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"Probably anyone.. with between twenty and fifty 1620-50 New England ancestors will have five to ten presidents among his distant kinsmen, and very likely anyone with fifty to two hundred such forebears will have over ten presidents among his American cousins."
Ancestors of American Presidents, p xi, Gary Boyd Roberts, 1995

These are Presidents with whom we share common ancestry. These are all from known New England ancestors
of  Kansas Pioneers Henry Gilbert and Eleanor Serepta (Fisher)  Baldwin or Morris Wells Hallock. These Kansas Pioneers from the 1800's have thousands of descendants living throughout America today. The total number of  American-born ancestors and American immigrants I have not discovered yet, but the number of identified American immigrant couples/singles is over 120, of which the 37 immigrants listed below are also ancestors to the 14 Presidents listed below. I estimate that the thousands of descendants of the Kansas Pioneers mentioned above are related to one third of all Americans living today. That percentage will continue to increase as each generation continues the "mixing" of the blood of the New England Puritans throughout the country. Our collection of 120 or so New England Puritan ancestors are among the 20,000 Puritan immigrants who arrived in the Colonies from 1620-1650.
Norris Taylor, webmaster.



 
President to Immigrant Index
Bush (1), Bush (2) (thru Mother) Coolidge, Fillmore, Ford, Garfield, Grant, Harding, Benjamin Harrison, Hoover, Nixon, Pierce, F.D. Roosevelt, Taft (14)
Immigrant to President Index
Aldrich, Baldwin, Barron, Bemis, Bigelow, Brown, Burton, Child, Comstock, Cutter, Davis, Eddy, Flagg, French, Gates, Hagar, Hallock, Hill, Horton, King (Wm), Lathrop, Learned, Maynard, Morse, Osborn, Owen, Partridge (G), Peirce, Purrier, Richardson, Southwick, Spencer, Tracy, Tuthill, Very, Warren, Wells (37)
Questions  ]  [  Links & Sources  ]
 

This list is not complete by any means.
There are probably several other connections to Presidents
through my ancestors that are not included here.
See Note about possible link to four presidents through Spencers


George W. Bush (2) (Maternal Lines)
Descendant of:
See Lines of Descent
Henry Baldwin of Woburn
Ezekiel Richardson (Two lines of descent)
Biography
Note that paternal lines we have in common with our current President George Walker Bush are shown under George Bush 1 below.
 

 
 
George Bush (1)
"George Bush was probably the first U.S. president distantly related to perhaps half of the Americans whose government he led." Ancestors of American Presidents, p xii, Gary Boyd Roberts. 1995
(Note: He is a cousin to descendants of Pocohantas)
Descendant of: 
Ellis and Grace (_____) Barron (256) 
John and Mary (Warren) Child (256, 279, 297) 
Samuel? and Elizabeth (__) Cutter (210) 
William and Mary (Lathrop) French (256, 279, 297) 
Stephen and Ann (Veare) Gates (288) 
John and Hannah (Howse) Lathrop (256, 297) 
William and Goodith (Gilman) Learned (256, 297) 
John and (___) Maynard (288) 
Thomas and Katherine (Duxford) Richardson - (Europe) (242) 
John and Margaret (_____) Warren (256, 279, 297)
Cousin of: 
(Maybe??) The Spencer Brothers and Elizabeth (Spencer) Tomlin (239)   See Note!
Joseph Morse (245) 
Cousin of immigrant Ezekiel Richardson (son of Thomas and Katherine (Duxford) through Ezekiel's brother, Thomas)
 
 

 
 
Calvin Coolidge
Related to 14 other Presidents,
Ancestors of American Presidents, p 327, Gary Boyd Roberts. 1995
Descendant of:
Ellis and Grace (___) Barron (264) 
Mary Bemis (73) 
William Hagar (73) 
Joseph and Dorothy (____) Morse (245) 
John and Elizabeth (___) Peirce (245) 
Thomas and Katherine (Duxford) Richardson - (Europe) (242)
Cousin of: 
John Child (297) (Probably) 
Joseph Morse (245) (Yes, related twice) 
(Maybe) The Spencer Brothers and Elizabeth (Spencer) Tomlin (239) See Note!
 
 
Millard Fillmore
Descendant of: 
John Eddy of Taunton - See lineage
William Owen
Widow Margery (____) Davis
Biography
 
 

 
Gerald Ford, Jr.
Descendant of: 
William and Elizabeth (Daniels) Comstock - See Lineage
Biography
 
 

 
James Garfield
Descendant of: 
John and Mary (Warren) Bigelow (279) - See lineage
Thomas and Mary (Underwood?) Flagg (279) - See lineage
John and Margaret (___) Warren (279) - See lineage
 
 

 
 
Ulysses S. Grant
Descendant of: 
John and Hannah (Howse) Lathrop (256) 
George and Sarah (Tracy) Partridge (39) 
Stephen and Tryphosa (Lee) Tracy (39)
 See Lines of Descent
 

 
Warren Harding
Descendant of: 
Richard and Hannah (King) Brown - See lineage.
William and Alice (___) Purrier - Four lines - See lineage
William and Dorothy (Haynes) King - See Lineage
Possible Link:
Note: A William Spencer, "will proved 1748, North Kingstown, Rhode Island", wife unknown, is listed at tfel no. 138 for Harding. Is he the same Michael > John > William Spencer, shown in TAG 27:168, as born July 01, 1672, d 1748?
Roberts shows some links in this line as "possible". The question seems to focus on parents of Isaac Haines Dickerson.
 

