Is anyone closer than 14 degrees from George Washington?

+8 votes
I am14 degrees from George Washington (through his wife, Martha Ball) and a Salmons/Alexander marriage connection.

We are also 8th cousins, 9 times removed (uncertain).  Common ancestor:  Edmund Sutton.
WikiTree profile: George Washington
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
Nope, 17 degrees, 12th cousins, 7x removed, MRCA Shirley-182

18 Answers

+6 votes
Wikitree claims I'm 12 degrees away but I'm not - it's through a bogus marriage that I haven't been able to disconnect!
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (624k points)
+6 votes
WikiTree says I'm twelve degrees away, but I'm a little suspicious of one of the connections, and it's through my dad's on-paper father who we haven't confirmed to be his biological father so may actually be thirteen degrees.

The eighteen degrees connection that makes us fourth cousins eight times removed, now, that one I'm confident of.
by Sharon Casteel G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
+6 votes
I am good for a 13 via his sister's marriage into the Lewis family.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (305k points)
+8 votes
2nd cousin 7 times removed. His great grandfather Col. Augustine Warner is also my 8th gg grandfather. I don't know how many degrees that would be. Just found out I am 12 degrees from Pres. Washington.
by Living Patterson G2G6 (8.9k points)
edited by Living Patterson
+6 votes
No, 14 degrees for me too, but through my Philabaums and George Washington's sister's descendants.
by Dina Grozev G2G6 Pilot (144k points)
+7 votes
Yes  3rd  cousins  5x removed through George  Read  Esq  -10  I  am  Leech 898.  and 11  degrees  from  Washington
by Hart Wallace G2G6 Mach 2 (22.0k points)
+6 votes
I'm a 6th cousin 7 times removed.

I'm guessing that is 13 degrees; so yes.
by Andrew Ross G2G6 Mach 3 (31.3k points)
+7 votes
Nope, I am 14 too.
by Anonymous Roach G2G6 Pilot (186k points)
+6 votes

17 degrees and 8th cousin 7 times removed. The mrca is William Spencer (abt. 1480)

by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (162k points)
+7 votes
2nd cousin 8x removed. 13 degrees
by Aaron Scholl G2G1 (1.7k points)
+5 votes
Nope. 19 degrees thanks to the marriage of my 4th GGPs Thomas Kelley, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Sawyer in Jonesport, Maine.
by Colleen Griffin G2G6 Mach 1 (12.8k points)
+5 votes
George Washington  17 degrees, 8th cousins 6 times removed.  Robert Tailboys Tailboys-39 and Elizabeth (Heron) Tailboys Heron-49.
by Mildred Gillett G2G6 Mach 3 (38.8k points)
+6 votes
I am 11 degrees away and 1ST Cousins 8 times removed. Actually, my Dad looks just like him! When our nephew was 2 he used to say Papaw was on the Dollar Bill. We had no idea at that time we were related!
by Shirley Garmon G2G1 (1.9k points)
How funny.
+4 votes
13 degrees from George Washington, as well as 8th cousins 6 times removed.
by Cheryl Cruise G2G6 Pilot (131k points)
+4 votes
I got 15 but we are 2nd cousins 10x removed.
by Joseph Putnam G2G6 Mach 2 (23.2k points)
+5 votes
11 degrees
by K Smith G2G6 Mach 6 (65.1k points)
+3 votes

Close...I am 15 degrees and 8th cousin, 8x removed. MRCA is Margaret (Percy) Gascoigne.

by Shonda Feather G2G6 Pilot (156k points)
+2 votes
I am at a solid 13 degrees, through his sister Betty & my Granduncle Dan.
by Brian Quesnell G2G6 (7.0k points)

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