Skip to comments.Meet Your Cousin, the First Lady: DNA gives new insights into Michelle Obama's roots
Posted on 06/17/2012 6:14:05 AM PDT by Cronos
Joan Tribble held tightly to her cane as she ventured into the overgrown cemetery where her people were buried. There lay the pioneers who once populated north Georgias rugged frontier, where striving white men planted corn and cotton, fought for the Confederacy and owned slaves
The settlers interred here were mostly forgotten over the decades as their progeny scattered across the South, embracing unassuming lives. But one line of her family took another path, heading north on a tumultuous, winding journey that ultimately led to the White House
The white men and women buried here are the forebears of Mrs. Tribble, a retired bookkeeper who delights in her two grandchildren and her Sunday church mornings. They are also ancestors of Michelle Obama, the first lady.
...The bloodlines of Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Tribble extend back to a 200-acre farm that was not far from here. One of their common ancestors was Henry Wells Shields, Mrs. Tribbles great-great-grandfather. He was a farmer and a family man who grew cotton, Indian corn and sweet potatoes. He owned Mrs. Obamas maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, who was about 8 years old when she arrived on his farm sometime around 1852.
The DNA tests and research indicate that one of his sons, Charles Marion Shields, is the likely father of Melvinias son Dolphus, who was born around 1860. Dolphus T. Shields was the first ladys maternal great-great-grandfather.
Melvinia was a teenager, perhaps around 15, when she gave birth to her biracial son. Charles was about 20.
..Contemporary America emerged from that multiracial stew, a nation peopled by the heirs of that agonizing time who struggled and strived with precious little knowledge of their own origins. By 1890, census takers counted 1.1 million Americans of mixed ancestry.
All four of Mrs. Obamas grandparents had multiracial forebears.
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If an issue can be exploited the Marxists will exploit it.
Probabaly looking to clone him. ;-)
It’s his DNA the interests me, not Moochelle’s. Odd, how the Slimes concentrates on hers, not his.
“Dreams of my wifes slave family anscestry” another fiction book, this one to relate to the struggles Michelles family went through recovering from slavery and how they overcame racism first hand.
Oh, so it’s not just vactions and lobster but reparations that we’ve been paying to Moochelle.
So Mrs. Obama is more white than Mrs. Warren is Native American.
Sooo, Michelle has white blood in her.
Guess Zer0 now has to one up her.
‘Obama is related to Alexander the Great’ /s
>> the Slimes concentrates on hers, not his <<
One step at a time. If enough people get interested in hers, the MSM may eventually get interested in his.
I also have researched my family, no slaves.....ever. So why am I still paying reparations?
I really tried to be interested in this....I’M NOT! WTFC
Only a few of them. Everyone else was dirt poor and mainly subsistence farmers.
And how do I know that?
Because my ancestors settled North Georgia, and yes, some of them were named Shields. They came from North Carolina, as a quick glance at the map will show you why.
And they are still there, and yeah, a lot of them fought for the Confederacy. But most of those men did that because that was what their State voted for - in my case, my GG-Uncle was against secession but voted for it in the NC State legislature when he reluctantly concluded that this was the will of the people.
Glad to know Michelle is a distant relative. Always nice to have friends in high places...maybe I can hit her up for an interest free "loan" on a soon-to-fail solar cell company.
Like the movie “Multiplicity”. BHO has been watered down so many times his IQ is near Zero. Thus the nickname.
Frank Marshall, it was all just too convienent. nobama1 was just a beard.
The ruskis have nothing of value to hold over our head.
No other possible reason for State of Hawaii to hold the original BC so closely. If the babydaddy was the kenyan, it would automatically throw NBC out, but if it was Marshall, nobama meets NBC, as it does not specify “legitimate birth”.
Who knows why they wanted to hide Marshalldaddy. The whole damn liberal family was in on this.
It's easy to tell one from the other.
