Barack Obama's Caucasian Heritage



                     /Jacob William Dunham b: 7 Feb 1863 d: 13 Aug 1936
/Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham b: 25 Dec 1894 d: 4 Oct 1970
| \Mary Ann Kearney b: 19 Sep 1869 d: 13 Aug 1936
/Stanley Armour Dunham b: 23 Mar 1918 d: 8 Feb 1992
| | /Harry Ellington Armour b: Jan 1874
| \Ruth Lucille Armour b: 1 Sep 1900 d: 25 Nov 1926
| | /Christopher Columbus Clark b: 1846 d: aft 1920
| \Gabriella Clark b: Jun 1877
| | /Robert Overall
| | /George Washington Overall
| | | \Annie Browning =>
| \Susan C. Overall b: 1849 d: bef 1920
| | /Gabriel Duvall b: 3 Oct 1787 d: 1 Aug 1827 =>
| \Louisiana Duvall b: 26 Mar 1826 d: 18 Dec 1855
| \Mary Grable b: 13 Oct 1791 d: 6 Aug 1868
Ann Dunham b: 29 Nov 1942 d: 7 Nov 1995
| /Salmon Payne b: abt 1796 d: aft 1850
| /Benjamin Payne b: 30 Apr 1839 d: 15 Apr 1878
| | \Elizabeth Lnu b: abt 1806 d: aft 1850
| /Charles T. Payne b: Jun 1861
| | \Eliza Black b: 3 Apr 1837 d: 1921
| /Rolla Charles Payne b: 23 Aug 1892 d: Oct 1968
| | \Della ? b: May 1863
\Madelyn Lee Payne b: abt 1922
\Leona McCurry b: abt May 1897



Political Machine Buzz Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama canceled campaign events for Thursday and Friday because his 85-year-old grandmother has fallen seriously ill, and he plans to fly to Hawaii to be with her. Obama's grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Payne Dunham, helped raise him. Here, he poses with them during the 1980s. Stanley Dunham died in 1992.
Events originally planned for Madison, Wis., and Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday will be replaced by one in Indianapolis before he makes the long flight to Hawaii. On Friday, Obama's wife, Michelle, will sub for Obama at rallies in Akron and Columbus, in Ohio, said campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Obama was expected to resume campaigning on Saturday, at an undecided location in the West, she said.
"Sen. Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has always been one of the most important people in his life, along with his mother and his grandfather," Gibbs said. "Recently his grandmother has become ill and in the last few weeks her health has deteriorated to the point where her situation is very serious. It is for that reason that Sen. Obama has decided to change his schedule on Thursday and Friday so that he can see her and spend some time with her." Citing the family's desire for privacy, Gibbs would not discuss the nature of Dunham's illness. It seemed likely that she was close to death, as Gibbs said that "everyone understands the decision that Sen. Obama is making." Dunham turns 86 on Sunday.
It could be a momentous one in his bid for the White House against Republican John McCain, with Election Day just two weeks away on Nov. 4.

Mrs. Cheney's spokeswoman Ginny Justice gave CNN's Ed Henry more details, saying the two unlikely relatives are related through a French Huguenot named Mareen Duvall. Cheney and Obama are both descendants of her.

According to Justice, the vice president is related to her through "the first" Richard Cheney, who came to America in the 1650's. His granddaughter married Samuel Duvall, son of Mareen Duvall.

Obama is related to Cheney through Mareen Duvall, a 17th century immigrant from France.

Obama is sworn into the Senate by his eighth cousin, Vice President Cheney.

Mareen and Susannah Duvall were Obama's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents and Cheney's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents.



Barack Obama teared during a rally in Charlotte on Monday as he spoke about his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who passed away, at age 86 of cancer, on the last day of his campaign. Obama told a hushed crowd "Some of you heard that my grandmother who helped raise me passed away this morning. She has gone home, she died peacefully in her sleep with my sister at her side. So there is a great joy as well as tears. "I am not going to talk about it too long because it is hard for me to talk about it," he went on.

HONOLULU Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.

Obama announced the news from the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. The joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said Dunham died peacefully late Sunday night after a battle with cancer.

They said: "She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances."

Obama learned of her death Monday morning while he was campaigning in Jacksonville, Fla. He planned to go ahead with campaign appearances. The family said a private ceremony would be held later.

