(Closed) Spin-off: Are you a descendant of someone notable or famous?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a direct decendant of Admiral DeGrasse, he stopped the English so Washington could cross the Delaware.  They still have a celebration in his hometown in France every year.  My uncle was stationed there a few years ago and go to be grand martial.

Also cousins to Alix of Hesse, the final Czarina of Russia.

And finally Baron Montag of Hesse.

Post # 4
Member
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well, going the historic route, the n-th time removed cousin of George Washington.. later on Col. George Washington Scott of the Confederate Army & founder of Agnes Scott college.. and more recently Dr. James D. Hardy (the guy who did the first heart transplant).

I like knowing family history, and I should definitely check in with my great-aunt to get the details on George Washington. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
Member
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SnowflakeDS: Hey, ours saved this counry together!!

Post # 6
Member
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ah, I wish! Especially since I’m a history major. But my grandma has books dating back to around 1750 that show my ancestors and extended family, and no famous people πŸ™ Though I discovered that I am 7th cousins with my Fiance… we figure that since our common ancestor lived in 1750 that we’re good but some people get weirded out πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
Member
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hope not!  Being royalty gets your head chopped off or a long stay in prison where my dad is from.  πŸ™‚

We did find that my Irish great-great grandmother was a landowner, which seemed highly unusual for the period.

 

FI’s family has been in Virginia so long that they don’t know specifically where they are from!

 

@Jazziberry: Did you know that Loudoun County just opened a new high school named Tuscarora?

Post # 9
Member
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Fiance is a direct descendant of Pierre La Porte, Deputy Premier and Minister of Labour of Quebec, who was kidnapped and killed by members of the FLQ.

My mother is related to the Musitano crime family in Canada…

We have rather daunting histories πŸ˜›

Post # 10
Member
1213 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My great-great (etc.) uncle was the first mayor of Perth, Western Australia. And my great great grandmother won the lottery, was swindled out of the money by her son, (my grandpa’s uncle) who used the money to start a successful grocery store chain and was a foundation member of the South Melbourne Football Club, now know as the Sydney Swans.

Post # 11
Member
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My great-great-great-great… (I lost track of how many “great”‘s it could be) grandfathers was the influential teacher of the Ottoman Sultan who conquered Constantinople back in the 1400s.

Post # 13
Member
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Going back ALOT of years, we are descendant from the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques. That’s where my Fiance proposed to me last summer, in front of his Castle, soooo sweet hihi

Post # 14
Member
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

President Calvin Coolidge, although I have no idea what the exact relationship is. It would be really interesting to find out someday.

Post # 15
Member
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My family on my mother’s side is related to the royal family of Monaco. Fiance is related to a man who came to America on the Mayflower, and he eventually helped set up Huntington, Long Island. There are books written about him.

Post # 16
Member
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My grandpa was a very famous clown.  He had his own tv show for 25 years.  No, not Bozo.

Anyway, I’ll just leave it at that πŸ™‚

The topic ‘Spin-off: Are you a descendant of someone notable or famous?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors