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About my famous adjacent relatives
​"He who is not proud of his ancestors, either shows that he has no ancestors to be proud of, or 
 else that he is a degenerate son." — Grosvenor

Oh ever since the dawn of mankind
 We all belong to a tribe
 It's good to know this one's mine
 -Gavin DeGraw, Fire

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw7xgRRFdNe/
 Aziz Ansari, comic and actor,  on misunderstanding ghosts
 
America's First Colonists: Stonetown - SNL - YouTube
John Stone (Seth Rogen) and other colonists of Stonetown discover a new plant that they decide to cultivate ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTNaD9hzHaA

______________________________________________________________________________________ The following is a list of interesting/notable ancestors and relatives and their connections. 
I am 99% European American which includes being related to European Royalty, American Presidents, Mayflower colonists. 
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B U L T M A N
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Anthony Frederick "Tony" Bultmann
House of Bultman funeral home 1883-2006 
See "THE BULTMAN FUNERAL HOME" under STORIES 
(my great x 2 grandfather)

Fritz Bultman, painter. family friends with Tennessee Williams (Fritz wasn't named in his book but Tennesse stayed at Fritz's Provincetown house with Marlon Brando, who fixed Fritz's toilet, this was confirmed by a Bultman cousin) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Bultman (Grandfather's cousin)

Muriel Bultman-Francis, sister of Fritz, Public relations Agent, Art connoisseur 
"Her clients included Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Rise Stevens, and a struggling playwright named Tennessee Williams. She found Mr. Williams a place to live which turned out to be the setting of a play later made into film "Suddenly Last Summer" (this was the residence of my GGx2 Tony which is still owned by the family, located behind the Bultman Funeral Home 3338 St Charles Ave. New Orleans. Which is now a Fresh Market.) 
http://museum.deltazeta.org/Tour/ItemPreview/9?itemID=87
(Grandfather's cousin)

Harold Francis (married Muriel Bultman) 
writer and actor, known for 20,000 Men a Year (1939), Criminals of the Air (1937) and Man from Montreal (1939)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0290275/

Henry J Bultman Jr, New Jersey Mayor (Grandfather's cousin)

African-Creole New Orleans/Paris composers
 Charles Lucien Lambert -composer and musician 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lucien_Lambert
 Lucien-Léon Guillaume Lambert
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucien-L%C3%A9on_Guillaume_Lambert Sidney Lambert 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Lambert
 (Grandfather's family)

Leonce Gueydan
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gueydan,_Louisiana

Judge Arnold Krekel, co-founded Lincoln University  
 http://www.cliffmanorinn.com/inn-history/
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Krekel
 (Mom's brother in Law's ancestor)



B L I S S
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 Adam and Eve (search by surname "b.c.")
 http://jesusevidence.org/gen

Rollo the Viking, first king of Normandy 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo
 (ancestor through Bliss line)

William The Conqueror, first Norman King of England 
 http://fabpedigree.com/s052/f082740.htm
 (ancestor through Bliss line)

Thomas Bliss co-founded Springfield Mass 1635
 https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/6005685
 (ancestor through Bliss line)

Mary Bliss-Parsons 
accused of witchcraft several decades before the far more notorious Salem Witch Trials, although she was ultimately acquitted
 http://heritageramblings.net/tag/margaret-hullins-bliss/
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_(Bliss)_Parsons
 (sibling of Thomas Bliss ancestor)

Joseph Parsons Jr
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Parsons,_Jr.
 Joseph Parsons, Jr. was one of the members of this pastoral search  committee, which ultimately chose Jonathan Edwards, whose tenure as pastor would lead  to the Great Awakening
 
Albert Parsons of Chicago Haymarket Affair
 https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fpa41

Charles. W Bliss 
  "Bliss dynasty" of Hillsboro IL. editor and publisher of the Montgomery News.  A web search of him started my genealogy quest. 
 http://history.montgomeryco.com/Archives/View-Photo-Archive/ID/1035 
(great x 3 grandfather)

Alfred Bliss 
 friends with Peter Cartwright, helped found what is now known today as Macmurray College in  Illinois
 (great x 4 grandfather)

Fraser Bliss Price 
 former attorney/mayor of Monmouth County, New Jersey

Lucille ball, American actress
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball
 (related through Bliss line)

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II
 (related through Bliss line)

Laura Welch-Bush distant relative of my grandmother Bliss Seymour-Buchan 


Henry the III
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_III_of_England
 (Nan and Grandfather descend from two brothers)

Jesse J Phillips 
 Chief Justice of the Illinois State Supreme Court
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_J._Phillips
 (related through Bliss line)

Oran Roberts, 17th governor of Texas
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oran_Milo_Roberts

Franklin Pierce 14th USA President
 Rutherford Hayes 19th USA President

Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower passenger!!!!!!! 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hopkins_(Mayflower_passenger) 
 http://pilgrimhopkins.org/lineageHome.php?pafg01.htm#1
ancestor of Elizabeth Phillips-Bliss (my gg x 3) 

Edward Lydston Bliss 1865-1960
 China Medical missionary
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bliss

Edward Lydston Bliss Jr 1912-2002
 Journalist
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Bliss



B U C H A N 
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 Leslie  James "Bill" Buchan , Ph.D
 Former Dean, Tulane University and former Vice-President, Washington University http://freemanblog.freeman.tulane.edu/Centennial/index.php/2014/03/24/leslie-buchan/ 
(My maternal great grandfather)

