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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:51 PM

I am the 6th Cousin of GWB and his siblings GHWB my 5th Cousin

So this means I am probably also related to Mitt can someone just kill me now W was bad enough I don't think I can handle this one
I am also related to the Kennedy's on my Mother's side though JFK was like my 12th cousin twice removed
How many Commanders-in-Chief can you get in one family tree? When it’s former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s family tree, the answer is six.

According to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, Romney’s family tree connects him to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Pierce, Herbert Hoover, and both George H.W. and George W. Bush.

Romney is connected to Presidents George W. Bush (10th cousins, twice removed), George H. W. Bush (10th cousins, once removed) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (8th cousins, twice removed) through Ann Marbury Hutchinson, a key figure in the development of religious freedom in America and early settler of Rhode Island and New York.

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Reply I am the 6th Cousin of GWB and his siblings GHWB my 5th Cousin (Original post)
rbrnmw Oct 2012 OP
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #2
TuxedoKat Oct 2012 #15
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #16
Spider Jerusalem Oct 2012 #3
mercuryblues Oct 2012 #6
grasswire Oct 2012 #4
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #9
El Supremo Oct 2012 #5
revolution breeze Oct 2012 #11
El Supremo Oct 2012 #28
juajen Oct 2012 #7
Gin Oct 2012 #8
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #10
gordianot Oct 2012 #12
bongbong Oct 2012 #13
Horse with no Name Oct 2012 #14
no_hypocrisy Oct 2012 #18
Ms. Toad Oct 2012 #17
markpkessinger Oct 2012 #19
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #20
markpkessinger Oct 2012 #21
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #25
A HERETIC I AM Oct 2012 #22
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #32
markpkessinger Oct 2012 #23
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #31
krawhitham Oct 2012 #24
Drahthaardogs Oct 2012 #26
Lightbulb_on Oct 2012 #27
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #29
rbrnmw Oct 2012 #30

Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:54 PM

1. I thought for a second I was on Ancestry.com. nt.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:54 PM

2. If Willard is elected he will do his best to see you dead

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:57 PM

15. He'll baptize you though after the fact! (nt)

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:59 PM

16. Do you then get to go to Kolob??

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:54 PM

3. And?

I'm related to Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, and Harry Truman. Pretty much any American who has significant colonial ancestry can probably find a relationship with any other American who shares that ancestry. It's not really very significant.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

6. almost the same here

John Adams, John Q adams, Bush, Grant. So this means we are all related. When can I expect my Xmas dinner invite?

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:55 PM

4. I am kin to Bush also, but by a different route...so I hope not to Romney!

Bush and I are both descended from John Howland and his wife Elizabeth Tilley, Mayflower Pilgrims.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:04 PM

9. Samuel Bush was my Mother's Great Great Uncle

Not sure who else I am related to because our family tree was done before ancestry.com

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:56 PM

5. That's pretty bad. I'm only a 7th cousin once removed from Richard Nixon.

Last edited Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:37 PM - Edit history (1)

And William McKinley somehow.

I wouldn't get too upset if I were you.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:15 PM

11. I met Richard Nixon once in 1970.

He was at his alma mater Whittier College and a group of us kids from the elementary school nearby got to meet the President. Two years later the signs saying "Welcome to Whittier, Hometown of Richard Nixon" were taken down.

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Response to revolution breeze (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:38 PM

28. I saw him in '68.

When he was running for president.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:01 PM

7. I am so sorry for your tragedy.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:04 PM

8. i'm the poor cousin of all of you and all those mentioned......donations welcome!

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Response to Gin (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:06 PM

10. I'm very poor myself Maybe I can call up my cousin Mitt

lol

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:17 PM

12. Back in the 70's my Grandfather said he was a distant cousin to GHWB.

I never wanted to know how after he became famous. Yuck! I feel your pain.

My father claimed to be a distant cousin to John Kennedy through his mother's family.

At least I am not conflicted as a Democrat. Within 6 or 7 generations we all have thousands of distant relatives who would shock us.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:41 PM

13. An article I recall reading years ago

 

Made the case that there is a secret aristocracy in America. Some guy did research like you did and found nearly all the presidents were related to European royalty and/or each other.

I don't remember anything else about the article. I read it years ago (pre-Internet days).

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:44 PM

14. We go back to Andrew Jackson's wife

However, since the person I am related to was adopted by Andrew Jackson, it stops there.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:14 PM

18. Ah, poor Rachel.

She didn't deserve the misery from the D.C. crowd.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:00 PM

17. We're probably related, too...

Last edited Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:42 AM - Edit history (2)

Since I'm related to Bush Ugh. (and politicos on the proper side of the aisle as well). Just for grins, maybe I'll find the exact relationship and update this later tonight.

ETA: 7th cousins, twice removed from George HW bush, 1 generation removed form GW Bush.

I'm also related to Henry Wasdworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoroeau, Orso Welles, Wild Bill Hickock, and FDR.

Ugh...guess that FDR connection probably connects me to Romney.

And that's only through my paternal grandmother -the only relatively complete genealogy I have.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:27 PM

19. If you are the 6th cousin of GWB . . .

. . . you are the 5th cousin once removed of GHWB. Your parent (whichever one is related) would be GHWB's 5th cousin.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:41 PM

20. I'm not sure but Samuel P. Bush

was my mother's great great Uncle making Prescott her 3rd cousin GHWB her 4th and W her 5th My mother's family were all republicans of the old order. My Grandfather would roll-over in his grave if he could see his party now. My Mother and Father were married in the mid sixties voted for Nixon then turned Democratic there after My Dad was always a Democrat he voted for JFK then LBJ then Nixon after Bobby Kennedy died he thought Hubert Humphrey would keep us in Vietnam. In 1972 they both voted for McGovern and every democratic anything ever since.

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:46 PM

21. That's not the way it works . . .

. . . 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. cousins run in parallel generations. If either side is off by a generation or more, then it is xth cousin (# of generations off) removed.

If Prescott is her third cousin, then GHWB is her 3rd cousin once removed, and GWB her 3rd cousin twice removed. You would be GHWB's fourth cousin, and GWB's 4th cousin once removed.

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:58 PM

25. Oh ok thanks for explaining

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:49 PM

22. I think we should just take you out back and beat the shit out of you.

hee hee.....



just kidding.


I'm related to Myles Standish, but then, so are thousands and thousands of other Americans.


Not meant to belittle you, please. I mean no harm.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:24 AM

32. I wanted to do that to myself ala Liar Liar

no offense taken I know I'm in good company here

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:52 PM

23. To make it clearer . . .

Here's what I mean by parallel generations:

The offspring of two siblings are 1st cousins to each other
The offspring of two 1st cousins are 2nd cousins to each other
The offspring of two 2nd cousins are 3rd cousins to each other
The offspring of two 3rd cousins are 4th cousins to each other, etc.

The relationship description always goes through the last parallel cousin relationship. For example, your cousin's child is not your second cousin, but your 1st cousin once removed. Your child, however, would be a 2nd cousin to that same cousin's child.

Does that clarify it?

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:17 AM

31. Yes thanks now I'm going to go throw up

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:53 PM

24. Sucks to be you

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:03 PM

26. Thank God my grandparents were from Milan on BOTH sides.

I don't have to worry about claiming Romney or W!

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:25 PM

27. I wouldn't worry about it.. Bush and Obama are related as well...

 

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Response to Lightbulb_on (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:13 AM

29. I wonder if I am related to Obama? Now that I would love!!!!!!!

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Response to Lightbulb_on (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:15 AM

30. Poor President Obama is related to Darth Cheney too

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