 
Benjamin Harrison
Descendant of: 
Peter Hallock - See lineage
Barnabas Horton - See lineage
William and Dorothy (Haynes) King - See lineage
Henry and Bridget (__) Tuthill 
William and Mary (Youngs?) Wells - See Lineage
See why I have deleted one line of Peter Hallock as an ancestor of Ben Harrison (but retain another). Roberts, in Ancestors of American Presidents shows Abigail Hallock as mother of Caleb Horton, Jr. I have now determined this not to be true and is an error. 
 

 
 
Herbert Hoover
Descendant of:
Line of Descent
Elizabeth (Richardson) Wyman (242) 
(The parents of Jacob Winn, Jr, a link in this chain, is subject to doubt.)
 
 

 
Richard Nixon
Descendant of: 
Joseph and Dorothy (____) Morse (245) - Lineage
John and Elizabeth (____) Peirce (245) 
Lawrence and Cassandra (Burnell) Southwick (107) - Lineage
 
 

 
 
Franklin Pierce
Descendant of: 
Ezekiel and Susannah (Bradford) Richardson (242)
 
 

 
 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Descendant of: 
John and Hannah (Howse) Lathrop (256) - Lineage
Cousin of: 
(Maybe) The Spencer Brothers and Elizabeth (Spencer) Tomlin (239)   See Note!
 
 

 
 
William Howard Taft
Descendant of: 
George and Katherine (Seald) Aldrich
John Burton and (Unknown) - See Lineage
William and Dorothy (Haynes) King - See Lineage
William Osborn and Hannah Burton 
John and (Frances) Hill - three lines - See lineage
Cousin of:
Joseph Morse (245)
 
 

 
 
George Washington
Shares common ancestry with Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain
Cousin of: 
(Maybe) The Spencer Brothers and Elizabeth (Spencer) Tomlin (239)    See Note!
 
 

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George & Katherine (Seald) Aldrich
Ancestors of: 
William Howard Taft - See Aldrich Notables Page
 

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Henry & Phebe (Richardson) Baldwin
(of Woburn)
Ancestor of: 
George W. Bush (Maternal Line)
 

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Ellis and Grace (___) Barron
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (256) (279) - See Bush Page
Calvin Coolidge (264) - See Coolidge Page

Note: Roberts, in AAP, does not include Ellis and Grace in his list of parents of two or more presidents. This appears to be an omission, as they are clearly in the lines of ascent of both Bush and Coolidge..

 

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Mary Bemis
Ancestor of: 
Calvin Coolidge (73) (See Coolidge Page

Note: Mary Bemis is an immigrant in her own right, or is the child of an undiscovered father immigrant, as she married William Hagar in Watertown. Some speculate she migrated with Joseph Bemis and that he might be her brother. See William Hagar.

 

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John and Mary (Warren) Bigelow
Ancestors of: 
James Garfield (279) - See Lineage
Possible cousin to:
Willard Fillmore (P 27) Note, I'm not counting this one. Richard Butler is shown as tfel no. 116 for Fillmore, with wife Elizabeth ____. Bigelow genealogies often refer to this Elizabeth as Elizabeth Bigelow. Whether this lady is really a Bigelow, what her relationship is to immigrant John Bigelow (sister, cousin?), whether she is the mother of Samuel Butler (Richard was married twice) apparently are all unproven assertions at this point. In the "perhaps" category.
 

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Richard and Hannah (King) Brown
Ancestor of: 
Warren Harding - See lineage
 

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John Burton
Ancestor of: 
William Howard Taft (66-Hannah) - See Lineage
 

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John and Mary (Warren) Child
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (256) (279) (297) - See lineage
 John was Cousin of: 
Calvin Coolidge (297) (Probably) - See Coolidge Page
 

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William and Elizabeth (Daniels) Comstock
Ancestors of: 
Gerald Ford (107) - See Lineage
 

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(Samuel?) & Elizabeth (Letherhead?) Cutter
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (210 - Elizabeth Sweetman) - See lineage
 

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The Widow Davis of Braintree, Mass
Ancestor of: 
Millard Fillmore (27)
 

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John Eddy of Taunton
Ancestors of: 
Millard Fillmore - See lineage
 

 
Thomas and Mary (Underwood?) Flagg
Ancestors of: 
James Garfield (279) - See Lineage
 

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William and Mary (Lathrop) French
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (256) (279) - See lineage
 

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Stephen and Ann (Veare) Gates
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (288) - See lineage
 

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William Hagar
Ancestor of: 
Calvin Coolidge (73)
 

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Peter/William Hallock
Ancestor of:
Benjamin Harrison. - See lineage
  See why I have deleted one line of Peter Hallock as an ancestor of Ben Harrison (but retain another). Roberts, in Ancestors of American Presidents shows Abigail Hallock as mother of Caleb Horton, Jr. I have now determined this not to be true and is an error. However, the 1992 Hallock Addendum presents evidence of another line of descent from William Hallock to Benjamin Harrison.
 

