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                                                                                                THE OBAMA                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Samuel Hinckley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sarah Soole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FAMILY TREE                                                                                                                                                    1
 10th Great-                    Miwiru           Unknown                                                                                                                                           Died: Oct. 31, 1662
                                                                                                                                                                                                     in Barnstable,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Died: Aug. 18,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1656 in Barnstable,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      KEY:                        For more information about the Obama ancestors on
Grandparents                                                                                                                                                                                             Mass.                         Mass.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Family Tree whose names are the numbered
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For still more details about these ancestors and
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                                                                                                                                                                                         John Smith              Susannah Hinckley                                                                                                                                              Mareen Duvall                    Susanna
 9th Great-                                Sigoma         Unknown                                                                                                                     Died: Oct. 2, 1710         Died: Nov. 6, 1675                                                                                                                                           Died: 1694 in Anne                 Brasseur                                         www.suntimes.com.
Grandparents                                                                                                                                                                         in Sandwich, Mass.         in Barnstable, Mass.                                                                                                                                           Arundel Co., Md.                 Died: 1692

                                                                                       Jonathan Singletary
                                             4                                            alias Dunham                  Mary Bloomfield
                                                   Owiny                                Born: Jan, 17, 1639            Born: Jan. 5, 1642 in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mareen                                                   John Bunch                  Rebecca
 8th Great-                                                                                  or 1640                                                                                       Samuel Smith
                                                 Occupation:                                                           Newburyport, Mass.             John               Mary           Born: Oct. 20, 1644          Elizabeth                                                                                                                                                                      Duvall            Elizabeth                         Born: About 1690            Born: About 1699
Grandparents                                                          Unknown          Died: Before Sept. 6,                                          Rolph            Sculliard                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Died: June
                                                 Warrior and                                                              Died: 1705 in                                                 Died: Dec. 15, 1719           Peirce                                                                                                                                                                                            Jacob                           Died: Before March           Died: March 16,
                                                   leader                                      1706                     Woodbridge, N.J.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1741                                                    14, 1742                     1770

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John             Mary                                                            Elizabeth         James Hickman                                                                                                                          Mary                  John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       John                                                    Hannah Lewis            Jacob Duvall                       James                              Samuel                                Bellamy
                                                                      Benjamin                                                                                                                                                                     Overall            Elliott       William          Frances         Browning         Demarest          Born: March 3,                                                                                                        Bunch           Hudson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Born:                                                                                                     Born: Oct.              Born: April                      Tarleton                                                                   Born:
                                                                       Dunham                                                                                                                                                                    Born: 1701                        Whitledge         Overall        Born: 1728          Born:          1723 in Culpeper                                                                                                    Born: 1726          Born:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1703                                                                                                       6, 1721 in             19, 1715 in      Mary Miles     Died: April                                                              About 1735          Susan Roe
 7th Great-                                                          Born: Aug.         Mary Rolph                                                                                                                                               in Virginia                         Born:            Born:          Fought in         1728 in             Co., Va.                                                                                          Ann           in Hanover         1726 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Died: July                                                                                                 Hanover Co.,               Prince          Bourne         10, 1756                                                                 in Louisa            Born:
                              Kisodhi            Unknown               22, 1681            Born:                                                                                                                                                 Died: 1743                        About 1712        Aug. 22,        American            New          Fought in American                                                                                   Henning           Co., Va.        Hanover
Grandparents                                                                                                    Shubael Smith                Prudence FitzRandolph                                                                                                  24, 1738                                                                                                        Va.                  George's        Born: 1719       in St.                                                                   Co., Va.            About
                                                                    Died: Dec. 31,        1681 in                                                                                                                             Anna                in Prince                          Died:             1716         Revolution         Castle,            Revolution                                                                                                       Died: 1783         Co., Va.
                                                                                                              Born: Jan. 2, 1692             Born: Aug. 20, 1696 in            Johann                       Ulrich                                                  in Prince                                                                                                  Died: June 4,           County, Md.                      Mary's Co.,                                                              Died: 1815            1738
                                                                       1715 in          Woodbridge,                                                                                           Barbara                    Died: May 1793            William                          Aug. 5,         Died: After        Died:             Del.           Died: April 16,                                                                                                     in Louisa        Died: Jan.
