Scott Brown Is Obama's Cousin
Both their mothers descended from 17th-century Massachusetts man
By Andre Mercier,  Newser User
Posted Jan 30, 2010 10:02 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 31, 2010 5:31 AM CST
Meet Scott Brown, the filibuster buster and President Obama's 10th cousin through a 102-year-old Massachusetts man who died in 1687.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – A genealogy group has discovered that Barack Obama has an unlikely branch on the right wing of his family tree—Massachusetts senator-elect Scott Brown is his 10th cousin through a 17th-century Bay State ancestor from whom both men's mothers descended. The New England Historic Genealogical Society had previously found the president is also related to seven of his Oval Office predecessors, Brad Pitt, and investor Warren Buffet, reports the Los Angeles Times.