Everyone has Family Ties to the American Civil War

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Kamuela, HI November 5, 2003 - Bruce Harrison, president of Millisecond Publishing Company, Inc., home of the Family Forest®, a People-Centered Approach to History®, is making this bold statement.

"We each share common ancestors with far more people than most people have ever imagined, and it begins happening much more recently than the estimates coming from DNA researchers."

It seems to be common knowledge that Lee only had Lee ancestors and Grant only had Grant ancestors, end of story. Right? Wrong! Civil War generals Lee and Grant were at least 13th cousins (and probably much closer), which means they share an enormous number of common ancestors with each other (as well as with millions of others).

If such a diverse group of individuals, as illustrated below in the tiny sampling of General Lee's kinship, are related to just one of the hundreds of Civil War officers on the new Family Forest Civil War Officers CD-ROM, how many famous Civil War officers are related to you?

Is there someone at AP, Reuters, the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Houston Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Time Warner, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC or other major media curious enough to investigate the amazing interconnected system of digital links that must already exist in order to produce all of the complex relationship calculations below?

Isn't it both surprising and counterintuitive to learn that according to the recorded history already located and lineage-linked during the continually expanding Family Forest project, General Robert E. Lee was

A 1st cousin twice removed of Francis Lightfoot "The Signer" Lee.
A 1st cousin twice removed of Hon. Richard Henry "The Signer" Lee.
A 1st cousin 4 times removed of Hollywood actor Lee Marvin.
A half 1st cousin 22 times removed of Baron Eustace "The Surety" de Vesci.
A 2nd cousin twice removed of US President Thomas Jefferson.
A 3rd cousin once removed of US President Zachary Taylor.
A 3rd cousin once removed of US Chief Justice John Marshall.
A 3rd cousin once removed of the wife of one of his generals, Lewis Addison Armistead.
A 3rd cousin 9 times removed of Queen Mary Tudor.
A 4th cousin of one of his generals, Lewis Addison Armistead.
A 4th cousin once removed of US President James Madison.
A 4th cousin once removed of the wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
A 4th cousin twice removed of the wife of US President Woodrow Wilson.
A 4th cousin 3 times removed of Meriwether Lewis the explorer.
A 4th cousin 5 times removed of the wife of US Vice President Adlai Stevenson.
A 4th cousin 7 times removed of General George Patton.
A 4th cousin 8 times removed of Hollywood actress Joanne Woodward.
A 4th cousin 9 times removed of Queen Katherine Parr.
A 5th cousin of US President John Tyler.
A 5th cousin 8 times removed of Mary Queen of Scots.
A 5th cousin 8 times removed of Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby.
A 10th great-grandson of Archibald Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll, who fell in command of the vanguard at the Battle of Flodden.
A 10th great-grandson of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Athol.
An 11th great-grandson of William Sinclair, 3rd Earl of Orkney and 2nd Earl of Caithness.
An 11th great-grandson of Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Earl of Crawford.
An 11th great-grandson of Sir James "Black Knight of Lorn" Stewart.
An 11th cousin twice removed of US President George Washington.
An 11th cousin twice removed of Major-General Everard Meade.
An 11th cousin twice removed of Ferdinand VI the Wise, King of Spain.
A 12th great-grandson of Robert III, King of Scotland.
A 12th great-grandson of George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus.
A 12th great-grandson of David de Lindsay, 1st Earl of Crawford.
A 12th great-grandson of Sir Ralph de Neville, 1st Earl of Westmoreland.
A 12th cousin once removed of the wife of Richard Henry Dana.
