I am 15 degrees from Teddy Roosevelt. Anyone closer?

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My connection to Teddy is through Daniel Stewart's wife, Sarah Hines, who was the brother of my ancestor, David Hines.  Sarah and David's father was James Hines.  Teddy and I are not related through our Hines family connection as he was descended from Daniel Stewart's other wife.
WikiTree profile: Theodore Roosevelt
in The Tree House by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (724k points)
8th cousin, 3 times removed.  Find I am related to almost all presidents to some degree. Comes I think from tracing several lines back to 1600s.

According to the connection chart, when Sarah Hines was born, her great-grandfather was only 56 and his sister was only 20.  (The generational chart is much better than the default chart)

Looking at this

https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Hines-177/300

I don't think those last two kids are theirs.

(It's possible your connection could be shortened)

Welles-35 is 10 degrees (cousin)

Baldwin-123 is 11 degrees (cousin)

Baldwin-3428 is 17 degrees (me)
Baldwin-3428 is a 17 cousin 2x removed from Teddy Roosevelt. Edmund FitzAlan-586 is our common great grandparent.
14th cousins 2x removed we share a great grandfather mine 15th COLIN MOR CAMPBELL
13degrees

19 Answers

+7 votes
18 degrees, so not as close. But we're (possibly) 6th cousins five times removed, so there's always that?
by G. Borrero G2G6 Mach 8 (88.3k points)
+7 votes

Supposedly a 9th Cousin five times removed but it’s through https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Abernathy-704 and there’s no actual evidence he’s the father of Robert Anthony Sr , my 8th grandfather. He gets me related to a lot of interesting people but I always think, yea prolly not. 

by Joelle Colville-Hanson G2G6 Mach 7 (71.2k points)
+9 votes
My wife & I are both 15 degrees away.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
+8 votes
I am 16 degrees as a 6th cousin three times removed. So my dad is 15 degrees and he is living.
by Gurney Thompson G2G6 Pilot (130k points)
+6 votes
18 degrees for me.
by JoAnne Proger G2G Crew (380 points)
+6 votes
20 degrees, only two marriages (going back to colonial times and back down again).  

But there's another connection - my great-grandmother worked at the Rough Riders Hotel (called the Metropolitan Hotel at the time) in Medora, North Dakota.  This was in the 1880's when she was a teenager and a recent German immigrant. Teddy Roosevelt was spending a fair bit of time in the Medora area and gave a speech at the hotel, but I don't know if she saw him then.  He had a ranch in the area, now part of the Teddy Roosevelt National Grasslands (locally called the Badlands, and every bit as impressive as the Badlands Nat'l Park of South Dakota, but in a different way).
by Rob Neff G2G6 Mach 3 (35k points)
+6 votes
15 degrees for me as well.  6 cousin twice removed.
by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
+5 votes
Seventh cousin twice removed, through Ver Plancken.  Surprising,
by Ellen Gustafson G2G6 Mach 1 (11.3k points)
+5 votes
15 degrees for Teddy Roosevelt
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+5 votes
I’m Theodore’s 7th cousin 5 times removed.
by Rachel Mathews-McKay G2G1 (1.2k points)
+5 votes
8th cousin, once removed
by Bill Feidt G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
+5 votes
18 degrees. No relation.
by Eric Weddington G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
+4 votes

I am also 15 degrees. President Theodore Roosevelt is my 14th cousin 2x removed

by Linda Scheer G2G1 (1k points)
I think 14th cousin 2x removed = 32 degrees
+3 votes

Theodore and I are 7th cousins four times removed

by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (280k points)
+3 votes
As degrees no unfortunately. But as a Masonic Brother, yes. Mr. Roosevelt entered Freemasonry in 1901, at the Matinecock Lodge #806. Oyster Bay, New York. He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason the same year. A very supportive member of Freemasonry, he would often visit lodges where ever he went.
by Bill Kittredge G2G Crew (770 points)
+1 vote

Marselis Janse is my 10x Great grandfather and Teddy's 8x great grandfather.

by Lisa Linn G2G6 Mach 4 (48.5k points)
+1 vote
We are 17th cousin, once removed but is uncertain at this time.
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 2 (25.6k points)
+1 vote

Teddy Roosevelt and I are 14th cousins twice removed, but I don’t know how many degrees we are.

by Jaynie Anderson G2G4 (4.6k points)
+1 vote
11th cousin through our relative Samuel Houston Wilson.
by Jonathan Wilson G2G6 (7.7k points)

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