I myself connect to James Fenimore Cooper in more ways then I can count. But, I'll try and keep it simple.
James' wife Susan Augusta DeLancey back to Etienne "Stephen" Delancey who married Anna Van Cortlandt. Anna's parents Stephanus Van Cortlandt and Gertrury Schuyler (Sky'lar). Gertrury's parents & (my 8th G-GP's) Col. Philip Pieterse Schuyler & Margaretta Van Slichtenhorst.
Elizabeth Schuyler married Alexander Hamilton.
Connection 3 (Male line & Spouse)
Flora Elizabeth Lewis married Frederick J. Fenimore. Francis Fenimore - Anne Woolman Stokes Thomas - Ann Gaskill Thomas - Mary Harker John - Sarah Brian William Sr. - Elizabeth Ward Richard Jr. - 1st Mary Crook/Crick 2nd Mary Shinn (1662-1731)Sister of my 6th G-GF)*
James Fenimore Cooper - Susan Augusta DeLancey William Cooper - Elizabeth Fenimnore Richard Fenimore - Hannah Allen Joseph Fenimore - Hannah Burroughs Richard Jr. - 1st Mary Crook/Crick 2nd Mary Shinn* (1662-1731)Sister of my 6th G-GF)*
My Paternal GG-GP's
Edwards Tonkins Shinn 1839-1864 Married: 17 Mar 1859, Burlington, Burlington Co., NJ Mary Ann Schuyler 1834-1911
James Fenimore Cooper 15 Sep 1789, Burlington, Burlington Co., NJ-14 Sep 1851, Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY M: 1 Jan 1811 Susan Augusta DeLancey 28 Jan 1792, Mamaroneck, Westchester Co., NY-20 Jan 1852, Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY