Are all but one president related to a past monarch?
Would love to see validation of this work.
What do Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson, George W. Bush and the other past U.S. presidents have in common? Besides holding the coveted title of commander-in-chief, it appears that all of them but one are cousins.
Common grandfather: The 12-year-old traced the lineages of nearly all of the U.S. presidents to King John, the signer of the Magna Carta A young girl in California has put together a Presidential Family Tree.
Twelve-year-old BridgeAnne d'Avignon found that all the presidents but one are related to King John of England through a common ancestor.
BridgeAnne created a ground-breaking family tree that connected 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to one common, and rather unexpected, ancestor. Odd man out: Only the eighth president of the U.S., Martin Van Buren, was not related to King John because he had Dutch roots.
In order to create the family tree, the 12-year-old spent months scouring through over 500,000 names in search of the ‘presidential Adam.’
Her 80-year-old grandfather, who has been tracing roots for nearly six decades, helped her make the presidential links.