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"COUSIN" ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Did a Branson Aid in the Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln?

Branson Connection to Abe

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!

Clarification:

Nancy Hutton's grandfather was Edward Hutton
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).

 

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