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From: Sam Sloan <>
Subject: Re: Was Babur really a descendant of Genghis Khan and Tamurlane?
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 11:33:49 -0400
At 02:48 PM 10/13/2001 GMT, Frank Johansen wrote:
>If you take a look at
> http://www.dreamwater.net/regiment/RoyalArk/India/mughal2.htm you can
>see that the ancestors are traced back in at least six generations to
>the rulers of Transoxania (Uzbekistan). Unfortunately, Mr. Buyers has
>not yet completed the section about Uzbekistan.
I want to thank you very much for this. I have just spent the last several
days studying this website and I have made extensive use of the information
I have not used all the information on it, for the simple reason that it
would take me months to do so. Mr. Buyers has all the Mughal Rulers of
India on his site. Most of the Mughal Rulers of India had at least 15 wives
and many had more than 50 children. Obviously, trying to trace the family
trees of these people would be a monumental task.
I have posted the most essential information on my web site at
http://www.anusha.com/pafx2.htm Note that this is my own family tree, not
the Royal Family of Europe tree, which is at a different location at
http://www.ishipress.com/royalfam/pafx2.htm . This is also not the same as
my Thomas Jefferson Family Tree, which is at
I would like very much to find a connecting relative to connect my three
family trees together, but so far I have been unable to find one.
The reason that the Mughal Rules of India are on my personal Family Tree is
that I have a daughter named Shamema whose mother is a member of the Royal
Family of Chitral Pakistan. The Royal Family of Chitral Pakistan claims to
be descended from a nephew of Babur, the First Mughal Ruler of India, and
from both Genghis Khan and Timurlane. However, I spent all day yesterday in
the New York Public Library and was not able to find their connection.
I personally believe that the Royal Family of Chitral is descended from
Genghis Khan, because the second son of Genghis Khan, whose name is spelled
Jagatai, Chughtay and various other ways, was the ruler of Kashgaria, an
area which probably included or boardered on Chitral. Moreover, Chughtay
had 14 children. Although none of them succeeded him, it seems highly
probable that one of his descendants became a ruler of Chitral.
Chughtay or Jagatai seems to have been the only son of Genghis Khan who did
not try to expand his empire and conquer new territory. It appears that he
preferred to make love, not war.
Babur, Emperor of India, and his descendants are on my website starting at
The most famous was Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal.
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