Skip to comments.President Obama related to country’s first enslaved man
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."
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Looks like Obama is a decendant of the first dead beat! ;-)
Except Ancestry.com can’t prove it. There are several generations missing and the name isn’t Punch.
so his Slave Blood comes from his white mother!
The irony just keeps on giving with this guy.
Ancestry.com wants to drum up publicity - for Ancestry.com. Take all “whaddayanow” statements from that site with an enormous grain of salt.
This is so much crap....guess that gives him street creds huh?
We are desperately in need of an ‘eyeroll’ emoticon...
His Luo ancestors sold his “negro” ancestors to his white ancestors.
Obama is the manifestation of John Punch’s curse.
Interesting, his slave blood comes from his white mother and his slave dealer blood from his black father’s Arab side.
Sounds like another BS story to give the Bamster some street cred - I don’t believe a word of it.
Did Elizabeth Warren start running his campaign?
“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.
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.
And another tsunami of BULLSHIT crashes on America’s fair shores!!!
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.
I have said it before... these libs are desperately trying to find Obama a bloodline to Mary Magdalene.
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