Republican John McCain issued condolences to his opponent. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to them as they remember and celebrate the life of someone who had such a profound impact in their lives," the statement by John and Cindy McCain said.

Last month, Obama took a break from campaigning and flew to Hawaii to be with Dunham as her health declined.

Obama said the decision to go to Hawaii was easy to make, telling CBS that he "got there too late" when his mother died of ovarian cancer in 1995 at 53, and wanted to make sure "that I don't make the same mistake twice."





Below are the only twenty-three responses on the Rootsweb Surname Group mailing list, both during and since the election of President Barack Obama and during the illness and death of his grandmother Madalyn Payne Durham. This is one of the biggest reasons why I quit keeping the EXCEL SPREADSHEET for the Payne Family DNA Group.

If you'll read the responses to a question posed regarding President Elect Barack Obama's Great Uncle you can see the overall opinion in this small sampling of Payne family ancestors.  I was close to this group for several years and found a reluctance for this group to accept outside races while doing research.  Without naming names I think that it implies a feeling of reluctance to accept facts that those from another race or ethnicity are capable of enjoying the company of others. The surname concept, while being explained by members with the intelligence to do so, cannot explain this reluctance of concern for a man of mixed races who is just as proud of his Payne surname, and maybe more than many of us with the same surname.



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1. Re: [PAYNE] BARACK OBAMA'S GREAT UNCLE [1]
Apparently, the great uncle of Barack Obama who entered Buchenwald was named Charlie Payne. Does anyone have any information about him? I would be interested in seeing which set of Paynes Barack Obama belongs to.
2. Re: [PAYNE] BARACK OBAMA'S GREAT UNCLE [0.924171]
I have seen by googling the Paynes are from Kansas but this is Barack's grandparents so I don't know about his uncle. Marianne Dillow john payne <johnthepayne@yahoo.com> wrote: Apparently, the great uncle of Barack Obama who entered Buchenwald was named Charlie Payne. Does anyone have any information about him? I would be interested in seeing which set of Paynes Barack Obama belongs to. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to PAYNE-request@rootsweb.
3. Re: [PAYNE] BARACK OBAMA'S GREAT UNCLE [0.922356]
It has Peru, Kansas in the 1920's. Marianne Dillow john payne <johnthepayne@yahoo.com> wrote: He was Barack's grandmother's brother, so same family. --- On Thu, 5/29/08, marianne dillow wrote: > From: marianne dillow > Subject: Re: [PAYNE] BARACK OBAMA'S GREAT UNCLE > To: johnthepayne@yahoo.com, payne@rootsweb.com > Date: Thursday, May 29, 2008, 11:53 PM > I have seen by googling the Paynes are from Kansas but this > is Barack's grandparents so I don't know about his > uncle. > > Marianne Di
4. Re: [PAYNE] BARACK OBAMA'S GREAT UNCLE [0.922356]
Check out this website for genealogy of obama _http://www.wargs.com/political/obama.html_ (http://www.wargs.com/political/obama.html) In a message dated 5/29/2008 11:43:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, johnthepayne@yahoo.com writes: Apparently, the great uncle of Barack Obama who entered Buchenwald was named Charlie Payne. Does anyone have any information about him? I would be interested in seeing which set of Paynes Barack Obama belongs to. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe f
5. [PAYNE] Obama's Payne grandmother [0.912341]
I guess someone had to ask the question: Does anyone have information about Madeline PAYNE Dunham, the grandmother of presidential candidate Obama? Supposedly, her Payne ancestry connects her with a Payne family in 18th-century Virginia. Not trying to start a political discussion at all. Just have a curious cousin. Thanks, Patrick
6. [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in Missouri [0.873618]
Here is a link to an online tree for Obama ... this is where it stops Can anyone take it back from there? 56. Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in Missouri and died 15 April 1878 in Knox County, Missouri. 57. Eliza C. BLACK was born 3 April 1837 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois and died in 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri. Benjamin and Eliza married sometime before the 4 July 1860 where they are enumerated in the U.S. federal census of Warren, Marion county, Missouri. In 1860 and 1870 th
7. Re: [PAYNE] PAYNE Digest, Vol 3, Issue 127 [0.869713]