A 12th cousin 3 times removed of Caesar "The Signer" Rodney.
A 12th cousin 13 times removed of Saint Ferdinand, Grand Master of Aviz.
A half 12th cousin of the wife of US President Chester Alan Arthur.
A half 12th cousin once removed of Admiral Richard Byrd.
A half 12th cousin 3 times removed of Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell.
A half 12th cousin 4 times removed of Princess Diana.
A half 12th cousin 5 times removed of the wife of Hollywood actor David Niven.
A half 12th cousin 5 times removed of the wife of Baron Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild.
A half 12th cousin 6 times removed of the wife of Norman Mailer.
A 13th great-grandson of Hugh de Courtenay, 9th Earl of Devon.
A 13th great-grandson of Sir Thomas de Holand, 2nd Earl of Kent.
A 13th cousin of Napoleon.
A 13th cousin of General William "The Signer" Floyd.
A 13th cousin once removed of US Vice President Hannibal Hamlin.
A 13th cousin once removed of Alexander I, Emperor (Czar) of Russia.
A 13th cousin once removed of Charles Darwin.
A 13th cousin twice removed of Sir Winston Churchill.
A 13th cousin twice removed of US President Franklin Pierce.
A 13th cousin twice removed of George Orwell.
A 13th cousin 3 times removed of one of his generals, Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb.
A 13th cousin 3 times removed of another Confederate general, Dr. James Webb Throckmorton, Governor of Texas.
A 13th cousin 3 times removed of Prince Ranier III of Monaco.
A 13th cousin 3 times removed of Georgia O'Keeffe.
A 13th cousin 3 times removed of Pedro II de Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil.
A 13th cousin 3 times removed of the wife of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell.
A 13th cousin 4 times removed of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
A 13th cousin 4 times removed of the wife of General "Billy" Mitchell.
A 13th cousin 5 times removed of the wife of Dr. Benjamin Spock.
A 13th cousin 5 times removed of Queen Elizabeth II.
A 13th cousin 5 times removed of Hollywood actor Rene Auberjonois.
A 13th cousin 6 times removed of Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood.
A 13th cousin 7 times removed of Hollywood actor Michael Douglas.
A 13th cousin 7 times removed of Hollywood actress Catherine Oxenberg.
A 13th cousin 7 times removed of King Michael of Rumania.
A half 13th cousin 3 times removed of the wife of Irving Berlin.
A 14th cousin twice removed of US President Grover Cleveland.
A 15th great-grandson of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.
A 15th great-grandson of Sir Roger de la Warre, 1st Baron de la Warre.
A 15th cousin 5 times removed of Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore.
A 16th great-grandson of Edward I Longshanks, King of England.
A 16th great-grandson of John de Forbes, Governor of Urquhart Castle.
A 17th great-grandson of Hugues XII, Count de Lusignan.
A 17th great-grandson of Patrick Black-Beard de Dunbar, 7th Earl of Dunbar.
A 17th cousin 9 times removed of Queen Anne Boleyn.
A 17th cousin 9 times removed of the husband of Lucrezia Borgia.
An 18th great-grandson of Sir William Cumyn, Earl of Buchan.
An 18th great-grandson of Gilbert "The Surety" de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford.
An 18th great-grandson of John "The Surety" de Lacy, 1st Earl of Lincoln.
An 18th great-grandson of Ingelram II, Seigneur de Fiennes.
An 18th great-grandson of Raoul III, Baron de Foulgeres.
An 18th great-grandson of Valeran IV, Count de Limburg.
An 18th great-grandson of William "The Surety" de Lanvallei.
A half 18th great-grandnephew of Geoffrey "The Surety" de Mandeville, Earl of Essex.
A 19th great-grandson of Roger "The Surety" Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.
A 19th great-grandson of Lord William "The Surety" d'Aubigney.
A 19th great-grandson of Baron William "The Surety" de Mowbray.
A 19th great-grandson of Richard "The Surety" de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford.
A 19th great-grandson of Robert II, Count de Dreux.
