Friday, April 10, 2009

Famous Fridays - Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau
Author and Activist
Thoreau is my 5th Cousin 6 times removed on my mother's side. Our common ancestor is Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Mayflower Passenger Richard Warren. In high school and college I wrote at least three different papers on Thoreau's works, particularly his views on civil disobedience, which directly influenced Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Likelihood of relationship: 80%

2 comments:

Miriam said...
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Miriam said...

Hi, cousin! I descend from two of Richard Warren's daughters, Mary and Ann(a).

Also, thanks for listing AnceStories as a Great Genealogy Blog!