My favorite connection belongs to the Roosevelts. Eleanor Roosevelt's maiden name is Roosevelt. Her father's brother was President Theodore Roosevelt. Because her father had passed away before she married, her Uncle Teddy acted as her father and gave her away. She was very close with her cousins who lived at the White House, was married at the White House, and visited the White House often. Of course her distant cousin and future spouse Franklin Delano Roosevelt made sure that she lived for more than three terms in the White House.