William McKinley the 25th U.S. President, 12th cousin 7x removed

President William McKinley is my 12th cousin 7x removed. The ancestor who connects us together is Princess Mary Stewart (1380 – 1382), my 18th great grandmother.

William McKinley Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president regarding the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination half a year into his second term. During his presidency, McKinley led the nation to victory within the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to market American industry and kept the world from the gold standard in a rejection of free silver (effectively, expansionary monetary policy).

My genealogical chart shows how President William McKinley and I share a common ancestor:

President William McKinley (1843 – 1901)
12th cousin 7x removed

Nancy Campbell Allison (1809 – 1897)
Mother of President William McKinley

Ann CAMPBELL (1774 – 1846)
Mother of Nancy Campbell Allison

Obadiah CAMPBELL (1743 – 1822)
Father of Ann CAMPBELL

Samuel CAMPBELL (1695 – 1780)
Father of Obadiah CAMPBELL

William CAMPBELL (1635 – 1718)
Father of Samuel CAMPBELL

Duncan CAMPBELL (1605 – 1645)
Father of William CAMPBELL

Mary ERSKINE ERSKINE (1575 – 1613)
Mother of Duncan CAMPBELL

Alexander ERSKINE , Sir (1521 – 1591)
Father of Mary ERSKINE ERSKINE

John ERSKINE , Lord Erskine (1500 – 1555)
Father of Alexander ERSKINE , Sir

Isabella Elizabeth CAMPBELL (1468 – 1518)
Mother of John ERSKINE , Lord Erskine

Agnes Kennedy (1450 – )
Mother of Isabella Elizabeth CAMPBELL

Gilbert Kennedy (1406 – )
Father of Agnes Kennedy

Princess Mary Stewart (1380 – 1382)
Mother of Gilbert Kennedy