Barack Obama And Sarah Palin Are 10th Cousins
According to the genealogists at ancestry.com, President Obama is related not only to Sarah Palin but to Rush Limbaugh.
A genealogist at the Utah-based Ancestry.com, Anastasia Tyler, said Obama and Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor named John Smith, a pastor and early settler in 17th-century Massachusetts. Obama is related to Smith through his mother, as is Palin, Tyler said.
“Smith was against the persecution of the Quakers,” Tyler said in an interview. “He was a very socially conscious man.”
As for Limbaugh, he’s also a 10th cousin of the president — one time removed — through a common ancestor named Richmond Terrell, who Tyler said was a large landowner in Virginia, also in the 17th century. “His history is a little more nebulous,” Tyler said.
Perhaps it’s time to look into any Kenyan connections with Limbaugh and Palin. Let’s also demand their birth certificates.Click here for reuse options!
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