Vic  Watt

Vic Watt

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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 would like to help the Project document these lines and eliminate some of the speculative or fraudulent ones.
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 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 9 Nov 2017 at 07:18 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

I'll be gone until December 1!

On 9 Nov 2017 at 07:02 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

On 31 Oct 2017 at 03:14 GMT Elaina Doucet wrote:

Vic it would be with great appreciation, if you would go ahead and add or changed what you feel is needed

On 18 Sep 2017 at 01:44 GMT Chrissy Locke wrote:

Thanks Vic for removing Rebecca Locke from John Locke. I am still scouring all my databases to prove her dad and no luck so far

On 28 Aug 2017 at 23:27 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:

Thanks Vic, have removed mother of all children born 1668 and later. Will wait for Elizabeth Preston to be added and then attach children to her. Thanks again, Janis

On 28 Aug 2017 at 20:32 GMT Lillian Massey wrote:

Thank you for the advice re Frances Hildreth's death certificate. I'll look into it.

On 27 Aug 2017 at 22:38 GMT Steven Morehead wrote:

One more thing, per the relationship finder you and I are 7th cousins once removed.

My uncle was a fanatical sailor and I had the trip of a lifetime with him in 1980. We sailed from San Fransisco to Papeete with numerous prolonged stops to enjoy the scenery. 21 days from Acapulco to Hiva Oa. 6 months altogether. 36' Cascade hull built in Portland. All with a sextant, no sat nav back then (only loran c, which we did not have). We used Duttons and a work sheet devised by William Buckley. Morning we made landfall in Hiva Oa I had the morning watch and could smell the dirt before sunrise, no sound of white water. when the sun came up we were about 20 miles out but land was straight off the bow!

On 27 Aug 2017 at 22:20 GMT Steven Morehead wrote:

Thank you Vic, I have changed the link to Family Tree. Also added the Family Tree citation you referenced. Florida's maiden name was initially Bubier, her father changed the entire families surname legally to Flagg. I researched the reason why but came up with no reasonable answer. Bubier-27

Lewis Viles is possibly a phonic variant, he may also be Louis and Viles may also be Vielles, Vialles and Vialle. Probably no way to know how he spelled his surname. He may have been born in France, or the census takers may have written France for French Canada My relationship to him is through my wife's mother. My wife is linked to Florida Flag at ancestry, but the connection is not clear. While researching many of the Flagg profiles were orphaned so I adopted them and attempted to connect the dots.

On 27 Aug 2017 at 06:47 GMT Lillian Massey wrote:

Thank you for cleaning up the profiles of my grandfather and great grandparents and for the additional information regarding my great grandmother Frances Hobert Hildreth.

Being a profile manager is hard work. You make it look easy!

On 25 Aug 2017 at 06:16 GMT Richard Shelley wrote:

Happy to be of service :)

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Queen Elizabeth II Vic is 22 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 19 degrees from Jeanie Roberts, 13 degrees from Myles Standish and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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