Friday, January 16, 2015

My Relationships to U.S. Presidents - Post 3: Presidents 28-33

I can't seem to stay away from Geni.com and their search capability to find relationships with living persons.  I spent some time today working backwards in time looking for my connections to the Presidents.  I did six of them in My Relationships to United States Presidents - Post 1: 39 to 44 (posted 2 October 2014) and five more in My Relationships to U.S. Presidents - Post 2: Presidents 34-38 (posted 13 November 2014).  Here are the next six going back in time:

1.  Harry S. Truman (33rd President of the United States) is my 8th cousin twice removed:


The common ancestors are Adam Mott (1596-1661) and Elizabeth Creed (1598-1635) of Rhode Island, according to Geni.com.  My ancestor is Elizabeth Mott (1629-1694) and resided in Rhode Island.  Harry's Mott ancestor is George Mott (1620-1674) who ended up in Virginia.  I don't have George (also called Adam George Mott in some online trees) in my tree, and Elizabeth is not listed as George's sister in Geni.com for some reason.  I doubt that this relationship is accurate, although there may be a link another generation or two back in time.

2)  Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States) is my 7th cousin twice removed:



The common ancestors are Joseph Church (1638-1711) and Mary Tucker (1640-1710).  Mty ancestor is Deborah Church (1677-1772) who married Samuel Gray (1681-1712).   Franklin's ancestor is Joseph Church (1662-1715) who married Grace Shaw (1667-1737).  I am fairly confident that this relationship is correct.

3)  Herbert C. Hoover (31st President of the United States) is my 7th cousin twice removed:



The common ancestors are Ephraim Buck (1646-1721) and Sarah Brooks (1652-1720).  My ancestor is Ephraim Buck (1676-????) and Herbert's ancestor is John Buck (1680-1752).   I am fairly confident that this relationship is correct.

4)  Calvin Coolidge (30th President of the United States) is my 6th cousin three times removed:



The common ancestors are Jonathan Hubbard (1659-1728) and Hannah Rice (1658-1747).  My ancestor is Samuel Hubbard (1687-1753) and Calvin's ancestor is Mary (Hubbard) Davis (1682-1759).  I am fairly confident that this relationship is correct.

5)  Warren G. Harding (29th President of the United States) is my 7th cousin twice removed:


The common ancestors are Ebenezer Slocum (1650-1715) and Mary Thurston (1657-1732).  My ancestor is Samuel Slocum (1685-1741) and Warren's ancestor is Joanna (Slocum) Carr (1680-1709).  I am fairly confident that this relationship is correct.

6)  Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States) is my 13th cousin five times removed:


The common ancestors is John Stewart, 2nd Lord Lorn (1397-1463).  I doubt that this relationship is correct, but don't have enough information to confirm that doubt.

7)  I did not check the records for each relationship shown in the charts above.  I am confident that my lines back to the immigrant ancestors from England are correct, but I have no idea how accurate the lines are from the immigrants back to some of the common ancestors to the Presidents.  Some are well researched, and have entries in the book by Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents (1989).  

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2 comments:

Doris Wheeler said...

Wikitree has the same feature for finding who is related to you and how -- not just Notables. Their Relationship Finder lets you click on any person to find if and how that person is related.

Randy Schoenberg said...

Wikitree is about 1/10th the size of Geni's World Family Tree. At this moment, Wikitree has 8,993,632 profile contributed by 238,660 people; whereas Geni's World Family Tree has 85,701,960 with over 3 million connected users. I am not sure why anyone would bother with Wikitree.