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President Obama related to country’s first enslaved man
yahoo.com ^ | 31-July-2012 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 07/31/2012 12:41:59 PM PDT by TopDeadCenter

A study from Ancestry.com has determined that President Obama is related to John Punch, the first black African enslaved for life in America--which would make Punch the 11th great-grandfather of Obama.

The connection is made through Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunhan. The website's records say she had ancestors who were white landowners in Colonial Virginia who descended from an African man, Punch.

According to the site's press release, Punch tried to escape indentured servitude in colonial Virginia in 1640 and was punished by becoming enslaved for life. The records show that Punch had children with a white woman, and her status as free was passed on to her offspring. Punch's descendents became successful landowners in the slave-owning state of Virginia.

This would mean that the first documented slave and the first African American president have a shared lineage, claim researchers. Said Ancestry.com's genealogist Joseph Shumway, "John Punch was more than likely the genesis of legalized slavery in America. But after centuries of suffering, the Civil War, and decades of civil rights efforts, his 11th great-grandson became the leader of the free world and the ultimate realization of the American Dream."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americandream; ancestry; fakebutaccurate; horsestalin; mythmaking; naturalborncitizen; obama; obamafamily; obamalies; revisionisthistory; slave; slavers; slavery
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1 posted on 07/31/2012 12:42:14 PM PDT by TopDeadCenter
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To: TopDeadCenter
"Punch tried to escape indentured servitude in colonial Virginia in 1640 and was punished by becoming enslaved for life."

Looks like Obama is a decendant of the first dead beat! ;-)

2 posted on 07/31/2012 12:45:09 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Except Ancestry.com can’t prove it. There are several generations missing and the name isn’t Punch.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 12:45:38 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TopDeadCenter

so his Slave Blood comes from his white mother!

The irony just keeps on giving with this guy.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 12:45:57 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TopDeadCenter

Ancestry.com wants to drum up publicity - for Ancestry.com. Take all “whaddayanow” statements from that site with an enormous grain of salt.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 12:46:51 PM PDT by PauldArco
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To: Average Al

This is so much crap....guess that gives him street creds huh?


6 posted on 07/31/2012 12:47:32 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: TopDeadCenter

We are desperately in need of an ‘eyeroll’ emoticon...


7 posted on 07/31/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: TopDeadCenter

His Luo ancestors sold his “negro” ancestors to his white ancestors.


8 posted on 07/31/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Obama is the manifestation of John Punch’s curse.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by RC one (this space intentionally left blank)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Interesting, his slave blood comes from his white mother and his slave dealer blood from his black father’s Arab side.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 12:48:45 PM PDT by slorunner
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To: TopDeadCenter

Sounds like another BS story to give the Bamster some street cred - I don’t believe a word of it.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Did Elizabeth Warren start running his campaign?


12 posted on 07/31/2012 12:49:49 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: TopDeadCenter

“Punch tried to escape indentured servitude”

He agreed to work to pay off the cost of him coming here. He tried to run and get out so it makes him a liar. That is how he is tied to the current generation I guess.

He is also not the “first enslaved man” - that goes centuries before him but, he is not the last, slavery is alive and well in Africa, Asia and Middle-East.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 12:50:21 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

14 posted on 07/31/2012 12:50:39 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TopDeadCenter

Elizabeth Warren is green with envy! If she was even 11 generations removed from a real Indian, she would be so happy. Meanwhile, Obama 11 generations removed from a real slave, still has nothing much in common with every day American darkies.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 12:51:09 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

And another tsunami of BULLSHIT crashes on America’s fair shores!!!


16 posted on 07/31/2012 12:51:33 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: TopDeadCenter
it took them 45 months to make this s*** up and 2 months to say he was related to Bush.
17 posted on 07/31/2012 12:54:18 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TopDeadCenter

When I was a baby, I lived in Bunch’s Hollow in Claiborne County TN. My dad ran a mine there producing zinc for the war effort. It was just a couple of miles from Goin, Tennessee.

Both Bunch and Goin are Melungeon names and many Claiborne county folks have Melungeon surnames.

It would seem Huessien is not only related to the Karbela immam of old but to American Melungeons as well.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 12:55:14 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: BamaDi
We are witnessing mass-cult-behavior to create a "messiah" using whatever fake narratives can be drummed-up.

Behold the cult of Obama.



"We're gonna spread happiness; we're gonna spread freedom.
Obama's gonna change it; Obama's gonna lead 'em.
We're gonna change it; and rearrange it.
We're gonna change the world. ... Nations all join as one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtGrp5MbzAI
19 posted on 07/31/2012 12:55:27 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TopDeadCenter

I have said it before... these libs are desperately trying to find Obama a bloodline to Mary Magdalene.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

all of this is conjecture.

The fact is that most indentured servants in those days were white.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 12:56:03 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: TopDeadCenter

What a coincidence! I related to “Punch” too!


22 posted on 07/31/2012 12:57:30 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

That's how I feel about it. Lying is normal for the Left.

23 posted on 07/31/2012 12:58:09 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: TopDeadCenter

So next week the story will be that Mittens is the descendant of the first slave owner, right?


24 posted on 07/31/2012 12:58:29 PM PDT by CollegeRepublican
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To: TopDeadCenter

Well, but of course! He’s not just descended from African slaves, he’s descended from the very FIRST African slave.

Good heavens, this guy’s AMAZING! What are the odds?

/s

Regards,


25 posted on 07/31/2012 12:59:04 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: TopDeadCenter

So Obama’s ancestors were slave owners?


