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This Girl Finds Something About American Presidents That Even Your Father Won't Believe

12-year-old BridgeAnne d'Avignon, of Salinas, California, made an interesting discovery that connected 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to one common, and rather unexpected, ancestor King John of England

D'Avignon who is in the seventh standard started the project in hopes of tracing back her own bloodline in France, but somewhere along the way she got curious to know discover about the U S presidents. During her entire research, she was not the only one her 80-year-old grandfather, also helped her make the presidential links. 

In order to create the family tree, she spent months researching through over 500,000 names in search of the first president. 

Do you want to know who is the odd one out? Read it and find yourself. 

This Girl Finds Something About American Presidents That Even Your Father Won't Believe

This Girl Finds Something About American Presidents That Even Your Father Won't Believe

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It all started with a project where was to trace her family tree. 

It all started with a project where was to trace her family tree. 

But, ended up in something bigger than that. 

With the help of her grandfather, she discovered something really big.

With the help of her grandfather, she discovered something really big.

And found out that 42 out 43 U.S presidents are closely related to one common ancestor. 

There were previous efforts made but could only connect 22 presidents, whereas she could connect 42

There were previous efforts made but could only connect 22 presidents, whereas she could connect 42

because she also followed female blood line. 

D'Avignon started with the first U.S. president, George Washington.

D’Avignon started with the first U.S. president, George Washington.

And traced both the male and female family lines to make the connection. 


It was King John who led to the creation of British Parliament. 

It was King John who led to the creation of British Parliament. 

King John lost an important battle with France, his ministers and army forced him to sign the Magna Carta, which led to the creation of the British Parliament.

And he was the odd one out, President Marti van Buren.

And he was the odd one out, President Marti van Buren.

He belongs to Dutch ancestry which excluded him from King John's blood relations. 

Strange but true, D'Avignon found something about herself too..and it is, 

Strange but true, D'Avignon found something about herself too..and it is, 

..and it is, she's Barack Obama's 18th cousin. I hope she gets to tell him one fine day. 

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