Jimmy Carter was my grandmother's 2nd or 3rd cousin I think. We have a Medal of Honor recipient in the family too. Her lineage(the only part of my family that has a chronicled geneology) goes back to the very first settlers in Jamestown, all the way to William the Conqueror. One of my ancestors is speculated to be the bastard son of Roger De Mortimer and Queen Isabella but I've read that's probably bullshit.
>>65677 One of my ancestors distinguished himself at Gettysburg during a cavalry charge, I think. To be honest I don't know much about it, except that his name is one one of the larger memorials there.
No one really interesting unfortunately. Pretty much everybody was a small scale farmer. One guy went with Napoleon to Russia and came back alive, but that's the most interesting figure my family knows about.
My grandmother's sister's husband was a fighter of EOKA (Cypriot guerilla fighters who fought against the British for Enosis with Greece during 1955-60). He was also captured once by the Brits and while they tried to interrogate him he refused to say anything to them.
>>65677 I believe my ancestor was he woman who distributed bibles across Wales or some shit. It was something important like that. She went on a long trek through Wales and she achieved something big, religiously. Vague I know but I think her name ended in Eastwood.
>all these rich kids with long lines of family and property
My grandparents came through ellis island, my grandmother from posh english and my grandfather from bumfuck france shortly after WW1. My grandfather fought in WW2, and after they left europe they left behind all history and connections to their family so now that theyre dead ive basically got no family connections to speak of before the 20th century. Im fairly certain my family robbed my plutonic family of our inheritance and we're currently all bumfuck poor while the rest of our family is rich.
My great, great grandfather was classmates with Leon Trotsky in elementary school. During the great purge, he disappeared into the woods and lived there for 15 years, was a partisan during ww2 and came out when Stalin died.
I'm related to Pat Garrett. He was my great great great great grandfather or something like that. I get my first name, Garrett, from my great grandma whose last name was Garrett. It makes sense that I could be related to him. My dad's side of the family is from Alabama.
Not really historical but my grandmother's brother was a huge mafia boss over here. Several of my uncles were caught smoking pot back in the 70s-80s and once they mentioned my relative the police apologized and left. He was shot in Hong Kong while gambling or something. Don't really know any of his family so I'm guessing we cut ties with them.
>family covers it up by telling us kids that he went to HK for medical treatment and died there >they don't know that we know
>James Montgomery Flagg (dude who made the "I Want You" poster) >PGT Beauregard (Louisianan Confederate General) >assorted revolutionary war officers of little significance (member of the Society of Cincinnati because of this)
>>65677 My greatgrandpa was a minor noble under Austro-Hungary in Slovenia. He owned a small castle. Then 1st Yugoslavia happened, and they took the castle , but left him with some land and houses he had. Then commies ( 2nd Yugoslavia) happened and they took everything except a house in the center of Ljubljana. He had a lot of heirs so the house got split into little pieces, my father now owns a little part of the path to the house. I'm his direct descendant. I'm the oldest son, and my father was the oldest son, and my grandpa was his oldest son. Sadly, I don't share the great-granddads name because my grandpa was a legitimized "bastard". I don't know the name of the castle, i'd have to ask my dad, he knows. It's in Upper Cariola (Gorenjska) and it's used as a retirement home ( I think ).
My great uncle was a songwriter in the twenties and thirties. He wrote a couple things you've probably heard. Love Sick Blues which was later famously covered by Hank Williams and the Looney Tunes theme were both written by him. Still get small royalty checks for those songs and some other tunes that they still use in various ads and stuff to this day.
Direct descendant of Major General Irvin McDowell. I don't know much about him other than he fought for the Union and lost the First Battle of Bull Run because Washington pressured him to attack early.
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