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Abraham Lincoln pardoned Joe Biden’s great-great-grandfather,160-year-old records reveal

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Abraham Lincoln pardoned Joe Biden’s great-great-grandfather 160 years ago, according to the Washington Post’s David J. Gerleman.

Gerleman, a historian at George Mason University, discovered the connection between the two presidents in a 22-page document at the National Archives.

Biden’s family tree has long been public knowledge—but until now, no one seems to have linked his great-great-grandfather Moses J. Robinette with the nation’s 16th president. (Coincidentally, Biden also decorated his Oval Office at the White House with a portrait and a bust of Lincoln.)

Gerleman’s revelations matter because they “shed light on a new facet of Biden's family history,” writes Axios’ Ivana Saric. They also “serve as a reminder of just how many Civil War stories have yet to be told,” writes Gerleman.


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Wanna hear something even more absurde?



Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are 19th cousins!

...John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford are the parents of Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland, Clinton’s 17th great grandmother, and John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, who is Trump’s 17th great grandfather.

Their relationship to each other is not the only surprise for the Presidential hopefuls. It turns out they are also related to royalty – King Edward III of England is their 19th great grandfather!



It just reminded me so I had to add. Earth is really just a tiny village.

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