Chester "Chet" Buchan
 Mayor and Justice of the Peace, Clarion Iowa
 (brother of Leslie James Buchan)

President Abraham Lincoln's grandfather Abraham Lincoln (born 1744) married my relative Mary Shipley, she died, and he married the President's grandmother.  Mary is sibling to Leslie James Buchan's ancestor Richard Shipley 1709-1781



S E Y M O U R
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 Edward Seymour, 8th Duke of Somerset 
 (this is unverified but various trees have him listed as father to , see notes for William Seymour (1760-1846)) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Seymour,_8th_Duke_of_Somerset

Valentine Greatrakes, Irish Faith Healer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine_Greatrakes
(sibling of ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour my ggx2)

William Christian "Illiam Dhone" "Brown haired William"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illiam_Dhone
ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2)

Sir Anthony Cooke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Cooke
ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2)

Francis Cooke, Mayflower passenger
son of sir Anthony Cooke
ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2)

Nathaniel Bacon 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Bacon_(painter)
married descendant of my ancestor Richard Cooke (ancestor to "Doc" Homer Seymour (my ggx2))

A R Schwartz Texas Legislature
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._R._Schwartz

Bruce Mcgill (thanks to Kimball Everingham)
 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569226/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t8
 (related through Seymour line)





J O H N S O N
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Col. George Eskridge Sr. (Guardian to Mary Ball, mother of George Washington) http://eskridgefamilyassociation.com/
 (my Great x 7 grandfather)

Col. William Augustine Washington, second cousin to George Washington https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Washington

Martha Dandridge's [Wife of George Washington] grandfather Orlando Jones is my ancestor. 


Robert Alexander
 founder of now Washington & Lee Univ.
 https://www.wlu.edu/presidents-office/about-the-presidents-office/history-and-governance/past- presidents/robert-alexander

Augustine Warner Jr, common ancestor of George Washington and Queen Elizabeth II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_Warner_Jr.
 http://www.warnerhall.com/

Elizabeth Crawford-Meriwether
 Her family is said to be descendents of Sir Roland Crawford, the grandfather of  Sir William Wallace (the subject of Mel Gibson's 1994 epic movie Braveheart.)

Meriwether Lewis of Lewis & Clark
THE EXPLORER!!!!
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meriwether_Lewis

Robert Beverley, Jr. planter and political figure 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Beverley,_Jr.

General Robert E Lee, Lee family married Eskridges American general, Confederate Army https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee

Pocahontas through Jane Rolfe 
 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Rolfe

President George Washington!!!!! 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington

President Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson
President John Quincy Adams, 6th president
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Quincy_Adams

President James Madison, 4th President of the United States
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison

President Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachary_Taylor

President James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (brother in law of Eskridge descendant) 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan






William Foushee - 
 Surgeon in the Revolution. First Mayor of Richmond Virginia
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Foushee

Reverend Daniel Marshall of Georgia
 http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/daniel-marshall-1706-1784

William Shakespeare through Daniel Marshall
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare
 (descendent of his sister)

Basil Gildersleeve -American classical scholar. 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_Lanneau_Gildersleeve
related to ancestor John Pittman III

 Katherine Lane Weems (daughter of Basil Gildersleeve)
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Lane_Weems

Samuel Eskridge Kenner, 
 Member of House of Representatives South Carolina
  
 Andrew Robinson Johnson Sr - 
 (special thanks to Michael Stone Johnson for some A R Johnson family pictures) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.R._Johnson_(Louisiana_politician) (great x 2 grandfather)

Sunshine R. Johnson-Nesbitt 
(You Are My Sunshine written about her by childhood friend LA Gov. Jimmie Davis)
 (great aunt, who I am named after)

Major General Major Samuel White (family secret  -- nephew of Houdini) http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/105242/major-general-major-s- white.aspx
 (Married great aunt, and also Grandfather's sister)

Henry Warren Ogden - U.S. Congressman, wealthy planter in Bossier Parish.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Warren_Ogden



B R A N S T E T T E R
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 Tennese Ernie Ford
 American recording artist and television
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Ernie_Ford
 http://www.wargs.com/other/fordej.html
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Also working on connection to Ronald Reagan first wife !!!! 


T E A G U E 
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Trying to find info on Edward Dimick ancestor seeing if he is related to Tolland CT colonist DIMICKS, that would be FAAABULLOUUSSS!!!!!
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 INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING SURNAMES 
 WAS FOUND IN
  "A Mighty Roar Beyond the Mesh and Lares and Penates" written/put together by Noi Celecta Bliss-Seymour and family.  (some entries may not have source and this would be it)
 SEYMOUR
 BLISS (also Aaron Bliss 3 volumes on ancestry!!!) 
 MARTINEZ
 TREDWAY
 WHITE
 BUCHAN
 PHILLIPS
 see also:
 Pittman Family Record
 Eskridge Family Record 
 Johnson family record
 Branstetter family history

BOOKS.GOOGLE.com IS an amazing source for colonial ancestors!!!!

The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of ..., Volume 2 By Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight
 Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall Colorful Ames - Volumes 1-2 - Page 165
 https://books.google.com/books?id=y2IxAAAAMAAJ
 History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts - Volume 2 - Page 413 https://books.google.com/books?id=b10zAQAAMAAJ
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 Americans of Royal Descent: A Collection of Genealogies of American Families ... By Charles Henry Browning
 https://books.google.com/books?id=dIUaAAAAYAAJ


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