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Jeb Bush

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida


Who is Jeb Bush?

Jeb Bush was the 43rd Governor of Florida. He is the son of former President George Herbert Walker Bush, and brother of former President George Walker Bush. Jeb Bush was born in Midland, Texas, is married to Mexican native Columba Garnica Gallo, and speaks fluent Spanish.

Famous Kin

Jeb Bush has numerous kinships to other presidents, historical figures, Hollywood entertainers, and royalty. One of the more interesting connections is that with both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, who fought it out in the 2012 Presidential election.

It has been said that almost one third of all Americans can claim kinship to Jeb Bush. This is because Jeb Bush has New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern ancestry dating back to 17th century colonial America. According to genealogist Gary Boyd Roberts, author of Ancestors of American Presidents, the ancestry of Jeb Bush's parents, President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce, is pretty evenly divided between these groups which is why so many Americans, including other Presidents, can claim kinship to them.

Family Facts

Mayflower Descendant

One of the most important events in American history is the arrival of the Mayflower at Cape Cod in 1620. Jeb Bush is a direct descendant of Mayflower passengers Henry Samson and Francis Cooke. Henry Samson was a 16 year old teenager in the custody of his uncle Edward Tilley when he made the voyage. Edward Tilley died that first winter in New England, but Henry Samson survived. Francis Cooke was 37 when he made the voyage with his 13 year old son John. Francis was among those who signed the Mayflower Compact in 1620. They were joined by the rest of their family when Francis's wife and children arrived in 1623 aboard the ship Anne.

Jeb Bush and the Boston Tea Party

While Jeb Bush may not be loved by the Republican conservative Tea Party movement, his family did play a role in the original event from which the Tea Party derived its name. Jeb Bush is a direct descendant of Samuel Howard who on December 16, 1773, along with other “Sons of Liberty,” boarded ships in Boston Harbor and dumped over 300 chests of tea into the water. Over half a century later, this event would come to be known as the Boston Tea Party.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Jeb Bush

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Lindsay Wagner

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Mayo

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Lindsay Wagner

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Bangs

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

21st cousin
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund FitzAlan

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

21st cousin
via Ida de Odingsells

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

19th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Richard FitzAlan

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Livingston

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

21st cousin
via John de Segrave

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Lionel de Welles

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Hinckley

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

20th cousin 1 time removed
via John de Mowbray

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

17th cousin
via Sir Thomas Hoo

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Guy de Beauchamp

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Brant Aertz Van Slichtenhorst

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David Crosby

Singer and Songwriter

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Francis Cooke

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Michael Pierce

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Henry Sherman

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Holbrook

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Reinold Marvin

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Brewster H. Shaw

NASA Astronaut

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Allen

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Mark Isham

Musician, Film Composer

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Spooner

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Lizzie Doten

American Poet

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Francis Cooke

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Lizzie Doten

American Poet

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Thomas Pope

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Lizzie Doten

American Poet

5th cousin 7 times removed
via John Chipman

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