We already found Obama is part Irish, related to Brad Pitt and six U.S. presidents including George W. Bush. For this election cycle it has now been determined by ancestry.com that Obama is related to the first black man enslaved in America. There’s a heart grabber for you.
A study from Ancestry.com has determined that President Obama is related to John Punch, the first black African enslaved for life in America–which would make Punch the 11th great-grandfather of Obama.
The lineage comes through Obama’s mother’s side believe it or not. According to ancestry.com, Stanley Ann Dunham had ancestors who were white landowners in Virginia. Somewhere along the way the first African slave for life, John Punch, married a white woman in Dunham’s line and the rest is history.
This is stuff for Hollywood.
This would mean that the first documented slave and the first African American president have a shared lineage, claim researchers. Said Ancestry.com’s genealogist Joseph Shumway, “John Punch was more than likely the genesis of legalized slavery in America. But after centuries of suffering, the Civil War, and decades of civil rights efforts, his 11th great-grandson became the leader of the free world and the ultimate realization of the American Dream.”
So, TAMs, who will be the next remarkable discovered ancestor of our bigger than life president? Mother Teresa? Albert Einstein?
Karl Marx? Pocahontas? Everyone in Virginia..and Ohio..and Pennsylvania..and all the other battleground states? What’s your guess?
If Obama supporters think the inspirational gimmick is going to sell this time around, they’re barking up the wrong tree.