These charts show the relationship of famous people to Paul.

  • 9th Great-Grandson of John Alden (1599-1687)
    Mayflower Passenger
    John Alden came to America on the Mayflower and signed the Mayflower Compact. He was one of the first settlers of Duxborough which today is called Duxbury, Massachusetts.
  • 1st Cousin of John Adams (1735-1826)
    Second President of the United States
  • 1st Cousin of Joseph Bradish (1672-1701)
    Joseph Bradish
    He was a pirate in the company of Captain Kidd. After capture in New York, they were taken to London for trial and were hanged on counts of piracy.
  • 2nd Cousin of John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
    Sixth President of the United States
  • 2nd Cousin of Samuel Adams (1722-1803)
    Massachusetts Representative
    Samuel Adams helped to organize the Boston Tea Party. From the beginning he was a loud voice for independence.
  • 2nd Cousin of John Hancock (1737-1793)
    Massachusetts Representative
    John Hancock made his signature very large on the Declaration of Independence so that King George could read it without his glasses, thus the use of his name to mean "signature."
  • 2nd Cousin of William Whipple (1730-1785)
    New Hampshire Representative
    A merchant and Brigadier General in the New Hampshire Militia, William Whipple Jr. signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire.
  • 2nd Cousin of Roger Sherman (1721-1793)
    Connecticut Representative
    The only man to sign all four American documents of sovereignty was Roger Sherman. Among those documents were the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
  • 4th Cousin of Oliver Winchester (1810-1880)
    Gun Company Owner
    Oliver Fisher Winchester was an American businessman and politician. He manufactured and marketed the Winchester repeating rifle, which was a much re-designed descendant of the volcanic rifle of some years earlier.
  • 4th Cousin of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
    American Poet
    Emily Dickenson is considered one of the most influential poets in American history. During her lifetime she published only a few poems, though her writing career produced over 1700 poems (all published posthumously).
  • 5th Cousin of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
    16th President of the United States of America
  • 5th Cousin of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874)
    13th President of the United States of America
    Made president after the sudden death of President Taylor, Vice-President Millard Fillmore made his mark on the country by signing the Compromise of 1850 in an effort to avoid Civil War.
  • 6th Cousin of Bette Davis (1908-1989)
    American Actress
    Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis was the first actress to receive the American Film Institute's "Lifetime Achievement Award". Her career spanned almost 100 films, including "All About Eve" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"
  • 6th Cousin of James Abram Garfield (1831-1881)
    20th President of the United States of America
    Serving the second shortest term in U. S. history (only 6 months), James Garfield was the second President of the United States to be assassinated.
  • 6th Cousin of Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893)
    19th President of the United States of America
    Rutherford B. Hayes was known for his honesty and military involvement in the American Civil War. After the scandal ridden years of the Grant administration, Hayes restored trust to the presidency and ended Reconstruction during his term.
  • 6th Cousin of James "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837-1876)
    American Law Man
    James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was a legendary gunfighter and law man in the American Wild West. Many characters in Western novels are fashioned after Hickok.
  • 7th Cousin of William Howard Taft (1857-1930)
    27th President of the United States of America
    Taft, serving first as President then as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is the only president to be the head of both the Executive and Judicial branches of government. He was the first president to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 7th Cousin of John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

    American Author
    John Steinbeck's writing is characterized by portrayals of working class families in California. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his most famous works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

  • 8th Cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)
    32nd President of the United States
  • 8th Cousin of Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003)
    Movie Actress
    Four time Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn maintained a successful acting career for over 70 years. Her notable performances in The African Queen and On Golden Pond, as well as countless other films, contributed to her title as the AFI's Greatest American Female Star.
  • 9th Cousin of George H W Bush (1924- )
    41st President of the United States
  • 10th Cousin of George W Bush (1946- )
    43rd President of the United States