∏ 2B | CONTROVERSY | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2007
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2007
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES | CONTROVERSY | 3B ∏
| A SPECIAL REPORT
THE OBAMA 1
FAMILY TREE 1
10th Great- Miwiru Unknown Died: Oct. 31, 1662
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
black-lined boxes, please turn to pages 4B and 5B.
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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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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:
Children Malia Obama Natasha “Sasha” Obama Lolo
Born: 1999 Born: 2001 Soetoro)
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