A 19th great-grandson of Tomaso II, Marquis di Saluzzo.
A 19th great-grandson of William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby.
A 20th great-grandson of Amadeus, Seigneur de Grandison.
A 20th great-grandson of Henry "The Surety" de Bohun, 1st Earl of Hereford.
A 20th great-grandson of Saher "The Surety" de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester.
A 20th great-grandson of William III de Mohun, Earl of Dorset.
A 21st great-grandson of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
A 21st great-grandson of Isaac II, Emperor of Constantinople.
A 21st great-grandson of Eric IV Ploughpenny, King of Denmark.
A 21st great-grandson of Baldwin V, Count de Hainault.
A 21st great-grandson of Guillaume VI, Count de Forcalquier.
A 21st great-grandson of Guillem VII, Count de Montpellier.
A 21st great-grandson of Valeran de Newburgh, 4th Earl of Warwick.
A 21st great-grandson of Baron Geoffrey "The Surety" de Saye.
A 21st great-grandson of Robert "The Surety" de Vere, 3rd Earl of Oxford.
A 22nd great-grandson of Bouchard IV, Baron de Montmorency.
A 22nd great-grandson of Thibault III, Count of Blois & Champagne.
A 22nd great-grandson of Richard II, Count de Montfaucon.
A 22nd great-grandson of Geoffroi II, Seigneur de Joinville.
A 22nd great-grandson of Aymer IV, Viscount de Limoges.
A 22nd great-grandson of Ulric III, Count de Neuchatel.
A 22nd great-grandson of Matthieu I, Duke de Lorraine.
A 22nd cousin 3 times removed of Carter "The Signer" Braxton.
A 23rd great-grandson of El Cid.
A 23rd great-grandson of Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of the East.
A 23rd great-grandson of Almus, Duke of Crotia.
A 23rd great-grandson of Amadeus II, Count de Maurienne.
A 23rd great-grandson of Etienne, Count de Penthievre.
A 23rd great-grandson of Eudes I, Duke de Bourgogne.
A 23rd great-grandson of Conan III, Duke de Bretagne.
A 23rd great-grandson of Geoffrey II, Viscount de Dinan.
A 23rd great-grandson of Guigo VI, Count de Grenoble.
A 23rd great-grandson of Gaultier, Seigneur de la Guerche.
A 23rd great-grandson of Guillaume II, Marquis de Montferrat.
A 23rd great-grandson of Guiomark III, Count de Leon.
A 23rd great-grandson of Louis, Count de Montbelliard.
A 23rd great-grandson of Manasses, Count de Dammartin.
A 23rd great-grandson of Philippe de Milly, Seigneur de Neapolis.
A 23rd great-grandson of Ralph II de Gael, Earl of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridge.
A 23rd great-grandson of Ranulph II de Meschines, 1st Earl of Chester.
A 23rd cousin twice removed of Charles "The Signer" Carroll, of Carrollton.
A half 23rd cousin 4 times removed of Dr. Josiah "The Signer" Bartlett, Governor of NH.
A 24th great-grandson of William the Conqueror.
A 24th great-grandson of Constantine I, King of Armenia.
A 24th great-grandson of Albert III, Count de Namur.
A 24th great-grandson of Berenger II, Viscount de Milhaud.
A 24th great-grandson of Emerard II, Count de Faucigny.
A 24th great-grandson of Conrad I, Count de Luxemburg.
A 24th great-grandson of Geoffrey II, Count de Gastinois.
A 24th great-grandson of Geoffrey II, Count de la Perche.
A 24th great-grandson of Guy I, Seigneur de Montltery.
A 24th great-grandson of Hildouin IV, Count de Montdidier.
A 24th great-grandson of Hugh I, Count de Grentmesnil.
A 24th great-grandson of Saint Margaret Atheling.
A 24th great-grandson of Leopold III the Saint, Duke of Austria.
A 24th great-grandson of Conrad I, Duke of Dalmatia.
A 24th great-grandson of Arnulph, Seigneur de Hesdin.
A 24th great-grandson of Maurice de Montreal, Seigneur de Merak.
A 24th great-grandson of Renaud II, Count de Nevers.
A 24th cousin twice removed of US President James Buchanan.
A 25th great-grandson of Sancho III the Great, King of Navarre & Castile.
A 25th great-grandson of Alberic III, Count de la Marche.
A 25th great-grandson of Amaury II, Baron de Montfort.
A 25th great-grandson of Artaud V, Count de Forez.
A 25th great-grandson of Hugues, Seigneur de Montdoubleau.
A 25th great-grandson of Raymund I, Count de Melguer.
A 25th great-grandson of Sithrich, King of Dublin.
