Tuesday, June 3, 2008

One Big Family

I knew I liked Barack Obama, and now I find out that he's really just one of the family. Well, we're all related if you go back far enough. I'm sure by now you've heard of the New England Historic Genealogical Society's study of the candidates family trees. Well, it turns out Senetor Obama is the 5th cousin 8 times removed to Robert E. Lee. R.E.Lee's brother Charles was 8 generations back on my tree. Meaning that we shared ancestors Richard Eltonhead & Anne Sutton. That makes us 13th cousins. Wow - wonder when he's going to invite me over for drinks?

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