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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:17 AM

This is so not funny, but am really trying to laugh!

Been doing genealogy for decades now...you know: Who am I, Where do I come from, etc.

Finally went back to Cyndi's List, an hour or so ago....
I had help moving from MN to AR, only the entire file cabinet of all the work in genealogy is....I have no idea! Well the French Huguenots now have quite a website. AHA, finally. And much work has been done, and from experience I know how long any success can take!

So in 1700 Abe Soblet(surname slaughtered in America to Sublett/Sublet/Sublette) and two sons get on the Mary and Ann, and hit the shore here. Later his wife and rest of family arrive via the Peter and Anthony. So am reading the biographies of my branch. So son Will marries Susannah Allen. Susannah has a brother Valentine Allen, father of Nancy Ann...related to John S. McCain, yep THAT McCain. So I figure well, okay some distaste has to be allowed.

EXCEPT Nancy Allen's sister, Mary is related to a Laura Lane Welch in 1977 married George W. Bush.


THE distaste is REALLY overwhelming, then as I'm cussin' like a sailor I realize -WAIT,
someone related to the of both these slimey, pompous, aberrant behaviors ... would NEVER vote for them, even if their's was the ONLY name on the ballot. AND they AIN'T got any better bloodlines than me....

Still-Ya know it would figure. It would JUST !@$#%& figure! Yeah there were good guys too, Jefferson was a nephew, then Lincoln's law partner. Bill was a Mountain Man, he named Jackson Hole, WYO, and I've always wondered WHY, lonely out there? Was it Jackson's turn in the barrel?

DU, help find a funny side to this terrible reality.

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:26 AM

1. My great grandmother was Barbara (Pierce) Bush's cousin.


Through that side of the family, I'm related directly by blood or marriage to three of the worst US presidents.

Franklin Pierce
George Herbert Walker Bush (by-marriage)
George Walker Bush (I'm unclear on how many distances this makes us as cousins if my great grandmother is his mother's cousin. 6, I think? 6th cousins?)

Edit: You just have to laugh about things like that. It's iike 6 degrees of

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 12:40 AM

2. Maybe later, but right now

just feel like rolling on the floor having a genuine hissy-fit. It was those two Allens, of course that's my line too. AHA Cain and Abel.

It just not fair! I was happy with the silly stuff, run out of three States for horsethieving and counterfeiting. Getting in barroom brawls, the women, knock of some broad's hat.... Trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge. Leaving Iowa every spring with one horse, coming back in fall with six horses and a wagon. Three taverns and a plumbing shop in Des Moines. This stuff makes me laugh and be proud. But this news, breaks my heart.

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