I know this is hateful, but I don't intend to look and see because I don't want to be related to Obama. Walter Payne Goff --- On Wed, 10/22/08, payne-request@rootsweb.com <payne-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: > From: payne-request@rootsweb.com <payne-request@rootsweb.com> > Subject: PAYNE Digest, Vol 3, Issue 127 > To: payne@rootsweb.com > Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 3:01 AM > Today's Topics: > > 1. Obama's Payne grandmother (Patrick Payne) > 2. Re: Obama's Payne grandmother (marianne dillow
8. Re: [PAYNE] PAYNE Digest, Vol 3, Issue 127 [0.869713]
Good heavens........let's get off this political rant. It is disgraceful. This is not the place to express political views. Deborah Smith Zorach On 22-Oct-08, at 4:28 PM, Walter Goff wrote: > I know this is hateful, but I don't intend to look and see because I > don't want to be related to Obama. > > Walter Payne Goff > > > --- On Wed, 10/22/08, payne-request@rootsweb.com > <payne-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: > >> From: payne-request@rootsweb.com <payne-request@rootsweb.com> >> Subject: PAYNE Di
9. Re: [PAYNE] PAYNE Digest, Vol 3, Issue 127 [0.869713]
Sorry if I offended anyone. My postinhgs were related to genealogy not politics. As Charles Payne just posted, "We can pick our nose but we can't pick our kin." Peace ! Marianne Dillow --- On Wed, 10/22/08, Deborah Zorach wrote: > From: Deborah Zorach > Subject: Re: [PAYNE] PAYNE Digest, Vol 3, Issue 127 > To: payne@rootsweb.com > Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 3:57 PM > Good heavens........let's get off this political rant. > It is > disgracef
10. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne grandmother [0.863983]
Hi, I am interested in this JOhn Payne. I have been searching for a John Payne Married to an ANN with son Thomas. This particular John Payne left a will in craven Co. NC in 1753. Is there a possible connection to the one you mention? thanks diane ----- Original Message ----- From: "marianne dillow" <mdillow31@verizon.net> To: "Patrick Payne" <ppayne1203@earthlink.net> Cc: "Payne-L" <Payne-L@rootsweb.com> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 10:07 PM Subject: Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne grandmother > Hi Pa
11. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in ... [0.863983]
Hi, This guy who I can't pronounce his name works for the Library of Congess I believe, plus he works with Gary Boyd Roberts,, who is a professional genealogist, and has many works on Presidents and Vice Presidents and has written books on this going back to England. I believe there are about 16 Presidents who descend fron the Plantagenets and actualy are kin to each other starting there. Marianne Dillow --- On Wed, 10/22/08, Idadeal@aol.com wrote: > From: Idadeal@aol.com
12. [PAYNE] Paynes and Obama [0.863983]
Please would those chasing a link, or getting into US politics a) learn to cut a message down to one repetition and b) keep the US election where it belongs, in the US since you can't tell the difference between votes and chads! The last man to express honest intentions about the US election was Saddam when he offered to do a fair count and in the UK Guy Fawkes when he tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament!
13. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne grandmother [0.861447]
Hi Diane, I checked my data but I don't see a Thomas. But that might not mean anything. John Payne, Jr's parents are John Payne, Sr who married Margaret Robinson.. some say she was a Jennings. They were in Old Rappahannock Co., Va too but as the generations of Thacker and Payne come down to me they were in Middlesex Co., Va. I'm afraid I don't know anything about NC. Sorry ! Marianne Dillow --- On Tue, 10/21/08, MDNA wrote: > From: MDNA > Subject: Re:
14. Re: [PAYNE] PAYNE Digest, Vol 3, Issue 127 [0.852217]
Hey, kinfolk..... I get enough political stuff from other sources. Can we please refrain from injecting such in this list? It has nothing to do with our family history searching and can be insulting to some of our friends and family. We should just focus on why we're here and that's to learn more about our family. If we want to harangue one another on political things, we can go some other place to do it. I'm here becasue I want to learn as much as I can about the Payne family. And, yes, occasionally we w
15. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was bornabout 1838 in ... [0.849389]
I don't think so. Sarah Palin's lineage goes back to Massachusetts. You can google it. I think she might have an ancestor of the Mayflower. Marianne Dillow --- On Thu, 10/23/08, MDNA <y8g3n2ws@coastalnet.com> wrote: > From: MDNA <y8g3n2ws@coastalnet.com> > Subject: Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was bornabout 1838 in ... > To: payne@rootsweb.com > Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 12:17 AM > I wonder if Palin is a variation of Paine??? > I would like to be related to Sarah Palin.
