Apart from being the head of the country at the time, Presidents George W. Bush, Thomas Jefferson, Barack Obama and almost all former heads of state have something else in common. Apparently, they were all cousins descending from King John of England. The outstanding discovery has been made by none other than a 12-year-old girl from California.
BridgeAnne D’Avignon started her school project trying to trace her own family bloodline to France but soon the genealogical quest turned into something quite bigger. The 7th-grader had to go through tons of history books and documents as well as 500,000 names in order to create the family tree linking all the presidents to King John who is known for signing the Magna Carta back in 1215. The 12-year-old student managed to prove the connection by tracing not only the male family lines but the female ones as well. BridgeAnne’s grandfather helped her along the way as he has been tracing family links for many years.
The girl has discovered that she is President Obama’s 18th cousin. BridgeAnne had wrote to the White House to share her ground breaking discovery but so far there hasn’t been much but a generic response from them. Currently, the girl is trying to raise money for a trip to Washington D.C. in order to personally deliver a replica of her creation to the President.