Our earliest ancestor had his ear mutilated by the Presbyterians. Who knew Presbyterians were vicious back then and what did my ancestor do to provoke them? I found that in some collected data from William and Mary College. I am still chuckling over that. :D
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Thanks Cronos.The bloodlines of Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Tribble...Star Trek ping!
These dissenters, in Virginia at least, were first and foremost Presbyterian, followed by Baptists, Quakers, and then a plethora of Continental European groups such as Lutheran, Huguenot, on down to fairly obscure such as Dunkards.
The dissenters were treated poorly by the establishment, there were rebellions and conflicts that are now poorly understood by most if they're even aware at all, but the seeds for the founding of our nation were planted in those conflicts. King George and others referred to our Revolution as the Presbyterian Rebellion. Scotch-Irish for the most part, forced west into the Shenandoah Valley and beyond due to this persecution.
I'd suggest that the mutilation you encountered spun off of this, especially since the religion of the perpetrator was deemed noteworthy. Your ancestor Very likely professed the established state religion, Anglican. His attacker did not, and likely suffered for it. I'd suggest retaliation of some sort.
In other words, there is quite likely much more to that story, imho, if you care to pursue it. It may not reflect well upon your ancestor. My attitude is, it's history, I'll be thankful toward every one of those ancestors I discover regardless of whether or not they had a highly favorable reputation. Some will, some won't, but without them all, there would be no “you.”
One of my most illustrious ancestors was nearby the area of which you speak. Robert “King” Carter, the wealthiest man in all the colonies at that time, rivalled only by the Rennselaers of New York. I descend through his second wife Elizabeth Landon. Landon Carter was my fourth great grandfather, fought in the revolution and achieved a level of authority while so doing, opened a land office in the western reaches of North Carolina distributing land grants to veterans of the Revolution and other settlers of what soon became Tennessee.
Some underhandedness there, his legacy was not all squeaky clean. Let's just say he saw an opportunity and took advantage to become rather well off. Too bad none of it filtered down to me, lol, other than a fairly grand family history for just one of my many lines, most of which would be best described as humble.
It's a fascinating pursuit, and you'll learn some history along the way that unfortunately gets short shrift these days,
You are correct, Frank Marshall Davis is his dad. Dunham and Davis were playing hide the pickle. Barack Obama build his political career upon a fairy tale of “My father was from Kenya, he grew up herding goats”. He has been misdirecting Americans away from a deeply disturbing family background and a Marxist political foundation, like all leftist!
We are conservatives. We are only allied with republicans. Republicans are bending over backwards to demonstrate the need for a third party.
Oh-Oh, maybe she is no longer proud to be an American.
I wonder how the wookie feels about being 1/16 honkie?
Little did they know that they would be the ancestors of one of the two biggest grifters ever to reside in the Whitehouse!
Their surname, occupation, the sort of places they settled along the way all can point to origin. Who they migrated with can be a major clue.
If it was central NC or upstaTe SC, I’d suggest Jamestown first for English surnames, followed by Maryland especially if they were tobacco planters. German, Swiss surnames could have come down from PA, look around Bucks County, Easton, etc., or possibly New Bern in coastal NC. French, back to VA and Manakintowne which later became Richmond, various ports of entry. I suppose Charleston is a possibility too, but I’ve never encountered that with any of mine, enter at Charleston means staying Low Country in my exposure, not heading inland.
Bearach Ossain O'Bama is related to Brian Boru, High King of Ireland (all Irish claim to be)
For some reason, the moderator censored my comment about Moochelle having lots of cousins on the Wookie homeworld, which you have kindly identified for me.
If push came to shove and he was about to have the NBC shite hit the fan, they would suddenly have DNA linkage to Davis or X, either would qualify NBC. And the whole lib world would be crying about the poor boy never really knew who babydaddy be.
Look at side by side photos of nobama and Davis, its too easy.
Sometimes in very rural places, people didn’t see a real minister for years on end. So they married by moving in together, and didn’t have a ceremony until a minister came through the area.
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