Looks Who’s Related: John Tyler and Jimmy Carter

Posted March 29, 2011 by Geni | No Comment

Today is the 221st anniversary of President John Tyler‘s birth. Thanks to the birthday paradox, I figured that another US President might also share his birthday. Not quite, but President Jimmy Carter‘s brother Billy Carter does. Former UK Prime Minister John Major does as well.

Maybe shared birthdays aren’t as reliable as I’d hoped, but I was able to find some very interesting relationship paths. Take a look:


James E. Carter, 39th President of the USA is John Tyler, 10th President of the USA’s 11th cousin four times removed


Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone is John Tyler, 10th President of the USA’s 17th cousin four times removed


Walt Disney is John Tyler, 10th President of the USA’s 11th cousin twice removed


Ellen DeGeneres is John Tyler, 10th President of the USA’s 13th cousin 6 times removed


Celine Marie Claudette Dion is John Tyler, 10th President of the USA’s 23rd cousin five times removed

As always, we encourage anyone and everyone to jump in, and make the world family tree better with sourced information. There might be even better relationship paths out there. Let’s find ‘em!

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