Hi , I am a second cousin 2 times removed from President George Washington. My granddaughter told some friends at school and it got her in trouble because the teacher thought she was lying. I am also related to Jesse James, the real outlaw, but very distantly. As it turned out it wasn't in my James line , but the Fuqua line. one of the early Fuqua men had married a Woodson. And Jesse's Mom was related to the same family. In fact if I remember correctly his middle name was Woodson. There are a few other famous and infamous ancestor as well, that's the fun for me placing my family in history as look for those family members I haven't discovered. Maryg
that was suppose to be second cousin 9 times removed. whoops.
I think its pretty cool to claim kinship to U.S. Presidents. I've been a family historian for several years and though its strange to say, I'm related to 41 Presidents, though one was our 22nd Pres. then 24th Pres., I guess that should be 40 Presidents I'm related to. The closest being Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd U.S. President.
Mr. McKay, if you go to the web site, "Famous Kin," you can find "trails" to famous relations. You just have to search out those trails to find the person. And by finding those trails, you might use Roots Web.com, to follow the trails.
Actually, if you check out Famous Kin.com, you could find a trail to perhaps more Presidential connections. Pick a President, then check the "trail" to whom may be related in your family tree. Personally, the only Presidents I'm missing are Van Buren, Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Trump, the rest are related. Yeah, pretty cool stuff!!!