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Thomas Jefferson

This book addresses President Thomas Jefferson’s life, his wedding at Monticello. This book speaks of Jefferson’s view of the American Revolution, his path to the presidency, religious beliefs, values, his perspective on Christianity, Jefferson’s Bible, views of the Quran, Muslims in America, and views on slavery with a genealogical chart of descendants. Click on the link to Amazon if you want to purchase.

Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the United States, 4th cousin 8x removed

President Abraham Lincoln is my 4th cousin 8x removed. The ancestor who connects us as relatives is, Catherine Bradshaw (1637 – 1672), my 11th great grandmother.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 and died on April 15, 1865. He was an American statesman, politician, and lawyer who served given that the 16th president regarding the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its own greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the government, and modernized the U.S. economy.

My genealogical chart show that ancestor who connects us as relatives:

Abraham Lincoln , President of the United States (1809 – 1865)
4th cousin 8x removed

Thomas Herring Lincoln Sr (1778 – 1851)
Father of Abraham Lincoln , President of the United States

Bathsheba (Bethsheba Herring Widow Lincoln) Herring (1742 – 1835)
Mother of Thomas Herring Lincoln Sr

Abigail Harrison (1710 – 1780)
Mother of Bathsheba (Bethsheba Herring Widow Lincoln) Herring

Isaiah Harrison
Father of Abigail Harrison

Catherine Bradshaw (1637 – 1672)

Zachary Taylor the 12th President of the United States,10th cousin 3x removed

President Zachary Taylor is my 10th cousin 3x removed. The ancestor on my genealogical chart who connects us together is Edward NEVILLE, Baron Bergavenny (1412 – 1476), my 12th great grandfather.

Zachary Taylor was born on November 24, 1784 and died on July 9, 1850. He was the 12th president associated with the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Taylor previously was a lifetime career officer in the United States Army, rose to your rank of major general and became a national hero due to his victories when you look at the Mexican–American War. As a result, he won election towards the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died sixteen months into his term, prior to making any progress regarding the status of slavery, which was in fact inflaming tensions in Congress.

My genealogical chart reveals that ancestor we both share:

President Zachary Taylor (1784 – 1850)
10th cousin 3x removed

Sarah Dabney Strother
Mother of President Zachary Taylor

William Strother
Father of Sarah Dabney Strother

Francis Thornton Strother (1700 – 1751)
Father of William Strother

William B. Strother III (1665 – 1726)
Father of Francis Thornton Strother

Eleanor Conyers (1570 – 1611)
Mother of William B. Strother III

Sir John Conyers (1550 – 1610)
Father of Eleanor Conyers

Anne Dawney (1515 – )
Mother of Sir John Conyers

Dorothy Neville (1496 – 1532)
Mother of Anne Dawney

Richard Neville (1468 – 1530)
Father of Dorothy Neville

Henry Neville, Sir (1437 – 1469)
Father of Richard Neville

Edward NEVILLE, Baron Bergavenny (1412 – 1476)
Father of Henry Neville, Sir

James Knox Polk ,11th President of the United States, 9th cousin 6x removed

James Knox Polk, the 11th President of the United States in my 9th cousin 6x removed. The ancestor who connect us together is Sir James 1st Lord Duke Hamilton Hamilton 6th Laird of Cadzow Hamilton (1423 – 1479), my 11th great grandfather.

James Knox Polk was born on November 2, 1795 died on June 15, 1849. He was the 11th President of the United States (1845-1849). He previously was Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835-1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841). A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. During Polk’s presidency, America expanded significantly with the annexation of the Republic of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican Cession following the American victory in the Mexican-American War. After building a successful law practice in Tennessee, Polk was elected to the state legislature (1823) and then to the United States House of Representatives in 1825, becoming a strong supporter of Jackson. After serving as chairman from the Ways and Means Committee, he became Speaker in 1835, the only President to have been Speaker Polk left Congress to run for governor; he won in 1839 but lost in 1841 and 1843. He was a dark horse candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1844; he entered his party’s convention as a potential nominee for vice president but emerged as a compromise to head the ticket when no presidential applicant could secure the necessary two-thirds majority.

The genealogical chart shows how President James Polk and I share a common ancestor:

James Knox Polk ,11th President of the United States (1795 – 1849)
9th cousin 6x removed

Samuel Ezekial Polk (1772 – 1827)
Father of James Knox Polk ,11th President of the United States

Ezekial Franklin Polk (1747 – )
Father of Samuel Ezekial Polk

William Polk (1700 – 1753)
Father of Ezekial Franklin Polk

Robert Bruce Polke (1640 – 1704)
Father of William Polk

Robert Bruce Pollock (1601 – 1640)
Father of Robert Bruce Polke

Robert Pollok (1559 – 1625)
Father of Robert Bruce Pollock

Janet Mure (1524 – 1576)
Mother of Robert Pollok

Elizabeth Hamilton (1505 – )
Mother of Janet Mure

Gavin Hamilton (1480 – )
Father of Elizabeth Hamilton

Sir James 1st Lord Duke Hamilton Hamilton 6th Laird of Cadzow Hamilton (1423 – 1479)
Father of Gavin Hamilton