Are you related to President George Washington?

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I have discovered I am 11th cousin 6 times removed to George Washington, 1st President of the USA through my father and trough my mother I am his second great uncle's third cousin's wife's third great uncle.

Surprisingly, another relative Col. Peter Willats was on the British side fighting the French, Spanish and colonists. 

I know this is a question many of you will love to answer. 

WikiTree profile: George Washington
in The Tree House by Anonymous Whiting G2G6 (7.6k points)
edited by Anonymous Whiting
That is a connection but does not compute as a blood relationship, with a common ancestor  somewhere along the line.
If  you  are  talking  about Leech-898 and Reade -10 I  think  that might  not  be  quite  correct.  George  Esq Reade-10 is a  common  ancestor  for  both GW and myself
Hi Daniel,

I don't think I or the the posters are stating or implying that. Being related to George Washington by blood directly and proving it would be amazing. Being "connected" might be a better word for some people to understand. Just like others on this page I am not proving or implying being either a direct descendant or DNA relative. I think the point is just to have a little fun. It is interesting to see the potential, even unproven relationships, using the Wikitree relationship finder.

The relationship finder tool will only show a "common ancestor" often with someone famous many generations ago. This is not a tool to "prove" a bloodline. I think people misunderstand that the "relationship finder tool" was built in to have a bit of fun and show the "potential" of building a single world tree.
Why don't you  go  to  the  relationship finder  and  click  on  the  president  list, then  click  on  George Washington, there  is  more  than one  common  ancestor connecting us. Or use  George  Washington's profile  and  compare it  to  mine.
Why don't you  go  to  the  relationship finder  and  click  on  the  president  list, then  click  on  George Washington, there  is  more  than one  common  ancestor connecting us. Or use  George  Washington's profile  and  compare it  to  mine. After all  the  man  was  descended  from  someone, even  though he  had  no  children, he  had  ancestors.
George is my 9th cousin's great grandson, a direct blood relation . John Washington Born 1346 in Lancashire England is my direct ancestor. I am not American but English born and live in Australia. I am more distantly  related to John Adams.
He is my 2nd cousin 9 times removed.
George Washington is My 18th Cousin 7 times removed

or 17 Degrees from me.

2nd cousins 8 times removed: George Washington (1732-1799) and Lynden (Raber) Rodriguez OCDS are both descendants of Anne (Pope) Washington (abt.1629-1669).

This is an old post but I found out I am 5th cousin 7 times removed to George Washington. I also found that I am 1st cousin 7x removed to Debra Read wife of Benjamin Franklin. He was good friends of Dr. Joshua Babcock who is my 6x great grand father. I assume that Debra and Ben introduced her cousin Thankful to him. Which means if not for Ben Franklin I wouldn’t exist.

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Best answer

George is my 6th Great Uncle

George, is my 6th Great Uncle. I am facinated by him, I even keep a picture of him in my wallet. I am related through his brother John Augustine Washington.

I think this is as close as you can get to George POTUS 1

by Randy Hammock G2G1 (1.7k points)
+12 votes

George and Lucy are 8th cousins 7 times removed or 18 degrees.

by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (668k points)
+12 votes
7th cousins 8 times removed.19 degrees.
by G. Borrero G2G6 Pilot (109k points)
+11 votes
10 x 10

10th cousin, 10 times removed.  Supposedly.
by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+11 votes
14 degrees and 8th cousins 6 times removed.
by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (656k points)
+9 votes

 9th cousins five times removed

George Washington is 12 Degrees from Sandra Vines

by Sandra Vines G2G6 Mach 9 (94.6k points)
+9 votes
8th Cousin 10x removed .. very distant
by Justin Mills G2G2 (2.9k points)
+8 votes
10th cousins 8 times removed.
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (727k points)
+9 votes
No blood relationship for me but to my surprise there is a connection via marriage. 23 degrees distance.
by Anonymous Dowding G2G6 Mach 3 (31.7k points)
+10 votes
7th cousin  7 times removed
by John Thompson G2G6 Pilot (258k points)
+9 votes
He is my 15th cousin
by Summer Wren G2G6 (6.1k points)
+8 votes
13th cousin 6x removed through Edmund Fitzalan.
by Dallace Moore G2G6 Pilot (134k points)
+8 votes
Half first cousin nine times removed.  I'm a descendant of his mother's half sister.  (We all thought Grandma was just making it up, but I've verified the paper trail now.)
by Lisa Hazard G2G6 Pilot (229k points)
+7 votes
George Washington 17 degrees, 8th cousins 6 times removed, descendants of Robert Tailboys  Tailboys-39 and Elizabeth (Heron) Tailboys  Heron-49.
by Mildred Gillett G2G6 Mach 3 (38.8k points)
+6 votes
13th cousins 6X removed
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (727k points)
+7 votes
Yes, George Esq Reade- 10, (1608-1671) 2nd great grandfather  of  George Washington, and 7th great grandfather  of  Leech- 898, which makes us 3rd cousins 5 times removed.
by Hart Wallace G2G6 Mach 2 (22.0k points)
edited by Hart Wallace
+7 votes

George and Diana are 9th cousins 8 times removed - we share the Grandfather

George's 8th Great Grandfather and My 16th GGF

George Washington and Diana (Teasley) Drake are both descendants of William Gascoigne XI.

by Diana Drake G2G1 (1.6k points)
+4 votes
He is my 4th cousin 9x removed.
by Lisa Dwyer G2G6 Mach 4 (44.4k points)
+4 votes
I am 6th cousins 11 times removed
by Tiffany Knight G2G3 (3.9k points)
+5 votes
7th cousin 9x removed
by Cynthia Mangiafico G2G6 (6.1k points)

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