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    Carrie Underwood Related to President Abraham Lincoln ?

    If this is true- it would be so cool!


    Carrie Underwood Is Related to Another American Idol


    It turns out that queen of country music Carrie Underwood is related to another American idol: Abraham Lincoln.Carrie was born and raised in Oklahoma, but her OK roots are actually fairly recent. Back in the late 1700s, she had an ancestor who had moved from Pennsylvania to Kentucky: Abraham Lincoln.


    This wasn’t the Abraham Lincoln. The 16th president of the United States with this Abe’s grandson. This Abraham Lincoln was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 1744, moved with his family to Virginia in 1968, and 10 years later served as a militia captain during the Revolutionary War. He moved to Kentucky in 1781, where he was killed in an ambush in 1786. That same ambush also threated his son Thomas—who survived and grew up to have a son of his own whom he named Abraham, after his father.
    Carrie’s relationship to President Lincoln comes through her great-grandfather Stanton M. Luke, who was married to Essene Elba Thompson. Essene was a 1st cousin 5 times removed of President Abraham Lincoln. Essene and Honest Abe’s common ancestor was the president’s grandfather and namesake.
    Besides her link to one of America’s most famous presidents, Carrie’s family tree is full of folks from Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri to go along with OK and KY. So maybe it’s no wonder she sings country music. It’s in her blood.

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    I actually think that is probably true, as it is from ancestry.com, and on Twitter Carrie has sort of joked around a bit about her link to Abraham Lincoln. If I remember correctly, some girl tweeted a photo of a statue of Lincoln to Carrie and Carrie tweeted back and joked that her and Abe go way back. Of course, this would mean that Carrie is like half-cousins or something with George Clooney, as he is distantly related to Lincoln as well. And Tom Hanks is related as well! Quite a talented family they have there!
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    That is so cool! George Clooney too? haha

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    Yeah, George is like a half-first cousin of Lincoln's five times removed, and Tom Hanks is third cousin, four times removed. Hmm, no wonder Carrie got along with Tom Hanks! They're sort of like "family"!
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    wow that is really neat!

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    I think every single white person is connected to the British royal family.

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    that is pretty cool! kind of confusing, but cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clh_hilary View Post
    I think every single white person is connected to the British royal family.
    I really like your sense of humor!

    If Carrie is related to Abraham Lincoln, then she is also related to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. They traced his roots to Lincoln a couple of weeks ago on the PBS series Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates.


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