THE FUGERE FAMILY
To view the family tree, please click on the family coat of arms above.

About eight years ago, I began the trek to map my family tree.  What I thought was going to be a small project has turned into a rather large one that I still have not completed.  I have over 60,000 persons in my family tree, and I'm no where near to finished!

My family tree contains the ancestors of the Fugere, Khollman, Fairbanks, and Sessions families.  I can trace the Fugere lineage to
Simon Fougere of France [1655]. 

The Khollman genealogy is a little harder as family lore has it that my great grandfather, Joseph Khollman, came to the US as a stowaway from Germany. After locating other members of the family, I was able to update that line. 

The Fairbanks genealogy is a long and well-documented line.  We can trace our lineage to
William Fairbank of Yorks[hire], England [1445-1518].  The family owns and operates the oldest standing frame house in the US, built in 1636 in Dedham, MA.  Please email me if you can trace your lineage to the Fairbanks family and are interested in becoming a member of the Fairbanks Family Association.

The Sessions lineage can be traced to England as well,
to
James Sessions of Abingdon [1790-1860].  There is some question as to the accuracy of the Sessions lineage, but until we prove the parentage of William Sessions [1833-1097]to be other than James and Hannah Sessions, we'll stick to them.

I have been very interested in the indirect branches of the tree (see Notable Cousins page at www.im-a-fugere.com).  For instance, Mary Fairbanks, who is my 2nd cousin 9 times removed, married Richard Bush.  Richard Bush is the 6th great grandfather of President Bush.  That makes President Bush my 10th cousin 1 time removed. 

Blood relations:
43rd US President George Walker Bush                                         41st US President George Herbert Walker Bush
Emily Dickinson, poet                                                                                Vice President Charles Warren Fairbanks
Sir Lomer Gouin, Lieutenant Governor and Premier of Quebec

Married Relations
:
12th US President Zachary Taylor                                                                       14th US President Franklin Pierce
18th US President Ulysses S. Grant                                                            19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
20th US President James A. Garfield                                                            26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
27th US President William Howard Taft                                                     28th US President T. Woodrow Wilson
30th US President J. Calvin Coolidge                                                        32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
38th US President Gerald R. Ford                                                                                            Sir Winston Churchill
James "Wild Bill" Hickok, US Marshal                                                                           Louisa May Alcott, author
Samuel Colt, gun manufacturer                                                                    Robert E. Lee, Confederate Commander
Samuel Morse, inventor                                                                                                            Eli Whitney, inventor
Elias Howe, inventor                                                                                                                    Henry Fonda, actor
Jane Fonda, actress                                                                                                                         Peter Fonda, actor
Bridget Fonda, actress                                                                                                                    Troy Garity, actor
Patrick Swayze, actor                                                                           Harry Flood Byrd, US Senator - Gov. of VA
Richard Evelyn Byrd, explorer                                                                      Jane Rolfe, grandaughter of Pocahontas
Montgomery Clift, actor                                                                                   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
Vince Lombardi, football great                                                                                                George Rodrigue, artist

A Special Connection:
I have been a huge Audrey Hepburn fan since first exposed to "My Fair Lady" in high schoool some 12 years ago.  Thanks to several online sites that include portions of Audrey's genealogy, I have been able to include her in my tree!  She is a 25th cousin of President George W Bush, who is my 10th cousin.
Graham's Audrey Hepburn Page featuring Leo van de Pas's Audrey Hepburn Genealogy
Leo van de Pas Genealogics
I'd like to take a few lines to acknowledge fellow researchers who have helped make my research easier, more accurate, and more complete.  While I tend to draw my information from websites, there are several webpages I have used, and I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge them here.  With thanks to the following for their research and their willingness to share:
Cousin Gina Sessions-Keitz
Jackie Serna
Cindy Gleason
Richard Dompierre
Mary Fran Laverdure - 5th cousin
Verle Fairbanks
Grand Aunt Joan [Bichler] Fugere
Marcel Fugere - 5th cousin 1x
Michael Fugere - 5th cousin
Frances Derylo-Fugere-Adams  - 4th cousin 1x
Keith and Cindie Fugere - 5th cousins
Roxanne Fugere-Anderson - 5th cousin
John S Perilloux - 7th cousin 1x
Jacques St-Louis - 5th cousin 1x
Dwayne Andrew Montz - 8th cousin
Windemuth Family Organization
Karin Corbeil
Mike Young Craig A Cantin
Marcel Larocque
Marcel Fournier
William Addam Reitswiesner Whitney Dartez
Real Rodrigue
Louis Philippe Frechette
Coat of Arms provided by Designs of Wonder
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