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    Low on the famous scale and a distant relationship, but still interesting (at least to me). Lewis Wetzel has a US county and other various other places named after him. Was the lead character in Zane Grey's first two books. He was an indian fighter in second half of the 1700's in western Virginia (now West Virginia). He is buried in the small family cemetery of my maternal grandmother's family. Lewis' brother was a friend of Daniel Boone. His niece was married to my maternal Great,Great,Great,Great,Great grandfather's brother.

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    According to my DNA matches on Ancestry I could be a cousin of ex-footballer Martin Kuhl (Birmingham City, Sheffield United, Watford, Portsmouth, Derby County, Notts County and Bristol City).

    On my maternal side I'm descended from Brian Boru, the first king of Ireland, but most people with the name O'Brien are so I'm not exactly unique. I'm related to a famous cyclist (name escapes me) and some GAA figures on my maternal side too. I'm also an EXTREMELY distant cousin of Vince McMahon.

    Are there any famous people on GEDmatch?
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    Abraham Lincoln and I share a common R-U152+L2+ great-grandfather back in 2500 BC. I know, its a stretch.
    I jokingly tell people that he also happens to be the most Italian looking of all the presidents
    Paternal: R1b-U152 >> L2 >> FGC10543, Pietro della Rocca, b. 1559, Agira, Sicily, Italy
    Maternal: H4a1-T152C!, Maria Coto, b. ~1864, Galicia, Spain
    Mother's Paternal: J1+ FGC4745/FGC4766+ PF5019+, Gerardo Caprio, b. 1879, Caposele, Avellino, Campania, Italy
    Father's Maternal: T2b-C150T, Francisca Santa Cruz, b.1916, Garganchon, Burgos, Spain
    Paternal Great (x3) Grandfather: R1b-U106 >> L48 >> CTS2509, Filippo Ensabella, b.~1836, Agira, Sicily, Italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.Rocca View Post
    Abraham Lincoln and I share a common R-U152+L2+ great-grandfather back in 2500 BC. I know, its a stretch.
    I jokingly tell people that he also happens to be the most Italian looking of all the presidents
    Wasn't there a theory that Abe Lincoln was partially Italian Jewish? Mind you, there were also theories that he was part black which appear to have been either debunked or called highly unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mildlycurly View Post
    Wasn't there a theory that Abe Lincoln was partially Italian Jewish? Mind you, there were also theories that he was part black which appear to have been either debunked or called highly unlikely.
    U152+ L2+ was found in England during the Roman period and the sample resembled modern Welsh populations. So, it is possible that U152+ L2+ got there with Iron Age people from the continent (La Tene Culture?).
    Paternal: R1b-U152 >> L2 >> FGC10543, Pietro della Rocca, b. 1559, Agira, Sicily, Italy
    Maternal: H4a1-T152C!, Maria Coto, b. ~1864, Galicia, Spain
    Mother's Paternal: J1+ FGC4745/FGC4766+ PF5019+, Gerardo Caprio, b. 1879, Caposele, Avellino, Campania, Italy
    Father's Maternal: T2b-C150T, Francisca Santa Cruz, b.1916, Garganchon, Burgos, Spain
    Paternal Great (x3) Grandfather: R1b-U106 >> L48 >> CTS2509, Filippo Ensabella, b.~1836, Agira, Sicily, Italy

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    None that I am aware of.
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    Lazy as I am, I didn't bother to check this before jumping in. But, I recall in my earlier researching of the Le Strange (L'Estrange) branch that there was a connection to Abraham Lincoln's line back shortly after the William-the-Conqueror era. It was in Lincolnshire or thereabouts.

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    I can't be 100% sure since it's Geni but according to them I share an ancestor with Raoul Wallenberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raoul_Wallenberg and Evert Taube https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evert_Taube. It's very far back but if the paths are correct it's very cool. I've always looked up to these two.

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    There are some gaps in my family tree. So there isn't much I found. Some notable early American settlers like Wolfert Gerritse van Couwenhoven, Dirck Storm, and I share ancestors with Henry Livingston Jr. and Michael Douglas. That's about it.

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    A few.
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