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Rick Perry’s family tree includes Sam Houston, Harry Truman; Bushes related to Romney, Huntsman
Houston Chronicle ^ | December 19, 2011 | Richard Dunham

Posted on 12/19/2011 11:54:26 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

..A new genealogical analysis of four Republican presidential candidates by the web site Ancestry.com finds that Perry is a first cousin (six times removed) of Sam Houston, the commander-in-chief of Texas revolutionary forces and twice-elected president of the Republic of Texas.

“Texans have that Texas pride,” said Anastasia Harman, lead family historian for Ancestry.com. “That Texas pride is obviously in his blood.”

Houston, Texas’ seventh governor, and Perry, the state’s 47th governor, are both related to Captain John Paxton, a hero of the U.S. Revolutionary War who survived the infamous winter encampment at Valley Forge with General George Washington. Paxton’s wife Phebe became a legendary figure of the revolution when she rode from their Virginia home to Valley Forge on horseback to bring food and clothing to her husband in Valley Forge.

Perry also has a U.S. president in his family tree. Like Sam Houston, it’s a feisty character: Harry Truman, the plain spoken, “given ‘em hell” populist is Perry’s fifth cousin (four times removed).

While Perry is related to a Democratic president, two Republican candidates – Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman – turn out to be distant cousins of the two Presidents Bush.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: genealogy; gopprimary; heritage; perry2012

1 posted on 12/19/2011 11:54:37 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

Sarah Palin and I both are related (along with many, many, many, many others) to Stephen Hopkins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hopkins_%28settler%29


2 posted on 12/20/2011 12:00:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m related to a guy that had a fatal fall into a beer vat at the Brewery he worked at 75 years ago. I guess I shouldn’t run for President.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 12:04:07 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

LOL


4 posted on 12/20/2011 12:06:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Lazlo in PA

“I’m related to a guy that had a fatal fall into a beer vat at the Brewery he worked at 75 years ago.”

So am I! Was that in Colorado? Was he a German immigrant? If so, I think we’re related.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 12:11:55 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Lazlo in PA
I’m related to a guy that had a fatal fall into a beer vat at the Brewery he worked at 75 years ago.

What a way to go, though, huh? ;-)

6 posted on 12/20/2011 12:12:00 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It seems the apple does fall far from the tree.


7 posted on 12/20/2011 12:18:32 AM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his own Internet domain name, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: jocon307

Austrian immigrant in PA. The story goes that there was a lot of drinking going on at the brewery. Apparently this was a common event back then. LOL.


8 posted on 12/20/2011 12:29:10 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Like women in a candy store eating candy, men in a brewery drinking beer: gotcha’.


9 posted on 12/20/2011 12:40:38 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

10 posted on 12/20/2011 12:47:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So the candidates are related to a number of other people.

So what?

If you check the social security numbers, the incumbent actually IS a number of other people!


11 posted on 12/20/2011 12:53:45 AM PST by golux
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To: golux

It’s just interesting.

I think that’s still okay.


12 posted on 12/20/2011 1:03:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Ancestry.com found some unlikely kin in Barack Obama’s family tree, too. Among the president’s cousins: actor Brad Pitt, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and radio talk show personality Rush Limbaugh.”

I’m sure Cheney, Palin, and Limbaugh are thrilled at that news! That would be one great family reunion!


13 posted on 12/20/2011 2:07:24 AM PST by LBG11
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To: LBG11

It shows how interconnected we all are — and why family get-togethers can be “strained” when politics comes up.

The article states that Michele Bachmann isn’t related to past presidents — that she’s 100% Norwegian.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 2:14:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was just joshing! Good post, thanks!


15 posted on 12/20/2011 2:15:41 AM PST by golux
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To: Lazlo in PA

My grandparents came to western PA from Austria. Don’t think any of them fell into a Beer vat. On the other hand, I -—— Oh, never mind.


16 posted on 12/20/2011 2:17:00 AM PST by cannonball
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To: Lazlo in PA
I’m related to a guy that had a fatal fall into a beer vat at the Brewery he worked at 75 years ago.

