|Julie Vazquez-Souza, an operations administrator from San Diego, CA
||TJ Bateman, a software Q.A. lead from Charlottesville, VA
||Liz Hedreen, a stay-at-home mom from Kirkland, WA (1-day total: $21,600)
With a value of 63, Julie has set the record with the highest name face value, in Scrabble tiles, of any contestant in the history of the program. The record was previously jointly held by Jill Bunzendahl Chimka and Michelle Bowen-Ziecheck at 53 points apiece.
Final Jeopardy! category: FAMOUS AMERICANS
Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1902, 25 years after his death, a N.Y. Times article about a family reunion listed his direct descendants at more than 1,000
Who is Brigham Young?
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Although Brigham Young died as recently as 1877, he left more than 1,000 direct descendants. He had twenty-six wives, fifty-six children, of whom forty-seven survived him. In addition, there are 204 grandchildren and 745 great-grandchildren in the family circle. There is not in Salt Lake City an available building large enough to hold the family when it gets together for the great reunion, so it has been arranged to hold the affair in the open air.
I would say that the two best-known direct descendants of Brigham Young are author Orson Scott Card, best-known for the 1985 science-fiction novel “Ender’s Game” (great-great-grandson), and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, best known for his time with the San Francisco 49ers in the late 1980s and early 1990s (great-great-great grandson).
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