You have to take a
few twists and turns, but we have discovered that President Abraham Lincoln
shared a relative with the Branson family. William
Franklin Branson's first cousin 3 times removed, Andrew Cornessus Branson, married
Nancy "Mary" Hutton. Nancy's
great aunt was Margaret Bates. Margaret's great-great-grandmother was Mary Lincoln. Mary Lincoln was
Abraham Lincoln's third great grand aunt.
Whew! Those are a lot of
twists and turns!
Nancy Hutton's grandfather was
Edward Hutton married Frances Hayter (Nancy's grandmother)
Frances' brother was William Hayter (Nancy's great uncle)
William married Margaret Bates (Nancy's great Aunt)
Margaret's great-great-grandmother was Mary Lincoln
Mary Lincoln was President Abraham Lincoln's third great grand aunt
Their common ancestors are Samuel Cornet "Weaver" LINCOLN
and Martha Mary LYFORD (LEWIS).