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Woodrow Wilson!
« on: August 06, 2008, 10:24:37 PM »
After all these years, my Dad finally digs up the family tree.

Right, I've been interested in a few relatives, like James Wilson, the inventor of some cotton weaver; but I had no idea I was (not directly) related to an American president! I was so shocked, we have an American president in our tree!

He's my Dad's Grandad's great Grandad  ;D

Thought I'd share this  ;) ;)
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Re: Woodrow Wilson!
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 09:37:36 AM »
0o0o very cool! In grade school I did a report on him!

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Re: Woodrow Wilson!
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 05:34:16 PM »
but I had no idea I was (not directly) related to an American president! I was so shocked, we have an American president in our tree!

He's my Dad's Grandad's great Grandad  ;D


Hey!  We might be cousins!  My mother told me that her mother (my GM) said Woodrow was her cousin.  My GM was born in Co. Tyrone in N. Ireland and her maiden name was Foster.  And her mother's (my GGM) maiden name was Wilson.  I believe it must be true because my GM told the kids never to mention this as Woodrow was a (gasp!) Democrat!!  Also when a visited the relations in N. Ireland a number of years ago they took me to see the Wilson's ancestral home (cottage) so evidently they all believed it too.
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Re: Woodrow Wilson!
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008, 10:53:32 PM »
The family on my Dad's side is Scottish, not Irish...and unfortunatly I'm not blood linked to him so we have nothing to do with each other..

would of been cool, though!
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Re: Woodrow Wilson!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 08:33:38 PM »
That's way cool. An American President, eh! DH is a direct descendant of Captain James Cook on his mother's side.

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Re: Woodrow Wilson!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 09:00:26 PM »
I believe that when Dorothy Parker was told that Woodrow Wilson had died, she said, "How can anyone tell?".