Vic Watt

Vic Watt

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Vic Watt is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger William Brewster

Vic is the child of Robert Watt and Catherine Viles. [1]


I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, USA, and I still live in the Northwest.

Genealogy Hobby

I started genealogy more than 30 years ago. My father's family had been traced back to the Mayflower, and my mother wanted to get on too! Never did get her there, just to 1630.

My brother and sister, their children and in-laws have all been subjects of my genealogy hobby, so it ranges all over the United States and Europe.


I received an MA in German from the University of Washington and completed the coursework for an MA in French from New York University in Paris. After studying Law at the University of Puget Sound, I practiced as an attorney for 27 years before retiring.


Of course, genealogy is my all-the-time, every day, hobby. Sailing my primary summer hobby. Dad was a competitive sailor, and I grew up on boats. I race a Starboat and sail on a bigger boat. When I'm not sailing, I play classical guitar and spend 10-12 hours a day on WikiTree, to which I am addicted.

Interesting and unique names catch my interest. I am currently working on a number of One Name Studies:

Presidential Relationships

1. George Washington - 10th cousins 6 times removed
2. John Adams - 6th cousins four times removed
3. Thomas Jefferson - 6th cousins four times removed
4. James Madison - 9th cousins five times removed
5. James Monroe - 14th cousins four times removed
6. John Quincy Adams - 7th cousins three times removed
7. Andrew Jackson - No relationship
8. Martin Van Buren - No relationship
9. William Henry Harrison - 7th cousins four times removed
10. John Tyler - 11th cousins four times removed (Uncertain)
11. James Polk - 14th cousins four times removed
12. Zachary Taylor - 4th cousins 7 times removed
13. Millard Filmore - 6th cousins four times removed
14. Franklin Pierce - 6th cousins four times removed (Uncertain)
15. James Buchanan - 12th cousins 6 times removed
16. Abraham Lincoln - 7th cousins four times removed
17. Andrew Johnson - 12th cousins twice removed
18. Ulyssess S. Grant - 7th cousins five times removed
19. Rutherford B. Hayes - 5th cousins four times removed
20. James A. Garfield - 8th cousins three times removed
21. Chester A. Arthur - 8th cousins twice removed
22 and 24. Grover Cleveland - 5th cousins four times removed
23. Benjamin Harrison - 9th cousins twice removed
25. William McKinley - No relationship
26. Theodore Roosevelt - 14th cousins once removed
27. William Howard Taft - 7th cousins three times removed
28. Thomas Woodrow Wilson - No relationship
29. Warren G. Harding - No relationship
30. John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. - 7th cousins once removed
31. Hebert Clark Hoover - 11th cousins
32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 8th cousins twice removed
33. Harry S. Truman - 18th cousins
34. Dwight David Eisenhower - No relationship
35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy - 18th cousins
36. Lyndon Baines Johnson - 14th cousins twice removed
37. Richard Milhous Nixon - 10th cousins
38. Gerald Rudolph Ford - 9th cousins
39. Jimmy E. Carter - 17th cousins
40. Ronald Reagan - 16th cousins (Uncertain)
41. George H. W. Bush - 8th cousins twice removed
42. Bill J. Clinton - 16th cousins twice removed
43. George W. Bush - 9th cousins twice removed
44. Baraka Hussein Obama - 9th cousins three times removed

  1. Entered by Vic Watt, May 5, 2013


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I watch Carrier because I have a One Name Study for Carrier/Carriere etc.
I am the Coordinator for the Cymru Project for medieval Welsh profiles, 742-1535.
I am the Coordinator for the Cymru Project, medieval Welsh profiles, 742-1535.
I am descendent of Arthur A Denny, who was one of the founders of Seattle, Washington.
I manage a Hildreth One Name Study.
I manage the Jackins One Name Study.
I manage a Loader/Loder One Name Study.
I manage a Loader/Loder One Name Study.
I have several One Name Studies underway, so I like to keep up with what people and doing, how they handle things, as well as answer questions when I can.
I am starting a One Place Study for L:ester, King, Washington.
I am one of the Coordinators for the PGM Project.
I am descended from a Sheldon from Massachusetts.
I want to keep up on the best ways to add sources.
i am descended from a Viles in Waltham, Masachusetts, and I also am coordinating the Viles Name Study.
i am descended from a long line of Watts from Ohio and Pennsylvania.


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On 16 Oct 2018 at 21:13 GMT Lauren (Beeson) Cannarella wrote:

I don't understand your request to merge records for Wolf 1849 and 2241. They represent a John Peter Wolf. I have added no ancestors with that name. I am just learning my way through this.

On 11 Sep 2018 at 22:18 GMT Pamela Smith wrote:

Thank you I'll add George's father

On 5 Sep 2018 at 19:11 GMT Gary Pinkerton wrote:

Thank you Vic for your help suggestion to assist me with Alf Pinkerton’s details, that I am not aware of.

On 1 Aug 2018 at 00:14 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Vic,

I’m Natalie, leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project. Thanks, Natalie

On 18 Jul 2018 at 19:30 GMT Richard Sheldon Sr wrote:

who is Richard Sheldon Jr 211 I have no clue whom your talking about, and the only Sarah on I have Is the wife of John and they only had one son John Jr.

On 5 Jul 2018 at 20:47 GMT Michael Scanlon wrote:

Hi Vic,

Two years ago you were looking into Frances Sherman Hildreth, like I was. I found some more info and merged the paged I created (that you commented on) with another more fleshed page for the same person. See the entries here: Also I added a scan of a note from her grandson's wife (my great grandmother), with info on her parents.


On 3 Jul 2018 at 23:33 GMT Carol (Johnson) Grisham wrote:

I have tried, following all the directions, to merge the profiles as you requested, including updating the info from my files and research. I have had no success, only unhelpful error messages. Not very happy with this program.

On 6 Jun 2018 at 18:40 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

RE: Archer-3638

At this time in history, no thanks to anti-literacy laws placed on slaves and blacks (, age / birthdate is often unknown. Low and no literacy often correlates with not knowing one's birthyear, as does slavery :(

I haven't found records for his birthdate on the gravestone; both age at enlistment & birth year may have been guesses. I haven't found records for Sylvester prior to 1880, and don't know if he was born free or born into slavery.

Anyway, I'm working on 1,000+ soldiers of the 54th and uncertainty about age is a common problem during this time for black Americans. W/o more details, I'm not sure how to address age discrepancies in 100s of 54th profiles, but if you have an idea, knock yourself out.

On 27 May 2018 at 20:56 GMT Sara Mosher wrote:

I'm finished Thomas Paine!

On 24 Apr 2018 at 20:12 GMT Anonymous Pobke wrote:

Hi Vic, Absolutely include any Loaders I add to your one name study. At the moment their profiles are incomplete as I'm batch-adding information (i.e. one census for an entire family at a time).

Edit: I found your coding for the one name study so I'm adding it to profiles. Hopefully, I'll catch them all.

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