John Jay – Supreme cousin!


First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States as my 5th cousin, 8 times removed — should get me out of at least a parking ticket on the Mall!  Well, that would imply the pedigrees were accurate.  I was pleased to see the ever-present PRIVATE was missing from both lines.  Beyond my 8th great grandfather, I will need to prove out 4 more generations to arrive at the MRCA, John Phillips (1536-1626).  But, that would be an interesting To Do.  Looking at the pedigree supplied for Justice Jay, I was amazed to see that his great great grandfather sired a son at the age of 9! Possible some creative name matching here with little thought to “could not have really been the right person”?



About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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