26 posted on 07/31/2012 12:59:54 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: TopDeadCenter
I submit that this story's 'engine' started up when it was stated a few weeks ago that Obama wasn't a true black because his mother was white.

How better to redefine the narrative by making the white trollop a black slave descendant??

Man, these libs are really sweating some Kool-Aid puddles . . .
27 posted on 07/31/2012 1:00:31 PM PDT by trailz
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To: TopDeadCenter

yeah, sure he is. first everything, this guy.


28 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Woe to them...)
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To: TopDeadCenter

O is looking for a meme to help him out...


29 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:01 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: edcoil
slavery is alive and well in Africa, Asia and Middle-East...

Slavery is when someone else receives 100% of the fruits of your labor. Total freedom is when you receive 100% of the fruits of your labor. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness is when you get to keep, say, approximately, 70% of the fruits of your labor (the value of which is up for discussion), 30% used to allow you to keep the other 70% in relative safety.

Federal cut: 25%+

State cut: 5.1% (MA; others vary)

Local cut: ~5% (may be tied to real estate, etc)

SS: 12% (6.25% you, 6.25% employer)

HI: 1.5%

Sales: ? 2% (hard to say, but trying to estimate as % of gross pay)

Oh wow, we're all the way up to 50%!

What were we saying about slavery????

30 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:14 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Thought I read here, some time ago, that the first slave owner was a Black man!


31 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:14 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Heck, I am related to Adam and Eve but you don’t see me taking out an ad in the NYT to brag about it.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 1:04:26 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Last night I spent a couple hrs reading the comments after this story on yahoo.

It seemed like I was in FReeper-land. They all hate him.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Last night I spent a couple hrs reading the comments after this story on yahoo.

It seemed like I was in FReeper-land. They all hate him.


34 posted on 07/31/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: TopDeadCenter

John Punch has competition from John Casor for the title. Of course John Casor’s story is not so PC as his owner was also black.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 1:09:11 PM PDT by khelus
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To: TopDeadCenter

I can’t wait for the new book,

“Uncle Barry’s Cabin” by Elizabeth “Granny” Warren.
(and an un-named ghostwriter because she couldn’t do it by herself)

Forward by Jesse “Cotton” Jackson.
Afterword by Joe “Flopsie” Biden.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 1:09:24 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Throwing the BS flag on this obvious attempt to get publicity and to give Teh Won some black slave cred. This clown doesn’t have to campiagn. He has a army of sycophants who will do anything and say anything to get him re-elected...so they can all become slaves of his Marxist utopia.

I mean, really, do they realize that Ancestry.com is not exactly essential in a planned economy? Where do they think they fit in his First Five Year Plan? Once he finishes his destruction of the economy, a frivolous web-based company like this will cease to exist. Only a free economy with lots of discretionary income can support something like their company.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 1:13:00 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: TopDeadCenter

What a coincidence. I call B.S.


38 posted on 07/31/2012 1:14:58 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: TopDeadCenter

I signed up at Ancestry and they wouldn’t let me unsubscribe and they spammed me for 3 years!


39 posted on 07/31/2012 1:15:26 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: BamaDi
I'm surprised they aren't saying he was a descendant of King Tut yet. ;-)
40 posted on 07/31/2012 1:16:32 PM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
so his Slave Blood comes from his white mother!

Not only did ol' Stanley Anne get around, apparently so did her forebears. What a family.

41 posted on 07/31/2012 1:17:56 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: F15Eagle

Those don’t look like “O’s.” They look like something far more appropriate for Obama.... triangles.


42 posted on 07/31/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Wasn’t Clinton related to the first slave.


43 posted on 07/31/2012 1:21:10 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: TopDeadCenter

What a convenient, pleasant smelling, bow ribboned, elegantly styled crock of shit.


44 posted on 07/31/2012 1:25:11 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: edcoil
He is also not the “first enslaved man” -...

He was convicted of trying to run out on an obligation--indenture was a contract exchanging future servitude for passage here.

He was, to be frank, a convict, a crook.

Considering the apple often falls close to the tree, they just might be related.

...that goes centuries before him but, he is not the last, slavery is alive and well in Africa, Asia and Middle-East.

Also true.

45 posted on 07/31/2012 1:25:17 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TopDeadCenter
According to the site's press release, Punch tried to escape indentured servitude in colonial Virginia in 1640 and was punished by becoming enslaved for life.

Setting aside the fact that the lineage can't be proved, it sounds like Punch came over as an indentured servant, not aboard a slave ship. He was enslaved when he tried to escape his servitude. BIG difference.

46 posted on 07/31/2012 1:26:03 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: bert

Very interesting, that the name Bunch is Melungeon.

Weren’t (aren’t) the Melungeons a mixture of native american, white, and black? If so my guess is that the descendants of the white woman and Bunch/Punch joined the Melungeon group, but of course Ancestry.com has no real connection.


47 posted on 07/31/2012 1:28:31 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: edcoil

It’s alive here as well. We work 1/3rd of the year for our Massa govment.


48 posted on 07/31/2012 1:29:24 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Anthony Johnson


49 posted on 07/31/2012 1:29:53 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: TopDeadCenter

It is little known and not oft remembered that blacks were not always slaves in America. It started right then, with Mr. Punch. Then, bit by bit, it expanded from indentured servitude to the forcible kidnapping and export of human beings. And we all know who the slave catchers were, don’t we. Brock’s people from the OTHER side of the family.


50 posted on 07/31/2012 1:30:14 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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