                                                                                                             Died: May 31, 1769              Died: Sept. 12, 1766 in           Philipp                      Stehle                                                   William                                                                                                   1822 in Clark           Died: March                         Md.                                                                    in Louisa
                                                                    Woodbridge,             N.J.                                                                                                                          in Mifflin Co.,          Co., Va.                          1782              1745          Dec. 1803          Died:         1816 in Clark Co.,                                                                                                     Co., Va.        31, 1792
                                                                                                             in Woodbridge, N.J.                Woodbridge, N.J.               Straub                                                                                Co., Va.                                                                                                     Co., Ky.                7, 1796                                                                                                  Co., Va.
                                                                         N.J.                                                                                                                                                  Pa.                                                                                                      1803                  Ky.

                                                                        Jonathan                                                                                                                                                                John Overall                                                 James Browning
                                                                        Dunham                                     6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John Miles Duvall                                                                                                                      Charles           Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Born: 1735          Frances                               Born: About 1745 in                                                                                                                                        Solomon
 6th Great-                    Ogelo             Unknown             Born: Between             Mary Smith              Christian Gutknecht-                                                                John Stroup     Mary Stehle            Fought in                                                 Culpeper Co., Va.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Susannah                       Born: About 1745 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Allred                                    Bunch           Bellamy
                                                                                              Born: Dec. 27,                Goodnight                  Maria             Leonhard           Maria                                                                   Whitledge                                                            Hickman                      Prince George’s Co., Md.
Grandparents                                                         Jan. 7-12, 1710
                                                                                                  1717                                               Magdalena          Berkheimer        Catharina         Died: Feb.     Died: Nov. 4,          American          Born: Oct.                             Fought in American           Born: About                     Fought in American                   Anne Roselle                              Mary             Born:            Mary                    Born:         Born: 1769
                                                                     Died: Sept. 21,                                   Died: Dec. 26, 1795                                                                                    1835               Revolution                                              Revolution, possibly as a                                                                                                       James                        Possibly        Born: 1726                1765 in         in Louisa
                                                                                               Died: 1791                                                                                                    4, 1832                                                 27, 1732                                                           1745 Died:                          Revolution.                   Philomena Tarleton                          Isabel
                                                                         1748 in                                                                                                                                                                Died: March                                                      captain.                                                                                  Born: About 1754             Wilborn                         1734          Died: 1792                Louisa           Co., Va.
                                                                      Woodbridge,                                                                                                                                                                                  Died: Dec. 5,                                                        Before 1833                   Died: 1787 in St. Mary's                                                        Teague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16, 1821            1816                                  Died: About 1812                                                                              Died: June 6, 1823                                         Died: 1790                                 Co., Va.       Died: 1792
                                                                           N.J.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Co., Md.

                                                                    Samuel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nathaniel Bunch             Sarah Wade
                                                                   Dunham                Hannah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Phoebe              Born: April 23,                Ray
 5th Great-                                                     Born: May 11,          Born: About                                  Magdalena                                                                                         Annie Browning                                Mary Grable                                                                                                                                                                       John Allred                              1793
                                                                    1742 in                                       Goodnight                                          William                Ann                Robert Overall                                  Gabriel Duvall                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thompson                                        Born: 1793
                               Otondi            Unknown                                  1758                                      Berkheimer                                                                                         Born: 1780 in                               Born: Oct. 13,                                       George           Mary                                                                             John                        Born: June                          Occupation: 1850
Grandparents                                                    Woodbridge,            Died: 1826                 Born: 1761        Born: About                      Stroup              Thomas                 Born: About            Culpeper Co.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Born: Oct. 3,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1791                                                             Thomas             Abraham          Naomi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wilson                         7, 1772
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Born: 1787
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Died: 1874 in
                                                                                                                  Died: 1845                                      Born: April 27,          Born:                   1770                                             1787                                                                Taylor                              Wright        Born: 1757                        Lydia                                                         in                                           Dinsmore,
                                                                N.J. Died: Feb.         in Butler                                      1764                                                                                                 Va.                                    Died: Aug. 6,         John                         Born: 1787      Born: 1787                          Died: July            John                     Died:         Ruth           Died: Nov.                          smith, Arkansas
                                                                  18, 1824                                        in Fayette                                       1785. Died:          About 1790              Died: About                                     Died: Aug. 1,                                         Unknown                                             Born: 1755                           McCurry     Williams                   Wilburn                         Randolph,                                      Newton Co.,
                                                                                        Co., Ohio.                                                                                      Died: 1868                                      Died: After                1827                1868              Block                        Died: After     Died: About                          26, 1823                                      About                          5, 1828          N.C.              Died: Feb. 16,                 Ark.