It took him 5 days to drown. There were 3 rescue attempts but he fought them off bravely. He got out 16 times to pee. He chose cremation and it took 3 days for the fire to burn out.

17 posted on 12/20/2011 3:23:53 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Interesting and proof that there remains a poignant desire in the European-American soul for the continuity of monarchy/royalty/aristocracy.

The tyrannical monarchies and aristocracies of yester-year have been replaced by a Governing elite - professional politicians; what the public might prefer is the gentle, classy Prince William type.

Don’ laugh yet!

The Roosevelts, Kennedys, Romneys, Gores, Clintoons, Bush’s and now the Pauls are proof of a desire for power by inheritance - aka Royalty.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 3:39:41 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Sam and Harry, two of my favorites.

Truman and Jackson are the only good Democrats to have held office.

We need a Truman or a Jackson.

Give 'em hell Perry!

Perry doesn't give them hell, he tells them the truth and they think it's hell.

19 posted on 12/20/2011 3:44:23 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Only famous kin -I am aware of is the shoe string distant relative Pearl S.Buck. And as posted in Houston C. “give ‘em H-—Ricky doesn’t sound quite like the original.But the interesting link is to Sam Houston. Having spent good times in the City named after him—I might be inclined to act like Beck and leave a note saying “Gone to Texas” having heard the call to the dance from one of Sam Houston’s seed.


20 posted on 12/20/2011 4:04:11 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk
.....Having spent good times in the City named after him—I might be inclined to act like Beck and leave a note saying “Gone to Texas” having heard the call to the dance from one of Sam Houston’s seed.

Many have.

21 posted on 12/20/2011 4:36:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: normy

Funny, we can trace Perry’s family tree yet have no idea where His Excellency was born or who was his dad.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 4:49:26 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s no different than being descended from Arab slave traders, or Wookies, don’t-cha-know.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 4:53:10 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Mouton
But we can tell by his governing style he may actually be from Zimbabwe.
24 posted on 12/20/2011 4:59:17 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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Per SD
This is just how Rick Perry is. After Hurricane Ike devastated my community, he came here to survey the damage. He did not just walk through here surrounded by security and news cameras and then make a speech. That's not Perry. He showed up in jeans and a work shirt, no cameras, no press conference, and he walked among all of us who had been hit. A hug, a pat on the shoulder, a listening ear, and an encouraging word. He saw to it that emergency shelters were being set up and food and water were available to everyone. When Obama/FEMA refused to help us, Governor Perry set up state funding to help us rebuild our homes and our lives. My home is at 'ground zero' where Ike came ashore. We all took tremendous damage. FEMA sent me a check two months later for $600 dollars. Governor Perry set up the Recovery Fund to help us all rebuild. That is what a true leader and a true Christian does. That's my Governor! I can't wait to see America under the caring wing of Rick Perry.


25 posted on 12/20/2011 6:22:52 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

Perry is in my final three - what am I saying?! Lets say final two!

Perry would be US gain, Texas’ lost.

If he does become President Perry (I like the ring of that!), I hope he doesn’t forget Texas. I hope that, from time to time, he will swagger on down to the best state he ever became governor of!

Just to remind us that his heart belongs to Texas.

And so we get to watch that swagger all for ourselves. He’s good at it!


26 posted on 12/20/2011 6:46:17 AM PST by hummingbird (Occupiers=Colicky Babies. America="The Best of Times, the Worst of Times.")
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To: Lazlo in PA

It would follow your political career forever!

Better lay low, although to some, falling into a beer vat would be an awesome way to go.


27 posted on 12/20/2011 6:51:01 AM PST by hummingbird (Occupiers=Colicky Babies. America="The Best of Times, the Worst of Times.")
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To: Lazlo in PA

I suddenly feel the urge for a beer and it’s only 8:30 in the morning.


28 posted on 12/20/2011 6:56:55 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: golux

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 12/20/2011 7:10:55 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

According to the article Sarah is related to Obama :-)


30 posted on 12/20/2011 7:12:53 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry (or Gingrich maybe))
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