Are you related to Martin Van Buren?

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This week's question was "which president are you related to?" Martin Van Buren was the only president without British or Irish ancestry, and the only one whose native language was not English. Are you related to him?
WikiTree profile: Martin Van Buren
in The Tree House by Joyce Vander Bogart G2G6 Pilot (113k points)

16 Answers

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Nope, not on my list
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (478k points)
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I have the feeling I might be distantly related because of some brickwalls/theories about some of my Colonial New York ancestry but until then I have to settle for just being 18 degrees away.
by Dina Grozev G2G6 Pilot (102k points)
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No, not directly related, through my dad's sister's husband's family.... 

Martin Van Buren is 15 Degrees from Robin Lee

by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (712k points)
Hey Robin.  He may be 17 degrees from me.  I was listed as a possible relation to him and several other president in the relationship finder at one time.  But I have had possible ancestors detached and have not yet found which profiles they were.
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4th cousin 6 times removed, through my Ostrom ancestors.
by Mark Weinheimer G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
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Martin Van Buren is 16 Degrees from Me
by Esther Simonds G2G Crew (660 points)
+4 votes
No blood relation, and 18 degrees away.
by Michelle Enke G2G6 Pilot (279k points)
+4 votes
20 degrees though my numerous Tremblay ancestors
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
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According to my ancestry.com tree - 3rd cousin of wife of 3rd cousin 7 x removed. However, I think I could make a closer connection if I worked on it. I have Dutch ancestors who settled New Amsterdam. The Roosevelts are 6th and 7th cousins.
by Randi Rivenbark G2G2 (2.9k points)
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25 degrees from me. And that's a low number for me. Via his mother and his/her dutch ancestry
by Eef van Hout G2G6 Pilot (129k points)
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Dear Joyce,

   Yes he is.  Martin Van Buren is my 4th cousin, 5x removed. Thanks for asking!  -NGP
by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 6 (69.9k points)
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18 degrees, and no blood relationship
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
+1 vote

Martin Van Buren is my

fourth cousins 6 times removed

by Scott Wessel G2G3 (3.2k points)
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Yes, I am a direct descendant of his grandfather's brother, Tobias van Buren.  Martin van Buren is my 2nd cousin, 7x removed.  Ancestry DNA shows 16 matches to Cornelia van Buren (my 5th great grandmother) in my DNA ThruLines.
by M.k. Rose-McCully G2G Rookie (230 points)
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Yes.  via my 10x great grandparents Cornelius Maessen van Buren and Catelynjte Mattense van Aelsteyne. I believe Marten Van Buren the president  comes from this line. Martin Cornelise Van Buren daughter Cornelia.

My Robbert Teuwise Van Deusen  married Cornelia Van Buren daughter of Martin Cornelissen van Buren.
by Sandy Haines G2G Rookie (230 points)
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He is my fourth cousin, eight times removed.
by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
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1st cousin 7X removed
by Kelly Cappell G2G Rookie (200 points)

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