The Cosmic Journeyman
- Sep 29, 2005
- Creative Industrialist
And THIS part is especially significant because any African Americans who are descended from these SLAVE-OWNING families may possibly be distantly related to Obama as well, and, in turn, also distantly related to all the other White people he's distantly related to: Palin, Bush, Limbaugh, Brad Pitt, etc...
The crux of it is that most slave-descendants have no or little documentation to prove it.
Relation by marriage is not necessarily relation by blood. Furthermore, most white folks who do these genealogy correlations spend a great deal of time speculating concerning possible relationships. For example, if one traces the alledged offspring of Pharaoh Akhenation, Winston Churchill is considered a possible descendant.
This would include most English and anyone of Scotch-Irish descent.
Extend this further and Obama is possibly an "alien" (according to some white folks).
Here is a link of his immediate Dunham ancestors.
I got a family link to these krackers somewhere in Pulaski County (Kentucky)that traces back to Virginia as well but dont feel like digging up notes. I found this link a few years ago when discovering a different link to a famous sister who passed awhile ago. This sister has a interesting family background.