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Monday, July 24, 2006

Of Abraham Lincoln

"I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families--second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks.... " So said a great man. Abraham Lincoln, in fact. This got me thinking. Is Tom Hanks related by any chance?

Anyone know? Curiosity is getting the better of me!


www.genealogyspot.com/know/lincoln.htm confirms that "Multiple Oscar-winner Tom Hanks is a third cousin four times removed to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. "

Tom Paine


I've always thought that when people say "I'm no relation at all" about someone of the same name, they may be further from the truth than they think.

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