William Howard Taft the 27th President of the United States, 14th cousin 2x removed

President William Howard Taft is my 14th cousin 2 x removed. The ancestor who connects both of us together in my genealogical tree is Joan Plantagenet Beaufort , Countess (1379 – 1440), my 13th great grandmother.

William Howard Taft was born on September 15, 1857 and died on March 8, 1930. He had been the 27th president associated with United States (1909–1913) as well as the tenth chief justice associated with United States (1921–1930), the sole person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a posture by which he served until four weeks before his death.

This is the genealogical chart the shows how William Howard Taft and I connect to Joan Plantagenet Beaufort , Countess (1379 – 1440), my 13th great grandmother:

President William Howard Taft (1857 – 1930)
14th cousin 2x removed

Alphonso Taft (1810 – 1891)
Father of President William Howard Taft

Peter Rawson Taft
Father of Alphonso Taft

Rhoda Rawson (1749 – 1827)
Mother of Peter Rawson Taft

Abner Rawson (1721 – 1794)
Father of Rhoda Rawson

Edmund Rawson
Father of Abner Rawson

Susanna WILSON
Mother of Edmund Rawson

John WILSON (1621 – 1691)
Father of Susanna WILSON

Elizabeth Mansfield (1595 – 1658)
Mother of John WILSON

Sir John Mansfield (1572 – 1610)
Father of Elizabeth Mansfield

Anne de Eure (1536 – 1566)
Mother of Sir John Mansfield

Sir Ralph Eure
Father of Anne de Eure

William Eure
Father of Sir Ralph Eure

Ralph Eure (1453 – 1539)
Father of William Eure

William Sir (Hoare ) Eure (1440 – 1484)
Father of Ralph Eure

Eleanor Eleanore de Greystoke (1416 – 1468)
Mother of William Sir (Hoare ) Eure

Elizabeth de Ferrers (1395 – 1434)
Mother of Eleanor Eleanore de Greystoke

Joan Plantagenet Beaufort , Countess (1379 – 1440)
Mother of Elizabeth de Ferrers


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