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07-30-2008, 06:50 PM
Obama claims link to the Wild West

"Wait Didn't, Sharpton Claim Cheney As Kin ?"
"If Sen. McCain wants a debate on taxes in this campaign, I'm ready," Obama said, noting that Hickok is said to have fought a duel here. "I'm ready to duel John McCain on taxes right here, quick draw," Obama said before closing the loop with Hickok.

"The family legend is that he is a distant cousin of mine. I don't know if it's true but I'm going to research it."

It's not just legend, says Chris Child, a genealogist with the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Hickok is sixth cousin to Obama's fourth great-grandfather, Jacob Dunham, Child said. Their common ancestor is Thomas Blossom, who arrived with the Pilgrims.

The society earlier found other notable links to Obama, including Brad Pitt, of Springfield; and Vice President Dick Cheney.