Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cousins that I share with Edgar Allan Poe

The Ancestry app "We're Related" advised me today that Edgar Allan Poe is my distant cousin. As I looked at the suggested connection, I saw that we are both descendants of Anthony and Susanna Haddon Colby. Among other notable descendants of this couple are Joseph Smith, Jr, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Bruce R. McConkie, an Apostle in that same church. My great aunt, Lorena Colby, wife of my great uncle Truman Flanders is also a descendant of Anthony and Susanna Colby. 

I prepared this chart to show the descendancies among the family, with accompanying photos of my cousins.  

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