All in the Family....Obama related to...BrownSubmitted by jennbran4life on Sun, 01/31/2010 - 15:31
Genealogists at the New England Historic Genealogical Society said Friday that the president and the Republican senator-elect from Massachusetts are 10th cousins. Obama’s mother and Brown’s mother are both descendants of Richard Singletary of Haverhill, Mass., who died in 1687.
This isn’t the first time genealogists have tied the president to notable Republicans. During the 2008 presidential campaign it was reported that Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney are 8th cousins.
The revelation led Obama’s spokesman to quip: “Every family has a black sheep,” and the vice president to jokingly refer to him as “my cousin Barack Obama.”