                                                                (Slaveowner)                                       Co., Ohio                                       Nov. 3, 1863                                    1835                    1820                                                                                                                           Died: 1833                                                     1830                                                                  1859
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Slaveowner)                                          1850            1840

                                                                   Jacob Dunham          9                                                                                                                                                           George Washington                                    John S. Black       Sarah Taylor                                                                                                                                                           Samuel Thompson
                                                                 Born: June 1, 1795           Catherine                  John Stroup              Eliza Jane             Joseph                                                    Elizabeth               Overall                                       Born: Aug. 9,                                                                                                                                                                                     Allred
                                                                  in Berkeley Co.,                                       Born: About                                                                        Thomas Clark                                                              Louisiana                                Born: July                                                                                                                           Obediah C.
                                                                                              Goodnight                                           Clemmons              Kearney                                                      Davis           Born: July 4, 1820                                 1805. Farmer in        18, 1806                                      Adah                                                                                                                    Born: Oct. 6, 1809
 4th Great-                   Obongo
                                                                   Va. (Now W.V.)            Born: 1794 in                  1814                 Born: About           Occupation:
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Born: About          Born: About       Occupation: Between                 Duvall           Knox Co., Mo.,        Died: Oct.           Jonathan                 Wright            Edward                              Thomas           Mary              Wright          Malinda        Occupation: 1850                 Anna Bunch
                                                 Unknown         Occupation: 1850                                        Occupation:                                                                           1811 in                                                               Born: March                                                                                                                  Christine       Creekmore       Edna Ellis        Born: May          Jones
Grandparents                                                     Farmer in Prairie,
                                                                                                                       1850 Farmer in
                                                                                                                                               1816 in Virginia       Shoemaker in            Phoebe          Kentucky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1821 in         1850 - 1870 Farmer in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      26, 1826
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in 1850.          26, 1892 in             Abbott              Born: 1799          McCurry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wilson          Born: in        Born: in          9, 1787                          Farmer in Osage                 Born: March
                                                                                               Co., Pa.                                         Died: Feb. 12,        Moneygall, Co.                                               Kentucky            Nelson Co., Ky.                                   Died: May 19,                            Died: 1848 in           in Maryland        Born: 1790                                                                                Died:         Township, Newton                   27, 1814
                                                                  Tipton Co., Ind.                                     Tipton Co., Ind.                                                                      Died: After                                                              Died: Dec.                               Hurdland,                                                                                           Virginia        Virginia           Died:           Before
                                                                                              Died: After                                      1882 in Tipton            Offaly,                                                  Died: After         Died: Jan. 9, 1871                                 1870 in Knox                              Licking Co.,           Died: After       Died: 1844 in                                                                                                Co., Ark.                     Died: June
                                                                   Died: July 30,                                       Died: Aug. 12,                                                                          1870                                                                   18, 1855                                Knox Co.,                                                                                                           or North          March 3,          1850
                                                                                                 1870                                              Co., Ind              Ireland                                                     1870               (Slave owner)                                       Co., Mo.                                   Ohio                  1880             Missouri                                                                                               Died: Nov. 4, 1857                 21, 1893
                                                                        1865                                                1851                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mo.                                                                                                             Carolina.           1876

                                                                    Jacob Mackey
