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From: Sam Sloan <>
Subject: Re: President Bush's celebrity cousins
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 19:41:53 -0500
At 09:22 AM 2/16/2002 -0600, Doug McDonald wrote:
>I have looked for famous cousins of my own, and so far I can find
>very few, none of whom are very modern. To wit, I have found
>1) Jesse James
I think you are mistaken.
Although the grandparents of Jesse James are known, his ancestry beyond
that is not known.
Just about everybody nowadays is trying to claim a relationship with Jesse
James, but nobody can prove it.
I have a great great uncle named Joseph Martin James. This might make me a
relative of Jesse James, if somebody could prove who the great-grandfather
of Jesse James was.