A genealogical and historical record website has linked the 44th President of the United States to the country’s first document African slave.
Ancestry.com made headlines after its researchers found Obama to be the 11th great-grandson of John Punch, an indentured servant in Colonial Virginia in the 1600s.
Punch reportedly was enslaved for life for attempting to escape in 1640. Punch later had children with a Caucasion woman.
Their offspring changed their last name to Bunch. Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, happens to be of Bunch ancestry.
“Two of the most historically significant African-Americans in the history of our country are, amazingly, directly related,” said Joseph Shumway, one of the leading genealogists on the project.
Check out ancestry.com’s documents on Barack Obama’s ancestry by Clicking Here.
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