16. [PAYNE] Monongalia County, (West) Virginia ... - Google Book Search [0.849389]
This Jesse Payne appears to be the grandfather of Benjamin T., or F., Payne, and the father of Francis Thomas Payne. You will see that Jesse had a son named Francis in this document. This looks like Barack Obama's lineage back to Monongalia West Va. an area which is now Va. Billy Payne http://books.google.com/books?id=JolKzWaFPM4C&pg=PA14&lpg=PA14&dq=monongalia+co+va+jesse+payne&source=web&ots=zomJcse7bG&sig=hDy3yH4Gn3Qb1MR9Wi9zAxBBFo4&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result
17. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne grandmother [0.848341]
Hi Patrick, I can't hook Barack up to my Payne line which is Henry Thacker, Jr. married Elizabeth Payne that was in Old Rappahannock Co., Va. Her father is John Payne, Jr who married Anne Walker daughter of Lt. Col. John Waler who married the widow of Col. Henry Fleet.. Sarah Fleet. They were all in Old Rappahannock Co., Va. But in the 9th and 10th generations on Barack's ancestry I am cousins through his mother and through my Mother's lineage of Henry Thacker, SR. and his wife Eltonhead Conway. She
18. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was bornabout 1838 in ... [0.835703]
I wonder if Palin is a variation of Paine??? I would like to be related to Sarah Palin. She is really a sharp lady. Not your typical Predatory Politician, as has become standard in Washington. Ima Real Paine ----- Original Message ----- From: <Gaylanita@aol.com> Subject: Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was bornabout 1838 in ... >I care. I hope he's in mine. I have several Missouri Paynes in my line to > check out. I'm getting to work on it right now. Thanks for the information >
19. [PAYNE] Barack Obama's Lineage [0.834796]
According to what I can find from different sources, Benjamin T., or F., Payne was born in 1838, or 1839,. His parents were Francis Thomas Payne, born 19 Aug. 1794 in Monongalia Co. West Va. ( now Va. ). One source says he was born that date in Ky. Francis Thomas Payne married Harriet Bowles, 2 Jan 1822, in Bourban Ky. He died 28 Nov 1867 in Mo. Parents of Francis Thomas Payne were Jesse Payne and Rebeccah Crenshaw. I am going to try to forward a document from Monongalia West Va. records about this Jesse P
20. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in ... [0.829788]
There is a little more at _http://www.wargs.com/political/obama.html_ (http://www.wargs.com/political/obama.html) reliability unknown Ida In a message dated 10/21/2008 11:03:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, DNHAMILL@aol.com writes: Here is a link to an online tree for Obama ... this is where it stops Can anyone take it back from there? 56. Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in Missouri and died 15 April 1878 in Knox County, Missouri. 57. Eliza C. BLACK was born 3 April 1837 in Quincy,
21. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in ... [0.829788]
In a message dated 10/21/2008 11:03:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, DNHAMILL@aol.com writes: Here is a link to an online tree for Obama ... this is where it stops Can anyone take it back from there? 56. Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in Missouri and died 15 April 1878 in Knox County, Missouri. 57. Eliza C. BLACK was born 3 April 1837 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois and died in 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri. Benjamin and Eliza married sometime before the 4 July 1860 where they
22. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in ... [0.829788]
Do we have to keep sending the same thing over and over. Enough. Who cares? I sure hope he isn't in my family tree. Norma Idadeal@aol.com wrote: In a message dated 10/21/2008 11:03:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, DNHAMILL@aol.com writes: Here is a link to an online tree for Obama ... this is where it stops Can anyone take it back from there? 56. Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in Missouri and died 15 April 1878 in Knox County, Missouri. 57. Eliza C. BLACK was born 3 April 1837 in
23. Re: [PAYNE] Obama's Payne ancestor: Benjamin T. PAYNE was born about 1838 in ... [0.829788]
I care. I hope he's in mine. I have several Missouri Paynes in my line to check out. I'm getting to work on it right now. Thanks for the information fellow researchers. Gayl In a message dated 10/22/2008 2:29:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time, nornyberg@yahoo.com writes: Do we have to keep sending the same thing over and over. Enough. Who cares? I sure hope he isn't in my family tree. Norma Idadeal@aol.com wrote: In a message dated 10/21/2008 11:03:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, DNHAMIL

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