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Famous Cousins with Mayflower ties

These people are cousins of Mayflower descendants or cousins once removed since all of the lines are intermingled at some point.

Click on the picture or name of an individual for their descendancy and a biography.

 

John Adams

John Adams

Second President of the United States

A descendant of four Mayflower Passengers, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins and Wife Alice.

 
 

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

Sixth President of the United States

A descendant of four Mayflower Passengers, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins and Wife Alice.

 
 

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor

Twelfth President of the United States

A descendant of Mayflower Passengers, Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris.

 
 

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

Eighteenth President of the United States

A descendant of Mayflower Passenger, Richard Warren.

 
 

James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield

Twentieth President of the United States

A descendant of three Mayflower Passengers, Francis Billington and his parents John and Eleanor Billington.

 
 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Thirty-second President of the United States

A descendant of eight Mayflower Passengers, John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, Richard Warren, John Cooke and his father Francis Cooke, Mary Allerton, and her parents, Isaac Allerton and Mary Norton.

 
 

Richard M. Nixon

Richard M. Nixon

Thirty-seventh President of the United States

A descendant of Henry Howland, father of Mayflower Passanger, John Howland.

 
 

Gerald R. Ford

Gerald R. Ford

Thirty-eighth President of the United States

A descendant of Henry Howland, father of Mayflower Passanger, John Howland.

 
 

George H. W. Bush

George H. W. Bush

Forty-first President of the United States

A descendant of six Mayflower Passengers, John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, Francis Cooke, Mary Chilton and her parents, Mr. and Mrs James Chilton.

 
 

Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush and her springer spaniel, Millie, at the White House
Photo by Carol Powers Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady, Mother and Author

A descendant of Mayflower Passenger, Henry Samson.

 
 

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

Forty-third President of the United States

A descendant of seven Mayflower Passengers, John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, Henry Samson, Francis Cooke, Mary Chilton and her parents, Mr. and Mrs James Chilton.

 
 

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Statesman, historian, and biographer

A descendant of Henry Howland, father of Mayflower Passanger, John Howland

 
 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American poet, educator, linguist

A descendant of eight Mayflower Passengers, Richard Warren, John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, Henry Samson, William Mullins and Wife Alice.

 
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pastor, lecturer, essayist

A descendant of Mayflower passengers, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.

 
 

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

an American writer, a dissenter, and a transcendentalist

A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren.

 
 

Noah Webster

Noah Webster

America's greatest lexicographer

A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Gov. William Bradford.

 
 

William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant

Poet

A descendant of four Mayflower passengers, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, Edward Fuller and Mrs. Fuller.

 
 

Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith

Mormon founder and leader

A descendant of four Mayflower passengers, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, Edward Fuller and Mrs. Fuller.

 
 

Grandma Moses

Anna Mary Robertson, "Grandma Moses"

Renowned American folk artist

A descendant of Mayflower Passenger, Francis Cooke.

 
 

Orson Welles

Orson Welles

Considered not only one of the greatest directors of film but also that of the theatre, as well as a fine actor, screenwriter, broadcaster and producer

A descendant of seven Mayflower Passengers, Richard Warren, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins and Wife Alice, John Cooke and his father Francis Cooke.

 
 

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Academy Award winning American actor

A descendant of Mayflower passengers, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley

 
 

Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby

Academy Award winning American singer and actor

A descendant of two Mayflower passengers, William Brewster and Wife Mary.

 
 

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

A twentieth-century movie star, sex symbol and pop icon

A descendant of five Mayflower Passengers, Francis Cooke, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, William Mullins and Wife Alice. Also a descendant of Henry Howland, father of Mayflower Passanger, John Howland.

 
 

Hugh Hefner

Hugh M. Hefner

Founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine

A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Gov. William Bradford.

 
 

Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson

Entertainer

A descendant of Henry Howland, father of Mayflower Passanger, John Howland.

 
 

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

American actor, Academy Award winning film director, film producer and composer

A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Gov. William Bradford.

 
 

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

American actor, director, producer and writer

A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Gov. William Bradford.

 
 

John Lithgow

John Lithgow

American actor

A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Gov. William Bradford.

 
 

Alan B. Shepard

Alan B. Shepard

Astronaut

A descendant of Mayflower Passenger, Richard Warren.

 
 

Richard Gere

Richard Gere

American Actor

A descendant of eleven Mayflower passengers, Degory Priest, Richard Warren, Francis Cooke, Dr. Samuel Fuller, George Soule, Samuel Eaton and his parents Francis and Sarah Eaton, Francis Billington and his parents John and Eleanor Billington.

 
 

Baldwin Brothers

The Baldwin Brothers

Actors, Writers, Directors and Producers

Descendants of Mayflower passengers, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.