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Barack Obama Is Brad Pitt’s Ninth Cousin

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Yes, you read the headline right! Barack Obama and Brad Pitt are cousins. Both of them shared a common ancestor. Edwin Hickman is the person who died in Virginia in 1769. Obama is a direct descendant of Hickman’s son James through the president’s white Kansas-born mother, Ann Dunham Sutoro.

Barack Obama Is Brad Pitt's Ninth Cousin

On the other hand, Hickman’s other son Edwin Jr, James’s brother, is head of the line leading to Brad Pitt.

Christopher Child, a genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society who worked on Barack Obama’s family tree said:

“If people have ancestors in a common part of the country they will be more likely to find connections – in Obama and Pitt’s case the South.”

Barack Obama Is Brad Pitt's Ninth Cousin

Also, Hillary Clinton, who is of French-Canadian descent on her mother’s side, has been unveiled as a distant cousin of singers Madonna, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette.

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