Remember Alfred and Julia Burnett? Julia Jane Seaman, the matriarch of our Louisiana Burnett family, is the daughter of William Christopher Seaman. The Seaman line is fairly well documented and I have input these ancestors into my online FamilySearch.org family tree.
conjunction with the Family Search tree, there is a free online
utility named Relative Finder.
This utility, developed by Brigham Young University, lets one
search their family tree and determine if they are related to famous
used the Relative Finder tool to generate the below chart which shows
how we are supposedly related to Benjamin
Franklin! For those that are counting, Ben would be my 4th
cousin 6 times removed. Apparently, we are also related to
President Calvin Coolidge - 10th cousins once removed.
further back in time you go the more dubious the Relative Finder tool
becomes. Through my paternal grandmothers family, Relative
Finder shows I am a sixth cousin 16 times removed to King Henry
VIII. Who would have thought?