Through our Lamb branch, we can connect to many famous people. Through the well-documented and prolific Edmund Rice family, we can count as cousins Lucille Ball, Laura Ingalls, and Calvin Coolidge.
The Lamb trail to the Mayflower connects to prominent cousins such as Sarah Palin, Norman Rockwell, Richard Gere, Dan Quayle, Tennessee Williams, Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Robert Treat Paine (Signer of the Declaration of Independence), and Avril Lavigne.
Our Mayflower ancestor was Stephen Hopkins, and his history is rich. Read his bio on the History Channel website here: http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/7-famous-mayflower-descendants
Family who wish to have more details, here is the chart starting with our first common ancestor and working backwards:
10 James Lamb Mann and sister Mabel Mann Hayden
9 Martha Elvira Lamb
8 James Lamb 1809-1871
7 Joshua Lamb 1748-1830 (Revolutionary Soldier)
6 Sarah Atwood 1729-1808
5 Eldad Atwood 1695
4 Anna Snow
3 Mark Snow 1628-1695
2 Constance Hopkins 1606-1677
1 Stephen Hopkins 1581-1644