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US Presidential Relationships to George Washington

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A commonly promoted belief in the Genealogical Community is that all United States Presidents are related to George Washington.

Some of these claims use relationships through spouses or other non-direct relationships. In the relationships below, all relationships are direct lines to a common ancestor. So cousin relationships except for those who have a direct relationship. The Adam's and Bush's for example.

NOTE: Represented here, are the relationships as calculated on Wikitree. As a result, they may change as new genealogical lines are added or corrections are made. Please click on the link to see the currently known relationship.

You can learn more about the US President's Project by visiting their Project Page

Last UPDATED: 21 JAN 2017.


On 19 Feb 2017 at 20:37 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Citation needed for Margaret Scrope-65, alleged ancestor of Benjamin Harrison. Not a recognized gateway line.

On 19 Feb 2017 at 19:45 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Elizabeth Berney-88 Mondeford, ancestor of Washington - new research apparently shows that she was the widow not the daughter of a Berney. This affects the Adams lines, maybe others.

On 19 Feb 2017 at 19:01 GMT RJ Horace wrote:

The RF line for Franklin Pierce needs disconnecting in the Joan Percy area.

This line probably appeared when his alleged male-line descent through Peter Percy was disconnected.

He might have other lines that stand up.

On 11 Jul 2016 at 03:44 GMT Corinne (Belskey) Kuhlmann wrote:

Hi, I used Relative Finder in partnership with The program works very quickly and makes up tree charts to and from the common ancestor.

I created a free space but it still needs work. I am related to most of the Presidents and even Elvis Presley.

On 31 Mar 2016 at 18:40 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Thanks, John, I use to have the relationship showing but things change a lot on WikiTree thanks to all the work you and others are doing. So changed it to Click Here to See Relationship so you can see the current status. But I guess what you are saying is that it appears as if there is a relationship when there may be none. I will see what I can do to make it clearer.

On 31 Mar 2016 at 17:57 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

Hmm, I suspect that this page needs updating. Washington currently doesn't share any common ancestors with Martin Van Buren or Dwight D. Eisenhower; and the Kennedy lineage (and probably Reagan, too) is just a fantasy. And Andrew Johnson's ancestor William Cox has an impossible father; I left a note on his profile.

On 15 Jan 2016 at 21:54 GMT Jeannette (Martin) Saladino wrote:

I have spent the better part of this afternoon checking to see my relationship to the US Presidents. Imagine my total shock and surprise to find that I am related to almost ALL of them! I am even related to John Adams' wife, Abigail (Smith) Adams, who is my 14th Cousin, five times removed (uncertain). Although in checking the surnames of our common ancestors, I believe we ARE related through my mother's ancestry. Thanks for this page. I use the Relationship finder religiously, and have found I am related to almost all the royal houses of Europe, mostly through my maternal line!!


On 30 May 2015 at 17:04 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Trudy, click on the "Click Here to see Relationship" link next to each president. I quit listing the relationship directly because of the work being done on each president constantly changes the relationships. But if you click on the links, the current relationship as currently known will show up.

On 30 May 2015 at 08:52 GMT Trudy Roach wrote:

Do you have plans to calculate how they all relate to each other. I worked it out by hand and its mind boggling how many potential relationship s can be found. This is great glad y'all did it.

On 19 Oct 2014 at 21:01 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Very cool!