Famous Distant Cousins

Joseph Smith Jr. was born on December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont. Joseph was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died on June 27, 1844 in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. His parents are Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack.

Alice May Colby and Joseph Smith Jr. are 5th cousins 3 times removed. Their common ancestors are Anthony Colby and Susannah ???. The Colby connection is through his mothers family.

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born February 7, 1867 in Wisconson. She married Almanzo Wilder and became Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura is the author of the "Little House on the Prairie" books. She died on February 10, 1957. Her parents are Charles Ingals and Caroline Quiner.

Alice May Colby and Laura Elizabeth Ingalls are 5th half cousins. They are half cousin because they share only one common ancestor, Joseph Colby. The Colby connection is through Laura's grandfather, Landsford Ingalls who married Laura Louisa Colby.