James Madison – second go —


In notice # 389, We’re Related, has notified that President James Madison was my 6th cousin, six times removed, through our MRCA, John Hall (1540-1630), the proposed great grandfather of Samuel Hall (1644-1689), my 8 times great grandfather and the furthest documented ancestor that I have in that particular lineage.  President Madison’s lineage is traced through his mother, Eleanor Rose Conway (1731-1829).   A number of months ago, in notice # 76, We’re Related informed me that President Madison and I were 8th cousins, twice removed, through our MRCA, John Strong (1605-1699).   This one also goes through the President’s mother’s lineage, but they name her as Eleanor Rose Catlett (1731-1829) – dates are the same.  But, the line jumps around and one generation has Benjamin Phelps (1717-1761) as the father of Margaret Mason (1610-1665).  Now fathering a child over 100 years BEFORE you are born is some feat!  The jumble of the tree that We’re Related picked up in # 76 would explain how they think President Madison and I are only separated by 2 Generations.   Needless to say, # 76 is totally BOGUS and # 389 shows some promise.


About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related"
This entry was posted in Ancestry, BadTrees, Genealogy, Pedigree Charts, We're Related. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s