
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PID: 21413594 William Edwards
(1615-1673)
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PID: 55026982 John Edwards
(1652-1713)
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PID: 21451829 Anne Edwards
(1679-)
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PID: 4761671 Elizabeth Cary
(1678-)
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PID: 11971266 Henry Scarsbrook
(1700-)
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PID: 11972262 Elizabeth Scarsbrook
(1736-)
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PID: 44678720 John Scarsbrook Langhorne
(1760-1797)
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PID: 1807854 Edward Tilly
(1588-1621)
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How Accurate Is This?

The Relationship Finder Tool is as accurate as the data we pull from OneWorldTree. The quality of each relationship shown is measured by stars (where 5 stars shows high probability of an accurate relationship).

Now look what it looks like in a relationship chart:

King Edward III of England Plantagenet (1312 – 1377)
is your 19th great grandfather
son of King Edward III of England Plantagenet
daughter of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster Plantagenet
son of Joan Plantagenet “Countess Westmoreland” (Beaufort) (Ferrers) Neville
daughter of Sir Richard (5th Earl of Salisbury) Neville
son of Eleanor Neville
daughter of George STANLEY
son of Jane Stanley
daughter of Edmund Sheffield, 1st Baron Sheffield
son of Eleanor Sheffield
son of John 1st Earl of Clare, Holles
daughter of Robert Hollis
son of Susanna Hollis
daughter of Maj. Robert Beverley Sr.
son of Mary Beverley
daughter of Col. Maurice Langhorne
son of Elizabeth Langhorne
son of Henry Scarsbrook Langhorne
daughter of James Steptoe Langhorne
daughter of Evelyn Howell Langhorne
daughter of Katherine Steptoe Houchins
You are the daughter of Margaret Steptoe Kerse – (not you


         How much fun is that! I find it fascinating! I have learned a fair amount of history along the way as well. 

          I’d really like to know what you think of this, whether you are already acquainted with it and enjoying this information, or whether you had no idea this was available. If you leave a comment, you might be chosen to win a chart like this yourself. Don’t worry if you don’t know your family members back to the 1800’s, we can figure that out.  If you know at least one parent or grandparent born before 1940 it would help. Looking forward to showing you more next post. What do you think? Helen












Author: Helen Holshouser

Old enough to enjoy life, I am a Red Hatter, grandmother, gardener, and amateur genealogist. I am a retired clinical psychologist, master's level, who is disabled with heart disease, but having fun with family and friends. Married over 40 years, I have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. I have learned that grandchildren provide a joy one never knew existed---writing feeds my soul, gardening is therapy, and genealogy research makes me feel like a detective!

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