Category Archives: BadTrees

Willie Nelson – y’all are cousin

Notice # 422 shows Willie and I are 8th cousins through our MRCA, Mary Jane Wilkerson (1697-1758).  Mary Jane apparently was able to give birth to a daughter, the next in Willie’s ancestral line, 9 years BEFORE she was born: … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan – my teflon cousin?

President Ronald Reagan is reported to be my 8th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Thomas Harris (1641-1711), the proposed grandfather of Dinah Harris (1702-1796), my 6 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  … Continue reading

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Sam Peckinpah – last picture show?????

Sam Peckinpah showed up as my 7th cousin, once removed, through our MRCA, Annetje Verlerk (1684-1754), the proposed great grandmother of Mary Shimel (1760-1835), my 4 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  I … Continue reading

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Sitting Bull — now this IS pure BULL

Sitting Bull is my 5th cousin 7 times removed though our MRCA, John Lawrence (1519-1590).  Really?   Does no one ever give this the smell test?  This is the pedigree chart provided for Sitting Bull: Sitting Bull, chief of the Lakota … Continue reading

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Katie Holmes – but I won’t be jumping on Oprah’s couch any time soon!

So, We’re Related, Katie Holmes is my 6th cousin, 5 times removed?  Maybe you need to check the lineage you defined for her in notice # 395.  You have her 6 times great grandmother, Ann Caudill (1731-1836) being the daughter … Continue reading

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George Washington Carver – by adoption!

George Washington Carver was reported as my 7th cousin, 3 times removed.  Apparently, there was no need to check his biography to ascertain that the person defined as his mother, Susan Blue (1814-1882), was the woman who adopted him after … Continue reading

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Dale Earnhardt – not the first really fast relative …

So, We’re Related thinks Dale Earnhardt is my 9th cousin!  We link up through our MRCA, Jacobus Schaeffer (1657-1714), the great great grandfather of John Backus (1750-1823), the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage and my 4 times … Continue reading

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