A 25th great-grandnephew of Herve I, Baron de Donzy.
A 25th great-grandnephew of Canute IV the Saint, King of Denmark.
A 25th cousin of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
A 25th cousin once removed of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A 25th cousin twice removed of US President John Quincy Adams.
A 25th cousin twice removed of Admiral George Dewey.
A 25th cousin twice removed of the wife of Hollywood director Cecil B. DeMille.
A 25th cousin twice removed of Marjorie Merriwether Post.
A 25th cousin 4 times removed of US President Calvin Coolidge.
A 25th cousin 4 times removed of Hollywood actress Marylyn Monroe.
A 25th cousin 5 times removed of Hollywood actor Humphrey Bogart.
A 25th cousin 5 times removed of Hollywood actress Bette Davis.
A 25th cousin 5 times removed of Walt Disney.
A 25th cousin 8 times removed of US President George W. Bush.
A 26th great-grandson of Alberic II, Count de Macon.
A 26th great-grandson of Bruno II, Count of Brunswick.
A 26th great-grandson of Guerinfroi II, Seigneur d'Aumale.
A 26th great-grandson of Boso II, Viscount de Chastellerault.
A 26th great-grandson of Eustace, Count de Guines.
A 26th great-grandson of Forcauld I, Seigneur de la Roche.
A 26th cousin 4 times removed of Bruce Harrison.
A 27th great-grandson of Sisman I, King of Bulgaria.
A 27th great-grandson of Markwart II, Duke of Carinthia.
A 27th great-grandson of Guichier I, Count of Chateau-Renaud.
A 27th great-grandson of Hoel I, Count de Nantes.
A 27th great-grandson of Bouchard II, Count de Corbeil.
A 27th great-grandson of Budic II, Count de Comouaille.
A 27th great-grandson of Baudouin II, Count de Boulogne.
A 27th great-grandson of Hildin V, Viscount de Lodeve.
A 27th great-grandson of Robert I, Count de Meulan.
A half 27th cousin 4 times removed of Mercy Bump, wife of "General Tom Thumb."
A 28th great-grandson of Alberic I, Viscount de Narbonne.
A 28th great-grandnephew of Saint Adelaide of Burgundy.
A 29th great-grandson of Boleslav I, Duke of Bohemia.
A 29th great-grandson of Winifred I, Count of Barcelona.
A 29th great-grandson of Elbes, Count de Poitou.
A 29th great-grandson of Atenulf II, Prince of Capua.
A 29th great-grandson of Segisfrede, Prince de Lucca.
A 29th great-grandson of Prince Bernard the Dane.
A 29th great-grandson of Llywarch, King of Dyfed.
A 30th great-grandson of Alfred the Great, King of England.
A 30th great-grandson of Theophylactes Asbastaktos.
A 30th great-grandson of Conrad II, Count of Burgundy.
A 30th cousin twice removed of US Vice President Charles Gates Dawes.
A 31st great-grandson of Arnoul II, Count de Chaumontois.
A 31st great-grandson of Bernard I, Count d'Auvergne.
A 31st great-grandson of Boreio, Count d'Auxonne.
A 31st great-grandson of Guerin, Count de Chalons.
A 31st cousin 4 times removed of Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield.
A 32nd great-grandson of Oliba I, Count de Carcassone.
A 33rd great-grandson of Eochaid IV the Venomous, King of Argyll.
A 33rd great-grandson of Charlemagne.
A 34th great-grandson of Algyn, Prince of Deheubarth.
A 35th great-grandson of Hunfroid I, Count de la Retie.
A 36th great-grandson of Conan, Prince of Bregh.
A 37th great-grandson of Aodh, King of Desmond.
A 37th great-grandson of Saint Judicael, King of Domnonee.
A 38th great-grandson of Aodh, King of Connaught.
A 39th great-grandson of Uffa, Prince of Cardigan.
A 39th great-grandnephew of Saint Ebba the Elder.
A 41st great-grandson of Ella, King of Deira.
A 41st cousin of Gail Borden of milk evaporation fame.
A 42nd great-grandson of Garibaldo I, Duke of Bavaria.
A 42nd great-grandson of Saint Clothilde of Burgundy.
A 43rd great-grandson of Fergus Mor Mac Erc, King of Dalriada.
A 50th great-grandson of Lleuver "Lucius the Great" Mawr, King of Britain.
A 56th great-grandson of Mark Anthony.
A 58th great-grandnephew of Julius Caesar.

Also, General Robert E. Lee's wife was one of the 3rd great-grandaughters of the 3rd Lord Baltimore, and one of the 37th great-grandnieces of Saint Eugenius.

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