Report: Obama related to legendary Virginia slave, genealogist says

Posted at 7:49 AM, Jul 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-31 07:49:09-04

(WDBJ7) WASHINGTON – For genealogists, President Obama’s family tree is the gift that keeps on giving.

There was Dick Cheney, Warren Buffett and Sarah Palin. On Monday, genealogists added another notable figure to Obama’s unlikely list of relatives: John Punch, a Virginia slave that some historians consider the first African enslaved in the colonies.

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