George Clooney and Abraham Lincoln Are Distantly Related

The following excerpt is from the November 4, 2012 edition of

This week, an expert at revealed that George Clooney and Abraham Lincoln are distantly related. And the timing is just oh-so perfect, as ‘Lincoln’ is set to hit theaters in limited release on November 9.

Apparently, George is a half-first cousin five times removed. Lincoln’s mom, Nancy Hanks, was the half-sister of Clooney’s fourth great-grandma, Marry Ann Sparrow.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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