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  1. #1 A good number of our Presidents related to English Monarchs 
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    Thought this was pretty interesting:


    George Washington (descendant of Edward III of England)
    Thomas Jefferson (descendant of Edward III of England)
    James Madison (descendant of Edward I of England)
    James Monroe (descendant of Edward III of England)
    John Quincy Adams (descendant of Edward III of England)
    William Henry Harrison and his grandson, Benjamin Harrison (descendants of Edward I of England)
    Zachary Taylor (descendant of Edward I of England)
    Franklin Pierce (descendant of Henry I of England)
    Rutherford Hayes (descendant of William I of Scotland and William the Conqueror)
    Grover Cleveland (descendant of Edward I of England)
    Theodore Roosevelt (descendant of James I of Scotland and Edward III of England)
    William Taft (descendant of Edward III of England)
    Warren Harding (descendant of Henry II of England)
    Calvin Coolidge (descendant of Edward I of England)
    Herbert Hoover (descendant of Edward III of England)
    Franklin Roosevelt (descendant of James II of Scotland)
    Harry S. Truman (descendant of Robert III of Scotland)
    Richard Nixon (descendant of Henry II of England)
    Gerald Ford (descendant of Edward I of England)
    Jimmy Carter (descendant of Henry II of England)
    George H. W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush (descendants of Edward I of England and Robert II of Scotland)
    Barack Obama (descendant of Edward I of England and William the Lion of Scotland)

    And to Irish monarchs:

    George Washington (descendant of Dermot MacMurrough)
    Andrew Jackson (descendant of Dermot MacMurrough)
    Ronald Reagan (descendant of Brian Boru)
    Barack Obama (descendant of Brian Boru)

    and many of the Presidents are related to each other:

    Third cousins
    Martin Van Buren and Theodore Roosevelt (three times removed)
    Martin Van Buren and Franklin D. Roosevelt (four times removed)
    John Adams and Calvin Coolidge (five times removed)

    Fourth cousins
    John Tyler and William Henry Harrison (once removed)
    Ulysses Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt (once removed)
    John Adams and Millard Fillmore (three times removed)
    John Quincy Adams and Franklin D. Roosevelt (three times removed)
    Zachary Taylor and Franklin D. Roosevelt (half-cousins, three times removed)
    James Garfield and George H. W. Bush (three times removed)

    Fifth cousins
    Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt
    Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland (once removed)
    Rutherford Hayes and Grover Cleveland (once removed)
    John Tyler and Benjamin Harrison (once removed)
    James Garfield and William Taft (once removed)
    John Quincy Adams and Millard Fillmore (twice removed)
    Millard Fillmore and Warren Harding (twice removed)
    Ulysses Grant and Calvin Coolidge (three times removed)
    John Quincy Adams and William Taft (four times removed)
    Millard Fillmore and Herbert Hoover (four times removed)
    Franklin Pierce and George H. W. Bush (in-law four times removed)
    Grover Cleveland and Gerald Ford (four times removed)
    Millard Fillmore and Gerald Ford (five times removed)
    Franklin Pierce and George W. Bush (five times removed)

    Sixth cousins
    Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter
    Millard Fillmore and William Taft (once removed)
    Ulysses Grant and Grover Cleveland (once removed)
    Rutherford Hayes and Franklin Roosevelt (once removed)
    Grover Cleveland and William Taft (once removed)
    Franklin Pierce and Franklin Roosevelt (twice removed)
    James Garfield and Calvin Coolidge (twice removed)
    William Taft and Franklin Roosevelt (twice removed)
    Calvin Coolidge and Franklin D. Roosevelt (twice removed)
    Calvin Coolidge and George H. W. Bush (twice removed)
    Franklin Roosevelt and Gerald Ford (twice removed)
    Ulysses Grant and Gerald Ford (three times removed)
    Rutherford Hayes and Gerald Ford (three times removed)
    Rutherford Hayes and George H. W. Bush (three times removed)
    William Taft and George H. W. Bush (three times removed)
    Calvin Coolidge and George W. Bush (three times removed)
    Franklin Roosevelt and George H. W. Bush (three times removed)
    Millard Fillmore and Calvin Coolidge (four times removed)
    Rutherford Hayes and George W. Bush (four times removed)
    William Taft and George W. Bush (four times removed)
    Franklin Roosevelt and George W. Bush (four times removed)
    Ulysses Grant and George H. W. Bush (five times removed)
    Ulysses Grant and George W. Bush (six times removed)

    Seventh cousins
    Millard Fillmore and Ulysses Grant
    Benjamin Harrison and William Taft
    Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush
    William Taft and Calvin Coolidge (once removed)
    Millard Fillmore and Franklin D. Roosevelt (once removed)
    Gerald Ford and George W. Bush (once removed)
    Grover Cleveland and George H. W. Bush (twice removed)
    James Garfield and Richard Nixon (twice removed)
    William Taft and Richard Nixon (twice removed)
    William Taft and Gerald Ford (twice removed)
    James Garfield and Herbert Hoover (three times removed)
    James Garfield and Gerald Ford (three times removed)
    Grover Cleveland and George W. Bush (three times removed)
    Theodore Roosevelt and George H. W. Bush (three times removed)
    Harry Truman and Barack Obama (three times removed)
    Abraham Lincoln and Gerald Ford (four times removed)
    Abraham Lincoln and George H. W. Bush (four times removed)
    Theodore Roosevelt and George W. Bush (four times removed)
    Abraham Lincoln and George W. Bush (five times removed)

    Eighth cousins
    Grover Cleveland and Franklin D. Roosevelt (half-cousins)
    Rutherford B. Hayes and William Taft (once removed)
    Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover (once removed)
    Calvin Coolidge and Richard Nixon (once removed)
    Calvin Coolidge and Gerald Ford (once removed)
    Herbert Hoover and Gerald Ford (once removed)
    Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon (once removed)
    William Taft and Warren Harding (twice removed)
    Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford (twice removed)
    Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama (twice removed)
    Rutherford B. Hayes and Richard Nixon (three times removed)

    Ninth cousins
    Warren Harding and Richard Nixon
    Warren Harding and Jimmy Carter
    Benjamin Harrison and Calvin Coolidge (once removed)
    Warren Harding and Gerald Ford (once removed)
    Richard Nixon and George H. W. Bush (once removed)
    Richard Nixon and George W. Bush (twice removed)

    Tenth cousins
    Herbert Hoover and George H. W. Bush
    Herbert Hoover and George W. Bush (once removed)
    Gerald Ford and Barack Obama (once removed)
    George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama (once removed)
    George W. Bush and Barack Obama (twice removed)
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    well everyone is sort of related

    when you get to the point of tenth cousins i'm probably related to everyone on this forum
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Wow!

    However, genetics without family is kind of meaningless. I'm sure I'm a blood relation to the Swedish Royal family but....who cares? They don't. It's kind of perk of royalty that you could become what people in dog circles call "prepotent". That is, you got to bang a large number of women, some of whom bore your unmistakbale offspring.

    Those offspring in less compasionate times were actually acknowledged and cared for very often. While they couldn't inherit, they could often receive an education or very minor titles and go on to spread the royal genetics. Then, as now, a good eduation or minor fortune was no guarantee of long-term success so many of these by-blows descended into the working (or poor) classes after 3 or 4 generations.

    We're all royalty-related if you go back enough.
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    And they're all within six degrees of Kevin Bacon. :D
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    Gerald Ford was adopted-are they talking about his biological relatives or relatives through adoption?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Gerald Ford was adopted-are they talking about his biological relatives or relatives through adoption?
    Definitely blood.
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