                                                                       Dunham                                            Falmouth or Fulmuth                                                                                        Christopher                                         Benjamin Payne                                                                                            10                               Elizabeth Edna                  Joseph Samuel Wright
                                                                 Born: May 7, 1824              Louisa Eliza                   Kearney                                        George Armour                                       Columbus Clark                                      Born: April 30, 1839                                                                                                Harbin Wilburn             Creekmore                                                       Frances Allred
                                                                                                  Stroup                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eliza Black               Robert Wolfley                                                McCurry                                              Born: 1819 in Kentucky
                                                                                                                         Born: About 1832 in            Charlotte           Born: 1850 in Ohio                                 Born: December 1846                   Susan C.          in Quincy, Adams                                                                                                                            Born: March 23,                                                   Born: 1834 in
 3rd Great-                                                      Occupation: Farmer
                                                                                             Born: Oct. 8, 1837                                        Hollowell                Occupation:                               Civil War: Fought on Union side            Overall          Co., Ill. Occupation:         Born: April 3,           Born: 1834 in Ohio              Rachel Abbott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Born: March 11,           1827 in Illinois
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Occupation: Farmer in Overton          Overton Co.,
                               Okoth             Unknown         in Tipton Co., Ind.,                                           Ireland                                                                    Anne                                                                                                                                                            Born: December                                                                      Co., Tenn., in 1850; Farmer in
Grandparents                                                           in 1870                in Madison Co.,             Occupation: 1870            Born: About               Farmhand in             Born: 1849        as private in 69th Regiment of            Born: June        Farmer in Knox Co.,          1837 in Quincy,           Occupation: Farmer             1835 in Licking              1823 in Indiana            Died: Jan. 15,              Carroll Co., Ark. from 1870              Tenn.
                                                                 Died: June 12, 1907               Ohio                  Farmer in Tipton Co.,        1834 in Ohio           Ellington, Adams           in Missouri        the Enrolled Missouri Militia              1849                Mo., in 1870.             Adams Co., Ill.          in Johnson County,                                        Died: July 24, 1899          1918 in Ada,                                                       Died: After
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Co., Ohio                                                                             until at least 1880
                                                                    in Okmulgee,               Died: Oct. 26,                     Ind.               Died: Sept. 11,         Co., Ill., in 1880.        Died: After        between April 30 and Oct. 4,            Died: Before       Died: April 15, 1878          Died: 1921 in               Kan., in 1880.                                         in Center, Oklahoma            Oklahoma                                                            1880
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Died: After 1900                                                                    Died: April 29, 1894 in Hale,
                                                                 Oklahoma Territory                1901                  Died: March 21, 1878             1877               Died: After 1880              1880                1864 Died: After 1930                  1920              in Knox Co., Mo.           Kansas City, Mo.            Died: July, 1895                                              Territory                Territory                              Kan.

                                                                                     Jacob William Dunham                                                                               Harry Ellington Armour                                                                                                         Charles T. Payne                                                                                   Thomas Creekmore McCurry
                                    Obiyo                                              Born: Feb. 7, 1863                          Mary Ann Kearney                                  Born: Jan. 10, 1874 in Illinois                                                                                             Born: June 1861 in Missouri                                   Della Wolfley                             Born: January 1850 in Missouri                                Margaret Belle Wright
                              Raised in Alego,                                                                                                                                                                                           Gabriella Clark
 2nd Great-                                                   Unknown           Occupation: 1920 Pharmacist in                   Born: Sept. 19, 1869 in                   Occupation: Roustabout for Magnolia Petroleum               Born: June 1877 in                             Occupation: Cattle buyer in Knox Co., Mo., in 1880; Auctioneer in Johnson Co.,             Born: May               Occupation: Farm laborer in Andrew Co., Mo., in 1870, and Elk               Born: Aug. 11, 1869 in Dry
                             Kenya, but moved to                                                                                    Tipton Co., Ind.                         Co. in El Doradao, Kan., in 1918; Oiler in oil                                                           Kan., in 1900; Farmer in Aubrey Township, Johnson County, Kan., in 1910; Tire             1863 in Ohio              Co., Kan., in 1880; Farmer in Chautauqua Co., Kan., from at                   Fork, Carroll Co., Kan.
Grandparents                 Kendu Bay, Kenya,
                                                                                          Wichita, Kan.
