Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hugh Hefner, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Reeves...

Just found a website with famous descendants of the Mayflower far, I have found out that Christopher Reeves, Noah Webster, Hugh Hefner, Clint Eastwood, and John Lithgow are all descendants of my 10th great grandfather Governor Willam Bradford.

I then did a little more research and found out that we are linked to George W. Bush and John Kerry through William Bradford's son Major William Bradford.  George W. Bush and John Kerry are related to Thomas and Welthian Richards and their daughter Alice married Major William Bradford.  The Richards' had a daughter named Mary who married Thomas Hinckley (Governor of the Plymouth Colony). Mary and Thomas had a son named Samuel who was President Bush's ancestor and they had a daughter named Anna who married Captain Ephraim Hunt (and had a son named Thomas who is the ancestor of Kerry).

So, now I need to look back and see if we are also descended from Thomas and Welthian Richards....according to this article, we should be.

Here is a link to other people who descended from Governor Bradford:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

William Aldridge & Elizabeth Symons (5G Grandparents)
Apparently this part of the family was from Randolph County, North Carolina.
My Aunt has informed me that a genealogist does not think we are actually descended from William Aldridge....soooo.....