Michelle (Robinson) Obama
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Michelle (Robinson) Obama

Michelle L. Obama formerly Robinson
Born 1960s.
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19:01: Abby (Brown) Glann edited the Biography for Michelle (Robinson) Obama. (Categorization. ) [Thank Abby for this]
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She was born on 17 Jan 1964 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA and is the daughter of Marian Lois (Shields) and Fraser Robinson, III.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson married on 03 Oct 1992 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA to Barack Obama, Jr. and they had 2 daughters.

She is an American lawyer, writer, and university administrator. From 2009 to 2017 she was the first African-American First Lady of the United States and her husband was the 44th President of the United States.


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posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Her parents are Fraser Robinson III and Marian Shields Robinson. Here's other info that was found too. Her paternal great-great grandfather, Jim Robinson, was a slave on Friendfield Plantation in South Carolina, where some of her paternal family still reside. Her grandfather Fraser Robinson, Jr. built his own house in South Carolina. His wife LaVaughn (née Johnson). Among her maternal ancestors was her great-great-great-grandmother, Melvinia Shields, a slave on Henry Walls Shields' 200-acre farm in Clayton County, Georgia. Melvinia's first son, Dolphus T. Shields, was biracial and born into slavery about 1860. Based on DNA and other evidence. There is more info, but hope this helps.
posted by Shan (Ward) Dawson
"The first lady's great, great, great grandmother, named Melvinia, was "a slave girl who lived in South Carolina" and Georgia. Melvinia, Swarns said, gave birth to the first lady's great, great grandfather, who was biracial.

"Her biracial son was born around 1860," Swarns said. "And the question has been who was his father? And that's kind of what I was able to uncover. ... I found that his owner's family is related to Michelle Obama. And the most likely father was Melvinia's owner's son, Charles Marion Shields."

~ DNA tests help reveal Michelle Obama's family tree (2012, Jun 19). CBS

posted by [Living Ogle]

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