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January 29, 2010

Scott Brown, Barack Obama Are Blood Relatives, Say Geneaologists

I sort of don't even think this is worth noting, as these stories keep popping up, and we now know that virtually everyone is related. (Well, everyone, really, if you go back far enough; but virtually everyone is related just within a thousand years.)

Still. 10th cousins.

Genealogists said Friday the Democratic president and the newly elected Massachusetts senator, Scott Brown, are 10th cousins.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society said Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Brown's mother, Judith Ann Rugg, both descend from Richard Singletary of Haverhill, Mass.

He died in 1687 at, for the time, the unusually old age of 102.

We didn't land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed... Oh wait, we did land on Plymouth Rock.

Also related: Hillary Rodham Clinton and George Stephanopolous. The article doesn't say how closely.

In case Allah doesn't know an angle for this story, here you go: Alpha Male, Plymouth Rock Era.

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.


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