The things you find out online never cease to surprise me. Ancestry.com, for instance, has shown that President Obama’s family tree connects him to both Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh as well as to Warren Buffett.
Now the site has found that GOP Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, John Huntsman and Rick Perry all have branches on their family trees connecting them to former Presidents.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor’s family tree includes the most relations to former Presidents, including links to Franklin D. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Pierce, Hoover and both President George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
Not far behind in presidential pedigree is former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, whose family tree boasts four former heads of state: Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Coolidge and both Presidents Bush.
The buck stops with Texas Governor Rick Perry, who can claim President Harry Truman and legendary Texas Governor Sam Houston in his tree.
“We find in these politicians’ family trees links to the foundations of the country — early settlers seeking freedom and opportunities, Revolutionary War patriots, and even American legends,” said Anastasia Harman, Lead Family Historian for Ancestry.com.
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