                                                                                                                                 Died: Aug. 13, 1936 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     repair shop worker in Rosedale City, Wyanotte Co., Kan., in 1920; Livestock dealer        Died: Between                                                                                        Died: Nov. 28, 1935 in Elk City,
                                                                               Died: Aug. 13, 1936 in Wichita, Kan.                                                        fields in Wichita, Kan., in 1920; working an oil             Died: After 1930                                                                                                                                                                   least 1900 to at least 1920
                              as a young man.                                                                                        Wichita, Kan.                                  lease in 1930. Died: After 1930                                                                             in Kansas City, Wyanotte Co., Kan., in 1930. Died: After 1930                   1900 – 1910                                  Died: 1939 in Peru, Kan.                                            Kan.

                                                                                                                                                 Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham Sr.                                                                                                                                                                                   Rolla Charles Payne
                                                      Obama                                                                                                                                                 Ruth Lucille Armour                                                                                                                            Born: Aug. 23, 1892 in Olathe, Kan.
   Great                             Born in Kendu Bay, Kenya, but moved                                                                        Born: Dec. 25, 1894 in Argonia, Kan.                        Born: Sept. 1, 1900                                                                                                                                                                                      Leona McCurry                                      Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham Sr.
                                                                                          Nyaoke                                          Occupation: Automobile mechanic in Wichita, Kan.,                                                                                                                                                           Occupation: Bookkeeper for oil well supply
                                      back to Alego, Kenya. He had three                                                                                                                                         in Illinois                                                                                                                                                                                       Born: May 1897 in
Grandparents                           other wives, one of whom is the                                                                     in 1920; later worked for Boeing Aircraft in the                                                                                                                                                         company in Tulsa, Okla., in 1917; bookkeeper for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He was named for one of America’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Died: Nov. 25, 1926                                                                                                                       oil company in Augusta City, Kan., in 1930.                                                                       greatest poets, but Barack Obama’s
                                       mother of his daughter, Dorsila.                                                                                  tooling department.                                  in Wichita, Kan.                                                                                                                                                                                      Died: After 1930
                                                                                                                                                 Died: Oct. 4, 1970 in Wichita, Kan.                                                                                                                                                                              Died: October 1968                                                                                    great-grandfather Ralph Waldo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emerson Dunham never cared for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        his name. “It embarrassed him,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        said daughter Virginia Goeldner.
                                                               11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stanley Armour Dunham                                                                               Dunham was an outdoorsman but he
                                                 Helima               Hussein Onyango                              Akumu                                                                                                                                                            12                                                                           Born: March 3, 1918 in Kansas                                                                          had a tender side. “He told me
                                              (First wife of                Obama                     (Second wife of Hussein Onyango                                                                                                                                                         Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama                                       Army Sergeant in World War II.                  13                                                      once: ‘If a dad has to tell their kids
Grandparents                                  Hussein, no            Born: 1895 in Kenya             Obama. Mother of Barack Obama Sr.                                                                                                                                                    (Third wife of Hussein Onyango Obama.                                      Married: May 5, 1940.                              Madelyn Lee Payne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Born: October 1922 in Kansas                         whether he loves them or not, he’s
                                                children)                Died: 1979                           and two sisters)                                                                                                                                                           Mother of Omar, Zeituni, Yusuf and Sayed)                              Occupation: Furniture salesman.                                                                         not doing his job right,’” Goeldner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Died: Feb. 8, 1992 in Honolulu, Hawaii               Occupation: Bank vice president
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        said.“He said, ‘If you love your kids,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        they feel it.’ ”

                                                                                                             14                                                                           Stanley Ann Dunham
                                                                                                                       Barack Hussein Obama Sr.                                         (Barack Obama’s mother)
                                                            Kezia                                                       (Barack Obama’s father.)                                      Born: Nov. 29, 1942, in Kansas                           Lolo Soetoro
                                      (First wife of Barack Hussein Obama Sr. Mother                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ruth                        Unknown
    Parents                            of Abongo (Roy) Obama, Auma Obama, Abo
                                                                                                                       Born: 1936 in Alego, Kenya                                             Married: 1960                          (Stanley Ann’s second husband,                       (Barack Sr.’s third wife.        (Barack Sr.’s fourth
