17 October 2007

Get it RIGHT, CNN!

CNN is reporting the amazing, surprising, totally knock me on the floor fact that two unsuspecting Americans are related after tracing their ancestry back to the 17th century. Hold the presses on that one.

At any rate, CNN also apparently thinks Mareen Duvall is a female, referring to her as "she" in the article. Both Cheney and Obama are descendants of Mareen Duvall, a French Huguenot who settled in Maryland. Duvall was a male. Minor little detail there.

Cheney apparently is also descended from Maryland immigrant Richard Cheney.

Oh wow. My Thomas Chaney (1750s-1856 Bedford County Pennsylvania) is supposedly descended from the same Richard.

The Bedford County history says my Thomas Chaney was a noted hunter in early years. There is no record of my Thomas accidentally shooting any humans though.