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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Our Purported Prior President

Johnnie Harris of Palatka, Florida, says he's a descendant of the first U.S. President. You know, President John Hanson. He confirmed this after his grandmother died in the early 1980s.

Harris was given the task to take care of her house, liquidate her assets, gather up her belongings — and that’s when all family talk about an ancestor having been the first president started to make sense.

He learned that his grandmother had been really big into DAR — the Daughters of the American Revolution.

It was at that point that Harris realized he was a great-great-great — he’s not precisely sure of how many “greats” — grandson of the man some consider to be the true first president of the United States.

“I absolutely believe it,” Harris said. “When our government officially gives a title of president of the United States in Congress assembled, he is the president.” [Link]

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