Saturday, July 8, 2006

My Presidential Cousins

I posted my relationships to George W. Bush yesterday, so I thought I would list all of my relationships to American Presidents today.

JOHN ADAMS - 4th cousin, 8 times removed
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS - 5th cousin, 7 times removed
FRANKLIN PIERCE - 5th cousin, 7 times removed
MILLARD FILLMORE - 7th cousin, 11 times removed
ABRAHAM LINCOLN - 7th cousin, 4 times removed
ULYSSES S. GRANT - 7th cousi, 5 times removed
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES - 7th cousin, 4 times removed
GROVER CLEVELAND - 7th cousin, 3 times removed
JAMES GARFIELD - 8th cousin, 3 times removed
WILLIAM H. TAFT - 7th cousin, 4 times removed
WARREN G. HARDING - 8th cousin, 2 times removed
CALVIN COOLIDGE - 7th cousin, 3 times removed
HERBERT HOOVER - 8th cousin, 3 times removed
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT - 7th cousin, 4 times removed
RICHARD M. NIXON - 10th cousin
GERALD R. FORD - 10th cousin, once removed
GEORGE H.W. BUSH - 9th cousin
GEORGE W. BUSH - 9th cousin, 2 times removed

I figured these out by comparing my ahnentafel chart to the charts in the book "Ancestors of American Presidents" by Gary Boyd Roberts.

Obviously, having this many Presidential cousins relates to my extensive New England ancestry. Like my relationships to GWB, I share many colonial ancestors with some of the guys above. My New England cousins were impressed by the list.

Reciting these to anyone but genealogists seems to make their eyes glaze over. But it does provide blog content for me.

How about you? Any Presidential cousins? Tell me about them.

1 comment:

Janice said...

I know of only one presidential cousin through my Winthrop line: John Quincy Adams, 6th cousin 5 times removed.