Tuesday, June 19, 2007

How Catherine the Great is the great(19) grandmother of Henry David Thoreau

Here is the direct lineage of Catherine the Great to Henry David Thoreau — according to OneWorldTree

I don’t see any issues with it - do you?

Sure … 19 generations is a lot to go through between 1729 and 1817, but here is how it works:

Catherine the Great

Paul I Romanov

Marie Pavlovna Romanov

Marie Von Saxe Weimar Eisenach


Friedrich Karl Hohenzollern

Louise Margaret

Patricia Helen Windsor

Alexander Arthur Ramsey

Agnes Ramsay

William Urquhart

Alexander Urquhart

Agnes Urquhart

Hugh Rose

Janet Rose

Mark Dunbar

Ninian Dunbar

Robert Dunbar

Peter Dunbar

Samuel Dunbar

Asa Dunbar

Cynthia Dunbar

Henry David Thoreau

Of course, as I’ve said before, when discussing the case of Lucy and Desi, this doesn’t mean I’m not descended from Chaucer. Some of the linkages they come up with are bound to be correct — so mine could be one of those.


Maria said...

I am confused on the portion with Windsor in 1974 and Ramsey in 1919-2000 then it jumps to Agnes Ramsay in 1372. What am I missing?

The reason I'm asking is because this would make me the 26th great granddaughter of Catherine the Great. When you get to the Dunbars and follow John Dunbar through 3 John Dunbar's you get to Temperance then Blakesley, Northrop, Canfield, Witt, Marter which is me. I would love to know where this tree comes from and how the years jumping around make sense. Thanks

John said...

It doesn't make sense. The point is anyone can add anything to OneWorldTree without any evidence to back it up, or even as this chart illustrates, without it making any logical sense whatsoever.