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Barnabas Horton
Ancestor of: 
Benjamin Harrison (p 18) - See lineage
 

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John and Frances (__) Hill
Ancestor of: 
William Howard Taft - three lines - See lineage
 

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William and Dorothy (Haynes) King
Ancestors of: 
Benjamin Harrison - See lineage
William Howard Taft - See lineage
Warren Harding - See lineage
 
John and Hannah (Howse) Lathrop
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (256) - See lineage
Ulysses S. Grant (256) - See lineage
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (256) (292) -See lineage
 

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William and Goodith (Gilman) Learned
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (256) - See lineage
 

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John and (___) Maynard
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (288) - See lineage
 

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Joseph and Dorothy (___) Morse
Ancestors of: 
Calvin Coolidge (245) 
Richard Milhous Nixon (245)
 Cousin to: 
George Bush (245) - See lineage
Calvin Coolidge (245) (Related twice) 
William Howard Taft (245)
 

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William & Hannah (Burton) Osborn
Ancestors of: 
William Howard Taft 
 
William and Elizabeth (Davis) Owen
Ancestors of: 
Millard Fillmore (27)
 

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George and Sarah (Tracy) Partridge
Ancestors of: 
Ulysses S. Grant (39)
 

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John and Elizabeth (___) Peirce
Ancestors of: 
Calvin Coolidge (245) 
Richard Nixon (245)
 
William and Alice (___) Purrier
  (Two Lines)
Ancestors of: 
Warren Harding (69) - See Lineage
 

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The Richardsons
 A Richardson descendant will be related to all of these somehow!
 (Elizabeth) Ancestor of
Herbert Hoover (242) - See Lineage
(Ezekiel) Ancestor of: 
Franklin Pierce (242) - See Lineage
(Thomas) Ancestor of: 
George Bush (242) - See lineage
Calvin Coolidge (242) - See Lineage
 

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Lawrence and Cassandra (Burnell) Southwick

Ancestors of: 
Richard Nixon (107) - See Lineage
 

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The Spencers
 (Maybe) Cousins of:
George Bush (239) 
Calvin Coolidge (239) 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (239) 
George Washington (239)
(Maybe Ancestor of)
Harding (P 69). Note: A William Spencer, "will proved 1748, North Kingstown, Rhode Island", wife unknown, is listed at tfel no. 138 for Harding. Is he the same Michael > John > William Spencer, shown in TAG 27:168, as born July 01, 1672, d 1748?
 

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Stephen and Tryphosa (Lee) Tracy
Ancestors of: 
Ulysses S. Grant (39) - See line of descent
 

 
Henry and Bridget (___) Tuthill
Ancestors of: 
Benjamin Harrison - See Line of descent
 

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Bridget (____) Very Giles
Ancestors of: 
William Howard Taft (65) - See lineage

Bridget is the matriarch of two American families, from first husband Mr. __ Very, and to Edward Giles.

 

 
John and Margaret (___) Warren
Ancestors of: 
George Bush (256) (279) - See lineage
James Garfield (279) - See Lineage
 

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William and Mary [Youngs?] Wells
Ancestors of: 
Benjamin Harrison - See lineage
 
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Questions:

  Is Abigail Morse, Bush, a descendant of Morse, p 243?
  Elizabeth Whitney, a __ ancestor is NOT a descendant of John and Elinor Whitney. She is from Henry Whitney's line.
  Is Mary Partridge, ancestor of Hayes, a descendant of Ralph or George? > Answer: I am informed by a descendant of William Partridge of Hadley, that she is from William, not George or Ralph.
  Are any of the Huntington's at p 256, FDR, also Backuses?
  Are any of the Reads at p 260, Taft, ours?
  Another Read at p 263, Coolidge...??
  William Fitch at p 265, Bush.. Is he a Backus?
  William Wyman at p 267, Hoover. Is he a Richardson?
  Is the DeSpencer to Thomas Jefferson ours? p 182
  Is the William Spencer, p 69, Harding, ours?
  Is the Joanna Williams, tfel 131, Harding, p 69 ours?
  Hannah Glover doesn't look to be ours, p 274, FDR. Web pages showng Henry Glover, b 1610 as her father.
Pinney, Jonathan showing as ancestor of Coolidge, pg 70, ancestry not further known, in AAP.
Elizabeth Giles, pg 242, Coolidge, md Jonathan Bacon 1694. Is she one of ours?
  There is Bridget Angier in Pierce's tfel, no 14-57. Our Elizabeth Bruce md Joseph Angier 1719. Don't see a connection yet.
Depending on how our Keyser line of descent turns out, we may have lines of descent from James Davis / Cecilia Davis to Coolidge (1 line) and Ford (2 Lines). (See page 294 of AAP) A granchild of this couple, Hannah Davis, married John-2 Keyser. 
 


Links & Sources
 

Note on the Four Spencer President "Cousins":



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