RE: OT: Cheney, Obama, and Mareen Duvall connections
- From: "Duvall, Jeffery A" <jduvall@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:42:07 -0400
This story, in one form or another, has been floating around for months now (it was a topic of conversation among my cousins at a family event early in the summer and I know it was at least a small part of the earlier "is Obama Black enough" debate). In looking at Wm. Reitwiesner's page a little while ago, however, it looks like he's added more details on Obama's ancestry and connections since I last looked at it in June.
What I got tired of trying to explain to people who saw the story and asked me about it, assuming (rightly as it happened, but still it was annoying) that I must be part of the same Duvall family, was that this was not a case (as far as anyone can know) of Obama's Duvall ancestor being a master who raped a slave, but was instead simply an ordinary line of descent through his mother who happens to have been white...
From: gen-medieval-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Jack Linthicum
Sent: Wed 10/17/2007 6:33 AM
Subject: Re: Lynne Cheney: Vice President Dick Cheney & Senator Barak ObamaAre Eighth Cousins
On Oct 16, 8:10 pm, "D. Spencer Hines" <pant...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Of course, Mrs. Cheney may actually mean 7th cousins, or more generations.
Cheney is also reportedly a third cousin, twice removed, of former President
Harry Truman -- and even looks like Truman.
The common ancestors there are Robert Tyler [1751-1815] of Frederick County,
Virginia and Shelby County, Kentucky and his wife Margaret [1755-1840].
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
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