                                                                                                                  Occupation: Kenya government official                             Occupation: Cultural anthropologist                    Barack’s stepfather.)                         Mother of Mark and David.)             partner.)                         Omar
                                               Obama and Bernard Obama.)                                              Died: 1982 in Nairobi, Kenya                                          Died: Nov. 7, 1995                      Born: Jan. 2, 1930 Died: Jan. 1987                                                                                   (Oldest son of Hussein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Onyango and Sarah             Zeituni        Yusuf         Sayed

                               15                                                                                                          Barack Obama                                                         Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
                                   Abongo        15             15            15                                               Born: Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii                                            Born: Jan. 17, 1964 in Chicago, Ill.             15                15                        15     15
                                    (Roy)             Auma                                                     Occupation: Democratic presidential candidate for 2008 election; elected                    Occupation: Vice president of community and                  Maya
    Siblings                                          Obama
                                                                      Abo          Bernard
                                                                                                                U.S. Senator in 2004; former state senator and law instructor at the                        external affairs at the University of Chicago             Soetoro            Mark         David               George
                                   Obama                             Obama         Obama                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Deceased)
                                                                                                                                 University of Chicago Law School.                                                         Medical Center.                             Born:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aug. 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Stanley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ann and
    Children                                                                                                                                                                  Malia Obama                  Natasha “Sasha” Obama                                        Lolo
                                                                                                                                                                              Born: 1999                         Born: 2001                                           Soetoro)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Elizabeth Edna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jacob Mackey Dunham                                                                                                                                                                                                          McCurry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and wife Louisa Eliza                                                                                                                                                                                                        wife of
SOURCES: To trace Barack Obama’s her-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Harbin Wilburn
itage, the Sun-Times started with his                    Gabriel Duvall Sr.’s second                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stroup Dunham
book, Dreams From My Father: A Story of                    cousin Gabriel Duvall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           McCurry
Race and Inheritance, and the genealogi-                                                                                                                                                    Sarah Obama
cal research of William Addams                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Obama’s great-great-great-
                                                        Gabriel Duvall shared the name of                                                                                                                                                                                                  grandfather, Jacob Mackey                                                                                                                                                                                             Pro-slavery “bushwackers”
Reitwiesner on Reitwiesner’s Web site,                                                                                                                                                    Sarah Obama was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        burned their home, killed
www.wargs.com. In addition, we verified                 his second cousin — Barack                                                                                                        just 16 when she                                                                                 Dunham was a farmer in
information and dug up new facts with                   Obama’s direct ancestor — and                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tipton County, Ind., in the                                                                                                                                                                                           their son and nearly blind-
documents on Ancestry.com, in state                                                                                                                                                       married Obama’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ed their infant daughter
archives, from public libraries and from                spent more than six decades in                                                                                                    grandfather. She’s                                                                               1870s. He later owned
other sources. Those who helped include                 public life, including serving in                                                                                                                                                                                                  restaurants and a confec-                                                                                                                                                                                             with fiery coals.
                                                                                                                                                                                          really his step-
Sam Dunnam of Dunham-Singletary                         Congress. He was a close friend of                                                                                                grandmother, but                                                                                 tionary in the Oklahoma
Family Connections, Donna Dodson of the                 Thomas Jefferson, but it was
Newton County (Ark.) Historical Society,                                                                                                                                                  Barack Obama                                                                                     Territory, where he died in
Virginia genealogist Brigitte Burkett,                  President James Madison who                                                                                                       calls her                                                                                        1907, according to research
genealogist Christopher Challender Child                tapped him to served on the U.S.                                                                                                  “Granny.”                                                                                        by David Lee Dunham.
of the New England Historic Genealogical                Supreme Court in 1811. He was
Society, David Lee Dunham, Leon
McCurry, Robert Mardock, Rae Janette                    also a major slave owner, owning
McCurry Marshall, Virginia Goeldner and                 as many as 37 slaves at one point.
Maya Soetoro-Ng.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SCOTT FORNEK AND GREG GOOD~SUN-TIMES GRAPHIC