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Old 12-08-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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He wasn't a very nice man, apparently. Mean, liar, dishonest, gambler, drunk, not a good person, and George Washington thought he was probably a traitor as he volunteered to fight on either side--he just wanted to fight. His wife even divorced him and how often did that happen back in those days?? He finally ended up fighting for the British.
I have a distant uncle who did something similar. He fought for the North in the Civil War and, in the waning days, switched sides and fought for the South. My grandmother used to talk about him. Apparently he went back home and claimed he felt sorry for the South but she said he was just a guy who liked to fight.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:32 AM
 
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Gen. William T. Sherman
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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Actress Francesca Annis
Andrew Jackson
Anne Boleyn (this one is not as clear)
Salmon P. Chase, politician with a big anti-slavery record
Presidents Ford, Hoover, Bush(x2), and Garfield

I have 2 ancestors who founded colleges and a connection to Chase bank. Man, can't I get some sort of tuition break or student loan forgiveness somewhere?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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Actress Francesca Annis
Andrew Jackson
Anne Boleyn (this one is not as clear)
Salmon P. Chase, politician with a big anti-slavery record
Presidents Ford, Hoover, Bush(x2), and Garfield

I have 2 ancestors who founded colleges and a connection to Chase bank. Man, can't I get some sort of tuition break or student loan forgiveness somewhere?
You hit the "who am i related to" button on ancestry? I wouldn't count someone who's supposedly a ninth cousin three times removed as an "ancestor" but that's just me.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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You hit the "who am i related to" button on ancestry? I wouldn't count someone who's supposedly a ninth cousin three times removed as an "ancestor" but that's just me.

Where did I say that? And where did I list the specific relationships with these people one way or the other, aside from what I said about ancestors who founded colleges (in which cases I am directly descended)?

Furthermore, this thread is full of posts about relations and kin, not just ancestors, so why are you picking on my post in particular?

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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so why are you picking on my post in particular?
I just thought it sounded funny to mention Ford and the Bushes as "famous ancestors".
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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I just thought it sounded funny to mention Ford and the Bushes as "famous ancestors".
um, ok.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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Louis Hebert and Samuel de Champlain's brother in law are both ancestors of mine, they were among the first settlers to New France. Louis Hebert must have hundreds of thousands of descendents though, but my grandparents supposedly were able to trace the family line to him. In the case of Champlain's brother in law, I think he's on the paternal line of my father's mother's mother.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:07 AM
 
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Related to the late country star Johnny Cash by marriage. Distant cousin of former president Ronald Reagan.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Ancestors? My most famous ancestor would probably be Roger Williams. I do have actually documented lines back into English royalty, but don't really count them. They're more like fairy tale figures.

Relatives ... as in not directly descended from them ... because I have a lot of early New England ancestry ... I have more famous relatives than you can shake a stick at. Who isn't a relative!
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