Genealogy

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  1. saturneptune

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    I have several hobbies, but one of my favorite is the family tree. I have been working on it for decades, but as of late, with the advent of sites like ancestry.com, the hobby has become more fascinating than ever. I have found connections to all 44 Presidents. Some are distant, some fairly close. Many, many Americans have the same connections to some degree, it is a matter of searching it out. Here is one example for President Gerald Ford.

    Gerald Rudolph (Leslie King) Ford, 38th President and 40th Vice President of the United States (1913 - 2006)
    is your 10th cousin 2x removed

    Dorothy Ayer Gardner (1892 - 1967)
    Mother of Gerald Rudolph (Leslie King)
    Adele Augusta Ayer (1867 - 1938)
    Mother of Dorothy Ayer
    Amy Gridley Butler (1848 - 1916)
    Mother of Adele Augusta
    Elizabeth Ely Gridley (1826 - 1921)
    Mother of Amy Gridley
    Amy Ely (1777 - 1876)
    Mother of Elizabeth Ely
    Wells Ely (1729 - 1804)
    Father of Amy
    Ruth Welles (1697 - 1731)
    Mother of Wells
    Ruth Judson (1664 - 1744)
    Mother of Ruth
    Sarah Porter (1624 - 1696)
    Mother of Ruth
    Anna Rosanna White (1600 - 1647)
    Mother of Sarah
    Robert WHITE (1558 - 1617)
    Father of Anna Rosanna
    Elizabeth Goodwin (1592 - 1676)
    Daughter of Robert
    James Hains Hinds (1613 - 1653)
    Son of Elizabeth
    John Hinds (1639 - 1720)
    Son of James Hains
    Jacob (James) Hinds (1685 - 1764)
    Son of John
    Benjamin Thomas Hinds (1725 - 1794)
    Son of Jacob (James)
    John Henry Hinds (1743 - 1811)
    Son of Benjamin Thomas
    Susannah Hinds (1769 - 1848)
    Daughter of John Henry
    Harrison Bush (1791 - 1870)
    Son of Susannah
    Madison Prescott Bush (1836 - 1924)
    Son of Harrison
    Mary Elizabeth Bush (1865 - 1961)
    Daughter of Madison Prescott
    Ernestine McManus (1898 - 1974)
    Daughter of Mary Elizabeth
    William Dean Woleben (1926 - )
    Son of Ernestine
    Michael Gene Woleben
    You are the son of William Dean - (not you?)
     
  2. Gwen

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    I'm a genealogy addict. :) I was looking thru your list, but don't see any names that are in my tree. Ancestry.com has made it so much fun, and so easy! They (Ancestry.com) say I'm related to John F. Kennedy, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and others. So who knows, maybe we are cousins, too!
     
  3. Tom Butler

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    In doing some family history research, I found that my wife Janice is a descendant of the Plantagenat line of British monarchs (Richard the Lion-Hearted, Henry Longshanks, etc.).

    When I came across it, I called her and said, "did you know that you are a princess?"

    She said "I've been trying to tell you that for a long time."

    Turns out that about 85-90% of all Brits have some royal heritage if they look long enough.

    I think I'm distantly related to President Andrew Jackson.
     
  4. Scarlett O.

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    I'm scared to look! Just my luck I'd be the great-great-great-something or other of Genghis Khan or Lizzie Bordon or Bloody Mary or Benedict Arnold.

    Just kidding, I LOVE genealogy.
     
  5. saturneptune

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    I thought that was Al Gore.
     
  6. saturneptune

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    We all have villians.

    Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President and 36th Vice President of the United States (1913 - 1994)
    is your 14th cousin 4x removed
    Hannah Milhous (1885 - 1967)
    Mother of Richard Milhous
    Franklin MILHOUS (1848 - 1919)
    Father of Hannah
    Elizabeth Price Griffith (1827 - 1923)
    Mother of Franklin
    Edith Price (1801 - 1873)
    Mother of Elizabeth Price
    Daniel PRICE (1761 - 1846)
    Father of Edith
    Samuel PRICE (1739 - 1825)
    Father of Daniel
    Elizabeth White (1708 - 1765)
    Mother of Samuel
    Elizabeth Griffith (1675 - 1752)
    Mother of Elizabeth
    Samuel Griffith (1655 - 1717)
    Father of Elizabeth
    Henry Griffith (1603 - 1646)
    Father of Samuel
    Elizabeth Throckmorton (1565 - 1647)
    Mother of Henry
    Thomas Throckmorton (1533 - 1612)
    Father of Elizabeth
    Muriel Berkeley (1512 - 1541)
    Mother of Thomas
    Eleanor Constable (1485 - 1525)
    Mother of Muriel
    Marmaduke CONSTABLE (1455 - 1518)
    Father of Eleanor
    Robert Constable (1478 - 1538)
    Son of Marmaduke
    Marmaduke Sir Knight Constable (1492 - 1560)
    Son of Robert
    John Comstock Constable (1510 - 1550)
    Son of Marmaduke Sir Knight
    John Comstock Constable (1528 - 1584)
    Son of John
    Gabriel Constable (1545 - 1610)
    Son of John
    Robert Constable (1565 - 1630)
    Son of Gabriel
    Francis Constable (1592 - 1647)
    Son of Robert
    Anne Constable (1621 - 1706)
    Daughter of Francis
    Charles C Lee (1656 - 1701)
    Son of Anne
    Charles Lee (1684 - 1740)
    Son of Charles C
    Lucy Lee (1706 - 1785)
    Daughter of Charles
    Mary Warren (1741 - 1796)
    Daughter of Lucy
    Benjamin Batts (1780 - 1834)
    Son of Mary
    John H Batts (1810 - 1842)
    Son of Benjamin
    John Edward Batts (1838 - 1914)
    Son of John H
    Walter Bruce Batts (1879 - 1919)
    Son of John Edward
    Annie Pearl Batts (1905 - 1989)
    Daughter of Walter Bruce
    Jane Lucille Lacefield (1934 - 1989)
    Daughter of Annie Pearl
    Michael Gene Woleben
    Son of Jane Lacefield
     
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  7. Ryan.Samples

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    My wife traced my line back to Scotland, where some dude executed one of my ancestors. Then (and you kinda have to laugh) in the next generation, the executioner's son killed the victim's son.
     
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    Mine are all goat herders & coal miners. LOL Wifes family on moms side were all Scottish Conveneters.
     
  9. Tom Butler

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    Well, we could be kin; we're both from Tennessee. And Al's mother was from Jackson, Tennessee, where I grew up.
     
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  10. technol

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    I'm adopted.

    Jesus is the only true son of God. The only one with the right to become the son of God. The only one that has a right to his Godly inheritance and the fullness of Godly love, peace and joy.

    I don't deserve it, but through faith, I've been adopted into God's family, and I've become a joint heir with Jesus. Fantastic. Forget about your presidents, I'm the child of a King!
     
  11. saturneptune

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    This is not a thread about being saved through faith. There are dozens of other threads. This is a section about hobbies, and a thread about genealogy. Is that hard to understand?
     
  12. Earth Wind and Fire

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    SAT, maybe Religion is his hobby....right?
     
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    You got allot of WELSH Names in there Brother.....did you ever read how William Penn wanted to arrange Pennsylvania for the Welsh...he wanted to call it WELSH LAND for the Welsh Quaker immigrants coming here but the British government Nixed it....perhaps thats how the Nixon's got their names.
     

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