Distinguished Mayflower Descendants

What do Marilyn Monroe, George Bush and Dr. Spock have in common? Possibly YOU. Visit our distinguished descendants gallery to learn who your famous cousins are. You may be surprised to discover who you have common genes with.

It is reported that currently there are over 10 million living descendants of the 51 Mayflower Pilgrims who had children. Are you one of them? Click on "Join" above to join us. Click on any of the highlighted names below for more information about the descendant. Note: Pages will open in a new browser window. External sites are not endorsed by the SMDPA.

John Adams
John Adams

(2nd U.S. President) — John Alden & William Mullins

John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams

(6th U.S. President) — John Alden & William Mullins

Maud Adams
Maude Adams

(stage actress) — John Howland

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin

(actor) — John Howland


Stephen Baldwin

Stephen Baldwin
(actor) — John Howland

Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart

(film actor) — John Howland

Lindy Boggs
Marie Corinne "Lindy" Morrison Claiborne Boggs

(US Ambassador to the Vatican, Congresswoman) — William Brewster

Phillips Brooks
Phillips Brooks

(wrote "O Little Town of Bethlehem") — John Howland

William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant

(poet) — John Alden & William Mullins

George Herbert Walker Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush

(41th U.S. President) — John Howland, Francis Cooke and John Tilley


George W Bush

George W. Bush
(43th U.S. President) — John Howland, Francis Cooke, John Tilley


John Ellis Jeb Bush

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush
(Former Florida Governor) — John Howland, Francis Cooke, John Tilley


Harry Lillis Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby
(Singer, actor) — William Brewster


Bob Crosby

Bob Crosby
(Big Band Leader, Bing's Brother) — William Brewster


Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis
(Vice President under Herbert Hoover) — Peter Browne


George Eastman

George Eastman
(Founder of Eastman/Kodak) — William Bradford


Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood
(actor) — William Bradford


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
(poet) — John Howland & John Tilley


James Garfileld

James A. Garfield
(20th U.S. President) — John Billington


Richard Gere

Richard Gere
(actor) — Samuel Fuller, Samuel Eaton, Francis Eaton, Francis Cooke, John Soule, George Soule


Nathaniel Gorham

Nathaniel Gorham
(Continental Congress President) — John Howland


Ulysses Grant

Ulysses S. Grant
(U.S. General & 18th President) — Richard Warren

Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner

(founder of Playboy Magazine) — William Bradford


Esther Allen Howland

Esther Allen Howland
(produced the first American Valentines) — John Howland


Josiah Granville Leach

(originator of Flag Day, June 14th) — Francis Cooke


Henry Cabot Lodge Jr

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(U.S. Senator) — John Howland


Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd

(actor) — John Howland


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(poet) — John Howland


George McClellan

George B. McClellan
(U.S. General , Civil War) — William Bradford


Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
(actress) — John Alden & William Mullins


Anna Mary Robertson Grandma Moses

Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses
(20th century American primitive painter) — Francis Cooke


Sarah Palin

Sarah Heath Palin
(Former Governor of Alaska, Republican vice presidential nominee) — John Tilley, John Howland, Stephen Hopkins, William Brewster, Richard Warren


Dan Quayle

Dan Quayle
(U.S. Senator & Vice President) — Myles Standish, John Alden & William Mullins


Christopher ReeveChristopher Reeve

(actor) — William Bradford


Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts
(Political Analyst, Journalist, Author) — Elder William Brewster


Franklin D Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(32nd U.S. President) — Isaac Allerton, Francis Cooke, John Howland, Degory Priest, John Tilley, Richard Warren


Lillian Russell

Lillian Russell
(stage & film actress) — John Howland


Deborah Sampson

Deborah Samson
(took part in Revolutionary War battles disguised as a man) — William Bradford, Myles Standish, John Alden, and William Mullins


Alan Shepard

Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
(first American in space and fifth man to walk on the moon) — Richard Warren


Grace Slick

Grace Slick
(lead singer of rock band Jefferson Airplane) — William White


Joseph Smith, Jr.

Joseph Smith, Jr.
(founder, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) — John Howland


Dr. Benjamin Spock

Dr. Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician, author) — John Howland


Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor
(12th U.S. President) — William Brewster & Isaac Allerton


John Trumbull

John Trumbull
(painter of Revolutionary War scenes, soldier and aide to General Washington) — John Alden


Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke
(comedian, actor) — Peter Browne, Francis Cooke, George Soule, Myles Standish and John Alden


Jerry Van Dyke

Jerry Van Dyke
(comedian, actor) — Peter Browne, Francis Cooke, George Soule, Myles Standish and John Alden


James Mitchel Varnum

James Mitchell Varnum
(Brigadier General, Continental Army) — Francis Cooke


Noah Webster

Noah Webster
(author of the first American dictionary) — William Bradford


Orson Welles

Orson Wells
(stage & film actor, director, producer) — John Alden, Francis Cooke, and Richard Warren


Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood
(U.S. General, colonial administrator and surgeon; commander of "Rough Riders") — Francis Cooke, Stephen Hopkins & Richard Warren*
* GSMD Governor General 1915-1921