Saturday, September 16, 2006

President's Relative Linked to Cow-Tipping Scandal

A genealogy feature in Sunday's Washington Post reveals how one woman has come to terms with having bovine-budging, wooden-toothed relatives.

Jill Groce always knew that her father's family had a long history in America, but it wasn't until she started researching her genealogy that she discovered exactly how far those roots stretched. Groce, a 62-year-old copy editor from Montgomery Village, traced her family tree back nearly four centuries; a 17th-century court transcript details one cousin's appearance before a Maryland magistrate on charges that Groce says sounds suspiciously like cow tipping. (For the record, Groce also learned that she is the "fourth cousin, seven times removed" of George Washington.) [Link]

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