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The connection comes from the lineage of his Caucasian mother from Kansas.
Obama's ancestor, John Punch, came to Virginia sometime before 1640 as a slave. That year, he was captured in Maryland trying to escape, and brought back to Virginia where a court ordered him into permanent slavery. Punch had children with a white woman who passed her "free "status along to their offspring, who later became successful landowners.
Originally posted by AnarchysAngel
Does anyone actually believe this one?
Elizabeth Shown Mills, a genealogist who reviewed the site's findings, said tracing of the Y-chromosome to African origin is "indisputable."
In tracing the family back from Obama’s mother, Ancestry.com used DNA analysis to learn that her ancestors...
“A careful consideration of the evidence convinces me that the Y-DNA evidence of African origin is indisputable...
We have combined our genetic data with new measurements of a large sample of skulls to show definitively that modern humans originated from a single area in Sub-saharan Africa."
Originally posted by AnarchysAngel
reply to post by Libertygal
The so called "craddle of civilization" reffers to the land between the tegress and uphrates (sp?) river. That's in the middleeast. The earliest known hominid (upright walking) is "Lucy" found in Africa I think. I'm not sure that any of this applies to the claim though, nor does his genetic makeup support the claims he's made. Genetics can be as they are for many reasons.edit on 30-7-2012 by AnarchysAngel because: (no reason given)
1827 transcript of the 1640 John Punch court record
What it is: The only surviving transcription of the court document that enslaved John Punch for life
Why it’s important: The original document was lost/destroyed in April 1865 when Richmond, Virginia, was evacuated. Fortunately in 1827, a transcription was made of the enslavement record – this is the only surviving transcription of the original document.
Source: Virginia Historical Society Library, Richmond, Virginia, Mss5:9 R5613:1, Robinson, Conway, 1805-1884. Notes and excerpts from the records of Colonial Virginia, 1624-1689, including transcripts from the records of the General Court, and various county will and deed books. Gift of Mrs. Conway Robinson, Washington, D.C., ca. 1888.
After a long siege, Grant captured Petersburg and Richmond in early April 1865. As the fall of Petersburg became imminent, on Evacuation Sunday (April 2), President Davis, his Cabinet, and the Confederate defenders abandoned Richmond and fled south on the last open railroad line, the Richmond and Danville. The retreating soldiers were under orders to set fire to bridges, the armory, and warehouses with supplies as they left. The fire in the largely abandoned city spread out of control, and large parts of Richmond were destroyed, reaching to the very edge of Capitol Square mostly unchecked. The conflagration was not completely extinguished until the mayor and other civilians went to the Union lines east of Richmond on New Market Road (now State Route 5) and surrendered the city the next day. Union troops put out the raging fires in the city. The event became known as the Evacuation Fire of 1865.
Originally posted by xuenchen
What was special about the year 1827, and why did "they" see a need to make "copies" of this particular record ??
Could be a clever way to "find" long lost destroyed records.
John Bunch, born about 1636 in England, came to Virginia, USA before March 1656. He arrived in a party of twelve brought by Gervase Dodson. John was assigned 450 acres in New Kent Co, VA on 18 Mar 1662 by Phillip Freeman. Phillip had bought it from the original grantee, Thos. Merriday. John married Mary during 1661 in Virginia. Mary was born about 1640. Their children were John, Jr, born 1662, and Paul, born 1669. John, Sr died during 1700 in New Kent County.