Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Obama's Mormon Ancestry

President Barack Obama's Mormon Ancestry

Barack Obama is the first United States president known to have Mormon ancestry.

President Obama is a great-great-grandson of Nancy Ann Childress Osburn Armour Turner, who was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS).

President Obama's Mormon Ancestor
Genealogical research reveals that the much-married Nancy Ann Childress (1848-1924) is President Barack Obama's Mormon ancestor. She married 1) James Osburn in 1868, 2) George W. Armour (ca. 1849-1889) in 1871, and 3) James T. Turner who had previously married Nancy's sister, Sarah Catharine. Nancy and James were wed in 1897.

Nancy was born in Clark County, Missouri, the daughter of John Milton and Nancy (Conyers) Childress. (In some records the surname is spelled Childers.) She died in St. Mary's Township, Hancock Co., Illinois. Both of her parents had been born in Kentucky. Her three marriages all took place in Lewis, County, Missouri and there is no indication that any of them were bigamous.

1 comment:

Breanne said...

That is interesting. Many people have Mormon ancestry. Some have chose to keep the faith while others choose to leave the faith.