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phantom
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12/29/2014 3:55:42 PM
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Who here is distantly or closely related to famous people?

My most famous ancestor would probably be Captain Kidd (http://en.wikipedia.org...), a Scottish sailor turned pirate captain."Captain William Kidd was either one of the most notorious pirates in the history of the world, or one of its most unjustly vilified and prosecuted privateers."

I'm also descended from vikings, which is pretty sick.

My great granddads' brother was a fairly prolific inventor, but we share the same last name so I don't wish to post him.
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12/29/2014 4:04:31 PM
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The only really famous person that I can trace my liniage to is John Carver, man who directed the Mayflower, created the Mayflower Compact, and was the first govenor of the Plymonth Colony.
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12/29/2014 4:51:22 PM
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Phantom, you're related to a pirate? Holy sh!t. I can't even elucidate my jealousy
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12/29/2014 4:52:39 PM
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Don't do him a disservice by linking him to my posts on here btw, lol. He was better than I (currently :P) am.
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12/29/2014 4:54:48 PM
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At 12/29/2014 4:51:05 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
John Moriarty.
My grandmother's brother -----apparently I'm like him :P

lol
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12/29/2014 4:55:23 PM
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At 12/29/2014 4:54:48 PM, YYW wrote:
At 12/29/2014 4:51:05 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
John Moriarty.
My grandmother's brother -----apparently I'm like him :P

lol

Chill out dude :P
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12/29/2014 4:59:06 PM
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At 12/29/2014 4:55:52 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
My uncle was a hero, to be quite honest.

He gave away everything he had ---absolutely everything----for those around him. He's something I could never even imagine being, to be quite honest. But it's good to set the height as unattainable, isn't it?
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12/29/2014 5:00:50 PM
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I spoke with my granduncle sometime before he died---the philosopher's brother, that is---and he reckoned he died a vegan, from starving himself.
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12/29/2014 5:02:05 PM
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At 12/29/2014 4:51:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
Phantom, you're related to a pirate? Holy sh!t. I can't even elucidate my jealousy

Although I have viking ancestors so that's technically pirates :D
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12/29/2014 5:02:55 PM
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They called my grandfather 'the King of Lenamore', too, while I'm at it :P lol
Another hero who I couldn't ever imagine matching.
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12/29/2014 6:30:18 PM
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At 12/29/2014 4:51:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
Phantom, you're related to a pirate? Holy sh!t. I can't even elucidate my jealousy

A pirate and vikings, yep. I like my genealogy :D

Unfortunately, he may have just been a pseudo-pirate, pressured into it reluctantly.
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12/29/2014 6:34:00 PM
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At 12/29/2014 5:02:05 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 12/29/2014 4:51:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
Phantom, you're related to a pirate? Holy sh!t. I can't even elucidate my jealousy

Although I have viking ancestors so that's technically pirates :D

True. Vikings were the best pirates, IMO. They were sophisticated craftsmen and seafarers, and prided their wit and literature as much as their ferocity.
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12/29/2014 6:54:06 PM
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I'm related to Ethan Allen, and I have a relative that drove the Golden Spike in an Illinois rail road.
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12/29/2014 7:04:21 PM
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12/29/2014 7:14:24 PM
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My maternal great great grandfather was a philosopher and a Count. Okay, not exactly someone famous, but he worked for Queen Isabel II of Spain as a lawyer.
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12/31/2014 1:00:48 PM
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At 12/29/2014 7:04:21 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Adam, Seth, Noah, Japheth.

Hey! Me too!
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1/1/2015 7:17:05 AM
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I am related to the tragic queen Lady Jane Grey and the Earls of Dudley and Warwick.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

Also to Mary Bacon who was hung as a witch during the Essex witch trials in 1645.