While watching "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," I became motivated to learn more about Chevy Chase, the actor that plays Clark W. Griswold.
The first thing I learned is that his first name is Cornelius, Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase.
Before long, I began to discover something strange about Chevy; he was born into one of the most "American" family trees I have ever seen.
Chevy's mother's ancestors moved to New York City in 1624, making Chevy a 14th generation New Yorker.
Chevy is related to:
Three New York City mayors
An American Revolution General of the New York Militia
An artist, a pianist, a preacher, a painter, an editor, and an opera singer
Two passengers and signers of the Mayflower Compact